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2018 Speakers

  • Gil Tayar

    Gil Tayar

  • Richard Bradshaw

    Richard Bradshaw

  • Leo Laskin

    Leo Laskin

  • Titus Fortner

    Titus Fortner

  • Jeff “Cheezy” Morgan

    Jeff “Cheezy” Morgan

  • Jane Mareth

    Jane Mareth

  • Shashikant Jagtap

    Shashikant Jagtap

  • Oren Rubin

    Oren Rubin

  • Angie Jones

    Angie Jones

  • Ali Khalid

    Ali Khalid

  • Manoj Kumar

    Manoj Kumar

  • Mark Winteringham

    Mark Winteringham

  • Eran Kinsbruner

    Eran Kinsbruner

  • Corina Pip

    Corina Pip

  • Lisa Crispin

    Lisa Crispin

  • Ash Coleman

    Ash Coleman

  • Michelle Xie

    Michelle Xie

  • Paul Grizzaffi

    Paul Grizzaffi

  • Toyer Mamoojee

    Toyer Mamoojee

  • T.J. Maher

    T.J. Maher

  • Bria Grangard

    Bria Grangard

  • Mark Fink

    Mark Fink

  • Paul Grossman

    Paul Grossman

  • Satyajit Malugu

    Satyajit Malugu

  • Mike Talks

    Mike Talks

  • Greg Paskal

    Greg Paskal

  • Jason Arbon

    Jason Arbon

Schedule 2018

Took place Jan 3 till 4 Jan 2018

  • Not Only Cars: “AI, Please Test My Apps”

    Gil Tayar

    Autonomous cars were a Scifi dream not 10 years ago. A computer driving a car? No way. But it did happen and is happening. And if scientists do it for a complicated task such as driving, can they do it for automated regression testing? In this talk we explore what is being done in the field today, but also speculate about the future: we introduce the 6 levels of autonomous testing (that correspond to the 5 levels of autonomous driving), and try and figure out what kind of help current AI techniques can bring to automated testing.

  • Don’t be SCARED of automated checks/tests

    Richard Bradshaw

    Automation is a vast topic and requires a whole host of skills to get value from. Yet as an industry the only one we seem to focus on is the ability to code. This has perplexed me for a while, so recently I starting thinking about the anatomy of an automated check. Which in turn led to me thinking about the skills required for each component. The result of this thinking is S.A.C.R.E.D. SACRED is a mnemonic to aid with the design and implementation of automated checks. SACRED is a powerful mnemonic that encourages all the team to get involved in the design of our automated checks. It sheds light on the important components that lead to reliable and valuable automation. The code is important, knowing tools is important but not as important as non-coding skills such as modeling, system knowledge, critical thinking, and communications. Those amongst many others we’ll discuss are all required for the successful use of automation in the context of testing.

  • Anyone Can Cook

    Leo Laskin

    Manual testing is becoming increasingly more complex, causing companies to realize they can help testers be more effective and efficient at their job by automating appropriate tasks. But let’s face it: Test automation is scary and still new to many QA departments. Many are unclear about where to begin: Do you need a degree or significant development training to write automated tests? What are the programming basics and required tools that a tester needs to know?

  • Crafting a Test Framework

    Titus Fortner

    In this presentation, Titus talks about the important considerations in crafting your test framework. In the course of working with various colleagues and just being loud and opinionated in general, he found myself in many different disagreements about what constitutes a best practice in this industry. As part of discussing framework components, he brings up 10 issues that smart people disagree on and gives you insight into the things you need to know to make the right decisions for your company.

