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Methodical? Looking for exposure to Python? Be a Mycroft Skill Tester!

By December 6, 2018 No Comments
Mycroft skill testers will be essential to new skills making their way to the skill marketplace.

Are you a methodical sort of person? Do you like to find bugs that no one else can spot? Do you like things to work cleanly and without error?

Perhaps you’re in college and looking to get some exposure to Python and voice user interfaces. Perhaps you’re thinking of developing Mycroft Skills and want to to see some other Skills in action first. Maybe you’re looking for how you can contribute to the Mycroft ecosystem, to find where you fit and where your unique talents will be appreciated.

Being a Mycroft Skill Tester is for you!

This volunteer role is critical to assuring the quality and integrity of Skills that are submitted to the mycroft-skills repo, ensuring that standards are upheld, and providing constructive and diplomatic feedback to Skill Authors to encourage high-quality Skill development.

This might be the right place for you in the Mycroft ecosystem if;

  • You have some exposure to programming, and in particular Python
  • You have some exposure to Mycroft, and have some idea of Skill Intents, and how dialog, vocab and locale files work
  • You’re passionate about helping to realize the vision of Mycroft as an open voice assistant for everyone

In return we can provide;

  • A well documented Skills Acceptance Process
  • Mentoring from Kathy, who currently leads our Skill Testing efforts and can provide one on one coaching
  • A rundown on common errors found during Skill Testing so you know exactly what to be on the lookout for

If you’re interested, drop @kathy-mycroft a line in Mycroft Chat.

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Kathy Reid
Director of Developer Relations
Hailing from Geelong, Australia, Kathy is a techie from wayback, with a background in web development, Linux, videoconferencing, digital signage and data visualization. She works in Developer Relations with Mycroft.AI and loves documentation. Yes, really :-)