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2019 Speakers

  • Nikolay Advolodkin

    Nikolay Advolodkin

  • Ioana Porcarasu

    Ioana Porcarasu

  • Angie Jones

    Angie Jones

  • Eran Kinsbruner

    Eran Kinsbruner

    Eran Kinsbruner is the chief evangelist at Perfecto (a Perforce company) and the author of ‘The Digital Quality Handbook’ and ‘Continuous Testing for DevOps Professionals’, as well as a monthly columnist at the Enterprisers Project. He is a software engineering professional with nearly twenty years of experience at companies such as Matrix, Sun Microsystems, General Electric, Texas Instruments, and NeuStar. He holds various industry certifications from ISTQB, CMMI, and others. Eran is a recognized mobile and web testing influencer and thought leader, as well as an experienced speaker in the major software engineering conferences. He is also a patent-holding inventor for a test exclusion automated mechanism for mobile J2ME testing, public speaker, researcher, and blogger.

  • Paul Grizzaffi

    Paul Grizzaffi

  • Corina Pip

    Corina Pip

  • Tariq King

    Tariq King

    Tariq King is the Chief Scientist at, where he leads research and development of their core platform for AI-driven testing. Tariq has over fifteen years' experience in software engineering and testing and has formerly held positions as Head of Quality, Director of Quality Engineering, Manager of Software Engineering and Test Architect.

  • Lisa Crispin

    Lisa Crispin

  • Adam Carmi

    Adam Carmi

  • Noemi Ferrera

    Noemi Ferrera

  • Guljeet Nagpaul

    Guljeet Nagpaul

  • Paul Merrill

    Paul Merrill

Schedule 2019

Feb till 6 Feb 2019

  • 10 - 10:50 AM

    Achieving Parallel Test Execution in Automation

    Nikolay Advolodkin

    Parallel test execution is one of the most powerful ways to execute UI automation (which is known to be slow). Running tests in parallel provide us the capability to run 1000 automated tests in a single minute. Unfortunately, achieving this dream is not as simple as just running many tests at the same time and hoping for thread safety. The worst part is that many of us don’t even realize that we need a parallel test execution until our automation suite is too large. Sometimes years down the road. Our suite takes 8 hours to execute and it’s so painful. In this talk, I will teach the requirements to achieve parallelization with any automation. There are four key components that are required to run tests in parallel. I will tell you about these requirements, how you can achieve them, and how to enjoy a blissful state of parallel test execution.

  • 11 am - 11:45 am

    Jest a Minute

    Kent C Dodds

    I’ve been testing JavaScript for years and I’ve tried pretty much every automated testing tool available. When it comes to unit and integration tests, nothing has made me happier than Jest by Facebook. In this session, I’m going to demo some of my favorite features of Jest’s capabilities (including how you can use it to even run your Python tests)! I hope you enjoy the session and I look forward to answering your questions!

  • 12:30

    Test pyramid in a microservices architecture

    Ioana Porcarasu

    o ensure a good automated checks strategy without ending up with an inverted pyramid, we need to become more technical, we need to understand the architecture of the system we’re testing.

  • 1:30

    AI-powered test automation dashboard

    Dzmitry Humianiuk

    Share details and use case for, which Open Sourced solution for reporting in test automation, powered with ML

  • 2:30 pm-3:20 pm

    The Devil is in the Detail: Good Gherkin for Complex Automation Frameworks

    Angie Jones

    In this session, Angie talks all about Behavior Driven Development (BDD). Discover the artifacts that result from BDD and how to utilize BDD for great tests automation strategies.

  • 3:30 pm-4:10 pm(EDT)

    Design Patterns In Test Automation

    Vinoth Selvaraj

    Design Patterns are well optimized, reusable solutions to general problems in software design. Most of the test automation fails in large projects due to poor design. The aim of this presentation to show some examples of Design Patterns to properly design Page Objects, Tests & Business workflows. The aim of this talk to show some real-world examples of frequently occurring problems in designing automated tests and page objects for business workflows & how to find a solution to these problems using Design Patterns to come up with better Page Objects/Tests & how it reduces overall test automation maintenance effort.

  • 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm

    Smart and stable automated testing using AI based Dynamic Locators

    Raj Subramanian

    Raj will cover the basics of AI, discuss the current problems with UI based test automation, discuss with live demos how AI based Dynamic Locators help to make your tests more resilient to change and in turn helps in building smarter, stable and much faster tests. Finally, will cover the future of AI-based testing.

