2015 Conference Schedule

7:00 – 8:00

Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 9:00

Opening Keynote
David L. Kaufman

President and CEO, The Motorists Insurance Group

9:00 – 9:15


9:15 – 10:15 Ready, SET, Go!
Anna Royzman
Training for Automated Testing
Kelsey Shannahan
Feedback and its importance in delivering high quality software
Ken De Souza
Bad Metric, Bad
Joseph Ours
10:15 – 10:30


10:30 – 11:30 Improv(e) Your Testing! Tips and Tricks from Jester to Tester
Damian Synadinos
Cucumber From the Ground Up
Joseph Beale
When Cultures Collide – A tester’s story
Raj Subramanian
Building and Sustaining a Software Development Organization’s Grass Roots Continuous Improvement Framework
Larry Albright
11:30 – 12:45


12:45 – 1:45 Challenging Your Project’s Testing Mindsets
Joe DeMeyer
Scaling Testing via Automation AND Freeing The Testers To Test
Todd Fox
Developer/Tester Collaboration: The Practical Side
Jim Holmes
Save Our Scrum
Matthew Heusser
1:45 – 2:00


2:00 – 3:00 API checks for fun and profit
Justin Rohrman
The Art of Gherkin Scripting
Matthew Eakin
Show It!: Better Testing through Visual Communication
Jess Lancaster
Iteration Management – Your Key to Predictable Delivery
Jon Kruger
3:00 – 3:15


3:15 – 4:15 Eight Bad Testing Ideas
Benjamin Winkler & Kelli Searfos
STOP! You’re automating too much! (and other tales from the field)
Shawn Wallace
The Risky Business of Testing
Shaminder Rai & Dave Patel
Cucumber: WE are Doing it Wrong
Dmitry Sharkov
4:15 – 4:30


4:30 – 5:30

Closing Keynote
Gareth Bowles

Netflix, Senior Build/Tools Engineer