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Overview of the event

We recently wrapped up 2017 as the year of digital quality. We talked about how digital transformation is going to bring even more drastic shifts in how we do software delivery. And how your organization needs to brace up to bring agile models to work in order to release higher quality software faster through automated testing.

121 Test Automation & DevOps Summit 2018 will be happening with focus on Technical Sessions featuring over 10+ Presentations exploring the depth and breadth of Test Automation and DevOps across all practices, and perspectives. The Summit will be a key meeting place for Test Professionals and Executives from leading IT organizations. The event features an inspiring day of talks and workshops by professional speakers focused on Test Automation & DevOps Innovation.

The discussion in the Summit will be on what are the key challenges and solution based on what will help to understand the concept of Test Automation and DevOps, associated benefits, scrutinize implementation challenges.

Facts & Figures About The Event

12 Speakers
13 Topics
100 Tickets

Conference Schedule

121 Test Automation and DevOps Summit, Auckland
X Topic Abstract

The presentation will show a hands-on DevOps toolchain build for developers with simultaneous translations for enterprise managers. Will have all buzzwords like kubernetes , microservices, pipelines and why trusting the developer come before them.
Hands on show and tell on creation of a microservice pipeline in the k8s world.
Strting from the service and the CI and finishng with all them running on a live cluster


X Topic Abstract

Title : Increasing Software Success and Reducing Waste by Pushing Quality Upstream with TDD and BDD.

Topic Abstract : Software investments go to waste when users are not able to realize value from it. Software defects, late delivery, and misaligned expectations are just some common reasons. In this session, Darren will introduce the concepts of BDD and TDD, along with real world examples of how it might be applied. Participants can expect to leave the session with actionable insights that they can introduce in their teams right away.

Speaker Profile

Darren Sim is a technical lead, conference speaker and author. Having amassed over 15 years of experiences in various technical roles across multiple industry verticals, Darren draws upon a background of change management, design thinking, system thinking, lean/agile/learning theories and hands-on development to bring a unique perspective tightly blending technical, organisational and leadership concerns. Having spoken over 50+ conferences and user group sessions, Darren is frequently ranked amongst the top 25% of speakers. Darren is passionate about Modern Agile, Lean, DevOps, Evolutionary Software Architecture and Design Thinking, constantly sharing his learnings on http://www.darrensim.io

X Topic Abstract

Confronting the challenges of being adaptive in a highly secure, fast paced enterprise can be tricky - how do you explain why we use DevOps? Implementing change presents risk, but the benefits can be well worthwhile - how do you go about selling your streamlined vision to the big decision makers? This session will cover creating plans for change, getting stakeholders on board and pushing your solutions forward without getting lost in the details. We'll take a deep dive into various solutions, strategies, and techniques to not only save your organization time and money - but to ensure your implementations make you look like a star!"

Speaker Profile

Martyn Taylor is a Senior Solutions Engineer for Fiserv New Zealand. He has founded and implemented Devops methodology within his business unit, and has made numerous high-impact wins for the company in this regard. He has spent the past 12 years working with different software disciplines and methodologies, often championing bold new strategies for change and improvement. When he’s not glued to a computer, Marty spends his time restoring classic cars, designing home automation solutions, and doing renovations. Martyn has collectively spent 8 years volunteering as a Community Education Manager for New Zealand Bird Rescue, performing talks on conservation, and as a Tour Guide at the Auckland Museum. You can reach him at martyn.taylor@fiserv.com


X Topic Abstract

My talk would cover why visual testing is important. How the automation market for visual testing has evolved over a period of time. What role AI is going to play in automated visual testing which will help reducing the false positives and help in making exploratory testing more efficient.

Speaker Profile

Sachin is Head of Automation in Bravura Solutions. He has an extensive experience of 15+ years in Computer Aided Software Testing, using and implementing various software test tools. He has successfully delivered manual & automated test programs in companies based in UK, NZ, AU and India.
Sachin specializes in:
- Test Automation Tools
- Test Management Tools
- Test Automation Framework
- Continuous Testing and Continuous Deployments
- Managing Offshore testing services
- Coaching & Mentoring

