René van Veldhuijzen is the Principal Test Automation Specialist for Squerist in the Netherlands. He started Software Testing in 1998 working for Sogeti, teaching TMap Next when it was being written (two rooms down the hall) to about 400 starting professionals, learned some managerial skills as an Oracle Alliance and Competence Manager, before returning to his real passion……Software Testing, ranging from Test Management to Test Automation (as an ISTQB-CTAL Test Automation Engineer, using tools like Oracle ATS, HP ALM, Selenium and Tricentis Tosca).

He came into Software Testing as a registered Nurse, which helped him perform as a coach and mentor to many people and to this day he combines his days as a software test specialist with teaching, coaching and training.

During his career he has been deployed on projects for companies such as Microsoft, Dutch Taks Authorities, Vodafone/Ziggo and the Ministry of Justice.
Besides the principal TA Specialist, he is also responsible for a team of specialists in the SouthWest region of the Netherlands (covering cities like Rotterdam, Dordrecht, Gouda and Vlissingen) and is the partnermanager with Tricentis and Parasoft.