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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

Inaugural Optimus Info FinTech Leadership Event

June 5, 2018 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Optimus Information is pleased to invite you to our inaugural FinTech Leadership Roundtable being held on June 5th, 2018. Geared towards those in leadership roles in financial services and FinTech, the event includes dinner and the opportunity to network with your peers. In this intimate environment at one of Vancouver’s finest culinary experiences — Vij’s (and yes – the “Dragon” himself may appear) — we are pleased to have FinTech thought-leader Pharid Jaffer join us to discuss the local and global trends affecting your business. Pharid will…

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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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App Development in the World of DevOps, Cloud and Agile – Do’s and Don’ts

January 30, 2019 - 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Hyatt Regency – English Bay Room, 34th floor, 655 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2R7 Canada
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Join us on January 30th, 2019 to learn the Do’s and Don’ts of App Development in the World of DevOps, Cloud and Agile from a panel of technology executives. This breakfast event will bring together local high-level IT professionals who will provide valuable insights on app development.

After breakfast and a chance to network with your peers, Pankaj Agarwal, Founder and Managing Partner of Optimus Information, will lead a discussion on this topic.

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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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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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