EuroSTAR – Star – Kristoffer Nordström

This is a short series leading up to Christmas where I feature a tester that was at EuroSTAR 2014, who I personally believe you, my readers, will benefit from knowing.

Today is Kristoffer Nordström.

Kristoffer Nordström at EuroSTAR 2014
Kristoffer Nordström at EuroSTAR 2014

I first met Kris about 4 years ago at a EuroSTAR conference – Amsterdam I think. We spent a night talking about testing, life and families and struck up a great friendship. Now getting together with Kris each year at a conference is a great treat.

Kris is the owner of Northern Test, his own consultancy. Kris is big in the Python for Testers world and offers some great talks and training on the subject. If you’re interested in learning to code Python then Kris is your man.

I attended Kris’ talk at EuroSTAR on Gamification – one of the best that I saw at the conference. Kris was talking about how a company was looking at ways to improve feedback from users – add gamification. Kris’ message was insightful, interesting and incredibly balanced. Kris warned against communicating the need for gamification with power and turning what can be a good game in to manipulation. Great talk.

Kris always has his Moomins with him. Here’s a post from earlier this year about the Moomins.

You can find Kris on Twitter – @kristoffer_nord

His website is – http://www.northerntest.se/