Hi, my name is Gresa Mecaj and I am a Full Stack Developer and a Quality Assurance (QA) Tester on TeachPitch. This is my second year working with this online platform. When I was first introduced to TeachPitch what I liked the most was the idea that teachers and schools can identify the best online resources in such a short time. Then when I started working myself, implementing new features, such as the News Feed and Notifications, made me love the platform. These features have increased the level of interaction between teachers and it has been a lot of fun!
As we enter 2018, it’s a good time to look back and reflect. Last year was a good year for us. TeachPitch has changed a lot by integrating new features, making new improvements and gaining a huge number of new users. For me as a developer it is satisfying to see how what we as a team have built is being used by real users to facilitate their work. So we can code more.
Testing a web application is essential because we all make mistakes. Some of those mistakes are unimportant, but some of them are expensive or dangerous. We need to check everything and anything we produce because things can always go wrong. It’s necessary to gain a user’s trust and their satisfaction with the application and also to ensure the quality of the product. It’s required to stay in business.
Working as a QA on the TeachPitch team for the past two years has been a great experience for me and has presented me with several obstacles, challenges and achievements. I have filled many different roles and responsibilities including that of a QA analyst, who acts as the team’s quality conscience, and keeps track of problems and software bugs. Considering different factors such as functionality, performance, and security has made me understand the platform and all of its products better. Sometimes I have to stretch my mind to understand something, to find out how it should work and how it should not, to improve the analytical power of the platform, to learn about new tools and to implement them in real life.
It is definitely the most satisfying job!
In short, my experience as a Developer and a Quality Assurance Tester at TeachPitch has given me many great skills and has helped me learn how to managed different roles at the same time. The most important thing I have learnt is to ask questions, rather than just to follow the routine, and do whatever it takes to help the team succeed.
Wish you all a wonderful year!