Join the first-ever Testing Guild an online conference dedicated 100% to Testing/QA June 20-22 2018 9:45AM-5:30PM (EDT). For a limited time when you purchase a TestingGuild ticket, you get access the May 30th 1-day conference AiSummitGuild. Register today below:
LINEUP SO FAR (stay tuned. * speakers subject to change)
Jean Ann Harrison - Systems Thinking Approach to Mobile Test Development
Go beyond testing your mobile applications from a functional or GUI focus to approach your mobile testing from a systems perspective. This session will take attendees on a journey of system thinking to incorporate larger test coverage while exposing areas needing to have stronger design. The focus will be applying this approach for developing tests specifically for mobile application development. Attendees will join Jean Ann in creating a mind map in how to test the LinkedIn app to help generate test conditions to include boundary tests, stressing those boundaries, testing the performance to include timing and load. The mind map will also help the tester to explore the path coverage and decision making of the application. As we build this mind map, attendees are encouraged to continue to add to the mind map as practice to strengthen their systems thinking approach.
T.J. Maher - How to Work With Developers
T.J. Maher has been a software tester for over twenty years since before the concept of Agile software development existed. He believes the relationship between developers and testers should not be one of artist and art critic. Instead, it should be one of a writer and a copyeditor, each working together to create a quality product. T.J. will be sharing his experiences working with developers pre-Agile, working with them on Agile teams, and his insight gained by shifting to automation development.
Amber Race -First Class API Exploratory Testing with Postman
Exploratory testing isn't just for your UI - with tools like Postman, you can fully explore your service level APIs as well. In this session, Amber will walk you through a basic api testing strategy while walking you through how to execute that strategy with Postman. Even those familiar with Postman may pick up a new trick or two!
Greg Paskal - An introduction to METS, the Minimal Essential Testing Strategy
Is your QA Team scrambling to determine what to test when development timeframes get compressed? Are they endlessly creating mountains of test cases that rarely get used a second time? Are you challenged to know what needs testing when QA Team Members are out of the office but testing still needs to happen?
Amanda (Giese) Perkins - Why Communication is important as a QA
It's about not only just written communication (test plans, emails, instant messages, etc) but also about making a connection with your teammates in a 'language' they understand (fandoms, favorite movies, favorite books, kids, pets, etc). Being a good communicator and connecting with those we work with is incredibly important and will help us go far in being successful on our teams.
Brendan Connolly - Test Driven Testing
Think Test Driven Development only applies to developers? We'll dive into how the 3 laws of TDD can applied to testing to provide testers with the same tight feedback loop and positive outcomes that TDD provides, while increasing acceptance and understanding across roles.
Parveen Khan - A Tester’s Survival Guide for Agile Transition
Agile transformation is challenging, especially for testers who are accustomed to working in a silo. As a lone tester on a team, it’s difficult to find the time to learn new methodologies and adapt to be able to incorporate them as part of your process.
While it’s apparent that an agile approach can bring forth several benefits such as the faster delivery of new features, it’s not always obvious what a tester should do to be a part of this change.
Chad Capson - How to Pick and Implement A TestCase Management System
You came into work, someone broke the test case spreadsheet, management wants another test report, the new hire started today, and another round of regression starts in 30 minutes. Well, we can't solve all of this in one speaking session, but there is something we can solve: making test case management and reporting in your life easier.
Swasti Sharma - Importance of Feature Flags in Agile World
How you can leverage A/B testing framework for releasing code with high quality when the time for testing is not enough? Swasti will demonstrate how to know when you software is ready to release.
Jason Arbon - Testers Don't Test Anymore
Jason was chatting with some other test nerd friends recently, and he bought up the idea that "Testers Don't Test Anymore" (alt title "Rise of the Software Verifier"). It stirred a lot of discussion and resulted in mostly surprised agreement. Jason is old enough to have seen the transition from testing to verification, and want to get more discussion around this idea and what to do about it in the field of testing.
Maaret Pyhäjärvi - Intersection of Automation and Exploratory Testing
In this talk, Maaret will share how you can use skills-focused path to better testing in the intersection of automation and exploratory testing. You can arrive at the intersection by enhancing your individual skills, or your collaboration skills. What could you do to become one of those testers who companies seek after that work well in the intersection, giving up the false dichotomy? Takeaways:- recognizing skill in testing and skill in programming for testing as dimensions- building skills in testing / programming- using collaboration to achieve better testing
Ali Khalid - The Recall, Becoming Technical and Averting Disaster
A story of how a testing team took responsibility for quality of a new game changer product, learned more about the product’s architecture and worked towards becoming more technical. It illustrates the importance and how to implement white box testing, features of the application testers should focus more attention on and how to create business value.
Bhavani R - Test Management Evolution
Bhavani will explain about how the test management evolved from spreadsheets to test management tool and then into AI. After that will give a screen share session of prediction of test coverage of project with the machine learning library Weka.
Rodrigo Cursino - Using Testing Marathons to Support a Culture of Quality
Achieve high levels of quality for a product, deliver valuable software, keep the customer satisfied, stimulate the motivation and happiness of the teams and have their members always improving their technical skills are constant challenges on a project or company. In order to deal with these questions, the teams have to be creative and apply innovative approaches on their day-to-day tasks. Testing Dojos, Hackathons and Mob Testing are examples of these strategies.
Justin Ison -Automated Exploratory Testing
In todays Agile world the time to market is becoming increasingly shorter. There is a constant desire to release new features to keep ahead of competition. Because of this we have a shorter amount of time to do exploratory and manual testing. Especially, when you have to account for all the different combinations of OS’s, languages, orientations, and resolutions your mobile app supports.
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I enjoyed the automation guild, made a stack of notes, then implemented nearly code-less automation in just 90 days! ~ Nick Baynham
This has been probably the best "training money" I have ever spent in my 18 years with Deere and 15 years with the DoD. ~ Stevenson Randy
As a tester but also as a mom of two young children, the Automation Guild Conference was the perfect format for me. I can listen to the speakers at the [most convenient] time for me, and having the videos available to refer back to any time is awesome ~ Comment left in a anonymous Guild survey
Of all the online test automation conferences or tech conferences, I've attended, this is the first one that didn't suck and that I actually enjoyed! - Dave Haeffner Author of The Selenium Guidebook