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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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Mobile Future Forward Conference

September 29, 2015 - 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
The Golf Club at Newcastle, 15500 Six Penny Lane
Newcastle, WA 98059 United States
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Optimus will be attending this year's Mobile Future Forward Conference in Newcastle, WA on September 29th, 2015. We look forward to connecting with senior level IT executives to discuss, debate and decide the future of mobile. Event Overview: The next 10 years will generate almost 1000 Trillion dollars in global GDP, which is 60% more than the last 10 years. What will be significant is how the “Connected Intelligence” built using networks, sensors, and software is going to transform every industry, every nation.…

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October 2015

AWS re:Invent 2015

October 6, 2015 - October 9, 2015
The Venetian, 3355 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109 United States
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Optimus will be attending Amazon Web Services' third annual global customer and partner conference, AWS re:Invent 2015, at The Venetian in Las Vegas from October 6 - 9. Event Overview: AWS re:Invent is the Amazon Web Services annual user conference. The event features keynote announcements, training and certification opportunities, over 250 technical sessions, a partner expo, after hours activities, and more. The event is ideal for developers and engineers, system administrators, systems architects, and technical decision makers.

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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

Optimus Breakfast Event – Software Outsourcing: The Do’s and Don’ts

November 17, 2015 - 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 November 17th, 2015 to learn the Do’s and Don’ts of Software Outsourcing from a panel of technology executives. This breakfast event will bring together local high-level IT professionals and provide attendees valuable insights on working with an outsourcing partner. After breakfast and a chance to network with your peers, Pankaj Agarwal, Founder and Managing Partner of Optimus Information, will lead a discussion on software outsourcing with the following panelists: Ralph Turfus,  Entrepreneur, Investor and ex-CEO, Class Software…

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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

Optimus Breakfast Event – Implementing Test Automation in a DevOps, Cloud and Mobile World

February 23, 2016 - 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 February 23rd, 2016 to learn how to successfully Implement Test Automation in a DevOps, Cloud and Mobile World from a panel of technology executives. This breakfast event will bring together local high-level IT professionals and provide attendees valuable insights on test automation processes, tools and best practices. After breakfast and a chance to network with your peers, Pankaj Agarwal, Founder and Managing Partner of Optimus Information, will lead a discussion on test automation with the following panelists: Stuart Ashman, QA Director,…

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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

Mobile Breakfast Series: IoT – Exploring the Next Big Thing in Mobile

April 28, 2016 - 7:30 am - 11:00 am
Hyatt Regency – English Bay Room, 34th floor, 655 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2R7 Canada
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Internet of Things (IoT) has been hailed as the next big thing in the mobile industry. As connections from objects and things interconnect with existing and new end points, the networked effect can provide tremendous opportunities, reshape existing processes, user experiences, and expectations. But, really, how real is IoT and what will it take to reach the billions of dollars promised. Will it fundamentally alter how we do things? We are starting to see signs of tremendous progress. GE is…

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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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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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