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Monday, February 15
 

6:30am IST

World Cafe and Competition
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Monday February 15, 2021 6:30am - 8:30am IST
Reception Hall

1:30pm IST

World Cafe and Competition
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Monday February 15, 2021 1:30pm - 3:30pm IST
Reception Hall

9:30pm IST

World Cafe and Competition
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Monday February 15, 2021 9:30pm - 11:30pm IST
Reception Hall
 
Tuesday, February 16
 

6:30am IST

Lean Coffee and the Game
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Tuesday February 16, 2021 6:30am - 8:30am IST
Reception Hall

1:30pm IST

Lean Coffee and the Game
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Tuesday February 16, 2021 1:30pm - 3:30pm IST
Reception Hall

9:30pm IST

Lean Coffee and the Game
Welcome to pre-conference socials!

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Tuesday February 16, 2021 9:30pm - 10:30pm IST
Reception Hall
 
Wednesday, February 17
 

6:30am IST

Testing Game (icebreaker)
Speakers
avatar for Mike Talks

Mike Talks

Test Manager at Datacom (New Zealand)
Mike Talks has worked in the IT industry for 22 years. Rather than having two decades of proficiency in Windows 95. that time has been one of constant evolution and rediscovery, none more so than the last 6 years. But he's learned to not be afraid. As David Bowie, the master of reinvention... Read More →


Wednesday February 17, 2021 6:30am - 7:15am IST
Channel 1

7:15am IST

Break
Wednesday February 17, 2021 7:15am - 7:20am IST
TBA

7:20am IST

Mindmap Driven Testing
Tester’s are expected to come up with a lot of test artifacts during the process of software testing. The traditional test artifacts are time-intensive, bulky and their structure do not support the agile approach of software development. When working in an agile environment testers work in highly compressed test execution cycles.

According to “State of Testing 2017” – There is a notable jump from 51% to 63% for testers that are handling documentation. Overall we continue to see a constant increase in the amount of formal testing documentation written. But are these documents adding value? Not really. Most of the test documents created go out of date very quickly as they cannot embrace change and its a huge effort to update these documents. If testers spend too much time in documentation, they might end up having very little time to do actual testing. Documentation is NOT testing but rather a chief distraction in software testing.

My talk focuses on leveraging smart techniques like mind maps to create lean test artifacts. We will discover how lean test artifacts created using mind maps can save a tremendous amount of time involved in test documentation. The audience will learn how to reduce waste by avoiding extensive formats for test documentation at the same time trigger creative thoughts to come up with awesome test ideas that will uncover more defects. The presentation will deep dive into every stage of agile testing and how mind maps can add value.

Speakers
avatar for Prashant Hegde

Prashant Hegde

QA Lead, MoEngage
Prashant Hegde is a passionate tester. He has ably led test teams to success in many organizations and helped them improve their application quality process. Prashant currently leads the QA team at MoEngage. MoEngage is the leader in the mobile engagement market, with a presence across... Read More →



Wednesday February 17, 2021 7:20am - 8:05am IST
Channel 2

7:20am IST

Shifting Quality Left in an Enterprise World
There is a lot of material around shifting quality left. However there is no one single place which explains all the steps that should be adopted. I would like to share my experience and learning of converting a project that had 1500+ end to end tests and waterfall processes into a test pyramid model with Agile concepts. The challenges in implementing changes in a large enterprise world and the step by step solutions will be explained as part of the presentation.

I will be describing the challenges and the steps adopted at technical and people level in a project to improve the story turnout time that had a lot of quality concerns due to misconceptions around Agile practices. The environment was very defensive towards changes and showed no interest in learning and improving.

I adopted multiple steps to win over the scenario on trial and error basis.

The process involved creating milestones and breaking those into smaller achievable goals:
1) Fixing regression tests that was always red and moving it to the main pipeline
2) Moving QAs to sit in between developers
3) Jenga game to demonstrate QA Dev collaboration
4) Reviewing cards before kicking off
5) Removing unwanted E2E tests which were around 1500 in total by creating a list of tests which had equivalent unit tests
6) Capturing the code coverage at the unit and integration level and identified the backlogs
The people behavior was the last due to non-corporation from the QA team for which I had to win over the QA manager by making it clear that nothing was forced down on the team without consent

Overall, the presentation will explain how to implement disruptive changes optimally.

Testers, Developers and senior management are the primary audience and this does not require any advanced technical knowledge."

Speakers
avatar for Haritha Hari

Haritha Hari

Lead QA, ThoughtWorks
Haritha is a Lead Quality Analyst at ThoughtWorks, Australia.Haritha has several years of experience in the field of software consultation and delivery. She has leveraged her skills of analysis, building automation frameworks and testing to solve quality challenges across business... Read More →



Wednesday February 17, 2021 7:20am - 8:05am IST
Channel 3

7:20am IST

Stepping Stones into the World of Continous Security Testing
Description: Security has become a necessity in our day-to-day activities.

Most QA Engineers think that they can not contribute to testing security of the application. But that is not true. There are many ways QA can find the vulnerabilities in the system. This talk will help you to understand how it is possible with your existing automation tests.

I will also share how I was able to overcome the following questions that lingered in my mind when I was thinking of security testing:

How can we uncover these vulnerabilities?
Do we understand the basic security tests that we run?
How can we enable the team to gain the capability to understand and be a part of Security Testing?
How can we have DAST Automated with our Selenium Automation Tests?
How can we have DAST part of CI/CD pipeline?


In this talk, you will see how you could drive our testing team to understand the benefits of finding security defects at an early stage without putting much effort with the existing test automation suite.

This talk will introduce the audience to take their very own first steps in to Security Testing. I will be introducing them to concepts and how to move forward with security testing with Open Source tools. There will be real demos, which will comprise overviews on certain OWASP vulnerabilities with demos on Web Application DAST with Selenium and Jenkins.

This will be a helpful talk for those who are interested in stepping into the world of continuous security testing with their QA team.


Outcomes: Seldom do we understand the importance of non-functional testing. This might be a new aspect to look forward to for many in the audience. I will deliver keep steps so that they can take it back and use them in their teams to get into the world of Security Testing.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Thalayasingam

Christina Thalayasingam

Senior Test Engineer I, Medidata Solutions
Christina Thalayasingam has more than 6 years of experience in both functional and non-functional testing. She possesses a development background. Since she has worked on PHP Web Development and Android Mobile Development before taking up Quality Engineering.She has worked in automate... Read More →



Wednesday February 17, 2021 7:20am - 8:05am IST
Channel 1

8:05am IST

Break
Wednesday February 17, 2021 8:05am - 8:10am IST
TBA

8:10am IST

From Concept to Reality: A Practical Application of Actionable Data
Anyone can make a pretty bar graph, but can you make sound decisions based on that graph? Is it actionable, or is it only a concept? How do you turn flashy concepts into actionable visualizations?

Can you see the end result of those concepts; will they ever become reality? Do you have the vision and drive to figure out how to get from today to tomorrow before it becomes yesterday?

American mathematician John Tukey once said, The greatest value of a picture is when it forces us to notice what we never expected to see." What value do you see in your data? And what ideas do you have when you see it? Learn how you can capitalize on your ideas and turn them into reality by blending internal with external, leveraging them into a cohesive strategy for both the short term AND the long term.

See the five "Stages of the Spectrum in action while discovering the difference between impact and influence, and how that difference plays into making data actionable.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Joe Perez

Dr. Joe Perez

Senior Systems Analyst, NC Dept. of Health & Human Services
Having received both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in secondary education, Joe began a ten-year career as a high school teacher providing instruction in economics, Spanish, Bible, and computers. While in his teaching career, he furthered his graduate education, earning a doctorate... Read More →



Wednesday February 17, 2021 8:10am - 8:55am IST
Channel 2

8:10am IST

You, Inc.: Building Your Life's Development Plan
We all spend enough time thinking about the next feature and its development plan. Days, months, and sometimes years go by working on things that are a priority for our team and company. But how much time do we spend on discovering what is crucial for us and our own development? We can give more when we are at our best. This is not limited to career aspirations, but also applies to work-life balance, as it takes a family and a team to make anyone successful. Aprajita Mathur will work with you in a live session to build your own development plan. She will discuss six strategies that have helped her maintain the course of her career and personal life through happy, hard, and dark times. You will be ready to use these strategies to not only be an awesome you, but also build development plans for your team and help them grow within and outside the organization.

Speakers
avatar for Aprajita Mathur

Aprajita Mathur

Bioinformatics Software Test Manager at Guardant Health (USA)
I love to talk to people about challenges they face in workplace/life and how they have overcome them or how they envision they will overcome them. I believe people and their zeal to make things better is what drives innovation and progress. This is also true in organizations. No... Read More →



Wednesday February 17, 2021 8:10am - 8:55am IST
Channel 1

8:55am IST

1:30pm IST

Testing Game (icebreaker)
Speakers
avatar for Mike Talks

Mike Talks

Test Manager at Datacom (New Zealand)
Mike Talks has worked in the IT industry for 22 years. Rather than having two decades of proficiency in Windows 95. that time has been one of constant evolution and rediscovery, none more so than the last 6 years. But he's learned to not be afraid. As David Bowie, the master of reinvention... Read More →


Wednesday February 17, 2021 1:30pm - 2:15pm IST
Channel 1

2:15pm IST

Break
Wednesday February 17, 2021 2:15pm - 2:20pm IST
TBA

2:20pm IST

A Journey from Testing to Product Management
I was a professional software tester for 10 years. During that time I worked for different companies in different testing roles. In 2011, I started a blog about software testing www.adventuresinqa.com and in 2014/2015 I wrote two books about mobile and smartwatch testing which became really popular in the software testing industry. However, on the peak of my professional career as software tester, I decided to become a product manager.

Many people asked me: Why are you doing this? You are an expert in your field, why starting from almost 0 again?" And there were more questions.

I bet you may have asked the same questions while reading the first sentences. If you want to know the answers to the questions, come to my talk. During this talk I will guide you through my personal journey from a software tester to a product manager and what you can learn from it.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Knott

Daniel Knott

Senior Product Manager, XING GmbH & Co. KG
Daniel loves digital products with high quality being it web or native mobile applications. In that past 10 years, he worked as Lead Software Test Engineer for different native mobile apps. During his time as test engineer he wrote 2 books - Hands-On Mobile App Testing and Smartwatch... Read More →



Wednesday February 17, 2021 2:20pm - 3:05pm IST
Channel 3

2:20pm IST

Developing Product Review Practices (That Work)
Testing begins even before a single line of code is written. This talk will show you how I learned that fact through product management experience, which helped me to contribute now as a tester by utilizing critical thinking at the right time during the product definition. 

In this talk, I will eat my own dog food and use my mistakes to demonstrate why including a tester’s critical feedback helps assess and address risks when it’s not (so) expensive yet. I will explain some of the heuristics I use as “conversation starters” to perform risk-based product requirements and design reviews.

The talk applies to practitioners on all levels. Still, managers and leaders are also welcomed to see what good can happen if testers are part of the conversation (early enough).

Speakers
avatar for Irja Straus

Irja Straus

Senior Quality Control Analyst / Team Leader, Infobip
After her adventure in product management, Irja has gone back to her first love - Software Testing. She's currently a Senior Quality Control Analyst and Team Leader in Infobip - global cloud communications platform, responsible for the SaaS products testing strategy.She likes to learn... Read More →



Wednesday February 17, 2021 2:20pm - 3:05pm IST
Channel 2

2:20pm IST

When Automated Visual and Functional Testing in CI/CD is Not Enough (or even too much)
Test automation seems to work well when you think of regression testing, especially when CI/CD processes are concerned. But do we always need to automate everything to cover a huge web application with your tests? Here your testing challenges aren’t about testing everything again and again. They’re about continuously testing changes where errors are introduced that can have an impact on customer experience. And what if automated functional testing and visual comparison are not enough and you still find bugs with new releases? Or perhaps your automated testing is too detailed and too expensive to create, maintain and review? How do you make use of test automation so that it’s effective, without investing too much effort, time and money? An alternative approach might be to define a set of symptoms that make your site feel unwell and work on a way of spotting them before they go live?

