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Automation Guild 2022

TestGuild's LIVE Annual Online Event Dedicated To Helping You Achieve Reliable & Less Flaky Automation...And Succeed With All Your Automation Testing Efforts

Get Instant Lifetime Access To The Complete 5-Day Event From This Year - Featuring The Latest & Most Actionable Tips, Tools, Techniques, And Strategies Of Some Of The World's Top E2E Automation Experts...And Join Our Slack Community Of 2000+ Skilled Testers Now!

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Not to be missed.


You are guaranteed to pick up a tip, trick or learn something new about test automation.

William Stasyna

Sr. QA Automation Specialist

The breadth of talent, skills, and experience Joe brings together is truly awesome. The value you get will shape the quality landscape of your organization.

Andrew Clark

Lead SDET

Although early in my automation career, Automation Guild provided me a plethora of information, resources, and education that was well worth the price of admission.

Mike Clark

QA Engineering Manager

Automation Guild brings us a lot of news in testing and test automation field every year.

It is more than a conference; it is a community where you can motivate yourself.

As a long-term follower I really appreciate Joe’s work for the community and test automation topic. Cheers!

Maros Dzuris

Sr. Test Automation Engineer

A fantastic event! Better than any conference I've been to.

What a great way to stay up to date on tech related to all things automation awesomeness!

I got so many things to take back and implement :)

Jesse Gregory

QA Automation Engineer

Automation Guild 2022 was awesome! I learned a lot and there were many takeaways to implement in practice.

I loved the Q&As (the quality of the questions was very high)...and also the fact that I get lifetime access to all the video sessions because it was lot of info. Many sessions are worth rewatching.

Mark Cole

Application Software Tester

Build Better Software, Faster - With Lifetime Access To The most relevant topics covering the latest in functional & non-functional automation

Ever felt like throwing your laptop across the room...or smash your keyboard due to the headaches caused and time wasted on flaky tests?

Automation testing can be frustrating, time-consuming, and seem too darn complex.

But it doesn't HAVE to be.

That's my motivation behind hosting Automation Guild every year - a community-driven online event dedicated to full pipeline automation testing.

An Online Event Made By The Testers...For The Testers.

For each LIVE annual event, I invite some of the most highly qualified and experienced automation experts in the world...

...and give them a platform to share key functional and non-functional insights to help you build better software - faster.

The goal is for you to discover the latest tools, best practices, real-world tips, actionable techniques, and proven strategies...so you can always stay on the forefront of this ever-changing industry.

The Automation Guild event is 100% laser-focused to help you:

✓ Achieve faster, better, and reliable automation
✓ Save time wasted on flaky tests
✓ Upgrade (and widen) Your skillset
✓ Open up more (and better) career opportunities
✓ Get paid a lot more

At this year's Automation Guild '22, we hosted 40 actionable video training (+ dedicated Q&A) sessions - covering the latest and most relevant topics in functional and non-functional automation.

Here’s an overview of what you can expect to get from AG '22:
➤ Key insights into tools and techniques of industry leaders
➤ Most effective automation strategies for 2022 (and the future)
➤ Latest automation trends and best practices
➤ Powerful tips & tricks for API, Design Patterns, and Accessibility testing
➤ The A-Z of automation frameworks (Appium, Cypress, etc.)

And a whole lot more!

Julia Pottinger

Automation Guild was an amazing experience for me. It was a wealth of knowledge being shared. Everyone was supportive.

I definitely learned a lot and it showed me a wide range of techniques that can be applied to make testing better.

One of THE best conferences I have attended. From the content to the community interaction - AMAZING!

Julia Pottinger

Training & Development Manager

Automation Guild is timely, practical, and community led.

Unlike in other conferences, the talks favor demos and techniques over abstract philosophies and marketing.

I would highly recommend Automation Guild as a great way to learn new things and network with other testing professionals.

Nicole Van Der Hoeven

Developer Advocate (Perf. Testing)

But that's not all...

You'll Also Gain Instant Lifetime Access To Our 24/7 Active Slack Community of 2000+ Skilled Testers!

I know that the majority of the time it feels like the managers just don't “get it” when it comes to the testing side of things.

With most testers reporting to different people, it’s natural to feel fractured from your community.

And for a lot of folks who are sole testers at their firm, it's even more lonely.

Look - you can always make your own mistakes and learn on our own…

But having a community to fall back on makes achieving your goals - much easier and a lot faster.

