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May 2019

The Future of Automation

May 23, 2019 - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ACL, 980 Howe Street 14th floor
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1N9 Canada
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Computer with several automated arms

Automation is the new buzzword these days as organizations are moving to automate more and more. Our speaker will be Jeff LaPorte, the CTO of Kobalt. He will speak to us about where he sees the Future of Automation. More details to come.

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June 2019

The Importance of Efficient Automation in the Agile World

June 27, 2019 - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Code Core, 142 W Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC V6B 1G8 Canada
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We're excited to have Kevin Butto, Automation Engineer at Plenty of Fish, speaking about "The Importance of Efficient Automation in the Agile World." Kevin is an ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Test Automation and has a background in Computational Intelligence and Design (Cognitive Systems).

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September 2019

Event-Driven Quality Assurance

September 26, 2019 - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Microsoft Office -11th Floor, 1111 W Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 4M3 Canada
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Placing post-its on the wall.

We are excited to have Robert Reppel, the CTO at TwoTonic Labs, presenting to us on "Event-Driven Quality Assurance: How to test, prioritize backlogs and build better systems through business domain events." Robert Reppel wrote first commercial software applications more than 25 years ago. Since then, he has been involved in many more as developer, architect, entrepreneur, development manager and agile practitioner, for companies ranging from startups to large multinationals. His main interest is the evolution of software solutions over…

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October 2019

Logging and Reporting in Selenium Webdrive Projects

October 24, 2019 - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Microsoft Office -11th Floor, 1111 W Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 4M3 Canada
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Logging and Reporting in Selenium Webdrive Projects

Come learn about Selenium Automation 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. Alex will discuss logging and reporting in Selenium webdriver projects. 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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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, 2020 - 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, 2020 - 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, 2020 - 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, 2020 - 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, 2020 - 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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