• Exploring a DevOps Transformation Like a Tester with Parveen Khan

    Just when we, as testers, got a handle on what Agile means for us, the landscape changed yet again to a DevOps culture. Words like continuous integration (CI), continuous deployment (CD), and pipelines are now ones we’re hearing on a daily basis. As a tester, I’ll admit, I had no clue of what these words meant, and how was I to change the way I tested to fit within this DevOps culture. Researching DevOps provided some information, but it was still fuzzy how testing fit into this process. As opposed to panicking about yet another shift in culture, I decided to approach this with a tester’s mindset and explore it just as I would a new application. In this talk, I’ll share my journey of illustrating models to visualize and understand CI/CD pipelines; my various phases of exploration of the DevOps culture; and the thoughtful questions that I posed at each phase to learn more about this methodology. I’ll also share how my new understanding of DevOps influenced my decisions on which automated tests should be contributed to the CI/CD pipeline and at which stages. Key Takeaways: A visualization of the CI/CD pipeline How to approach understanding of CI/CD pipelines as a tester Which tests should be added to the CI/CD pipeline - when and why *note - this is a talk given via Zoom from London, though the speaker will be answering questions/interacting with the audience live* *Agenda:* 6:00pm - 6:30pm - dinner and networking 6:30pm - 7:30pm - main presentation 7:30pm - 8:00pm - swag giveaways (if any :D), socializing and networking *Location:* Altimetrik Collider 1500 Woodward, 4th Floor, Detroit *Dinner:* Dinner and refreshments are provided! Be sure to note dietary restrictions when RSVPing *Bio:* I'm Parveen Khan and I'm a Senior Test Engineer at Square Marble Technologies. I am a passionate tester and very keen in learning new things so I can use it in testing and deliver better quality. I am always interested to share her testing lessons learned or experiences in the form of stories and also like brainstorming and bouncing ideas by having deep diving conversations.I have gone from being a solo test advocate to building up a team of 4 testers. I have been part of few transitions like - waterfall to agile, agile to devops, from testing on monolith to microservices architecture. Apart from work, I'm a super mom of two lovely kids

  • Event Storming with Greg Cupal @ Detroit Meets Night of Meetups

    Greg will be presenting a revi of the mapping and modeling technique called "Event Storming." This is an interesting approach because many of the artifacts can be “interpreted” to suit the needs of the business users, developers, and testers. The sticky notes use in the modeling phase can then be transcribed into test scripts, Page Objects and other test artifacts. Event Storming has a few rules so it keeps the exploration moving while keeping the formalizing to a minimum. It can be enhanced with other techniques to capture the level of detail needed for the task. In addition, Event Storming can be used outside of DDD, on other projects, due to the closely related concept of Value Stream Mapping / Management or BPM. *Bio* Greg Cupal began working in manufacturing where his career advanced by using Lean Process Improvement techniques to build efficiency in his departments. His business insights and technical ability eventually lead him to support, design and testing roles at a major ERP software vendor. Greg's experience with Value Stream Mapping experience directly transferred to working with Business Process Mapping, Test Automation, creating User Journey, and Event Storming.