We’ve asked Programme Chair Kristoffer Nordström to share which talks you should attend, based on your role in testing. First up, we have test automation. These are the talks you just can’t miss at EuroSTAR if you’re in a test automation role. Check it out below and add them to your EuroSTAR diary.
As the program chair of EuroSTAR 2023, my goal is to ensure that you all have a great conference and get the most out of every session you attend. To achieve this, I will be writing several blog posts in the coming weeks highlighting a few sessions that I think you should attend. The twist is that I’ll be writing each post with a specific type of attendee in mind.
EuroSTAR 2023 is a large conference, and the programme committee is proud of the diverse set of speakers from different backgrounds, topics, and experience that we have assembled. While I’m highlighting some talks, it’s important to note that it doesn’t mean that the other sessions are sub-par; these are just the ones that may be particularly relevant to the roles I’m writing for.
This week, I’m focusing on attendees who work with or around test automation, whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned veteran, or a manager looking to learn more about what test automation is and isn’t.
Webdriver BIDI: The Future of Cross-Browser Automation.
First up, Jecelyn Yeen from Google is presenting ‘Webdriver BIDI: The Future of Cross-Browser Automation‘. Jecelyn is a well-known figure in the test automation community, and her expertise in this area is second to none. This session is a must-attend for anyone who has struggled with cross-browser compatibility issues.
Soft Skills of Automation
Jenny Bramble from Papa in the US is presenting ‘Soft Skills of Automation‘. Jenny is known for her ability to bridge the gap between technical and soft skills. Jenny teaches with a fantastic personality and humour, and this tutorial is an excellent opportunity for you to pick up some valuable tips for improving your effectiveness as a team player in the context of test automation.
Automatic Accessibility Tests for All
Cecilie Haugstvedt from SOCO in Norway is presenting ‘Automatic Accessibility Tests for All‘. Accessibility testing is a crucial part of any automation effort, and Cecilie is an expert in the field and a long-time friend of EuroSTAR. This is a session you won’t want to miss if you’re looking to ensure your products are accessible to all users.
Sharpen the Axe: An Adventure Game About Test Automation
‘Sharpen the Axe: An Adventure Game About Test Automation‘ is a workshop led by Anne Cramer from Global CSM in Germany. This fun and interactive journey will give you the opportunity to hone your automation skills and prepare to tackle any testing challenge that comes your way. Anne and the tutorial will take you on an entertaining journey that builds on real-life scenarios and examples, and she’ll likely throw unexpected events at you, just like in real life.
Breaking Testing Silos: Ten Commandments for Sustainable Shared Automation
Finally, Jani Haapala from frosty Finland and the company Gofore is presenting ‘Breaking Testing Silos: Ten Commandments for Sustainable Shared Automation‘. This session focuses on the importance of collaboration in successful automation efforts. With the ten commandments for sustainable shared automation, you’ll be able to break down silos and bring your team together. After all, automation is not an individual sport, but rather a team effort played out on all kinds of levels in the organization, at least the successful automation efforts are.
As you can see, there’s a lot to choose from at EuroSTAR 2023. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, these sessions and workshops are a great opportunity to improve your skills, network with your peers, and stay ahead of the curve in the test automation community.
Check out the second part in the series, on talks for new testers.
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