Peter drives quality engineering at Kinetica, as the Dir. of Quality Engineering, with a technical background in software engineering and large-scale real-time systems, Peter has experience in various organizations, from start-ups and Fortune 100 companies. Peter enjoys writing test applications/frameworks, leveraging both COTS and open source technologies such as .NET, Java, Ruby, Python, and Node.js. He has worked on multiple open source automation frameworks that provides application modeling, integration/functional/visual testing+, and performance/load solutions. If you’ve ever flown to the Asia Pacific, chances are that your flight was made safer from real-time applications that Peter helped design and test. Peter fuels his passion for software test design and patterns by collaborating with automation engineering and security testing communities, as well as continually designing dynamic test frameworks. Those frameworks empower QA to shift closer to developers by moving beyond typical functional testing into the close quarters of unit testing. After working in both dysfunctional and successful development/QA teams, Peter finds the challenges of driving change more important than the ones imposed by the project’s technical aspects. To Peter, being a change agent is to be capable of providing a technology-driven road-map and vision, while being transparent in critically evaluating oneself and others to ensure mediocrity is never an option. Fueling his passion for QA/QE, Peter is also a co-organizer for one of the largest testing Meetup groups in DC – DC Agile Software Testing Meetup (dcast.io).