STARWEST 2021 Concurrent Session : Exploratory Testing in Augmented Reality Applications: Lessons Learned with Microsoft HoloLens

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Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 9:45am to 10:45am

Exploratory Testing in Augmented Reality Applications: Lessons Learned with Microsoft HoloLens

Mixed and Augmented Reality applications are on the rise and traditional testing is being challenged to innovate. These applications currently have to be tested by humans in the real world. Working with his team, Mark Gharibian solved business challenges by leveraging Augmented Reality on Microsoft HoloLens to digitize engineering processes, enable remote collaboration in manufacturing environments, and assist with organizational responses to Covid. These next generation wearables and associated software applications create significant testing challenges. Join Mark for some demonstrations of Augmented Reality testing. Hear about the lessons he learned along the way and how they can be applied to your own projects. We’ll cover exploratory testing in a mixed reality context to help you prepare for the future testing challenges these applications will present.

Mark Gharibian
E&J Gallo Winery

Mark Gharibian has worked in the IT Industry for over 20 years. He's currently the IT Innovation Manager for E&J Gallo Winery and an adjunct faculty member at California State University, Stanislaus for the Computer Information Systems department. His undergraduate degree is in Computer Science and postgraduate degree is an MBA. Mark started his career as a Software Developer and he worked his way up to QA engineer. He made the switch from a software company to a CPG organization when he came to Gallo 15 years ago. Since then, Mark's been designing, developing, testing and implementing systems across all functional areas within the organization. Now he's focused on innovation and emerging technologies like AI, Conversational Interfaces, Mixed and Augmented Reality, IoT, Robotics & RPA, Mobile App Development, Drones, Prototyping, 3D Printers, Laser Cutters, and others inside Gallo's innovation lab.