FOT APAC 2022

A Virtual Event For
Software Quality Engineers

August 24, 2022 9:00 am — 5:00 pm AEST

Future of Testing | APAC is a free virtual event dedicated to promoting excellence in quality engineering, and features experts from global brands leading engaging sessions about innovations and cutting-edge practices in automated, visual, quality design, and testing. The program includes a mixture of inspiring sessions with live speaker Q&A – providing fresh and different perspectives and insights on long-term challenges.


The event also features fun interludes to test your software testing knowledge in the Jeopardy game. In addition, rack up points in the event Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win some cool prizes all while engaging and sharing experiences with fellow practitioners throughout the event. We look forward to pathfinding the future of testing with you!


Speakers

Gil Sever

Gil Sever

CEO & Co-Founder

Applitools

Andrew Knight

Andrew Knight

Automation Panda & Developer Advocate

Applitools

Alejandro Sanchez Giraldo

Alejandro Sanchez Giraldo

Principal Quality Engineer

Farmbot

Basarat Ali Syed

Basarat Ali Syed

Self-Employed

Anusha Srinivasan

Anusha Srinivasan

Quality Practice Lead

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Lalit Parkale

Lalit Parkale

Senior Product Owner

Commonwealth Bank

Gowtham Byregowda

Gowtham Byregowda

Chapter Lead

ING Australia

Shweta Sharma

Shweta Sharma

Director of Quality Engineering Services

Axelerant Technologies

Shama Ugale

Shama Ugale

Sr. QA Consultant

Xnsio

Saraswathy Velappan

Saraswathy Velappan

Senior Automation Test Analyst

National Australia Bank

Matt O’Connor

Matt O’Connor

Quality Assurance Manager

LAB Group

Raja Selvaraj

Raja Selvaraj

QE Head

Qwikcilver Solutions

Nibu Baby

Nibu Baby

Sr. Architect

Qwikcilver Solutions

Joe Colantonio

Joe Colantonio

Founder

TestGuild


Agenda

All times are shown in Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

9:00 am

OPENING REMARKS

Gil Sever, CEO & Co-Founder, Applitools

Joe Colantonio, Founder, TestGuild

Joe Colantonio

9:15 am

OPENING KEYNOTE: Making Great Waves: 8 Software Testing Convictions

Andrew Knight, Developer Advocate and Director of Test Automation University, Applitools

As software professionals, we can sometimes find inspiration in unexpected places, including the art world. In fact, testing, itself, is art as much as it is engineering. In this talk, we will cover eight auspicious ideas inspired by ukiyo-e printing that can advance excellence in the craft of software testing. Come learn how to develop a great testing strategy using all eight points. You will gain a blueprint for testing success that will help you create your own masterpieces, as well as a deep appreciation for the meaning of true quality.

Andrew Knight

9:55 am

Hamlet on My Quality Strategy

Alejandro Sanchez Giraldo, Principal Quality Engineer, Farmbot

To be, or not to be had the fundamental question of whether we do something or not, it transcends the question to our ability to understand when we need to take action and when not to. This session is all about that, when we need E2E environments vs. when we mock. When we do our visual validation vs. when we validate using APIs.

Alejandro Sanchez Giraldo

10:35 am

Coffee Break

10:50 am

Testing Code Without Running It

Basarat Ali Syed, Self-Employed

The key objective of type safety (like testing) is to catch bugs before they make their way into production. In this talk, Basarat looks at the basics of early error detection with simple TypeScript. Following up with a whirlwind tour of TypeScript syntax that gets you comfortable with 80% of the syntactic features.

Basarat Ali Syed

11:30 am

Lunch Break

12:00 pm

Expert Panel: Future of Automation: Does UX Matter in Testing?

Anusha Srinivasan, Quality Practice Lead, Nine

Lalit Parkale, Sr. Product Owner, Commonwealth Bank

Gowtham Byregowda, Chapter Lead, ING Australia

Shweta Sharma, Director of Quality Engineering Services, Axelerant Technologies

Joe Colantonio moderates this lively Q&A panel where Anusha Srinivasan, Lalit Parkale, Gowtham Byregowda, and Shweta Sharma share their thoughts on innovations and blocks in user experience in testing at their respective companies.

Anusha Srinivasan Lalit Parkale Gowtham Byregowda Shweta Sharma

12:40 pm

Automated Testing for a Web Application Developed using Adobe AEM: How, When and What to Test?

Saraswathy Velappan, Senior Automation Test Analyst, National Australia Bank

Automated testing for a web application developed using Adobe AEM is not easy knowing the challenges with content sync, personalisation, dynamic content etc. In this talk, Saraswathy is going to explore the common challenges while maintaining an automated test suite, how to tackle these challenges, and what to test to ensure good coverage and more confidence in your releases.

Saraswathy Velappan

1:20 pm

Automating the Real-User Scenarios across Multi-Apps, and Multi-Devices

Shama Ugale, Sr. QA Consultant, Xnsio

Shama Ugale

2:00 pm

Coffee Break

2:15 pm

Your Future in Testing

Matt O’Connor, Quality Assurance Manager, LAB Groups

Get more out of being a tester. This presentation will distill the lessons Matt learned from a career in testing into 30 minutes full of takeaways that you can act on right away to become a more effective and persuasive tester.

2:55 pm

Quality Engineering: Do Less, Do More & Stay Relevant!!

Raja Selvaraj, QE Head – Distribution Platform, Qwikcilver Solutions

Nibu Baby, Sr. Architect – Distribution Platform, Qwikcilver Solutions

In their Quality Engineering journey, Raja and Nibu had an epiphany like many and decided to undergo transformations to keep up with product growth, scalability, and time to market. The paradox of available automation tools and technology innovations can be overwhelming, as it is easy to be enthralled by the options and hardly consider other factors. In this session, Raja and Nibu will be sharing their transformation and the significance of staying relevant to embrace the Future of Testing.

Nibu Baby Raja Selvaraj

3:35 pm

CLOSING REMARKS

Joe Colantonio, Founder, TestGuild

Joe Colantonio
This is a live event, times may fluctuate slightly.

We are committed to improving participant and speaker inclusivity and creating a safe space for everyone to enjoy. All participants must adhere to our Code of Conduct.


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