Global Testing Summit 2022
Dec 6 - 7, 2022
Testers, start your engines!
Get ready to reach the apex of testing.
Head into 2023 with a turbo-charged testing strategy after attending the free virtual Global Testing Summit on December 6 & 7 — an industry event unlike any other. You’ll come away with expert insight to help you elevate your velocity, crank up the torque, and reach the apex of app testing.
In this star-studded event, you'll put the pedal to the metal with:
Speed & Velocity
Learn the benefits of continuous testing
Prepare for and respond to obstacles
Beat the competition to market
Face stress, load, and other extremes
With the skills taken away from Perfecto and BlazeMeter’s Global Testing Summit, you’ll be beating your testing best and crossing the finish line first in no time.
Day 1: December 6th
10 AM - 1 PM EST
10:00am - 10:10am
Agenda and Welcome
10:10am - 11:10am
Opening Keynote: What is Good Testing?
James Bach, Michael Bolton, Janna Loeffler
Get an insider’s look into the current state of testing and automation from those who have helped define the industry as we know it. Michael Bolton, Janna Loeffler, and James Bach are QA industry oracles who have written the books on how we define modern quality today. Hear what they have to say about timely & timeless topics: AI, continuous testing, tooling, shift left, data, and much more.
This live panel webinar with these industry leaders discusses:
- What qualifies as modern testing
- Criteria for supporting testers with tools
- The state of agile & continuous testing
- How to use data, AI, and more
- What to prepare for in the future
- And more!
Get ready to challenge everything you think you know about testing.
11:10am - 11:40am
Guidelines for a Winning Mobile Test Coverage
The market is about to see its next seismic shift with the impending release of iOS 16 and Android 13 updates. Is your testing strategy ready for these new platforms? It is crucial for your mobile application quality and continuous end-user experience to adapt to these changes.
In this session, you'll get insight into both iOS 16 and Android 13, how to select the right testing tools, coverage and scale, real and virtual devices, security and visibility, UX and performance testing, and accessibility testing.
11:40am - 11:50am
Break & Game
11:50am - 12:20pm
What's New in Appium 2.0?
Sai Krishna, Srinivasan Sekar
Appium's first major version was launched over 7 years ago. Since then, Appium has added many of new features and its backend architecture has changed dramatically. Appium 2.0, the next major release, has been in talks for several years now. Appium 2.0 has been in beta for more than a year now. Are you wondering about the recent changes in Appium, what to expect, and how to strategize?
This session will discuss why to go with Appium 2.0, its architectural changes, the ease of building Appium plugins, changes in server configurations, and aspects of test migration.
12:20pm - 12:50pm
The Debate Between Cypress and Playwright
This session will discuss the two most popular modern web application testing tools in Cypress and Playwright. The two approach the same problems in very different ways — learn how to write end-to-end, API, and component tests using both. You'll come away understanding how to execute them on a continuous integration system. While similar comparisons of Cypress and Playwright focus on finding a winner, this session will go in-depth on the advantages of each tool to help you make an informed decision depending on your use case.
12:50pm - 01:05pm
Summary & Giveaways
Day 2: December 7th
10 AM - 1 PM EST
10:00am - 10:10am
Agenda and Welcome
10:10am - 10:40am
From Hourglass to Pyramid: Great API Tests to Enhance Your CI/CD Strategy
When testers think about automation, they too often think of UI tests. While UI tests will always be important, many of our application tests can be run instead at the API level, saving valuable time and energy. In this session, Kristin Jackvony will talk about ways you can integrate negative testing, security testing, and performance testing into your API tests — turning your testing hourglass into a true pyramid.
10:40am - 11:30am
Keynote: Testing Time Travel: Looking Into the Future of App Quality
What does the future hold? In this session, we'll hop into our DeLoreans, phone booths, or whatever other preferred method of time travel to get a glimpse at the future of testing and app quality. We’ll take a look at where we’re going and what our future trajectory means for application quality and all of us who focus on the space.
Stephen Feloney, Head of Products for Application Quality at Perforce, has discussed this topic with leaders both inside and outside Perforce and will be joined by industry experts to share ideas about the future and what that means to us in the application quality space.
11:30am - 12:00pm
Is There a Modern Approach to Performance Testing?
Do you think anything has changed in the performance testing profession in the last 15 years? I want to explore what’s changed and what remains the same since I started working on performance testing back in 2005. Typical questions I hear are how performance testing differs when working with Scrum, CI/CD, AI&ML, Blockchain, Kubernetes, and many other buzzwords. I want to share my perspective on what’s important to do performance testing right, taking into account what’s new in our field to be sure to be up to date in terms of skills, tools, and methodologies.
12:00pm - 12:10pm
Break & Game
12:10pm - 12:40pm
Performance Testing - It’s Not Negotiable
Millions are invested in a business application. The website is rolled out. Mobile apps are downloaded from the app store. But all of this effort, and all of this expense, will be for naught unless the end user experience is acceptable.
In this session, you will learn the different types of performance tests, including web testing, mobile app testing, and mobile gateway testing. In addition, you will learn the importance of measuring not just the performance at the network level but also the importance of measuring the end user experience of both mobile and web users when the system is under load. Finally, you will learn the importance of integrating system monitoring information in performance charts to understand not just that there is a performance problem, but also the reason for that performance problem.
