A Networking Event for Engineering and Testing Leaders Seeking Excellence in Software Engineering

Ready for the return of in-person networking? Recapture the energy of in-person networking with local professionals in this fun, happy hour event featuring food, drinks, a sweet swag bag, and engaging conversations. Swap stories and tidbits you’ve picked up on your software quality engineering or testing journey. Join software engineers, digital technologists, and industry thought leaders including Developer Advocate Andrew Knight, Meta Lead Developer Advocate, Dmitry Vinnik and skilled engineer, James Whittaker, in discussing topics such as:

  • How emerging technologies may impact and shape the future of testing.
  • How to build quality into software products of all shapes and forms.
  • Where’s the industry going? Blockchain, metaverse, AI testing? What’s hype, what’s real?

Leave with ideas about the direction your organizations should start considering for 2023.

The Future of Testing Forums are engaging professional development events featuring industry experts presenting on innovations and cutting-edge practices in software engineering, and sharing fresh perspectives and insights on long-term challenges.

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We’ve got you covered in the event! Each attendee will enjoy:

  • Two drink tickets for your choice of beer, wine, tea, soda
  • Complimentary heavy hors d’oeuvres
  • An Applitools swag kit
  • The Visual AI Use Cases printed guide
  • 3 hours of free parking

Join the event and get entered to win two Seahawks Home Game tickets

(2) Two tickets to Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals October 16th home game (40 yard line, Section CHR136, Row U, Seats 15-16)

Winner must be present to win.


4:00pm – 4:15pm PT

Networking & Welcome

Enjoy happy hour networking with complimentary heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages.

Future of Testing Forum

4:15pm – 4:45pm PT

The Future of Testing

Explore how much the future of testing will rely on technologies such as blockchain, the metaverse, automated visual testing, and more.

James Whittaker, Visionary Leader and Skilled Engineer, Bellevue Brewing Company

James Whittaker

4:45pm PT – 5:15pm PT

Testing at Scale at Meta and Salesforce

Dmitry Vinnik, Lead Developer Advocate, Meta

Dmitry Vinnik

5:15pm – 5:30pm PT

Networking Break

Enjoy happy hour networking with complimentary heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages.

Future of Testing Forum

5:30pm – 6:00pm PT

The Visual Testing Revolution

Discover how visual testing techniques can help you automate more reliable tests with wider coverage in less time.

Andrw Knight, Developer Advocate, Applitools

Andy Knight

6:00pm – 6:30pm PT

Networking, Raffle Winners & Closing Remarks

Enjoy continued happy hour networking with complimentary heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Don’t miss the closing finale as we announce the winner of two tickets to the October 16th Seattle Seahawks vs the Arizona Cardinals home game. Winners must be present to win.

Seahawks vs Cardinals

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.

Free Pre-Event Networking • Open Space with Andrew Knight • 1:00pm PT – 3:00pm PT

The Automation Panda enjoys engaging with all members of the software engineering community and has dedicated time before Future of Testing Forum just for the Seattle locals. Bring your test automation curiosity and challenges to this free Ask Me Anything session with Developer Advocate Andrew Knight. You may find the Automation Panda is also happy to discuss his Volkswagon restoration projects or boba tea passion too!

To join, select “Open Space with Andrew Knight” at checkout. Please note, this free session is separate from the ticketed Future of Testing Forum and raffle giveaway. If you would like to join both this session and the ticketed Future of Testing Forum, it is highly recommended to secure a ticket for the Future of Testing Forum at registration as seating is limited.


Resonance Events 288 106th Ave NE Suite 203, Bellevue, WA 98004

Located in downtown Bellevue just minutes from Seattle, Resonance is a live music studio, concert venue and special event space with a unique design that nurtures an intimate and communal environment in which to learn, meet new people, and experience culture. Resonance is located on the second floor of the north SOMA Tower on the east side of 106th Ave NE, between NE 2nd and NE 4th streets, in downtown Bellevue. From the street level, take one of the outdoor stairways up one flight. From the parking garage or courtyard (at street level), take the retail elevator ‒ located at the center of the building ‒ to level L2. Exit the elevator, turn slightly to your left, and continue to our front entry. Look for the radiant Resonance monogram above the door. Registered attendees enjoy 3 hours free parking in the ground level parking garage.