Because it provides a space for like-minded testers to learn from each other’s mistakes and shorten their learning curve - by months (or even years).

That’s why with Automation Guild, I built a community of testers - from beginners to advanced - ready and willing to genuinely help each other grow.

And that’s been one of the biggest game-changers for them.

Here's what industry veterans say about the Automation Guild community...

I've been doing testing automation for 21 years and I really enjoyed the Automation Guild.

I really like that I got back into latest industry trends. The conference was really well organized and there was a wide variety of applicable topics.

I'm also really enjoying the Slack community and the ability to communicate with test automation experts from all around the world, year-round.

Overall, I found that Automation Guild was really great and I have a lot of ideas that I can apply to my work.

Michelle Pleas

Principal Test Engineer

You think you know everything, and then you find our you really do know just a small part of the equation.

Having testers in the Slack channel giving ideas and pointers has helped me immensely in expanding my range of knowledge and acceptance of tools that can make the wheels turn even better.

Charlie Harris

Senior Quality Assurance Manager

Just like these testers, you can also leverage the Automation Guild community as a 24/7 resource for you to:

➤ Get constant feedback on what you’re currently working on
➤ Identify what technologies other companies are working with
➤ Network with experts from all over the world (year-round)
➤ Discover the most in-demand skills to focus on
➤ Find quick solutions to technical (and career-related) problems

So if you don’t want to waste any more of your time on flaky tests…

Or jump from forum to forum searching for answers…

Or sift through 10 different articles trying to find a solution…

And would like to create consistently better, faster, and reliable automation moving forward...

Join our Slack community now - when you reserve your lifetime access to Automation Guild 2022.

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  • Functional + Non-Functional Automation: 40 Over-The-Shoulder Video Training (+ Q&A) Sessions
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Refer below for the 40 session topics covered during the complete 5-day Automation Guild 2022 event.


*Each training session (except for panel/roundtable discussions) was also followed by a dedicated Q&A session with the expert.**

Automation Guild 2022: Sessions & Speakers

DAY 1 (Feb 7th, 2022): Functional Automation

Senior Director of Technology Strategy

Marcus Merrell

CTO

James Walker

SESSION #1

Stop Over-Testing! Taming The Combinatorial Explosion

Stop over-testing the same functionality and avoid risky under-testing – leverage changes from across the SDLC to “rightsize” testing based on time and risk.

Manager of Developer Relations

Dylan Lacey

SESSION #2

Names and Other Lies

Tests make sure your software meets your acceptance criteria... But what if those criteria, well, suck?

Software teams regularly make assumptions about what makes a valid address, how time works, and the best way to parse names. Most of those assumptions are wrong. Let’s take a look at them, and see how we can do better.

After all... What’s the point of testing our software if the tests aren’t based on reality?

Automation engineer

Christine Pinto

SESSION #3

Cypress Hacked For Visual Testing!

From slow scrolling to dealing with lazy loading images...to handling multiple elements with a couple of lines of code...


I'll share some of the commands I created and discovered to hack my Cypress test suite and make it more stable.

Leader in Quality Engineering

Girish Rathod

SESSION #4

E2E Tests : How To Raise Your Demanding Toddler

Learnings from our 18-month journey to build a robust, scalable yet maintainable E2E testing framework.

DevOps Chief Evangelist

Eran Kinsbruner

SESSION #5

Demystifying The Advanced Capabilities Of Cypress Test Automation Framework

In this talk, front-end web app developers and testers would get to learn the most advanced and little-known features of the Cypress framework.

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Jason Arbon

GROWTH CRO

Shani Shoham

VICE PRESIDENT PRODUCT

Elise Carmichael

CHIEF TECH. EVANGELIST

Jonathon Wright

SESSION #6

Ask Us Anything about AI in Automation Testing

Roundtable "Ask Experts Anything" Session where you can ask any question on AI in Automation Testing directly to these experts.

CICD lead/QA coach

LayMui Toh

SESSION #7

Bringing BDD To API Integration Testing

The typical way for API development is getting some transient user stories from Product owners to implement API endpoints.

However this will be costly as bugs will surface when passed on to the QA folk.

In this talk,
I'll share how we can apply BDD as part of shift left strategy
to API testing and
apply open source tool like SerenityJS
using cucumber test runner for API testing.