X Topic Abstract

Traditional HPC cluster managers are not able to manage cloud solutions or container-centric clusters. In addition to that, common deployment solutions for cloud and containers are not able to work at the scale required for HPC and also not able to re-provision the nodes in a reasonable timeframe.
Traditional tools require supercomputing facilities to procure different hardware for each activity (HPC, containers, cloud) and adopt different technologies for provisioning each solution. This approach is obviously expensive and it usually involves a lot of overhead for the administration of the services. sNow! cluster manager allows to re-architect/re-purpose the HPC solution to provision Singularity containers, Docker Swarm clusters, and OpenNebula clouds. This new approach allows addressing those challenges with zero investment in hardware capability.
Configuration consistency in large-scale systems is an ongoing challenge. The need for atomic operations in the cluster configuration often required in HPC, introduce additional challenges. Thanks to the improvements in the cluster provisioning, sNow! is able to redefine baremetal in less than one minute at any scale. Also, thanks to the Single System Image provisioning,
sNow! is able to accommodate atomic operations in the cluster management. This is not only key for HPC. Environments that rely on container-centric solutions based on Docker Swarm or private clouds based OpenNebula solutions can take advantage of this new technology and achieve the velocity and resilience provided by sNow! cluster manager.

Keywords: HPC, cluster manager, containers, cloud, docker, swarm, opennebula, singularity.

Speaker Profile

Licentiate (BSc + MSc) in physics with specialisation in computational physics from University of Barcelona (Spain), Jordi has +14 years experience in High Performance Computing (HPC) on industry and academic environments, +9 years experience in solutions architect on mission-critical environments and +9 years experience in leadership & coordination of cutting-edge HPC projects.
Jordi has a solid background in parallel programming, performance analysis, application tuning, HPDA and HPC system administration. Jordi is a very active contributor of several open-source projects dealing with High Performance Computing and large-scale systems and he has worked as independent HPC advisor for several companies and research centers

X Topic Abstract

We often hear about DevOps being described as a silverbullet for a lot of software delivery problems. What actually is DevOps? Will it deliver the impact you want in your organisation? How do you adopt DevOps successfully? By the end of the session, you will know why and how to get started on the DevOps journey (or not!).

Speaker Profile

Alan Kan is the Co-Founder and Chief Technologist of Tech My Lead, a social enterprise helping people to skill up for today's job using innovative ways. He has more than 17 years of experience in software delivery and education. Previously he was the Programme Director of Launchspace, where he led the creation of Launchspace's flagship programme to enable non-technical talents to a tech career within months. Alan spent 10 years at IBM in an international career coaching enterprises to improve software delivery process with Agile and DevOps practices. Passionate about tech and education, he created some of the highest rated courses when he was an Adjunct Professor at Unitec Institute of Technology, and founded LevelUp Works, a business that prepares young minds for 21st century skills. A frequent speaker in conferences, Alan holds a Masters of Commerce degree in Information Systems, and is an ICAgile Authorised Trainer and an IBM certified Agile Champion.

X Topic Abstract

Mention the word DevOps, and everybody is dreaming of a perfect world where the value is created with perfect quality and made available to everyone, or do you think its a well-crafted alias for automation tooling that promises to deliver the above-mentioned world? DevOps is not about tooling and automation at all, and there are ways to adopt DevOps in a structured and measured approach, really showing the value of changes made. It’s not only IT than can benefit from this but as a business overall, can you really actually survive and prosper without adopting DevOps?.

X Topic Abstract

Title :Microservices Delivery Patterns - delivering innovation and experimentation at scale

The ability to deploy working software to production early, often and safely has became the expectation on modern software delivery teams. In this session, Darren will share with delegates, software delivery patterns (e.g. CI/CD/Feature Toggles) for micro services, along with best practices, anti-patterns, and release strategies. A real-world case study will also be presented during this session. Participants can expect to leave the session with actionable insights on how to build a modern software delivery pipeline, that they can introduce in their teams right away.

Speaker Profile

Darren Sim is a technical lead, conference speaker and author. Having amassed over 15 years of experiences in various technical roles across multiple industry verticals, Darren draws upon a background of change management, design thinking, system thinking, lean/agile/learning theories and hands-on development to bring a unique perspective tightly blending technical, organisational and leadership concerns. Having spoken over 50+ conferences and user group sessions, Darren is frequently ranked amongst the top 25% of speakers. Darren is passionate about Modern Agile, Lean, DevOps, Evolutionary Software Architecture and Design Thinking, constantly sharing his learnings on http://www.darrensim.io

X Topic Abstract

The Future role of testers in Test Automation. With continuous pressure on teams to further automate their testing, should testers become more technical, or should test automation move into the realm of developers? I will share my experiences of testing challenges in our industry and then attempt to provide an answer.

