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AJAY BALAMURUGADAS

CO-FOUNDER @

WEEKEND TESTING

 A Dozen Mistakes of My Software Testing Career

Most of us have our definition of success and there are multiple books on success stories. Though we learn a lot from such success stories, one thing many of us miss is the struggles and failures that the person/team has overcome to achieve the success. When I look back at my career in software testing...

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LALITKUMAR BHAMARE

SENIOR TEST ENGINEER @ XING

Evaluating Testers in Agile Team

Recently, I was invited to conduct a workshop around "Whole Team Testing" at Test Leadership Congress in New York. Participating in this conference has been a great experience, especially because I truly believe in the need for conferences dedicated to test leadership and career path for testers in changing era. Out of the things we discussed, what held my attention the most was the growing concern of evaluation of testers in Agile teams.

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CHRISTIN WIEDEMANN, Ph.D

CO-CEO AND CHIEF SCIENTIST @ PQA TESTING

Future Horizons – Mapping Out the Next Decade of Testing

Big data, autonomous vehicles, and blockchains – every day we are faced with a technology change, whether it is a new adaption of something existing, or a fundamental change we would never even have been able to imagine. But it is not only technology that is changing; the users and how they use technology are changing too. Traditionally testers have primarily thought of users as human....

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JOEL MONTVELISKY

CO-FOUNDER @

PRACTITEST

Why Developers Can’t Test, and What Can You Do About It?

There is nothing we can do about it, (most) developers are simply wired differently than testers and this makes them be really lousy at testing tasks. This has become especially obvious and problematic with the new transition to Agile and the reality where we testers need to test and even coach our development peers.

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JAMES BACH

FOUNDER @

SATISFICE, INC.

My Problem With the Pyramid: Introducing the Round Earth Test Strategy Heuristic

There's a diagram out there called the "Testing Pyramid" (or sometimes the "Test Automation Pyramid"). It seems quite popular among the companies I visit. The Pyramid makes at least one good suggestion, but we can do better than that! In this talk I will tell you my problems with the Pyramid, and why I prefer a more powerful analogy: planet Earth.

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JULIE GARDINER

CEO @

TESTING RAINMAIKER

Evolution—Not Revolution: Transforming Your Testing

You may have heard the saying “The only constant on any project is change.” Yet the prospect of change is rarely welcomed—either personally or professionally. How is it that we still believe that these changes apply to others but not to us? Julie Gardiner says that now is the time to re-evaluate and transform how we do the testing...

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MAHESH CHIKANE

PRINCIPAL TEST MANAGER @ ZYCUS INFOTECH

Communities & Leadership: Our Best Bet to change the State of Testing for Better

Problems: ‘We need more and more Skilled Testers’, ‘Most of the Testers need to upskill themselves massively’, ‘We still have not solved basic Testing problems’, ‘We still do not understand Automation properly’, ‘Decision makers in lots of companies think that automating everything will give them desired quality’, etc.Any thoughts on how we could have dealt with all these Problems better? 

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DAMIAN SYNADINOS

FOUNDER @

INEFFABLE SOLUTIONS

More Than That

“What do you do?”

It’s a frequent first question asked at parties, networking events, and bad dates. And sadly, the answer often includes the word “just”.

Perhaps a more interesting question is, “Who are you?”. But, how do you answer? Often, our identity is dominated by our professional image. However, even those that “live to work” have other facets which may contain hidden value. Testing labels and work sometimes obscure...

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SIMON P. SCHRIJVER

TEST CONSULTANT, OWNER @ TesT-PRO

Pair programming? Pair testing? Working Together With the Developers

In my scrum team, as a tester, I'm responsible for the test work to be done. Most of that test work is done manually. We need to automate those test cases. But, when? And how? The developers and the tester can do a lot together. Sometimes we test together. Sometimes we program together. Sometimes I'm on my own...

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TODD CHERCHES

CEO @

BigBlueGumball

Presenting with Impact & Influence

The ability to get up in front of a room and to deliver an effective presentation with confidence, poise, and presence is one of the most important skills any business professional can possess. And yet so many people try to do so without ever having had any kind of formal training. But presentation design and delivery are distinct, developable skills that – no matter how good you are at it right now – can ALWAYS be made even better.

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ConTEST NYC Speakers and Invited Guests

Roundtable: Test Automation 

The ConTEST NYC Speakers and Invited Guests discuss Test Automation:

- latest trends

- biggest challenges

- good advice

Stay after the session for live chat Q&A in Test Masters Academy Slack channel.

 

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ConTEST NYC Speakers and Invited Guests

Roundtable: Testing the Emergent Technologies

The ConTEST NYC Speakers and Invited Guests discuss Testing The Emergent Technologies (Blockchain, IoT, AI/ML, VR/AR, etc.):

- new challenges in testing

- how to start

- learning the skills

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MICHAEL LARSEN

SOCIALTEXT

The Lone Tester in an Agile World

 

Senses Working Overtime

As more teams become self-organizing, the tester that is part of a dedicated group becomes less common. Testers integrated with test teams are a more common occurrence, and in many cases, especially with smaller teams and projects...

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Accessibility makes it possible for those with various disabilities to access information and services. Inclusive Design focuses on making choices so that software and services are usable by as many people as possible. They are distinct but complementary ...

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SIGGE BIRGISSON

QA MANAGER @

AVENSIA

Driving Higher Quality with DevOps Initiatives

Plenty of things have been written about the roles of testers and QA in the ever-changing world of developers, DevOps, SRE et al. It is a fact that DevOps practices are here to stay, and the demands for time to market is getting ever so small. Still, high quality is what will keep your product relevant.

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ConTEST NYC Speakers and Invited Guests

Roundtable: Whole Team Quality

The ConTEST NYC Speakers and Invited Guests discuss Whole Team Quality:

- how to make whole team testing successful

- test coaching and leadership

- quality advocacy

Stay after the session for live chat Q&A in Test Masters Academy Slack channel.

 

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ConTEST NYC Speakers and Invited Guests

Roundtable: Role of the Modern Tester

The ConTEST NYC Speakers and Invited Guests discuss Role of The Modern Tester:

- skills

- expertise

- attitude

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