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Software Testing: Sessions will show how to implement the best software testing methodologies to help ensure the attendees' teams deliver the best quality product possible.
Guy Royse
George Walters
Putting the D&D in TDD
Guy Royse; George Walters

In this TDD workshop we will be building the domain model for EverCraft -- a new MMORPG from Blizzards of the Coast. We have lots of story cards prepared covering features from combat to magic, classes to spells, and races to items.

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 8:00 AM
Room: Farmington
Topics: Application Development; Software Testing;
Tags: ; Development Practices; Testing

Jason McCreary
Test Driving Test Driven Development
Jason McCreary

You've heard of Test Driven Development and you've probably attended a talk on it. But when you've gone back and tried to do it, you get stuck… What was the process? Where do I start? How do I test this thing with that thing? No more. Let's "test drive" TDD through a live demo to see TDD in action.

Date/Time: Thursday, March 29, 2018 8:00 AM
Room: Appalachian
Topics: Software Testing;
Tags: ; Development Practices; Software Process; Testing

Chris Howard
David Galownia
The Lean Development Process – Understanding and Achieving Product/Market Fit Before Build Starts
Chris Howard; David Galownia

Learn how the Lean process is used to better understand your customer and get ideas in front of users quickly. We'll break down how this compares to traditional software development methodologies and how Lean is great for gauging customer interest and getting to market sooner and with less risk.

Date/Time: Thursday, March 29, 2018 8:00 AM
Room: Heartland
Topics: Project Management; Requirements; Software TestingUser Experience
Tags: ; Project Management; Software Process

Aaron Swerlein
Automate Your Data, Free Your Mind
Aaron Swerlein

Data management is a crucial aspect of any project and frequent pain point for QA.

Date/Time: Thursday, March 29, 2018 8:00 AM
Room: Farmington
Topics: Software Testing;
Tags: ; Ruby/Rails; Testing

Elizabeth Gray
Accessible Support and Technology
Elizabeth Gray

Accessibility has been increasingly seen as a hot-button topic in the tech industry the last few years because it is important. The goal of this talk is to help make it a less overwhelming topic and bring additional awareness to its importance.

Date/Time: Thursday, March 29, 2018 9:15 AM
Room: Grand Belle Hall
Topics: Software TestingUser Experience
Tags:

Matt Smith
ZAPping Security Vulnerabilities in Your Development Pipeline
Matt Smith

Finding security vulnerabilities early saves time and money. The free and open source OWASP Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) allows for automated security testing and report generation throughout the entire development process.

Date/Time: Thursday, March 29, 2018 9:15 AM
Room: Burley/Cumberland/Derby
Topics: Infrastructure; Software Testing
Tags: ; Testing

Dave Sadlon
Devs throwing you a visual curveball? You need a Backstop! - Automate Visual Regression Testing
Dave Sadlon

It can be difficult enough, as a QA, tracking all the visual changes in any given sprint or release. Automated Visual Regression Testing across multiple devices can give a team a visual representation of what changes (even the smallest!) have occurred within their application.

Date/Time: Thursday, March 29, 2018 10:30 AM
Room: Iroquois
Topics: Software Testing; User Experience;
Tags: ; Cross-Platform; Design (UI/UX/CSS); DevOps; JavaScript; Software Process; Testing; Web

Thomas Haver
The Science of Testing
Thomas Haver

Practical experience from research science can be applied to software testing. This talk will explore the patterns and anti-patterns of being a scientist who converts to testing, from mindset to methodology.

Date/Time: Thursday, March 29, 2018 2:00 PM
Room: Grand Belle Hall
Topics: Software Testing
Tags:

Philip Bailey
Night of the Living Documentation: How to Write Perfect Scenarios With Gherkin
Philip Bailey

How to write the most effective, maintainable, and useful scenarios using the Gherkin DSL with any flavor of Cucumber, a popular BDD testing framework.

Date/Time: Thursday, March 29, 2018 3:15 PM
Room: Heartland
Topics: Application Development; Software Testing;
Tags: ; Other Languages; Testing

Martine Dowden
Fabricating Fantastic Forms
Martine Dowden

Delve into usability and accessibility techniques to build better forms.

Date/Time: Thursday, March 29, 2018 4:30 PM
Room: Appalachian
Topics: Application Development; Software Testing; User Experience;
Tags: ; Design (UI/UX/CSS); Development Practices; Other; Testing; Web

Christopher Hamm
Giving Digital Eyes to your Synthetic Tests
Christopher Hamm

Developers have developed robust synthetic/simulated user testing using Selenium technologies, or the like for years. String checking and other regexes won't guarantee the visual representation of the site is correct. Now comes a way to leverage machine learning based computer vision for testing.

Date/Time: Thursday, March 29, 2018 4:30 PM
Room: Heartland
Topics: Software Testing;
Tags: ; DevOps; Testing

Philip Bailey
Docker for Testers
Philip Bailey

Exploring Docker through the lens of manual quality assurance.

