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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.

Workshop: Building Trust and Breaking Barriers (with LEGO!)

LEGO(R) sets are fun to build, but who has ever attempted to build a set without looking at the instructions? In this workshop, attendees will form teams and attempt to build a LEGO(R) set without instructions. Through a series of iterative exercises that provide more product details, the teams will attempt to build & test […]

Session: The Forensics of Testing

Through the years, we have witnessed an amazing evolution in crime tv shows. Originally, these shows would give details of crimes similar to a news report. Crime shows today will set the tone early. They give hints of the storyline to the viewer. They open with video clips of their discussions with victims and key […]

Session: Now You’re Cooking with Observability

Cooking is a perfect example of terrible observability. How do you know if the food your cooking is “done” or heated to the proper temperature? How do you know if something has gone wrong during the cooking process? What approaches and solutions do chefs employ to manage this acute lack of internal measurements and testing […]

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: 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 […]

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 was a small startup. In 2021, we are not a startup anymore. We did not experience hyper-growth, but it was definitely significant growth. Oh, and to further complicate things, all of our […]

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 […]

Workshop: Accessibility Testing by Design

It’s often said that accessibility is solved at the design stage. In many organizations there is little to no communication between designers and testers, roles key to a successful implementation of accessibility. This lack of interactions is a missed opportunity for valuable collaboration that can ease struggles and help improve testing. This workshop focuses on […]

Track Talk: Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You

Let’s talk about the elephant in the room. Companies are pressuring testers to do everything but test. Many won’t even interview you unless you advertise automation skills. The reason why may surprise you: they don’t understand the value of testing — and they won’t until you show them. This session will equip you with specific […]