Communities are important in professional circles to provide a safe space to network with other professionals with similar interests and share and learn best practices of the profession and stay updated on the latest trends in your field.
In the same vein, as a Software Quality Assurance Professional, it is important to plug into a community where you can network with other Software Testing professionals, get acquainted with best practices and latest trends in the testing domain, and get opportunities to share your knowledge and be visible in the field.
While there are a lot of tech communities for people working in a technology-based career in Nigeria and Africa, a lot of these communities seem to be focused on Software Engineering – Programming Languages, Frameworks, Company-affiliated, specialization, you will hardly find communities focused on Software Testing or Quality Engineering.
In this blog post, we share our recommendation on the prominent and active testing communities to join in Nigeria.
|1||Association of Nigeria Software Testers||A professional non-profit organization, most likely the largest Nigerian base community||Linkedin|
|2||Nigerian Software Testing Qualifications Board||An open organization committed to the advance of software testing education and certification in Nigeria. Member board of ISTQB® and Local Chapter for TMMi Foundation||Website||Their focus is on the education & certification of testers|
|3||Naija Test Crowd||Community of Nigerian Testers||Twitter|
|4||Netow Solutions QA Testers Community||Company Affiliated Community for QA & Software Tester||Active Web & Social Media|
|5||Assured Testing Community||An active community for prospective & experienced Software testers to connect, network, learn and share knowledge towards growing world-class testing talent out of Africa.||Community||Active Twitter Space & Slack|
|6||UnbugQA||Training Community for QA Engineers||Link||Active Twitter|
|7||Testify Community||Company Affiliated Community for QA, run by founder||Facebook Group||Actively run by Ibironke Yekinni|
|8||She Test Africa||Software Testing org focused on empowering girls and women in testing across Africa.|
|9||Ministry of Testing, Lagos||Lagos Branch of the global ministry of testing||Meetup|
Global Testing Communities