During the presentation Radek and Maciej will define a set of health checks that may signal your page is likely to develop some unwanted behavior and will show how they can be automated with an open-source tool and run in the development cycle.

You will find out:
- Which health checks are worth testing for you before you release the most recent version of your code,
- How you can automate testing for a set of symptoms that may affect the state of your page with an open source-tool,
- How much time and effort you could save from automated health checks, with examples of how Maciej and Radek's own teams benefitted.

Speakers
avatar for Radek Lawgmin

Radek Lawgmin

QA Senior Engineer, Wunderman Thompson Technology
Radek Lawgmin is a senior QA engineer and QA lead at Wunderman Thompson Technology. Being responsible for defining testing strategies, he ensures the product complies with industry and company standards and best practices.He has 18 years of professional experience in the fields of... Read More →
avatar for Maciej Laskowski

Maciej Laskowski

Principal Software Engineer, Wunderman Thompson Technology
Maciej is a software engineer who believes that production-readiness and simplicity are the most significant qualities of applications. With his comprehensive approach to solving problems, he is a natural DevOps culture evangelist.    His interests and experience are focused mainly... Read More →



Wednesday February 17, 2021 2:20pm - 3:05pm IST
Channel 1

3:05pm IST

Break
Wednesday February 17, 2021 3:05pm - 3:10pm IST
TBA

3:10pm IST

Data Science Testing
I would like to share my knowledge about testing a model in a data science team. I appreciate this is a new area for testers to be in, but it has been a great experience to learn from.

Giveaways:
I’d like to share how I explored the world of data science as a tester when testing a model. As part of an emerging team, how I contributed value in a field I have never tested. I have heard from other senior testers that they know of data science teams but no testers testing the models, how do we have enough confidence what is produced is good enough? A model is a statistical black box, how to test it so we understand its behaviours to test is properly. Main aim would be to help inspire testers to explore data science models.

I’d like to invite you to my talk where I will take you through my journey of discovering data science model testing and find the following takeaways useful not just for testing a data science model but day to day testing too.


1- Some background of what a data science model is, and how data plays a role in these models. Understand from vast amounts of data.
-structured data
-unstructured data
-metadata
-semi-structured data
2- Understand data pipelines

3-Importance of pairing -Follow a SDLC process which may require a bit more of exploratory testing and investigation, therefore pairing with data scientist is a good way of working and understanding the model

4-Pre-testing thoughts: is the model custom made/ off the shelf?
How as a team are, we training our own model to behave?
What is my input and what’s my output?
Am I experiencing the right behaviour? (models do contain some element of randomness so how we will make sure what’s acceptable when testing the results?)

5-As testers we expect input + model that uses predictive analytics = output example 5+3 = 8 but for data scientists 5+3= 8 is not always 8 but 8.1,.8.001,.8.5 in simple words stochastic, so how will we bring processes and strategies to make sure we capture the right output results and the consumers still benefit from this? In a nutshell, making sure the model’s quality is good and we have the confidence in what we provide to consumers.

6-Test the areas you are certain about the behavior and those areas uncertain about have some bounds around averages - expectations set

7-Exploratory testing and looking for edge cases, regression testing to see that new features are not breaking baseline results

8-Understanding what tests to perform: what is an acceptable test for the model?
Have we found anomalies? (results too off the threshold?)
How do we know what we produced as results is the right result?
How accurate are my results from the model?
What is an acceptable deviation?

9-I will give away tips that helped me and could help testers who want to explore testing models and making sure the quality of a model is providing the team enough confidence and helping a business

10- Post testing – Have we got a good understanding of what the model has provided? Are the predictive analytics working as expected? Does the shape of my data looks as expected? (testing the outputs will explain if the values are of the right type from the data input stage)

Speakers
avatar for Laveena Ramchandani

Laveena Ramchandani

Senior Test Consultant, Deloitte
Laveena Ramchandani is a Senior test consultant working at Deloitte. She has been testing for over seven years now. Laveena finds the world of testing very interesting and enjoys exploring and learning new skills within it. She would like to share her knowledge and help those who... Read More →


Wednesday February 17, 2021 3:10pm - 3:55pm IST
Channel 1

3:10pm IST

Get Your Test Strategy Set
In this session, Varuna will share a specific case study of how an effective test strategy can get away from Push and Pray deployment to Continuous and Confident deployment to production.

This is a case study of product, where the very first thing which I observed was unclear roles and responsibilities within QA of an organization. There was a low test coverage as there was no clear testing strategy to follow. Getting deployed to production was Push and Pray method which led to high risk for production.

It was also causing inefficient use of QA timing. There was the pain felt throughout the organization in a smaller group and folks kind of accepted this pain. We started with noting down the pain points of producer and consumer teams within an organizations and even a third party team to come up with an effective test strategy of the product.

Participate in this talk to learn:
1) How we formed a core team to define the external and internal strategy?
2) How did we apply recursive feedback and updated the strategy when and required after a production release?
3) Internal Test Strategy: A strategy within a Team of the same vertical as checkout api and ui
4) External Test Strategy: An end to end test strategy of a product
5) How did it help in getting away from Push and Pray deployment to Continuous and Confident deployment to production?

We got the motivated QAs across the organizations and better quality product with a Test Strategy across an organizations. It had also helped in mapping a QA learning curve with a test strategy within an organizations. Example: As a QA if you would like to learn some tools and techniques of testing you could volunteer to help the other team which are using those tools and techniques and in long term, you could switch the team if it matches

Speakers
avatar for Varuna

Varuna

Varuna is a technical tester who's worked on award-winning projects across a wide variety of technology sectors, including retail, travel, financial, and the public sector, and worked with various web, mobile, and IoT technologies. Varuna is a passionate advocate of shipping quality... Read More →



Wednesday February 17, 2021 3:10pm - 3:55pm IST
Channel 2

3:55pm IST

Meet the speakers over chat
Wednesday February 17, 2021 3:55pm - 4:30pm IST
Reception Hall

9:30pm IST

Testing Game (icebreaker)
Speakers
avatar for Mike Talks

Mike Talks

Test Manager at Datacom (New Zealand)
Mike Talks has worked in the IT industry for 22 years. Rather than having two decades of proficiency in Windows 95. that time has been one of constant evolution and rediscovery, none more so than the last 6 years. But he's learned to not be afraid. As David Bowie, the master of reinvention... Read More →


Wednesday February 17, 2021 9:30pm - 10:15pm IST
Channel 3

9:30pm IST

Establish Your X-Factor and Become a Better Value Creator
Have you pondered about the next step in the evolution of your current role? If you ever wondered how you could remain a value creator and hone your skills to be at the top of your game, then this might just be the session for you.

In this session, Gajan discusses the letter-based or symbol-based metaphors such as I-shape, T-shape, Pi-shape, M/Comb-shape etc. in the context of team member skills and the characteristics of each of these types. He shares his experience and best practices on how he personally grew from I-shape to M/Comb-Shape and how he built self-organizing teams by cross-skilling and up-skilling engineers, while staying abreast of his skills as an engineering leader.

Join Gajan to introspect and brainstorm the journey to transform from I-shape to Pi-shape and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Gajan Pathmanathan

Gajan Pathmanathan

Engineering Leader, Quicken Loans
Gajan Pathmanathan is an Engineering Leader at Quicken Loans, the nation’s largestmortgage lender, which is based in Detroit, Michigan. He has over 15 years of experienceas a technologist, and has worn many hats such as engineer, leader, conference speaker,and trainer. Gajan currently... Read More →



Wednesday February 17, 2021 9:30pm - 10:15pm IST
Channel 1

10:15pm IST

Break
Wednesday February 17, 2021 10:15pm - 10:20pm IST
TBA

10:20pm IST

Data Science Testing
I would like to share my knowledge about testing a model in a data science team. I appreciate this is a new area for testers to be in, but it has been a great experience to learn from.

Giveaways:
I’d like to share how I explored the world of data science as a tester when testing a model. As part of an emerging team, how I contributed value in a field I have never tested. I have heard from other senior testers that they know of data science teams but no testers testing the models, how do we have enough confidence what is produced is good enough? A model is a statistical black box, how to test it so we understand its behaviours to test is properly. Main aim would be to help inspire testers to explore data science models.

I’d like to invite you to my talk where I will take you through my journey of discovering data science model testing and find the following takeaways useful not just for testing a data science model but day to day testing too.


1- Some background of what a data science model is, and how data plays a role in these models. Understand from vast amounts of data.
-structured data
-unstructured data
-metadata
-semi-structured data
2- Understand data pipelines

3-Importance of pairing -Follow a SDLC process which may require a bit more of exploratory testing and investigation, therefore pairing with data scientist is a good way of working and understanding the model

4-Pre-testing thoughts: is the model custom made/ off the shelf?
How as a team are, we training our own model to behave?
What is my input and what’s my output?
Am I experiencing the right behaviour? (models do contain some element of randomness so how we will make sure what’s acceptable when testing the results?)

5-As testers we expect input + model that uses predictive analytics = output example 5+3 = 8 but for data scientists 5+3= 8 is not always 8 but 8.1,.8.001,.8.5 in simple words stochastic, so how will we bring processes and strategies to make sure we capture the right output results and the consumers still benefit from this? In a nutshell, making sure the model’s quality is good and we have the confidence in what we provide to consumers.

6-Test the areas you are certain about the behavior and those areas uncertain about have some bounds around averages - expectations set

7-Exploratory testing and looking for edge cases, regression testing to see that new features are not breaking baseline results

8-Understanding what tests to perform: what is an acceptable test for the model?
Have we found anomalies? (results too off the threshold?)
How do we know what we produced as results is the right result?
How accurate are my results from the model?
What is an acceptable deviation?

9-I will give away tips that helped me and could help testers who want to explore testing models and making sure the quality of a model is providing the team enough confidence and helping a business

10- Post testing – Have we got a good understanding of what the model has provided? Are the predictive analytics working as expected? Does the shape of my data looks as expected? (testing the outputs will explain if the values are of the right type from the data input stage)

Speakers
avatar for Laveena Ramchandani

Laveena Ramchandani

Senior Test Consultant, Deloitte
Laveena Ramchandani is a Senior test consultant working at Deloitte. She has been testing for over seven years now. Laveena finds the world of testing very interesting and enjoys exploring and learning new skills within it. She would like to share her knowledge and help those who... Read More →


Wednesday February 17, 2021 10:20pm - 11:05pm IST
Channel 2

10:20pm IST

Session-Based Test Management and How We Made it Work
In late 2018, as a new test manager just emerging in the context-driven school, I decided to give Session-Based Test Management a try after reading Jon and James Bach's published article about the framework.

Two years later, my team of junior testers is flourishing and I'm able to focus my test management and coaching efforts effectively. Our engineering and product teammates have a greater understanding of testing and a bigger appreciation for what we do.

My talk will focus on what happens in a testing session.

Speakers
avatar for Djuka Selendic

Djuka Selendic

Test Engineering Manager, Northwestern Mutual
Djuka is a Test Engineering Manager at Northwestern Mutual where she serves a team that supports a consumer-facing product. Two years ago, Djuka became a student and practitioner of Rapid Software Testing. Djuka values RST as a discipline and methodology to guide the performance of... Read More →



Wednesday February 17, 2021 10:20pm - 11:05pm IST
Channel 3

11:05pm IST

Break
Wednesday February 17, 2021 11:05pm - 11:10pm IST
TBA

11:10pm IST

From Concept to Reality: A Practical Application of Actionable Data
Anyone can make a pretty bar graph, but can you make sound decisions based on that graph? Is it actionable, or is it only a concept? How do you turn flashy concepts into actionable visualizations?

Can you see the end result of those concepts; will they ever become reality? Do you have the vision and drive to figure out how to get from today to tomorrow before it becomes yesterday?

American mathematician John Tukey once said, The greatest value of a picture is when it forces us to notice what we never expected to see." What value do you see in your data? And what ideas do you have when you see it? Learn how you can capitalize on your ideas and turn them into reality by blending internal with external, leveraging them into a cohesive strategy for both the short term AND the long term.

