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Our hearts and thoughts remain with those affected by the COVID-19 outbreak worldwide. In the past months,1point21GWS has been organizing conferences on Virtual platform.

This year Testing Conference 2021 will also be hosted as Virtual live conference
Testing Conference Online-North America would be the largest gatherings of its kind of IT professionals and will bring together some of the top minds in Automation, Agile, Testing, RPA development, coding, Enabling the developer community to discuss future challenges and self-learning.

Join us on September 23 - 24, 2021 to have a never before experience with the best minds in Software Testing.

Agenda
Day 1
Theme - Technology / Implementation Story /Demo
Day 2
Theme - Test Strategy and Leadership / Digital QA and Emerging Technologies

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20 Speakers
20 Topics
100 Tickets

Conference Schedule Day 1

Theme - Technology / Implementation Story / Demo

TestingConf Online - North America
( All time mentioned in New York timezone )

Timezones : New York - 10:00AM, Seattle - 07:00AM, Denver - 08:00AM, Boston - 10:00AM, Toronto - 10:00AM, Chicago - 09:00AM
X Topic Abstract

We've all seen it at some point - suddenly Agile and DevOps are brandished as silver bullets within an organisation, usually coupled with some innovative technology like Kubernetes, at the ready to solve every possible problem.
What's really unfortunate is what happens next: usually failure. DevOps used as a tool is not effective, and it can be extremely dangerous.
Where DevOps really shines is as a foundation for people's empowerment - let's see how this can be put into practice.

Speaker Profile

Matteo is passionate about technology, but it is not his only interest – what really makes him tick is how technology acts as a tool to solve a complex business problem, ultimately bringing benefits to the company.
Regular speaker at conferences and meetups, he enjoys sharing back with the worldwide technical communities – especially about ALM, Agile and DevOps.
He currently works at Avanade UK as a Group Manager for Software Engineering.



X Topic Abstract

Given the importance of data analysis increasing day by day, it is becoming imperative to learn the technology and optimize our work. Exploratory testing is a skill most of the quality engineers are familiar with. In this talk, I will share my experience on how I leveraged my exploratory testing skills to learn data exploration, which helped me become more efficient.
Exploratory data analysis is used by data scientists to analyze and investigate data sets and summarize their main characteristics, often employing data visualization methods. It helps determine how best to manipulate data sources to get the answers you need, making it easier for data scientists to discover patterns, spot anomalies, test a hypothesis, or check assumptions.
I will share my TACO approach and the techniques involved in performing data exploration along with the github repository.

Key Takeaways:
After attending this talk, the next time you encounter a data set, you will learn:
1. How to handle missing values
2. Identify and manage invalid entries
3. Check for null and empty values, replacing/appending necessary changes


Speaker Profile

An accomplished software engineering leader with 13+ years of experience in heading software engineering surrounding test and developer productivity for industry pioneers like Lyft, Pinterest, eBay, Twitter and now at Hippo. She holds a Masters in software engineering from San Jose State University and then worked in the Silicon Valley navigating between startups and tech giants. A motivational, influential trailblazer and collaborator, who builds and implements solutions to elevate velocity, scalability and testability.


X Topic Abstract

As the world is going through digital transformation and network evolution, the single perimeter is slowly dissolving into software defined perimeter. While designing security controls for the network, security teams have to now consider polyglot microservices, networks which are dynamic in nature, and multiple layers of abstraction … welcome to the containerised world! This session will discuss the topics aimed at securing the containers, K8s and microservices. It will also touch upon on why container security is more important than ever, and how we could better secure them.,


Speaker Profile

Pramod is a 20 year Telecoms veteran with 7 years under his belt at Cisco. As a Security expert in the Service Provider Architecture team, Pramod delivers and executes on Cisco's plan for Security, specifically in Radio Networks, xHaul, Mobile Packet Core, Edge computing (MEC), Virtualisation and secure cloud native functions. In recent years, Pramod has been laser-focused on all things 5G Security, providing consultation to service providers in EMEAR on enhancing their cross-domain multi-cloud stack security models to cater for 5G and evolving networks. Pramod is an invited speaker on security-related topics with universities and public forums. Prior to joining Cisco, Pramod worked in R&D and consulting for multiple Service Providers and vendors in quite interesting locations (you’ll have to ask him about it

