25 + World-Leading Test Automation Experts Share Their Secrets
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We've brought the best speakers in the world to bring you the knowledge you need to stay ahead of the curve in the automation testing. Make sure to check out our all star lineup below!
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The Automation Guild is awesome! Thankful for Joe putting the hard work into creating an amazing conference
Great to hear you're planning on another conference next year..Thanks for doing this Joe. You have definitely hit a 'sweet spot' in our automation community and made us proud!
Thank you so much for organizing this conference, it was very informative and inspirational. I learned a lot that I will use to fix my code in accordance with the best practices. I met new people and discovered great new blogs and testing resources. Loved the format of the conference! 5 Days commitment is a big thing if you work, but the ability to watch presentation beforehand, or review later - was very helpful. As I said in the past -- devs at my company were jealous - they are looking for conferences in the same format. So thanks again, and looking forward to participate next year
I have been looking forward to this conference since I signed up in December. It far exceeded my expectations. Well done Joe!
Thanks again for doing this conference. I'm SO happy to get this more advanced knowledge to help improve my automation. The training classes I've taken in the past have been more basic level, unfortunately, so it has been challenging to get this kind of information presented here this week. I've learned about new tools at this conference that I didn't even know existed. I'm looking forward to applying some of what I learned, when I get back to work next week.
Thanks for the conference. It has been awesome! Best value I've seen in a testing/automation conference.
Just wanted to say thanks for the excellent work on the automation guild. I've viewed some very valuable sessions throughout the week and have already started planning on how to best use some of the concepts and ideas shared by the presenters.
I could not have asked for a better way to start my year! I had a great time at the Automation Guild Conference 2017 with Joe Colantonio where the panel of speakers consisted of some of the best & brightest of the industry. A big thank you to Joe! This was a great gift to the test community.
Session: Appium Automation for Apps
Dan gives a quick tour of the world of Appium. Discover how to create automation for all your apps. Learn what works and doesn't for mobile automation using Appium.
Dan Cuellar is the creator of the open source mobile automation framework Appium, and Head of Testing at Foodit. Previously, he headed the test organizations Shazam Entertainment in London and Zoosk in San Francisco, and worked as a software engineer on Microsoft Outlook for Mac, and other products in the Microsoft Office suite. He is an advocate of open source technologies and technical software testing. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, with a minor in Music Technology, from the world-renowned School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
Session: If You Want To Automate, You Learn to Code (and learn to code well)
In this talk, we're going to learn how we can learn to automate things. By things, I mean software. Very often, people take automating to mean "test automation," but we're not going to do that. We're going to talk about automating software. If that forms part of your test process, then that's great, so long as you do it well. We're going to make a distinction between automating tactically, and automating strategically; you can automate tactically without learning how to code, but if you want automate strategically, and maximize your chances of success, and have the maximum amount of flexibility when you approach the automating of the systems and processes and tasks that you're going to do, then you'll only get that if you learn how to code - and you'll only really succeed if you know how to code well.
Alan Richardson has more than twenty years of professional IT experience, working as a programmer and at every level of the testing hierarchy from tester through head of testing. Author of the books "Dear Evil Tester", "Selenium Simplified" and "Java For Testers". Alan also has created online training courses to help people learn Technical Web Testing and Selenium WebDriver with Java. He works as an independent consultant, helping companies improve their use of automation, agile, and exploratory technical testing. Alan posts his writing and training videos on SeleniumSimplified.com, EvilTester.com, JavaForTesters.com, and CompendiumDev.co.uk.
Session: How to Grade Your Selenium Tests
Join Dave Haeffner as he steps through the core tenets of good test and page object design, locators, and a repeatable and quantitative approach for assessing your test code. When you're done, you'll be able to see how your tests and page objects stack up, and what changes are needed to help them stand the test of time.
