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June 2018

Operationalized Agile Scrum

June 28, 2018 - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us on Thursday, June 28th to hear Shing Yeung present on Operationalized Agile Scrum. This meetup will be structured in a workshop style. About Shing: Shing Yeung, Solutions Architect, Optimus Information: With more than 20 years of IT experience in a wide range of roles, Shing is regarded by his peers as a technical evangelist, subject matter expert, technical mentor and team coach. At Optimus we rely on his leadership and knowledge to fulfill his role as our Scrum…

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October 2018

Testing and QA in the Vancouver Technology Marketspace

October 25, 2018 - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Pint Public House, 455 Abbott St,
Vancouver, BC V6B 2L2 Canada
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A conversation with:
Anthony Blake, Enterprise Architect, Optimus Information
Ryan O'Connor, Chief Technical Strategist, Optimus Information

Topics included:
What are the top trends in testing and test automation?
Who are companies hiring?
How do I design a QA and Test Automation Program for my company?
How does this fit with a Dev/Ops approach?
Q&A

Drinks provided!

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November 2018

VanQ Monthly Event

November 22, 2018 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Code Core, 142 W Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC V6B 1G8 Canada
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Join us on Thursday, November 22nd to hear from Azure Architect, Gurinder Singh Mann. He will discuss The Do's and Don'ts of Testing Microservices in the Cloud. Come with questions and tips from your own experience.

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January 2019

Test Automation with Stuart Ashman, Director of QA at PAI Health

January 24, 2019 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ACL, 980 Howe Street 14th floor
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1N9 Canada
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Join us as we hear about Test Automation from Stuart Ashman, an experienced Director of Quality Assurance with a demonstrated history of improving quality, practice and process across a variety of business domains.

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February 2019

Selenium Automation – Interviewing and Finding A Job

February 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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Handshake over a desk

Come learn about Selenium Automation from seasoned professional, Alex Siminuc. Alex has over 20 years of experience in testing, and has worked with companies such as Best Buy, Trader Corp., YVR, BCAA, and currently works at Boeing Canada.

Alex will share his thoughts and tips on interviewing and finding a Selenium WebDriver automation job in the QA industry.

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March 2019

Middle of the Test Pyramid

March 28, 2019 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ACL, 980 Howe Street 14th floor
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1N9 Canada
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Test Pyramid

A lot of quality engineers are aware of the Test Pyramid. However, a lot of them only use API testing as the layer
above Unit Testing and below UI/End-to-End testing. Our speaker, Larry Ng the QA Director at realtor.com will discuss how to fit component, contract, and integration testing in the middle.

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April 2019

Testing in Live Environments

April 25, 2019 - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Lighthouse Labs, 401 W Georgia St Suite #600
Vancouver, BC V6B 5A1 Canada
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Illustrated computer workspace

A couple of years ago, if someone would have mentioned that they test their code in production or live environment - Neha would have probably freaked out and would have given numerous reasons for why we should never be doing that! However, over time, she has come to the realization that testing in production is not that bad after all - especially if done right and with minimal business impact. In this presentation, we will talk about: Neha's own journey…

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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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