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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

Discover The Latest Trends, Best Practices, Tips, Tools, Techniques, And Strategies Of Real-World Automation Testing Experts - 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

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

Join this Year's Quest to Discover Automation Awesomeness & Become the Hero of All Your Automation Testing Efforts! 

TRUSTED BY TESTERS, DEVELOPERS, QAs, AUTOMATION ENGRS., & TEAM MANAGERS FROM:

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

Lead SDET

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

Build Better Software, Faster - With Lifetime Access To The Most Relevant Topics Covering The Latest In Functional & Non-Functional Automation

Ever felt like throwing your laptop across the room...or smash your keyboard due to the headaches caused and time wasted on flaky tests?

Automation testing can be frustrating, time-consuming, and seem too darn complex.

But it doesn't HAVE to be.

That's my motivation behind hosting Automation Guild every year - a community-driven online event dedicated to full pipeline automation testing.



An Online Event Made By The Testers - For The Testers.



For each LIVE annual event, I invite some of the
most highly qualified and experienced automation experts in the world...

...and give them a platform to share key functional and non-functional insights to help you build better software - faster.

The goal is for you to discover the latest tools, best practices, real-world tips, actionable techniques, and proven strategies.


Why?


So you can always stay on the forefront of this ever-changing industry.

The Automation Guild event is 100% dedicated & purposely "designed" to help you:
✓ Achieve Faster, Better, And Reliable Automation
✓ Save Time Wasted On Flaky Tests

Avoid little-known mistakes to accelerate your day-to-day

✓ Stay Ahead of The Curve

✓ Massively grow your network
Upgrade (And Widen) Your Skillset To Gain a competitive edge in your career
✓ Open Up More (And Better) Career Opportunities
✓ Get Paid A Lot More


For Automation Guild '24 - 40 actionable video training (including two 90-min workshop & three panel discussion) sessions have been confirmed.

Day 1:
9 Sessions (functional automation topics)

Day 2: 8 Sessions (functional automation topics)

Day 3: 8 Sessions (functional automation topics)

Day 4:
7 Sessions (Non-functional automation topics like perf. & security testing, DevOps, career advice, etc.)

Day 5: 8 Sessions (Non-functional automation topics)

Here’s an overview of what you can expect to get:
➤ Key insights into tools/techniques of industry leaders
➤ Most effective automation testing strategies for 2024 (and the future)
➤ Latest automation trends & best practices
➤ Powerful tips & tricks for popular automation frameworks
➤ Real-world info on cutting-edge topics

And a whole lot more!

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)

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Refer below for the 40 session topics confirmed for Automation Guild '24


➤ Day-Wise Schedule (W/ Time Slots) For Each Session Is Below. *Subject To Change*


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

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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, sub
mit 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.

DAY 1 (Feb 5, 2024): 9 Functional Automation Sessions

SENIOR MANAGER DEVELOPER RELATIONS AND COMMUNITY

Dave Piacente

10:00 AM ET

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.

QA MANAGER & LEAD AUTOMATION ENGINEER

Artem Bondar

11:00 AM ET

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.

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CHIEF QUALITY ARCHITECT

Mush Honda

12:00 PM ET

Journey Through the Test Automation Realms: Maturity Stages in a Quality Engineering Adventure with Katalon

Embark on a test automation odyssey inspired by Dungeons & Dragons, navigating through Katalon's usage maturity stages. Begin with low-code/no-code feats in Katalon Studio, advance to crafting custom spells with keyword scripting, and ascend to mastery with scheduled executions and TestCloud. Overcome challenges, reap rewards, and wield the Katalon arsenal. Dive into the strategic realm of TestOps for comprehensive reporting and analytics, empowering your Quality Engineering team on this epic journey towards automated excellence.

Marjorie Ivy

SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Marjorie Ivy

12:30 PM ET

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

HEAD OF PRODUCT ENGINEERING

Jonathon Wright

1:30 PM ET

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.

