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Attention: Software Test Automation Professionals Looking To Stay Ahead Of The Curve, Avoid Time-Consuming Mistakes, And Network W/ Top Tier E2E Automation Testing Experts From All Over The World.

Automation Guild '24

TestGuild's 8th Annual LIVE Online Event Dedicated To Helping You Achieve More Reliable & Less Flaky Automation...And Succeed With All Your E2E Automation Testing Efforts

Going LIVE: Feb 5th - Feb 9th, 2024

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Training + LIVE Q&A Sessions - Covering The Latest & Most Relevant Topics

World's Top E2E Automation Experts - Get Lifetime Access To Real-World Advice

Interact, Get Feedback, And Network With 2600+ Software Professionals


Not to be missed.

You are guaranteed to pick up a tip, trick or learn something new about test automation.

William Stasyna

Sr. QA Automation Specialist

The breadth of talent, skills, and experience Joe brings together is truly awesome. The value you get will shape the quality landscape of your organization.

Andrew Clark


Although early in my automation career, Automation Guild provided me a plethora of information, resources, and education that was well worth the price of admission.

Mike Clark

QA Engineering Manager

Refer below for the session topics confirmed (so far) for Automation Guild '24

➤  More Sessions + Speaker Details + Day-Wise Schedule (With Time Slots) For Each Session Will Be Added Soon.

➤  All LIVE Sessions Will Be In Eastern Time Zone (EST).

Automation Guild 2024: Sessions & Speakers

Note: Each training session (except roundtable/panel discussions) will be followed by a dedicated Q&A session with the expert speaker.

If you can't attend LIVE, submit your questions to me in advance and I'll ask the speaker on your behalf. If you can attend LIVE, you can always ask the expert exactly what you want to know around their topic.

SDET ARchitect

Sachin Gaikwad


API Automation Mastery: From Novice to Ninja

Journey through the world of API automation testing and development.

Whether you're a beginner, junior to mid-level SDET, or a senior SDET/Developer, this topic has something for everyone!

QA Manager & Lead Automation Engineer

Artem Bondar


Cypress vs Playwright. Which one to pick?

Both frameworks Cypress and Playwright are still pretty new to the market, unlike Selenium.

That's why there are a lot of unknowns about the real advantages and limitations of both frameworks.

Sometimes it can be costly to the company if they accidentally make a wrong decision and then need to transition to another framework.

This presentation can help them to make the right choice.

Arlene Andrews


HELP! I'm an SDET - now what?

Introducing the new SDET (and those that have this path open) into the
requirements, tools, areas, and the fun you may find on this path.

Karime Salomon


The Load Testing expedition: A beginner's quest for Practical Application

This presentation will discuss real-world cases where load testing was missed, and how to avoid these mistakes, covering also the first steps and considerations for getting started with load testing, and how to analyze and interpret the results.

Marjorie Ivy


From Manual to Automated - An Introduction to Coding for QA Testers

QA testers can get started with test automation through approachable languages like Python even without programming experience.

Many QA pros lack coding skills to transition to test automation.

In this session, you will learn:
• Basics of Python syntax and setup
• Writing simple test scripts
• Locating and using existing test frameworks
• Best resources for self-directed learning

Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

Somya Gupta


Chatbots in the era of Conversational AI: Building a robust Test Strategy to elevate experiences

Conversational AI is becoming the integral part of how people interact with technology today.

However Conversational AI chatbots requires innovative strategies for testing to ensure a reliable & user-friendly experience.

Hence the basic knowledge of Chatbot and Conversational AI will help attendees keep up the pace and their skillset as per changing business.

This session will also explore the latest trends and technologies in Conversational AI as well as best practices to test chatbots.

Director of QA

Giannis Papadakis


DevOps VS QA: An interactive story around observability and synthetic testing

Functional testing is not something that can inform in a timely manner for the uptime of our applications.

So there is a gap in our efforts related to observability and testing.

The DevOps team was passionate about their Grafana dashboards, and the QA team was occupied with their K6 performance suite.

We decided to collaborate and embark on a pet project that would enable us to achieve synthetic monitoring leveraging K6 and Grafana LGTM stack.

Amit Rawat


Mocking the Unmockable: Elevating Test Automation Stability through Advanced API Simulation

There is no easy way to have a controlled simulated test environments with isolated states, unique data and simulated failures, which is
essential to have robust test automation.

