It is widely accepted in the industry that future Testers will need to become more technical, perhaps even to the point of learning basic programming skills. But how do they accomplish that, yet maintain their unique perspective? In this session, participants will learn about an emerging industry role called Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) and how it is changing the way we hire and staff projects. Join Susan Brockley to discuss how you can fill an important niche within high-performing DevOps and Agile teams. Susan Brockley will provide great insights into what is driving companies to seek a blend of testing and development skills rather than purely manual testing skills. She will describe how this blend of skills changes the way companies hire and staff projects. You will leave with an understanding of why it is important for quality and testing professionals to recognize this change in the industry, even if they are not seeing it in your own company. But most importantly, you will be encouraged to assess your own skills to determine if you are ready to step up and become “Testers of the Future”.