12:40pm - 1:10pm
The Strategy and Tactics of Test Automation
The widespread adoption of test automation has led to numerous challenges that range from development lifecycle integration to simple scripting strategy. Just because a scenario CAN be automated does not mean it SHOULD be automated. Teams that adopt automation often rush to automate everything they can — like an automation firehose. For the scenarios that should be automated, every team must adopt an implementation plan to ensure value is derived from reliable automated test execution. In this session, the audience will learn how to automate both strategically and tactically to maximize the benefits of automation. Entry criteria will be demonstrated for automation in the development lifecycle along with a set of checks to determine automation feasibility & ROI.
1:10pm - 1:25pm
Summary & Giveaways
Eran Kinsbruner, Chief DevOps Evangelist, Perfecto by Perforce
Eran is a person overflowing with ideas and inspiration, beyond that, he makes them happen. He is a best-selling author, continuous-testing and DevOps thought-leader, patent-holding inventor (test exclusion automated mechanisms for mobile J2ME testing), international speaker, and blogger. With a background of over 20 years of experience in development and testing, Eran empowers clients to create products that their customers love, igniting real results for their companies.
James Bach, Founder & Principal Consultant, Satisfice, Inc.
James is founder and principal consultant of Satisfice, Inc., a software testing and quality assurance company. In the 1980s, James cut his teeth as a programmer, tester, and SQA manager in Silicon Valley in the world of market-driven software development. For nearly fifteen years, he has traveled the world teaching rapid software testing skills and serving as an expert witness on court cases involving software testing. James is the author of Lessons Learned in Software Testing and Secrets of a Buccaneer-Scholar: How Self-Education and the Pursuit of Passion Can Lead to a Lifetime of Success.
Michael Bolton, Lead Consultant, DevelopSense
Michael is a consulting software tester and testing teacher who helps people to solve testing problems that they didn’t realize they could solve. In 2006, he became co-author (with James Bach) of Rapid Software Testing (RST), a methodology and mindset for testing software expertly and credibly in uncertain conditions and under extreme time pressure. Since then, he has flown over a million miles to teach RST in 35 countries on six continents.
Michael has over 30 years of experience testing, developing, managing, and writing about software. For over 20 years, he has led DevelopSense, a Toronto-based testing and development consultancy. Prior to that, he was with Quarterdeck Corporation for eight years, during which he managed the company’s flagship products and directed project and testing teams both in-house and around the world.
Janna Loeffler, Director of Engineering, mParticle
Janna has more than twenty years of software quality experience. She holds a bachelor's degree in computer engineering and a master's degree in business administration. Working in a variety of software engineering roles, including development, testing, quality assurance, and DevOps, has provided her with a holistic view of software engineering. She has worked on a wide variety of products, such as industrial controls, embedded medical devices, websites, mobile applications, and theme park attractions. Janna has a passion for helping people build high-quality software more efficiently.
Sai Krishna, Lead Consultant, Thoughtworks
Sai is an Appium Contributor, Open source Contributor. Experienced Quality Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Agile Testing, WebDriver, Appium,Framework design patterns,Maven, and Android.
Srinivasan Sekar, Lead Consultant, ThoughtWorks
Srinivasan is an Appium Member, Selenium Contributor, AppiumTestDistribution Member, Taiko Contributor and Conference Speaker.
Gleb Bahmutov, Senior Director of Engineering, Mercari US
Gleb has gone from 3D reconstruction to computer vision to 2D graphics: He has done it all. At every company he has successfully applied sound engineering practices and personal drive to deliver results and help the company grow.
Kristin Jackvony, Principal Engineer, Software Testing, Paylocity
Kristin Jackvony is the author of “The Complete Software Tester”. She is a Principal Test Engineer III at Paylocity. She is also a LinkedIn Learning Instructor (Postman Essential Training), and she blogs regularly at “Think Like a Tester.”
Stephen Feloney, VP of Products, Continuous Testing, Perfecto & BlazeMeter by Perforce
Stephen Feloney is the head of products for Application Quality at Perforce. Prior to this role he held product management roles at various companies from enterprise to startups including HP, CA, Broadcom, and others. Before product management, Stephen spent 12+ years a software engineer. Stephen holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Santa Clara University.
Federico Toledo, Chief Operations Officer, Abstracta
A testing activist and Abstracta co-founder, Federico loves to define strategies and content and then train, mentor and share the “why” behind them with the world. He guides us by enhancing our professional development, making us feel proud of what we do and sharing our passion for quality with the community.
John Boebinger, Manager, Client Solutions, BlazeMeter by Perforce
John has been involved in software development for more than 40 years. His career began at Digital Equipment Corp as a Software Development Manager responsible for the production of products such as VAX VTX and TeamLinks. In 1998, he joined CA Technologies, which was acquired by Broadcom in 2018. Currently, he is a consultant for the Enterprise Software Division delivering BizOps, which is a new approach to data-driven decision making that connects business operations and technology functions together to drive business outcomes.
Thomas Haver, Test Automation Architect, M&T Bank
Thomas is presently serving as a Test Automation Architect. He leads a team of testers, ops engineers, and production support analysts in the adoption of DevOps practices. Previously, he led the enterprise automation support of 73 applications at Huntington National Bank that encompassed testing, metrics & reporting, and data management. Thomas has a background in Physics & Biophysics, with over a decade spent in research science studying fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy before joining IT.