STARWEST 2023 Concurrent Session : Automation Face-Off


Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Automation Face-Off

What do you think about when you hear the words "test automation"? Are you considering developing your own tools to help you probe the product deeply, or will you apply a commercial tool for automated checking? Are you excited by new, powerful, enabling technologies, or do you worry that a robot will replace you? One thing is for sure: when we apply tools, we fundamentally change the context and the nature of the work we do.Our panelists are software testing experts who will discuss all this and more with you! Together, we'll probe what people mean by automation, the power that tools can bring to our testing, and the pitfalls that can add challenges for the whole team. We'll look at where, when, and how to apply tools to help us test and help the whole team deliver robust, carefully checked, and diligently tested products to our customers. Join this lively conversation about one of the most controversial topics in testing.

Upland InGenius

Chris Loder, a QA Automation Manager at Upland Software, is an automation enthusiast to the core. His passion and experience allow him to help companies reduce regression time and improve overall software quality. With over two decades of automation experience, he designs and implements automation frameworks with his team of automation developers. Chris is a regular speaker at conferences and has delivered tutorials, keynotes and track sessions at STAREAST, STARWEST and STARCANADA. Currently Chris is implementing a Center of Excellence for QA Automation at Upland and helping teams deliver quality software. Chris loves to share his knowledge and experience and talk about all things automation! You can contact Chris via Twitter @rogueautomator.