Chief Technologist

Don Jackson

SESSION #8

Be Shifty and Shift-Everywhere

You may have heard of “shift-left” or “shift-right” being essential to successfully preventing defect slippage in today's application development landscape.

In fact, the 2021-2022 World Quality Report cites that 55% of respondents stated that they need to “shift-left” more, and 53% of respondents stated that they need to “shift-right” more.

This session is going to focus on the Micro Focus point of view, that we need to “shift-everywhere”, both left and right, but not abandon the lessons we’ve learned so far in testing.

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DAY 2 (Feb 8th, 2022): Functional Automation

Advanced Technical Consultant

Anna Domascan

SESSION #1

Accounting for Requirements Engineering in Test Automation

Software testing is often considered a side activity, almost a “necessary evil”.

With the acceleration of software development lifecycles along with higher dependency on software in business and private environments, software testing is facing new challenges of increased workload.

More and more companies decide to face these challenges with the help of test automation.

This raises new questions: What should we automate? Can we keep the test assets we created over the last decade? Who will develop the tests?

Like with any development, test automation needs a firm foundation made of requirements.

In this session, we will look at some techniques for requirement elicitation related to test automation, and discuss how collaboration within the team can be improved.

Senior Lead Engineer

Ankit Pangasa

SESSION #2

Automation Design For Everyone

The presentation would establish the point "why designing the automation right is important but often neglected?"

Engineering Manager Quality

Mala Punyani

SESSION #3

A Holistic Approach To Salesforce Test Automation

In this talk, Mala will share a holistic view of the challenges of traditional software testing in the complex Salesforce testing ecosystem and provide a roadmap for leaders to overcome implementation roadblocks in partnership with R&D teams.

Finally, Mala will demonstrate how an investment of a DevOps solution with a Sauce Labs integration helped her agile team achieve time reduction of up to 50% for overall flow, while doubling release velocity without additional headcount.

If you are a manager looking to scale end-to-end testing coverage and/or wondering how to take a holistic approach to Salesforce test automation, you won’t want to miss this leadership session.

QA Architect

Nikolay Stanoev

SESSION #4

Make Impossible Possible With Selenium 4

In this session, you'll learn how to use Selenium 4 in order to reduce the effort for automation of negative tests.

There will be a solution for the following problems:


-- How to use Chrome Debugging Protocol

-- How to use Network Interceptor

-- How to reduce time for setting up test data using mocks

-- How to automate negative tests with Selenium 4

Principal Automation Architect

Paul Grizzaffi

SESSION #5

Turn It Up! Increase The Volume On Your Automation

Understanding the existence and basics of High-Volume Automated Testing (HiVAT) can enhance your ability to add automation coverage.

In most current software delivery teams, there is some amount of automation created to help with testing tasks. From bare-bones smoke test suites to deep regression suites to special-purpose, proprietary tools, the use of machines to help us test is nearly omnipresent.

That said, most of the automation we create is based on traditional test cases. Typically, there is some, or a lot, of value in this approach to automation, but there are additional techniques.

Enter, High-Volume Automated Testing; this is not load or performance testing.

Defined as “a family of testing techniques that enable the tester to create, run and evaluate the results of arbitrarily many tests”, High-Volume Automated Testing (HiVAT) is a way of repurposing our existing automation and the techniques with which we are familiar while adding new approaches to extend our existing automation coverage.

During this session, Paul Grizzaffi shares the basics of HiVAT, including discussing the original work by Dr. Cem Kaner, Harry Robinson, and Andy Tinkham, supplementing with HiVAT examples from his own experience.

Senior Quality Engineer

Stephen Kilbourn

SESSION #6

Building The Foundation Of Your Testing Pyramid With Testing-Library

Learn how to start testing your front end with unit tests instead of needing to deploy.

Testing-library is a family of packages helps you test UI components in a user-centric way. This allows you to test your front end before deploying and without the need for end to end tests in many scenarios.

Performance test consultant

Leandro Melendez

SESSION #7

Speedtest for automations

Why should we care if our automation is fast?

In these continuous, agile, and crazy days, our pipelines need to keep flowing constantly. Non-stop streams may flood the dev towns around them if they get blocked.

In this session, Leandro will help you understand why we want to ensure we have fast automation. By measuring the speed of their executions, not the speed of the software tested like in performance testing days but testing the speed of the automation themselves.

The audience will learn some tips while automating to ensure the created automation are blazing fast.

And last, some stories of how it should look when we all agree that a happy continuous world is full of blazing-fast and parallel-able automation.

