Track Talk: BDD + Gherking – BDD = Happiness

Organizational impacts from DSL (Domain Specific Language) test automation. What if I told you that technology could make your life better, and make you happier. During this talk, I’ll share experiences across different companies of different sizes across various industries. Go over the effects of introducing Gherkin based testing (not BDD), what changed, and what […]

Track Talk: Evolve or Die – What Testers Need to Do to Survive and Thrive

With the advent of new technologies, agile methodologies, innovative tools, and a global workforce, the tester’s role is rapidly changing. Those who can adapt to the changing environment get the best jobs and assignments, and others get left behind. As the discipline of testing evolves, test professionals have to make decisions that will determine their […]

Workshop: Learn To Train a Bot For Testers – Introduction to AI

How do you train an AI bot to do your software testing? Integrating AI into your testing activities can be intimidating, but in reality, it is pretty easy, and it just takes some understanding and work. Learn how to directly apply AI to real-world testing problems without having a Ph.D. in computer science. Jennifer will […]

Session: Web Performance Relays

“Make fewer calls.” It’s one of the first suggestions for #webperf engineering and web design. “If you want your application to go fast, you should first try to make fewer requests.” Oh cool! So, you can go fast by doing less … and less … and less? Until you reach point where the application is […]

Track Talk: The Automation Firehose – Be Strategic and Tactical

The widespread adoption of test automation has led to numerous challenges that range from development lifecycle integration to simple scripting strategy. Just because a scenario CAN be automated does not mean it SHOULD be automated. Teams that adopt automation often rush to automate everything they can — the automation firehose. For those scenarios that should […]

Session: Example Mapping – The New Three Amigos

Example Mapping is a collaboration technique used by teams to help refine requirements. Every team should have a set of “ready” criteria that includes some kind of workshop between development team members to establish a shared understanding. In a time-boxed Example Mapping session, rules will summarize examples or constraints about a user story, and questions […]

Track Talk: Building the QA Team of the 2020’s

The QA Industry changed dramatically in 2010’s. As technology grew to support (and sometimes run) so many facets of our lives, the importance of the role of the QA professional grew mightily. Our impact across the entire development life cycle was being felt like never before. In our new decade, the impact of QA will […]

Track Talk: Risk or Fear – What Drives Your Testing?

Risk or Fear: What drives your testing? Many say they do risk-based testing, but walking the walk is showing to be more challenging than organizations realized. Teams are finding they end up testing “everything” which is counterproductive to a risk-based approach. The testing community must apply a truth telling question: What motivates your test coverage […]

Workshop: Radical Inclusivity – Hands on With Web Accessibility

What do Domino’s Pizza, Northeastern University, and Beyoncé all have in common? They’ve all been sued for failing to make their websites accessible for disabled users. Accessibility has become an increasingly common buzzword for tech companies, but what does it mean? And how does it affect the software we build? In this workshop we will […]