STARWEST 2017 Concurrent Session : Leverage Big Data and Analytics for Testing


Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 9:45am to 10:45am

Leverage Big Data and Analytics for Testing

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Sabermetrics turned the baseball world upside down by challenging decades-old measures of individual performance and their perceived linkage to team success. After cementing their legacy as the Lovable Losers for 108 years, the Chicago Cubs were able to leverage a data-driven approach to finally win a World Series. A high-school football coach, devoted to statistical analysis, has won three state championships—by never punting. Formula 1 racing teams collect staggering amounts of telemetry data from their race cars for the purpose of eking out seconds during the course of a race. Geoff Meyer shares how Dell leverages data from sources as varied as engineering, sales, and the factory to augment test operations. From the identification of high-value test cases and test configurations to determining which test scripts should be retired or re-factored, Geoff explains how you can take advantage of big data to optimize the planning, execution, and communication of your organization’s test efforts.

Dell EMC

A test architect in the Dell EMC infrastructure solutions group, Geoff Meyer helps craft the test strategies for Dell EMC server, firmware, and software solutions and supports more than 400 test engineers across India, Taiwan, and the United States. With more than thirty years in the software industry, Geoff was a developer, lead engineer, manager, and test director before finding his passion in test architecture. He leads initiatives in agile testing, Infrastructure as a Service, continuous testing, and most recently, predictive analytics. A member of the Agile Austin community, Geoff is an instructor and mentor to military veterans participating in the Austin-based Vets4Quality.Org program.