SOLUTIONS ENG. MANAGER

Darrel Farris

SENIOR QA MANAGER

Chris de Steuben

TESTING AND QA LEAD

Laveena Ramchandani

Director of QA Engineering

Pradgnya Kulkarni

SESSION #8

Panel Discussion - The
Journey to Quality Engineering

Trends such as the migration to the Cloud, transition to DevOps, and growing customer expectations put a spotlight on QA teams.

To continue delivering quality software quickly, we as an industry need to adjust our approach to testing by practicing quality engineering.

But, how do we get there? In this talk, an esteemed group of panelists will share their observations on how they approach quality strategy in 2022, and how QA teams can best respond to these industry trends.

The panelists will discuss:
•Observations on industry trends impacting testers
•Practical steps teams can take to evolve their testing practice
•How QE is helping teams expand skills and career paths.

DAY 3 (Feb 9th, 2022): Functional Automation

Software Development Engineer

Dmytro Budym

SESSION #1

Big O Notation For Test Code

Do you know that the same function can become 10 times faster just using another algorithm and changing data structure in some cases can extremely increase performance?


Discover how to use Big O notation for optimizing your tests code to make them faster and effective.

Senior Test Automation Engineer

Manpreet Singh

SESSION #2

Design Patterns In Test Automation

Singleton, Factory, Builder - What are they and when can they be useful?

Lead Quality Assurance Engineer

Ashley Martin

SESSION #3

Level Up Your Career

Ways to work within your skill set to get to that next level and get recognition in your organization.

Senior QA Automation Engineer

Maros Kutschy

SESSION #4

Automation Testing Mindset And Habits

In this session, you'll learn about the importance of mindset needed for best performance in automation testing.

You'll also discover the habits that are important for automation engineers.

full stack test automation expert

Satyajit Malugu

SESSION #5

Getting Started With Test Automation In Flutter

Discover the basis of different kinds of tests in flutter and contrast them with other testing frameworks.

Flutter is a multi-platform framework with a robust testing mechanisms.

This talk will go over Unit, Widget and Integration tests in flutter, how to write them, run them and also integrate them into CI with GitHub actions.

Director, Learning & Ed Programs

Jonathan Lipps

SESSION #6

The Power of Appium 2.0 Plugins

One of the biggest new features of Appium 2.0 is the concept of plugins. Plugins can implement all kinds of useful functionality and can be developed by anyone and shared with the world.

In my talk, I'm going to share how plugins work and then give a deep dive into a new plugin I'm developing, which will be revealed in the talk.

If you're into Appium or automating difficult scenarios, I think you'll find it pretty interesting!

Principal Engineer- Quality

Kristin Jackvony

SESSION #7

Speed Up Your Cypress Tests With Cy.Request

Many people have discovered that UI test automation with Cypress is fast and easy.

But did you know there's a way to make your tests even faster?

Cypress has a built-in feature called cy.request that allows you to easily make API requests.

API requests are much faster and more reliable than UI interactions, so it's a great idea to learn how to use them in your tests.

In my presentation, I'll be taking a suite of UI automated tests and refactoring them to use API calls. You'll see just how easy it is to make your automation lightning fast!

DEVELOPER ADVOCATE

Andrew Knight

SESSION #8

Real Talk on Cross-Browser Testing

It’s 2022, and cross-browser testing (CBT) is as important as ever. Our apps need properly-responsive layouts to handle the myriad of platforms and screens in our digital world. I’ll be straight, though: CBT at scale is a challenge. Just like any facet of testing, it requires risk-based planning and a well-engineered implementation.

In this talk, I’ll share my real experiences with CBT. We’ll cover pros and cons of different strategies for choosing browsers, building versus buying infrastructure, and optimizing execution with visual testing techniques. I’ll share my experiences on aspects like speed, reliability, and maintenance, too. After this talk, you’ll be able to make awesome choices for your modern CBT needs!

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DAY 4 (Feb 10th, 2022): Non-Functional Automation

Lead Consultant

Srinivasan Sekar

SESSION #1

Benefits and Best Practices: Testing Containers & k8s Manifests

Leading-edge applications are dynamic and adaptive in capabilities that require people to use increasingly dexterous tools and supporting infrastructure, including microservices.

Microservices break traditionally structured applications into manageable pieces that can be developed and maintained independently. Microservices are often decoupled, allowing for updates with little to no downtime, as the other components can continue running. Microservices are containerised to scale and Container orchestration configurations emerge as a new trend and also a challenge for many.

