Automation in Testing - Durham, NC

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Automation in Testing is coming to North America!

For the first time ever, the renowned Automation in Testing three-day course is coming to Durham, North Carolina.

Richard Bradshaw and Mark Winteringham are delighted to be bring their course to the USA.

The three-day course introduces you to the Automation in Testing namespace and mindset and will provide you will all the skills you need to create valuable automation in any context.

We are expecting tickets to sell very quickly, so be sure to book ASAP.

Full details of the course are below.

Who should attend

Software Developer in Test (SDET)

You are someone looking to boost their coding skills with solid theory on designing automation on all layers.

Software Tester

You are looking to move automation and want to maximise your existing testing knowledge

Quality Engineer

You are looking to learn how to bring automation into the your overall quality approach

Test Lead / Manager

You are looking to learn what your automators are doing and how to help guide them

What's Being Covered

After this event you should be able to do the following:

  • Use the principles of Automation in Testing as a guide when working with automation
  • Survey a given context to better understand its suitability for the use of automation
  • Design a model of their product to inform them of how and where automation can be carried out
  • Use visual task analysis to break down complex system behaviour to make it easier to identify automation opportunities
  • Differentiate testing from automated checking and how the differences inform their automation strategies
  • Judge what automated checks to build using system knowledge and risk analysis
  • Design and build valuable automated checks
  • Analyse automated checks to determine their intent and quality
  • Experiment with different tools that can be used to support testing
  • Use automated tools to support testing activities
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Meet Your Speakers

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Richard Bradshaw
Richard Bradshaw
BossBoss
Mark Winteringham
Mark Winteringham
OpsBoss

Richard Bradshaw

Richard Bradshaw
Richard Bradshaw
BossBoss
Richard Bradshaw is an experienced tester, consultant and generally a friendly guy. He shares his passion for testing through consulting, training and giving presentation on a variety of topics related to testing. He is a fan of automation that supports testing. With over 10 years testing experience, he has a lot of insights into the world of testing and software development. Richard is a very active member of the testing community, and is currently the FriendlyBoss at The Ministry of Testing. Richard blogs at thefriendlytester.co.uk and tweets as @FriendlyTester. He is also the creator of the YouTube channel, Whiteboard Testing.

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Mark Winteringham

Mark Winteringham
Mark Winteringham
OpsBoss
Mark Winteringham is a tester, toolsmith and the Ministry of Testing OpsBoss with over 10 years experience providing testing expertise on award-winning projects across a wide range of technology sectors including BBC, Barclays, UK Government and Thomson Reuters. He is an advocate for modern risk-based testing practices and trains teams in Automation in Testing, Behaviour Driven Development and Exploratory testing techniques. He is also the co-founder of Ministry of Testing Essentials a community raising awareness of careers in testing and improving testing education. You can find him on Twitter @2bittester or at mwtestconsultancy.co.uk / automationintesting.com

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Schedule

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    Day One
    Richard Bradshaw, Mark Winteringham
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    Day One

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    Description

    Day one begins with an introduction to the Automation in Testing mindset and then hits the ground running by kicking off the three-day roleplay. The start of the roleplay focuses on analysing our product, project and processes and visualising what we’ve learnt to inform us on what opportunities exist for automation. The afternoon then uses that new visualised knowledge to help us plan what we want automated checks we want to create.

    Takeaways

    • Use the principles of Automation in Testing as a guide when working with automation
    • Survey a given context to better understand its suitability for the use of automation
    • Design a model of their product to inform them of how and where automation can be carried out
    • Use visual task analysis to break down complex system behaviour to make it easier to identify automation opportunities

    Speakers

    Richard Bradshaw
    Richard Bradshaw
    BossBoss
    Richard Bradshaw is an experienced tester, consultant and generally a friendly guy. He shares his passion for testing through consulting, training and giving presentation on a variety of topics related to testing. He is a fan of automation that supports testing. With over 10 years testing experience, he has a lot of insights into the world of testing and software development. Richard is a very active member of the testing community, and is currently the FriendlyBoss at The Ministry of Testing. Richard blogs at thefriendlytester.co.uk and tweets as @FriendlyTester. He is also the creator of the YouTube channel, Whiteboard Testing.
    Mark Winteringham
    Mark Winteringham
    OpsBoss
    Mark Winteringham is a tester, toolsmith and the Ministry of Testing OpsBoss with over 10 years experience providing testing expertise on award-winning projects across a wide range of technology sectors including BBC, Barclays, UK Government and Thomson Reuters. He is an advocate for modern risk-based testing practices and trains teams in Automation in Testing, Behaviour Driven Development and Exploratory testing techniques. He is also the co-founder of Ministry of Testing Essentials a community raising awareness of careers in testing and improving testing education. You can find him on Twitter @2bittester or at mwtestconsultancy.co.uk / automationintesting.com
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  • Mark Winteringham
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    Day Two
    Richard Bradshaw, Mark Winteringham
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    What

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    Description

    The first half of day two will continue with our focus on automated checking. We are going to explore what it takes to design and implement reliable focused automated checks. We’ll do this at many interfaces of the applications.

