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QA Camp

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Join us for QA Camp, hosted at Centare

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QA Camp is a one-day event where you can engage with other Quality Engineers, Software Testers, Quality Managers, Developers in Test and others that share the passion of providing Quality Software.

QA Camp intends to serve anyone who designs, implements, or ensures the quality mindset for their product. All quality professionals eager to learn from each other are welcome and encouraged to attend. You will have the chance to collaborate, learn, and network with your peers.

Ticket includes breakfast, lunch, and a post-camp happy hour.

Tentative Schedule:

  • 8:30-9:00: Arrival, Light Breakfast, Networking
  • 9:00 Welcome, Kick-off
  • 9:15: Being a Team Player: The Transformation from QA to Development Team Member
  • 10:15: Breakout 1: Performance Testing. Breakout 2: Secure Code
  • 11:30: Cypress: End-to-end Testing For Developers *And* Quality Engineers.
  • 12:15: Lunch
  • 1:15: Test Architecture: Establishing A New Test Automation Paradigm
  • 2:30: QA Tech Interviews - What Really Matters?
  • 3:30: Networking, Happy Hour

Speakers

Robert Gormley: Test Architecture: Establishing A New Test Automation Paradigm

  • Robert has worked in Quality Assurance for nearly 20 years and worked his way up through the ranks delivering digital transformation through quality management strategies with fortune 100 companies across all industries.
  • What if, instead of traditional test automation built on test scripts and a coding language, Quality teams could deliver world-class automation focused on validating business value delivery and customer satisfaction? Welcome to the world of Test Architecture, where customer centric automation meets total test lifecycle management combined with continuous integration and orchestration. In this presentation, learn what Test Architecture is, why you want to use it, and get practical tips on how to implement it. We’ll also discuss the benefits of Test Architecture and what test automation antipatterns to avoid while working with Test Architecture.

James Rottmann: Performance Testing - Getting Started

  • Over the past 14 years, James has worked to improve product quality by executing manual testing tasks, implementing and maintaining test automation, executing performance load tests, and leading the overall testing effort for multiple teams. James is an agile Quality Engineer at Centare.
  • Have you ever wondered why performance testing is important? Are you unsure where to start when handed non-functional acceptance criteria? Maybe you see the long list of different types of performance tests and don't know which one to pick. James will address common questions on performance testing while empowering you to transform that knowledge into action.

Owen Strombeck: QA Tech Interviews - What Really Matters?

  • Owen Strombeck is a 14 year veteran of the Milwaukee area Software Development industry, building his career with local powerhouses such as Direct Supply, Zywave, and Centare. As Managing Director of Quality Assurance at HealthChampion, Owen values enabling teams to take ownership and pride in the product they are creating, and the process that enables them to work well together.
  • Technical interview patterns in the software development world can range from interesting to absurd. The outcomes often do not reflect what a company truly needs to learn about a candidate in order to make a good hiring decision. This can be exacerbated for QA hires as testing roles are often not centered around one specific language or tech stack. Owen will share approaches, tools, and ideas that can be implemented to improve the interview experience for candidates and the organizations.

Steven Hicks: Cypress: End-to-end Testing For Developers *And* Quality Engineers

  • Steven Hicks is a web development generalist with nearly 20 years experience and currently a Senior Engineer at Artsy. He believes that code is for humans, and should be written with them in mind. He is a big fan of JavaScript, and believes that if you ain't falling, you ain't learning. Steve embraces continuous improvement and believes that a developer's job is to solve problems, not just write code. He is a speaker, a writer, a teacher, a learner, and a teammate. When he isn't talking to the duck or smooshing 1s and 0s, you can find Steve outside. He's probably camping with his family, racing a triathlon, running trails, or climbing fake rocks.
  • Cypress is a new testing tool that can test anything that runs in a browser. Developers like it because it gives them a tight feedback loop for all kinds of tests, from testing individual units to full end-to-end scenarios. Quality engineers like it because the tests run reliably. In this session, Steve will look at how Artsy is using Cypress to enforce quality of our core business functions. The session will cover basics, features, and shortcomings of Cypress, and look at example tests for many common scenarios.

Nick Lacenski & Chris Pykett: Being a Team Player: The Transformation from QA to Development Team Member

  • Chris Pykett has spent the last 6 years working as a quality assurance analyst for multiple Milwaukee area software companies, and has seen the waterfall, agile scrum, and kanban software development methodology waves. Chris is a QA Analyst at Penta Technologies.
  • Nick Lacenski's has enjoyed a progressive career, having started out of college with a waterfall methodology of QA mindset to now, where he has lived the transformation of leading teams to embrace quality as a team responsibility throughout the entire development cycle. Nick's role has broadened to embrace other aspects of the development cycle from business needs analysis to product support. Nick is a QA Analyst at Penta Technologies.
  • Does your team operate like a golf team, where everyone shoots their round and then scores are added at the end, everyone focusing exclusively on their own role? Or do you operate like a basketball team, where everyone must dribble, pass, shoot, and play defense, and everyone assists each other when possible? Join Chris and Nick for a conversation on how they have transformed the way they work from 'golf team' to 'basketball team.' They will share lessons learned from truly embracing Agile Scrum, and practices that have accelerated the ability to deliver high quality products more frequently.

Thomas Kaczmarek: Secure Coding

  • Thomas Kaczmarek is Director of Graduate Studies and Director of Center for Cyber Security Awareness and Cyber Defense at Marquette University. In addition to his role teaching and directing an MS program in the new Computer Science department and investigating SIEM, UEBA, and SOAR to protect computing assets and intellectual property in computer laboratories, Dr. Kaczmarek successfully launched the MU contribution to the $40 million Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute. He also created the Center for Cyber Security Awareness and Cyber Defense that includes certified educational programs, community partnerships, and research to qualify Marquette as a CAE-CDE by NSA/DHS.
  • During his session, 'Secure Coding,' Dr. Kaczmarek will cover awareness of organizations, key standards, terms, and taxonomies related to publicly available secure coding guidelines.

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