Date/Time: Friday, March 30, 2018 8:00 AM
Room: Goldenrod
Topics: Software Testing;
Tags: ; Testing

Richard Teachout
Job Skill Tips - Work towards Promotions / Enhance your Resume
Richard Teachout

If you are looking for some tips and tricks to get that promotion, or find your Dream Tech job.. this session may be the best one for you. Learn some tips from my perspective, of ways to get the promotion or interview... and hopefully get it.

Date/Time: Friday, March 30, 2018 9:15 AM
Room: Appalachian
Topics: Application Development; Infrastructure; Project Management; Requirements; Soft Skills; Software Testing; User Experience;
Tags: ; Accessibility; Agile; Architecture Practices; Big Data; Clojure; Cloud; Continuous Deployment; Cross-Platform; Database/SQL; Design (UI/UX/CSS); Development Practices; DevOps; Functional Programming; Hardware; iOS/OSX; IoT; Java; JavaScript; Mobile; Other; Other Languages; PHP; Project Management; Python; Requirements; Ruby/Rails; Scala; Security; Soft Skills; Software Process; Testing; Web; Web Services; Windows 8/10

Scott Seighman
Monitoring Java Application Performance Using Thermostat
Scott Seighman

Overview and demo of Thermostat, an open source Java instrumentation and monitoring tool.

Date/Time: Friday, March 30, 2018 9:15 AM
Room: Goldenrod
Topics: Application DevelopmentSoftware Testing
Tags:

Thomas Haver
Transform Your Organization with an Enterprise Automation Program
Thomas Haver

A introspective dive into the problems faced by teams in scaling automation for an enterprise. The lack of both coordination between teams & enforcement of standards leads to divergent, messy solutions to test automation. The talk will demonstrate how to build a robust enterprise automation solution

Date/Time: Friday, March 30, 2018 9:15 AM
Room: Burley/Cumberland/Derby
Topics: Software Testing;
Tags: ; Functional Programming; Testing

Priya Rajagopal
Postman Delivers : API Development and Testing Made Easy
Priya Rajagopal

Whether you are a consumer or publisher of WebServices APIs, you would need a way to explore, evaluate and test APIs . In this talk, we will explore Postman, an easy-to-use, free app that facilitates "API driven development" by simplifying API development, documentation and testing.

Date/Time: Friday, March 30, 2018 10:30 AM
Room: Farmington
Topics: Application Development; Software Testing;
Tags: ; Other; Web

Ryan Ripley
Faye Thompson
Collaborative Curiosity
Ryan Ripley; Faye Thompson

Bring your questions, as you are the product owner to this conversation about celebrating curiosity, becoming more agile and fostering an environment that allows your team to succeed. We will address the questions of the room and facilitate a whole-conference conversation.

Date/Time: Friday, March 30, 2018 12:30 PM
Room: Grand Belle Hall
Topics: Application Development; Infrastructure; Project Management; Requirements; Soft Skills; Software Testing; User Experience;
Tags: ; Accessibility; Agile; Architecture Practices; Big Data; Clojure; Cloud; Continuous Deployment; Cross-Platform; Database/SQL; Design (UI/UX/CSS); Development Practices; DevOps; Functional Programming; Hardware; iOS/OSX; IoT; Java; JavaScript; Mobile; Other; Other Languages; PHP; Project Management; Python; Requirements; Ruby/Rails; Scala; Security; Soft Skills; Software Process; Testing; Web; Web Services; Windows 8/10

Martine Dowden
Accessibility Cookbook: 10 easy recipes
Martine Dowden

Delve into the top accessibility fails. We will look at what they are, how to test for them, and how to fix them.

Date/Time: Friday, March 30, 2018 2:00 PM
Room: Jefferson
Topics: Software Testing; User Experience;
Tags: ; Design (UI/UX/CSS); Development Practices; Other; Web

Andrew Griffin
Test, REST, Repeat
Andrew Griffin

This talk is focused on how to interact with REST API calls from a QA perspective. Participants will be introduced to what an API call is, break down each of its parts, and finally be given a short demo of how to validate service calls through code.

Date/Time: Friday, March 30, 2018 2:00 PM
Room: Goldenrod
Topics: Application Development; Software Testing
Tags: ; Testing

Sarala Pandey
Maturing the Enterprise Quality Practice
Sarala Pandey

Quality can be easy to handle for a single team or product, but when an organization attempts to establish consistent quality across segments, failure is often the result. In this presentation, the audience will learn approaches from the team-level & management-level to mature the quality practice.

Date/Time: Friday, March 30, 2018 3:30 PM
Room: Goldenrod
Topics: Soft Skills; Software Testing;
Tags: ; Soft Skills; Software Process; Testing

Dave Sadlon
Becoming a full-stack QA Engineer - Evolving in an ever-changing Market
Dave Sadlon

With the emergence of Agile and DevOps in many IT shops and companies, it's vital we as QA engineers adapt to the market demand and change. This talk will focus on what it means to be a Full-Stack QA Engineer and how does one go about becoming the "Swiss Army Knife" of QA.

Date/Time: Friday, March 30, 2018 4:45 PM
Room: Farmington
Topics: Soft Skills; Software Testing;
Tags: ; Soft Skills; Software Process; Testing

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