Cypress Ambassador Spotlight: Xavier Viuda

April 20, 2023

By Ronald Williams

What motivates you to be a Cypress Ambassador?

I was motivated to have interactions with engineers across the world and trying to solve the issues they have with Cypress.

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

I host a Dutch meetup group and write blog posts but I'm the most active on the Cypress Discord channel to answer questions.

What is your favorite Cypress feature?

It's the feature that made me want to use Cypress and that is the ability to time travel and debug what happened in your application

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

Logging in by using cy.request(). This removes a lot of test waste because you don't have to use a UI to login so instead of 10-15 seconds of visiting a page you are logged in a matter of seconds.

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

Playing videogames and I love to cook

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

Becoming a Cypress Ambassador

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

By installing Cypress and opening your very first project. Cypress will scaffold a demo project for you with all commands available. With this you will have your Cypress live documentation with you and you can always look back if you don't know how to select a certain element.

What is your favorite quote or saying?

Don't be afraid to ask questions we all started from scratch.

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.