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Meet the Tech Team: Daniel Straus, QA Lead

Posted in Knerds on April 21, 2011 by

In this Knewton Peeps post, meet Daniel Straus, tech team member.

Position (and what you actually do):

QA Lead – Ensure the quality of all Knewton’s products (GMAT/SAT/LSAT/Adaptive Learning) (i.e. make sure stuff works right). 🙂

When/how did you start programming?

I have a degree in Computer Science, but started as a phone support person when I came out of school a long long time ago. I’ve been doing QA related development for the past 5 years.

What have you built that you’re most proud of?

A testing framework for Knewton using the new Selenium 2 platform to support our new adaptive learning products (which also works in the cloud to allow us to test things in parallel)

What are you working on now?

Working on building out our testing frame work for the new Knewton products as they come online

Any hobbies, secret quirks, or talents?

Music is a passion (especially punk rock).

What’s your favorite place or neighborhood in NYC?

Union Sq and Brighton Beach.