X Topic Abstract

DevOps is an approach that entails the union between development and operations teams to allow better collaboration and help businesses operate at full capacity. Applying a DevOps culture in an enterprise model enables quicker deployment, security, maintenance, and software development management.
When transitioning to DevOps, there are some factors to consider before proceeding which include:
- Evaluating the need to switch to a different model
- Communicating set goals
- Starting small and expanding gradually
- Measuring each step
- And choosing relevant automating tools.
Benefits of Implementing DevOps for Businesses
Transitioning to DevOps is a major organizational shift. The approach requires re-evaluating several business objectives and turning to a more technologically-inclined route. Therefore, it’s important to keep track of the transition journey and ensure that teams are adhering to the strategies. Prioritize innovation, communication, and feedback at every development stage, so it’s easier to shift to a new operational framework. Once the implementation is successful, there will be huge upgrades in marketing efforts, team efficiency, and product quality.

Speaker Profile

Abiodun Osoba is an International Business Agility Coach and Trainer. She believes that being Agile is about a state of heart beyond being about a mere state of mind; It is this heart that makes Transformation happen and evolve until it becomes an organic interwoven part of a company's culture and employee default behavior.

X Topic Abstract

Platforms are THE buzzword of the moment. But what is this? It is a centralized place where developers can enjoy self-service APIs, tools, and services. Does it look like a dream? More and more is becoming a reality in some companies. But how to build a platform that will meet our developer's needs?
In this talk, we will talk about platforms, their importance, and why this platform must be treated, above all, as a product, with a total focus on the developer experience. You will leave the presentation with practical examples of the importance of this practice and where it has been used, ready to adopt within your context!

Speaker Profile

Seasoned professional with over 21 years of experience in IT, Larissa is a strategist, innovator, consultant and product manager, focused on delivering value to the customer using Lean Digital Transformation overseeing all efforts for a given Value Stream. Prior to that, she led the Intelligent Automation Offering for Brazil Market at Avanade and the Global Automation Brazil Program, Test Practice and its Go to Market activities at IBM Brazil.
Larissa holds a Law degree and a specialization in Software Engineering and is a certified PMP by PMI, ITIL Foundation by EXIN, and PSM I by Scrum.org, and has the IT Specialist Level 2 - Test Discipline Badge and Design Thinking Co-Creator Badge from IBM.

X Topic Abstract:

This talk focuses on the importance of automation in deploying and managing large scale Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service on private cloud implementations via CI/CD. Also it focuses on, how agile helps teams stay focused on reaching the goal of offering seamless container ecosystem for running thousands of applications at scale with zero downtime in DevOps world.

Speaker Profile:

Karun Chennuri, is a Principal Engineer, who currently leads Security Operations efforts for Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes teams within T-Mobile. He is a Software Developer with Security Expertise and has about 14 years of experience handling various assignments dealing in PaaS, Cloud Security, Security Solution integration/Architecture, Product security development. Delivered in the past, Keynote on Chaos Engineering at CF Summit and SpringOne Conferences. He loves coding and loves contributing to open source.

X Topic Abstract

The talk covers four categories of system failures and mitigation approaches for each based on Anurag’s background at AWS running analytic and database services.


Speaker Profile

Anurag Gupta is the founder/CEO of Shoreline.io. Shoreline aims to help operators reduce the undifferentiated heavy lifting in their jobs so they can focus on improving their systems. Prior to Shoreline, Anurag spent 7.5 years at Amazon Web Services (AWS), where he ran their analytic and relational database services. Managing services deployed on millions of nodes while ticketing on a per-instance basis taught me the importance of distributed control and automation.

X Topic Abstract

You’ve got thousands of automated tests running, multiple test and coverage reports and logs – but you can’t see the forest from the trees. The problem is you don’t know: Is it safe to release? With refined, specific metrics, you can define reports (or dashboard) that tell you the real quality of the product. You can then decide what to do about it.
This is a case-study of building a quality report set with metrics and reports that matter for an application with hundreds of APIs, and multiple front-ends. Some features were better covered than others, but what that coverage meant was vague. The dashboard was built, collecting information from multiple sources – test reports and coverage reports from Jenkins, custom logs that were farmed for information, SonarQube and more. We then added some “brains” to show the analyzed metrics, in terms of covered and uncovered test cases, test quality and more. We then presented a confidence level calculated from the metrics. The effort was done by developers, quality advisors, dev-ops people and others. This session is about this project.
The reports help managers see what features are ready, where the gaps are, and gave back feedback to the developers how well their tests are working for them. With this session you may be inspired to build quality reports that tell you how well your team is doing.