Tech Lead/SDET

Dmytro Budym

2:30 PM ET

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.

In this session, you'll learn:

✓ Clean code principles which are essential for building maintainable and efficient test automation suites.
✓ How to adhere to clean code practices which saves time, reduces maintenance costs, and accelerates adaptation to changing product requirements.
✓ How to embrace clean code skills that can enhance collaboration and advance your career in the test automation field.

Software QA Tester

Arlene Andrews

3:30 PM ET

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.

SDET ARCHITECT

Sachin Gaikwad

4:30 PM ET

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.


This session will help:
✓ Gain practical API testing and automation development skills, boosting confidence and efficiency.
✓ Identify and address issues in development, saving time and resources; ensuring the reliability, functionality, and performance of digital services, reducing disruptions.
✓ Enable developers to use their time effectively, focusing on value-added tasks.
✓ Open avenues for continuous learning and career growth in a dynamic field.

Fernando Mattos

PRODUCT LEADER

Fernando Mattos

5:30 PM ET

The Quest for High-Performing App Releases

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.

DAY 2 (Feb 6, 2024): 8 Functional Automation Sessions

anna-patterson

Software Test Automation Engineer

Anna Patterson

10:00 AM ET

Accelerating API Testing: A Practical Guide to Automation with Cypress

API testing plays a crucial role in ensuring the reliability, functionality, and security of modern software applications.

Yet, conducting API tests manually can swiftly become burdensome and time-intensive.

In this session, Anna will demonstrate how attendees can expedite their journey toward API test automation using Cypress, a user-friendly framework renowned for its ease of use and accessibility.

SENIOR MANAGER

Geetha Achutuni

11:00 AM ET

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

SENIOR QUALITY ASSURANCE ENGINEER

Somya Gupta

12:30 PM ET

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.

Alex Chernyak

CEO

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DIRECTOR OF PRODUCT MKTG.

Clinton Sprauve
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VICE PRESIDENT

Toni Ramchandani

1:30 PM ET

Beyond Testing: Integrating DevOps and BizOps for Enhanced Automation Agility (Panel Discussion)

This session will delve into the critical importance of bridging the gap between DevOps and BizOps through advanced automations that go beyond testing, emphasizing its impact on both technical efficiency and business strategy.

It will also showcase innovative methods illustrating how this integration fosters operational agility and significantly improves business outcomes.

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CHIEF QUALITY OFFICER

Lee Barnes

2:30 PM ET

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.

In this session, you will:
* Learn important foundational skills required to become an effective test automation engineer
* Take away a high-level learning path for leveling up test automation skills
* Understand how to effectively measure and communicate the value of your test automation efforts

CHIEF PRODUCT & STRATEGY

Guljeet Nagpaul

3:30 PM ET

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.

Lead QA Engineer

Dan Reale

4:30 PM ET

Smoke Break

This session aims to increase smoke testing awareness and share a plan with you for how to get smoke tests automated quickly and run consistently going forward.

VP, DEVELOPER RELATIONS

Manoj Kumar

5:30 PM ET

Continuous Testing in the
Age of AI: Orchestrating Excellence for Rapid Releases

The transition to cloud platforms has brought about significant advantages for enterprises, including enhanced agility, scalability, and reduced capital costs. However, the practices of application lifecycle management are striving to catch up with this transformative shift. Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) have emerged as crucial components for traditional application development and release management, enabling the continuous release of high-quality products with integrated customer feedback.

While developers are well-acquainted with Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, and Continuous Deployment (the 3Cs), the realization of these practices necessitates a fourth C—Continuous Testing, also known as Test Automation. In the realm of modern continuous integration and deployment environments, each change demands a set of tests, and the completion of each test provides valuable information for test reprioritization, identifying code issues, analytics, and more.

