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Stop Compromising Quality: Setting Automation Up for Success

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Come hang out with the SmartBear crew and Angie Jones. Learn how to set up your test automation for success!

Tentative Agenda:
6:00 - 6:30 --- Networking with Pizza & Drinks
6:30 - 7:15 --- Which Tests Should I Automate, Angie Jones, Twitter
7:15 - 7:45 --- Supercharge Your Testing and Start Automating, Bria Grangard and Joan Liu, SmartBear

For those that can't make it in person, this event will be live streamed beginning at 6:30 PM EDT at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAu1gWmKp5w . Please do not RSVP to this event if you will not be attending in person.

About the Talks:
Which Tests Should I Automate
More and more teams are coming to the realization that automating every single test may not be the best approach. However, it's often difficult to determine which tests should be automated and which ones are not worth it.

When asked “which tests should we automate?”, my answer is always “it depends”. Several factors should be considered when deciding on which tests to automate and many times that decision is contextual.

Join this interactive session where we will explore features and associated tests then discuss whether the tests should be automated or not considering the factors and context provided.

Takeaways
• Identification of the key factors to consider when deciding which tests to automate
• How to gather the data needed to make these decisions
• A formula that can be applied to any test to determine if it should be automated or not

Supercharge your Testing and Start Automating
Is your team constantly feeling pressure to deliver software faster without compromising quality? As your test automation process ramps up, your testing efforts and resources can lag behind due to speed and scalability issues. Incorporating a test automation platform can cut your testing time in half by leveraging cloud capabilities of testing multiple devices and browsers at one time and fixing bugs as fast as you find them. Bria Grangard and Joan Liu will walk through the steps to alleviate frustrations by identifying key bottlenecks in your testing process so you won’t have to compromise speed or quality. You’ll experience real-world testing across multiple environments, techniques that can help easily speed up your testing efforts, and strategies to enable parallel testing for both manual and automated testing processes. You’ll leave with a checklist of action items to start or supercharge automation testing in your organization.

About the Speakers:
Angie Jones is a Senior Automation Engineer at Twitter who has developed automation strategies and frameworks for countless software products. As a Master Inventor, she is known for her innovative and out-of-the-box thinking style which has resulted in more than 25 patented inventions in the US and China. Angie shares her wealth of knowledge by speaking and teaching at software conferences all over the world and leading tech workshops for young girls through Black Girls Code.

Bria Grangard is a subject matter expert in the software testing field. She manages SmartBear Software’s testing products, which include the award-winning automated testing tools CrossBrowserTesting, TestComplete, and QAComplete test management. Bria loves to speak to testers in all industries with all software development styles, educating them on ways they can speed up their release cycle without compromising the quality of their applications. She has earned three degrees from Dartmouth College, two bachelor's degrees in engineering and a master’s degree in engineering management. Bria most recently spoke at Romania Testing Conference and Better Software West.

Joan Liu is the product manager of CrossBrowserTesting. While new to the software testing world, she has experience working with both Agile and Waterfall-based development teams, has held both developer and Product Management roles, and has worked with manual and automated testing teams. She has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Olin College.