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FEB 3-5 2020 10-5:30 (EST)


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Day 01 - February 3, 2020

Jim Hazen

10:00 am-10:50 am(EST)

Modeling Methods for Automation in Testing - Jim Hazen

One of the biggest issues for Testing is determining where to start when designing and creating the tests themselves. It can become a chicken & the egg dilemma. One way to jump-start the process, and do it earlier in the cycle, is to use modeling techniques. They allow for the visual representation of the functionality, data, logic, and architecture of the software and system. Models can be built as a collaborative process between testers, developers, users, and analysts. This presentation will discuss the different types of models that can be utilized to define tests & scenarios, test data, levels to test at, and how it can aid in the design and construction of automation. The attendee will learn about: 1) Types of Models, both traditional and modern 2) What information the different models can provide 3) How the different models influence automation design and development 4) How the models can be used in a collaborative way, and provide a mechanism to promote "Shift-Left" testing
Eran Kinsbruner

11:00 am-11:50 am(EST)

Keeping your Continuous Test Automation Valuable Continuously - Eran Kinsbruner

When executing test automation at scale and continuously the value tends to decline over time, the team should follow recommended practices to keep their tests with high value.
Sleepy Robot Break

11:50 am-12:30 pm(EST)

Break/Lunch - Sleepy Robot

John Smart

12:30 pm-1:20 pm(EST)

TBA Serenity - John Smart

Larry Goddard

1:30 pm-2:20 pm(EST)

TBA WebdriverIO - Larry Goddard

Angie Jones

2:30 pm-3:20 pm(EST)

Java TBA - Angie Jones

Rhian Lewis

3:30 pm-4:20 pm(EST)

TBA BlockChain Testing - Rhian Lewis

Andrew Knight

4:30 pm-5:20 pm(EST)

How to Start Testing with Python - Andrew Knight


Day 02 - February 4, 2020

Ali Khalid

10:00 am-10:50 am(EST)

Big data 101 and the Importance of Automation - Ali Khalid

Discover the fundamentals of big data, why is automation important and some design patterns. In this session, you'll learn What makes big data different, What does a sample data pipeline look like, How to test a data pipeline, Why data quality is important and how to manage it and Reference architecture to build an automation framework for data quality checks.
Gaurav Singh

11:00 am-11:50 am(EST)

Contract Testing: Beyond Functional API tests - Gaurav Singh

In today's world, most backend architectures have hundreds if not thousands of microservices (APIs) talking to each other on a regular basis. Keeping track of changes in these API's to identify what is a breaking change before finding it out in a production deployment is essential to business success. In this session discover: What is contract testing, Why contract testing is more beneficial than writing Integration tests, what is a Consumer, Provider and their states, Understand how to implement a basic contract test using popular PACT library with Java, and Best practices while implementing your own contract tests.
Sleepy Robot Break

11:50 am-12:30 pm(EST)

Break/Lunch - Sleepy Robot


12:30 pm-1:20 pm(EST)

Things You Didn't Know You Could Automate - Noemi Ferrera

What's the first word that comes to mind when you think of automation? Is it web? Selenium? Testing? In this session, Noemi is hoping to change your mind after this presentation, show you how automation should actually be a synonym of productivity, speed, fun, and awesomeness. Noemi will show you some cool examples of things that you might be doing day to day manually that could be automated, including texts, phone calls, documents, and other tasks... which she hopes will inspire you and make you more effective while putting a smile in your face.
Sudhrity Mondal

1:30 pm-2:20 pm(EST)

Testim (TBA) - Sudhrity Mondal

João Farias

2:30 pm-3:20 pm(EST)

Grow Your Automation Toolkit: Because when all you have is a hammer... - João Farias

Every day new tools to develop software appear, aimed at simplifying or expanding the capacity of developers. It is no different in the testing area. Traditional tools such as unit test frameworks and end-to-end functional testing tools are now complemented by a myriad of new tools and techniques: Consumer-Driven Contract Testing, Visual Testing, Frontend Testing, Service Testing, etc. In this talk, João will walk through how to refactor end-to-end functional tests, written in Selenium, using tools with more specific goals, such as Pact, SpringBoot Test, Ember Testing, and Percy; explaining the pros and cons of each tool. In the end, you'll be ready to improve our testing strategy using these tools - bringing more value for your companies and more productivity for every engineer involved in a project.
Bijoya Chatterjee