We will see how to achieve it using static and dynamic mocking strategies using Wiremock.

Senior Manager

Geetha Achutuni


Boosting Test automation maturity : Practical approaches

This session aims to provide actionable strategies to overcome ineffectiveness and inefficiencies and improve test coverage in test automation practices.

Folks can learn and implement:
• Ways to improve test coverage
• Ways to improve test effectiveness
• Ways to improve test efficiency
• Ways to reduce test scripts maintainability

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Chief Quality Officer

Lee Barnes


The Path to Becoming a Test Automation Rockstar!

This session will help test automation engineers go beyond the technical aspects of test automation and ensure they add value to their organization.

Dmytro Budym


Clean Code in Test Automation

Clean code in test automation is the foundation for building reliable, maintainable, and efficient test suites, ultimately accelerating software delivery and improving collaboration among team members.

greg paskal

test automation mentor

Greg Paskal


Becoming an Automation Craftsman

Transitioning from a J.O.B. mindset to an S.M.E mindset.

• How to stand out in your company and technical community as someone worth listening to.
• Why we need Quality Craftsmen in Testing and Automation.
• Basic skills that can lead to more influence and a bigger salary.

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Site Reliability Engineer

Evan Niedojadlo


Enhancing your existing testing process with some security

Lots of teams just run automated e2e tests, unit, and maybe some performance automation.

This talk is intended to show testers, devs, etc. on how they can easily add various infosec scans, attacks, and alerts to their existing processes.

Rahul Parwal


Skyrocketing Test Coverage with Model Based Testing

Using visual product modelling to find the right coverage levels for your testing.

• Agile & Modern Testing requires lean test design & execution engine.
• Text based test design / test cases are hard to collaborate, review, modify, and update for large projects.
• Testing teams need effective ways to find the right coverage levels for their needs.

Team Leader

Pricilla Bilavendran


Safeguarding Digital Assets: Uncovering Security Risks in APIs

This talk will educate folks about API vulnerabilities and the importance of Security testing for APIs.

Senior Manager Developer Relations and Community

Dave Piacente


Redefining Test Automation

There are a common set of techniques that seasoned test automation practitioners know to be the pillars of any successful automated testing practice that can be fit into most (if not all) team contexts.

But some things have either been left out, or are described in ways that are disadvantageous for the industry simply because we don't talk about it from the perspective of the fundamentals used to craft them.

By reasoning from first principles, we will be able to unearth a more impactful definition of test automation that can act as a compass and help supercharge everyone's test automation practice - while also understanding how to navigate the uncharted waters of new technologies that challenge existing paradigms.

Chief Product & Strategy

Guljeet Nagpaul


From Code to Cognition: The Journey of AI and Automation

Explore the evolution of AI in test automation as we uncover the problems with traditional coding and show how AI makes testing smarter and easier.

See how AI connects code and cognition, bringing ground-breaking innovation to testing.

Product Leader

Fernando Mattos


Maximizing App Performance in DevOps

Discover how to seamlessly integrate continuous
performance testing into your DevOps processes, enabling your development team
to ensure peak app performance after every code change.

Head of Product Engineering

Jonathon Wright


AutoOps: Harnessing the Power of AI-Augmented Testing with Generative AI

Explore the exciting possibilities of Generative AI in business process automation, a once-daunting concept now made accessible by OpenAI / ChatGPT and other AI/ML technologies.

Join Jonathan as he discusses practical applications of Generative AI in Software Delivery, no AI expertise required.

Don't miss out on implementing these valuable practices and being part of the future of software development.

Jon Robinson


Laying the Groundwork: Preparing for Automation Testing Success (90 min Workshop)

Are you looking to elevate your software testing game and harness the power of automation?

Join our immersive 90-minute workshop to embark on a comprehensive journey toward more efficient, reliable, and streamlined testing processes.

In today's blink-and-you-miss-it pace of software development, automation testing has become a critical component for delivering high-quality software at speed.

However, achieving success with automation requires more than just choosing the right tools or writing scripts.

It demands a well-rounded automation strategy, thorough understanding of fundamental concepts, and the ability to adapt and scale as your project evolves (which it will).

