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In this track you will learn the strategic and practical approaches to software testing and test case design, based on the underlying software development methodology.

Track Talk: Attention Contention

There is a lot of planning that goes into testing, from understanding the application requirements and user stories, to strategizing a test approach, test environments setup, test data setup, test automation, release support, etc. A lot of details, moving parts, integrations and dependencies to track. Despite our preparation, there are controlled and uncontrolled factors that […]

Session: Scaling AWS Serverless Architecture in the Real World

We will talk about what serverless is at a high level then go more in-depth into why it’s a new industry trend. At the end of it, I will show how you can scale an application to meet enterprise standards and show pricing. Session Takeaways: Learn more about modern application development. Be able to implement […]

Track Talk: Discussions Testers Should No Longer Be Having

How many times have you heard statements like, “How did we miss this in test”, “This defect doesn’t happen on my machine”, “We do not need automation”, or “We are waiting on testing to give us the green light”? Many years ago, Stephen Covey made the statement “Nothing Fails Like Success”. He spoke on how […]

Workshop: Leading the Next Generation of Software Testing

It has been said “Everything rises and falls on leadership”. The world has experienced many changes over the last few decades, and organizations must respond to this constant change at much greater speed than ever before. Many companies are eliminating the role of the test manager in agile teams and creating flat organizations which combine […]

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: 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 […]

Workshop: Scaling Quality Workshop

Is your software engineering company scaling? Are you assuming that your quality and test practices will magically scale also? In 2015, Olo Engineering had roughly 40 engineers and 4 teams. In January of 2020, we have over 100 engineers and 15 teams! Not exactly hyper-growth, but definitely significant. Oh, and to further complicate things, these […]

Session: Hybrid Performance Testing – Does Render Time Matter?

Traditional load testing typically means testing the back-end application by simulating a request and measuring how long it takes to get the first byte and the last byte. Browser render time is not measured. Why not? Because render time can be impacted by the speed of the user’s computer or device, how many tabs are […]

Session: Make Every Team a QA Team

QA has progressed from a silo of quality control to organization-wide quality assurance. Companies are now seeing that QA is no longer about having a functional role but about the importance of the practice and the value it provides to ensure successful outcomes. We will talk about evolution of QA in our experiences and the […]