STAREAST 2018 Tutorial: Dominoes of Automating Testing

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Monday, April 30, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Dominoes of Automating Testing

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Many initiatives to automate testing fail because teams focus too heavily on mastering the use of tools and frameworks, and not enough on understanding the foundational principles of a solid test automation strategy. Join Angie Jones and Paul Merrill for this interactive tutorial that requires no coding, no tools, and no laptops. Instead, let's knock down some dominoes! Learn the basic principles of good test automation by setting up dominoes in a way that solves puzzles. Angie and Paul share how to decide what to automate, how to organize test automation not only to reduce risk but also to provide fast feedback, how to integrate automated tests within a continuous integration process, and to understand how time limits us in what we can learn about our systems under test. All skill levels are welcome to join the discussion. No matter where you are in your test automation journey, there is always more to learn. Have fun while gaining critical insights into automated test strategy, design, and execution.

Angie Jones

A senior automation engineer at Twitter, Angie Jones has developed automation strategies and frameworks for countless software products. As a master inventor, she is known for her innovative and out-of-the-box thinking style which has resulted in more than twenty patented inventions in the United States and China. A strong advocate for diversity in technology, Angie shares her wealth of knowledge by speaking and teaching at software conferences worldwide and leading tech workshops for young girls through Black Girls Code. Angie blogs about automation techniques and can be found on Twitter.

Beaufort Fairmont

Paul Merrill is principal software engineer in test and founder of Beaufort Fairmont Automated Testing Services. Paul works with clients every day to accelerate testing, reduce risk, and increase the value of testing processes with test automation. An entrepreneur, tester, and software engineer, Paul has a unique perspective on launching and maintaining quality products. Check out his webinars on the company website.