Johanna South has been actively testing or evangelizing software testing concepts for a little over a decade. She has worked in various roles throughout the Software Development Lifecycle, including manual and automation testing, systems analyst, and leading full-stack software development teams. Her broad understanding of delivering quality software gives her a unique perspective in which to pull ideas. Johanna is currently a Sr. Director of QA for TwinSpires.com. Also, she leads her organization’s Testing Center of Excellence and is responsible for ensuring application performance across multiple platforms. Her passion for both encouraging everyone to understand the value of quality, and learning new techniques to be a successful tester, have led her to author a blog: theQAconnection.wordpress.com. You can find Johanna on LinkedIn and Twitter (@theQAConnection).