Software specialist with emphasis on testing, Speaker, Organizer
Maaret Pyhäjärvi is a tester extraordinaire specializing in breaking illusions about software through means of exploratory testing. She is a software specialist with soft spots for hands-on testing, helping teams grow and building successful products and businesses. She’s been working with software since 1995 in various roles and delivers talks as popular speaker in Finland as well as internationally. She works as a tester at Granlund and trains testing on the side through Altom. Networking through public speaking is her favorite pastime, and she delivered over 30 presentations in year 2015 around the world.
In addition to speaking, she is a serial volunteer for different non-profits driving forward the state of software development. She’s currently the chairman of Software Testing Finland ry, the main organizer for Agile Finland ry’s Tech Excellence Finland Pod, volunteering mentor for Speak Easy volunteer with Learn with Llew (teaching kids) and the head organizer for European Testing Conference, aiming to change the world of non-profits and conferences to be more sustainable than pure volunteer organizations can ever be.