Did you know that software companies often release new versions of their products to New Zealand users first? Companies like Facebook and Twitter often test out new features on the NZ audience due to having a similar demographic to larger user bases such as the UK and US. But not Ministry of Testing, we love New Zealand far too much to do that, we’ll have four releases under our belt before we bring our latest release to New Zealand!
That release is TestBash New Zealand Online 2020. We are bringing TestBash to New Zealand again this year, but this time via the powers of the internets. This online conference won’t be back to back talks, instead, we hope to show off the vibrant New Zealand testing community, and the country's beauty to the rest of the world!
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For over a decade, Ministry of Testing has built up a global software testing community of tens of thousands of testers strong. TestBash New Zealand is where our community comes to meet, learn and engage in real conversations. By sponsoring TestBash New Zealand Online 2020 you will achieve reach and recognition with our entire community, demonstrating your support for the testing community. Helping us, help them.
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Director of Software Test
Agile Testing Coach
Founder @ Quality Spectrum
Quality Engineering Chapter Lead
Senior QA Analyst
I've Made Huge Mistakes in Test Automation, so You Don't Have To
I'll share a collection of stories from my 8 years of testing experience. Each of these stories will highlight the context of the situation, where I went wrong, and the outcome of my mistakes and learnings.
An example of one of those stories: When I was first learning about test automation before writing any code, one of my first roles was to write down the 'steps' in our system that needed to be automated. I was less than 2 years into my testing career and jumped at the task. I spent any extra moment I had writing the most perfect test cases which we stored in our wiki system. When I was done I had at least 30 pages that could have been printed. My manager took my test steps and sent it off to the 'test automators', an offshore team at the time. Months went by and we eventually received the automated tests. I was super stoked because not only did I play a huge part in getting this together but this was going to save us a lot of time in the long run. The first time I ran the tests which took 20 minutes to run and started looking at the code (realizing that all of the tests were stored in one single file + a bunch of page objects), I started to feel the pain having poorly organized tests. Join my talk to hear to learn what I learned and what I did differently going forward.
- Automating at the wrong level
- UI Tests that check on the Database Layer
- Trying to accurately calculate ROI / Metrics that Matter
- Leading/Organizing a team balancing manual/automated tests
- Managing Test Data
- Test Runners and organizing tests
Butch MayhewButch Mayhew is the Director of Software Test at Daxko who loves finding more efficient ways to complete tasks. This played out in two major areas within his organization; test strategies that focus on deep exploratory feature testing, and creating test automation frameworks that have identified over 150 defects in his test environments. While he isn't busy automating the next boring task, you can find him at the disc golf course during the day or saving the princess with his kids on his RetroPie at night. @butchmayhew
What do Leaders Need to Know to Succeed with Agile Testing
Janet Gregory is an agile testing coach and process consultant with DragonFire Inc. She is the co-author with Lisa Crispin of Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams (Addison-Wesley, 2009), and More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team (Addison-Wesley 2014), the Live Lessons Agile Testing Essentials video course, and “Agile Testing for the Whole Team” 3-day training course.
Janet specializes in showing agile teams how testing practices are necessary to develop good quality products. She works with teams to transition to agile development and teaches agile testing courses worldwide. She contributes articles to publications and enjoys sharing her experiences at conferences and user group meetings around the world. For more about Janet’s work and her blog, visit www.janetgregory.ca or www.agiletester.ca.@janetgregoryca
Baking quality into your data pipeline
Ali KhalidAli is an International award-winning speaker and contributor to many tech communities. As a test architect he is leading quality transformation projects across teams working on SaaS, mobile applications and Big data projects running analytics using AI & ML. To transform team’s quality practices, he helps them with assess automation practices, develops testing and automation trainings, building test strategies & quality road maps, develop automation frameworks & DevOps enablers. He is passionate about “Redefining Software Quality” (transforming quality practices and skills) helping teams increase product quality and reduce time to market. Learn more about him & his work at www.quality-spectrum.com @aali_khalid
- Basic repository to start experimenting with Cypress
Kateryna NesmyelovaKate is a Quality Engineering Chapter Lead at Westpac New Zealand. She has worked in a variety of rolls from Business Analysis to Test Lead to project manager. She has over 15 years in QA and is passionate about driving progress through QA and testing with accent on people.
Be Influential. Be Glue!
Do you know what it means to be Glue?
The definition of glue is described as “a strong adhesive substance that causes things to stick and hold things together.”
There are people who do the tasks that can go unnoticed, sometimes these are the things that pulls the teams together which help the project to succeed. Their attitude and actions are always determined by what is best for the team and their teammates.
Every organisation wants Glue people and every employee wants to work with one.
In this presentation, I will share how you can apply Glue work in your Testing career and how you can successfully impact your teams. Come and discover the art of Glue, and apply it in your professional life!
- What is being Glue
- Understand the importance of Glue work
- Ability to recognise opportunities for Glue work
- Improve your organisation by being Glue
Helen LiuHelen Liu is a passionate quality professional who loves collaborating with peers, testing and seeking for better ways of working. She is working with the quality assistance model, where developers are responsible for testing their own work with assistance and guidance from testers. She strongly believes that building quality product requires a whole team approach.
Today, GraphQL powers a variety of companies such as Airbnb, Atlassian, Audi, CNBC, GitHub, Netflix, Shopify, The New York Times, Twitter, and Pinterest. GraphQL also powers hundreds of billions of API calls a day on Facebook social media platforms.
In this talk, the speaker aims to share their experience and learning on testing GraphQL APIs as its not the same as other API testing strategy like (REST or SOAP). And will learn the basics of GraphQL and core components of GraphQL and testing queries, mutations in APIs
What are the key differences between REST and GraphQL API
What are the components to test in GraphQL
How to test GraphQL APIs
Security and Load Test GraphQL APIs
Manoj KumarManoj is a Principal Consultant at ThoughtWorks. He loves exploring the software development lifecycle in its entirety and is particularly passionate about solving problems in the QA and DevOps space. An avid open-source enthusiast, Manoj is a committer to the Selenium and Appium project. He is also part of the project leadership committee for Selenium. Manoj has contributed to various libraries and frameworks like ngWebDriver, Protractor and Serenity in the automated testing ecosystem. A keen accessibility practitioner, he is a voluntary member of the W3C ACT-R group. Manoj is passionate around sharing knowledge and has delivered keynote sessions at STeP-IN and SLASSCOM conferences apart from other technical talks around the world. @manoj9788