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Testing Conference Online-North America would be the largest gatherings of its kind of IT professionals and will bring together some of the top minds in Automation, Agile, Testing, RPA development, coding, Enabling the developer community to discuss future challenges and self-learning.

Join us on April 16, 2021 to have a never before experience with the best minds in Software Testing.

Agenda
Track 1 - Test Strategy and Leadership
Track 2 - Digital QA and Emerging Technologies

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18 Speakers
18 Topics
100 Tickets

Conference Schedule

Track 1 - Test Strategy and Leadership

Track 2 - Digital QA and Emerging Technologies


TestingConf Online - North America

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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 that the things we do to be successful today may not be enough for success tomorrow. This powerful statement can be directly applied to how that the changing landscape of IT is affecting the roles of our project teams. Processes, tools, and approaches that were once successful years ago may not be enough today, tomorrow, and beyond.

This concept relates heavily with the role of test teams today. Discussions we used to have years ago are no longer as relevant now. Waterfall teams have migrated to Agile & DevOps, and there is a need for strategic changes in how we operate within a project and how we communicate across teams.

In this presentation, we will discuss many of the well-known phrases, philosophies, and theories around testing of years past, and how that we must overcome the obstacles and be successful today. We will discuss how the dynamics within the teams must change, and most importantly, how you, as a tester, can influence across the organization.

Key Takeaways:

· Evaluate successes in testing and project teams in the past that have become outdated
· An understanding of the changes we face today within our SDLC processes
· How to identify and address project teams that are stuck in the past
· Tips and guidelines for how to best influence across the team and organization

Speaker Profile

Mike Lyles is a Director of QA and Project Management with over 25 years of IT experience in multiple organizations, including Fortune 50 companies. He has exposure in various IT leadership roles: software development, program management office, and software testing. He has led various teams within testing organizations: functional testing, test environments, software configuration management, test data management, performance testing, test automation, and service virtualization.

Mike has been successful in career development, team building, coaching, and mentoring of IT & QA professionals. Mike has been an international keynote speaker at multiple conferences and events, and is regularly published in testing publications and magazines. His first published motivational book, “The Drive-Thru is Not Always Faster”, was released in 2019.

You can learn more about Mike at www.mikewlyles.com where you can also find his social media links and connect with him there also. His book site is at www.thedrivethrubook.com .

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One of the main criteria to building and implementing successful DevOps pipelines is Continuous Testing based on Test Automation. One of the most overlooked and under planned aspects of developing test automation is designing and architecting the "ecosystem" or Test Automation Framework required to build consistent, scalable test automation that generate repeatable results. In my presentation, I discuss the key ingredients of TAFs including my experience transforming my organization from waterfall to agile to DevOps

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Over 30 years of Engineering leadership in Software & Systems Development. Steve has a unique blend of early stage companies and large corporations, primarily in the data storage, networking, and systems infrastructure space. He is an accomplished senior technology executive with a proven track record of successfully delivering enterprise class software products to market on time with predictability, generating revenue growth from inception to $250 million in products & services. Steve’s strength is execution and delivery while implementing the appropriate amount of process to build engineering organizations for repetitive success. He is keenly aware of budgets and companies’ financial challenges, so he never loses sight of Customer satisfaction, product quality, and company’s strategic objectives.

While Steve constantly rolls up his sleeves, he enjoys technically leading and inspiring talented people to do great things! He has a passion for excellence, continuous learning, and customer satisfaction for today & tomorrow’s needs. Steve has built and led global teams from 20 people to over 300 people while fostering teamwork, collaboration, innovation, consistency, repeatability, and continuous improvement.

Steve is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He holds 2 patents in “Instantiating Virtual Appliances” and “Unified Test Automation System”. Steve is also a graduate of Boston Latin School.

Infrastructure, Quality Engineering, Agile Transformations, Process Improvement, DevOps, & Project Management.

Steve Halzel joined Sungard Availability Services as Senior Director of Infrastructure Engineering in 2016. He has led transformations of the engineering organizations and companies that include delivering new product to market, streamlining development operations, driving enterprise class quality while achieving consistency, scalability and sustainable profitability.

