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Discover Actionable Automation Awesomeness in the New Year!

20+ Experts Reveal Their Top Automation and Flaky Test Killing Secrets.

Join the 3rd annual Automation Guild an online conference and community dedicated 100% to helping YOU  succeed with your automation testing efforts. 

FEB 4-6 2019 10-5:30 (EST/EDT)

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LINEUP (* speakers time subject to change

DAY 1 Feb 4 (all time are in EDT)

Nikolay Advolodkin

10-10:50 AM(EDT)

Nikolay Advolodkin - Achieving Parallel Test Execution in Automation

In this session, Nikolay will teach the requirements to achieve parallelization with any automation. There are four key components that are required to run tests in parallel.  Nikolay will tell you about these requirements, how you can achieve them, and how to enjoy a blissful state of parallel test execution.

Kent C Dodds

11-11:50 AM(EDT)

Kent C Dodds - Jest a minute

I've been testing JavaScript for years and I've tried pretty much every automated testing tool available. When it comes to unit and integration tests, nothing has made me happier then Jest by Facebook. In this session I'm going to demo some of my favorite features of Jest's capabilities (including how you can use it to even run your Python tests)! I hope you enjoy the session and I look forward to answering your questions!

Ioana Porcarasu

12:30-1:20 PM(EDT)

Ioana Porcarasu - Test pyramid in a microservices architecture

To ensure a good automated checks strategy without ending up with an inverted pyramid, we need to become more technical, we need to understand the architecture of the system we're testing.

Dzmitry Humianiuk

1:30-2:20 PM(EDT)

Dzmitry Humianiuk - AI-powered test automation dashboard

Share details and use case for ReportPortal.io, which Open Sourced solution for reporting in test automation, powered with ML

Angie Jones

2:30-3:20 PM(EDT)

Angie Jones - The Devil is in the Detail: Good Gherkin for Complex Automation Frameworks

Learn to write efficient Gherkin when your automation framework includes more than just UI steps.

Vinoth Selvaraj

3:30-4:20 PM(EDT)

Vinoth Selvaraj - Design Patterns In Test Automation

Design Patterns are well optimized, reusable solutions to general problems in software design. Most of the test automation fails in large projects due to poor design. Aim of this presentation to show some examples of Design Patterns to properly design Page Objects,Tests & Business workflows.

Raj Subramanian

4:30-5:20 PM(EDT)

Raj Subramanian - Smart and stable automated testing using AI based Dynamic Locators

Raj will cover the basics of AI, discuss the current problems with UI based test automation, discuss with live demos how AI based Dynamic Locators help to make your tests more resilient to change and in turn helps in building smarter, stable and much faster tests. Finally, will cover the future of AI based testing.

DAY 2 Feb 5

10-10:50 AM(EDT)

Eran Kinsbruner- Future-Proofing Testers in the Age of AI, ML, and Bots

Understand the role of modern tester and testing in general in the era of growing AI and ML tools


11-11:50 AM(EDT)

Paul Grizzaffi - Care and Feeding Of Cast Iron...And Automation

Creating maintainable automation doesn't happen by accident, it must be deliberately built-in; we'll discuss how to make automation maintainable and some of the external influences that challenge that maintainability.


12:30-1:20 PM(EDT)

Corina Pip - IntelliJ to help you with the automation code

We tend to write a lot of automation code, and for that we use an IDE. My favorite one is IntelliJ, and i will show why in this talk: from shortcuts that help organize and cleanup the code, to features that allow for some parts of the code to be generated automatically, there is so much goodness in this tool that can help us testers be more efficient when writing our code. If you're already using the tool, after this talk you can get the most out of it. I will demo, on existing code, what shortcuts i use the most and why, and what other cool features i apply on my code to get it looking awesome.


1:30-2:20 PM(EDT)

Jonathan Lipps - Evolving Appium: Image Recognition and AI For Mobile Testing

Dimple Gupta

2:30-3:20 PM(EDT)

Dimple Gupta - Test Design Principles

An effective and efficiently designed Test Automation framework leads to less remediation and maintenance effort resulting in time and cost savings .


