Testing: Tools, Techniques, and Approaches @ New York Times

  • March 20, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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NYCPython (@NYCPython) and the New York Times (@NYTdevs) are proud to present a night of talks on "Testing: Tools, Techniques, and Approaches" on Thursday, March 20th.

Speakers include:
Silas Ray Sneeze and Pocket Change - Functional Test Automation Reporting
David Jensen pytracemonitor: Record, Monitor, and Analyze All Events in an Executing Program
Burton Williams Mock - Mocking and Testing Library. An introduction
William Josephson Test Performance: What it is; why it matters?

Watch here for announcements about speakers and additional event details!

Follow us on Twitter @NYCPython for more information leading up to the event!

Update:
Our hosts have been kind enough to offer to treat attendees to a round of drinks at a nearby venue. 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Along the lines of pytracemonitor (from this week's PyCoder Weekly):

    https://github.com/joerick/pyinstrument

    1 · March 30

  • David J.

    Slides for the pytracemonitor talk are at:

    http://bit.ly/OVBLSf

    The project will be updated within two weeks.
    Thanks

    2 · March 25

  • James

    Thanks to the speakers yesterday while I am not a QA person it was still interesting to see different challenges and tools techniques to accomplish their tasks.

    1 · March 21

  • Andy D.

    NYC Python has grown massively in the last year, and the RSVPs for this event were overwhelming, so overwhelming that we quickly ran out of capacity, and some of you were turned away at the door. For those who missed the event, we'll have videos of the talks (taken by the kind folks at Hakka Labs) available within a few days. We'll post a link to them here in the event comments. In general, as attendance at our events grows, we have to be careful to be respectful of the capacity limits of our hosts. This is the first time we've ever had to turn someone away at the door, and, in the future, we may be more strict about enforcing that all attendees must be on the RSVP list and must arrive before the event kicks off, usually 7:00 PM, 30 minutes after the doors open (giving time for folks to get their pizza and settle in).

    2 · March 21

  • Burton W.

    @jimmy and @Cristhian I am the no show speaker. I apologize for contributing to your bad experience at last nights meet up. Generally the meetups are always good. Great I think. The lightening talks are a great way to loosen things up, add some humor, and learn something off or on topic. so can they be pointless, yes. As for the late start time, I know the talks always begin around 7. The 30 minutes before is for schmoozing. Eat pizza drink some beer and chat with folks. So if the late start you're referring to is because it didn't start at 630pm as advertised, then there is your reason. Again, I take full responsibility for showing up late. That was a decision I made and it didn't pan out as I anticipated. Such are things sometimes. I will share my slides for those interested sometime this weekend. Cheers,

    -B

    2 · March 21

  • Burton W.

    Hey everyone, my apologies for missing my opportunity to share my thoughts on testing with you. This was due to a scheduling conflict which I thought i could get away with, but obviously didn't. Hopefully i'll be able to share my views in a future meet up. I'll post the deck I have soon for you to peruse. Thanks.

    2 · March 21

  • Silas R.

    Hey everyone, thanks for coming last night. For those interested in taking a look at sneeze/pocket change, we have a landing page with links to the repos: http://developers.nytimes.com/opensource/sneeze/

    I'll be getting everything up on PyPI ASAP too.

    3 · March 21

  • Jimmy

    I'm going to have to second Cristhian's opinion. I invited some colleagues to join and it wasn't a very good first impression. The lightning talks at the beginning were kind of pointless. But even then, at least filter them so they are relevant to why we came to the meetup in the first place. Stock options...seriously?

    Half an hour late start time, talks that didn't really dive into "tools, techniques, and approaches", and a no show speaker who didn't give any notice.

    You guys who didn't get in to the building didn't miss a whole lot.

    March 21

  • Dean S.

    Had a great time at the event & the after party!

    1 · March 21

  • Tony L

    I am a beginner and from going there, I ;earned more about testing and the different types of testing there are.

    March 21

  • Cristhian

    The meetup started late, one speaker did not show up, and mos of the talks were not clear enough. I suggest that if you commit to present you work, you must do it clear and very professional. No improvisations!

    March 21

  • Edgar

    Love it

    1 · March 21

  • Manuel G

    Nice to see you guys!. Missed the Mock talk though.

    March 20

    • Muhammad

      I think I remember Andy (one of the organizers) mention that the presenter for the Mock talk didn't make to this meetup.

      March 21

  • Muhammad

    Regarding Benjamin Hayes' "Stock Options and Vesting" talk, is it possible that you share those slides (even with the disclaimer intact :)) ? Thank you.

    March 20

  • Howard P.

    Great, as usual.

    March 20

  • Petr W.

    To the organizers: if it's absolutely required to arrive on time, like this time, please could you announce this in advance? Usually, events on this meetup start a bit later than specified, so this was a bad surprise

    3 · March 20

    • Petr W.

      Dear Edgar, you missed the point. If I had known the doors were closing at 6:30, I would have absolutely arrived on time.

      March 20

    • Petr W.

      Anyway, that's my bad. I can only repeat that slides or video recordings of these talks will be greatly appreciated!

      1 · March 20

  • Neel

    I RSVP'd but they won't let me in. He says it is full. Am I getting in?

    March 20

  • A former member
    A former member

    Damnnation! Both flights have been delayed today. I'm flying up just for this meetup...if we're delayed again though I'll give up my RSVP :0(

    1 · March 20

    • Jason P.

      You can do it!

      March 20

    • A former member
      A former member

      I made it!

      1 · March 20

  • Algirdas G.

    Any chance we can have this recorded? iPhone-quality audio is more that sufficient to get things started.

    March 20

  • James

    I clicked on the RSVP thing by accident now it says I rsvp to not go. Come on meetup shouldn't the rsvp thing be a toggleable?

    March 20

  • Lars E.

    I got tired of not being able to see my position on the waitlist so I built this bookmarklet: https://github.com/larsericsson/meetup-whereami

    32 and counting!

    9 · March 18

    • Anne M.

      Rats it didn't seem so. Does this url work for you? http://www.meetup.com...­ They have a VERY long wait list :).

      March 20

    • Will L.

      Thanks! If you're on Chrome, you can also copy the line of javascript code (from the GitHub) and paste it into Settings > Tools > Developer Tools and then run it in 'Console'

      March 20

  • robertc

    > round of drinks at a nearby venue

    where ?

    March 20

    • Andy D.

      Details will be shared at the event

      March 20

  • Brenda C.

    Do we need to print the ticket or will we be in a attendees list?

    March 19

  • Susana

    lease release the RSVP if u cant make it

    1 · March 20

  • Eric F.

    I'm not gonna be able to make it. Looking forward to any slides and videos!

    March 20

  • Sara M.

    What testing tools are going to be discussed?

    March 19

    • Muhammad

      I think some are mentioned in the description section of today's meetup. The other talks may be focusing less on particular tools, but more on the "techniques and approaches" as alluded to in the title.

      2 · March 20

  • Aaron H.

    Be sure to release your RSVP if you're not going to make it!

    3 · March 20

  • Tim B.

    People who RSVP'd Yes if they can't make it: Please change your RSVP to No in order to let on someone from the waitlist. :-)

    6 · March 18

  • Jason P.

    Any word on the speakers for this event?

    March 17

    • Andy D.

      The speakers have been added.

      2 · March 17

  • robertc

    woohoo 3 spots left

    March 7

  • KOUROUMA M.

    looking forward to the meeting

    March 7

  • Reed O.

    Leaving town on the 20th:/

    March 7

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