See the five "Stages of the Spectrum in action while discovering the difference between impact and influence, and how that difference plays into making data actionable.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Joe Perez

Dr. Joe Perez

Senior Systems Analyst, NC Dept. of Health & Human Services
Having received both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in secondary education, Joe began a ten-year career as a high school teacher providing instruction in economics, Spanish, Bible, and computers. While in his teaching career, he furthered his graduate education, earning a doctorate... Read More →



Wednesday February 17, 2021 11:10pm - 11:55pm IST
Channel 2

11:10pm IST

Mindmap Driven Testing
Tester’s are expected to come up with a lot of test artifacts during the process of software testing. The traditional test artifacts are time-intensive, bulky and their structure do not support the agile approach of software development. When working in an agile environment testers work in highly compressed test execution cycles.

According to “State of Testing 2017” – There is a notable jump from 51% to 63% for testers that are handling documentation. Overall we continue to see a constant increase in the amount of formal testing documentation written. But are these documents adding value? Not really. Most of the test documents created go out of date very quickly as they cannot embrace change and its a huge effort to update these documents. If testers spend too much time in documentation, they might end up having very little time to do actual testing. Documentation is NOT testing but rather a chief distraction in software testing.

My talk focuses on leveraging smart techniques like mind maps to create lean test artifacts. We will discover how lean test artifacts created using mind maps can save a tremendous amount of time involved in test documentation. The audience will learn how to reduce waste by avoiding extensive formats for test documentation at the same time trigger creative thoughts to come up with awesome test ideas that will uncover more defects. The presentation will deep dive into every stage of agile testing and how mind maps can add value.

Speakers
avatar for Prashant Hegde

Prashant Hegde

QA Lead, MoEngage
Prashant Hegde is a passionate tester. He has ably led test teams to success in many organizations and helped them improve their application quality process. Prashant currently leads the QA team at MoEngage. MoEngage is the leader in the mobile engagement market, with a presence across... Read More →



Wednesday February 17, 2021 11:10pm - 11:55pm IST
Channel 3

11:10pm IST

Stepping Stones into the World of Continous Security Testing
Description: Security has become a necessity in our day-to-day activities.

Most QA Engineers think that they can not contribute to testing security of the application. But that is not true. There are many ways QA can find the vulnerabilities in the system. This talk will help you to understand how it is possible with your existing automation tests.

I will also share how I was able to overcome the following questions that lingered in my mind when I was thinking of security testing:

How can we uncover these vulnerabilities?
Do we understand the basic security tests that we run?
How can we enable the team to gain the capability to understand and be a part of Security Testing?
How can we have DAST Automated with our Selenium Automation Tests?
How can we have DAST part of CI/CD pipeline?


In this talk, you will see how you could drive our testing team to understand the benefits of finding security defects at an early stage without putting much effort with the existing test automation suite.

This talk will introduce the audience to take their very own first steps in to Security Testing. I will be introducing them to concepts and how to move forward with security testing with Open Source tools. There will be real demos, which will comprise overviews on certain OWASP vulnerabilities with demos on Web Application DAST with Selenium and Jenkins.

This will be a helpful talk for those who are interested in stepping into the world of continuous security testing with their QA team.


Outcomes: Seldom do we understand the importance of non-functional testing. This might be a new aspect to look forward to for many in the audience. I will deliver keep steps so that they can take it back and use them in their teams to get into the world of Security Testing.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Thalayasingam

Christina Thalayasingam

Senior Test Engineer I, Medidata Solutions
Christina Thalayasingam has more than 6 years of experience in both functional and non-functional testing. She possesses a development background. Since she has worked on PHP Web Development and Android Mobile Development before taking up Quality Engineering.She has worked in automate... Read More →



Wednesday February 17, 2021 11:10pm - 11:55pm IST
Channel 1

11:55pm IST

Break
Wednesday February 17, 2021 11:55pm - Thursday February 18, 2021 12:00am IST
TBA
 
Thursday, February 18
 

12:00am IST

Are You the Best Leader You Can Be?
We are all leaders. At minimum we must lead ourselves every single day. In addition, many of us have teams that we lead and serve. Have you ever stopped to analyze yourself to determine if you are the BEST leader you can be?

Many of the great leaders outside the testing arena that Amy Jo has had the joy to learn from in person, online courses, through books and podcasts include John C. Maxwell, Tony Robbins, Mel Robbins, Brendon Burchard, Michael Hyatt, and Rachel Hollis to name a few.

In addition, Amy Jo continues to learn from leaders in our testing community, including but not limited to Anna Royzman, Michael Bolton, Jennifer Bonine, Anders Dinsen, Isabel Evans, Dot Graham, and Dawn Haynes. All of these leaders have shared ways to be the best leaders we can be. This presentation will be taking the best of the best information gathered and sharing with audience to educate, encourage, challenge and inspire leaders to work on being the best leader possible.

Key takeaways include: How to Win Your Morning, Win Your Day; How to Honor, Embrace and Face your Fears; Importance of Incorporating Daily Learning and Growing; and Important “Be the Best” strategies. Favorite leadership books, blogs, and podcasts provided to dig deeper into the material presented.

Intended audience is for anyone aspiring to be a leader or who is a leader or who wants to improve leadership of themselves which is very important.
1. How to Win Your Morning, Win Your Day
2. How to Honor, Embrace and Face your Fears
3. Critical to Incorporate Continuous Learning and Growing Daily
4. Be the Best You especially as a Leader
5. Favorite Leadership Books, Blogs, and Podcasts to assist with implementing the first four bullet points

Speakers
avatar for Amy Jo Esser

Amy Jo Esser

Former Director of Quality, Looking for a New Opportunity
Amy Jo Esser is an enthusiastic self-confessed conference and learning addict.  She feels like a kid in a candy store at conferences.  She has enjoyed learning at conferences from the beginning of her career through today.  Amy Jo believes the time is now to start giving back at... Read More →



Thursday February 18, 2021 12:00am - 12:45am IST
Channel 2

12:00am IST

Leaping Lizards! Your Subconscious Key to High Performance
Your team functions. The software gets tested. Bugs get filed and fixed. You ship something that resembles what the customer wanted on a date that resembles the schedule. Yet you can't shake the feeling that you could have done better. What if the developers hadn't wasted three days bouncing that bug around in Jira? What if the product owner truly understood the cost of bolting that one feature on at the last minute? What if people were more invested in the user experience?

You have the power to break out of this rut. In fact, the solution lies in your own mind, buried just beneath the surface. As Gerald Weinberg observed from software projects in general, it's a people problem." Despite the delusions of supreme rationality that we constantly spin for ourselves, we retain a core of reptile instincts highly attuned to food, sex, and most importantly danger.

Members of a high-performing team don't suppress the lizard brain. They manage it to the team's advantage. This session will help you recognize reptilian influence over yourself and your teammates and equip you with specific strategies to create a safe environment where everyone can excel.


Intended audience: team leaders and anyone who wants to be a good team member

- Most outcomes (good or bad) can be traced to team dynamics.
- Teams are composed of humans and humans are complex animals with lizard brains.
- Lizards are concerned mainly with safety. In the world of software projects, this translates to physical and financial security as well as psychological safety. Neglect those needs and expect apparently irrational behavior from the humans.
- Take good care of the lizard brains and dynamics will improve. Outcomes will follow.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Duskis

Mike Duskis

Director of Quality, CyberGRX
In 1996, the dot-com boom pulled Mike Duskis into software testing and launched a career spanning nearly every product development role in industries ranging from children's entertainment to safety-critical medical devices.  If he can be said to have developed any specialty at all... Read More →



Thursday February 18, 2021 12:00am - 12:45am IST
Channel 1

12:00am IST

You, Inc.: Building Your Life's Development Plan
We all spend enough time thinking about the next feature and its development plan. Days, months, and sometimes years go by working on things that are a priority for our team and company. But how much time do we spend on discovering what is crucial for us and our own development? We can give more when we are at our best. This is not limited to career aspirations, but also applies to work-life balance, as it takes a family and a team to make anyone successful. Aprajita Mathur will work with you in a live session to build your own development plan. She will discuss six strategies that have helped her maintain the course of her career and personal life through happy, hard, and dark times. You will be ready to use these strategies to not only be an awesome you, but also build development plans for your team and help them grow within and outside the organization.

Speakers
avatar for Aprajita Mathur

Aprajita Mathur

Bioinformatics Software Test Manager at Guardant Health (USA)
I love to talk to people about challenges they face in workplace/life and how they have overcome them or how they envision they will overcome them. I believe people and their zeal to make things better is what drives innovation and progress. This is also true in organizations. No... Read More →



Thursday February 18, 2021 12:00am - 12:45am IST
Channel 3

12:45am IST

6:30am IST

Leaping Lizards! Your Subconscious Key to High Performance
Your team functions. The software gets tested. Bugs get filed and fixed. You ship something that resembles what the customer wanted on a date that resembles the schedule. Yet you can't shake the feeling that you could have done better. What if the developers hadn't wasted three days bouncing that bug around in Jira? What if the product owner truly understood the cost of bolting that one feature on at the last minute? What if people were more invested in the user experience?

You have the power to break out of this rut. In fact, the solution lies in your own mind, buried just beneath the surface. As Gerald Weinberg observed from software projects in general, it's a people problem." Despite the delusions of supreme rationality that we constantly spin for ourselves, we retain a core of reptile instincts highly attuned to food, sex, and most importantly danger.

Members of a high-performing team don't suppress the lizard brain. They manage it to the team's advantage. This session will help you recognize reptilian influence over yourself and your teammates and equip you with specific strategies to create a safe environment where everyone can excel.


Intended audience: team leaders and anyone who wants to be a good team member

- Most outcomes (good or bad) can be traced to team dynamics.
- Teams are composed of humans and humans are complex animals with lizard brains.
- Lizards are concerned mainly with safety. In the world of software projects, this translates to physical and financial security as well as psychological safety. Neglect those needs and expect apparently irrational behavior from the humans.
- Take good care of the lizard brains and dynamics will improve. Outcomes will follow.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Duskis

Mike Duskis

Director of Quality, CyberGRX
In 1996, the dot-com boom pulled Mike Duskis into software testing and launched a career spanning nearly every product development role in industries ranging from children's entertainment to safety-critical medical devices.  If he can be said to have developed any specialty at all... Read More →



Thursday February 18, 2021 6:30am - 7:15am IST
Channel 1

7:15am IST

Break
Thursday February 18, 2021 7:15am - 7:20am IST
TBA

7:20am IST

Android TV: The Conquest of the Testing World
This talk presents a concept for test automation on Android TV gadgets.

Today, TV apps industry is growing widely. This is powered by the need to provide apps which serve TV gadgets, especially for those devices that run under Android TV gadgets. Those TV apps provide an increasing part of the added value of modern gadgets systems and thus become more complex.

In the TV apps’ Agile development process, the system requirements may change even late in the development cycle, which might lead to ad-hoc modifications of the product and would make defects harder to find in testing. Because of this, there are countless approaches to test automation, and they work differently in different contexts.

The general problem with implementing test automation frameworks seems to be forgetting that any test automation project is a software project on its own right. Software projects fail if they do not follow processes and are not managed adequately, and test automation framework projects are not different. Of all people, test engineers ought to realize how important it is to have a disciplined approach to software development.

This presentation focuses on the conquest of the testing world of Android TV gadgets by the automation framework demo for test execution and reporting - through defining the high-level requirements on agile project developed by "the UP" (a wrapper of libraries). This model will help you implement a test automation structure and framework in your organization.

