DevOps: an Unknown Future for Testers? Or an Opportunity?

Speaker: Joost van Wollingen

Time: 14:30, Wednesday

At, the largest online retailer in the Netherlands, we have spent lots of effort on creating faster feedback cycles. With the ambitious goal to release multiple times per day in mind, we've upended our organisational structure, to give teams maximum autonomy in their road to production. We've built shared, internally open-sourced frameworks to reduce the time needed to bootstrap new services. All of this necessary to scale up to 60 teams, each of which have the operational responsibility for their own applications. We've created pipelines to spin up environments, for fast, isolated, autonomous testing.

With DevOps seemingly down to a tee, what happens to the role of the tester? That is the question we would like to explore during our interactive talk, based on our experiences at and the experiences of the audience.

About Joost van Wollingen

Company Name: Xebia

Country: Netherlands

Company Role: Consultant


Twitter Handle: @jpjwolli


Co-Speaker Name: Ivo de Bruijn

Co-Speaker Bio:

 As a software test engineer at I’m continuously trying to improve the way we deliver and run high quality software in production. I have around 9 years of experience in testing mostly in agile teams. Currently I’m working on a few different projects, front end and back end applications build in Go and Java. I have a keen interest learning about using or creating new tools which can help me in my day-to-day work