Keynotes

Sal Freudenberg - Leaping back in to the code via Remote Mobbing

After a 10+ year break from developing I dipped a toe back into the coding world through a series of two-day stops on a “coding tour”. Before I knew it everything was turned up to 11 and I had become a permanent member of a team who Remote Mob Program every day.

How did it feel to return? How does remote mobbing work? Aren’t you autistic - how on earth did you cope with mobbing?

Learn the answers to these questions and more, along with some hints and tips for learning, mobbing, working remotely and tuning for inclusivity.

After a 10+ year break from developing I dipped a toe back into the coding world through a series of two-day stops on a “coding tour”. Before I kne...

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After a 10+ year break from developing I dipped a toe back into the coding world through a series of two-day stops on a “coding tour”. Before I knew it everything was turned up to 11 and I had become a permanent member of a team who Remote Mob Program every day.

How did it feel to return? How does remote mobbing work? Aren’t you autistic - how on earth did you cope with mobbing?

Learn the answers to these questions and more, along with some hints and tips for learning, mobbing, working remotely and tuning for inclusivity.

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Workshops

Martin Hynie - Branding Your Transformation

“SHIFT LEFT!” “CI!” “FAIL FAST!” “TESTING IS A CRITICAL THINKING EXERCISE THAT HELPS US BETTER UNDERSTAND OUR SYSTEM AND THE IMPLICATIONS…. sigh…”

Let’s be honest, truly transformational ideas are rarely easy to get started, but some ideas are certainly stickier than others. We have seen some excellent changes happen in our industry that have really advanced our ability to build software faster… but where are the sticky changes that really focus on quality and testing? We have some of the worlds great thinkers writing about this. The world demands quality… but it still feels like a dogfight every time.

Inevitably, it becomes a prolonged (and ongoing) discussion point rather than a movement. Is there any way we can take advantage of the power of momentum? Is it all about clever terms and catchy phrases? Or is there more to marketing and branding that we just are not taking into consideration?

Is there a science to branding? Short answer… yes. And we really need to start to pay attention.

In this workshop, we will explore what the world of branding and marketing can teach the testing community. Areas of exploration include:

  • The science of measuring market energy and disposition
  • Performance as authenticity
  • Incremental idea injection and experimentation
  • Researching market categorization
  • What the world of online dating can teach us (no really… this is super important)

Bring your challenges. Bring the testing transformations you want to see happen at your workplace. Bring your frustrations, your hopes and your concerns. Together, let’s explore what the world of branding might share with us, and tap into some of the worlds most effective methods for connecting great ideas with real energy for change.

“SHIFT LEFT!” “CI!” “FAIL FAST!” “TESTING IS A CRITICAL THINKING EXERCISE THAT HELPS US BETTER UNDERSTAND OUR SYSTEM AND THE IMPLICATIONS…. sigh…”\...

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“SHIFT LEFT!” “CI!” “FAIL FAST!” “TESTING IS A CRITICAL THINKING EXERCISE THAT HELPS US BETTER UNDERSTAND OUR SYSTEM AND THE IMPLICATIONS…. sigh…”

Let’s be honest, truly transformational ideas are rarely easy to get started, but some ideas are certainly stickier than others. We have seen some excellent changes happen in our industry that have really advanced our ability to build software faster… but where are the sticky changes that really focus on quality and testing? We have some of the worlds great thinkers writing about this. The world demands quality… but it still feels like a dogfight every time.

Inevitably, it becomes a prolonged (and ongoing) discussion point rather than a movement. Is there any way we can take advantage of the power of momentum? Is it all about clever terms and catchy phrases? Or is there more to marketing and branding that we just are not taking into consideration?

Is there a science to branding? Short answer… yes. And we really need to start to pay attention.

In this workshop, we will explore what the world of branding and marketing can teach the testing community. Areas of exploration include:

  • The science of measuring market energy and disposition
  • Performance as authenticity
  • Incremental idea injection and experimentation
  • Researching market categorization
  • What the world of online dating can teach us (no really… this is super important)

Bring your challenges. Bring the testing transformations you want to see happen at your workplace. Bring your frustrations, your hopes and your concerns. Together, let’s explore what the world of branding might share with us, and tap into some of the worlds most effective methods for connecting great ideas with real energy for change.