Speakers
avatar for Isaac Méndez Altuzar

Isaac Méndez Altuzar

Software Developer III, Oracle
Engineer in Artificial Intelligence graduated from the Universidad Panamericana. Full Stack Developer with more than 7 years of experience in web development and mobile application development. Software Developer at Oracle in the Analytics Cloud area.
avatar for Juan Carlos Patrón Ruano

Juan Carlos Patrón Ruano

Software Developer, SoftQueue
Industrial Engineer with a specialization in Engineering and Quality of Software Projects.  Primarily focused on Full-Stack Development with a passion for joining the Software and Business/Industrial worlds of a company.
avatar for Erick David Gutiérrez Hernández

Erick David Gutiérrez Hernández

Software Engineer, Semtech
Erick is an Artificial Intelligence Engineer specialized in Engineering and Quality of Software Projects, also he is doing a Master in Sciences where is working in a project with Deep Learning in Computer Vision about Medical research.
avatar for Juan de Dios Delgado Bernal

Juan de Dios Delgado Bernal

Professor at Universidad Panamericana Campus Aguascalientes (Mexico)
Juan Delgado, coming from Mexico but living in Bellevue the last 3 years, has more than 12 years experience as Software engineer. He has strong knowledge in IT with a big inclination to learning QA Business Process and Analysis of Business with experience and working on Agile or Waterfall... Read More →


Thursday February 18, 2021 7:20am - 8:05am IST
Channel 3

7:20am IST

Are You the Best Leader You Can Be?
We are all leaders. At minimum we must lead ourselves every single day. In addition, many of us have teams that we lead and serve. Have you ever stopped to analyze yourself to determine if you are the BEST leader you can be?

Many of the great leaders outside the testing arena that Amy Jo has had the joy to learn from in person, online courses, through books and podcasts include John C. Maxwell, Tony Robbins, Mel Robbins, Brendon Burchard, Michael Hyatt, and Rachel Hollis to name a few.

In addition, Amy Jo continues to learn from leaders in our testing community, including but not limited to Anna Royzman, Michael Bolton, Jennifer Bonine, Anders Dinsen, Isabel Evans, Dot Graham, and Dawn Haynes. All of these leaders have shared ways to be the best leaders we can be. This presentation will be taking the best of the best information gathered and sharing with audience to educate, encourage, challenge and inspire leaders to work on being the best leader possible.

Key takeaways include: How to Win Your Morning, Win Your Day; How to Honor, Embrace and Face your Fears; Importance of Incorporating Daily Learning and Growing; and Important “Be the Best” strategies. Favorite leadership books, blogs, and podcasts provided to dig deeper into the material presented.

Intended audience is for anyone aspiring to be a leader or who is a leader or who wants to improve leadership of themselves which is very important.
1. How to Win Your Morning, Win Your Day
2. How to Honor, Embrace and Face your Fears
3. Critical to Incorporate Continuous Learning and Growing Daily
4. Be the Best You especially as a Leader
5. Favorite Leadership Books, Blogs, and Podcasts to assist with implementing the first four bullet points

Speakers
avatar for Amy Jo Esser

Amy Jo Esser

Former Director of Quality, Looking for a New Opportunity
Amy Jo Esser is an enthusiastic self-confessed conference and learning addict.  She feels like a kid in a candy store at conferences.  She has enjoyed learning at conferences from the beginning of her career through today.  Amy Jo believes the time is now to start giving back at... Read More →



Thursday February 18, 2021 7:20am - 8:05am IST
Channel 2

7:20am IST

Establish Your X-Factor and Become a Better Value Creator
Have you pondered about the next step in the evolution of your current role? If you ever wondered how you could remain a value creator and hone your skills to be at the top of your game, then this might just be the session for you.

In this session, Gajan discusses the letter-based or symbol-based metaphors such as I-shape, T-shape, Pi-shape, M/Comb-shape etc. in the context of team member skills and the characteristics of each of these types. He shares his experience and best practices on how he personally grew from I-shape to M/Comb-Shape and how he built self-organizing teams by cross-skilling and up-skilling engineers, while staying abreast of his skills as an engineering leader.

Join Gajan to introspect and brainstorm the journey to transform from I-shape to Pi-shape and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Gajan Pathmanathan

Gajan Pathmanathan

Engineering Leader, Quicken Loans
Gajan Pathmanathan is an Engineering Leader at Quicken Loans, the nation’s largestmortgage lender, which is based in Detroit, Michigan. He has over 15 years of experienceas a technologist, and has worn many hats such as engineer, leader, conference speaker,and trainer. Gajan currently... Read More →



Thursday February 18, 2021 7:20am - 8:05am IST
Channel 1

8:05am IST

Break
Thursday February 18, 2021 8:05am - 8:10am IST
TBA

8:10am IST

Get Your Test Strategy Set
In this session, Varuna will share a specific case study of how an effective test strategy can get away from Push and Pray deployment to Continuous and Confident deployment to production.

This is a case study of product, where the very first thing which I observed was unclear roles and responsibilities within QA of an organization. There was a low test coverage as there was no clear testing strategy to follow. Getting deployed to production was Push and Pray method which led to high risk for production.

It was also causing inefficient use of QA timing. There was the pain felt throughout the organization in a smaller group and folks kind of accepted this pain. We started with noting down the pain points of producer and consumer teams within an organizations and even a third party team to come up with an effective test strategy of the product.

Participate in this talk to learn:
1) How we formed a core team to define the external and internal strategy?
2) How did we apply recursive feedback and updated the strategy when and required after a production release?
3) Internal Test Strategy: A strategy within a Team of the same vertical as checkout api and ui
4) External Test Strategy: An end to end test strategy of a product
5) How did it help in getting away from Push and Pray deployment to Continuous and Confident deployment to production?

We got the motivated QAs across the organizations and better quality product with a Test Strategy across an organizations. It had also helped in mapping a QA learning curve with a test strategy within an organizations. Example: As a QA if you would like to learn some tools and techniques of testing you could volunteer to help the other team which are using those tools and techniques and in long term, you could switch the team if it matches

Speakers
avatar for Varuna

Varuna

Varuna is a technical tester who's worked on award-winning projects across a wide variety of technology sectors, including retail, travel, financial, and the public sector, and worked with various web, mobile, and IoT technologies. Varuna is a passionate advocate of shipping quality... Read More →



Thursday February 18, 2021 8:10am - 8:55am IST
Channel 2

8:55am IST

1:30pm IST

Shifting Quality Left in an Enterprise World
There is a lot of material around shifting quality left. However there is no one single place which explains all the steps that should be adopted. I would like to share my experience and learning of converting a project that had 1500+ end to end tests and waterfall processes into a test pyramid model with Agile concepts. The challenges in implementing changes in a large enterprise world and the step by step solutions will be explained as part of the presentation.

I will be describing the challenges and the steps adopted at technical and people level in a project to improve the story turnout time that had a lot of quality concerns due to misconceptions around Agile practices. The environment was very defensive towards changes and showed no interest in learning and improving.

I adopted multiple steps to win over the scenario on trial and error basis.

The process involved creating milestones and breaking those into smaller achievable goals:
1) Fixing regression tests that was always red and moving it to the main pipeline
2) Moving QAs to sit in between developers
3) Jenga game to demonstrate QA Dev collaboration
4) Reviewing cards before kicking off
5) Removing unwanted E2E tests which were around 1500 in total by creating a list of tests which had equivalent unit tests
6) Capturing the code coverage at the unit and integration level and identified the backlogs
The people behavior was the last due to non-corporation from the QA team for which I had to win over the QA manager by making it clear that nothing was forced down on the team without consent

Overall, the presentation will explain how to implement disruptive changes optimally.

Testers, Developers and senior management are the primary audience and this does not require any advanced technical knowledge."

Speakers
avatar for Haritha Hari

Haritha Hari

Lead QA, ThoughtWorks
Haritha is a Lead Quality Analyst at ThoughtWorks, Australia.Haritha has several years of experience in the field of software consultation and delivery. She has leveraged her skills of analysis, building automation frameworks and testing to solve quality challenges across business... Read More →



Thursday February 18, 2021 1:30pm - 2:15pm IST
Channel 2

2:15pm IST

Break
Thursday February 18, 2021 2:15pm - 2:30pm IST
TBA

2:20pm IST

Baptism of Fire: Becoming a Modern Test Leader
The Tech industry is evolving faster than anyone is prepared for and with that, roles within the software world are in desperate need to change too, no more so than in the Testing world. With the demand for faster delivery, more complex tech stacks and more fluid ways of working, Testing roles and activities need to move too. One role in particular is that of the "Test Manager".


"Test Management is Dead" is a common phrase especially in an agile world. But it's not dead, it just really needs to evolve. This talk will go through my journey in test leadership and describe the skills i believe are needed to stay relevant as a modern test leader.

Speakers
avatar for Simon Prior

Simon Prior

Digital Test Manager, EasyJet
Simon is heading up the Core QA team at EasyJet. In his career he has worked in various roles across IT from C++ developer, Scrum Master, Build Engineer before finally finding his passion in Testing. He's worked in various domains from CyberSecurity, Gaming/Gambling and now the Airline... Read More →



Thursday February 18, 2021 2:20pm - 3:05pm IST
Channel 3

2:20pm IST

Blockchain – Smart Contract Testing
The development of immutable programs on the blockchain is still a comparatively new field. Once a smart contract is deployed, it cannot be altered. The immutability property makes sure that all rules will not be changed, including rules which operate over user's assets. This however contributes to the fact that the creation of secure smart contracts is not trivial.

Once a smart contract with a bug or vulnerability is deployed, it exists indefinitely on the blockchain. That's why testing smart contracts is crucial.

In this talk, I will give you a brief introduction into blockchain and smart contracts. Once the fundamentals are explained, I am going to show you what impact bugs and vulnerabilities in smart contracts have and how testing is performed.

I will show that despite the special features of blockchain, many procedures can be adopted from classical software testing.

Speakers
avatar for Jacek Varky

Jacek Varky

Blockchain Engineer, MaibornWolff GmbH
Jacek Varky works as Senior Blockchain Engineer for 3 years.He was involved within a B2B platform project for a consortium of German energy suppliers and network operators. The goal of the project was to move the current EDI-based communication network between those parties to a blockchain-based... Read More →



Thursday February 18, 2021 2:20pm - 3:05pm IST
Channel 2

2:20pm IST

Let’s Make Our Customers Happy!
Good product and project teams try to understand a range of different things when they’re asked to analyze product features. But how do they know whether their analytics are actually good enough? Are they tracking user's activity and feedback about the feature/product? Do they have analytics in place for all the product’s features? How are they validating that key/value is set correctly for various events in analytics while feature development? How about automating these processes with day-to-day testing?
In this talk, Rohit will share his experiences and challenges. He will show how his team did their analysis in order to get better insights for building the right product and adding more value to their customers. Rohit will cover how his organisation automated analytics and the value they got from integrating it with functional tests and CI. He’ll talk about – and demonstrate – their Sentiment Analyser utility. Sentiment Analyser was developed internally to generate meaningful daily reports from user’s feedback, and helps to figure out how the latest release affected production issues.
KEY TAKEAWAYS
  1. How testers can use analytics and consumer feedback to improve the product
  2. How his team figures out out bugs and crashes from feedback and swiftly arrives at a fix
  3. Understanding the benefits of analytics and how to test them
 

Speakers
avatar for Rohit Singhal

Rohit Singhal

Quality Engineer
Rohit is an achievement-driven and focused professional with 6 years of expertise in the Quality Assurance Domain. He is an incisive thinker and always looks forward to bringing up new ideas which can make him and his team more effective and productive. He has hands-on experience... Read More →



Thursday February 18, 2021 2:20pm - 3:05pm IST
Channel 1

3:05pm IST

Break
Thursday February 18, 2021 3:05pm - 3:10pm IST
TBA

3:10pm IST

Extend Your Testing Capabilities When You Are Not Testing
We cannot ignore that all of us "Testers" love being creative at our work. We want to learn new techniques, new ways of testing, explore more applications in different business fields. Indeed, we are very curious to get more knowledge.

Some of us find that leaving our organization can help us develop more skills as a tester by discovering new projects, dealing with new tools, new languages ... We can't ignore this fact.

But what if we stay at the same organization while it's already challenging, try to learn more different ways and practice them with other testers in the world, and then try to implement them at your work place and share them with your team to improve your way of testing – such as gamifying your way of testing, building testing communities of practice and much more!

