Discussion: The "Whens" and "Whys" of Automation

15th December 2023
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  • Lauren Borodajko's profile
  • Mahathee Dandibhotla's profile
  • Diego Molina's profile
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Talk Description

Gwen Diagram invites three experts in the automation field to join her on stage and share their knowledge and expertise on the 'whens' and 'whys' of automation.

Mahathee Dandibhotla - Has a vast experience in automation, including:

  • Developing and maintaining an extensible Test automation framework for desktop, web applications, API
  • Having an understanding of different test automation approaches (keyword-driven, Data-driven, BDD, hybrid) and technology stacks (Java, Python)
  • Creating reusable open-source testing frameworks in Java targeting different areas of Test Automation
  • The list goes on... join this session to find out more

Diego Molina - Is a passionate Technical Lead driving the Selenium project and overseeing initiatives as the lead of the Open Source Program Office at Sauce Labs. Diego is also an avid Software Engineer with a deep love for testing. He's goal is to improve the testing landscape by crafting tools and robust testing infrastructure that empower individuals and organizations to test smarter and simpler

Lauren Borodajko - Has been working with and around automation since 2018. With many organisations moving to continuous deployment strategies, automation testing has become more critical than ever. As with anything, what you put in really matters, which means figuring out the right strategy for automated testing. Lauren hardly writes any tests these days. Instead, she supports development teams by guiding them down their testing journey, strategising and removing risk as they move forward. Over the years, Lauren has used various tools and frameworks, which led her to conclude that anyone can learn how to use tools, and it is the strategy where the quality mind thrives.

What you’ll learn

By the end of this talk, you'll be able to:

  • Gain insights into strategies for determining what is worth automating to save time and enhance overall efficiency
  • Explore examples of tools used for different testing scenarios
  • Address flaky tests and maintenance challenges
  • Evaluate the need for automation
  • Recognise that the decision to write or use automation frameworks depends on the context and role within the team
  • Learn to assess the effectiveness of automation by considering metrics such as maintenance efforts, test suite performance, and the ability to catch issues before production
Lauren Borodajko's profile'

Lauren Borodajko

Engineering Manager

I support cross-functional development teams in building high-quality products. With my unique technical skills, combined with storytelling and relationship building I am able bridge the gaps that arise throughout the software development life cycle (SDLC). #madebydyslexia
Mahathee Dandibhotla's profile'

Mahathee Dandibhotla

Project Lead Quality

I'm Mahathee and I work as Senior Engineering Lead Quality at Persistent Systems Hyderabad, India.
Diego Molina's profile'

Diego Molina

Staff Software Engineer Open Source & Community

Diego is an avid Software Engineer with a deep love for testing. He aims to improve the testing landscape by crafting tools and robust testing infrastructure that empower individuals and organizations to test smarter and simpler. Diego is a Selenium tech lead and lead of the Open Source Program Office at Sauce Labs. He is a Staff Software Engineer for Open Source and Community at Sauce Labs.
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Tags

  • testbash-autumn-2023
  • automation
  • security