"Automate your automation" by Ilari Henrik Aegerter

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Abstract:
Automate your Automation - When Will the Robots Take Over Human Sense-Making?
Historically, Software Testing and Software Development have always made use of automation. We have a powerful tool on our hands and it helps us to accelerate and enhance our own capabilities. However, there have been some misunderstandings that lead to unreasonable expectations. Software Testing has often been partitioned in what is called “manual” and “automated” testing. This session will have a look into some of the thinking pitfalls and explore the capabilities and limitations of automation in testing. It is a ultimately a session about Robots, Language and Humans.

About the speaker:
Ilari Henrik Aegerter's formal studies have brought him from General Linguistics and Sociology to Software Engineering and Software Testing. Coming from the medical software domain at Phonak AG and progressing to e-commerce at eBay. He is now the Managing Director of House of Test GmbH and he believes that there is still a lot of work to be done for excellent software testing. In 2013 he co-founded the International Society for Software Testing (ISST), which advocates for bringing back common sense to testing. In 2015 he was elected into the board of the Association for Software Testing (AST) where he acts as Vice President. He is also a lecturer at the HSR technical university for the post-graduate course CAS Software Testing.
You can follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ilarihenrik