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STARWEST Virtual+ 2020 - Tester

Thursday, October 8

Alissa Lydon
Sauce Labs
T14

Feeling the Fuzzies - The Liberal Arts in Testing

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

In the 2016-17 academic year, the most common degree conferred to graduating students in the US fell under the category of “Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities.” These 389,000 new graduates, affectionately called “fuzzies” in some circles, have ventured into the job market, many of them into the technology industry. And like their skeptical relatives during the holidays, they are finding similar questions when applying for employment: What are your “technical” qualifications? What skills does a liberal arts major bring to the table in tech? Humanities - that...

T17

Data Science Testing

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

The presentation will cover from the very basics of data science to my journey into the data science world and how do we actually seek for quality in our product when testing a data rich project. My aim would be to cover the following areas; What is data science? What is testing data science models? How can we achieve a smooth process? Exploratory testing with data science. What have I achieved? What can you achieve/learn? Who would make a good data science tester? and the importance of documentation. Once you understand the how data science it performing to interpret vital and...

Scott_Aziz
Independent
T18

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...

Belinda_Goodman
SalesLoft
T20

Exploratory Testing, Why Its Important, How to Get Better, and How to Measure Success Around It

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Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 3:45pm to 4:45pm

Exploratory testing is a phrase that is thrown around a lot as something organizations should be doing well. But how do you define success around it, especially since the goal is to not release bugs? And how do testers or organizations know that they are doing it right? Join Belinda as she teaches you how to leverage the team and tools around you to become better at exploratory testing and prevent bugs from making it into the wild. We will be covering how to make the most of pairing with designers, product, developers, support teams and other QA's to build users personas to test...

Dusko Vuksanovic
TheZenith Insurance
T21

Tolerance Metrics in Test Automation

Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 3:45pm to 4:45pm

Web applications are not built perfectly. Even though we see our tests passing, it doesn't necessary mean that application is performing well. There are secondary indicators of the application stability, which if not properly observed, can lead to development nightmares. To be more precise, this presentation is about how to cover discovered issues which manifest as slow responses, flaky page loading, browser console error logs, etc. The challenge is how to observe these issues, and properly report on them. How to make sure the business understands what's going on, and can prioritize any...

Sargis Sargsyan
PicsArt
T22

Building in House Scalable Mobile Lab for Automation

Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 3:45pm to 4:45pm

It is becoming more and more challenging to test mobile apps on different devices, with different screen sizes, running different operating systems. During the development of a mobile app, we can easily verify and test the app on a mobile simulator or emulator. However, only simulator or emulator testing isn't enough, we need to make sure that our app works on devices that our users carry with them in their pocket. Creating a in house Automation Mobile Lab will be a good decision if you're looking to do automated testing, for example with Selenium and Appium. An automation Mobile Device...