You know that feeling of clarity when something clicks into place? …aha! 💡 Well, our keynote speakers are serving up plenty of lightbulb moments – inspiration, game-changing ideas, and new ways for you to work.
This is your opportunity to get real insights on stories from AI, rapid testing, communication, exploratory testing, & lots more.
Moving to Frequent Releases – the 10 Communication Principles that Support Rapid Change
Shifting your delivery approaches to add more value to your customers requires epic amounts of good communication. Rob’s keynote details how his team moved from 14-month releases to weekly releases in just over a year – and almost all of it was to do with effective communication.
How? Politics, curbing dysfunctional behaviours, creating a strategy, dealing with failures, working well with other departments, setting goals and moving people into action.
Rob will share his 10 scientific principles of communication, and how each one lends itself to bringing about change.
Rapid delivery is not about new tech and shiny agile ways of working, nor is it about command and control; it’s about the subtle art of painting a bright future, creating a strategy, aligning people around that future, focusing on behaviours and routines, and finally, learning your way through it. All of this requires exceptional leadership and compelling communication. Rob will show you how to move people into motion by using emotion.
- 10 useful, science based, communication techniques to use whenever you are trying to bring about change or sell a new idea
- How to move from long releases to short releases by putting testing at the heart and shifting the risks into production
- How to create a strategy and bring it to life.
The Journey of Testing Software for DNA Analysis
DNA contains our genetic code and it’s unique for everyone. The DNA of any 2 humans is on average, 0.1% different. This may seem insignificant, but it isn’t. To be specific, one letter change in just the right place in a 6.4 billion letter code of your DNA can cause a genetic disease.
DNA analysis is performed across the globe, and used to understand how to build better crops, how coronavirus impacts us, and how can we treat cancer. Given the wide range of applications, the task of identifying significant pieces of information in this BIG DATA set is performed using data analysis techniques, ranging from statistical methods to machine learning.
Aprajita shares her journey of testing bioinformatics applications, and how core quality and testing principles are applied to test complex data analysis software. Learn about common challenges like environments, continuous integration and data integrity, and new testing challenges like building novel datasets and testing statistical models that this industry faces and approaches to solve them.
- What is personalized medicine and how to engage with this technology, especially as a tester
- Challenges and mechanisms of testing data heavy applications. Why DATA is so critical !
- Testing is a diverse skillset and we are using it for testing ML , lets not be scared of this. Lets embrace, learn and engage
Every general purpose technology impact on society follows a distinct pattern in long waves, that can last for 60 to 70 years. The internet will follow the same pattern. Just like the first industrial revolution with its machines and factories, the age of heavy engineering, and the age of the automobile, oil and plastics – we can learn a lot.
In the case of the internet, we are only halfway, and the most fundamental impact on society is still ahead of us. We’re right in the middle of a transformation from technological to societal innovation, where it becomes crucially important to focus on the social sustainability of all the magical applications we are creating.
How can the digital assurance and quality engineering community become the guardian of positive computing and digital happiness? With the rise of artificial intelligence and the emergence of surveillance capitalism, this becomes more important then ever.
Only when we all benefit from information technology, a new technology driven Golden Age can occur.
How is digital different from previous transformational technology waves
What is the impact of Artificial Intelligence, especially now that machines become creative?
How can the testing and quality engineering community assure beneficial application of technology and digital happiness for all?
The Automationist’s Gambit
In this talk, we extend agency from a person making decisions about design and execution of tests to making these decisions about use of automation. When we enter exploratory testing with programming skills, test automation becomes a way of documenting our testing and extending our reach. We can’t explore well without automating; we can’t automate well without exploring. And we need to learn between the tests in a way that changes the next test we perform.
what does sharing the exploratory testing work in teams with continuous delivery, continuous integration and DevOps look like? What new skills do we need to make good choices on where we apply automation?
Opening the game with an automationist’s gambit is a good option for solid foundation of testing. We need to talk about the impact of opening to the middle and end game of testing a product as well as building a career with testing emphasis.
The skills the future of the testing craft requires have already shifted. Good testing includes exploring with automation as well as without, intertwined.
- Importance of agency and how to foster that in an organization
- Test automation as documentation, and its other uses
- Adding power to exploring one idea at a time
Engagement is a State of Mind
Engagement at the team level – what does that look like for testing activities? There is human engagement of empathy, collaboration, as well as understanding the impact to individuals, teams, organizations, stakeholders and our domain partners. Also, technical engagement with tools, infrastructure, deployment pipelines, versioning, and domain complexity as part of our daily work.
The only constant in life is change, so if a person is not learning new things, they are falling behind. A positive attitude to embrace change is needed to keep pace with our strategic roles. Can we, as testers, maintain that state of engagement? Join Janet to discuss how to keep engaged in all aspects of development and as part of our accelerated learning.
- Different ways to engage with your testing activities
- Thinking about engagement as something you have control over
- How active engagement can accelerate your learning
Check out the full EuroSTAR programme here to see all of our 2021 speakers, and start planning your schedule. Book your EuroSTAR ticket now and join us in September for 3 days of testing, learning and connecting.