Kubernetes being a container orchestrator of choice, it's required to validate the manifests of k8s and secure containers much earlier in the development life cycle to provide faster feedback.

Project Manager

Nikolai Varlamov

SESSION #2

How to run automated testing for audio and video applications

Audio and Video communication is one of the hot topics in recent year during Covid pandemic.

Functions are all working, great! But how good do they work? What is the quality degradation in lossy networks, how to measure it, how well does the competition and how we can automate this sort of testing?

These all are great questions to ask. And Nikolai's session will provide you with guidance on how to uncover this field.

Sr Software Engineer

Manuel de la Peña

SESSION #3

OpenTelemetry In Your Tests

Testing data is a gold mine that is rarely explored when discussing software quality and best development practices. Tens of thousands of tests might be executed in your CI pipelines day by day, generating a massive amount of data for you effortlessly. Right now, this data is lying around without producing you any value, but — what if you could harness this data to accomplish something?

If you used it correctly, you could be able to, for example, detect test flakiness, notify the right people about failures, and much more. All you have to do is capture this data and turn it into insight using an instrumentation layer.

You can add this instrumentation layer on top of the jUnit de-facto standard for test reports. By doing this, you will be able to send traces and metrics to a backend using another standard, OpenTelemetry, and explore that information from there in whatever manner it is helpful for your interest.

Senior Digital Accessibility Analyst

Crystal Preston-Watson

SESSION #4

Automation and Accessibility: Mutual Not Exclusive

This session covers and dives into methodology of accessibility automation testing. The focus isn't about specific code or particular framework instead examines the concerns, considerations and questions that arise when creating a strategy automating accessibility tests.

Software Dev Engineer

Noemi Ferrera

SESSION #5

Lights, Camera, GitHub Actions! : DevOps And Continuous Testing Tips With GitHub Actions

Learn how continuous integration, delivery, and testing can be achieved using GitHub actions, alongside other tips so that you can take your automation to the next level.

Developer Advocate (Performance Testing)

Nicole van der Hoeven

SESSION #6

In Search of the Best Pokémon: Browser Automation & Load Testing In One Script With k6

Being a tester is like being a pokémon trainer: we want to choose the right pokémon for the job. The problem with doing different types of testing is that we also end up with multiple scripts in different languages and testing tools. We end up choosing a squad of pokémon: one for unit testing, one for automation testing, one for load testing, and so on. Making sure they all work together is a task in itself!

But what if we could just use one? What if we only needed one Mega-evolved pokémon that could fulfill multiple roles? Is it really possible to write a browser automation script and then reuse it for load testing?

In this talk, I will talk about my search for the elusive one pokémon that does multiple jobs, the advantages of hybrid load testing, and how to pick pokémon that make our life as trainers and testers easier.

CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER

Guljeet Nagpaul

VICE PRESIDENT

Shriram Krishnan

SESSION #7

Cloud and Packaged App Testing in the Low-Code No-Code World

Low-code dev platforms have been around for 30 years, but recently its adoption has gained a lot of popularity. Yet the questions remain with the rapid growth of application development enabled by the low-code platform is testing a disproportionate blocker. Can low-code no-code deliver software with appropriate quality and sustainability levels?

In this session, we will discuss testing-related challenges that come to light as we work with low code, no code packaged apps, and also explore best practices for testing no-code, low-code package applications.

HEAD OF TESTING PRODUCTS

Dmitriy Gumeniuk

SESSION #8

How to Minimize And Optimize Regression Set

Discover how to minimize and optimize regression set by means of test-to-code mapping with an open source tool Drill4J.

You'll also learn about Test Impact and Test Gap analytics.

DAY 5 (Feb 11th, 2022): Non-Functional Automation

Technology Principal - QE, DevOps & SRE

George Ukkuru

SESSION #1

Accelerating Cloud Transformation

Accelerating Cloud Transformation by leveraging Functional and Non-Functional Automation.

a) Challenges associated with Cloud Migration
b) What are the potential use cases for both functional and non-functional automation?
c) What are the benefits that can be realized by implementing these use cases?

Associate Leader - SDET

Mukund Zalke

SESSION #2

API's Adoption Is On The Rise - How Security Can Keep Up?

Understanding the importance and the need of API Security and how you start implementing it.

