STARWEST 2021 Concurrent Session : A User's Guide to Demoing


Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

A User's Guide to Demoing

No matter where you are, at some point your work is going to have to be demonstrated to other people. Instead of having your BA, QA, Dev or even PO demo it, wouldn't it be easier to just demo it yourself? But, having to present in front of people is a little scary. Indeed it is but there are some tips and tricks that you could learn to very easily put into practice to help you be able to eliminate that fear and be a demoing machine.

In this session, we are going to go over the basics on how to run a good demo. Tips and tricks on what to show and how to show off what you've done, and even some hints as to how to run a demo in different ways depending on your audience.

It's never going to be easy to give a demo but with a few tips and tricks, we can work on making any demo more successful

Rocket Homes

Amanda Perkins is a Sr SQA for Rocket Homes. She has been in the quality field for 8 years and uses her vast array of job skills to help improve not only the quality of software but the quality of interactions between team members. With a background in customer service, retail sales, music and leadership, she uses these skills to help her to think outside of the box when it comes to quality. With a passion for software quality and strengthening soft skills for members in IT, she is a speaker and has given conference talks on building more inclusive teams, tips and tricks on how to give better demos, and is working toward giving other talks on automation frameworks and the human side of software testing. Amanda lives near Kansas City, MO with her husband, 2 kids, cat and dog.