Nikki comes to ATD with an eclectic background in technology. Growing up in San Francisco during the heart of the dotcom boom, her path has been fraught with smoking computers, corrupt OS installs, network errors, and broken solder points. Ever the agile tester, she firmly believes every misstep was a learning opportunity as well as a chance to do better (and go bigger!) the next time around.
She has been working full time as a web QA engineer for the last 4 years at Scribd, a startup in San Francisco focused on changing the way the world reads through its web and mobile apps. In this role she designs test strategies, advocates for the customer and her team, and interfaces with teams at every level of the company to share knowledge and ensure quality and in every aspect of the development and product life cycle.