July QASIG Meeting – Lightning Talks

Date(s) - 07/13/2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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At July’s QASIG meeting we’ll be doing the Lightning Talk format – 5-6 short presentations (5 minutes each) on various subjects and with different presenters.

Confirmed Speakers:

Frank Charlton, Software Test Lead, Sonos
Data is Your Friend

As testers there are so many things that we can be doing with data/metrics/analytics. Are you making the most of data?
About: Frank Charlton likes to break things and think through problems in creative ways. He found his way into testing after a career in the music industry where (it turns out) he was building the same kinds of skills he utilizes to this day. He is a Software Test Lead for Sonos where he works primarily on their applications, and tries to ensure the Seattle office is blasting good music throughout the day. With a strong passion for UI, he works in a tight-knit team of developers, UX designers, product managers, and researchers to ensure that users are always given the best experience, without being weighed down by technology. Frank attempts to write at frankcharlton.me and tries to be funny sometimes on Twitter @frankcharlton. When not sitting in front of a computer he can be found singing karaoke, camping, or tasting cocktails.

Jason Thane, Software Developer and Co-Founder, General UI
Developer Pairing

Pairing means working in teams of two developers with one computer, two keyboards, and two mice. One driver, one navigator. I will talk about why it’s helpful and what we get out of it at General UI. Notably, you solve problems differently when talking about the problem as a pair rather than when just writing code in solo fashion.
About: Jason Thane is a software developer and co-founder of General UI, a Seattle-based developer community built on principles of communication and trust.

Matt Griscom
MetaAutomation: Quality Automation for Software that Matters

Do you do automation for software quality? I have and still do. Years ago, I realized: we’ve all been doing it somewhat wrong. So, I set out to reassess and re-define the big picture.
The result is MetaAutomation, a pattern language for vastly greater business value with quality measurements. It’s more than how NOT to do it wrong; it’s about how to create vastly better business value than is available with conventional patterns and practices.
This lightning talk gives a launching point to quality automation for software that matters.
About: Matt Griscom has 30 years’ experience creating software including innovative test automation, harnesses and frameworks. Two degrees in physics primed him to seek the big picture in any setting. This comprehensive vision and a love of solving difficult and important problems led him to create the MetaAutomation pattern language to enable more effective automated verifications for software quality measurement. Matt blogs on MetaAutomation and publishes books on that topic to lead the entire software quality process through a quantum leap in improved productivity, communication and business value. Matt loves helping people solve problems with computers and IT, and is available by email at matt@metaautomation.net.

Satyajit Malugu, Senior SDET, GoDaddy
Making UI automation work in Javascript

JS is different kind of language from static languages Java, C# and even dynamic languages like Ruby/Python. A reliable automation suite requires test tagging, synchronized waits, parallel test runs and other features to make it work in an organization. This talk will walk through these aspects.
About: Satyajit is a Senior SDET focussing on mobile testing at GoDaddy, Kirkland, Washington, USA. His work involves automation of native and hybrid apps and providing test perspective to his team that recently converted from waterfall to an agile process. Before Godaddy he worked at Urbanspoon and gained SDET knowledge at Microsoft. As a testing leader in a company that is deploying a suite of native apps, he in involved with strategizing, executing and mentoring other teams on best practices for native mobile testing.  He presented on mobile topics at various conferences He blogs at www.mobiletest.engineer and you can find him on twitter at @malugu

Srilu Pinjala
Testing vs. Acceptance Criteria Checking

We have come a long way from requirements to user stories. User stories have acceptance criteria now.  We have zero defect policies for code merges, we have 100 % test case pass results. But we still manage to release products with big and humongous bugs via inconsistent User experience, inconsistent messaging, variety of UI elements that hugely vary from one page to another. And most of all the logic in the code is also inconsistent. The customers can see these issues how did the testers miss them?
About: Srilu Pinjala has 11 years experience in testing, test management, and automating. She has worked at Lowes, Expedia, Porch, Amazon, IBM and more places where test cases were non-existent or the existing test cases were abysmal. She believes in exploring the product and fixing the requirements not the other way around. She uses the same approach to write test cases too. She enjoys testing customer facing applications. Connect with her –https://www.linkedin.com/in/srilupinjala; More fun stuff at –https://qasrilu.blogspot.com/


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