Notably, Artificial Intelligence (AI) plays a pivotal role in this landscape, driving innovation in continuous testing. The need of the hour is an effective framework for orchestrating automated tests at scale, facilitated by AI capabilities. This approach accelerates releases while maintaining a vigilant focus on quality. Join Manoj as he explores the top challenges in continuous testing and effective strategies for managing tests at scale. The presentation will draw on practical examples, addressing key challenges such as choosing the right tool/framework, determining what to automate, handling flaky tests, managing test environments, and executing distributed testing on remote machines.

This talk will delve into intermediate to advanced usage of tools including Selenium, Docker, Kubernetes, LambdaTest HyperExecute. Live demonstrations from LambdaTest will showcase real-world implementations of AI in continuous testing.

DAY 3 (Feb 7, 2024): 8 Functional Automation Sessions

Rudolf Groetz


Rudolf Groetz

10:00 AM ET

Empowering Product Owners and Other non-technical team members: A Journey from Skepticism to Success in Low-Code Test Automation

This session addresses the issue of bridging the gap between technical and non-technical teams in test automation, highlighting how low-code solutions can empower diverse team members and transform skepticism into enthusiasm.

Engineering Manager

Amit Rawat

11:00 AM ET

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.

Testing Specialist

Rahul Parwal

12:30 PM ET

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.

Emily O'Connor

Testing Consultant

Emily O'Connor

1:30 PM ET

How I approached testing an AI chatbot powered by Natural Language Processing (NLP)

Natural Language Processing (NLP) is rapidly evolving and has a huge ability to reshape many industries.

This session will equip you with an introduction to NLP and the knowledge to test this type of AI effectively, preparing you for the future.

The fact is that NLP, despite its complexities, can be tested in a straightforward manner.

In this session, Emily will use Mocha and Chai in TypeScript - although no coding knowledge will be needed to follow along.

HEAD OF SOFTWARE TESTING

Daniel Knott

2:30 PM ET

Remove The Pain From Mobile Test Automation

Setting up test automation can be a painful task. Setting automation up for mobile projects can be even more painful. There are tools on the market, that require heavy installation and configuration processes. It takes lots of time. Time that can't be used for writing automation scripts.

How cool would it be, to have a test automation tool for mobile apps, that can be installed in some minutes with just a few commands? Sounds too good, right? In this talk, Daniel will show how fast and easy the setup of maestro is. He will show from scratch the installation process as well as writing the first automation script for any mobile app available on the market!

Key Takeaways:

- How to install maestro
- How to write your maestro script

CTO

Frank Moyer

3:30 PM ET

A Practical Guide to AI: How to Improve Quality in Software Development

Discover how AI transforms the SDLC. Through practical examples, learn how to seamlessly integrate AI into your daily work to speed up software delivery and improve quality.

Filip Hric

DEVREL & Cypress ambassador

Filip Hric

4:30 PM ET

Fighting invisible monsters - stories from tracking most common test flakes

We all hate test flakiness. Unfortunately, there is no tool out there that has given us a 100% flake free testing experience.

The only way to fix that is to dive in and understand what’s going on.

In this talk, Filip will share examples of the most common flakiness sources and give actionable solutions for fixing them, while at the same time avoid unnecessary waiting that prolongs test execution.

He’ll take a deep dive into test code as well as the application code and get a better understanding of underlying logic.

Plus, he’ll also reveal the invisible monsters that break our test automation and find ways to remove them.

greg paskal

TEST AUTOMATION MENTOR

Greg Paskal

5:30 PM ET

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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DAY 4 (Feb 8, 2024): 7 Non-Functional Automation Sessions

Chief Storyteller

Jon Robinson

10:00 AM ET

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).

Bryan Cole

Director of Customer Engineering

Bryan Cole

12:30 PM ET

Automate Quality Assurance Reporting in your CI Pipeline

One of the great challenges with increased velocity in software delivery is the implementation of continuous quality alongside the development effort.

As software development practices mature, software QA must keep pace and provide value to not only the QA team members, but also to the developers directly.

By linking quality assurance reporting directly into CI platforms such as Jenkins, developers get feedback on the status of their software changes as quickly as possible in the solutions they already know and use, while the QA teams still have complete visibility into the state of quality from their own solution set.

