October 25, 2015

Would it be good for an automated tester using WebDriver and Java to work towards Java Programming I certification?

So far, I have been doing well as an automated tester at my job. I've been doing well picking up Selenium WebDriver, figuring out how to automate our shopping cart regression tests, adding to the test suite, and remembering my coursework in Computer Science and Software Engineering that I studied long, long ago.

... I was wondering, though: to become more well rounded, should I pursue working to a goal such as a Java Programming I certification? It might help force me to learn the real ins and out of the language.

October 13, 2015

Fitbit-Boston is looking for Java developers who know Python, Hibernate, Spring, AspectJ, MySQL, Cassandra, ActiveMQ, Kafka

I just heard that my company, Fitbit Boston, is looking for a Site Reliability Engineer, so I wanted to pass that information along. We're over in a new office by the Moakley Courthouse, near the Barking Crab and South Station. Contact me for more information!

October 8, 2015

Fitbit hands out smoothies in Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA

Fitbit - Boston smoothie giveway
Kendall Square, 
One Broadway, Cambridge, MA
Thursday, October 8th, 2015  11:00 am - 2:00 pm

One of my favorite things about working at Fitbit is their many outreach programs in the tech community, and that all employees are welcome to participate. I can get so focused on designing automated tests for our eCommerce platform. Volunteering gives me an opportunity to get away from my desk, away from the office, and out into the world where people are using our products.

So far, I've had fun back in June working the booth at Boston TechJam and handed out free ice cream at One Kendall Square. I hadn't done anything like that in a while, so it was nice to help out our team!