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Overview of the event

We recently wrapped up first half of 2018 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.

A key trend that will sweep over to bring economies of scale, speed and intelligence will be automated testing followed by AI. We've seen a massive movement from manual to automation in the last couple of years, as manual could not handle this scale of change. Manual testing matrices are too big to approximate manually, take a long time, and are very complex to handle for applications like Uber, Snapchat, and Twitter that are scaling at the speed of light.

Manual testing might not be able to meet the demand of a plethora of web browsers, devices, operating systems, screen resolutions, and responsive designs. And to deliver quality at the speed of digital, there will be a need to bring in the right automated testing initiatives. But automation is vast and there are several nuances to it. Which nuances will be more pronounced in 2018?

Agile Testing and Test Automation Summit will help you get industry best practices in Test Automation and the latest tools and techniques to achieve it.

Facts & Figures About The Event

8 Speakers
8 Topics
50 Tickets

Conference Schedule

Agile Testing and Test Automation Summit, Melbourne

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Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk all have one thing in common (besides wealth): they're all terrified of the so-called AI apocalypse, a hypothetical scenario where highly-intelligent machines become our overlords and exterminate mankind. Will AI also take over software testing? Join this session to explore how AI could assist or replace the human tester in specific software testing use cases. Thomas Hadorn will debate the topic, with the ultimate goal of helping you navigate the "AI in software testing" bullshit that's now common in the marketplace. We want you to walk away prepared to make an informed decision on where AI can truly alleviate your top testing pain points.

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The why what where when and how about test automation in the whole picture of quality delivery

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Developers want their tests to run fast. In an increasingly agile world, waiting 10+ minutes for test results is a huge no-no. A new generation of browser automation tools recognize that need-for-speed and enable frontend developers to quickly automate their browser tests.

To check the visual quality of your application, across all browsers and in all those responsive widths, would necessitate a humongous grid of browsers, and an unreasonable amount of time. Far more than the 2-5 minutes usually available for a developer's tests.

In this talk we will discuss the need, the benefits and the solutions available today for Shift Left of Visual Testing.

Speaker Profile

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Your test automation is essentially a model. To paraphrase George Box, even in the best of circumstances, it will always be wrong: often in important ways. If your strategic test thinking is well considered, your automation efforts might be useful - at least to some extent.
The problem is, most test automation isn’t based on sound, well-considered thinking, Instead, most organisations abdicate their strategic thinking to following one of many tribes of cargo-cult test automation: based primarily on ritual and ceremony.
But wait: you say you’re OK because you’re “doing agile””? That testing cargo cult might offer you comfort that you’re on your game: unfortunately, much of the popular "agile" rhetoric about testing qualifies as a fallacy₁ - just because everyone else is doing it, it doesn’t follow that you should.
But don’t despair! A context-aware approach can help sharpen your thinking, achieve better outcomes and deliver real value when applied to your test automation efforts. Once you start to become context aware, you’ll feel empowered: no longer will you be a slave, subservient to the test-automation overlords. You’ll begin to feel a bit like the bemused child in the classic tale of “The Emperor's New Clothes”, watching the automation-groupies parading around like underdressed emperors.
In this talk, we’ll explore some aspects of why your test-automation thinking is wrong, look at how you can improve your thinking, and save yourself from the current resurgence of the classic automation mistakes.

Key Takeaways

An Introduction to : why common thinking about testing & test automation is flawed.
How to begin building a better understanding of what your stakeholders need from testing.
A look at a heuristic approach to thinking about and investing in automation to support testing.
An overview of different approaches you can take to using automation more effectively in testing.

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Speaker Profile

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We talk a lot about testing and trying to ensure "quality" towards the end of the development cycle, sometimes we even try and clean things up at the start of the development cycle but how do we decide what we should work on?. Engineering is expensive, so in this talk we will explore some approaches to develop ideas so we can decide what to work on.

Speaker Profile

Guy is a Technical Leader with diverse experience in assembling and driving high performing teams, utilizing cutting edge technologies and methodologies, to efficiently and effectively achieve positive business outcomes.

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Software field is changing at very fast pace & the requirement for Fast-Quality delivery is need of the hour. While the shift-left strategies are becoming popular; the testing is becoming highly dependent on Automation. With advent of various cloud technologies - utilizing them by integrating them in order to make the test-lifecycle fast, effective & efficient is of utmost importance.
In this talk, Vikas Joshi is going to talk about & demo an automated test solution he had created using various cloud-based technologies for Cross-browser, Cross-devices automation across multiple projects integrated with JIRA & triggered through Jenkins in CI environment containerised using Docker & hosted on AWS cloud. He will also talk on few design considerations to be taken into account to ensure faster execution.
In the Demo, get a glimpse of :

Speaker Profile

Vikas Joshi is a passionate Test Automation Architect. He has extensively worked with various tools , technologies and has created many test-automation solutions for ensuring quality delivery.
He runs a meet up “Software Test Automation Group (STAG)” - a platform for test automation community to share their knowledge on latest trends & solutions.

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Our Speakers

Guy Gershoni

Team Lead (Integration)


Julie Wilson

Agile Coach


Kanika Pandey

Regional Director


Cathy Meng

Consulting Solution Manager


Paul Szymkowiak

Consulting Director

Co-Syne Pty Ltd

Vikas Joshi

Senior Test Analyst


Reuben Korngold

National Leader-Technical Testing


Thomas Hadorn

Managing Director for the Asia-Pacific Operations


Our Pricing

Group of 3 or more
AUD 400 Till November 16
Early Bird
AUD 350 Till November 7
AUD 500 Till November 16

Our Testimonial


Who can attend Agile Testing and Test Automation Summit in Melbourne?

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

Why to attend Agile Testing and Test Automation Summit in Melbourne?

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? Agile Testing and Test Automation 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?


Do I need to register for the event?

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

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