By sharing information quickly and in context, both teams work much more efficiently and easily in the journey of software delivery.

DIRECTOR QUALITY ENGINEERING

Karime Salomon

1:30 PM ET

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.

Dionysis Tsoumas

DIRECTOR OF QA

Giannis Papadakis

Head of DevOps

Dionysis Tsoumas

2:30 PM ET

DevOps VS QA: An Interactive Story Around Observability And Synthetic Testing

In this talk, Dionysis & Giannis will share their own team's experiences.

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

So there was 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.

Independent Contractor

Nick Baynham

3:30 PM ET

Test Automation for Data Quality

In today's unprecedented amount of data that is constantly in motion, organizations heavily rely on streaming data systems to make real-time decisions and to constantly keep their system data up-to-date, accurate, and reliable.

Ensuring the quality of data in such systems is paramount, and test automation can play a pivotal role in achieving this goal. This presentation delves into the critical aspects of test automation for data quality in streaming environments, offering insights and best practices.

Key points to be covered:

1. What is data quality?


2. Data Validation Strategies

3. Tooling and Approaches to Test Automation

4. Best Practices and Optimization

5. Feedback Loops and Remediation

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SITE RELIABILITY ENGINEER

Evan Niedojadlo

4:30 PM ET

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.

CHIEF QUALITY OFFICER

Lee Barnes
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Perf. Engrg. Consultant

Scott Moore
Paul Grizzaffi

QE SOLUTIONS ARCHITECT

Paul Grizzaffi

5:30 PM ET

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.

DAY 5 (Feb 9, 2024): 8 Non-Functional Automation Sessions

CHIEF EXCECUTIVE OFFICER

Igor Dorovskikh

SR. SOFTWARE DEV. ENGINEER IN TEST

Anton Prokuda

10:00 AM ET

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.

CHIEF EVANGELIST

Arthur Hicken

11:30 AM ET

Cracking the Code on API Security: Insights on
OWASP API Top 10

As digital landscapes evolve, APIs connect diverse systems for seamless data exchange, but increased connectivity raises security risks.

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) API Top 10 serves as a comprehensive guide to understanding and mitigating the most critical security risks associated with APIs.

Join this discussion to understand how OWASP API Top 10 is a valuable resource that empowers organizations to identify, understand, and mitigate critical API security risks, ultimately enhancing the overall security and resilience of their digital systems.

Key Takeaways:
• Test early. Shifting security testing left in CI/CD enhances software security by identifying and addressing vulnerabilities earlier in development.
• Risk awareness. Recognize and address crucial security risks associated with APIs to enhance organizational awareness of potential vulnerabilities.
• Resource allocation. Prioritizing the most significant risks and addressing areas that pose the greatest threat to API security.
• Compliance assistance. Leveraging OWASP API Top 10 guidelines to align API security practices with industry standards and compliance requirements.

Lead Engineer (Test)

Swapnil Kotwal

12:30 PM ET

Distributed System Observability Using OpenTelemetry

In the complex scenario of Digital Transformation, Observability performs a vital role in providing better visibility of the platforms and applications, contextualizing the problems, resolving cloud complexities, correlating all IT components, and identifying the most critical components based on the transactions, number of users, traffic and some others.

In this session, you'll discover how to reduce MTTR/MTTA in the distributed SaaS world by making your system observable.

Mina Sprengeler

SENIOR SOLUTIONS ENGr.

Mina Sprengeler
Matthew Andrus

SENIOR SOLUTIONS ENGR.

Matthew Andrus

CLIENT SERVICES MANAGER

John Boebinger

1:30 PM ET

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!

Dave Sorenson

Director QE

Dave Sorenson

2:30 PM ET

Shift Left Performance Testing

This session will provide engineers with the ability to test their API's in an automated fashion, pre-merge.

Director of QA

Robert Lukenbill

3:30 PM ET

The Bad, The Good, and the Extraordinary: A Case Study in Transitioning to Automation First QA

Manual QA is the most expensive QA method a company can employ and our company was dependent upon it.

