The aim of the course is to prepare participants for software testing of applications and larger functional units. The course includes a final test, on the basis of which the successful participant will receive the Aj Ty v IT certificate.
Why do we organise Women Tester Academy for Women from Ukraine?
Many women from Ukraine who fled the war cannot do the work they used to do at home. We therefore want to offer them the possibility of retraining to start working in IT, which will enable them to find work not only in Slovakia, but also in Ukraine, once the war is over and they may return home. The IT sector lacks a lot of specialists and at the same time offers interesting work, high-quality financial compensation and flexible working hours. Just as we believe that it is a good career option for Slovak women, we also believe that it is an excellent opportunity for women from Ukraine.
The course is in English language.
Deadline for registrations
Register until March 28, 2023. After that, the selection of participants will take place, we will inform the registered participants whether they have been selected for the course or not. The latest date you will receive the information is April 05, 2023.
Selection of participants
The decisive criterion in the selection is the motivation why the applicant wants to participate in the academy and how she plans to use the acquired knowledge. We therefore recommend paying extra attention to these parts when filling out the registration. We also take into account the level of English knowledge.
What does the course include
- 16 lessons lasting 3 hours for 8 weeks (lessons twice a week), a total of 48 hours. Attendance at the lessons is mandatory and to receive a certificate you need to have at least 80% attendance at the lessons.
- Part of the course is certification as the 17th lesson and a subsequent discussion with the lecturers.
- Online support via Discord.
In addition to the lessons themselves, the course also includes other events and subjects:
- Workshop How to learn
- Klaudia Bednárová, director of the Bridge – English Language Centre, will guide you through the workshop. It will introduce you to basic techniques for learning and improving in a foreign language, and you can apply these techniques to learning technical skills. Workshop lasts for 1 hour.
- Workshop to support career change
- This workshop will help you to more easily find employment within the IT industry or advance in a new job following completion of the course. You will be guided through the workshop by Zuzana Jojićová, who is a mentor, consultant and coach. The participants are divided into two groups. The duration of the workshop is 4 hours and each group has it on a different weekend day and time.
- #IamRemarkable workshop
- Lola Onipko leads this workshop as a part of Google’s initiative to empower women and underrepresented groups to celebrate their achievements in and out of the workplace. The workshop lasts 1.5 hours.
- Discussion with graduates of the course
- At the moderated discussion, you will have the opportunity to ask the graduates about their experiences with applying after the course and anything that will interest you as a future graduate. The discussion lasts 1 hour.
- CV workshop
- IT headhunter Lucia Štellerová you through how to write a resume, motivation letter and how to prepare for an interview. The workshop lasts 2 hours.
- Workshop on salary negotiation
- Lecturer Viktor Kostický will introduce you to the techniques of how to negotiate a salary and will explain the factors that influence the negotiation. The workshop lasts 1.5 hours.
- LinkedIn workshop
- Veronika Pizano will explain how to use LinkedIn, what is important when creating a profile, how to find relevant contacts and job offers on it. The workshop lasts 1.5 hours.
- Preparation for the technical interview
- The lecturer Martin Škarbala will guide you through the process, which takes place as the technical part of the interviews. It lasts 1 hour.
What the course participant needs
- live in Slovakia,
- effective knowledge of English (at least level B1 or B2),
- stable internet connection,
- enough time (approxinately 15 hours per week – counting the lessons and the preparation for lessons).
What the participant will know at the end of the course
- the basics of testing
- exploratory testing
- Session Based Testing
- knowledge of test creation techniques (white/black box at ISTQB Foundation Level)
- tools for testing, test management and reporting (jira)
- SQL – the ability to write simpler select and insert
- the basics of API testing
- working with Git
In case of any questions, contact Anna Prytysk, Project Manager, at [email protected].
Viktória Fuhrmannová is a graduate of one of the first years of the Women Tester Academy. After graduating from STU, he worked in marketing for several years, but the combination of creative and technical thinking only began in software testing. She enjoys passing on the knowledge she has acquired from manual testing and is getting to know the world of automation intensively on a current project.
Matej Kukučka got into testing by chance, it resulted from a situation at work, and almost 15 years have passed since then, and he still enjoys testing. He has held several positions, but he is most attracted to working with people, whether with end customers as a UAT coordinator or with colleagues as a test lead. He currently works as the head of the SW testing department at SANAE and the competence leader for testing within the Slovak branch of Artin.
Maroš Kutschy is "Technical Lead - QA" at NESS KE, s.r.o. His hobby is automation testing, he specializes in the Java Selenium Cucumber framework. He is the author of the Jasecu Automation Framework: https://github.com/maroskutschy/Jasecu. He likes to coach, mentor and help people enter the world of testing, in 2022 he was a speaker at the Testing United conferences in Prague and Nordic Testing Days in Tallinn. He likes personal development books and working out in the gym.
Patrik Zakovič's first encountered testing while still at university. As a manual tester, he went through various projects from the banking environment and has been working in this area for almost 6 years. The last period is devoted exclusively to test automation and RPA. He currently works at Slovenská sporiteľna, a.s., where he participated in building a platform for test automation and robotization of processes.