Maria promotes software testing as a cognitively complex activity that requires critical thinking and effective communication. She also advocates a whole team approach to quality.
She has a vast experience from different industries and roles in software development. Maria is a teacher, a coach and consultant in software development with a focus on testing.
She spends a lot of her time learning from and contributing to the testing community through speaking at conferences and blogging sporadically at https://mkedemo.wordpress.com/.
She is also Executive at Large in the board for Association for Software Testing (AST), a non profit organisation which focus on testing as a skilled activity.
Maria is the founder of Black Koi Consulting which offers training, coaching and consulting in software testing and agile methodologies.