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STARWEST Virtual+ 2020 - Automation

Wednesday, October 7


The Road to Level 5 Autonomous Testing

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Artificial intelligence is real and it is here, and there are many testing tools that have already applied machine learning (a subfield of AI) to improve their efficiency, robustness, and flexibility. But there are still questions about how far we have come in the quest for a tool that applies AI in such a way that testers could be replaced. Is this even possible? In the automobile industry, there is a vision of an autonomous future where vehicles will drive themselves with no human intervention. The road to level 5 autonomous driving provides some clear guidelines to help companies...


Using Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to Reimagine Testing

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 2:15pm to 3:15pm

So much time and energy is spent on automating and running tests. But test automation is one part of a larger testing process. The set-up and tear down of testing environments is for many still a manual and time consuming process. Writing good bug reports complete with screenshots of the issues, videos capturing how to reproduce the bug, log files is an exceptionally tedious process. This session will explore how an emerging technology, Robotic Process Automation, can automate the entire testing process. We’ll explore what RPA is, the different approaches taken (script-based, scriptless,...

COUNTRY Financial

From Zero Automation to Automation Hero

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 3:45pm to 4:45pm

Imagine living in an exciting fast paced corporate world of test automation and DevOps then being thrown into a completely manual test world. That's what happened to me. I was asked to join a new company and a new team with lots of problems, but the biggest problem... manual testing. Join me in learning about how I created a successful automation team with zero automation to being an automation hero. Learn strategies and how taking small steps to create big changes for a new testing world with automation and DevOps.

Objective 1 - Faster to Market From manual to mostly automated...

Thursday, October 8

Progressive Insurance
Edward Mandere
Progressive Insurance

Not a Pipe Dream: E2E & Combinatorial Test Automation in the Pipeline

Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Is your development organization migrating to a more continuous integration/continuous delivery environment using containers in the cloud and pipelines, but you are not sure how to adapt your test automation to this change? You are not alone! Dom and Ed were facing a similar problem in their organization. With limited test engineer resources and the rapid rate of code change, it was no longer efficient and provided less business value to have the test engineers manually execute test automation with every deployment. If the test automation could be integrated into the development pipeline,...

Melissa Benua
Upland InGenius

Breadmaking and the Art of Data-Driven Model-Based Testing

Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Are you short on testing resources but not short on things to test? Is your current test case creation effort exclusively like baking artisanal hand-crafted sourdough? Do your tests rely on data? Does your test team understand what that your product’s data looks like and how to use it? Melissa and Chris will show you how solid data models can drive solid data driven testing in your automation. They draw on their years of experience and share how you can generate test cases from your actual data models, run those test cases at scale, and validate - using the power of oracles - to ensure...


Leveraging Cloud Architecture (AWS Focused) to Build a Robust Test Automation Platform

Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 2:15pm to 3:15pm

A huge opportunity exists for testing practitioners to leverage the power of the cloud for testing environments and testing tools. I recently designed a serverless cloud based test automation platform for a F500 company that allowed them to retire a legacy testing lab that was costing them $250k per year to maintain. The new platform was not only about 1/10th the cost, but also provides unlimited scalability on-demand as their needs grow. I will start the presentation with an overview of some relevant cloud native services and expand on the architecture of a few of those services and then...