Speaker Profile

Jaco van Tonder is a Lead Technologist at IAG NZ, involved with capability development in the Architecture and Disruptive Technology team. Jaco had many years of technology experience in diverse industries and has a passion for quality improvements and test automation.

X Topic Abstract

To adopt DevOps in your organisation you need to add new skills, not just technical skills, but process skills and knowledge as well. There are many ways this can be approached, some more successful than others. This presentation will explore some common patterns which are used, considering the difficulty and relative success of each.

Speaker Profile

Alexander started in software development, writing code for many years, at many different companies in Canada & New Zealand. He refocussed on automation, deployment, and operations before DevOps was a thing. Now he and his team work with software development teams, assisting them with their deployment automation, processes and culture, and calls it "DevOps Consulting".


X Topic Abstract

Software Test Automation has been a growing field in NZ. Together with the ever growing list of tools available, finding suitable test tools for software project has became a challenge. The paper compares the characteristics and the author's own user experience for commonly used test automation tools.

Speaker Profile

Danny completed his Master of Engineering from the University of Auckland in 2002 . Since then, he has accumulated 15 years of hands-on experience in the New Zealand IT industry. He kick-started his career as an embedded software developer, an opportunity led him to test automation and he never looked back. Being a consultant, he has an interesting career working with clients from different industry sectors, including finance, insurance, banking, eCommerce and education. Danny is passionate in test automation and assists clients to establish test automation framework to enhance their testing capability.

X Topic Abstract

What's the hype behind automation framework? Why does every software development teams try to build the best automation framework to support testing? What components do you find in a automation framework? Why does automation framework fails? Do you really need a framework?

Speaker Profile

A Passionate Automation Tester with 13+ years of experience using wide range of tools & technologies. Has intense experience and exposure in delivering wide range of automation frameworks and solutions across multiple business domains. Presently working as a Automation Strategist for Datacom NZ

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Our Speakers


Darren Sim

Lead Technologist

IAG


Anatoly Litovsky

DevOps Consultant| DevOps Coach

IBM


Alan Kan

Co-founder and Chief Technologist of Mission Ready HQ

Founder of LevelUp Works


Danny Mak

Test Automation Lead

Suncorp/Vero NZ


Sachin Gulmadagkar

Senior QA & Test Manager, Head of Test Automation

Bravura Solutions


Corneile Britz

DevOps Consultant

Datacom


Jordi Blasco Pallares

Co-Founder | Chief Technology Officer \ Solutions Architect

HPC Now Consulting


Martyn Taylor

Senior Solutions Engineer

Fiserv


AlexanderTaler

DevOps Consultant

DeRef


Zafraan Ameer

Automation Strategist

Datacom


Jaco van Tonder

Technical Specialist - Testing

IAG New Zealand

Our Pricing

Group of 3 or more
NZD 414 Till September 17
Early Bird
NZD 553 Till August 17
Standard
NZD 692 Till September17


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FAQs

Who can attend 121 Test Automation and DevOps Summit in Auckland?

121 Test Automation and DevOps Summit 2018 in Auckland is open to anyone who has an interest in Agile, Automation Testing, Automation Frameworks or any related field.

Why to attend 121 Test Automation and DevOps Summit in Auckland?

Following are the three key questions you and your testing organization or testing department and testing center of excellence should be solving for now: How do we as testers and testing company evolve and thrive in SMAC & IoT world?
From tooling to skilling and from strategies to fundamental values what needs to change and how? What are solutions and services available in market which I can leverage? 121 Test Automation and DevOps Summit 2018 is an attempt to seek and share answers to these basic questions.

What will you learn about?

Learn latest techniques and skills required to test disruptive technologies from industry stalwarts themselves Latest trends, concepts, processes and tools for testing in SMAC & IoT Recognize, understand and acknowledge challenges in testing emerging technologies. Meet and network with fellow testing experts from leading companies.Learn how to adapt and adopt these changes quickly and swiftly within a team and also across the enterprise.

Are there any prerequisites to attend this program?

No

Do I need to register for the event?

Yes, all conference attendees must register in advance to attend the event.