Head of Software Testing

Daniel Knott


Create Your Own Mobile Device Cloud

In this talk, Daniel is showing you hands-on how to create your own mobile device cloud using GADS(

With the help of GADS you are able to remote control all of your mobile devices, including iOS and Android, in your team, office or company.

Once GADS is up and running, you can execute your Appium tests from the web interface on the connected devices.

GADS offers great opportunities for small mobile development teams, to fasten their development, testing and go-to market time.

Key Takeaways:
> How to install and setup GADS
> How to remote control your mobile devices
> How to use it together with Appium for mobile test automation

Chief Excecutive Officer

Igor Dorovskikh

Sr. Software Dev. Engineer in Test

Anton Prokuda


Mastering XCUItest: Native iOS Test Automation (90 minute workshop)

Automated testing has been a crucial part of software development for many years, and with the increasing popularity of mobile apps, testing mobile apps has become a crucial part of the software testing process.

However, testing mobile apps comes with its own set of unique challenges, and testing on the iOS platform is no exception. That's where XCUITest comes in as Apple's native test automation library for iOS apps.

Since its release, XCUITest has quickly become the go-to solution for iOS app testing. According to Statista, as of 2021, there were over 1.96 million iOS apps available on the Apple App Store, with that number expected to increase to over 3 million by 2025.

With such a large number of apps, testing and ensuring their quality is crucial to the success of both the app and its developer.


Lee Barnes



Continuous Automated & Performance Testing in DevOps (Panel Discussion)

Join us for a discussion with industry leaders on trends, technologies, and processes, in continuous automated and performance testing in DevOps.

This is a chance to deep-dive into some of the trends for transitioning or implementing continuous testing as part of software delivery, as well as exchange views on overcoming common obstacles in the field.

The panelists will share their unique approaches and many real-world experiences. These include some of the challenges their teams have had to face and the strategies that have led them to success.




Overcoming Common Enterprise Testing Challenges (Panel Discussion)

As a testing team scales their testing strategy all the way up to the enterprise level for their organization, any number of bumps in the road can occur. It is perfectly normal that, as testing efforts expand, the growing testing “surface area” can become pockmarked with challenges.

Luckily, these challenges are quite common and can be efficiently addressed if properly equipped.

In this session, a panel of experts will give you the lay of the enterprise testing land and walk you through how to confront common issues with:
• API end-to-end testing periods
• Test data
• Web & mobile interfaces
• Multi-system coordinated testing periods
• And more!

Conducting enterprise-level testing is no small feat. This panel discussion will help you be prepared to face common challenges that inevitably arise so you can quickly get back to what matters most — ensuring a high-quality app!

Meet Your Host

Joe Colantonio

Founder of TestGuild & Guild conferences

Hi. I’m Joe Colantonio, founder of TestGuild - a dedicated resource of actionable & real-world technical advice (Blog, Video Tutorials, Podcasts, and Online Guild Conferences) to help improve your automation, performance, and security testing efforts.


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Here's What Attendees Say About Automation Guild

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must-attend event for all testing professionals.

You get all the best practices and innovative techniques in a concise manner.

George Ukkuru

Head of Quality Eng. UST

Thank you so much for creating the Automation Guild. I’m happy to have found a place that exists on the topic of test automation that doesn’t rely on test tools sites/blogs etc. Awesomeness!

Jaime Lizarazu

Senior Manager - Test Automation

4th year attending the Automation Guild conference and its value and content keeps getting better. Huge thanks to Joe for putting on such a great event.

Stuart Noble

Test Manager

I enjoyed the Automation Guild, made a stack of notes, then implemented nearly code-less automation in just 90 days!

Nick Baynham

Automation Architect

I've enjoyed attending these conferences since the beginning. It's very informative. I learn about industries I haven't worked in yet, new tools, and I get to connect with others. Together, we have a wealth of knowledge! It's great to be able to share ideas. And I always look forward to using what I learned.

Annette S.

Test Automation Architect

The community is just amazing!

The conversations and interactions with both participants and other speakers are stellar!

Being an online conference, it still manages to feel "closer" than many in-person dittos.

Simon Aronsson

Head of Developer Relations

As always, an awesome event! A superabundance of testing goodness.

Even before the conference had ended, the team was already chasing new ideas, refining existing practices and getting colleagues excited about new possibilities.

Validation of current practices and plans is always a tremendous win and Automation Guild weighs in massively in this regard.