Software Engineer

Kevin Wittek

SESSION #3

Modern Integration Testing for Everyone with Testcontainers

Unit testing is fine, but without proper integration testing, especially if you work with external resources like databases and other services, you might not know how your application will actually behave once it has been deployed to the real production environment.

Before Docker, configuring the environment for integration testing was painful – people were using fake database implementations, mocking servers, usually it was not cross-platform as well. However, thanks to Docker, now we can quickly prepare the environment for our tests.

In this talk, I would like to show how you can use Testcontainers ( https://github.com/testcontainers/testcontainers-java ) – a popular OSS JVM testing library that harnesses Docker to easily, reliably, spin up test dependencies.

As a special focus, we want to have a deeper look at the development and the addition of new features to the Testcontainers library in the recent past. But that’s not all, we will also share an outlook at the horizon of the future of Testcontainers and might even get a glimpse at some brand new features that are currently in active development.

Senior Quality Engineer

Patrick Döring

SESSION #4

Event Driven Architecture For Testers

In this session, you'll discover the importance of Event-Driven Test Automation Architecture.

Patrick will explain how event-driven architecture makes your tests scalable and resilient when applied to test automation design.

DIRECTOR OF PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

Shane Evans

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

Ethan Fischer

SESSION #5

Automated testing in VR: Ensuring Quality in the Metaverse

Quality Assurance has never been an easy problem to solve. As applications evolved from simple forms to more complex experiences such as the introduction of Web 2.0 and Mobile, the tools and techniques used to automate testing have also needed to evolve. The next big wave is expected to come in the form of Immersive Experiences, aka The Metaverse. This is where Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality applications will be built using engines traditionally reserved for video games, offering an unprecedented level of immersion and interactivity. The tools and practices used to ensure the quality of business applications simply don’t translate here.

Join us as we’ll hear from Ethan Fischer, a software developer with InContext Solutions - the global leader in 3D simulation software & virtual market research methodologies for retail - who has been delivering Immersive Experiences in VR since 2009. Ethan will share their experiences in building an automated quality assurance pipeline for their ShopperMX platform, and some of their lessons learned.

Site Reliability Engineer

Evan Niedojadlo

SESSION #6

Chaos Engineering For The Whole Team

Discover how to include other teams within Chaos Engineering and how you can get started at your organization.

Joe Blue

Your HOST

Joe Colantonio w/ Attendees

SESSION #8

Guild Closing Session

Recap of the event with me.

VP OF QUALITY ENGINEERING

Greg Sypolt

SR. DIRECTOR OF QUALITY ENGINEERING

Blake Norrish

Co Founder - The Lean Starter LLC

Priyanka Halder

SESSION #7

Panel Discussion – Ask Us Anything About E2E Automation in CI/CD

Roundtable "Ask Experts Anything" Session where you can ask any question about E2E automation in CI/CD directly to these experts.

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Founder of TestGuild & Guild conferences

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Here's What Attendees Say About Automation Guild

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must-attend event for all testing professionals.


You get all the best practices and innovative techniques in a concise manner.

George Ukkuru

Head of Quality Eng. UST

Thank you so much for creating the Automation Guild. I’m happy to have found a place that exists on the topic of test automation that doesn’t rely on test tools sites/blogs etc. Awesomeness!

Jaime Lizarazu

Senior Manager - Test Automation

4th year attending the Automation Guild conference and its value and content keeps getting better. Huge thanks to Joe for putting on such a great event.

Stuart Noble

Test Manager

I enjoyed the Automation Guild, made a stack of notes, then implemented nearly code-less automation in just 90 days!

Nick Baynham

Automation Architect

I've enjoyed attending these conferences since the beginning. It's very informative. I learn about industries I haven't worked in yet, new tools, and I get to connect with others. Together, we have a wealth of knowledge! It's great to be able to share ideas. And I always look forward to using what I learned.

Annette S.

Test Automation Architect

The community is just amazing!


The conversations and interactions with both participants and other speakers are stellar!


Being an online conference, it still manages to feel "closer" than many in-person dittos.

Simon Aronsson

Head of Developer Relations

As always, an awesome event! A superabundance of testing goodness.

Even before the conference had ended, the team was already chasing new ideas, refining existing practices and getting colleagues excited about new possibilities.

Validation of current practices and plans is always a tremendous win and Automation Guild weighs in massively in this regard.

Our plans are solid and aligned with those of our peers around the globe; the future is bright indeed!


