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November 2019

Security Software Shortcuts

November 28, 2019 - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lighthouse Labs, 401 W Georgia St Suite #600
Vancouver, BC V6B 5A1 Canada
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Where do you start with security test cases? How do you ensure your dependencies aren’t adding to security risk? What threat models and attack vectors are common in a cloudy world? What are quick and free wins you can use to reduce risk and improve security? Come learn about how to get started, some quick wins and a few master level tricks for dev, DevOps and QA in the intersection of security and development. About the Speaker: Michael Argast is…

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January 2020

Understanding Code Refactoring from a Tester’s Perspective

January 23 - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Post at 750, #110-750 Hamilton St
Vancouver, BC V6B 2R5 Canada
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The term ‘Refactoring’ is mainly used to indicate code cleanup and/or redesign. Refactoring of code is an age-old practice, and it has picked up momentum with teams increasingly following shorter and iterative development cycles. Project teams often have limited time to implement new functionality or to extend the existing functionality – and working with code that is clean, easy to understand and maintain certainly goes a long way in meeting the expected, often tight, deadlines. In this session, we will:…

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February 2020

Integrating Automated Testing into DevOps and Agile

February 27 - 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Post at 750, #110-750 Hamilton St
Vancouver, BC V6B 2R5 Canada
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As we see organizations digitally transforming themselves, software testing is crucial in the software development lifecycle.  Arash Taheri, Director of Quality Engineering at Central 1, will discuss Integrating Automated Testing into DevOps and Agile. Agenda: 5:30-6:00 pm - Registration & Refreshments 6:00-7:00 pm - Presentation and Q&A 7:00-7:30 pm - Networking

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March 2020

Automate a Manual Process

March 26 - 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Canada
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As organizations move towards automating more and more, it is important to know what, when, and how to automated. Ruchita Prasad, QA Manager at MonkeySoft Solutions Inc., an ezCater Company, will discuss Automating a Manual Process. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current situation with COVID-19 we no longer will be hosting the event at The Post at 705. We will instead do it as a webinar. Here are the details for the webinar: Meeting Link- https://zoom.us/j/719448668 Meeting ID: 719 448 668…

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April 2020

What Should You Cover in a Selenium Coding Test

April 23 - 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
VanQ-April 23

While there are quite a few tools to automate web browser interaction, Selenium is perhaps the most commonly used. It is primarily used to write scripts for actions users might take on your website, testing site functionality much faster than you could by hand. A short Selenium test might confirm that the browser can load a page at all, while a more complex test could automate an entire journey from log-in to a shopping cart. But, what should you cover…

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May 2020

Observability-Driven-Development + Testing-in-Production

May 28 - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Canada
Observability-Driven-Development + Testing-in-Production

Do you ever wonder when to use an observability-driven approach for the development of your software system? What are the key factors to consider? While observability-driven development has been around for quite some time, how does it help in avoiding serious business and operational risks? We are excited to have Larry Ng, Development Director at Electronic Arts, talk about the best practices for observability-driven development and testing-in-production. How to go about it and what to avoid. Join our webinar on…

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June 2020

VanQ Monthly Event

June 25 - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Canada
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Cycle time is one the most important metrics within software development. Shorter cycle times mean an optimized process and faster time to market. But to what extent is this dependent on the quality of the software that you are using? Join us on June 25th for our VanQ webinar where we have Robert Reppel, the CTO at Two Tonic Labs, present on this topic. Agenda: 6:00 pm - Join the webinar 6:00-7:00 pm - Presentation and Q&A Meeting link will…

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July 2020

Strategies for Evaluating and Ensuring Code Security and Resiliency

July 30 - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

There are numerous ways to evaluate the security of your code, applications and infrastructure - they are not all equal, and each has a role to play. In this free webinar Kobalt Security's CEO Michael Argast will help you build an understanding of the range of options available to your team to effectively evaluate code security and start implementing security by design, shifting bug discovery earlier in your development cycle and reducing the cost of addressing security failings. Agenda: 6:00…

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August 2020

Retrospectives 101

August 27 - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The term ‘retrospective’ in itself is ancient, but it has picked momentum in the last decade or so. Increasingly teams are looking for ways to improve the future deliverables by reviewing the past deliverables. In software development, retrospective meetings are often conducted at the end of a milestone, end of a sprint, post mortem of an incident or issue or after major events. We are excited to have Neha Batta, Senior Manager at Cymax Group, present on 'Retrospectives 101'. In…

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September 2020

Running Selenium Automated Tests in Azure DevOps

September 24 - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Running Selenium Automated Tests in Azure DevOps

Selenium is perhaps one of the most commonly used tools to automate web browser interaction. What is it like running it on Azure DevOps? What are some Do's and Don'ts? And, what are the advantages? Join our webinar on September 24 to learn from seasoned professional Alex Siminiuc. Alex has over 20 years of experience in testing, and has worked with companies such as Best Buy, Trader Corp., YVR, BCAA, and Boeing Canada. Agenda: 6:00 pm - Join the webinar…

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