• Inside Test Driven Development with Jim Rieck

    1500 Woodward Ave

    Are you tired of production bugs that get in the way of being productive or moving your team forward? What if there's a better way to build software? In this talk I will show you a live demo of the basics of Test Driven Development and how test driving your code will lead to a higher quality code base and less production issues. *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:* 1500 Woodward, 3rd Floor, Detroit Hosted by Altimetrik *Dinner:* Dinner and refreshments are provided! Be sure to note dietary restrictions when RSVPing *Bio:* Jim Rieck has been a developer for the better part of 20 years. He has built software in a variety of industries including automotive, service, public safety just to name a few. Jim currently works for Accenture Industry X.0.

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  • "Are we there yet? Driving quality & tackling automation debt" with Amber P

    “Automate All the Things!” your team cheers. But it’s easier said than done—particularly with new features in need of testing every sprint and near-constant support demands that cannot wait. When there’s always something that seems higher priority how do you find the time to tackle tech debt, and more specifically test automation debt? I’d like to share my team’s lessons learned as we waded in to address our automation debt. Starting with automated test coverage that focused too heavily on UI tests, we committed to shoring up our unit test coverage and getting our tests in SonarQube so we could effectively monitor product health—and test debt progress. Since our long-term goal is to get right with CI/CD, we also linked up tests to run as part of our build process in TFS. Come learn from our hits and misses on the path to automating all the things! Topics that will be covered: • Acknowledging “shiny object syndrome” and learning to balance new demands with test debt. • “Who’s wearing the automation hat?” Our grand experiment to build discipline by committing one Quality Engineer to test automation each sprint. • “We look forward to seeing you fail”: Championing quality for the team, with the team. • Using SMART goals to battle our mountain of test debt and avoid capacity crunch • “Leveling up” coding skills through paired programming between Development Engineers and Quality Engineers. • Bringing in expertise from outside the team to support our efforts, such as when the path was unclear for our unit tests written in F#. ************************************************************************* We are simulcasting this meetup via Crowdcast, thanks to Ministry of Testing! We're excited to host the meetup in person and virtually! NOTE: If you want to attend online via Crowdcast, please do NOT RSVP to this meetup (or we'll order too much food!), click this link and RSVP here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/are-we-there-yet-driving ************************************************************************* *Agenda:* 6:00pm - 6:30pm - dinner and networking 6:30pm - 7:30pm - main presentation (Crowdcast starts) 7:30pm - 8:30pm - swag giveaways, socializing and networking *Location:* 1520 Woodward Ave, Detroit. Thanks to Detroit Labs for hosting! and online via Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/are-we-there-yet-driving *Dinner:* Dinner and refreshments are provided! Be sure to note dietary restrictions when RSVPing *Bio:* Amber Pollack-Berti started out her career as a grad student studying glowing bacteria that live in squid. But instead of spending her life at the lab bench she took a job as a software tester at a bioinformatics company, and over the past 8 years she's experienced the joys and challenges of delivering quality software, from Biotech to Fintech. She is dedicated to driving quality on her team with enthusiasm, grit, and a sense of humor.

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  • How ProWrestling Made Me a World Champion Tester with Jenna Charlton

    Have you ever considered that software testing is like a pro wrestling match? Through my pro wrestling fandom, I’ve changed the way I think about delivering high quality software. Wrestlers look to find the perceived vulnerability in their opponent, and exploit it just like a tester would! During this session, you will learn about applying similar techniques to your test strategies, and how to apply them within your team. And just like wrestling there are multiple match types to consider, ways to take down your opponent, and a variety of skills to leverage to your advantage. We’ll discuss… * Don’t hurt your opponent- viewing the developer as a partner in executing quality * The lock up- sizing up the task * The chair shot- picking the right tool for the job * The reversal- How to pivot when testing turns you on your head * The tag match- partnering with automation * And many more concepts to help make you a 5 tester! ************************************************************************* We are simulcasting this meetup via Crowdcast, thanks to Ministry of Testing! This is our first time hosting the meetup in person and virtually! NOTE: If you want to attend online via Crowdcast, please do NOT RSVP to this meetup (or we'll order too much food!), click this link and RSVP here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/how-prowrestling-made-me ************************************************************************* Agenda: 6:00pm - 6:30pm - dinner and networking 6:30pm - 7:30pm - main presentation (this is when the Crowdcast starts) 7:30pm - 8:30pm - swag giveaways, socializing and networking Location: 1520 Woodward Ave, Detroit. Thanks to Detroit Labs for hosting! and online: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/how-prowrestling-made-me Dinner: Dinner and refreshments are provided! Be sure to note dietary restrictions when RSVPing Biography: Jenna is a senior tester with 7 years of experience. When she's not testing she's going to pro wrestling shows and concerts with her husband Bob, serving as a deacon in her church and cuddling the 3 feline overlords that share her home.