What could be more awesome than that?

Mike Taber

Test Architect

I gained critical insights into the tools and techniques that industry practitioners use, the strategies that businesses consider when building an automation strategy, and the industry's latest automation trends.

I didn't expect an e-conference to be so well organized...and how welcoming the community that Joe and Team have built was. You also retain access to all conference materials even after the event.

Perhaps even more valuable is the opportunity to be part of an inclusive and supportive community of knowledgeable folks that you can tap into as a resource as you develop your career. Automation Guild sets the bar high!

Felix Lee

Test Lead

I joined the Automation Guild conference 4 times already. I always enjoy it.

You meet a lot of people who work in the same fields with you or related. And they give so many thoughts and brilliant ideas.

I feel very happy this time each year.


And I'm always looking forward to see what we will have next year ;)

Michelle Xie

Automation Tester

Thanks a lot Joe (great presenter and well organized host) and all the other presenters for this great conference (Automation Guild 2022).

This was my first conference...and it was really an eye opener for anyone who wants to start/switch/enhance their career in automation testing.

I would say it's a "single knowledge hub for all testing needs".

Also, the best part is getting lifetime access to the private Slack channel where we can good knowledge sharing - throughout the year.

Bhumesh Ruchandani

Principal Member Of Technical Staff

I have worked in Software Test Automation for many years.

But Joe and his conferences always give me new information and skills to keep me marketable.

And Joe's conferences continue to inspire me and renew my Test Automation love and spirit! -Forever appreciated!

I have attended Joe's conferences since the first one.

Thank you.

Renee Simpson

Software Test Automation Expert

It was my first Automation Guild and it was spot on. The right balance of technical and non technical talks, all interesting and with great presenters.

It is this kind of conference that pokes my brain and triggers new ideas for the day to day activities that I really enjoy.


More than just great talks, the attendees (the guild) are aligned in helping each other by sharing ideas or building on what was just heard and learning new things, the interaction is really something that takes this conference to another level.

To repeat, I can say I'm an official member of the guild now!

Cristiano Cunha

Solution Architect & Testing Advocate

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Watch every single session you couldn't attend LIVE - at your own pace - based on your current priorities, goals, and interests.

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Armed with real-world expert advice, you’re guaranteed to avoid little-known mistakes, shorten your learning curve, and see a real difference in your automation efforts - real fast.

But rest assured, if you're not satisfied for any reason...or don't get tangible results from Automation Guild 2022...

Simply let me know within 180 days (6 FULL months), and I'll return 100% of your investment.


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Lifetime Access to 3 Days of Functional Automation Awesomeness!

  • Functional Automation: 24 Over-The-Shoulder Video Training (+ Q&A) Sessions
  • Lifetime Access To Complete Recordings (Sessions + Q&As), Transcripts, And Resources
  • Join Our Private Slack Community of 2000+ Skilled Testers To Ask Questions, Get Feedback, Find Solutions, And Network

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Lifetime Access to The Complete 5 Day Event (3 Days of Functional + 2 Days of Non-Functional Automation Awesomeness!)

  • Functional + Non-Functional Automation: 40 Over-The-Shoulder Video Training (+ Q&A) Sessions
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  • Join Our Private Slack Community of 2000+ Skilled Testers To Ask Questions, Get Feedback, Find Solutions, And Network

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NOTE: If you're registering as a team -

  • Groups of 2-4 people: Just enter the above code at checkout to get 30% off per ticket.
  • Groups of 5-9 people will get 20% off the total (applied automatically on the checkout page).
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Frequently Asked Questions

What exactly is the Automation Guild event?

Automation Guild is an industry-standard annual online event I’ve organized since 2017.

**AG 2017 was one of the first-ever online events in the world dedicated 100% to automation testing.**

My goal?

To create a community-driven event made for the testers...by the testers -- laser focused to help them achieve less flaky automation and fast-track their career growth.

That’s why for each event, I invite some of the most highly qualified and experienced automation experts in the world…

...and give them a platform to share key functional (and non-functional) insights required to build better software - faster.

Plus, share all the latest tips, best practices, useful tools, effective strategies, and actionable techniques from their real-world experience.

What kind of results can I expect?