Come and learn different activities you can do outside of your working hours that can make you a better tester. The only criteria is - you need to be generous to share and receive from others.


In this session, learn:
- The importance of building communities of practice
- The importance of gamifying your workplace
- Different activities which will strengthen the testing community

Speakers
avatar for Emna Ayadi

Emna Ayadi

Test Coach, Primatec
Emna has been involved in the world of testing and quality for almost 5 years on different projects. Currently she is a test coach at Primatec Engineering. Mentoring teams, monitoring and evaluating the test training program’s effectiveness to help them grow and give the best of... Read More →



Thursday February 18, 2021 3:10pm - 3:55pm IST
Channel 1

3:55pm IST

9:30pm IST

Baptism of Fire: Becoming a Modern Test Leader
The Tech industry is evolving faster than anyone is prepared for and with that, roles within the software world are in desperate need to change too, no more so than in the Testing world. With the demand for faster delivery, more complex tech stacks and more fluid ways of working, Testing roles and activities need to move too. One role in particular is that of the "Test Manager".


"Test Management is Dead" is a common phrase especially in an agile world. But it's not dead, it just really needs to evolve. This talk will go through what I believe a Test Manager in the modern tech world needs to be able to do to stay relevant. And here's a clue... it's all about your people and helping them become the best testers they can be.

Speakers
avatar for Simon Prior

Simon Prior

Digital Test Manager, EasyJet
Simon is heading up the Core QA team at EasyJet. In his career he has worked in various roles across IT from C++ developer, Scrum Master, Build Engineer before finally finding his passion in Testing. He's worked in various domains from CyberSecurity, Gaming/Gambling and now the Airline... Read More →



Thursday February 18, 2021 9:30pm - 10:15pm IST
Channel 3

9:30pm IST

Blockchain – Smart Contract Testing
The development of immutable programs on the blockchain is still a comparatively new field. Once a smart contract is deployed, it cannot be altered. The immutability property makes sure that all rules will not be changed, including rules which operate over user's assets. This however contributes to the fact that the creation of secure smart contracts is not trivial.

Once a smart contract with a bug or vulnerability is deployed, it exists indefinitely on the blockchain. That's why testing smart contracts is crucial.

In this talk, I will give you a brief introduction into blockchain and smart contracts. Once the fundamentals are explained, I am going to show you what impact bugs and vulnerabilities in smart contracts have and how testing is performed.

I will show that despite the special features of blockchain, many procedures can be adopted from classical software testing.

Speakers
avatar for Jacek Varky

Jacek Varky

Blockchain Engineer, MaibornWolff GmbH
Jacek Varky works as Senior Blockchain Engineer for 3 years.He was involved within a B2B platform project for a consortium of German energy suppliers and network operators. The goal of the project was to move the current EDI-based communication network between those parties to a blockchain-based... Read More →



Thursday February 18, 2021 9:30pm - 10:15pm IST
Channel 1

9:30pm IST

Extend Your Testing Capabilities When You Are Not Testing
We cannot ignore that all of us "Testers" love being creative at our work. We want to learn new techniques, new ways of testing, explore more applications in different business fields. Indeed, we are very curious to get more knowledge.

Some of us find that leaving our organization can help us develop more skills as a tester by discovering new projects, dealing with new tools, new languages ... We can't ignore this fact.

But what if we stay at the same organization while it's already challenging, try to learn more different ways and practice them with other testers in the world, and then try to implement them at your work place and share them with your team to improve your way of testing – such as gamifying your way of testing, building testing communities of practice and much more!

Come and learn different activities you can do outside of your working hours that can make you a better tester. The only criteria is - you need to be generous to share and receive from others.


In this session, learn:
- The importance of building communities of practice
- The importance of gamifying your workplace
- Different activities which will strengthen the testing community

Speakers
avatar for Emna Ayadi

Emna Ayadi

Test Coach, Primatec
Emna has been involved in the world of testing and quality for almost 5 years on different projects. Currently she is a test coach at Primatec Engineering. Mentoring teams, monitoring and evaluating the test training program’s effectiveness to help them grow and give the best of... Read More →



Thursday February 18, 2021 9:30pm - 10:15pm IST
Channel 2

10:15pm IST

Break
Thursday February 18, 2021 10:15pm - 10:20pm IST
TBA

10:20pm IST

Android TV: The Conquest of the Testing World
This talk presents a concept for test automation on Android TV gadgets.

Today, TV apps industry is growing widely. This is powered by the need to provide apps which serve TV gadgets, especially for those devices that run under Android TV gadgets. Those TV apps provide an increasing part of the added value of modern gadgets systems and thus become more complex.

In the TV apps’ Agile development process, the system requirements may change even late in the development cycle, which might lead to ad-hoc modifications of the product and would make defects harder to find in testing. Because of this, there are countless approaches to test automation, and they work differently in different contexts.

The general problem with implementing test automation frameworks seems to be forgetting that any test automation project is a software project on its own right. Software projects fail if they do not follow processes and are not managed adequately, and test automation framework projects are not different. Of all people, test engineers ought to realize how important it is to have a disciplined approach to software development.

This presentation focuses on the conquest of the testing world of Android TV gadgets by the automation framework demo for test execution and reporting - through defining the high-level requirements on agile project developed by "the UP" (a wrapper of libraries). This model will help you implement a test automation structure and framework in your organization.

Speakers
avatar for Isaac Méndez Altuzar

Isaac Méndez Altuzar

Software Developer III, Oracle
Engineer in Artificial Intelligence graduated from the Universidad Panamericana. Full Stack Developer with more than 7 years of experience in web development and mobile application development. Software Developer at Oracle in the Analytics Cloud area.
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Juan Carlos Patrón Ruano

Software Developer, SoftQueue
Industrial Engineer with a specialization in Engineering and Quality of Software Projects.  Primarily focused on Full-Stack Development with a passion for joining the Software and Business/Industrial worlds of a company.
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Erick David Gutiérrez Hernández

Software Engineer, Semtech
Erick is an Artificial Intelligence Engineer specialized in Engineering and Quality of Software Projects, also he is doing a Master in Sciences where is working in a project with Deep Learning in Computer Vision about Medical research.
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Juan de Dios Delgado Bernal

Professor at Universidad Panamericana Campus Aguascalientes (Mexico)
Juan Delgado, coming from Mexico but living in Bellevue the last 3 years, has more than 12 years experience as Software engineer. He has strong knowledge in IT with a big inclination to learning QA Business Process and Analysis of Business with experience and working on Agile or Waterfall... Read More →


Thursday February 18, 2021 10:20pm - 11:05pm IST
Channel 1

10:20pm IST

Let’s Make Our Customers Happy!
Good product and project teams try to understand a range of different things when they’re asked to analyze product features. Are they tracking user's activity and feedback about the feature/product?

How about automating these processes with day-to-day testing?

 In this talk, I will share his experiences and challenges. I will show how his team did their analysis in order to get better insights for building the right product and adding more value to their customers. I’ll talk about – and demonstrate – their Sentiment Analyser utility. Sentiment Analyser was developed internally to generate meaningful daily reports from user’s feedback, and helps to figure out how the latest release affected production issues.

Speakers
avatar for Rohit Singhal

Rohit Singhal

Quality Engineer
Rohit is an achievement-driven and focused professional with 6 years of expertise in the Quality Assurance Domain. He is an incisive thinker and always looks forward to bringing up new ideas which can make him and his team more effective and productive. He has hands-on experience... Read More →


Thursday February 18, 2021 10:20pm - 11:05pm IST
Channel 3

10:20pm IST

When Automated Visual and Functional Testing in CI/CD is Not Enough (or even too much)
Test automation seems to work well when you think of regression testing, especially when CI/CD processes are concerned. But do we always need to automate everything to cover a huge web application with your tests? Here your testing challenges aren’t about testing everything again and again. They’re about continuously testing changes where errors are introduced that can have an impact on customer experience. And what if automated functional testing and visual comparison are not enough and you still find bugs with new releases? Or perhaps your automated testing is too detailed and too expensive to create, maintain and review? How do you make use of test automation so that it’s effective, without investing too much effort, time and money? An alternative approach might be to define a set of symptoms that make your site feel unwell and work on a way of spotting them before they go live?

During the presentation Radek and Maciej will define a set of health checks that may signal your page is likely to develop some unwanted behavior and will show how they can be automated with an open-source tool and run in the development cycle.

You will find out:
- Which health checks are worth testing for you before you release the most recent version of your code,
- How you can automate testing for a set of symptoms that may affect the state of your page with an open source-tool,
- How much time and effort you could save from automated health checks, with examples of how Maciej and Radek's own teams benefitted.

Speakers
avatar for Radek Lawgmin

Radek Lawgmin

QA Senior Engineer, Wunderman Thompson Technology
Radek Lawgmin is a senior QA engineer and QA lead at Wunderman Thompson Technology. Being responsible for defining testing strategies, he ensures the product complies with industry and company standards and best practices.He has 18 years of professional experience in the fields of... Read More →
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Maciej Laskowski

Principal Software Engineer, Wunderman Thompson Technology
Maciej is a software engineer who believes that production-readiness and simplicity are the most significant qualities of applications. With his comprehensive approach to solving problems, he is a natural DevOps culture evangelist.    His interests and experience are focused mainly... Read More →



Thursday February 18, 2021 10:20pm - 11:05pm IST
Channel 2

11:05pm IST

Break
Thursday February 18, 2021 11:05pm - 11:10pm IST
TBA

11:10pm IST

A Journey from Testing to Product Management
I was a professional software tester for 10 years. During that time I worked for different companies in different testing roles. In 2011, I started a blog about software testing www.adventuresinqa.com and in 2014/2015 I wrote two books about mobile and smartwatch testing which became really popular in the software testing industry. However, on the peak of my professional career as software tester, I decided to become a product manager.

Many people asked me: Why are you doing this? You are an expert in your field, why starting from almost 0 again?" And there were more questions.

I bet you may have asked the same questions while reading the first sentences. If you want to know the answers to the questions, come to my talk. During this talk I will guide you through my personal journey from a software tester to a product manager and what you can learn from it.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Knott

Daniel Knott

Senior Product Manager, XING GmbH & Co. KG
Daniel loves digital products with high quality being it web or native mobile applications. In that past 10 years, he worked as Lead Software Test Engineer for different native mobile apps. During his time as test engineer he wrote 2 books - Hands-On Mobile App Testing and Smartwatch... Read More →



Thursday February 18, 2021 11:10pm - 11:55pm IST
Channel 1

11:10pm IST

Developing Product Review Practices (That Work)
Testing begins even before a single line of code is written. This talk will show you how I learned that fact through product management experience, which helped me to contribute now as a tester by utilizing critical thinking at the right time during the product definition. 

In this talk, I will eat my own dog food and use my mistakes to demonstrate why including a tester’s critical feedback helps assess and address risks when it’s not (so) expensive yet. I will explain some of the heuristics I use as “conversation starters” to perform risk-based product requirements and design reviews.

The talk applies to practitioners on all levels. Still, managers and leaders are also welcomed to see what good can happen if testers are part of the conversation (early enough).

Speakers
avatar for Irja Straus

Irja Straus

Senior Quality Control Analyst / Team Leader, Infobip
After her adventure in product management, Irja has gone back to her first love - Software Testing. She's currently a Senior Quality Control Analyst and Team Leader in Infobip - global cloud communications platform, responsible for the SaaS products testing strategy.She likes to learn... Read More →



Thursday February 18, 2021 11:10pm - 11:55pm IST
Channel 2

11:55pm IST

Break
Thursday February 18, 2021 11:55pm - Friday February 19, 2021 12:00am IST
TBA
 
Friday, February 19
 

12:00am IST

Session-Based Test Management and How We Made it Work
About a year ago, as a new test manager just emerging in the context-driven school, I decided to give Session-Based Test Management a try after reading Jon and James Bach's published article about the framework.

A year later, my team of junior testers is flourishing, I'm able to focus my test management and coaching efforts effectively. Our engineering and product teammates have a greater understanding of testing and a bigger appreciation for what we do.

My talk will go into details on what we learned, how we started, what we changed, etc.

