Speakers’ Spotlight: Igor Goldshmidt

Speakers’ Spotlight: Igor Goldshmidt

At #Q4Q2018, you will have the opportunity to listen Igor Goldshmidt from Gett, who will explain why the main power of tester is information.

And, who is Igor? 🙂


This is an excellent question. Short answer is: testing geek, quality freak, leader, innovator, researcher, father and head of the family. It is very important for me to enjoy everything that I do in my work and life, to bring benefit and create something new. The same principles I use in my talks, which should be useful, interesting and fun. Now add to all this the love to tell stories and you will get a good speaker. 🙂


What is your personal definition of QA and testing in the light of today’s?

My personal definition of QA is analysis, control and influence. We must constantly analyze and monitor what is happening and, if necessary, influent on it.

How was the last 12 months? What worked well, what didn’t move as quickly as you would have liked?

My last year was very productive and effective, thanks to the support of my family, the company I work in, my colleagues and friends. I grew up in a senior QA engineer, became an international speaker and even a blogger to some extent.

Where do you see yourself in the coming years? What are your career aspirations?

In the coming years I will continue to develop in professionally. Now I’m studying automation “testing” development. There are also a couple of ideas that I really want to put into practice, and then we’ll see.

What will you be talking about at Quest for Quality?

I will talk about one very important source of QA influence – information. Today this is particularly relevant and important in the world of Agile development.

What inspired you to attend?

Good Irish whiskey. But seriously, it is sharing experience and learning something new. For me this is the first English-speaking European conference. So I’m going to talk a lot here and learn a lot about the local realities of the QA community.

Which influencers and websites do you follow to keep up to date with the latest developments?

Maybe it’s a little old school, but I’ll start with the books of Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams (Lisa Crispin) and Exploratory Software Testing: Tips, Tricks.. (James A Whittaker). Then blogs of James Bach, Michael Bolton, Jeff Numan and Ilari Henrik Aegerter talks,

How can people find out more about what you are working on?

Just write my name in Google or in Linkedin. You can also go to my blog:

Anything else you would like to add?

Everything else i will tell during the report. See you, friends.