Steve is responsible for driving the modernizing and transformation of the legacy infrastructure to a Software Defined Data Center by building consistent, scalable and reusable architectures for SGAS services in both the private and public clouds. He is also driving the delivery of the highest levels of hardware agnostic automation to drive lifecycle, quality, operational efficiency and rapid time-to-delivery, while implementing an end to end agile DevOps practice.


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Problem aka Why :
We were observing in some of our scrum teams that the software bugs were getting caught very late during the final integration cycles. This was creating effort wastages and release delays.

How :
As the DevOps leader for the business unit I have worked with engineering leaders to create and implement a shift left testing approach.

What :
Product backlog grooming sessions, test mindmap reviews (aka test huddles) before the beginning of the sprints helped us to cut down the requirement bugs. We have enhanced our unit testing practice and implemented SonarQube gatings to capture early quality issues before the code is being integrated. Fully integrated pipelines with zero-touch deploy capabilities with the help of test automation helped us to bring down the defect mountains during the final convergence cycles.

Takeaways:
This structured talk is about change management, culture creation, tool stacks, and practices.

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When thinking about tests against code, have you "done enough?" How do you know that the code is covered appropriately, that odd bugs aren't going to crop up? Did you cover all the use cases and what if someone changes the code down-the-road?

This session is about the unit and integration tests that a developer writes to test their code immediately, not about higher-level tests that are written by a QA individual or department.

This session will examine the code and tests holistically against the various lifecycle stages of code and how the testing needs to adjust:

* Define Inputs and Outputs
* Write Initial Test Coverage
* Handling Bug Coverage
* Refactoring
* Abstraction
* Future Work (how are tests affected?)

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Senior Solutions Developer with Leading EDJE: Husband, father, and programmer.

My focus is on front-end development:

* JavaScript
* CSS
* SVG
* AngularJS and Angular
* React
* Ionic

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During this talk, I will talk about different types of testing leaders and what skills are required to be an effective Testing leader in the changing world of Agile and DevOps. What are the different opportunities to contribute and what is the path toward Servant leadership in Testing domain.

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Over 13 years of diverse techno-functional experience at HSBC, Capgemini (Morgan Stanley) and Fiserv as a Project Manager/Organizational Change Agent at both onsite (US, Costa Rica) and offshore (Pune, Noida) locations. Extensive experience in Software Delivery and consulting, Process Optimizations & Simplification, Agile coaching & implementation, organizational culture change and DevOps tools implementation and management. Proven skills in leading organization wide initiatives to bring cultural and technological transformations to bring agility in deliveries and accelerate time to market. A test evangelist with proven track record of test process optimization, automation ROI and agile scrum coaching.

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In 2019, I helped 100+ teams analyze performance and architectural issues in their distributed applications. In this session, I present the common patterns such as N+1 Call & Query, Payload Flood, Too Granular, Tight Coupling, Bad Timeouts/Retries/Backoff, and Inefficient Dependencies. I teach you how you can detect these patterns yourself fully automated in your CI/CD pipeline using the CNCF project Keptn and its SLI/SLO based Quality Gate approach.

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Andreas Grabner (@grabnerandi) has 20+ years of experience as a software developer, tester and architect and is an advocate for high-performing cloud scale applications. He is a regular contributor to the DevOps community, a frequent speaker at technology conferences and regularly publishes articles on blog.dynatrace.com. In his spare time you can most likely find him on one of the salsa dancefloors of the world!


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This talk focuses on the importance of automation in deploying and managing large scale Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service on private cloud implementations via CI/CD. Also it focuses on, how agile helps teams stay focused on reaching the goal of offering seamless container ecosystem for running thousands of applications at scale with zero downtime in DevOps world.

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Karun Chennuri, is a Principal Engineer, who currently leads Security Operations efforts for Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes teams within T-Mobile. He is a Software Developer with Security Expertise and has about 14 years of experience handling various assignments dealing in PaaS, Cloud Security, Security Solution integration/Architecture, Product security development. Delivered in the past, Keynote on Chaos Engineering at CF Summit and SpringOne Conferences. He loves coding and loves contributing to open source.