Speakers
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Djuka Selendic

Test Engineering Manager, Northwestern Mutual
Djuka is a Test Engineering Manager at Northwestern Mutual where she serves a team that supports a consumer-facing product. Two years ago, Djuka became a student and practitioner of Rapid Software Testing. Djuka values RST as a discipline and methodology to guide the performance of... Read More →



Friday February 19, 2021 12:00am - 12:45am IST
Channel 1

12:45am IST

5:30am IST

Worlds in Collision
What happens when builders and testers work together to develop GUI testing infrastructure?

In this presentation, Michael Bolton will give a preliminary experience report on observing, working, and collaborating with an expert tester (James Bach, co-author of Rapid Software Testing) — and an expert automator, Michael Mintz (author of Selenium Base) on a testing and learning mission.

The story is ongoing, and only beginning, but already we're learning about key differences between world views and mind sets, and how we might go about resolving them.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Bolton

Michael Bolton

Developsense & Co-Creator of RST (Canada)
Michael Bolton is a consulting software tester and testing teacher, who helps people to solve testing problems that they didn’t realize they could solve. In 2006, he became co-author (with James Bach) of Rapid Software Testing (RST). RST is a methodology and mindset for testing... Read More →



Friday February 19, 2021 5:30am - 6:25am IST
Channel 1

6:25am IST

Break
Friday February 19, 2021 6:25am - 6:30am IST
TBA

6:30am IST

Demystifying Quality Management for Large-Scale Manufacturing in Modern Context
You have a vague impression that many Japanese hardware manufacturers develop high quality products such as automobile. They have established principles of quality management and optimized their process for large-scale hardware design and production. But as time flies, they are struggling to apply the principles to modern development such as agile and devOps for software-intensive and service-oriented hardware products. Nishi will share his experiences in re-establishment of quality management in modern context for several large-scale manufacturers in Japan.

The talk will focus on:
- Principles and strategy of quality management
- Difference between test engineer and QA
- Application modern concept to embedded software and hardware, e.g. devOps for embedded software, agile development for hardware and shift-left/right testing in large-scale manufacturer

Who will be interested:
- QA Managers who are establishing company-wide QA organization
- QA engineers who are working for embeded software development
- Test engineers who wonders "am I a test engineer or a QA engineer?"

Speakers
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NISHI, Yasuharu

Assistant professor, The University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo
Dr. Nishi is an assistant professor at the University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo. Regarded as a visionary leader on software testing in Japan, he researches and consults for industries, e.g. automotive OEM/suppliers, industrial automation, medical devices, finance and development... Read More →



Friday February 19, 2021 6:30am - 7:15am IST
Channel 1

7:15am IST

Break
Friday February 19, 2021 7:15am - 7:20am IST
TBA

7:20am IST

Lightning Talks!
Ever wanted to express your thoughts in a quick 5 min lightning talk format? We hear you. Grab the mic, get on stage, deliver your crisp talk and get recognized!

Everyone is welcome!
Book your ticket, get on Hopin, visit any session chat - find the form, put your name and topic.


Friday February 19, 2021 7:20am - 8:05am IST
Channel 1

8:05am IST

Break
Friday February 19, 2021 8:05am - 8:10am IST
TBA

8:10am IST

Discussion Circles
Speakers
avatar for Anna Royzman

Anna Royzman

Founder of Test Masters Academy (USA), Global Quality Leadership Institute
Anna is a renowned international speaker and recognized expert in Software Test Leadership. In 2015, she founded Test Masters Academy which runs major international events: Test Leadership Congress, Test Masters Online, and ConTEST NYC, which made the list of the best global Software... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2021 8:10am - 8:55am IST
Channel 1

8:55am IST

1:30pm IST

Demystifying Quality Management for Large-Scale Manufacturing in Modern Context
You have a vague impression that many Japanese hardware manufacturers develop high quality products such as automobile. They have established principles of quality management and optimized their process for large-scale hardware design and production. But as time flies, they are struggling to apply the principles to modern development such as agile and devOps for software-intensive and service-oriented hardware products. Nishi will share his experiences in re-establishment of quality management in modern context for several large-scale manufacturers in Japan.

The talk will focus on:
- Principles and strategy of quality management
- Difference between test engineer and QA
- Application modern concept to embedded software and hardware, e.g. devOps for embedded software, agile development for hardware and shift-left/right testing in large-scale manufacturer

Who will be interested:
- QA Managers who are establishing company-wide QA organization
- QA engineers who are working for embeded software development
- Test engineers who wonders "am I a test engineer or a QA engineer?"

Speakers
avatar for NISHI, Yasuharu

NISHI, Yasuharu

Assistant professor, The University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo
Dr. Nishi is an assistant professor at the University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo. Regarded as a visionary leader on software testing in Japan, he researches and consults for industries, e.g. automotive OEM/suppliers, industrial automation, medical devices, finance and development... Read More →



Friday February 19, 2021 1:30pm - 2:15pm IST
Channel 1

2:15pm IST

Break
Friday February 19, 2021 2:15pm - 2:20pm IST
TBA

2:20pm IST

What is Quality and How Should We Build It In?
“Build quality in” is the sixth of the eight principles of software delivery listed in Continuous Delivery. But what is quality, and how should we build it in?

Drawing from research and their own experiences, Maryam will discuss how to evaluate quality, and strategies and tactics to build it in. In this talk you’ll learn what you can measure to find out how you’re doing, how to plan for quality, the impact of organizational and team structure and behavior, and technical- and process-based approaches to creating fast feedback loops.

Key takeaways:
- How to measure quality (process, release, product internal quality) [and NOT product value]
- How to build high performing teams - hiring, training, team organization
- How to know if you’re successful
- How to get better / do improvement work
- Planning quality improvement
- How to choose and implement tools and technologies

Speakers
avatar for Maryam Umar

Maryam Umar

Head of Quality Engineering, Thought Machine
Maryam Umar works in London as Head of Quality of Thought Machine. She started her career 13 years ago as a QA test engineer in the finance and mobile industry. After transitioning to the eCommerce sector, Maryam performed QA in various capacities for online restaurants and travel... Read More →



Friday February 19, 2021 2:20pm - 3:05pm IST
Channel 1

3:05pm IST

Break
Friday February 19, 2021 3:05pm - 3:10pm IST
TBA

3:10pm IST

Lightning Talks!
Ever wanted to express your thoughts in a quick 5 min lightning talk format? We hear you. Grab the mic, get on stage, deliver your crisp talk and get recognized!

Everyone is welcome!
Book your ticket, get on Hopin, visit any session chat - find the form, put your name and topic.

Friday February 19, 2021 3:10pm - 3:55pm IST
Channel 1

3:55pm IST

Discussion Circles
Speakers
avatar for Anna Royzman

Anna Royzman

Founder of Test Masters Academy (USA), Global Quality Leadership Institute
Anna is a renowned international speaker and recognized expert in Software Test Leadership. In 2015, she founded Test Masters Academy which runs major international events: Test Leadership Congress, Test Masters Online, and ConTEST NYC, which made the list of the best global Software... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2021 3:55pm - 4:30pm IST
Channel 1

4:30pm IST

9:30pm IST

Worlds in Collision
What happens when builders and testers work together to develop GUI testing infrastructure?

In this presentation, Michael Bolton will give a preliminary experience report on observing, working, and collaborating with an expert tester (James Bach, co-author of Rapid Software Testing) — and an expert automator, Michael Mintz (author of Selenium Base) on a testing and learning mission.

The story is ongoing, and only beginning, but already we're learning about key differences between world views and mind sets, and how we might go about resolving them.


Speakers
avatar for Michael Bolton

Michael Bolton

Developsense & Co-Creator of RST (Canada)
Michael Bolton is a consulting software tester and testing teacher, who helps people to solve testing problems that they didn’t realize they could solve. In 2006, he became co-author (with James Bach) of Rapid Software Testing (RST). RST is a methodology and mindset for testing... Read More →



Friday February 19, 2021 9:30pm - 10:15pm IST
Channel 1

10:15pm IST

Break
Friday February 19, 2021 10:15pm - 10:20pm IST
TBA

10:20pm IST

What is Quality and How Should We Build It In?
“Build quality in” is the sixth of the eight principles of software delivery listed in Continuous Delivery. But what is quality, and how should we build it in?

Drawing from research and their own experiences, Maryam will discuss how to evaluate quality, and strategies and tactics to build it in. In this talk you’ll learn what you can measure to find out how you’re doing, how to plan for quality, the impact of organizational and team structure and behavior, and technical- and process-based approaches to creating fast feedback loops.

Key takeaways:
- How to measure quality (process, release, product internal quality) [and NOT product value]
- How to build high performing teams - hiring, training, team organization
- How to know if you’re successful
- How to get better / do improvement work
- Planning quality improvement
- How to choose and implement tools and technologies

Speakers
avatar for Maryam Umar

Maryam Umar

Head of Quality Engineering, Thought Machine
Maryam Umar works in London as Head of Quality of Thought Machine. She started her career 13 years ago as a QA test engineer in the finance and mobile industry. After transitioning to the eCommerce sector, Maryam performed QA in various capacities for online restaurants and travel... Read More →



Friday February 19, 2021 10:20pm - 11:05pm IST
Channel 1

11:05pm IST

Break
Friday February 19, 2021 11:05pm - 11:10pm IST
TBA

11:10pm IST

Lightning Talks!
Ever wanted to express your thoughts in a quick 5 min lightning talk format? We hear you. Grab the mic, get on stage, deliver your crisp talk and get recognized!

Everyone is welcome!
Book your ticket, get on Hopin, visit any session chat - find the form, put your name and topic.

Friday February 19, 2021 11:10pm - 11:55pm IST
Channel 1

11:55pm IST

Break
Friday February 19, 2021 11:55pm - Saturday February 20, 2021 12:00am IST
TBA
 
Saturday, February 20
 

12:00am IST

Discussion Circles
Speakers
avatar for Anna Royzman

Anna Royzman

Founder of Test Masters Academy (USA), Global Quality Leadership Institute
Anna is a renowned international speaker and recognized expert in Software Test Leadership. In 2015, she founded Test Masters Academy which runs major international events: Test Leadership Congress, Test Masters Online, and ConTEST NYC, which made the list of the best global Software... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2021 12:00am - 12:45am IST
Channel 1

12:45am IST

Party Time and Winners Announcements
Saturday February 20, 2021 12:45am - 1:30am IST
Reception Hall
 
Monday, February 22
 

9:30pm IST

TUTORIAL: Master the Tools: Be a Highly Effective Tester (Part 1 out of 2)
2- part tutorial training

This workshop helps you boost your testing toolkit and guides you in finding new tools going forward.

Great engineers choose a tool based on the type of problem. They have a strong arsenal of multiple tools and attack any problem with the right tool.

Software testers are no different. They face multiple scenarios in their testing cycles and they need to keep their toolkit updated with multiple tools – be it open source, paid, browser add-ons, standalone, nifty scripts or a combination of tools.

Major takeaways:
  • Discover how other testers think and relate to the same exercises.
  • Learn to build a personal testing toolkit.
  • Know how Smart Testers use tools to their benefit.
  • Know what tasks the tools can do which you are spending time on.

Speakers
avatar for Ajay Balamurugadas

Ajay Balamurugadas

AVP, QQA
Ajay Balamurugadas, goes by the handle ‘ajay184f’ in the testing community and is continuously reinventing his testing methodology. He co-founded Weekend Testing - a worldwide movement for skilled testing, authored six small books under the theme "What If" downloadable at his... Read More →


Monday February 22, 2021 9:30pm - 11:30pm IST
Tutorial Zoom Room
 
Tuesday, February 23
 

9:30pm IST

TUTORIAL: Master the Tools: Be a Highly Effective Tester (Part 2 out of 2)
2- part tutorial training

This workshop helps you boost your testing toolkit and guides you in finding new tools going forward.

Great engineers choose a tool based on the type of problem. They have a strong arsenal of multiple tools and attack any problem with the right tool.