3:30 pm-4:20 pm(EST)

Creating a Pipeline for Success - Bijoya Chatterjee

What does all successful software have in common? What have the bygone days of software updates every six months taught us to do better? How do we power all of our applications across devices at PlayStation without reinventing the wheel, when using a variety of frameworks and technologies? In this session, Bijoya will share experiences from her work on standardizing collaboration mechanisms, mimicking open-source RFC community processes, and creating tools to visualize information such as test coverage and alignment.

Day 03 - February 5, 2020

Viktoriia Kuznetcova

10:00 am-10:50 am(EST)

Writing Maintainable Test code with Selenium, Spock and a few sparkles - Viktoriia Kuznetcova

It is well known that Selenium-driven test automation can be fragile. The test code itself can be hard to maintain due to changes in the underlying app, especially as the number of tests grows. Especially when many of those tests are fairly similar in steps, but differ in test data. In this session, Viktoriia will showcase a solution she developed for that: using Spock's structure for writing clear data-driven test code and splitting code into reusable units to drive behavior and test scenarios to implement the logic of testing. She will walk through a problem and the logic of the solution, then do a demo transforming a standard "one test in a file" code to a scalable easy to maintain data-driven test code. Viktoriia will also share the test code on GitHub after the conference. Get ready to discover how to write maintainable and scalable test code; how to use data to drive the behavior of your tests; how to use Spock for multiple-step scenarios.
Michelle Xie

11:00 am-11:50 am(EST)

Automated Testing Stability with Cloud Solutions - Michelle Xie

As an automation developer, our managers always asked these questions to us: -Why automated testing failed? (is automated testing found a bug or it is failed?) - How long will you figure out the issue? - If it is an application under testing issue, then dev needs to take care of it and fix it - If it is an automation issue, we need to take care of it and fix it, then what is the ETA? - Can we release with this issue? - When the automation developer fixes the issue, it occupied the dev time or QA time and if your management team cares about this question or not? My experience is they care more about if the issue will delay the release or not. And there are tons of questions. Michelle has worked in this field for many years and she will share her answers and thoughts. It is not difficult to master the automated testing tools and programming skills but the challenge is in how you communicate with your dev and QA team. They still have different mind set, but we need to have both.
Josh Grant

1:30 pm-2:20 pm(EST)

Sauce Talks TBA - Josh Grant

Rex Jones

12:30 pm-1:20 pm(EST)

TBA Selenium or TestNg - Rex Jones II

Satyajit Malugu

2:30 pm-3:20 pm(EST)

Look Inside the Box for Better UI tests - Satyajit Malugu

Traditionally E2E UI tests treat the system under test as an end-user and make actions and assertions that are only visible on the screen. In this practical talk, we will explore various patterns where looking one step beneath the UI box will help create faster and reliable tests. After this talk manipulating cookies, APIs, feature flags can be added to your UI testing toolbox.
Paul Grizzaffi

3:30 pm-4:20 pm(EST)

Taking Care Of Business – The Ugly Part Of Automation - Paul Grizzaffi

Automation is fun, right? Absolutely! You’ve chosen the best tool, you’ve automated your smoke test suite or regression test suite, you get to watch stuff zip around the screen. Now the testers get to spend time doing exploratory testing or whatever else it is that testers do, and your routine testing takes minutes, right? Right? Sadly, that’s an oversimplification and an invoice for a ticket on the SS Fail Boat. Why? Assuredly, unrealistic expectations are a major cause of automation “failure”. There is, however, a major facet of an automation initiative that most teams and organizations miss: the business aspect. Make no mistake, deciding what to and what not to automate, when to automate, and how to automate are all business decisions. Automation decisions, not unlike staffing and product technology decisions, have budget impacts, both positive and negative. We must make business decisions using both business and technology data when creating an automation initiative. Join us as we introduce the high-level business points as they pertain to automation and testing, such as the notions of opportunity cost, the total cost of ownership, and examples of low-hanging automation fruit that are not related to test cases.

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