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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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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 – The Do’s and Don’ts of Testing Microservices in the Cloud

November 22, 2018 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Code Core, 142 W Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC V6B 1G8 Canada
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Business Intelligence

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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