We transitioned to an automated first methodology and do not regret it.

In this session, you'll discover how:
• Manual QA is absorbing valuable time for QAs who can spend their time writing automation (e2e, performance, penetration testing, exploratory testing, stress testing and so on) which increases the quality of the product in a more impactful way than using exclusively manual testers.
• With smaller QA teams on smaller development teams for small to mid sized tech companies it is vital to have automation methods in place over manual testing by QA engineers to ensure quality.

TEAM LEADER

Pricilla Bilavendran

4:30 PM ET

Safeguarding Digital Assets: Uncovering Security Risks In APIs

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

OPEN SOURCE DEVELOPER & SRE TURNED FOUNDER

Hassy Veldstra

5:30 PM ET

Playwright Superpowers - Load Testing & E2E
Monitoring W/ Playwright

Take your Playwright scripts and skills further and learn how to use Playwright for load testing and e2e monitoring (also known as synthetic monitoring) to help you make your apps more reliable in production.

Meet Your Host & Co-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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Chris Trimper

Enterprise QA Automation Architect

Chris has been involved in software testing for over 16 years, dedicating most of that time to adding efficiencies in the testing process through functional test automation. He is currently the Test Automation Architect for his QA team at Independent Health, leveraging various tools and techniques for functional automation and performance testing. He has had the opportunity to speak at various conferences on software testing and monitoring aspects. Over the past few years, he has begun to adopt forms of AI in the toolbox of efficiencies in testing.

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I know that the a lot of the time it can feel like the managers just don't “get it” when it comes to the testing side of things.

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And for a lot of folks who are sole testers at their firm, it's even more lonely.

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BONUS #2: Test Automation Accelerator

After the 5-day event is over...

I will also be bringing you 1 new, interactive, and premium LIVE training (+ Q&A) session EVERY month — for 9 straight months.

That means, on a monthly basis,
Automation Guild '24 registrants will get a brand new training session hosted by one of our community experts from March '24 to November '24.

Some will be topics that were in high demand but didn’t get enough community votes to make it to the final lineup.

Some would be new topics voted on by the private Automation Guild community during the year.

This way you'll get expert guidance on 9 more relevant topics over the course of the year — for FREE.

With this brand new bonus, I’m truly excited to bring even MORE VALUE to your ticket investment for Automation Guild ‘24.

Test Automation Accelerator Monthly (Mar '24 - Nov '24): Community Expert Presenters

Paul Grizzaffi
PriyankaHalder
Priyanka Halder
Srinivasan Sekar
Anna Royzman
Anna Royzman
Benjamin Bischoff
Stephen Kilbourn
Stephen Kilbourn
Blake Norrish
Blake Norrish
Larry Goddard
Larry Goddard

Reserve Your LIVE Ticket + Lifetime Access For Automation Guild '24 Now!

Automation Guild Online Conference

3-DAY EVENT TICKET

Lifetime Access to 3 Days of Functional Automation Awesomeness!

  • Functional Automation: 25 LIVE Over-The-Shoulder Video Training (+ Q&A) Sessions
  • Lifetime Access To Complete Recordings (Sessions + Q&As), Transcripts, And Resources
  • Bonus #1: Join Our Private Community of 2600+ Skilled Testers To Ask Questions, Get Feedback, Find Solutions, And Network With
  • Bonus #2: Test Automation Accelerator - 1 new, interactive, and premium LIVE training session hosted by a community expert each month — for 9 straight months (from Mar '24 to Nov '24).

