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.

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In this star-studded event, you'll put the pedal to the metal with:

Speed & Velocity 

Learn the benefits of continuous testing

Maintaining Agility

Prepare for and respond to obstacles

Outpacing

Beat the competition to market

Reinforcing Quality

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.

Event Schedule

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.

Michael-Bolton

Michael Bolton

Janna-Loeffler

Janna Loeffler

James-Bach

James Bach

11:10am - 11:40am

Eran-Kinsbruner

Eran Kinsbruner

Guidelines for a Winning Mobile Test Coverage

Eran Kinsbruner

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

Sai-Krishna

Sai Krishna

Srinivasan-Sekar

Srinivasan Sekar

What's New in Appium 2.0?

Sai KrishnaSrinivasan 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

Gleb Bahmutov

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.

Gleb-Bahmutov

Gleb Bahmutov

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

Kristin-Jackvony

Kristin Jackvony

From Hourglass to Pyramid: Great API Tests to Enhance Your CI/CD Strategy

Kristin Jackvony

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

Stephen Feloney

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.

Stephen-Feloney

Stephen Feloney

11:30am - 12:00pm

Frederico-Toledo

Federico Toldeo

Is There a Modern Approach to Performance Testing?

Federico Toledo

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

John Boebinger

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.

John-Boebinger

John Boebinger

12:40pm - 1:10pm

Thomas-Haver

Thomas Haver

The Strategy and Tactics of Test Automation

Thomas Haver

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

Speakers
Eran-Kinsbruner

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

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

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

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

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

Srinivasan Sekar, Lead Consultant, ThoughtWorks

Srinivasan is an Appium Member, Selenium Contributor, AppiumTestDistribution Member, Taiko Contributor and Conference Speaker.

Gleb-Bahmutov

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

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

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.

Frederico-Toledo

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

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

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.