    The second half of the day focuses on the techniques and skills a toolsmith employs. Building tools to support all types of testing is at the heart of AiT. We’re going to explore how to spot opportunities for tools, and how the skills required to build tools are nearly identical to building automated checks.

    Takeaways

    • Differentiate testing from automated checking and how the differences inform their automation strategies
    • Judge what automated checks to build using system knowledge and risk analysis
    • Design and build valuable automated checks
    • Analyse automated checks to determine their intent and quality

    Speakers

    Richard Bradshaw
    Richard Bradshaw
    BossBoss
    Richard Bradshaw is an experienced tester, consultant and generally a friendly guy. He shares his passion for testing through consulting, training and giving presentation on a variety of topics related to testing. He is a fan of automation that supports testing. With over 10 years testing experience, he has a lot of insights into the world of testing and software development. Richard is a very active member of the testing community, and is currently the FriendlyBoss at The Ministry of Testing. Richard blogs at thefriendlytester.co.uk and tweets as @FriendlyTester. He is also the creator of the YouTube channel, Whiteboard Testing.
    Mark Winteringham
    Mark Winteringham
    OpsBoss
    Mark Winteringham is a tester, toolsmith and the Ministry of Testing OpsBoss with over 10 years experience providing testing expertise on award-winning projects across a wide range of technology sectors including BBC, Barclays, UK Government and Thomson Reuters. He is an advocate for modern risk-based testing practices and trains teams in Automation in Testing, Behaviour Driven Development and Exploratory testing techniques. He is also the co-founder of Ministry of Testing Essentials a community raising awareness of careers in testing and improving testing education. You can find him on Twitter @2bittester or at mwtestconsultancy.co.uk / automationintesting.com
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  • Mark Winteringham
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    Day Three
    Richard Bradshaw, Mark Winteringham
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    Day Three

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    What

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    Description

    Day three takes a step away from automated checking to explore an area of automation in testing that is often ignored. Building tools to support testing activities. Through a series of hands-on activities and challenges, you will learn how to speed up your testing and get deeper into your applications through a range of different tools.

    Takeaways

    • Experiment with different tools that can be used to support testing
    • Use automated tools to support testing activities

    Speakers

    Richard Bradshaw
    Richard Bradshaw
    BossBoss
    Richard Bradshaw is an experienced tester, consultant and generally a friendly guy. He shares his passion for testing through consulting, training and giving presentation on a variety of topics related to testing. He is a fan of automation that supports testing. With over 10 years testing experience, he has a lot of insights into the world of testing and software development. Richard is a very active member of the testing community, and is currently the FriendlyBoss at The Ministry of Testing. Richard blogs at thefriendlytester.co.uk and tweets as @FriendlyTester. He is also the creator of the YouTube channel, Whiteboard Testing.
    Mark Winteringham
    Mark Winteringham
    OpsBoss
    Mark Winteringham is a tester, toolsmith and the Ministry of Testing OpsBoss with over 10 years experience providing testing expertise on award-winning projects across a wide range of technology sectors including BBC, Barclays, UK Government and Thomson Reuters. He is an advocate for modern risk-based testing practices and trains teams in Automation in Testing, Behaviour Driven Development and Exploratory testing techniques. He is also the co-founder of Ministry of Testing Essentials a community raising awareness of careers in testing and improving testing education. You can find him on Twitter @2bittester or at mwtestconsultancy.co.uk / automationintesting.com

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    Durham
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    North Carolina
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Do I need to be already currently working in automation to attend this course?

    This course caters for every level of experience of working in an automation context. If you do work with automation already, we believe this course will provide you with numerous new ways to think and talk about automation, allowing you to maximise your skills in the workplace.

    If you don’t, this course will show you that the majority of skill in automation is about risk identification, strategy and test design, and you can add a lot of value to automation efforts within testing. We've also included some online content to set the foundation for the class, allowing us to hit the ground running with some example scenarios. This will be sent to you before the class starts and enable you to:

    • Describe and explain some key concepts/terminology associated with programming
    • Interpret and explain real code examples
    • Design pseudocode for a potential automated test
    • Develop a basic understanding of programming languages relevant to the AiT course
    • Explain the basic functionality of a test framework

    This course material will allow us to maximise our face to face time together.

    What will I need to bring to the event?

    For this event you will need:

    • A PC running, OS X, Linux or Windows

    The rest of the prerequisite tools to install will be sent to you before the training. Mark and Richard also offer support with setup if you get stuck.

    I don’t work in the webspace, should I attend?

    The majority of the tooling we will use and demo is web-based, however, AiT is a mindset, so we believe you will benefit from attending the class and learning a theory to apply to any product/language.

    I’m a manager who is interested in strategy but not programming, should I attend?

    Yes, one of the core drivers to educate others in identifying and strategizing problems before automating them. We will offer techniques and teach you skills to become better at analysing your context and using that information to build a plan towards successful automation.

    What languages and tools will we be using?

    The current setup is using Java and JS. We can customize depending on needs for private classes. Importantly though, we focus more on the thinking then the implementation, so while we’ll be reading and writing code, the languages are just a vehicle for the context of the class.