 $197 

 $138 

Enter Code FB-INVITE30 At Checkout To Get 30% OFF The Regular Investment For The 3-Day Ticket

Your Investment Is Protected By My 180-Day "Love It or Leave It" 100% Money-Back Guarantee

BEST VALUE

5-DAY EVENT TICKET

Lifetime Access to The Complete 5 Day Event

3 Days of Functional + 2 Days of Non-Functional Automation Awesomeness!

  • Functional + Non-Functional Automation: 40 LIVE Over-The-Shoulder Video Training (+ Q&A) Sessions + Two 90-min Workshops
  • Lifetime Access To Complete Recordings (Sessions + Q&As), Transcripts, And Resources
  • Bonus #1: Join Our Private Community of 2600+ Skilled Testers To Ask Questions, Get Feedback, Find Solutions, And Network With
  • Bonus #2: Test Automation Accelerator - 1 new, interactive, and premium LIVE training session hosted by a community expert each month — for 9 straight months (from Mar '24 to Nov '24).

 $297 

 $208 

Enter Code FB-INVITE30 At Checkout To Get 30% OFF The Regular Investment For The 5-Day Ticket

Your Investment Is Protected By My 180-Day "Love It or Leave It" 100% Money-Back Guarantee

Note:
⚈ For 1-4 people: Enter the above code
FB-INVITE30 at checkout to avail your discount (per ticket).
⚈ Groups of 5-9 people: You'll get 20% off the total (auto applied at checkout).
⚈ Groups of 10 or more people: You'll get 
30% off the total (auto applied at checkout).

Question or concern? Check out the FAQ section.
If you still have any doubts, feel free to reach me at [email protected]

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

1

Get Only Real-World, Practical, Actionable Info

Discover key insights, proven strategies, core principles, and actionable techniques that'll make a REAL difference in your automation efforts - fast!

2

Have Everything At Your Fingertips

Watch every single session you couldn't attend LIVE - at your own pace - based on your current priorities, goals, and interests.

3

Get 24/7 Community Help & Support of 2.6k+ Testers

Find quick solutions, get important feedback, discover new ideas, get career help & strategy advice, explore networking opportunities, etc.

180-Day "Love it or Leave it"
Money-Back Guarantee

Invest in Yourself with Confidence - 100% Risk Free!

You’re just ONE step away from getting direct access to the best-kept automation secrets, latest key insights, proven strategies, and actionable techniques of the world’s top E2E automation experts - LIVE!

Armed with real-world expert advice, you’re guaranteed to avoid little-known mistakes, shorten your learning curve, and see a tangible difference in your day-to-day automation efforts - real fast.

But rest assured, if you're not satisfied for any reason at all...or don't see real-world results from Automation Guild 2024...

Simply let me know within 180 days (6 FULL months), and I'll return 100% of your investment.


No Questions Asked.

Reserve Your LIVE Ticket + Lifetime Access For Automation Guild '24 Now!

Automation Guild Online Conference

3-DAY EVENT TICKET

Lifetime Access to 3 Days of Functional Automation Awesomeness!

  • Functional Automation: 25 LIVE Over-The-Shoulder Video Training (+ Q&A) Sessions
  • Lifetime Access To Complete Recordings (Sessions + Q&As), Transcripts, And Resources
  • Bonus #1: Join Our Private Community of 2600+ Skilled Testers To Ask Questions, Get Feedback, Find Solutions, And Network With
  • Bonus #2: Test Automation Accelerator - 1 new, interactive, and premium LIVE training session hosted by a community expert each month — for 9 straight months (from Mar '24 to Nov '24).

 $197

 $138 

Enter Code FB-INVITE30 At Checkout To Get 30% OFF The Regular Investment For The 3-Day Ticket

Your Investment Is Protected By My 180-Day "Love It or Leave It" 100% Money-Back Guarantee

BEST VALUE

5-DAY EVENT TICKET

Lifetime Access to The Complete 5 Day Event

3 Days of Functional + 2 Days of Non-Functional Automation Awesomeness!

  • Functional + Non-Functional Automation: 40 LIVE Over-The-Shoulder Video Training (+ Q&A) Sessions + Two 90-min Workshops
  • Lifetime Access To Complete Recordings (Sessions + Q&As), Transcripts, And Resources
  • Bonus #1: Join Our Private Community of 2600+ Skilled Testers To Ask Questions, Get Feedback, Find Solutions, And Network With
  • Bonus #2: Test Automation Accelerator - 1 new, interactive, and premium LIVE training session hosted by a community expert each month — for 9 straight months (from Mar '24 to Nov '24).

