STAREAST 2020 Concurrent Session : Demystifying Open Source for Testers


Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 11:15am to 12:15pm

Demystifying Open Source for Testers

An ever increasing number of projects are going open source. More and more companies are also relying on open source projects for their applications, either depending on them directly or using some of the open source tools out there. As a tester, what do you need to know about open source? What are some of the challenges when your application relies on open source resources? What should you consider when using an open source tool for testing? If you're interested in getting involved in the open source community but not quite sure how to go about it, join Janna Loeffler as she talks about how to break into the community. Open source isn't just for people with coding skills—open source is for everyone. Come learn how anyone can get started contributing to the open source community.

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Janna Loeffler has more than fifteen years of software quality experience. She holds a bachelor's degree in computer engineering and a master's degree in business administration. Working in a variety of software engineering roles, including development, testing, quality assurance, and DevOps, has provided her with a holistic view of software engineering. She has worked on a wide variety of products, such as industrial controls, embedded medical devices, websites, mobile applications, and theme park attractions. Janna has a passion for helping people build high-quality software more efficiently.