Hi, I’m Maaike, the author of this website. I test life, beer & software. I’m now learning how to code iOS apps. I love writing and I hope you enjoy reading the stories and blogs on my website. I work as a test consultant for a variety of clients. I own the company Sensibly together with my partner Oliver Verver. I also enjoy speaking about testing at conferences and meetups. My main topics are holistic testing, exploratory testing, and psychology in testing.
Although I like technology, I plan a lot of analogue time in my life. I love walking, especially in mountains. Sadly, the Netherlands don’t have any of those so I usually go to Scotland to get my ‘mountain-fix’. I appreciate spending quality time with my friends and family. I like to practice powerlifting four times a week to get strong. On top of that, I’m a bookworm. So instead of gazing at my phone, I’m probably gazing at my Kindle.
My biggest hobby is making music; I play the clarinet. Here’s a recording of my orchestra:
I love animals and don’t eat them. I love birds the most. This is one of my birds, Woody.
Hope you liked reading about me, don’t hesitate to get in contact if you want to chat! Shooting me a message on Twitter is probably the easiest, @Maaikees