DevOpsQANJ Meetup #23/Testing in the age of Agile & How AI accelerates testing

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Audible Inc.

1 Washington Place · Newark, NJ

How to find us

ID required to enter the building; Path to Newark Penn or NJ Transit to Broad st. station. Parking available on Essex street. Parking lot on 494 Broad Street is $12). Meetup is on 12th floor

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6:00 - 6:30: Speed Networking

6:30 - 7:15: "Testing in the age of Agile / DevOps" by Kiran Makarla from BlazeMeter

7:15 - 8:00: "How Codeless Selenium and AI accelerates testing and cut costs" by Yarin Podoler from TestCarft

8:00 - 8:30: Open Space Group Discussion


Food, Refreshments and Venue provided by Audible Inc.

About Kiran Makarla and his Talk:

Continuous Integration (CI) is a key step in the Agile development methodology. CI enables teams to continuously integrate new or modified code into a shared repository and verify it with an automated build. Various types of tests can be run continuously with automated code pipelines to detect errors quickly and easily.
In this talk, Kiran will show you how teams can automate their testing needs and easily scale functional, load & Performance test with everyday tools such as JMeter, Selenium, Taurus without the need to learn proprietary language .

About the Speaker:
Kiran Makarla is Principal Technical Product Marketing Manager at CA BlazeMeter. As a computer science graduate, a certified product manager and master in program management, He has been in business technology for the past 18+ yrs. playing multiple roles as a lead engineer, functional architect, product manager and marketing manager. In the past, he helped build, develop, evangelize and demonstrate the test, cloud & workload automation solutions in both public / private & hybrid cloud environments.

About BlazeMeter:
CA BlazeMeter solution ensures faster delivery of applications by enabling DevOps teams to quickly and easily run functional and performance tests on-premises, in the cloud or on virtual private cloud against any app, website or API at massive scale to validate performance at every stage of software delivery.

About Yarin Podoler and his Talk:

This session will discuss the growing trend of codeless and AI tools and how it can contribute to the testing processes.
You can expect to learn:
- The advantages of manual testing and what should be preserved in the process of switching to automation
- PlainSelenium V.S. Codeless Selenium
- The notorious maintenance issue and how to overcome it
- How to create test scenarios without coding
- HowAI can be applied to automated tests

About the Speaker:
About Yarin Podoler, TestCraft's co-founder and Chief Product Officer
When working as a software developer at StartApp, Yarin was looking for a testing solution that would keep pace with the development progress.
He couldn't find one, so he started TestCraft. Since then, Yarin had helped many manual teams transition to automation. Learning their challenges and pain points, he developed the TestCraft platform accordingly.
Yarin had been coding since he was 13. He lives in Tel-Aviv, married, with 2 beautiful kids.

About TestCraft
TestCraft is a codeless Selenium test automation platform.
Our revolutionary machine learning technology and unique visual test modeling mechanism allows for faster test creation and execution while eliminating maintenance overhead time.

About Audible:

Audible's mission is to unleash the power of the spoken word.

Audible Inc. is a seller and producer of spoken audio entertainment, information, and educational programming on the Internet. Audible sells digital audiobooks, radio and TV programs, and audio versions of magazines and newspapers. Through its production arm, Audible Studios, Audible has also become the world's largest producer of downloadable audiobooks. Please visit to learn more

Audible office is located right next to Newark Broad street station. We also have a complimentary shuttle which runs between Newark Penn station and our office. Parking is also available.