 $297 

 $208 

Enter Code FB-INVITE30 At Checkout To Get 30% OFF The Regular Investment For The 5-Day Ticket

Your Investment Is Protected By My 180-Day "Love It or Leave It" 100% Money-Back Guarantee

Note:
For 1-4 people: Enter the above code FB-INVITE30 at checkout to avail your discount (per ticket).
⚈ Groups of 5-9 people: You'll get 
20% off the total (auto applied at checkout).
⚈ Groups of 10 or more people: You'll get 
30% off the total (auto applied at checkout).

Question or concern? Check out the FAQ section.
If you still have any doubts, feel free to reach me at [email protected]

Here's What Attendees Say 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

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

Frequently Asked
Questions

What exactly is the Automation Guild event?

Automation Guild is an industry-standard annual online event I’ve organized since 2017.

In fact, AG 2017 wa
s one of the first-ever online events in the world dedicated 100% to automation testing.

My goal?

To create a community-driven event made for the testers...by the testers -- laser focused to help them achieve less flaky automation and fast-track their career growth.

That’s why for each event, I invite some of the most highly qualified and experienced automation experts in the world…

...and give them a platform to share key functional (and non-functional) insights required to build better software - faster.

Plus, share all the latest tips, best practices, useful tools, effective strategies, and actionable techniques from their real-world experience.

What kind of results can I expect?

By implementing real-world expert advice that will be shared by the experts at Automation Guild '24, you can expect to:
✓ Achieve faster, better, and reliable automation
✓ Save time wasted on flaky tests
✓ Avoid little-known and time-consuming mistakes
✓ Shorten your learning curve
✓ Upgrade (and widen) your skillset
✓ Open up more (and better) career opportunities
✓ Fast-track your career growth

What is the Time Zone for this online event? What if I can’t attend LIVE?

All LIVE sessions usually take place from 10 AM to 6 PM Eastern Time Zone.


The exact day-wise and time slot for each session is being finalized and will be updated soon.

If you can’t make it LIVE, no worries.

Because with your ticket, you’ll also get Lifetime Access to:
⇨ Every over-the-shoulder video training session
⇨ The Q&A video with the speaker after their session
⇨ Roundtable “ask experts anything” session
⇨ Complete LIVE chat transcripts
⇨ Session transcripts

⇨ Any PDF resources shared by the speakers

Bonus #1: Automation Guild community of 2600+ testers - where you can ask questions, get feedback, find solutions, and network with them - throughout the year.
⇨ Bonus #2: Test Automation Accelerator - 1 new, interactive, and premium LIVE training session hosted by a community expert each month — for 9 straight months (from Mar '24 to Nov '24).

In fact, if you can not attend the LIVE Q&As - you can submit your questions to me ahead of time and I will ask the speaker LIVE.

After the conference is over I will edit all the LIVE Q&A and place each speakers individual Q&A session under their speaker’s page so you will be able to view their session and Q&A from the same location.

Can you create a custom invoice for me?

Yes, absolutely.

Here’s what you need to do:


Step #1: Just proceed with registration using your preferred payment mode.


Step #2: After that, email me at
[email protected] with the details you require on your custom invoice.

That’s it. Shortly after, I’ll send your custom invoice so you can claim your reimbursement.

Should I get a 3-day ticket or a 5-day ticket?

If you’re only interested in topics related to functional automation, the 3-Day event is right for you.

However, if you’d like to expand your knowledge on other critical automation topics (non-functional automation) such as:
• Performance testing
• Security testing
• DevOps
• CI/CD
• Chaos engineering
• Accessibility testing, etc.

Then you should most certainly opt for the
 best value option: The Complete 5-Day E2E Event.

Is there a money-back guarantee?