Cypress Ambassador Spotlight: Hussein Baashen

September 1, 2022

By Ronald Williams

Cypress Ambassador Spotlight: Hussein Baashen
Cypress Ambassador - Hussein Baashen

Meet Hussein Baashen.

As a passionate QA engineer, Hussein has a passion to discuss all things automated testing. He consistently creates blog post that inform and educate members of the Cypress community around the world!

What motivates you to be a Cypress Ambassador?

I became a Cypress Ambassador to be able to learn from those who have experience in Cypress and teach everyone others how to implement Cypress in their companies' product or their own product.

How do you currently help others that are either using Cypress or interested in using Cypress?

I help by writing articles in Medium and Tealfeed, I feel like Medium and Tealfeed are the best place to share knowledge regarding technology especially technology or framework like Cypress because it is continuously updating and adding new features. I share more knowledge on how to make Automation testing much easier.

What is your favorite Cypress feature?

Right off the bat, I would say Cypress's debuggability. With this feature, I am able to know why I am facing an issue or error by opening the developer tools and checking the console log.

What is your favorite "Cypress Best Practice" and why?

Using closures to access and store what Commands I need because coming from a Selenium background I am used to using var, let, and const a lot, luckily with Cypress I do not have to anymore.

Outside of work, what are your favorite things to do (hobbies, passions, etc.)?

I usually go for my number one stress reliever, which is exercise! I either go to the gym, play badminton with friends, or ping pong.

What is one professional milestone you are proud of? (an accomplishment, celebration, recognition, etc.)

I am still in my early stages of being a QA Automation Engineer, so my one professional milestone would be the current project I am working on.Currently, I am moving my company's API testing from one product to Cypress.

For new users -  what is the best way to "get started" with Cypress?

For me, I was lucky enough to have a great mentor but if you do not have that, then learn by example and application. Which means watch Youtube videos on Cypress and apply it while watching.

What is your favorite quote or saying?

Quality is doing it right, when no one else is looking.

About the Ambassador Program.

The Cypress Ambassador program supports the top Cypress advocates around the world. Through this program, Ambassadors are offered speaking opportunities, a personalized hub, and visibility within our extensive network.To learn more about these wonderful ambassadors visit our Official Ambassador webpage.

The Cypress Community Team has been working on the official Cypress Ambassador program to include a variety of new experiences, support resources, benefits, contribution areas, and much more. One of our main priorities is to highlight our current Ambassadors and the amazing work they are doing. They truly embody the community spirit through their advocacy to help empower others. We will be having more opportunities to connect with our Ambassadors this year. Make sure to stay updated on upcoming events and opportunities.