Ever since I started running training sessions some 6-7 years ago, I’ve been receiving requests from individuals for training, requests that I simply could not fulfill, mostly because I’m simply too lazy to organize paid public training courses.
One of the biggest perks of my job is being able to travel abroad to attend and contribute to conferences (or run corporate training sessions) every now and then. I mean, seeing foreign countries, meeting new people and getting paid to do so, what’s not to love?
Last week, I had the pleasure of being a guest on the Test Automation Experience show with Nikolay Advolodkin. In this episode, we talked about RestAssured.Net, I released version 4.1.0 during the podcast, and we discussed some features that have been added to the library in the last couple of releases.
So, a couple of months ago, just before summer, I started a new part-time project with a financial services provider here in the Netherlands. They were looking for someone to help two of their testers grow into automation engineers, and someone else within the company (who I worked with on a different project ages ago) referred them to me.
In October of last year, I met Andrew Knight at the 2022 AutomationSTAR conference in Munich. It was great to finally meet him in person, and during one of our chats, he asked me if I’d be interested in creating another video course for the Test Automation University platform.