3:30-4:20 PM(EDT)

Tariq King - Test Machina: Demystifying AI-Driven Testing Bots

End of Day Roundtable Topic - Ask Us Anything

Dorothy Graham

4:30-5:10 PM(EDT)

Dorothy Graham (Roundtable Expert)

Danny McKeown

4:30-5:10 PM(EDT)

Danny McKeown (Roundtable Expert)

Lisa Cripin

4:30-5:10 PM(EDT)

Lisa Crispin (Roundtable Expert)

DAY 3  Feb 6

Adam Carmi

10-10:50 AM(EDT)

Adam Carmi - Tips from the trenches: how we build and test AI @ Applitools

AI is changing our world. It is being employed in all types of applications and increasingly impacts the way we build and test software. However, since it is relatively new, very little real-world experience and engineering wisdom is available to the dev & test community.

In this talk, I'll share practical development and testing tips from our years of experience building an AI-powered service. We will cover common approaches to implementing AI, and the applicability of each to solving different types of problems. We'll explore the unique challenges involved with AI development and how they may lead to delivery delays or quality issues we should watch out for. We will share many practical tips on testing AI-based features, and explore areas where you can employ AI to be more productive at your job.

Ingmar Goudt

11-11:50 AM(EDT)

Ingmar Goudt - Taking care of your Test Code : A story on Coupling, Concepts and Communication

Test Automation is requiring more software engineering skills lately. As a Test Automation Engineer, you want to structure your codebase correctly, in order to prevent a long term mess. This talk will discuss code Coupling, thinking in Concepts, and Communication with your peers, and finally some Java libraries will be demonstrated.

Peter Thomas

12:30-1:20 PM(EDT)

Peter Thomas - Karate - MicroServices Test-Automation Made Simple

Karate is popular open-source project for web-service API testing. Inspired by Cucumber - it combines BDD syntax with a DSL carefully crafted to deal with HTTP, Peter will walk through the features of Karate, and how it can be effectively used for testing web-service APIs. You get to hear straight from the creator of Karate the motivations for creating this framework in the first place, how it differs from the competition, and how it helps accelerate the development and quality-assurance of web-services of all kinds, be it REST, SOAP or GraphQL.


1:30-2:20 PM(EDT)

Gleb Bahmutov - Stop using Page Objects and Start using App Actions

Writing maintainable end-to-end tests is challenging. Often testers create another layer of indirection on top of the web page called page objects to execute common actions. In this presentation, I argue that page objects are a bad practice, and suggest dispatching actions directly to the application’s internal logic. This works great with a modern test runner like Cypress.io that runs the test code directly alongside the application’s code inside the browser.

Lee Barnes

2:30-3:20 PM(EDT)

Lee Barnes - Test Automation in DevOps Moving Towards Continuous Testing

Understand key issues preventing the incorporation of test automation in the DevOps pipeline, learn techniques for effectively applying automation to DevOps testing activities, and begin moving towards continuous testing.

Noemi Ferrera

3:30-4:20 PM(EDT)

Noemi Ferrera - Airtest for Hard To Automate Games and Applications

Airtest project is an open-source cross platform automation solution developed by China's gaming giant Netease. It is divided in 3 different projects: airtestIDE, airtest and Poco. In this talk you will learn how to automate different applications using them and how to optimize your automation to be maintainable, reliable, powerful and awesome. Our aim is to help you automate anything in a fast and durable way, so you can save time and have a simpler life

End of Day Roundtable Topic - Ask Us Anything

4:30-5:10 PM(EDT)

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Paul Merrill (Roundtable Expert)


Kwo Ding (Roundtable Expert)

Guljeet Nagpaul

Guljeet Nagpaul (Roundtable Expert)

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We guarantee that you will discover a tip, tool, technique or best practice that will help your testing efforts or your career.

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Nick Baynham

I enjoyed the automation guild, made a stack of notes, then implemented nearly code-less automation in just 90 days! ~ Nick Baynham

Randy Stevenson

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 

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