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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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September 2017

VanQ: Root Cause Analysis for Incidents (or Production Defects)

September 28, 2017 - 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Defects identified by customers and end users in production (live) environments negatively impact customer satisfaction and raise concerns about the overall quality and reliability of the product. Tracking all production defects, determining root cause as a team and taking corrective or preventative actions to avoid the same issues from happening in the future can contribute towards increased customer satisfaction, improved product quality and more reliability. Based on the results of Root Cause Analysis, the teams can determine the problem areas…

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October 2017

Optimus Breakfast Series – Do’s and Don’ts of Software Outsourcing

October 5, 2017 - 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 October 5th, 2017 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 some of the top executives in the industry. Event Overview Outsourcing Software Development…

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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

Microsoft Tech Summit

April 5, 2018 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Science World, 1455 Quebec St.
Vancouver,  BC  V6A 3Z7  Canada
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Build your cloud skills with the latest in Azure and Microsoft 365 at a free technical-learning event for IT professionals and developers. Microsoft is bringing the best of the Tech Summit worldwide series to Vancouver! The cloud is changing expectations – and transforming the way we live and work. Learn how Microsoft’s cloud platform can help you lead your organization through real digital transformation and shape your future. This one-day event is a free technical-learning seminar focused on Azure and…

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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?

Drinks provided!

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