Software testers are no different. They face multiple scenarios in their testing cycles and they need to keep their toolkit updated with multiple tools – be it open source, paid, browser add-ons, standalone, nifty scripts or a combination of tools.

Major takeaways:
  • Discover how other testers think and relate to the same exercises.
  • Learn to build a personal testing toolkit.
  • Know how Smart Testers use tools to their benefit.
  • Know what tasks the tools can do which you are spending time on.

Speakers
avatar for Ajay Balamurugadas

Ajay Balamurugadas

AVP, QQA
Ajay Balamurugadas, goes by the handle ‘ajay184f’ in the testing community and is continuously reinventing his testing methodology. He co-founded Weekend Testing - a worldwide movement for skilled testing, authored six small books under the theme "What If" downloadable at his... Read More →


Tuesday February 23, 2021 9:30pm - 11:30pm IST
Tutorial Zoom Room
 
Wednesday, February 24
 

8:30pm IST

TUTORIAL: How to Effectively Show Your Test Coverage (Part 1 out of 2)
2- part tutorial training

Have you ever been asked to show your test coverage? Have you thought that reporting on metrics like number of test cases, pass/fail counts, or code coverage will effectively show your coverage? It is very unlikely that you can report your test coverage using those, or any other, metrics.

In this tutorial Paul Holland will show you how you can more effectively report on your test coverage in a clear and a concise way that will leave your stakeholders wondering how they ever released without your report.

Using a Release Coverage Outline, an easy-to-create mind map, you will be able to show the general coverage of regression and specific, detailed coverage of new features in one place.

Outcome: Don’t use metrics to report coverage. They are misleading and dangerous. Learn how to create an easy-to-understand Release Coverage Outline to easily show your overall test coverage. Be a test reporting superstar!

Speakers
avatar for Paul Holland

Paul Holland

Sr Director Test Engineering, Medidata Solutions
Paul Holland is a Senior Director of Test Engineering at Medidata Solutions, Inc. in New York City. Paul has over 20 years experience in software testing. Prior to joining Medidata in August 2016 he was Head of Testing at a small New York based consultancy for 2 years and previously... Read More →


Wednesday February 24, 2021 8:30pm - 10:30pm IST
Tutorial Zoom Room

11:30pm IST

TUTORIAL: How to Effectively Show Your Test Coverage (Part 2 out of 2)
2- part tutorial training

Have you ever been asked to show your test coverage? Have you thought that reporting on metrics like number of test cases, pass/fail counts, or code coverage will effectively show your coverage? It is very unlikely that you can report your test coverage using those, or any other, metrics.

In this tutorial Paul Holland will show you how you can more effectively report on your test coverage in a clear and a concise way that will leave your stakeholders wondering how they ever released without your report.

Using a Release Coverage Outline, an easy-to-create mind map, you will be able to show the general coverage of regression and specific, detailed coverage of new features in one place.

Outcome: Don’t use metrics to report coverage. They are misleading and dangerous. Learn how to create an easy-to-understand Release Coverage Outline to easily show your overall test coverage. Be a test reporting superstar!

Speakers
avatar for Paul Holland

Paul Holland

Sr Director Test Engineering, Medidata Solutions
Paul Holland is a Senior Director of Test Engineering at Medidata Solutions, Inc. in New York City. Paul has over 20 years experience in software testing. Prior to joining Medidata in August 2016 he was Head of Testing at a small New York based consultancy for 2 years and previously... Read More →


Wednesday February 24, 2021 11:30pm - Thursday February 25, 2021 1:30am IST
Tutorial Zoom Room
 
Thursday, February 25
 

9:30pm IST

TUTORIAL: Introduction to Data Analytics and Data Quality (Part 1 out of 2)
2- part tutorial training

Today Data analytics / data science is among the top growing disciplines around the world. The need for
trained professionals is on all time high and will keep on growing. A lot of companies are working
relentlessly to improve and their data analytics programs and usually struggle with data quality issues.

In this workshop participants will learn the fundamentals of data analytics and how we test for data
quality and remedy found issues. If you want to explore the great world of data analytics, this is a
perfect workshop for you.

We will take a hands-on approach to learn how data is gathered, cleansed and modelled. That includes
learning:
 How data analytics projects work and introduction to data pipelines
 Build a sample data pipeline and perform main activities data analysts do across a data pipeline
 Learn to explore data quality issues at different stages
 How these issues are fixed before using data for our data model

We will perform bulk of the activities on google sheets to help participants absorb the fundamental concepts, followed by a quick hands-on coding exercise repeating the same steps (you can follow along, if you don't have coding knowledge).

Key learnings:
 Hands on exposure into the "9 to 5" of a data analyst / data scientist
 Good understanding of basic steps in building a data pipeline
 Hands-on exposure to finding and fixing data quality issues

Technical prerequisites:
 Hands-on exercises using google sheets, coding is not required
 If you want to follow along coding exercise at the end, basic coding exposure will be ‘helpful’.

Speakers
avatar for Ali Khalid

Ali Khalid

Founder, Entalytica
Ali is an International award-winning speaker and contributor to various mainstream tech communities. From past few years has been heavily involved in IT transformation projects at well known large enterprises.For the past few years, he has been primarily working with Data engineering... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:30pm - 11:30pm IST
Tutorial Zoom Room
 
Friday, February 26
 

9:30pm IST

TUTORIAL: Introduction to Data Analytics and Data Quality (Part 2 out of 2)
2- part tutorial training

Today Data analytics / data science is among the top growing disciplines around the world. The need for
trained professionals is on all time high and will keep on growing. A lot of companies are working
relentlessly to improve and their data analytics programs and usually struggle with data quality issues.

In this workshop participants will learn the fundamentals of data analytics and how we test for data
quality and remedy found issues. If you want to explore the great world of data analytics, this is a
perfect workshop for you.

We will take a hands-on approach to learn how data is gathered, cleansed and modelled. That includes
learning:
 How data analytics projects work and introduction to data pipelines
 Build a sample data pipeline and perform main activities data analysts do across a data pipeline
 Learn to explore data quality issues at different stages
 How these issues are fixed before using data for our data model

We will perform bulk of the activities on google sheets to help participants absorb the fundamental concepts, followed by a quick hands-on coding exercise repeating the same steps (you can follow along, if you don't have coding knowledge).

Key learnings:
 Hands on exposure into the "9 to 5" of a data analyst / data scientist
 Good understanding of basic steps in building a data pipeline
 Hands-on exposure to finding and fixing data quality issues

Technical prerequisites:
 Hands-on exercises using google sheets, coding is not required
 If you want to follow along coding exercise at the end, basic coding exposure will be ‘helpful’.

Speakers
avatar for Ali Khalid

Ali Khalid

Founder, Entalytica
Ali is an International award-winning speaker and contributor to various mainstream tech communities. From past few years has been heavily involved in IT transformation projects at well known large enterprises.For the past few years, he has been primarily working with Data engineering... Read More →


Friday February 26, 2021 9:30pm - 11:30pm IST
Tutorial Zoom Room
 
Wednesday, March 3
 

1:30pm IST

CERTIFICATION TRAINING: Succeeding with Quality-conscious Software Delivery (Part 1 out of 3)
3-day CERTIFICATION COURSE

Today, many organizations are pro-Agile and operate on multi-technology platforms. That warrants every member of a team to understand and to be able to contribute to product quality, beyond the traditional way. To build quality products and deliver them on time without compromising on quality, it is important to understand the notions of quality and the relationship between them.

After some years of research and experiment, Lalit has developed his framework called QCSD - Quality Conscious Software Delivery. He believes that investing in testing education for the whole team, practicing testing as a team, and using that learning to foster the quality mindset, enabling people and processes to support quality work at every stage is the way to go forward.

In this highly interactive three days training, participants will learn how to step up their game and enable the whole team testing to support whole team quality, through exercises, discussions, and experiments. And succeed with it. Lalit will share his experiments around getting the whole team to engage in quality-related activities, challenges he faced and how did he overcome them. Join Lalit and sail with him in what he calls an “intellectual voyage”.

Key takeaways and skills you will gain from the workshop:
  • Understand the concept and notions of Quality through whole team testing
  • Understand Software Testability and how to build it in products
  • Understand Quality Conscious Software Delivery framework and implementation tips 
  • Learn effective risk analysis and how to optimize processes to support it. Learn that with practical hands-on. 
  • Master testing strategy throughout the project lifecycle
  • Learn test design techniques using various heuristics
  • Learn the art of Quality Evangelism and communication

Participants will be trained through hands-on activities including:
  • Quality Criteria Session or Risk Assessment Session
  • QX – Quality Experience Session
  • PFT – Pairing for Testability Session
  • PFC – Pairing for Coverage Session 
  • Bug investigation and Troubleshooting methods
  • Professional Test Tools and Techniques

At the end of the workshop participants will also learn:
  • How to implement Whole Team Testing in a structured way to achieve Whole Team Quality
  • How to roll out Whole Team Testing with team member on-boarding
  • How to overcome challenges through real-life examples
  • How to make testing fun and engaging with gamification of testing activities 

CERTIFICATION IF COMPLETION is provided to all participants who successfully completed the 3-day course and demonstrated understanding of the course material through hands on exercises.


Speakers
avatar for Lalitkumar Bhamare

Lalitkumar Bhamare

Chief Editor and Co-Founder, Tea-time with Testers Magazine
Lalit is currently working for XING in Germany as Senior Test Engineer. He is the Co-Founder and Chief Editor of the popular software testing magazine Tea-time with Testers. Lalit is also the co-creator of world’s leading testing survey, State of Testing. As a Vice President at the Association for Software Testing, he is looking after AST’s well-known education program. His specialties are test consulting skills, whole team testing, test management, teaching testing and providing testing related consultation to project teams. Lalit... Read More →


Wednesday March 3, 2021 1:30pm - 8:30pm IST
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Thursday, March 4
 

1:30pm IST

CERTIFICATION TRAINING: Succeeding with Quality-conscious Software Delivery (Part 2 out of 3)
3-day CERTIFICATION COURSE

Today, many organizations are pro-Agile and operate on multi-technology platforms. That warrants every member of a team to understand and to be able to contribute to product quality, beyond the traditional way. To build quality products and deliver them on time without compromising on quality, it is important to understand the notions of quality and the relationship between them.

After some years of research and experiment, Lalit has developed his framework called QCSD - Quality Conscious Software Delivery. He believes that investing in testing education for the whole team, practicing testing as a team, and using that learning to foster the quality mindset, enabling people and processes to support quality work at every stage is the way to go forward.

In this highly interactive three days training, participants will learn how to step up their game and enable the whole team testing to support whole team quality, through exercises, discussions, and experiments. And succeed with it. Lalit will share his experiments around getting the whole team to engage in quality-related activities, challenges he faced and how did he overcome them. Join Lalit and sail with him in what he calls an “intellectual voyage”.

Key takeaways and skills you will gain from the workshop:
  • Understand the concept and notions of Quality through whole team testing
  • Understand Software Testability and how to build it in products
  • Understand Quality Conscious Software Delivery framework and implementation tips 
  • Learn effective risk analysis and how to optimize processes to support it. Learn that with practical hands-on. 
  • Master testing strategy throughout the project lifecycle
  • Learn test design techniques using various heuristics
  • Learn the art of Quality Evangelism and communication

Participants will be trained through hands-on activities including:
  • Quality Criteria Session or Risk Assessment Session
  • QX – Quality Experience Session
  • PFT – Pairing for Testability Session
  • PFC – Pairing for Coverage Session 
  • Bug investigation and Troubleshooting methods
  • Professional Test Tools and Techniques

At the end of the workshop participants will also learn:
  • How to implement Whole Team Testing in a structured way to achieve Whole Team Quality
  • How to roll out Whole Team Testing with team member on-boarding
  • How to overcome challenges through real-life examples
  • How to make testing fun and engaging with gamification of testing activities 

CERTIFICATION IF COMPLETION is provided to all participants who successfully completed the 3-day course and demonstrated understanding of the course material through hands on exercises.