Takeaway:
• Focus on quality metrics that are important for your team
• Provide managers the highlights, and focus developers on why and where to fix
• You probably have tools already


X Speaker Profile

I’m the technical #DevOps, #DevSecOps, #cloud, #security, #AWS and #Azure consultant at NorthCode. I’ve got a long background in software engineering. I’m also concentrating on quality and security. I’m willing to help you or your organization. It can be training, coaching, hands on work if the current project situation allows that.

Conference Schedule Day 2

Theme - Test Strategy and Leadership / Digital QA and Emerging Technologies

TestingConf Online - North America
( All time mentioned in New York timezone )

Timezones : New York - 08:40AM, Seattle - 05:40AM, Denver - 06:40AM, Boston - 08:40AM, Toronto - 08:40AM, Chicago - 07:40AM

X Topic Abstract

Traditionally, testing and quality assurance activities were left to the end of the software lifecycle, often to be squeezed for time. In the mid-1990s agile teams started to perform such activities earlier in the lifecycle, something called “shifting left.” This significantly improved the quality outcomes of the solutions being produced by the teams. Disciplined Agile (DA) teams take this strategy one step further, realizing that planning and modeling activities are similarly “shifted right” in the life cycle. At the same time, with the advent of DevOps, many teams are evolving away from Scrum’s sprints towards a leaner, more streamlined approach. The implication is that DA teams choose to adopt a more continuous way of working (WoW). This presentation walks through why and how this is done.

Speaker Profile

Scott is the Vice President, Chief Scientist of Disciplined Agile at Project Management Institute and co-creator of Disciplined Agile. Scott leads the evolution of the Disciplined Agile (DA) tool kit and can be contacted via pmi.org


X Topic Abstract:

The introduction of Test Automation is not always successful. In this presentation Jan Jaap Cannegieter will share five most common misunderstandings when it comes to Test Automation; the dark side. The different misunderstandings will be explained using examples and experiences. In the second part of the presentation Jan Jaap will show alternative for the dark side, he will describe what it takes to introduce test automation in the right way.



Speaker Profile:

Jan Jaap Cannegieter has over 25 years of experience in ICT, he did assignments in requirements, testing, quality assurance, process improvement, Agile and digitalization. Jan Jaap is Principal Consultant at Squerist, a consultancy company of 100 employees specialized in process management and testing. Within Squerist Jan Jaap is responsible for coaching, knowledge management and product development. Jan Jaap is the well-known author of several articles and books in the Netherlands and is a regular (keynote) speaker on international conferences.

X Topic Abstract:

The benefits of automation tooling for testing and other parts of the process is well known but many people forget that 80% of legacy data resides on mainframes and other legacy systems. This makes automating and building a complete process much harder. In this workshop attendees will create a mindmap to explain ways to help make automation work even in cases with legacy systems.

Speaker Profile:

Product Leader with experience in DevOps and a passion for understanding user needs and translating them into products and collateral. Spent many users working with different types of automation and testing tools across various industries.

X Topic Abstract:

As testers , our focus always has been on technical know how, domain knowledge and in last few years predominantly test automation.
In this new world we often forget that testing is a social skill with a lots of interaction with different kinds of stakeholder and besides the technical skills we also need to be very intelligent emotionally.
In this talk we will explore what Emotional Intelligence is, what are the different models, how it helps and what we can do to work on our emotional intelligence.


Speaker Profile:

Parish sharma is currently Senior Manager - Agile delivery for the payment platform at Diebold Nixdorf serving the global customer base of DN. Previously he has worked with HSBC as Agile and Transfornation Lead , transforming the ways of working through innovation in devops , tooling and quality aspects


X Topic Abstract:

Unit testing ensures your production code is relevant. But what does ensure your testing code is relevant? Come discover mutation testing and make sure your never forget another assert again.
In the realm of testing, the code coverage metrics is the most often talked about. However, it doesn’t mean that the test has been useful or even that an assert has been coded. Mutation testing is a strategy to make sure that the test code is relevant.
In this talk, I will explain how Code Coverage is computed and what its inherent flaw is. Afterwards, I will describe how Mutation Testing work and how it helps pointing out code that is tested but leave out corner cases. I will also demo PIT, a Java production-grade framework that enables Mutation Testing.

