Log of what of Mara Silva has learned at Techie Youth

Sat. Jul. 16, 2022

What is quality assurance

Quality Assurance (QA) testers and QA technicians work by testing software for businesses or companies. The QA’s job is to make sure that the software, and sometimes hardware, works the way that the client expects it to. QA tes

How I do an accessibility check

Some things to look for is

Stress testing

Stress testing a Non-Functional testing technique that is performed as part of performance testing. During stress testing, the system is monitored after subjecting the system to overload to ensure that the system can sustain the stress.

Reasons for conducting Stress Testing:

It allows the test team to monitor system performance during failures.

To verify if the system has saved the data before crashing or NOT.

To verify if the system prints meaning error messages while crashing or did it print some random exceptions.

To verify if unexpected failures do not cause security issue

What is Structural Testing ?

Structural testing, also known as glass box testing or white box testing is an approach where the tests are derived from the knowledge of the software's structure or internal implementation.

The other names of structural testing includes clear box testing, open box testing, logic driven testing or path driven testing.

Structural Testing Techniques:

Statement Coverage - This technique is aimed at exercising all programming statements with minimal tests.

Branch Coverage - This technique is running a series of tests to ensure that all branches are tested at least once.

Path Coverage - This technique corresponds to testing all possible paths which

Fri. Jul. 15, 2022

How does communication and story telling impact product producers?

Communication skills

How can you impact our communication skills?

The majority of these interactions take place in one of the following three ways:


Agenda: If you’ve called the meeting, put a clear agenda together with an expected outcome. STAY ON THE AGENDA

Timeframe: Keep meeting briefs

Take notes: Take notes during the meeting. It will help you understand the theme better.


not everyone wants to hear or see your presentation

Tell your story: Beginning, middle, and end

Body language: stillness in a presentation is a virtue — walking around and aimless fidgeting distracts the audience from your awesome content. This is an avoidable own goal

Practice: the more you practice your presentation the smoother it will be.

Conference calls

2:1 ratio : We have two ears and one mouth — on calls, use them in that ratio.

Voice control: control the tone of your voice.

Send material in advance : be prepared, have material before hand and make sure is going alright

Why do you need to be a great storyteller?\

3 Reasons Story Is So Important for Product Managers



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Thu. Jul. 14, 2022

How does analytics help a product manager

What is analytics?

analytics measure the state of the product, what users are doing, what they are clicking on

Analytics are essential because Without knowing the system's state, it is tough, if not impossible, to do much to change or affect the system. Analytics tells you what is going on and why it's going on.

The four concepts are:

Data points, are the individual points that are collected within the measurements of a specific items

Segmentation, is the usage of a group with similar and common characteristics and seeing the product off that group

Funnels are made up of the measurement of the key event at each step of the flow or user journey.

Cohorts, time, and characteristics create a grouping

The process of planning consists of these steps:

Define the product vision

Define the KPIs that meet the product vision

Define the metrics that allow you to hit your KPIs

Define the funnels (via user journeys) that affect your metrics

Key performance indicators (KPIs)

KPIs are derived from the product vision and tell you how well your product is meeting the vision

Reporting analytics

if you don’t report on the analytics, even to yourself, then it is a waste of time implementing them. Use them or loose them.

The two common methods for reporting are comparison and trends.

Fri. Jul. 8, 2022

What do virtual assistant have to do to be good?

Managing Google calendar

Google Calendar is an online calendar to store important dates, meetings, and other tasks.

VA's have to have a clear agenda and calendar of clients appointments

Scheduling in Google calendar makes it easier for VA's to know what time and date online

Nesaccary skills

1. Personal Time Management

Managing your own time is essential to succeed as a virtual assistant.

2.Scheduling And Correspondence

Schedule management is often among a VA’s most important responsibilities, because the process of setting up calls and meetings

3. Content Management

Content management entails the scheduling, publication and maintenance of a business’s blog posts, website pages, videos, and so forth

4. Social Media Management

Social media management involves creating and scheduling online content, engaging with customers and potential customers, and analyzing the success of individual posts and full campaigns across various platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

5. E-Commerce Support

E-commerce tools are becoming increasingly sophisticated, but for those who aren’t especially tech-savvy, setting up and running an online shopping site can be frustrating.

Thu. Jul. 7, 2022

What is a virtual assistant

virtual assistant

A virtual assistant is an independent worker who assists with administrative, business development, social media, marketing or other tasks.

A full-time VA will be better positioned to learn any special software apps you require, develop cordial relationships with co-workers and customers, and grow with you as the business grows.

Benefits of a Virtual Assistant

“In order to spend time on high-value activities, it was important for me to spend less time on lower-value activities. This is why I not only hired a virtual assistant 5 years ago but why I co-founded a company, Work Better Now , to provide virtual assistants to other business owners.”

Types of VA's

Calendar Management

Email and Contact Management and Communications

phone task


business development



personal errands


Things VA's cant do

roll their eyes at client

use improper language

cause drama or interfere in drama