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September 2015

VanQ: Rethinking Testing – Moving to the Cloud

September 24, 2015 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BuildDirect Technologies, 401 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 5A1 Canada
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As the summer comes to an end we thought a fitting topic for September's Meetup would be the Cloud! Sean Wilson will be taking us on a journey of moving testing to the cloud. The widespread cry of; “To the cloud!” is on the lips of many software companies. “Cloud” has become the latest in a series of buzzwords that marketers and business leaders parrot around the office, and “cloud ready” is now a checkbox on every RFP. But what…

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October 2015

VanQ: Pushing to Production 10 Times a Day

October 29, 2015 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hootsuite Headquarters, 5 East 8th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5T 1R6 Canada
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At Hootsuite we ship code to production multiple times a day; deployment is automated and kicked off and monitored by developers.  In this environment how does QA help contribute to safe deployments with high quality and minimal bugs?  In this talk Mike will discuss what Hootsuite's process is, what is working and some things that have proven not to work. Bio Mike Hrycyk has been trapped in the world of quality since he first did user acceptance testing 17 years…

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November 2015

VanQ: How to make Selenium WebDriver scripts faster?

November 26, 2015 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TriNimbus HQ, Suite 280 - 1401 West 8th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6H 1C9 Canada
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Selenium WebDriver scripts are slow. It is common to have even simple scripts running in 10 seconds or more. The execution time gets longer and longer when adding more automation scripts. What can be done for making the Selenium scripts faster? The presentation will look into different things that, when used together, reduce the automation execution time significantly. Bio: Alex Siminiuc has been a software tester since 2004. Experienced with functional testing, test automation, performance testing, API testing. Teaches manual testers programming…

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February 2016

Scriptless Automation using Excel

February 25, 2016 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TriNimbus HQ, Suite 280 - 1401 West 8th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6H 1C9 Canada
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This presentation is based on the idea of creating a reusable framework to automate a web based application using Selenium so that once created, it can be used by non-developers to create automated test suites for any web based application with Excel or any other Windows interface. Session Takeaways: - What is Scriptless Automation - Framework for Scriptless Automation - Advantages - Challenges - ROI Comparison Bio: Vikas has a total of 12+ years of experience in software testing. Vikas…

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April 2016

Methods in Automated and Manual Testing for Web & App Accessibility

April 28, 2016 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Central 1 Credit Union, 1441 Creekside Drive
Vancouver, BC
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Free

This presentation will: Provide a background on web accessibility standards and legislation Discuss software tools to automate the discovery and remediation of accessibility issues Present methods for manual testing for desktop and mobile devices Presenter - Janos Sitar: Janos joined Central 1 in September 2015 as a Web Accessibility Specialist. Currently, Janos is leading projects such as improving the user experience of desktop and mobile products with assistive technologies and conducting interviews of Central 1 members with accessibility issues so…

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February 2017

VanQ: Stuart Ashman from Vision Critical

February 23, 2017 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Vision Critical – PwC room, 200 Granville St
Vancouver , BC Canada
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Free

Topic: Where is the Risk? In this discussion, Stuart will talk about his risk-based approach to testing. He will Introduce the simple steps of a risk-based approach, share some heuristics he uses to help facilitate the risk analysis discussions, and invite some interaction with an example he uses as part of the interview process at his current company. Speaker: Stuart Ashman, QA Director at Vision Critical Stuart is currently working as the QA Director for Vision Critical and has worked…

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June 2017

VanQ: Endpoint Testing with Gatling

June 29, 2017 - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
TriNimbus HQ, Suite 280 - 1401 West 8th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6H 1C9 Canada
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Endpoints testing is becoming an important piece in the full spectrum of testing, and there are many of tools to help with this. At this meetup, we're going to take a look at Gatling for testing endpoints. Using Gatling allows us to incorporate endpoints testing into an existing scala-based test automation framework. And since Gatling itself is a tool for load testing, you can extend your script to perform load testing as well. Join us this month to learn how…

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March 2018

VanQ – The Importance of Automation in QA

March 29, 2018 - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Absolute Software, 1400 - 1055 Dunsmuir St
Vancouver,  BC  V7X 1K8  Canada
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We're glad to have Kevin Butto from Plenty of Fish discussing 'The Importance of Automation in QA.' Kevin is an ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Test Automation and has a background in Computational Intelligence and Design (Cognitive Systems). Speaker: Kevin Butto QA Analyst at Plenty of Fish

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April 2018

Understanding Agile – A Tester’s Perspective

April 26, 2018 - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sycle, 440 Cambie Street Suite 350
Vancouver,  BC  Canada
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In agile, expectations from a tester are no longer limited to testing and testers are required to be active, contributing team members during entire duration of iteration. These additional roles and responsibilities may be overwhelming but in reality, this change can be really empowering for testers.

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May 2018

Automation Patterns for Simplifying Selenium WebDriver Automation Code

May 31, 2018 - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This month we are delighted to feature Alex Siminiuc at our monthly meetup. When it comes to test automation, Alex has a long history of making the complex simple – here is what a few of his students have to say: Alex helped me learn test automation step by step. The best thing was that I could learn at my own pace and could ask as many questions as I wanted. ANIKO After being tutored by Alex, I made a real…

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