STG Glasgow 11 May – Final few seats

There are 8 seats remaining for the next  Scottish Testing Event on Wed 11 May, IET Teacher Building, Glasgow – Free to attend

Tickets here

Keynote 1 – Testing in the age of complexity:  Bill Matthews, Target Testing

Lightening Talks, Part 1  (Blast off!): Before the break we’ll have the first of the two short sessions allocated to ‘lighting talks’

Keynote 2 – Automation in Testing:  Richard Bradshaw, Friendly Testing

Lightening Talks, Part 2 (The Sequel!): The second of the two short ‘lighting talks’ sessions – another 5 slots of 5 minutes each (MAX!!)

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STG Glasgow – Register here…..

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Wed 11 May, IET Teacher Building, Glasgow

Free to attend

Keynote 1 – Testing in the age of complexity:  Bill Matthews, Target Testing

Lightening Talks, Part 1  (Blast off!): Before the break we’ll have the first of the two short sessions allocated to ‘lighting talks’

Keynote 2 – Automation in Testing:  Richard Bradshaw, Friendly Testing

Lightening Talks, Part 2 (The Sequel!): The second of the two short ‘lighting talks’ sessions – another 5 slots of 5 minutes each (MAX!!)

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Keynote 2 – Automation in Testing: Richard Bradshaw, Friendly Testing

In this talk Richard will introduce the concept of Automation in Testing. He will explain his reasoning for this new term over existing, mainly Test Automation. Exploring the industry’s view of automation and how this has guided the way automation is being used in testing. Contrasting this to his own experiences and his deep understanding of testing.

We will explore the new opportunities for automation that become so clear when you merge these views with new terminology. Focusing on how most common automation framework approaches can be utilised to provide tools that assist testing. He will share his experiences of where he has created automation specifically to assist his testing, not checking, testing.

About Richard: Richard is an experienced tester, consultant and generally a friendly guy. He shares his passion for testing through consulting, training and giving presentation on a variety of topics related to testing. He is a fan of automation that supports testing. With over 10 years testing experience, he has a lot of insights into the world of testing and software development.

Richard is a very active member of the testing community, the founder of multiple meetups in the UK, and also one of the founding members of the Midlands Exploratory Workshop on Testing (MEWT). 

Richard blogs at thefriendlytester.co.uk and tweets as @FriendlyTester. He works for Friendly Testing, a provider of consultancy and training within testing. He can often be found in the bar, with a beer in hand, discussing testing.

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Keynote 1 – Testing in the age of complexity: Bill Matthews, Target Testing

As testers we are often asked to testing complicated systems but the recent excitement around trends such as Machine Learning, Big Data and IoT (Internet of Things) is leading us down a path towards more and more complex systems. Imagine being asked to test a system that adapts based on the success or failure of previous behaviour or a system where the interactions between the different components leads to emergent behaviour rather than prescribed behaviour.

Complex Systems behave differently to Complicated Systems and generally need different approaches to testing however with much of our testing literature is geared towards testing complicated systems rather than complex systems we as testers are facing an interesting challenge over the next 10 years as the complexity of software increases at an accelerating pace.

In this Bill will explore the concept of modern complex and adaptive systems, the testing challenges they pose and based on his recent project work he will offer ideas on how we might approach testing such complex systems

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Bill has been a freelance test consultant for over 18 years working mainly on large migration and integration projects as a Test Architect, Manager and Technical Tester Lead. He spends much of his time focusing on helping companies deliver the more technical elements of system and operational testing such as integration, performance and security.

He is a regular speaker at testing conferences mainly on technical topics as well as delivering workshops and training courses focusing on security testing in different contexts such as web, APIs and mobile application security.

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STG Glasgow – Agenda / Running Order

Wed 11 May, IET Teacher Building, Glasgow

Keynote 1 – Testing in the age of complexity:  Bill Matthews, Target Testing

Lightening Talks, Part 1  (Blast off!): Before the break we’ll have the first of the two short sessions allocated to ‘lighting talks’

Keynote 2 – Automation in Testing:  Richard Bradshaw, Friendly Testing

Lightening Talks, Part 2 (The Sequel!): The second of the two short ‘lighting talks’ sessions – another 5 slots of 5 minutes each (MAX!!)

 

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STG Glasgow 2016 – Tickets

Tickets (free) are now available at:

Eventbrite – STG 2016
Doors will open around 12:30pm, with a 1pm start.

Full speaker details to follow.

The venue will be the excellent IET Teacher Building, St Enoch Square, Glasgow.

Spaces are limited.

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STG 2016 – Glasgow, Wed 11 May

Our next event will be on the afternoon of Wednesday 11 May at the IET Teacher Building in central Glasgow. Two excellent (and in-demand) speakers that I’ve been trying to get for some time – Bill Matthews who specialises in security testing and Richard Bradshaw whose particular area of interest is effective use of automation in testing. More details of the sessions themselves to follow shortly.

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Date for your diary! 16 June

The 2015 “Spring” Scottish Testing will take place in the afternoon of Tuesday 16th June in Glasgow.

More details to follow shortly

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STG Edinburgh 14 – Register Now

Tickets for STG Edinburgh are now available. Full details of speakers are available at www.scottishtesting.com

Register here:

Registration

We are back in Scottish Widows this year. Doors open 12:30 on 7th Oct.
Light refreshments on arrival, so come down early and catch up with some familiar, or some new faces!

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STG Edinburgh 14 – Jackie McDougall & Debbie Woelfell – Testing on Trial

Abstract:
That infamous villain ‘Testing’ has finally been caught and is being brought to trial at the Court of Wise and Impartial Testers (WIT) in Edinburgh. This is a fun session (with a serious message) that will take the audience (our jury) through a formal trial procedure against testing.

It will not be a pleasant business – as we hear of horrific tales of scripting taking weeks to complete, small changes taking forever to regression test, and testers themselves wasting valuable time and money on unimportant tasks. There will even be evidence that testers have not managed to find all bugs, and some have got through to Production. Not for the faint-hearted!

The court’s judge will ask the jury to take all of the testimony and evidence into account, and consider carefully their decision: Is Testing Guilty or Not Guilty as charged? Come and find out!

Bio (Jackie McDougall):
Head of Testing at Aegon, with over 18 years experience as a test manager and consultant. Particular interests are Process Improvement, Agile methods, Test Automation, BI testing and Test Data Management. She has presented at the EuroSTAR Testing Conferences and the User Conference for Advanced Automated Testing (UCAAT), and is a regular attendee at the Scottish Testing Group.

Bio (Debbie):
Debbie is an ISTQB qualified Senior Test Manager with over 20 years experience, having worked across the public and private sector, including financial services, utilities, telecoms and central government managing teams of 30+ testers. Finalist for TESTA Test Manager of the Year award in 2013.

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