Our plans are solid and aligned with those of our peers around the globe; the future is bright indeed!

What could be more awesome than that?

Mike Taber

Test Architect

I gained critical insights into the tools and techniques that industry practitioners use, the strategies that businesses consider when building an automation strategy, and the industry's latest automation trends.

I didn't expect an e-conference to be so well organized...and how welcoming the community that Joe and Team have built was. You also retain access to all conference materials even after the event.

Perhaps even more valuable is the opportunity to be part of an inclusive and supportive community of knowledgeable folks that you can tap into as a resource as you develop your career. Automation Guild sets the bar high!

Felix Lee

Test Lead

I joined the Automation Guild conference 4 times already. I always enjoy it.

You meet a lot of people who work in the same fields with you or related. And they give so many thoughts and brilliant ideas.

I feel very happy this time each year.

And I'm always looking forward to see what we will have next year ;)

Michelle Xie

Automation Tester

Thanks a lot Joe (great presenter and well organized host) and all the other presenters for this great conference (Automation Guild 2022).

This was my first conference...and it was really an eye opener for anyone who wants to start/switch/enhance their career in automation testing.

I would say it's a "single knowledge hub for all testing needs".

Also, the best part is getting lifetime access to the private Slack channel where we can good knowledge sharing - throughout the year.

Bhumesh Ruchandani

Principal Member Of Technical Staff

I have worked in Software Test Automation for many years.

But Joe and his conferences always give me new information and skills to keep me marketable.

And Joe's conferences continue to inspire me and renew my Test Automation love and spirit! -Forever appreciated!

I have attended Joe's conferences since the first one.

Thank you.

Renee Simpson

Software Test Automation Expert

It was my first Automation Guild and it was spot on. The right balance of technical and non technical talks, all interesting and with great presenters.

It is this kind of conference that pokes my brain and triggers new ideas for the day to day activities that I really enjoy.

More than just great talks, the attendees (the guild) are aligned in helping each other by sharing ideas or building on what was just heard and learning new things, the interaction is really something that takes this conference to another level.

To repeat, I can say I'm an official member of the guild now!

Cristiano Cunha

Solution Architect & Testing Advocate


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Here's Some More Attendee Feedback About Automation Guild

Automation Guild brings us a lot of news in testing and test automation field every year.

It is more than a conference; it is a community where you can motivate yourself.

As a long-term follower I really appreciate Joe’s work for the community and test automation topic. Cheers!

Maros Dzuris

Sr. Test Automation Engineer

A fantastic event! Better than any conference I've been to.

What a great way to stay up to date on tech related to all things automation awesomeness!

I got so many things to take back and implement :)

Jesse Gregory

QA Automation Engineer

Automation Guild 2022 was awesome! I learned a lot and there were many takeaways to implement in practice.

I loved the Q&As (the quality of the questions was very high)...and also the fact that I get lifetime access to all the video sessions because it was lot of info. Many sessions are worth rewatching.

Mark Cole

Application Software Tester

Julia Pottinger

Automation Guild was an amazing experience for me. It was a wealth of knowledge being shared. Everyone was supportive.

I definitely learned a lot and it showed me a wide range of techniques that can be applied to make testing better.

One of THE best conferences I have attended. From the content to the community interaction - AMAZING!

Julia Pottinger

Training & Development Manager

Automation Guild is timely, practical, and community led.

Unlike in other conferences, the talks favor demos and techniques over abstract philosophies and marketing.

I would highly recommend Automation Guild as a great way to learn new things and network with other testing professionals.

Nicole Van Der Hoeven

Developer Advocate (Perf. Testing)

I've been doing testing automation for 21 years and I really enjoyed the Automation Guild.

I really like that I got back into latest industry trends. The conference was really well organized and there was a wide variety of applicable topics.

I'm also really enjoying the Slack community and the ability to communicate with test automation experts from all around the world, year-round.

Overall, I found that Automation Guild was really great and I have a lot of ideas that I can apply to my work.

Michelle Pleas

Principal Test Engineer

You think you know everything, and then you find our you really do know just a small part of the equation.

Having testers in the Slack channel giving ideas and pointers has helped me immensely in expanding my range of knowledge and acceptance of tools that can make the wheels turn even better.

Charlie Harris

Senior Quality Assurance Manager