  • Implementation of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD)

    Implementation of CI/CD with Sunitha Jalagam CI/CD is essential to software development using Agile methodologies which recommends the use of automated testing to get working software into the hands of real users as quickly as possible. This allows stakeholders and users to access newly created features and provide feedback as soon as possible, so features can be iteratively improved upon. A fully automated CI/CD pipeline needs no human interventions. It has a sequential flow of actions. You get a centralized managerial view of the progress across all the stages. Setting up these stages may have a challenge attached to them. Let’s see what these stages and challenges are. - The pipeline is triggered as soon as the code is pushed to SCM. – The latest change is checked out on a central CI/CD server as the pipeline kicks-off. – Right after the checkout, the build starts, and the artifacts are created. – The application is brought up, and tests are run. – Pipeline fails and notifies the administrators in case tests fail. – If the tests are successful, the build is deployed to the application servers. Agenda: 6:00pm - 6:30pm - dinner and networking 6:30pm - 7:30pm - main presentation 7:30pm - 8:30pm - swag giveaways, socializing and networking Location: 1520 Woodward Ave, Detroit. Thanks to Detroit Labs for hosting! Dinner: Dinner and refreshments are provided! Be sure to note dietary restrictions when RSVPing Biography: Sunitha Jalagam is an automation tester for more than 10 years, started with Mainframe Programming, then got passion in Software testing.

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  • TEALS: Building & Growing Computer Science Programs in high schools w volunteers

    Join Andrew Spiece as he talks about the TEALS program, and see how you can get involved in growing area high school students skills in computer science! You don't have to be a senior software engineer to help! This session is not just for testers, so bring your team! *Note*: This is our 4th (!!!) birthday celebration as well, so after the session we'll have treats to celebrate! Learn what TEALS is doing to build and grow computer science programs in high schools. TEALS started as a non-profit startup in 2009 with 12 schools and 12 volunteers and has grown to over 500 high schools for the[masked] school year. Learn how industry professionals volunteering to team teach computer science has allowed schools to have the teacher capacity to be able to offer these programs and help bring opportunity to underrepresented youth. Agenda: 6:00pm - 6:30pm - dinner and networking 6:30pm - 7:30pm - main presentation 7:30pm - 8:30pm - cake & ice cream, swag giveaways, socializing and networking Location: 1520 Woodward Ave, Detroit. Thanks to Detroit Labs for hosting! Dinner: Dinner and refreshments are provided! Be sure to note dietary restrictions when RSVPing

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  • I Feel The Need, The Need For Speed! Enabling Your Team To Focus On Automation

    *Abstract:* Modern software delivery requires quality and agility at levels of speed which break the sound barrier. Unfortunately, not all teams come prepared with battle plans, and equipment for a fair fight. Listen to Commander Maciek "IceMan" Konkolowicz describe the journey which took his group of inexperienced manually focused team members, and converted them into "the best of the best..in test". Maciek will focus on the process and tools which enabled a mindset change toward "Automating All the Things". Starting with training, moving to driving communities, and finishing with test automation, Maciek will share the dogfights, new equipment, and even some flameouts, that helped his team members (regardless of role) participate and succeed in the struggle for a reliable, scalable testing process. As an attendee, you will be subjected to the idea that testing is everyone’s responsibility, and will take away processes that will help you push this mentality in your own organization. Don't miss this story of cross functional quality awesomeness, and cheesy 80's movie references *Agenda:* 6:00pm - 6:30pm - dinner and networking 6:30pm - 7:30pm - main presentation 7:30pm - 8:30pm - swag giveaways, socializing and networking *Location:* 1520 Woodward Ave, Detroit. Thanks to Detroit Labs for hosting! *Dinner:* Dinner and refreshments are provided! Be sure to note dietary restrictions when RSVPing *Bio:* Maciek has been a quality champion his entire professional life. After graduating from university he found himself working in IT process auditing, which introduced him to the need for quality processes. After a brief stint in the process area, he decided to become more technically focused and found his QA passion. As many of his QA compatriots have done, he started with manual testing, but quickly became interested in automation. For the past seven years, he’s been focusing on learning, implementing, showing and spreading the automation butter to whoever he can corner, be it Dev, QA, BA, or even Project Managers. He’s a passionate technologist who loves to externalize his thoughts to gain perspectives of others. He tries to document his lessons learned at http://macie-j.me and his bad jokes on twitter (@mkonkolowicz). He has spoken at local meetups and conferences and loves to share his passion for the quality crusade.

