Free live virtual conference
#TAUHOMECOMING

The Homecoming | December 1-2, 2021 | Celebrating 100k Members

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TAU: The Homecoming is a free two-day virtual conference featuring expert-led sessions and workshops on test automation. To celebrate 100K members, this lively event will also feature a pep rally, live DJ, talent show, awards & more! 🎉

Speakers

Angie Jones

Angie Jones

Executive Director

Test Automation University

Carlos Kidman

Carlos Kidman

Director of Engineering

Julia Pottinger

Julia Pottinger

Head of Training and Development

QualityWorks Consulting Group

Jason Arbon

Jason Arbon

CTO

test.ai

Andrew Knight

Andrew Knight

Developer Advocate

Applitools

Marie Drake

Marie Drake

Quality Engineering Manager

Zoopla

Joe Colantonio

Joe Colantonio

Founder

TestGuild

Manoj Kumar

Manoj Kumar

Principal Technologist

Thoughtworks | Selenium Project

Beth Marshall

Beth Marshall

Staff Quality and Test Engineer

Smoothwall

Filip Hric

Filip Hric

SDET and QA Lead, & Cypress Ambassador

Slido

Mike Clark

Mike Clark

QA Engineering Manager

iSpot.tv

Paul Merrill

Paul Merrill

Principal

Beaufort Fairmont

Corina Pip

Corina Pip

Senior Test Automation Engineer

Sage Intacct, Inc.

Rudolf Groetz

Rudolf Groetz

Agile Engineering Coach / Guild Lead

Raiffeisen Bank International AG

Patrick Döring

Patrick Döring

Test Automation Architect

ProSiebenSat.1 Tech Solutions

Agenda

All times are shown in Pacific Time (PT)

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM PT

Workshop: Selenium 4

Manoj Kumar, Principal Technologist, Thoughtworks | Selenium Project

Learn what’s new in Selenium 4, including Chrome DevTools Protocol, Relative Locators, and Selenium Grid!

Manoj Kumar

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT

Workshop: Cypress

Filip Hric, SDET and QA Lead, & Cypress Ambassador, Slido

Learn to use Cypress, the most popular JavaScript testing tool!

Filip Hric

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM PT

Workshop: Playwright

Andrew Knight, Developer Advocate, Applitools

Learn about the hottest new test automation framework, Playwright, an open source tool from Microsoft.

Andrew Knight

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM PT

Workshop: Automated Visual Testing

Angie Jones, Executive Director, Test Automation University

Learn to use AI to develop automated UI tests using Applitools, Selenium WebDriver, and JUnit in Java.

Angie Jones

This is a live event, times may fluctuate slightly.

All times are shown in Pacific Time (PT)

8:00 AM PT

Pep Rally

Angie Jones, Executive Director, Test Automation University

Joe Colantonio, Founder, TestGuild

Angie JonesJoe Colantonio

8:15 AM PT

Keynote: From Salesman to Tester to Director of Engineering

Carlos Kidman, Director of Engineering

Carlos Kidman

9:00 AM PT

A Collection Of My Favourite Cypress Features

Marie Drake, Quality Engineering Manager, Zoopla

Marie Drake

9:45 AM PT

Concession Break

10:00 AM PT

The Road to Reliable Automated Tests

Corina Pip, Senior Test Automation Engineer, Sage Intacct, Inc.

Corina Pip

10:45 AM PT

Metatesting: The Questions

Paul Merrill, Principal, Beaufort Fairmont

Paul Merrill

11:30 AM PT

Halftime Show

TAU’s Got Talent! Watch and vote on your favorite acts from the community.

12:15 PM PT

Lighting Talk: Scale-Out E2E Tests To Infinity

Patrick Döring, Test Automation Architect, ProSiebenSat.1 Tech Solutions

Patrick Döring

12:30 PM PT

Lighting Talk: A Love Letter to TAU

Beth Marshall, Staff Quality and Test Engineer, Smoothwall

Beth Marshall

12:45 PM PT

Lighting Talk: Get Off The Sidelines And Get In The Game: Ways To Help Your QA Team Win!

Mike Clark, QA Engineering Manager, iSpot.tv

Mike Clark

1:00 PM PT

Lighting Talk: How An International Bank Is Using The TAU As Part Of Their Agile Workplace Academy

Rudolf Groetz, Agile Engineering Coach / Guild Lead, Raiffeisen Bank International AG

Rudolf Groetz

1:15 PM PT

Concession Break

1:30 PM PT

Sharing is Caring

Jason Arbon, CTO, test.ai

Jason Arbon

2:15 PM PT

Open Testing: What If We Open Our Tests Like We Open Our Source?

Andrew Knight, Developer Advocate, Applitools

Andrew Knight

3:00 PM PT

Keynote: Facing Your Rolling Calf

Julia Pottinger, Head of Training and Development, QualityWorks Consulting Group

Julia Pottinger

4:00 PM PT

Blue and Gold Tailgate Party

Let’s close out the celebration with a live DJ, and awards & superlatives announcements!

This is a live event, times may fluctuate slightly.