In just a few days, the CrossBrowserTesting team will be be traveling to Austin, Texas as an official sponsor for this year’s Selenium Conference to join developers, testers, and enthusiasts from around the world in a discussion of all things Selenium.
Between workshops, keynotes, and track presenters, we’ll surely be busy exchanging ideas and hearing new insights from major thought-leaders in the development and open-source community. In anticipation of Selenium Conference, here are a few of the sessions we’re most excited to hear.
Selenium: State Of The Union
Simon Stewart is the Lead Committer of Selenium Project and the Creator of WebDriver, so as a major contributor to Selenium’s history, this guy definitely knows what he’s talking about concerning the subject at hand. He is also co-editor of a W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) specification process, which he’ll talk more about in this keynote in relation to WebDriver. In addition, Stewart will facilitate discussion on the Software Freedom Conservancy and touch on how a “normal” person can approach Selenium.
Catching Waves in the Ocean of Quality
You know a keynote from the Senior Engineering Manager at Uber is going to be good. With over 2 billion rides taken and an estimated value of $70 billion, there’s a lot of brain power that must go into the wildly successful, on-demand transportation app. Denali Lumma’s keynote will help teams answer questions like “Does it compile and run correctly, quickly, and securely?”, “Can the development team make changes easily?”, “Can it be debugged, extended, and scaled”, and explore many more pressing concerns in the world of quality engineering, security, and building out teams.
The Good Software Project: A Personal History
Another keynote speaker, Jim Evans is the Lead Member of Technical Staff at Salesforce.com. Evans will cover how the computer software industry has changed over the last 25 years and share what he’s learned from own experiences as a core contributor to the Selenium project.
The Build That Cried Broken: Building Trust in Your Continuous Integration Tests
In this presentation, Angie Jones will reference the classic “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” story and relate it to teams’ continuous integration builds and the issues that arise when tests give false alarms. Jones is a Consulting Automation Engineer at LexisNexis who spends her time advising scrum teams on automation strategies, developing automation frameworks, founding over 20 patented inventions, and teaching Java programming as an adjunct college professor. We look forward to this clever developers’ storytime session and hope there’s a happy ending.
CI Excellence With Test Automation Engineers
Greg Sypolt is the Senior Engineer at Gannett | USA Today Network and will share how test automation has evolved and will continue evolving. His session will also focus on Continuous Integration — best practices, building the pipeline, working with your team, and maintaining the infrastructure will be discussed, among many other relevant topics in CI.
Embrace Innovation: Designing A Protractor Framework For Angular2 Applications
As a Frontend UI Automation Engineer, Meredith Bayne has been hard at work on an innovation project using technology that has never been tested before. Her behind-the-scenes peek at this intriguing venture will follow her experiences and provide suggestions, while giving insight into how she’s achieved success as a woman and disabled person in the tech field during what we expect will be a very inspiring session.
Security Test Driven Development (STDD) Using Selenium/Appium
A topic that’s on everyone’s mind when it comes to test automation is security. During Surendran Ethiraj’s presentation, he will examine how developers can use existing test driven development tools and practices to incorporate higher security into the development process.
This, of course, is only a preview of Selenium Conference. We look forward to joining as many conversations, listening to as many speakers, and learning as many new strategies as is possible in during our time in Austin.
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