Kari Kakkonen
Dragons Out Oy. (FI)


Mr. Kari Kakkonen has M.Sc. in from Aalto University (aalto.fi). He works mostly with agile testing, lean, test automation, DevOps and AI. Kari Kakkonen is author and CEO of Dragons Out Oy, creating a fantasy book to teach software testing to children. He works in Finland at Knowit, he is Secretary of ISTQB, and Treasurer of FiSTB. Kari is a singer, snowboarder, kayaker, husband and dad.
Presentation: Encouraging children into software testing


The presentation discusses how children learn, and how they can learn software testing. I present one solution, a fantasy book about software testing for children. This book is going to be released in 2020.  I go through some examples of how fantasy represents software testing: dragons are defects, knights are developers and testers… I will describe my journey of writing and publishing the book for children – something unique. We also draw dragons / defects, each at our own location.