Moses Tinuoye, Automation Test Engineer on Singing & Drumming

My name is Moses Tinuoye and I am an Automation Test Engineer. I have a dream to start my own company, so I figured a role where I can interact with Technical people, while also being conscious of the Quality concerns of the End-user, will be the best combo to being a customer-centric technical CEO. So, I decided to delve into the world of Quality Assurance.

I came to Berlin because of the diversity, start-up ecosystem, and tech community. When you dream of having your own company, it makes sense to be in a city where a company is formed every 50 minutes! I moved here as a Masters student and then continued my tech journey.

Outside of work, I love singing & drumming – I started both of these at age 5. I am a big fan of RnB; Alicia Keys is my favourite. I also grew up listening to a lot of Black American Gospel. For drummers, my favourite is Chris Coleman.

I love to sing RnB. For drumming, I am very versatile, so I couldn’t pick a favourite genre. I have never taken any formal music lessons – it’s actually more of a natural ability for me.

What I love the most about music is that it is not only therapeutic, it’s also a way of escaping from the daily struggles I faced every day growing up in Nigeria. One of my favourite experiences with music was when I recorded a song for my girlfriend (now fiancé) on her birthday – her reaction was everything!

In the future, I intend to start a band: something just for the love of it, not necessarily to make money. I’d like to find a group of like-minded individuals and just make beautiful music together.

I see a few similarities between my music and my current occupation. As a drummer, I have to pay attention to different things at once while playing. It’s the same when you work in QA. Besides writing clean automation codes, you also have to pay attention to different quality questions as they pop up.

There is always more than tech. I’ve had colleagues who are amazing artists, dancers, singers, fashion designers, etc. The tech world is full of creative people – you only need to get to know them when they are not coding!

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