By implementing “in-the-trench” expert advice shared by the expert speakers at Automation Guild '22, you can expect to:
✓ Achieve faster, better, and reliable automation
✓ Save time wasted on flaky tests
✓ Avoid little-known and time-consuming mistakes
✓ Shorten your learning curve
✓ Upgrade (and widen) your skillset
✓ Open up more (and better) career opportunities
✓ Fast-track your career growth

I missed the LIVE event. What exactly do I get access to now?

Even if you missed the LIVE event, right now you can get instant lifetime access to:
⇨ All 40 over-the-shoulder video training sessions
⇨ Every post-session Q&A with the speakers
⇨ Roundtable “ask experts anything” sessions
⇨ Session transcripts
⇨ Any resources shared by the speakers

Plus, as a bonus, you also get lifetime access to our private Slack community of 2000+ testers from all over the world.

This is where you can ask questions, get feedback, find solutions, and network with them - throughout the year.

Can you create a custom invoice for me?

Yes, absolutely.

Here’s what you need to do:
Step #1: Just proceed with registration using your preferred payment mode.
Step #2: After that, email me at support@guildconferences.zendesk.com with the details you require on your custom invoice.

That’s it. I’ll send your custom invoice so you can claim your reimbursement.

Should I get a 3-day ticket or a 5-day ticket?

If you’re interested in topics related only to functional automation, reserve lifetime access to the 3-Day event.

However, if you’d like to expand your knowledge on other critical automation topics (non-functional automation) such as:
• Performance testing
• Security testing
• DevOps
• CI/CD
• Chaos engineering
• Accessibility testing, etc.

Then you should most certainly opt for the best value option: The Complete 5-Day Event.

Is there a money-back guarantee?

I’m 100% confident that you’ll pick tons of actionable tips that you can implement right away with your current automation solution.

And I know the sessions from Automation Guild '22 will help you achieve faster, better, dependable, and less flaky automation in 2022 (and beyond).

I’m also sure that you’ll love our helpful Automation Guild Slack community of 2000+ testers and automation experts - for networking, finding quick solutions, getting feedback & new ideas.

In fact, thousands of people have attended the Automation Guild over the last few years. And most of them attend every year to stay ahead of the curve.

But rest assured, your investment in Automation Guild is
protected by my 180-day “Love it or Leave it” 100% money-back guarantee.

So if you're not satisfied for any reason...or don't get tangible results from Automation Guild 2022…

Simply let me know within 180 days (6 full months), and I'll return 100% of your investment.

No Questions Asked.

In what order should I watch the sessions?

One way is to consume all the sessions - as they happened LIVE - in chronological order.

But the most effective way is to watch them according to your current priorities, goals, and interests.

By prioritizing, you’ll see instantly favorable results for your most immediate needs.

How should I approach my company to pay (or reimburse) for my ticket?

If your company has an education budget for employees...Or you just want to put forth a value proposition for AG 2022 in front of your manager, this might help:

>>> Google Doc (Email Template)

All you need to do is make a copy of this document. And then simply edit the email template to suit your needs.

How do I register as a team?

If you are registering access for more than one person - select the number of tickets accordingly on the checkout page.

For eg. If your group has 2 members choose a quantity of 2. If it has 5 choose a quantity of 5 and so forth.

The ticket/lifetime access price is per attendee.

Also, registering as a team of 5 (or more) people qualifies for a discount (auto applied at checkout).

For more details, please refer payment info above.

Do you offer any payment plans?

Lifetime access to all video training + Q&A sessions, transcripts & resources, and joining our Slack community can only be unlocked for a one-time investment of $297 for the 5-day event and $197 for the 3-day event.


However, as a new member of TestGuild you get 30% off the regular investment for the event.

I understand the amounts carry a different weight for testers from various countries and financial situations.

That’s why I suggest looking at this as an investment in yourself...and evaluate it from an ROI point of view.

Q #1: Would getting lifetime access to practical and real-world knowledge of the world's top automation experts - help you get a higher salary and open up more (and better) opportunities?

Q #2: Would 24/7 access to 2000+ skilled testers help you get quick solutions, avoid mistakes, save a ton of time, and enable you to reach your goals faster?

Q #3: Simply put...would it give you back way more than your investment in AG 2022 - just like it has for all the testers in our community?

Asking yourself the above 3 questions will help you make the best decision for your current situation.

Besides...

I don’t want you worrying about losing your investment…

That’s why I also offer an
unconditional 180-day "Love it or Leave it" 100% money-back guarantee.


And honestly, I don’t know of any other online conference in the world that gives 100% of the investment back.