  • Patterns in Automation

    Jeff “Cheezy” Morgan

    This specific talk on Patterns Of Automation, I’m giving to you, because there’s a lot of things I’ve seen in working with dozens of teams out there. A lot of problems that I’ve seen with automation code and a lot of really good patterns that I’ve seen that help us structure our code in a great way. So, you’re going to see some coding. Yeah, you’re going to see me do some coding, mistakes and all. But, that’s okay. I don’t worry about that too much. So, what are these patterns? Well, these patterns are just things that I have seen, and others in the industry have seen, and observed that help us produce a higher quality product, and it’s something that we can talk about amongst ourselves. I can mention this pattern or that pattern, and if you’re familiar with it, you know exactly what I’m talking about.

  • Getting Started with WinAppDriver

    Jane Mareth

    During this session, we will discuss Windows Application Driver (WinAppDriver) and how it can be used to test your Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps. Jane will create an app and check my elements using WinAppDriver. She will also share a few tips that have learned along the way.

  • Hands On XCUITest for iOS apps

    Shashikant Jagtap

    User Interface Testing of iOS app was never easy. In order to replace an army of manual testers, various tools like Appium, Calabash came in the picture which is just wrappers on top of Apple’s native technologies like instruments and UIAutomation to prove the point of automated simulators. Those tools allowed QA engineers to write a script in other programming languages like Ruby, Java, and so on. However, this approach proved more damaging to iOS development than good. The QA engineers use Java or Ruby to automated UI tests and developers keep developing in Objective-C or Swift. This produced a huge technology gap between developers and QA engineers. There are millions other problem using those tools for testing UI of iOS app. At the end of this talk, you will have an understanding of XCUITest framework and should be able to write your own tests by using XCUITest API.

  • Roundtable Day 1

    Angie Jones, Ali Khalid & Oren Rubin

    Ask the automation experts anything.

  • From Call back’s hell to using Async Await: Automated testing with JavaScript

    Manoj Kumar

    Recent developments in the JavaScript world have turned attention toward adopting JavaScript for test automation, thus creating a full-stack end-to-end framework based on JS. In this is technical talk, Manoj aims to showcase the ease in writing automated tests using Async/Await modules. A Primer on Getting started with Test automation with Protractor and WebdriverJs. This session will show all you need to get started with a JavaScript-based Test Automation setup.

  • REST APIs and WebDriver: In Perfect Harmony

    Mark Winteringham

    A common pattern that Automator’s fall into is trying to execute every action of a test via the UI, from logging in, creating required data, navigating to that specific data, and then running assertions on it before logging out. This can lead to tests that are slow to run and likely to break due to the reliance on many Web elements. This talk will demonstrate to participants how they can use HTTP request libraries and WebDriver in harmony. We’ll cover how HTTP request libraries can take care of state manipulation and data setup so that WebDriver can be used to focus on the areas WebDriver is strongest at.

  • Solving The Biggest Automation Challenges

    Eran Kinsbruner

    Real-world examples on how to solving some of the biggest automation challenges testers face.

  • Most useful classes from the Apache software foundation packages

    Corina Pip

    We all have to write some bits of code that seem too complicated or that take too much of our time. We wish there was a way to just have that code out of the box, and use it without much hassle. Luckily, there is a collection out there, the Apache Commons project, that provides us helper classes and methods for all kinds of tasks. Join my talk, as I will present some of the most useful helper classes included in the Apache Commons libraries, together with some of their frequent uses.

  • The Secrets of Successful Test Automation

    Lisa Crispin

    If we want confidence in our software product, if we want production deployments to be boring and routine rather than fraught and stressful, we have to master test automation. Automating tests is hard. It’s expensive to automate and maintain tests. Some say “Our managers won’t let us”. Others say “I can’t find testers who are good at coding” or “I picked the wrong tool.” Yet, we see many teams are doing continuous delivery, so they must have figured out test automation. What’s the magic silver bullet? Lisa Crispin has decades of experience with successful test automation. She will reveal the secrets to success, illustrated by an infamous test automation fable.

  • What Are Your Automation Tests Telling You?