Dave is the writer of Elemental Selenium — a free, once weekly Selenium tip newsletter that is read by hundreds of testing professionals. He is also the creator and maintainer of ChemistryKit(an open-source Selenium framework). He has helped numerous companies successfully implement automated acceptance testing; including The Motley Fool, ManTech International, Sittercity, and Animoto. He is a founder and co-organizer of the Selenium Hangout and has spoken at numerous conferences and meetups about acceptance testing.
Eran Kinsbruner & Uzi Eilon
Session: Shifting From Mobile Manual Testing to BDD Automation
Is this session Eran & Uzi talk about shifting mobile manual testing to behavior driven development efficient test automation using an open-source test framework, which they believe can help solve some of the most commonly seen challenges in today's world.
Eran has been in this testing space, mostly mobile, for the last 17 years. Along the way he’s been a CTO for Mobile Testing and director of QA. Eran has also worked at Sun Microsystems back in the J2ME area, moved to Symbian and other platforms. For the last couple of years, He’s been the Director and Mobile Tech Evangelist with Perfecto, working on thought leadership material, investigating, putting some hands-on experience on mobile testing, both on functional testing perspective as well as non-functional testing, performance, user-condition testing, and so forth.
Session: Testing RESTful APIs with REST-Assured
Is this session Bas covers RESTful APIs and how to test them using the open source java library REST-Assured.
Bas is a test automation and service virtualization consultant who's always looking for more intelligent ways to use tools to improve test processes and software quality.
Session: Automation ROI Robbers
Greg Paskal from Ramsey Solutions share with us the topic of ROI robbers in test automation. This talk has come from his many years of experience as an automation engineer, primarily with the HP toolset, but also with Selenium.
Greg is currently the Director of Quality Assurance – Automation at Ramsey Solutions, A Dave Ramsey Company. He is also the author of multiple white papers on test automation and testing in general. Greg recently published his first book, “Test Automation in the Real World”, sharing insights from over 30 years of automated testing development. He has spoken at many conferences including StarEast, StarWest, QAI and QA TrailBlazers. Greg is known in the testing industry as being passionate about mentoring and training others in software testing and other technical areas. Greg hails from California but currently lives in Nashville, TN with his wife Cindy and daughter Hannah.
Session: Architecting an Agile-Friendly Automation Framework
Angie gets lot of questions from automation engineers who are very comfortable with scripting automation tests, however they want to take it to the next level and learn how to build automation frameworks from scratch. That's what she'll be focusing on in this session - building automation frameworks that are maintainable and Agile-friendly.
Angie Jones is a Consulting Automation Engineer at LexisNexis who advises several scrum teams on QA Automation strategies and best practices and has developed automation frameworks for countless software products.
John Ferguson Smart
Session: Screenplay Pattern with Serenity BDD
In this session John shows us what he believes is a game-changing way of writing automated tests; one that he's seen used very successfully in many projects, to write more reliable, higher-quality, and more sustainable automated test scripts. The approach is called the screenplay pattern, and he'll be showing you how to make it a reality for your projects using Serenity BDD. No matter what framework you're using, I really do hope this talk will change the way you think about how to automate your tests.
John is an international speaker, consultant, author and trainer well known in the Agile community for his many books, articles and presentations, particularly in areas such as BDD, TDD, test automation, software craftsmanship and team collaboration. John also leads development on the innovative Serenity BDD test automation library, described as the "best open-source selenium webdriver framework". Session on BDD and Serenity.
Nilesh is a Software Engineer at PayPal demonstrates Paypal's open-sourced browser automaton framework called nemo.js which is based on top of webdriverjs.
Nilesh is a Software Engineer at PayPal. He is also an open source enthusiast, core team member and contributor on nemo.js. Nilesh has also made contributions to other open source project like grunt-cucumberjs and browsermob-node.
Session: Leveraging Visual Testing for UI Functional Localization Test Automation
The main objective of this workshop is to share how visual testing can be utilized to extend your functional test coverage. Once you're able to get a really good grasp on how to leverage a visual testing, it really opens up different test types for automating different types of testing needs; for example, localization, and even accessibility testing. The main objectives are to get your comfortable with visual testing automation with Applitools Eyes, and go over specific examples.
