STARWEST 2018 Keynote : The Life of a Tester, from Once Upon a Time to Happily Ever After

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 8:30am to 9:45am

The Life of a Tester, from Once Upon a Time to Happily Ever After

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Most fairy tales start out with a scary premise and move to a happy ending. Lately, we have heard lots of scary stories about the future of testing. As machine learning and artificial intelligence continue to gain prominence, we see even more concerns about the tester’s career. With the help of a famous animation team, Janna and Jennifer will take you through a wild animated journey from what it was like in the early days of software to where we are today. We’ll explore the evolution of the testing profession, as well as what it will become in the future. As this story moves from black and white to full color, you will get a history lesson on where some practices we may take for granted originated, review times when testers and developers were separated and more of adversaries than collaborators, and finish with the present, where quality is everyone’s responsibility. These days technology is moving faster than ever, and Janna and Jennifer want to make sure you are focused on the things that will enable a successful testing career, today and beyond. They will give you the tools to write your own story and live happily ever after.

Jennifer_Bonine
tap|QA

Jennifer Bonine is a VP of global delivery and solutions for tap|QA Inc., a global company that specializes in strategic solutions for businesses. Jennifer began her career in consulting, implementing large ERP solutions. She has held executive-level positions leading development, quality assurance and testing, organizational development, and process improvement teams for Fortune 500 companies in several domains. She recently has been helping companies large and small adapt to the age of AI and connected system of systems, engaging in next-generation solutions and helping companies adapt to the ever-changing business landscape. She enjoys the challenges of always having new problems to solve and new clients to work with.

Janna_Loeffler
Carnival Corp.

Janna Loeffler has more than fifteen years of software quality experience. She holds a bachelor's degree in computer engineering and a master's degree in business administration. Working in a variety of software engineering roles, including development, testing, quality assurance, and DevOps, has provided her with a holistic view of software engineering. She has worked on a wide variety of products, such as industrial controls, embedded medical devices, websites, mobile applications, and theme park attractions. Janna has a passion for helping people build high-quality software more efficiently.