    Ash Coleman

    You have a team dedicated to writing test cases, and you have a team tasked with automating them. So who is responsible for speaking for your tests? You would suspect this would be the added task of the engineer or the engineer in test, however wouldn’t it be great if the tests spoke for themselves?! This can be a dream realized. When a test is passing or failing, it should be indicative of a story. It should inform the team of key information in order to understand what is going on with your technology. Join me as I discuss stronger communication within your automated checks, proper messaging to clue teams in on product status, and the must haves to include in

  • How does Automation Developer Work with DevOps

    Michelle XIE

    In this session Michelle shares her experience working on different automation test projects with DevOps, She will demonstrate her main responsibility, and also how she work with DevOps. Michelle covers topics like – When should we work with DevOps, & What is the CI/CD system? She also has a short demo that goes over what’s the benefits are when working with DevOps closely.

  • Roundtable 2

    Paul Grizzaffi, Meaghan Lewis, David Flynn

    Ask us anything about automation

  • Automagically covering the Automation Pyramid and Agile Quadrants

    Toyer Mamoojee

    I would like to share how I approached a new large scale project (migrating from an older enterprise system). My challenge to myself was to not repeat past Automation mistakes by tackling the different levels of Automation from the get go. I have tried to fit my automation into both the Automation pyramid and the Agile Quadrants models. I would like to show automation using multiple tools from the API level-both functional and contract type API Automation using Javascript, Smoke UI testing using Nightwatch.js. E2E Business process type regression UI automation using UFT, Database migration automation testing using UFT and finally Performance testing using jMeter.

  • How to Pass a Coding Interview as an Automation Developer

    T.J Maher

    Are you an automation developer looking for a new position? In this session, T.J. simulates the experience of a coding interview.

  • Automated Deployment To AWS

    Mark Fink

    According to Gartner AWS is the leader in infrastructure as a service (Iaas). In 2017 the company I worked for at the time won the Gartner award “Best Data Management and Infrastructure”. Key to our success have been the automation tools we built to successfully run >100 deployments per day to AWS. In April 2017 we open sourced the tools. In 2017 a lot of work went into the tools to make them more robust and usable for a broader audience.

  • Laying the Foundation for Enduring Success: Elements of a Test Framework

    Bria Grangard

    One of the most challenging parts of the software delivery lifecycle can be setting up a testing framework. It takes time, a lot of thought, and commitment to do things that will support the success of your future testing efforts. However, when you set up the right one it can help you establish everlasting success from there on out. But getting started—well that can be a very painful process. Join me in this webinar to learn how to define the important components of the SDLC, decompose and reuse common functionalities, and make informed decisions about your testing suites.

  • The Dark Arts of Functional Testing with UFT 14.0

    Paul Grossman

    This session will take a fun look at some of the little-known secrets of UFT test automation. It will include best practices learned from nearly two decades of experience. Finally, it will a larger look at extending this approach to other tools.

  • Robust and reliable Android app automation with Espresso

    Satyajit Malugu

    Espresso is a framework introduced by Google that provides reliable and fast automation for Android apps. We will start with setup and configuration of espresso with Android Studio. We will use the standard tooling and create a test and execute it on a local emulator and remote firebase test lab from within the IDE. Then, we will walk through locators, actions and assertions with a more complicated test. Finally the session demonstrates the synchronization of espresso through a network rule. Unlike traditional black box testing frameworks, espresso knows about the internal state of the app, system UI threads and can synchronize waiters appropriately, giving unprecedented control and accuracy for test steps.

  • Better Unit Testing By Example

    Mike Talks

    The sessions involved in this video are part of a workshop that Mike runs in his company a couple of times to train testers. They’re based on his previous life where he used to work creating and testing software for aircraft applications. Zingle and Archana are two of the automators in his team. And they’re gonna be role-playing, going through the code base, adding some tests, discovering what the code does and trying to fix some things as they go along.

  • Roundtable 3

    Jason Arbon, Eran Kinsbruner & Greg Paskal

    Ask us anything about automation

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