Peter is an experienced QA/Test Manager with a technical background in software engineering and large-scale real-time systems. He has amassed 10+ years of hands-on experience in various organizations, from start-ups and Fortune 100 companies, to starting his own successful consulting firm.Peter enjoys writing test applications/frameworks, leveraging both COTS and open source technologies such as .NET, Java, and Ruby.
Scott Nimrod is fascinated with software craftsmanship. He has been practicing software development since 2003. He’s a thriving entrepreneur, software consultant, and he blogs. He focuses on native application development and Test Automation.
Session: Property-based testing. Preview
Session: Automation and Management
In this presentation, Katrina shares her thoughts on three important automation topics: 1) How do you decide what to automate, 2) How do you choose a tool, and 3) How do you ask for investment? If you want to be seen as credible, to have people listen to you and be persuaded by what you're saying, then stay tuned for some practical ideas on what to consider when participating in these three discussions with managers.
Katrina Clokie serves a team of more than 30 testers as a Testing Coach in Wellington, New Zealand. She is an active contributor to the international testing community as the editor of Testing Trapeze magazine, a mentor with Speak Easy, a co-founder of her local testing MeetUp WeTest Workshops, an international conference speaker, frequent blogger and tweeter.
Session: Using the Page Object Pattern to Drastically Stabilize Your Automation
In this session Nikolay shows how a single pattern can drastically improve your automated functional tests.
Nikolay Advolodkin is a prolific Automation Test & Quality Assurance Engineer. Currently, he is the Software Testing Instructor on his blog UltimateQA.com. He is the Creator, Instructor, & Co-owner of QTPtutorial.net and a frequent Contributor for the blog, SimpleProgrammer.com. To date, Nikolay is one of the most popular QTP/UFT instructors on Youtube.
Session: Cross Browser Testing using the Gage Framework
In this session Prateek shows how to get stated doing cross browser testing with Gauge and WebDriver. Cross browser testing is a common problem that teams that build web applications face. By the end of today's talk, you'll have a basic understanding of what Gauge is like, and you'll learn how to build a cross browser testing suite using Gauge and WebDriver to test your application.
Prateek has worked as a developer with Thoughtworks for the last 4 years. A polyglot programmer, he has spent a better part of his career in teams building test automation tools for developers and quality analysts.
Session: Keeping Your Cucumbers Sweet
In this session we're going to explore one of the hottest topics that we come across when teams start to get to grips with Cucumber and BDD, and it's about how much detail to use in your scenarios. Many teams find they can't easily agree on this. They can often seem like a matter of personal preference, so it's quite subjective; and that can cause disagreement. It's true there aren't any right or wrong answers, but in this session, I'm going to demonstrate some principles that you can apply to help you make better decisions. We're going to work with some code that we developed at Cucumber for one of our training programs, and that we also use in our video series Cucumber School.
Matt is the Founder of Cucumber Ltd, core developer on the Cucumber project a and co-author of The Cucumber Book - Behavior Driven Development for Testers and Developers.
Session: Introduction to Cucumber
In this session Seb goes through an introduction to Cucumber. He demonstrates using IntelliJ, and Cucumber for Java. Most of the material he covers is equally useful in other versions of Cucumber, and also, in fact, for SpecFlow, which is the .NET, C# port of Cucumber.
Seb has been involved in the full development lifecycle with experience that ranges from Architecture to Support, from BASIC to Ruby. He’s a partner in Cucumber Limited, who help teams adopt and refine their agile practices, with a particular focus on collaboration and automated testing. Regular speaker at conferences and occasional contributor to software journals. Contributing author to “97 Things Every Programmer Should Know” (O’Reilly) and lead author of “The Cucumber for Java Book” (Pragmatic Programmers).He blogs at cucumber.io and tweets as @sebrose.