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Nicolas Steenhout - Practical Hands-On Accessibility Testing

Testing for web accessibility can feel daunting when you aren’t used to it. But with the growing requirements for sites to meet accessibility guidelines, it has become an unescapable part of a developer’s life. Accessibility should be seen as a challenge, rather than a chore.

This workshop will demonstrate an accessibility testing workflow that can be integrated in coding workflow, and will include a review of automated testing, and hands-on manual testing using a variety of tools, from using the keyboard to using a screen reader application. We will work on real life sites, as well as some code snippets.

Participants will leave the workshop with a solid understanding of common accessibility barriers and methods to test for, and remediate, these barriers.

Testing for web accessibility can feel daunting when you aren’t used to it. But with the growing requirements for sites to meet accessibility guide...

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Testing for web accessibility can feel daunting when you aren’t used to it. But with the growing requirements for sites to meet accessibility guidelines, it has become an unescapable part of a developer’s life. Accessibility should be seen as a challenge, rather than a chore.

This workshop will demonstrate an accessibility testing workflow that can be integrated in coding workflow, and will include a review of automated testing, and hands-on manual testing using a variety of tools, from using the keyboard to using a screen reader application. We will work on real life sites, as well as some code snippets.

Participants will leave the workshop with a solid understanding of common accessibility barriers and methods to test for, and remediate, these barriers.

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Talks

Jess Ingrassellino - How Great Managers are Like Great Teachers

In education, we think about every student as someone with the potential to do amazing things, and as teachers, we adjust our strategies to guide our students to the best outcomes for their lives. Management is no different! We absolutely want our teams to receive the best guidance and support that we can offer. This talk will explore the concepts of “differentiated instruction” as they apply to managing and leading a team, so you can make sure that no team member is left behind.

In education, we think about every student as someone with the potential to do amazing things, and as teachers, we adjust our strategies to guide o...

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In education, we think about every student as someone with the potential to do amazing things, and as teachers, we adjust our strategies to guide our students to the best outcomes for their lives. Management is no different! We absolutely want our teams to receive the best guidance and support that we can offer. This talk will explore the concepts of “differentiated instruction” as they apply to managing and leading a team, so you can make sure that no team member is left behind.

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Moritz Heiber - Playing Port Authority - TDD for containers

Test Driven Development has established itself as a cornerstone of sustainable product delivery. However, what we accept as a common practice for writing our applications has yet to be adopted as usual practice when it comes to infrastructure. In this talk I intend on showcasing a way of building application containers through unit-, functional- and integration testing using ServerSpec, Ruby and Docker(-compose) as a foundation for Continuous Delivery. This will include a live coding example, as well as a step by step introduction and ready-to-use sample code. In the end, hopefully, you will feel empowered to build your on containers using TDD, while playing port authority whenever you ship something to production.

Test Driven Development has established itself as a cornerstone of sustainable product delivery. However, what we accept as a common practice for w...

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Test Driven Development has established itself as a cornerstone of sustainable product delivery. However, what we accept as a common practice for writing our applications has yet to be adopted as usual practice when it comes to infrastructure. In this talk I intend on showcasing a way of building application containers through unit-, functional- and integration testing using ServerSpec, Ruby and Docker(-compose) as a foundation for Continuous Delivery. This will include a live coding example, as well as a step by step introduction and ready-to-use sample code. In the end, hopefully, you will feel empowered to build your on containers using TDD, while playing port authority whenever you ship something to production.

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Uladzislau Ramanenka - My 30 day TestSphere challenge - how was it

Have you heard about TestSphere? It’s a deck of cards designed to get you thinking and talking about testing. I was inspired by them and wanted to use them more in my everyday work. So I decided to start a “30-day TestSphere challenge”: for each of my testing tasks, I randomly pick up a card and try to apply the idea from it within my testing activities. I’d like to be honest and in the talk I will present which ideas worked and which didn’t. I hope that my example will inspire the others to think wider, be more creative and effective in testing.

Have you heard about TestSphere? It’s a deck of cards designed to get you thinking and talking about testing. I was inspired by them and wanted to ...

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Have you heard about TestSphere? It’s a deck of cards designed to get you thinking and talking about testing. I was inspired by them and wanted to use them more in my everyday work. So I decided to start a “30-day TestSphere challenge”: for each of my testing tasks, I randomly pick up a card and try to apply the idea from it within my testing activities. I’d like to be honest and in the talk I will present which ideas worked and which didn’t. I hope that my example will inspire the others to think wider, be more creative and effective in testing.

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