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I have heard from other senior testers around the world that they know of data science teams but no testers testing the models, how do we have enough confidence that what is produced is good enough? A model is a statistical black box, how to test it so we understand its behaviour to test is properly. Main aim would be to help inspire testers to explore data science models.

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I am an experienced Testing Consultant with a comprehensive understanding of tools available for software testing and analysis. I am an energetic, technical-minded professional seeking a position as a Product Experience Analyst. My aim is to provide valuable insights that have high technical aptitude, and unyielding commitment to work. Being able to inspire more individuals out there in the world will be a great achievement.

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The benefits of automation tooling for testing and other parts of the process is well known but many people forget that 80% of legacy data resides on mainframes and other legacy systems. This makes automating and building a complete process much harder. In this workshop attendees will create a mindmap to explain ways to help make automation work even in cases with legacy systems.

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Product Leader with experience in DevOps and a passion for understanding user needs and translating them into products and collateral. Spent many users working with different types of automation and testing tools across various industries.

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This session will focus on why and where manual exploratory testing is important and valuable. Test automation tools can be extremely useful when applied with reasonable goals but should not be to replace human testers.

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Kate Conway has always asked a lot of questions. As a UNIX/Linux system administrator, those questions were mainly about OSes, backups, networking, and who unplugged that power cord. Eventually, those answers steered Kate’s career into software testing where she has been able to ask more exciting questions. Most recently, Kate is excited to be managing a team of gifted testers striving to keep the quality bar high (and our users delighted).

Kate has an undergraduate degree from Merrimack College in Philosophy and a Master of Science In Information Technology degree from Bentley University. She was also certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute (PMI). In previous lives, she has also been a Product Manager.

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Our Speakers


Ross Smith

Modern Workplace Supportability Engineering Leader

Microsoft


Mike Lyles

International keynote speaker, Director of QA and Project Management and Author

Bridgetree


Steve Halzel

Senior Director Engineering

Sungard availability Services


Baiju Joseph Thalupadath

Head Of TechOps, Yahoo Business

Verizon


Bob Fornal

Senior Solutions Developer

Leading EDJE, Inc.


Parish Sharma

Agile Coach and Testing Manager

HSBC


Andreas Grabner

DevOps Activist & DevRel

Dynatrace


Laveena Ramchandani

Senior Test Consultant

Deloitte


Karun Kumar Chennuri

Principal Software Engineer

T-Mobile USA Inc


Martin Bakal

Product Director & Evangelist

OpenLegacy


Kate Conway

QA Manager

Atlassian (Trello)


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Early Bird
USD 249 Till March 16, 2021
Group Of 3 or more
USD 299 Till April 16, 2021
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USD 399 Till April 16, 2021


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FAQs

Who can attend TestingConf Online ?

TestingConf 2021 is open to anyone who has an interest in Agile, Automation Testing, Automation Frameworks or any related field. We will share the WebEx link after you have registered.

Why to attend TestingConf ?

Following are the three key questions you and your testing organization or testing department and testing center of excellence should be solving for now: How do we as testers and testing company evolve and thrive in SMAC & IoT world?
From tooling to skilling and from strategies to fundamental values what needs to change and how? What are solutions and services available in market which I can leverage? TestingConf 2021 is an attempt to seek and share answers to these basic questions.

What will you learn about?

Learn latest techniques and skills required to test disruptive technologies from industry stalwarts themselves Latest trends, concepts, processes and tools for testing in SMAC & IoT Recognize, understand and acknowledge challenges in testing emerging technologies. Meet and network with fellow testing experts from leading companies.Learn how to adapt and adopt these changes quickly and swiftly within a team and also across the enterprise.

Are there any prerequisites to attend this program?

Best practices while attending online conference:

Login to your system with the login detail 10 minutes prior to the start time
Should be connected to a good network to avoid interruptions.
Should be at a quiet place while taking your session.
Ensure all other windows are closed and no application is running. This will ensure good audio and video quality
Mute yourself if not expected to speak
Do ask the question via chat box to keep the session lively.
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Do I need to register for the event?

Yes, all conference attendees must register in advance to attend the event.