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Strategy and Approach to UI Automation

Panel Discussion
with Corina Pip, Niranjani Manoharan, Dana Aonofriesei

About This Panel Discussion

In this session, Gwen Diagram will be joined by three guests, Corina Pip, Dana Aonofriesei and Niranjani Manoharan where they will share different experiences on their strategies and approaches to UI Automation.

This is your opportunity to ask this panel of talented and experienced individuals your questions on this theme. Such as how to solve specific problems you’re facing, what new skills and knowledge to pick up on or what each of the panels like to use in their day to day work.

Your Speakers

Corina Pip

Corina Pip

Corina is a Senior Automation Engineer, with focus on testing by means of Java, Selenium, TestNG, Spring, Maven, and other cool frameworks and tools. Previous endeavours from her 13+ years testing career include working on navigation devices, in the online gaming industry, in the aviation software and automotive industries. Apart from work, Corina is a testing blogger (https://imalittletester.com/) and a GitHub contributor (https://github.com/iamalittletester). She is the creator of a wait based library for Selenium testing (https://github.com/iamalittletester/thewaiter) and creator of “The Little Tester” comic series (https://imalittletester.com/category/comics/). She also tweets at @imalittletester.

Niranjani Manoharan

Niranjani Manoharan

Niranjani is an enthusiastic engineer passionate about writing code to break applications! She has worked at both startups and well established companies like eBay, Twitter and Pinterest, balancing the challenges at both environments.

She strives to strike a balance between being a workaholic and a wanna-be-traveler, who is openminded but still likes to believe unicorns are real!

Dana Aonofriesei

Dana Aonofriesei

Director of Engineering

I started my career in Software Development 9 years ago and during this time I tried different roles and assignments, as Quality Assurance Engineer, Software Analyst, Scrum Master, Head of Product Quality, Engineering Manager in areas like banking, eprocurement, trust economy. I love working with teams, driving teams and individuals towards results and solving problems. A few keywords that describe me: sports, croissants, cheese, good coffee, competitive, positive.

Your Host

Gwen Diagram

Gwen Diagram

Engineering Manager

Gwen Diagram is a technology professional from Leeds who specialises in testing.  She is an avid automation evangelist with a focus on testing complemented by repeatable build processes with monitoring. She has had varied roles throughout her career including Scrum Master at a Start Up, Engineering Manager at a bank and DevOps kid at a large Financial Services organisation. She is currently an Engineering Manager at Sonocent in Leeds.

As a strong believer in making the tech industry as open and punk as possible, she co-organises a twice yearly free day long testing conference called the Leeds Testing Atelier.  She speaks regularly at local meet-up groups, Agile Yorkshire and Leeds DevOps, duels with creative types at events like the Tech Off, speaks internationally at conferences such as Nordic Testing Days in Tallinn and was the closing keynote at Agile on the Beach in Falmouth, UK in 2018.

Outside of work, you will usually find her hanging around a Natural History Museum somewhere in the world marvelling at how incredibly excellent dinosaurs are, feeding pigeons or ducks or obsessing over transport.