  • 10:00 am-10:50 am(EST)

    Future-Proofing Testers in the Age of AI, ML, and Bots

    Eran Kinsbruner

    We’re all hearing the buzzwords of AI, machine learning, chatbots, and next-generation testing. Does this mean that the days of traditional testing as we know and practice it are over? Eran Kinsbruner doesn’t think so. Join him to learn about the clear transformation happening toward smarter testing techniques and tools. These approaches will drive better pipeline efficiency and release velocity with high quality, and Eran thinks this means good things for the testing practice and practitioners. You’ll discover the key trends that are happening around AI, machine learning, and bots in the web and mobile landscapes, and get the ability to identify some early adopters who are taking the lead in these domains. Learn some key requirements and skills that are required for a test engineer to shift toward the future of automation, as well as the changes testers will need to undergo in order to become future leaders in this space.

  • 11:00 am-11:50 am(EST)

    Care and Feeding Of Cast Iron...And Automation

    Paul Grizzaffi

    Creating maintainable automation doesn’t happen by accident, it must be deliberately built-in; we’ll discuss how to make automation maintainable and some of the external influences that challenge that maintainability.

  • 12:30

    Using IntelliJ to Create better Test Automation Code

    Corina Pip

    We tend to write a lot of automation code, and for that we use an IDE. My favorite one is IntelliJ, and i will show why in this talk: from shortcuts that help organize and cleanup the code, to features that allow for some parts of the code to be generated automatically, there is so much goodness in this tool that can help us testers be more efficient when writing our code. If you’re already using the tool, after this talk you can get the most out of it. I will demo, on existing code, what shortcuts i use the most and why, and what other cool features i apply on my code to get it looking awesome.

  • 1:30

    Evolving Appium: Image Recognition and AI For Mobile Testing

    Jonathan Lipps

    In this session, Jonathan will share some of the new things they’ve done with Appium in the last year to help evolve Appium and bring its functionality into the future and to make your automation lives a bit easier focusing on image recognition and AI.

  • 2:30

    Test Design Principles

    Dimple Gupta

    n effective and efficiently designed Test Automation framework leads to less remediation and maintenance effort resulting in time and cost savings.

  • 3:30 pm-4:20 pm(EDT)

    Test Machina: Demystifying AI-Driven Testing Bots

    Tariq King

  • 4:30 pm- 5:20 pm

    Roundtable 1

    Lisa Crispin, Dorothy Graham, Danny McKeown

    Akk us anything about testing

  • 10:00

    Tips from the trenches: how we build and test AI @ Applitools

    Adam Carmi

    AI is changing our world. It is being employed in all types of applications and increasingly impacts the way we build and test software. However, since it is relatively new, very little real-world experience and engineering wisdom are available to the dev & test community. In this talk, I’ll share practical development and testing tips from our years of experience building an AI-powered service. We will cover common approaches to implementing AI, and the applicability of each to solving different types of problems. We’ll explore the unique challenges involved with AI development and how they may lead to delivery delays or quality issues we should watch out for. We will share many practical tips on testing AI-based features, and explore areas where you can employ AI to be more productive at your job.

  • 11:00

    Taking care of your Test Code : A story on Coupling, Concepts and Communication

    Ingmar Goudt

    Test Automation is requiring more software engineering skills lately. As a Test Automation Engineer, you want to structure your codebase correctly, in order to prevent a long-term mess. This talk will discuss code Coupling, thinking in Concepts, and Communication with your peers, and finally some Java libraries will be demonstrated.

  • 12:30

    Karate - MicroServices Test-Automation Made Simple

    Peter Thomas

    Karate is popular open-source project for web-service API testing. Inspired by Cucumber – it combines BDD syntax with a DSL carefully crafted to deal with HTTP, Peter will walk through the features of Karate, and how it can be effectively used for testing web-service APIs. You get to hear straight from the creator of Karate the motivations for creating this framework in the first place, how it differs from the competition, and how it helps accelerate the development and quality-assurance of web-services of all kinds, be it REST, SOAP or GraphQL.

  • 1:30

    Stop using Page Objects and Start using App Actions

    Gleb Bahmutov

    Writing maintainable end-to-end tests is challenging. Often testers create another layer of indirection on top of the web page called page objects to execute common actions. In this presentation, I argue that page objects are a bad practice, and suggest dispatching actions directly to the application’s internal logic. This works great with a modern test runner like that runs the test code directly alongside the application’s code inside the browser.

  • 2:30

    Test Automation in DevOps Moving Towards Continuous Testing

    Lee Barnes

  • 3:30

    Airtest for Hard To Automate Games and Applications

    Noemi Ferrera

    Airtest project is an open-source cross-platform automation solution developed by China’s gaming giant Netease. It is divided in 3 different projects: airtestIDE, airtest and Poco. In this talk you will learn how to automate different applications using them and how to optimize your automation to be maintainable, reliable, powerful and awesome. Our aim is to help you automate anything in a fast and durable way, so you can save time and have a simpler life

  • 4:30 pm-5:20 pm(EDT)

    Roundtable Day 3

    Guljeet Nagpaul, Paul Merrill, Kwo Ding

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