TEST AUTOMATION SUMMIT  | DENVER – September 20, 2024

SPEAKERS

Kathleen Naughton

KATHLEEN NAUGHTON – Consultant, Kathleen Naughton, SP

PIPELINES, DEPLOYMENTS, AND QA

As software evolves to continuous deployment, testing practices must adapt. This presentation explores QA’s role in building effective deployment pipelines, using examples from GitLab and Jenkins, and highlights how QA involvement ensures high-quality software in Agile teams.

MELISSA TONDI – Head of Technology Enablement, Campminder and Disrupt Testing

PIPELINES, DEPLOYMENTS, AND QA

All engineering teams should be nimble, and your testing team is no exception. In this current climate, it’s even more important to ensure that test engineers are as optimized as possible in order to quickly pivot to best support and enable the delivery efforts of the development. Although sometimes overlooked, the testing team can be a key component to not only inform the teams on quality of the technical solutions, the right people can also be influential in the overall quality of the SDLC. In this session, we will talk about three different approaches when building and maintaining a software quality team – centralized, de-centralized and hybrid and how each has its own nimble characteristics Whichever approach you are taking on your testing team, each has its pros and cons and we will have a thoughtful discussion on them as they pertain to hiring, assessing overall testing and quality, and how you can ensure the team is operating in the most efficient way possible.

JOE CAPRAROLA – Principal Consultant, Joseph F. Caprarola

TEST AUTOMATION TOOLS YOU ALREADY HAVE

Use Microsoft 365 to build automation frameworkTakeaways from your talkHow Power Automate for Desktop and Excel can help you automate testing with no additional tool linvestment

45 year software development consultant with proven practical test automation and quality assurance skills. Application and automation experience for publishing, financial, entertainment, and banking firms in the New York metropolitan area as an employee and as a consulting professional. Firms include SiriusXM, Dunn & Bradstreet, Readers Digest, Citibank, and E. F. Hutton..

SANDESH GAWANDE – CTO, iceDQ

DATA TESTING AUTOMATION FOR BIG DATA AND AI: A NEW FRONTIER IN QA

The rise of AI and big data initiatives like cloud migrations, data lakes, warehouses, pipelines, and BI/CRM systems is pushing businesses to manage vast troves of data. These complex projects, often characterized by terabytes of data and background processes, pose unique challenges for traditional QA automation tools primarily designed for user interfaces (UI).The Opportunity: While application testing automation is well-established, a critical gap exists – a lack of specialized data testing tools and expertise. This gap presents a significant opportunity to leverage data testing automation.