Session: Agile Automation
In this session Melissa covers, what she sees, as automation and its successful implementation, specifically in an Agile world. This particular content has been probably three or four years in the making, as she's worked in various companies, both large and small: startups, existing companies, legacy companies. There's always been this barrier, or obstacle, in what success, specifically around test automation, looks like. With the increased delivery and collaboration on Agile teams, she felt that after getting that information together, that this became a really good case study. The content that you're about to see now is a couple of years in the making, of what I think test automation in an Agile world looks like from success.
Melissa Tondi has spent most of her career working within software testing teams. She is the founder of Denver Mobile and Quality (DMAQ), board member of Software Quality Association of Denver (SQuAD), and Director of Quality Engineering at EMS Software, where she assists teams to continuously improve the pursuit of quality software—from design to delivery and everything in between. In her software test and quality engineering careers, Melissa has focused on building and organizing teams around three major tenets—efficiency, innovation, and culture - and has created the Greatest Common Denominator (GCD) approach for determining ways in which team members can assess, implement and report on day to day activities so the gap between need and value is as small as possible.
Wilson Mar has been building and bringing enterprise applications to market on major platforms—from mobile to server clouds—as an architect, developer, performance tester, and manager.
Session on The Basics of GitHub for Testers. Preview
Session: Getting Started with Docker and Jenkins
In this session Dima talks about the different parts of integrating with Docker and Jenkins. And gives a quick overview on how to get started.
Dima is the author of Selenium Design Patterns and Best Practice. He started his career in 2003 as a quality assurance intern during his summer internship at Rosetta Stone. Since then, he has spent many years testing software in both a manual and automated fashion in companies such as ThoughtWorks, Groupon, and many others.
He has participated in many different types of projects, including language-learning software, web e-commerce stores, and legacy maintenance for telecommunication and airline companies. His experience includes support to Ruby, Java, iOS, Android, and PHP projects as an automated tester and software developer.
His first real experience with computers was at the age of 14, shortly after moving to the United States of America from Russia; this encounter has sparked a lifelong passion for technology.
Ori Bendet is an experienced manager with more than six years of enterprise software development and innovation experience. In the last 2 years Ori has been the Inbound Product Manager for the Functional and Mobile Testing products at HPE Software, leading a brand new cloud offering currently in stealth mode
Yossi Rachelson is the inbound product manager at HPE Software for Lean Functional Testing (LeanFT). Previous to his current role, Yossi held several positions of software development and RnD management at HPE, and before at Intel. He has a broad experience and knowledge with software development and testing methodologies.
Session: Smart and Robust Automation with HPE LeanFT. Preview
Ravi is the Director, Global Delivery, heading the technology CoEs at Gallop Solutions and he'll be sharing how to do continuous integration with Microsoft tools
Session: Getting Started with Robot Framework
In this session the creator of Robot Framework shows how to get started creating automated test using the Robot Framework.
Pekka Klärck is a tester, developer and independent consultant from Finland with over 15 years of practical experience from the field. He is the original author and lead developer of Robot Framework, a highly flexible open source test automation framework, and thus knows the framework and the ecosystem around it extremely well.
In this session Paul share his data strategies for testing that will improve your test's data management. He goes through an overview of several of the test data strategies, and see examples of, and look at, the code, and then we're going to actually walk through that code together, and look at how it works with an example application that we've created.
Paul Merrill is principal software engineer in test and founder of Beaufort Fairmont Automated Testing Services.Paul works with clients every day to transition teams to automated testing and sync testing up with development in agile environments. An entrepreneur, tester, speaker, and software engineer, Paul has a unique perspective on launching and maintaining quality products. He co-hosts Reflection as a Service, a podcast about software development and entrepreneurship.
In this session Maciej show us the White Framework. He presents on how to run fun, free, fast automated GUI tests, and, more specifically, how to build them from the ground up.
