What we're about

This meetup group is for people in and around the Bristol area, interested in all things testing. Engineers(be that Testers, QAs, DITs or SDETs) of all skill levels are welcome to join and share their experiences and stories about good practices, test automation, test tools and techniques.

Come along learn, network and have a good time! We are a very friendly bunch! :)

If you would like to speak at one of our meetups, this could be either a short 5-10 minute talk or a full blown presentation - We would love to hear from you, we're always on the look out for new speakers!

We also have a meet up Twitter account ( https://twitter.com/south_west_test ) so please do follow us if you use that platform and drop us a message if you need to get in touch.

Upcoming events (1)

#16 South West Test

Zone Digital

We're heading back to Zone Digital (https://www.zonedigital.com/uk/) for another event!! We have a few awesome talks for you, Bruce Hughes has very kindly agreed to share some of her experiences with us all. Really looking forward to hear what she has to share. We also have a talk from Mark Dennis who is another regular attendee of the SWT events and has decided to try his hand at speaking...which is awesome!! He's going to be sharing his experiences and asking "To automate or not to automate" - Looking forward to hearing his views. Finally we have a talk from Steve Ikobayo, who is the QA Lead from our hosts Zone. He will be walking us all through the test approach at Zone and how adopting a new approach can improve your outcome and products end-performance. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Event Agenda: 18:30 - Arrive at the Zone Digital office. 19:00 - Quick Intro 19:05 - Talk One "Title to be confirmed" by Bruce Hughes (https://www.linkedin.com/in/bruce-hughes-20b270a0/) 19:15 - Talk Two "To automate or not to automate, that is the question!" by Mark Dennis (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-dennis-0b55391/) Test Automation is a real boon to software development, but you need to be picky when deciding what to automate. It's easy to start drowning in unnecessary/out-of-date/failing automated-tests when the development floodgates open. From experience of building test-packs this talk explores when tests should be automated, and more importantly, when they shouldn't, giving the foundation for a successful automated-test strategy, and helping you keep your head above water! In this talk Mark Dennis brings his experience of implementing automated-test frameworks at a small Fintech: Prepay Solutions. 19:35 - Talk Three "The Test Approach @ Zone" by Steve Ikobayo (https://www.linkedin.com/in/steveikobayo/), QA Lead at Zone. How Zone implements an effective testing strategy to ensure optimal performance on behalf of some of the works biggest brands, including Electrolux, Centrica, and Barratt Homes. Come see how adopting a new approach can improve your outcome and product end-performance. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The event is open to all: Although this is billed as a "Test" meet up it's not just for Testers, it's open to anyone who wants to come along to hear some amazing talks and interact with some lovely like minded people. Please do share the meet up details with your friends, work mates or anyone who you think would love to attend. If you want to join us over on Slack - Please feel free to do so: https://goo.gl/JRgFwK We also have a meet up Twitter account (https://twitter.com/south_west_test) - Please follow us and drop us a message if you need to get in touch.

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#15 South West Test

OVO Energy

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