Testing has been around for a long time, but has changed a lot over the years. Agile and DevOps are “the new kids on the block” but are fast becoming mainstream. What are the roots of the changes and popularity of new approaches and how have they evolved over the years? What prophets were around years ago who foresaw current trends? In this presentation, Dorothy Graham leads you through some of her early experiences in testing and early encounters with precursors to Agile and DevOps. We look at why Agile has “taken off” and why DevOps is a hot topic today, and what the role of testing has been, is now and perhaps should be in the future.
Dorothy Graham Software Testing Consultant,
Dorothy Graham has been in software testing for over 40 years, and is co-author of 5 books: Software Inspection, Software Test Automation, Foundations of Software Testing, Experiences of Test Automation and A Journey Through Test Automation Patterns (linking to the wiki TestAutomationPatterns.org.
Dot has been on the boards of conferences and publications in software testing, including programme chair for EuroStar (twice). She was a founder member of the ISEB Software Testing Board and helped develop the first ISTQB Foundation Syllabus. She is a popular and entertaining speaker at conferences and events worldwide.
She was awarded the European Excellence Award in Software Testing in 1999 and the first ISTQB Excellence Award in 2012.
You will work as part of a team to deliver a working program based on a popular coding exercise that, done alone, is very simple. But this exercise will be broken down into 5 individual requirements, and you will need to coordinate as a team - working individually or in pairs - to deliver the complete solution with each pair only allowed to code their part of the whole. You'll use version control and do Continuous Integration to pull the parts together, and - very importantly - YOU MUST NOT BREAK THE BUILD. In a time limit of one hour, 90% of teams who attempt Evil FizzBuzz fail. You'll have 1 hour to build your team, choose a technology stack, shave some yaks, agree on a design and implement it so that you can demonstrate a working program that passes a simple acceptance test to your 'customer'. You'll need more than Code Fu to master Evil FizzBuzz. Teams can be 5-10 people and a mix of individuals and pairs, depending on the size of the overall group.
Jason Gorman Programmer & Trainer, Codemanship
Jason Gorman, a software development practitioner, trainer, coach and author based in London with two decades’ experience working with teams in a wide range of industries. Jason has worked with teams at the BBC, City Index, Electronic Arts, Higher Education Statistics Agency, BUPA, British Standards Institute, The Post Office, Merrill Lynch HSBC, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Orange, Lloyds TSB, AOL, Reed Business Information and Symbian, and many more.
Jason chairs the Software Craftsmanship conference in the UK, and is a contributor to other conferences including QCon, Software Practice Advancement, XPDay, Agile Finland, JAX London and CITCON Europe.
His web site, parlezuml.com, has been visited by more than a million software professionals since 2003, and his free tutorials on use cases, UML, OO design and Test-driven Development have had more than 500,000 downloads.
Jason is a patron of the Bletchley Park Trust, and a fundraiser for programming clubs and the STAK St Austell Community Kitchen
Kim van Wilgen Head of Software Development,
Kim van Wilgen is an experienced leader in software product development. She’s passionate about topics such as DevOps, continuous delivery, agile and continuous security, and the management of the cultural, organizational and technological changes associated with these approaches. As a leader she works with self-organized teams, enabling people to thrive at work by being transparent and by empowering them, all to deliver value in the hands of the customer. Although a nerd at heart, she also has over a decade of experience in product management and comparable managerial roles on the other side: the business, to bridge the gap between business and IT. Together with agile thought-leader Sander Hoogendoorn, Kim is writing a new book titled The Continuous Culture.
Liz Keogh Lean/Agile Consultant,
Liz Keogh is a Lean and Agile consultant based in London. She is a well-known blogger and international speaker, a core member of the BDD community and a passionate advocate of the Cynefin framework and its ability to change mindsets. She has a strong technical background with 20 years’ experience in delivering value and coaching others to deliver, from small start-ups to global enterprises. Most of her work now focuses on Lean, Agile and organizational transformations, and the use of transparency, positive language, well-formed outcomes and safe-to-fail experiments in making change innovative, easy and fun.
Sander Hoogendoorn , ditisagile.nl
Sander is an independent dad, mentor, trainer, software architect, programmer, speaker, and writer. He is a highly appreciated catalyst in the innovation of software development at his many international clients. Well known as the author of the best-selling book This Is Agile, Sander coaches organizations, projects and teams, has written books on UML and agile, and published over 250 articles in international magazines. He is an inspiring (keynote) speaker at many international conferences, and presents seminars and training courses on a variety of topics such as (beyond) agile, Scrum, Kanban, software estimation, software architecture, microservices, design patterns, modeling and UML, writing code, and testing.
Selenium 4 is coming! The team have been working hard since the last 3.x release to add new features and improve the experience of developing with Selenium. In this talk, we’ll walk through updating an existing java Selenium test suite and scaling it up to run on Grid 4 hosted in the cloud. Not only will you see how easy the upgrade will be, you’ll also discover the new features added in Selenium 4.
Simon Stewart Lead Committer, Selenium Project & Creator of WebDriver,
Simon is the lead of the Selenium project, the creator of WebDriver, and the co-editor of the W3C WebDriver specification. His career has lead him through ThoughtWorks, Google, and Facebook, and most recently through Deliveroo. He speaks regularly at conferences, and lives in London with his family.
The call for speakers is now closed. Watch this space!