Maciek is truly passionate about learning, trying new things and spreading the word to others. Oh and also quality. Quality is a way of life. He is a Quality Crusader on the Title Source Technology Team in Detroit, MI, where he focuses on supporting, growing and spreading the test automation and quality gospel. He is an avid sailor, kickboxer and in the future will be known as the guy who coined the term “Work From Boat” due to his passion for automation and effective efficiency.
Neil is a solutions architect at Sauce Labs. Prior to joining Sauce Labs, he served as a software engineer at Yahoo!, where he contributed to Yahoo! Mail features and projects. He was one of Yahoo!’s first software engineers to develop Continuous Delivery build infrastructure and pipelines, and he developed an automated functional testing framework to run parallel tests on various browsers.
Session: Testing In Isolation: A Complete CD Pipeline Demo
Michael Sage is technical lead for customer engagements at Fugue. He has over 15 years experience as a solutions architect and consultant helping teams of all sizes with software delivery and performance management. Prior to joining Fugue, Michael worked with industry-leading companies like Mercury Interactive, New Relic, BlazeMeter, and Sauce Labs. He lives in San Francisco.
Session: Performance Testing with Taurus in Jenkins Pipeline
Adam Carmi is the Co-founder and VP R&D of Applitools.
Experienced Hi-Tech executive, who worked as a researcher at IBM,Microsoft and Intel and led the R&D of Safend for eight years until it was acquired. Adam holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Computer Science from the Technion, Israel's Institute of technology.
John Sonmez, the Founder of Simple Programmer and author of Software Skills: The Software Developer's Life Manual.
John also had created over 55 PluralSight video training courses like Creating an Automated Testing Framework with Selenium, Creating Acceptance Tests With FitNesse and Unit Testing In Java With JUnit.
Jonathon is a strategic thought leader and distinguished technology evangelist specialising in emerging technologies, innovation & automation with over 15 years of international commercial experience within global organisations, and is currently Director of Digital Assurance at CA R&D based in Oxford in the UK.
He is the author of several books on test automation as well as numerous online webinars & training courses. With Jonathon’s practical insights into real world application of the core principles and methodologies underpinning DevOps and Enterprise Digital (Smart Cities, IoT and AI).”
Rosalind Radcliffe is an IBM Distinguished Engineer. She is currently the chief architect for DevOps for Enterprise Systems. In her current role she is responsible for driving the product direction for the capabilities in development and operations. This includes working with UrbanCode Deploy, Rational Team Concert, the Monitoring products, and the z/OS development tools to provide DevOps capabilities in support of customers transformations. She also works with Clients helping them in their transformation, and working within z Systems in IBM in our internal transformation.
Prior to her current responsibilities she has been Chief Architect for the Collaborative Lifecycle Management solution for Enterprise Platforms, Chief Architect for IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for SOA, Lead IBMer responsible for IBM's SOA Management strategy, Tivoli Customer test, and she has spent time in Tivoli services, among other things. She started in IBM 29 years ago in ISPF Development.
Jason Arbon is the CEO of Appdiff, which is redefining how enterprises develop, test, and ship mobile apps with zero code and zero setup required. He was formerly the director of engineering and product at Applause.com/uTest.com, where he led product strategy to deliver crowdsourced testing via more than 250,000 community members and created the app store data analytics service. Jason previously held engineering leadership roles at Google and Microsoft, and coauthored How Google Tests Software and App Quality: Secrets for Agile App Teams.
In the true spirit of the automation guild the team at Pacific Life -- Colleen Kirtland, Padma Ramaprasad & Raman Sivasankar -- will present a session around a light weight (but business rule intensive) Test Data Management solution developed at Pacific Life to support automation. Internally, their solution is called "Test Data Time Machine"
Automation Beyond Testing
Visual Validation Testing
Rest API Testing
Framework Creation for Agile
Automation in the Real World
Automation and Management
Each session will be between 30 min and 1 hr. Session will be prerecorded and you can view as many times and as long as you like.
Sessions may include resources like worksheets, PDF summaries, checklists, transcripts, audio files and more...
Most session will focus on actionable automation tools and technique you could use right away. No fluff