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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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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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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

The Art of the Possible

October 9, 2019 - 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Pan Pacific – Cypress Suite, 4th Floor, 300 - 999 Canada Pl
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3B5 Canada
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Join us on October 9th, 2019 to explore Digital Transformation that organizations have already accomplished and The Art of the Possible.  Digital Transformation requires leaders to re-envision existing models and embrace a different way of bringing together people, data, and processes to create value for their customers and drive business outcomes. Organizations that embrace technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, and Advanced Analytics will be able to drive effective innovation that will transform their industries. Right now is the time to take advantage of…

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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 - 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

Explore Digital Transformation with Azure

February 27 - 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Pan Pacific – Cypress Suite, 4th Floor, 300 - 999 Canada Pl
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3B5 Canada
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With the incredible capacity, flexibility, and innovation enabled by cloud, now is the time to drive rapid Digital Transformation. Digital Transformation requires leaders to re-envision existing models and embrace new ways to create value for their customers and drive business outcomes. We are excited to announce the first Optimus Breakfast Series event of 2020. Join us on February 27th to explore Digital Transformation with Azure. Gain insight from leading industry professionals and leave with practical Do’s and Don’ts that you can implement at your organization.…

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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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