X Topic Abstract:

When thinking about tests against code, have you "done enough?" How do you know that the code is covered appropriately, that odd bugs aren't going to crop up? Did you cover all the use cases and what if someone changes the code down-the-road?

This session is about the unit and integration tests that a developer writes to test their code immediately, not about higher-level tests that are written by a QA individual or department.

This session will examine the code and tests holistically against the various lifecycle stages of code and how the testing needs to adjust:

* Define Inputs and Outputs
* Write Initial Test Coverage
* Handling Bug Coverage
* Refactoring
* Abstraction
* Future Work (how are tests affected?)

Speaker Profile:

Senior Solutions Developer with Leading EDJE: Husband, father, and programmer.

My focus is on front-end development:

* JavaScript
* CSS
* SVG
* AngularJS and Angular
* React
* Ionic

X Topic Abstract:

Testers on Agile teams often find themselves doing everything they can to keep up with the demand for increasing velocity. There is rarely time to take a step back and identify process changes to make to increase software quality and find ways for the entire team to contribute without distracting from delivering new features
This presentation makes simple suggestions to solve typical Scrum team problems that can have devastating impact on our ability to test and release high-quality software, sprint after sprint. From sprint planning and story definition to test design and defect management, the entire lifecycle is a target for improvement and efficient execution. Let Paul share some hard-earned lessons proven to address some common challenges.

KEY LEARNING POINTS
1) Ideas for story and acceptance criteria definition which lead to more accurate implementation.
2) Simple thoughts around test case design.
3) Defect management to avoid an overwhelming backlog of technical debt.

Speaker Profile:

Paul Herzog is a Group Product Manager at Devbridge in Chicago. He has over 20 years of experience in backlog elaboration and refinement, business analysis, software quality assurance and Agile planning as a Scrum Master. His engineering career has taken him through projects in a wide variety of industries, from telecom to dental scanners to slot machines. He is passionate about building out Devbridge’s delivery teams and clients alike in adopting intelligent methods for successful Agile project delivery. Paul holds a B.S. in Computer Science & Engineering from Milwaukee School of Engineering, and lives in Lake Zurich, Illinois.

X Topic Abstract:

Max will outline these issues, how to avoid them, and better patterns to use. Actual code examples from problems encountered, and the fixes implemented will be shown and discussed, covering multiple languages and patterns. He'll discuss how to transform your tests to be more effective, using patterns like Arrange Act Assert, and not relying solely on Selenium to exercise the system.

Speaker Profile:

Max Saperstone has been working as a Software and Test Engineer for almost fifteen years. He is a Technical Sales Consulting Manager at Steampunk, where he works as a DevOps and Test strategist and architect. Max's focus is on Test Automation and Continuous Testing, with the goal of having organizations understand their application’s quality as rapidly as possible. He specializes in open source tools, including Selenium, Postman, JMeter, Cucumber, and Chef. He has released several open source testing frameworks in the past, and is currently working on a new one, FAST (Framework for Appium and Selenium Testing). Max can often be found speaking at meetups and conferences about testing, hanging around local brewpubs, or off lost in the woods enjoying nature.


X Topic Abstract:

The Comrades Marathon is the largest and oldest ultra marathon in the world. Every year 20,000 runners line up to subject themselves to 90 (very hilly) kilometres of pain, anguish and mental torture - a lot like agile transformations. Whilst the Amazons and Googles seem to have agility built into their DNA, most of us are like the 'average runner' battling through to finish Comrades in the final hour before cut-off. The presentation uses statistical analysis and stories from the Comrades Marathon to refute several agile misconceptions; demonstrates how the Comrades Marathon applies to the Agile Manifesto (and how this practically applies back to enterprise agile transformations); and finally 'proves' that anyone can run the Comrades Marathon (and therefore any organisation can have a successful enterprise agile transformation!). Enterprise agile transformations are a lot of hard work. This is a talk for those of us for whom agility does not come naturally - from a runner who has battled through 10 Comrades Marathons and spent 3 years battling away on the front line of a major enterprise agile transformation.
Learning Outcomes The talk combines statistical analysis and inspirational stories from the Comrades Marathon to provide humorous, practical and appropriate insights that relate to your enterprise agile transformation. Real data, anecdotes and photos are used to illustrate each point.
* Agile fables versus practical facts
* The importance of getting the pace of change just right
* The importance of goals to drive the transformation journey
* Conquering the most difficult aspects of agile transformations
* The role of leadership in agile transformations