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  • Nick Paul - What Applitools Can Do For You

    Detroit Labs

    Nick Paul will talk about how Applitools can save resources, time, and headaches - sharing his experiences using the tool as a real user! While Applitools is a sponsor of the meetup, this is a talk that Nick created himself about his own personal experiences Agenda: 6:00pm - 6:30pm - dinner and networking 6:30pm - 7:30pm - session 7:30pm - 8:30pm - swag giveaways, socializing and networking Location: 1520 Woodward Ave, Detroit. Thanks to Detroit Labs for hosting! Dinner: Dinner and refreshments are provided! Be sure to note dietary restrictions when RSVPing

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  • Show & Tell Sessions: Tools

    Detroit Labs

    Show & Tell Sessions These are sessions we'll do occasionally to have attendees share their knowledge with the rest of the group, around a specific topic. This session will be on Tools! What tools can't you live without? What are the first tools you install on a new computer? What tools do you use that you think everyone should know about? These can be anything that aid your testing - manual testing, automation, environment setup, everything! Come with a list of your favorite tools to share with the rest of the group, and take away some more tools you can use when you get back to work! Agenda: 6:00pm - 6:30pm - dinner and networking 6:30pm - 7:30pm - session 7:30pm - 8:30pm - swag giveaways, socializing and networking Location: 1520 Woodward Ave, Detroit. Thanks to Detroit Labs for hosting! Dinner: Dinner and refreshments are provided! Be sure to note dietary restrictions when RSVPing

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  • Let's Play Some Tester Games!

    Detroit Labs

    Remember when Erik Davis came by and told us all about tester's games? (https://www.meetup.com/Motor-City-Software-Testers/events/238071742/) Let's play some of those games! They help testers to practice testing concepts, and have fun while doing it! We'll have a game of SET and dice games, as well as TestSphere cards. We'll break up into small groups and try some of the games out! Here's more on how playing these games can help: https://www.stickyminds.com/article/using-games-make-you-better-tester Agenda: 6:00pm - 6:30pm - dinner and networking 6:30pm - 7:30pm - games! 7:30pm - 8:30pm - swag giveaways, socializing and networking Location: 1520 Woodward Ave, Detroit. Thanks to Detroit Labs for hosting! Dinner: Dinner and refreshments are provided! Be sure to note dietary restrictions when RSVPing

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  • Mob Testing (kind of)

    Detroit Labs

    Mob Testing (kind of) (Read more about Mob Testing from the master herself, Maaret Pyhäjärvi , here: https://www.stickyminds.com/article/amplified-learning-mob-testing ) Have you ever done pair testing? Where you have 2 people sharing a computer to test an application together, learning from each other? Multiply that by 10 or so, and that's mob testing! Basically, we're going to test an application together, using one computer! We'll use some of Maaret's techniques to learn about each other's methods as we test the application. We'll end up with some feedback for the application creators, as well as some new skills to apply to our testing. Come ready to participate! Agenda: 6:00pm - 6:30pm - dinner and networking 6:30pm - 7:30pm - main presentation 7:30pm - 8:30pm - swag giveaways, socializing and networking Location: 1520 Woodward Ave, Detroit. Thanks to Detroit Labs for hosting! Dinner: Dinner and refreshments are provided! Be sure to note dietary restrictions when RSVPing

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