Team Leader Victor Dinh
Hello, Victor. What kind of person are you? What do you do for fun?
I am a tester from Vietnam with 6 years of experience (*in 2019). For me, testing is playing and playing is testing. In my free time, I enjoy reading a book and learning about the newest technology as well as exploring new apps. I am a simple guy I just want to be happy with my family every day and believe that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
We know that you come from Vietnam - have you lived there your whole life?
Yes, I was born and grew up in Vietnam. Our country is very hospitable, there are 54 different, multicultural ethnic groups, I belong to the "Kinh" ethnic group (more than 85% of Vietnam's population). There are many beautiful scenes and many places still wild & untouched by people's hands. If you are a travel fan, you must visit Vietnam at least once in your lifetime We are also very proud of our cuisine, especially "Pho", our traditional dish. But what I don't like as a local is the horrible traffic jams that occur every day in the city. By the way, if you come to Vietnam for the first time, you may be overcharged for anything you'll try to buy, so have your bargaining skills well-prepared.
How did your testing career start?
Well, during my time at university, I studied the most about networking. After graduating in 2013, a friend introduced me to her company's interview about ... Testing for fresher. I was offered a job after my very 1st interview! I became a QC Team Leader at my old company in early 2017 & joined Test IO in 2018. At this time, I can say, the more I work with testing in general and Test IO in particular, the more I am in love with it.
We are all very curious to know what TL Victor will be like? Could you tell us a few words about it?
I aim to be a TL who always strives to deliver the best quality to the customer, focusing on & making a fair assessment for every bug, sharing the constructive feedbacks with people as well as listening/accepting the same from them to improve myself. I believe one of the most important parts of the TL job is timely & appropriate communication. When testers have issues/concerns about setup/install or TL's decisions, TL should reply to testers on time & give a detailed feedback, so that they can be willing to learn & improve their reports next times.
What advice would you give to the testers who would like to achieve the same results as you?
Always focus on the quality of the bugs, not the quantity. "A bunch of bugs" is only meaningful if your bugs are valid.
Before reporting, try to review your own bug, from title to steps, correct possible errors, think logically and always consider: is it really a bug & is it affecting user's experience?
In case your bug gets rejected, keep it cool. Be optimistic to learn & grow, believe in yourself that one day, you will be among the best! No matter if you are working full-time or part-time, be professional, respect the job & other testers.
Lastly, avoid cheating & arguing with others. It always leaves a bad impression.
Is there anything you would like to add?
I'm now a TL but I still remember my starting point as a tester and keep in mind: "Without Tester - Without Test IO". Without testers' great contribution, we wouldn't have achieved our results today. I would also like to express my sincere thanks to all of our testers, wish them health, success and of course wish our platform the brightest future!