Speaker Profile:

Enterprise Agile Coach at Standard Bank (Largest bank in Africa)
Stuart Mann is a reformed waterfall guy who is now a passionate Agile Coach. He is a father (two girls), husband (one wife) and a trainee feminist. In his spare time, Stuart is a compulsive marathon runner having run over 240 marathons and ultra marathons. He is a prodigious writer with a popular blog (http://runningmann.co.za/), monthly column in South Africa’s largest running publication (Modern Athlete) and a regular contributor of athletics articles to News24.com. Stuart’s lifetime ambition is to secure a beer sponsor.
Stuart is a frequent presenter at local and international conferences where he typically provides a different perspective on traditional topics. If you’d like to connect with Stuart you can do so on LinkedIn or Twitter (work profile @StuartDMann & running profile @runningmann100)

X Topic Abstract:

Problem aka Why :
We were observing in some of our scrum teams that the software bugs were getting caught very late during the final integration cycles. This was creating effort wastages and release delays.

How :
As the DevOps leader for the business unit I have worked with engineering leaders to create and implement a shift left testing approach.

What :
Product backlog grooming sessions, test mindmap reviews (aka test huddles) before the beginning of the sprints helped us to cut down the requirement bugs. We have enhanced our unit testing practice and implemented SonarQube gatings to capture early quality issues before the code is being integrated. Fully integrated pipelines with zero-touch deploy capabilities with the help of test automation helped us to bring down the defect mountains during the final convergence cycles.

Takeaways:
This structured talk is about change management, culture creation, tool stacks, and practices.

Speaker Profile:

X Topic Abstract:

In 2019, I helped 100+ teams analyze performance and architectural issues in their distributed applications. In this session, I present the common patterns such as N+1 Call & Query, Payload Flood, Too Granular, Tight Coupling, Bad Timeouts/Retries/Backoff, and Inefficient Dependencies. I teach you how you can detect these patterns yourself fully automated in your CI/CD pipeline using the CNCF project Keptn and its SLI/SLO based Quality Gate approach.

Speaker Profile:

Andreas Grabner (@grabnerandi) has 20+ years of experience as a software developer, tester and architect and is an advocate for high-performing cloud scale applications. He is a regular contributor to the DevOps community, a frequent speaker at technology conferences and regularly publishes articles on blog.dynatrace.com. In his spare time you can most likely find him on one of the salsa dancefloors of the world!

X Topic Abstract:

Key takeaways from this session:
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/11-reasons-behavior-driven-development-can-fail-evgeny-tkachenko/ or https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/10-reasons-why-test-automation-can-fail-based-actual-events-evgeny/

Speaker Profile:

Evgeny Tkachenko has more than ten years of experience in test management, automation testing, and release management, mainly on complex projects in the telecommunication, financial, and online entertainment industries. Previously his experience as a QE Manager in Russia’s most important technology center gave Evgeny a unique perspective in test process development. Now at Wayfair, he applies his experience and expertise to do whatever is required to deliver the highest quality product possible. Evgeny is a frequent speaker at QA/Dev/Agile conferences in the US and Europe, and an author for international test and QA publications.



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FAQs

Who can attend TestingConf Online ?

TestingConf 2021 is open to anyone who has an interest in Agile, Automation Testing, Automation Frameworks or any related field. We will share the WebEx link after you have registered.

Why to attend TestingConf Online ?

Following are the three key questions you and your testing organization or testing department and testing center of excellence should be solving for now: How do we as testers and testing company evolve and thrive in SMAC & IoT world?
From tooling to skilling and from strategies to fundamental values what needs to change and how? What are solutions and services available in market which I can leverage? TestingConf 2021 is an attempt to seek and share answers to these basic questions.

What will you learn about?

Learn latest techniques and skills required to test disruptive technologies from industry stalwarts themselves Latest trends, concepts, processes and tools for testing in SMAC & IoT Recognize, understand and acknowledge challenges in testing emerging technologies. Meet and network with fellow testing experts from leading companies.Learn how to adapt and adopt these changes quickly and swiftly within a team and also across the enterprise.

Are there any prerequisites to attend this program?

Best practices while attending online conference:

Login to your system with the login detail 10 minutes prior to the start time
Should be connected to a good network to avoid interruptions.
Should be at a quiet place while taking your session.
Ensure all other windows are closed and no application is running. This will ensure good audio and video quality
Mute yourself if not expected to speak
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