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Joint Event: Leverage the Cloud To Test Faster, Easier, and Better

  • Jan 24, 2013 · 3:00 PM
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Dynacron Group and Seattle software testing group are hosting a free seminar QA Lab in the cloud - on January 24th.
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Leverage the Cloud To Test Faster, Easier, and Better

Intended Audience: Software Technology Management Professionals


3:00 PM - Doors Open!  Social Mixer with Coffee & Snacks

3:30 PM - Presentation

4:30 PM - Open Discussion


At Dynacron Group, we think like engineers - if there's something we can automate to save time building software, we're VERY interested.  One of our biggest changes over the last few years has been a shift to relying on cloud-based tools to help with our quality efforts.

In this presentation, we will look at the key tools and processes involved in transitioning from a manual culture to one that embraces automation. We will look at real world examples, including the tools and architectural components. We will discuss organizational impacts, including the dramatic improvements in morale as team delivery commitments are met more easily through automation.  We'll take particular time to talk about how to integrate these tools into environments concerned with security. We'll also talk about how and why test is one of the most appropriate places to start exploring the use of cloud technology for most organizations.

Some of the tools we'll be discussing (and demonstrating!) include :

  • Selenium
  • Sauce Labs (manual & automated browser testing, including both desktop and mobile)
  • Browsera (visual comparison)
  • Neustar (monitoring & load testing, formerly BrowserMob)
  • CloudBees

We will show demonstrations of all of these tools, and discuss how to integrate these into your build pipeline to improve velocity.

Series Overview

This seminar is part of an ongoing series Dynacron Group is sponsoring on Continuous Delivery.  Continuous Delivery refers to the process of releasing high quality software quickly and with confidence through the use of build, test and deployment automation. By applying Lean techniques to the development, test and deployment of software, waste is reduced and staff are freed up to work on more important tasks. By following a Continuous Delivery model, release cycles shift from a matter of months to weeks, days, or hours.


Will Iverson, CTO, Dynacron Group

Will Iverson has written four books on software development, with work experience including Apple and Symantec. Prior clients include Sun, BEA, Canal+, at&t, T-Mobile, and Microsoft. For more information about Will, see the Dynacron Group website.

Rick Martin, Solution Architect

Richard “Rick” Martin has over 25 years of Software Industry experience and over 15 years as a Quality Assurance and Test practitioner and manager. He has worked with several iconic companies such as General Magic, Interwoven,, and over the course of his career. Rick's passion for process improvement, efficiency and best practices has focused his efforts on utilizingopen source test automation tools including Selenium and Cucumber in support of TDD/BDD methodologies to improve overall ROI.

David Drake, Lead SDET, Dynacron Group

David Drake has six years experience testing enterprise-level Java applications with automated suites. His IT career began at Varolii Corporation in a black box testing role, which developed into testing airline notification systems using serialization and reflection to dynamically model client data. In the past year, David has worked for Dynacron Group implementing Selenium and HtmlUnit tests in a continuous integration environment. He is the lead maintainer of the Parallel-Webtest framework, an open source project that allows Selenium test suites to execute in parallel.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    January 28, 2013

  • QingsongYao

    It is really a great talk, Do we have some slides which I can review offline? Thanks again.

    1 · January 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks! Gathering the slides today - should be able to post on Monday.

      January 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      January 28, 2013

  • Yunwen B.

    Good informaction provided in the presentation and the presentations were well-prepared. thank you.

    January 25, 2013

  • Konrad R.

    The event was well planned and presented well. It featured five different half-hour talks on how Dynacron Group leverages Cloud Services, cloudified browser testing and their own glue software to provide a famework for continuous product delivery. All that with a sandwich, a cookie, coffee and a review of the current jobs available at the company ... who could ask for more? I give them the full five stars.

    January 24, 2013

  • QingsongYao


    January 24, 2013

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