Speakers
avatar for Lalitkumar Bhamare

Lalitkumar Bhamare

Chief Editor and Co-Founder, Tea-time with Testers Magazine
Lalit is currently working for XING in Germany as Senior Test Engineer. He is the Co-Founder and Chief Editor of the popular software testing magazine Tea-time with Testers. Lalit is also the co-creator of world’s leading testing survey, State of Testing. As a Vice President at the Association for Software Testing, he is looking after AST’s well-known education program. His specialties are test consulting skills, whole team testing, test management, teaching testing and providing testing related consultation to project teams. Lalit... Read More →


Thursday March 4, 2021 1:30pm - 8:30pm IST
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Friday, March 5
 

1:30pm IST

CERTIFICATION TRAINING: Succeeding with Quality-conscious Software Delivery (Part 3 out of 3)
3-day CERTIFICATION COURSE

Today, many organizations are pro-Agile and operate on multi-technology platforms. That warrants every member of a team to understand and to be able to contribute to product quality, beyond the traditional way. To build quality products and deliver them on time without compromising on quality, it is important to understand the notions of quality and the relationship between them.

After some years of research and experiment, Lalit has developed his framework called QCSD - Quality Conscious Software Delivery. He believes that investing in testing education for the whole team, practicing testing as a team, and using that learning to foster the quality mindset, enabling people and processes to support quality work at every stage is the way to go forward.

In this highly interactive three days training, participants will learn how to step up their game and enable the whole team testing to support whole team quality, through exercises, discussions, and experiments. And succeed with it. Lalit will share his experiments around getting the whole team to engage in quality-related activities, challenges he faced and how did he overcome them. Join Lalit and sail with him in what he calls an “intellectual voyage”.

Key takeaways and skills you will gain from the workshop:
  • Understand the concept and notions of Quality through whole team testing
  • Understand Software Testability and how to build it in products
  • Understand Quality Conscious Software Delivery framework and implementation tips 
  • Learn effective risk analysis and how to optimize processes to support it. Learn that with practical hands-on. 
  • Master testing strategy throughout the project lifecycle
  • Learn test design techniques using various heuristics
  • Learn the art of Quality Evangelism and communication

Participants will be trained through hands-on activities including:
  • Quality Criteria Session or Risk Assessment Session
  • QX – Quality Experience Session
  • PFT – Pairing for Testability Session
  • PFC – Pairing for Coverage Session 
  • Bug investigation and Troubleshooting methods
  • Professional Test Tools and Techniques

At the end of the workshop participants will also learn:
  • How to implement Whole Team Testing in a structured way to achieve Whole Team Quality
  • How to roll out Whole Team Testing with team member on-boarding
  • How to overcome challenges through real-life examples
  • How to make testing fun and engaging with gamification of testing activities 

CERTIFICATION IF COMPLETION is provided to all participants who successfully completed the 3-day course and demonstrated understanding of the course material through hands on exercises.

Speakers
avatar for Lalitkumar Bhamare

Lalitkumar Bhamare

Chief Editor and Co-Founder, Tea-time with Testers Magazine
Lalit is currently working for XING in Germany as Senior Test Engineer. He is the Co-Founder and Chief Editor of the popular software testing magazine Tea-time with Testers. Lalit is also the co-creator of world’s leading testing survey, State of Testing. As a Vice President at the Association for Software Testing, he is looking after AST’s well-known education program. His specialties are test consulting skills, whole team testing, test management, teaching testing and providing testing related consultation to project teams. Lalit... Read More →


Friday March 5, 2021 1:30pm - 8:30pm IST
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Wednesday, March 10
 

8:30pm IST

CERTIFICATION TRAINING: Succeeding with Quality-conscious Software Delivery (Part 1 out of 3)
3-day CERTIFICATION COURSE

Today, many organizations are pro-Agile and operate on multi-technology platforms. That warrants every member of a team to understand and to be able to contribute to product quality, beyond the traditional way. To build quality products and deliver them on time without compromising on quality, it is important to understand the notions of quality and the relationship between them.

After some years of research and experiment, Lalit has developed his framework called QCSD - Quality Conscious Software Delivery. He believes that investing in testing education for the whole team, practicing testing as a team, and using that learning to foster the quality mindset, enabling people and processes to support quality work at every stage is the way to go forward.

In this highly interactive three days training, participants will learn how to step up their game and enable the whole team testing to support whole team quality, through exercises, discussions, and experiments. And succeed with it. Lalit will share his experiments around getting the whole team to engage in quality-related activities, challenges he faced and how did he overcome them. Join Lalit and sail with him in what he calls an “intellectual voyage”.

Key takeaways and skills you will gain from the workshop:
  • Understand the concept and notions of Quality through whole team testing
  • Understand Software Testability and how to build it in products
  • Understand Quality Conscious Software Delivery framework and implementation tips 
  • Learn effective risk analysis and how to optimize processes to support it. Learn that with practical hands-on. 
  • Master testing strategy throughout the project lifecycle
  • Learn test design techniques using various heuristics
  • Learn the art of Quality Evangelism and communication

Participants will be trained through hands-on activities including:
  • Quality Criteria Session or Risk Assessment Session
  • QX – Quality Experience Session
  • PFT – Pairing for Testability Session
  • PFC – Pairing for Coverage Session 
  • Bug investigation and Troubleshooting methods
  • Professional Test Tools and Techniques
At the end of the workshop participants will also learn:

  • How to implement Whole Team Testing in a structured way to achieve Whole Team Quality
  • How to roll out Whole Team Testing with team member on-boarding
  • How to overcome challenges through real-life examples
  • How to make testing fun and engaging with gamification of testing activities 

CERTIFICATION IF COMPLETION is provided to all participants who successfully completed the 3-day course and demonstrated understanding of the course material through hands on exercises.

Speakers
avatar for Lalitkumar Bhamare

Lalitkumar Bhamare

Chief Editor and Co-Founder, Tea-time with Testers Magazine
Lalit is currently working for XING in Germany as Senior Test Engineer. He is the Co-Founder and Chief Editor of the popular software testing magazine Tea-time with Testers. Lalit is also the co-creator of world’s leading testing survey, State of Testing. As a Vice President at the Association for Software Testing, he is looking after AST’s well-known education program. His specialties are test consulting skills, whole team testing, test management, teaching testing and providing testing related consultation to project teams. Lalit... Read More →


Wednesday March 10, 2021 8:30pm - Thursday March 11, 2021 3:30am IST
Channel 1
 
Thursday, March 11
 

8:30pm IST

CERTIFICATION TRAINING: Succeeding with Quality-conscious Software Delivery (Part 2 out of 3)
3-day CERTIFICATION COURSE

Today, many organizations are pro-Agile and operate on multi-technology platforms. That warrants every member of a team to understand and to be able to contribute to product quality, beyond the traditional way. To build quality products and deliver them on time without compromising on quality, it is important to understand the notions of quality and the relationship between them.

After some years of research and experiment, Lalit has developed his framework called QCSD - Quality Conscious Software Delivery. He believes that investing in testing education for the whole team, practicing testing as a team, and using that learning to foster the quality mindset, enabling people and processes to support quality work at every stage is the way to go forward.

In this highly interactive three days training, participants will learn how to step up their game and enable the whole team testing to support whole team quality, through exercises, discussions, and experiments. And succeed with it. Lalit will share his experiments around getting the whole team to engage in quality-related activities, challenges he faced and how did he overcome them. Join Lalit and sail with him in what he calls an “intellectual voyage”.

Key takeaways and skills you will gain from the workshop:
  • Understand the concept and notions of Quality through whole team testing
  • Understand Software Testability and how to build it in products
  • Understand Quality Conscious Software Delivery framework and implementation tips 
  • Learn effective risk analysis and how to optimize processes to support it. Learn that with practical hands-on. 
  • Master testing strategy throughout the project lifecycle
  • Learn test design techniques using various heuristics
  • Learn the art of Quality Evangelism and communication

Participants will be trained through hands-on activities including:
  • Quality Criteria Session or Risk Assessment Session
  • QX – Quality Experience Session
  • PFT – Pairing for Testability Session
  • PFC – Pairing for Coverage Session 
  • Bug investigation and Troubleshooting methods
  • Professional Test Tools and Techniques

At the end of the workshop participants will also learn:
  • How to implement Whole Team Testing in a structured way to achieve Whole Team Quality
  • How to roll out Whole Team Testing with team member on-boarding
  • How to overcome challenges through real-life examples
  • How to make testing fun and engaging with gamification of testing activities 

CERTIFICATION IF COMPLETION is provided to all participants who successfully completed the 3-day course and demonstrated understanding of the course material through hands on exercises.

Speakers
avatar for Lalitkumar Bhamare

Lalitkumar Bhamare

Chief Editor and Co-Founder, Tea-time with Testers Magazine
Lalit is currently working for XING in Germany as Senior Test Engineer. He is the Co-Founder and Chief Editor of the popular software testing magazine Tea-time with Testers. Lalit is also the co-creator of world’s leading testing survey, State of Testing. As a Vice President at the Association for Software Testing, he is looking after AST’s well-known education program. His specialties are test consulting skills, whole team testing, test management, teaching testing and providing testing related consultation to project teams. Lalit... Read More →


Thursday March 11, 2021 8:30pm - Friday March 12, 2021 3:30am IST
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Friday, March 12
 

8:30pm IST

CERTIFICATION TRAINING: Succeeding with Quality-conscious Software Delivery (Part 3 out of 3)
3-day CERTIFICATION COURSE

Today, many organizations are pro-Agile and operate on multi-technology platforms. That warrants every member of a team to understand and to be able to contribute to product quality, beyond the traditional way. To build quality products and deliver them on time without compromising on quality, it is important to understand the notions of quality and the relationship between them.

After some years of research and experiment, Lalit has developed his framework called QCSD - Quality Conscious Software Delivery. He believes that investing in testing education for the whole team, practicing testing as a team, and using that learning to foster the quality mindset, enabling people and processes to support quality work at every stage is the way to go forward.

In this highly interactive three days training, participants will learn how to step up their game and enable the whole team testing to support whole team quality, through exercises, discussions, and experiments. And succeed with it. Lalit will share his experiments around getting the whole team to engage in quality-related activities, challenges he faced and how did he overcome them. Join Lalit and sail with him in what he calls an “intellectual voyage”.

Key takeaways and skills you will gain from the workshop:
  • Understand the concept and notions of Quality through whole team testing
  • Understand Software Testability and how to build it in products
  • Understand Quality Conscious Software Delivery framework and implementation tips 
  • Learn effective risk analysis and how to optimize processes to support it. Learn that with practical hands-on. 
  • Master testing strategy throughout the project lifecycle
  • Learn test design techniques using various heuristics
  • Learn the art of Quality Evangelism and communication

Participants will be trained through hands-on activities including:
  • Quality Criteria Session or Risk Assessment Session
  • QX – Quality Experience Session
  • PFT – Pairing for Testability Session
  • PFC – Pairing for Coverage Session 
  • Bug investigation and Troubleshooting methods
  • Professional Test Tools and Techniques

At the end of the workshop participants will also learn:
  • How to implement Whole Team Testing in a structured way to achieve Whole Team Quality
  • How to roll out Whole Team Testing with team member on-boarding
  • How to overcome challenges through real-life examples
  • How to make testing fun and engaging with gamification of testing activities 

CERTIFICATION IF COMPLETION is provided to all participants who successfully completed the 3-day course and demonstrated understanding of the course material through hands on exercises.

Speakers
avatar for Lalitkumar Bhamare

Lalitkumar Bhamare

Chief Editor and Co-Founder, Tea-time with Testers Magazine
Lalit is currently working for XING in Germany as Senior Test Engineer. He is the Co-Founder and Chief Editor of the popular software testing magazine Tea-time with Testers. Lalit is also the co-creator of world’s leading testing survey, State of Testing. As a Vice President at the Association for Software Testing, he is looking after AST’s well-known education program. His specialties are test consulting skills, whole team testing, test management, teaching testing and providing testing related consultation to project teams. Lalit... Read More →


Friday March 12, 2021 8:30pm - Saturday March 13, 2021 3:30am IST
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