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Leeds Free Testing Atelier
Tue 9 May 2017, 09:00 – 17:00 BST
On Tuesday 9th of May 2017, the Leeds Testing Atelier returns for another installment of talks, workshops, panels and games. Wharf Chambers of Leeds will once again be our hosts, two tracks targeted at all disciplines involved in testing, from effective unit testing to building a testing focused community, getting started with devops to presentation karaoke!
Confirmed speakers so far!
Docker as a Tool for Testers
Serena will introduce you to Docker as a technology, what a container is, how they relate to images and their json configuration. With examples of how they use source control concepts with push and pull commands, to enable the creation of test environments on a per model basis, in order to test not only the code, but that it is an operational entity which can stand alone when deployed. Key takeaways are how Docker can be useful for testers and the benefits of using Docker to create disposable test environments
Serena is a Test Engineer at Skybet within the Data Tribe, just getting started after finishing the software academy. Interested in all things testing, big data and technology in general. Has never been known to refuse free beer, and is unlikely to start now.
Twitter - @leedsdataninja
Colleagues to Community
My session will share our journey building a testing community at work. You’ll learn about and be able to try some of the challenges we’ve done along the way and how we built a risk based backlog of topics. Hopefully you will be inspired to build your own testing community where you work.
I’m passionate about exploring and testing software as part of the creation and development of useful applications. I strongly believe in collaborative methods and using different thinking techniques to look at things from all angles. I have been published in Testing Experience magazine and The Testing Planet. I’ve also given presentations to Agile and Testing groups in London and Yorkshire and contribute to our internal testing community through talks, discussions, blog posts and challenges.
Twitter - @cricketrulz
Test Driven Development using Excel.
Based on a presentation by Clark Ching done many moons ago at The XP Club. David Turner will talk the audience through an example of how we can use tests to arrive at a neat solution. If audience members want to actively participate in the event, we invite them to turn up to the session with a laptop with Excel installed, and after setting them up with their first test we will ask them to complete the task in a separate room with support (if needed) by staff from Codera.
Versatile IT Professional with over 20 years experience in delivering enterprise grade software in many domains with roles spanning development manager, solutions architect, enterprise architect and developer. An advocate for XP/agile/lean thinking (co-founder of Agile Yorkshire) and nowadays considered a delivery-focused pragmatist that heads up the quality-driven software house Codera Ltd.
What not to do - a guided tour of unit testing
Testers often bemoan the lack of unit tests on codebases they work on. But what happens if they are present, but terrible/don't prove anything/connect to the database/assert true == true tests may do even more damage than good. Colin will take us through the key elements of unit testing with counterexamples.
Colin is a software developer with broad experience in telecommunications, internet and e-commerce. Experienced in requirements gathering through product lifecycle including testing. He specialises in databases design and implementation, web based user interfaces to complex systems and high speed data processing. Provides architectural guidance, technical design and leadership in complex projects.
Twitter - @CAmeigh
Many more to come!