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STARWEST 2022 - Tester

Monday, October 3

MB

Getting Started with AI-Driven Automation

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Monday, October 3, 2022 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

AI has been rapidly changing the way we approach software testing. Traditional test automation is time-consuming to create and breaks down easily in the presence of change. Thankfully, AI is helping testing teams create less procedural, more resilient tests that are able to self-heal in the presence of modern, rapidly changing, highly dynamic production systems. This sounds great, but you may be asking yourself: How do I get started? What additional skills do I need to learn? What tools are available for me to start using, right now? Join Dionny Santiago as he breaks down different AI...

Wednesday, October 5

Stealth Startup
W2

Testing Machine Learning Models

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

More companies are building ML and AI systems and applications, but they lack the same rigorous testing because many Testers don't know how to approach testing them. After having built and tested many different ML models and systems and talking to ML teams of small and large organizations, one thing always stands out: "We need better testing and automation in our MLOps lifecycle." So, we'll start by demystifying Machine Learning by breaking down a Prediction application so the audience better understands the "magic algorithms" behind the scenes. We'll explore an example of ML systems that...

SmartBear
W15

Dos Oruguitas: Software Testers...and Everyone Else

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 2:45pm to 3:45pm

Disney's smash hit, Encanto, will be nearly a year old by the time STARWEST 2022 comes around, but my prediction is that we’ll all still be uncovering common threads between ourselves and the characters of this amazing film when we gather together in October. Software testers may find more similarities between Mirabel, Luisa, Camilio, Julieta, and others (you better BELIEVE we’re going to talk about Bruno!) than any other persona along the software development and testing lifecycle.

Learn the importance of knowing the characters (and gifts!) of this masterpiece you most align with,...

Thursday, October 6

Jeff Payne
Coveros
T5

Tips and Tricks for Effective Agile Testing

Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 9:45am to 10:45am
Agile testing means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Some believe it’s about getting software developers to do all the testing during iterations. Others think it’s the same testing process as in Waterfall, just done a lot quicker. Still others believe testing can only be done effectively AFTER an iteration is completed. While all of these are interesting approaches, none of them are both effective and meet the spirit of agile. This talk discusses what agile testing is really all about and provides tips and tricks for how to effectively integrate software testing (and...
Trimble PPM, Inc.
T8

A Performance Testing Pyramid

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Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 11:15am to 12:15pm
When we code a new class method, does its execution time fit within the product’s SLA for response time? When we provide an API for a real-time system, does it meet its performance budget? When we’re managing a data warehouse system, what is the latency between the ingestion component and the persistence server? When we’re planning to deploy a large-scale web application, how many servers do we need to support 1,000 requests per second and respond in 3 seconds? We’ve learned that the need for performance data spans from requirements engineering through system deployment: when code is...
Robert Woods
Scrum Inc
T11

Stop Test Sprints! Develop a CLEAR Agile Product Roadmap

Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 11:15am to 12:15pm

Test sprints in an Agile environment are a certain indication that testing is being held out of the equation as almost unimportant. It shows we are not slicing the product well and waiting too long before our testers have the ability to help us see where we need to adjust and fine tune. It often includes bulky hand-offs and slow environment swaps. By using the CLEAR (Collaborative, Lean, Evolving, Adaptive, Reportable) principles of Product Development, testing professionals have found themselves back in the direct line of development in iterative and valuable testing practices. This...

Adam Sandman
Inflectra
T15

Software Architecture for Testers– Where the Bodies are Buried!

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Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

This session is designed to provide an overview of software architecture and design to testers so that you can understand how the different tiers and components fit together in a modern, complex system, and help you assess where the risks lie. When developing a robust test strategy, it is very important for all members of the team, including testers, to know how the system is put together. This session provides a brief historical perspective on how software architecture has evolved from mainframe to client-server, to web, to mobile, to micro-services. It includes examples of where...

Yoosuf-Maktoum
Sysco Corporation
T19

Building Resiliency in Test Automation

Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Test Automation tends to fail due to multiple aspects—especially UI test automation – which is more fragile than the Service and DB level test automation. The challenge is fixing the automation failures and using them in the same development iteration. Building resiliency in test automation is a must to make test automation robust. A resilient test automation framework will reduce failures and simplify the maintenance of test automation code. Resiliency can be enabled through automation tools, design, and architecture. During this session, Mr. Yoosuf Maktoum - Senior Manager, Quality...