Where is Qxf2 headed?

This article is an introduction to the technical and organizational work we are undertaking at Qxf2. We have taken the effort to write what we are doing mainly for our own clarity and for the outside chance that someone reading this would want to collaborate or offer help.

We have a plan. A good plan!
Maybe we are tilting at windmills?

We hear a lot about emerging areas in technology – IoT, autonomous cars, big data, AI, machine learning, highly distributed and parallel systems. While reading about these topics, we realized:
a) we do not know enough to test products in these areas
b) each of these advancements poses unique challenges to testing
c) hiring and onboarding practices need to adapt to these new challenges
d) to expand our hiring pool, we need to be able to retrain people quickly
e) the current team composition and structure needs to change

Qxf2 is going to try to stay relevant and adapt to these coming changes.

You can learn more about our efforts and current thinking in the following posts:

  1. Where is Qxf2 headed?
  2. The need for change (at Qxf2)
  3. An introduction to R&D at Qxf2
    1. Qxf2’s DevOps roadmap
    2. Qxf2’s Hardware and Robotics roadmap
    3. Qxf2’s Data Analytics, Machine Learning, and AI roadmap
  4. An introduction to training at Qxf2
  5. An introduction to hiring and onboarding at Qxf2
  6. Experimenting with team structures at Qxf2

Our expectation

We have some experience with R&D. But we are inexperienced when it comes to the other parts of building a company. So we are adopting the attitude of being explorers. Which means we will be choosing a (somewhat) random starting point and then rely on monitoring, adjusting and learning to find our way through. We are also intellectually aware that we will probably not succeed … and we are fine with that.


2 thoughts on “Where is Qxf2 headed?

  1. Dear Arun

    You won’t remember me but I was the guy you very generously helped automate tests for medical code substitution after a DC-AST meetup. My ex-colleague Jessica R (AOL) had pointed me in your direction. She thought very highly of you and your passion for QA. My team ended up using the framework you developed in one hour (you called it throwaway!) for the next three years. I never got to thank you for that and let you know how much of an impact you had on me and my team.

    But today I came across this set of articles. It is so refreshing to see you remain passionate and creative after all these years. I feel so happy at your success. I just wanted to say Keep up the good work!

    –George

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