Participating in Code Reviews as a Tester

A Hands-On Session

Webinar host Chris Kenst A Guest Webinar by Chris Kenst

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We are proud to welcome our newest guest speaker, Chris Kenst, to our webinar series. Kenst is an automation engineer who speaks and writes extensively about all things software. He presented a webinar on, “Participating in Code Reviews as a Tester: A Hands-On Session”.


Code reviews are a popular method of catching bugs early in development through peer-reviewing someone’s code. But perhaps more important than catching bugs, these reviews also serve as a chance to see how something is built and have a conversation about it. You don’t have to know how to code in order to learn about the changes, question the assumptions, clarify ambiguities, and generally participate in the knowledge-sharing.

Because testers question software differently from developers, it’s important that we participate in this knowledge-sharing practice.

In this webinar, Chris Kenst demonstrated a live Code Review (or two) and showed everyone it’s not about knowing how to code, it’s about asking questions and learning about the changes.

Expect to Learn:

  • The basic git workflow, where the creation of a Pull Request leads to Code Reviews
  • What to look for when you are Code Reviewing from a tester’s perspective
  • A practical way to get started doing your Code Reviews on your own

The webinar ended with a Q&A.

Speaker: Chris Kenst, Automation Engineer, Speaker, and Writer

Chris Kenst is an Automation Engineer at BloomNation in Santa Monica, CA. A Board Member for the international non-profit Association for Software Testing, he also teaches AST-BBST classes and runs the webinar program. An occasional speaker and writer you can find most of his work at He created and maintains an open source list of software testing conferences and workshops at

The Speaker

Chris Kenst

Automation Engineer | Speaker | Writer | Board Member