Greg Sypolt is a Director of Quality Engineering at Gannett | USA Today Network. Greg has a blend of a developer, quality, and DevOps mindset allowing him to bridge the gaps between all the team members to achieve the desired outcomes. Greg helps shape the organization approach to testing, tools, processes, continuous integration, and support development teams. He’s an advocate for automating the right things and ensuring that tests are reusable and maintainable.
With over 20 years of experience in quality assurance, Alan Ark draws upon a great number of stories and lessons learned in the past into his daily life. Previously, he has presented at conferences such as Quality Week, Better Software, SauceCon, as well as PNSQC. Currently, he is a Sr. Quality Engineer with Cisco Systems working with the Duo Security brand (duo.com). He is working on multiple projects to streamline the delivery of products to production with confidence. In his spare time, Alan enjoys great beer, fine wine, and golf with his family.
Esha has been a Software Engineer at Truecar Inc. for 4 years now. She first started as Test Automation Engineer and have since then grown into a Platform Engineering role. Some of the key projects worked on in this time include building a test framework as well as the supporting infrastructure from the ground up. She also helped define and integrate the test infrastructure into the CI/CD pipeline and is very passionate about building tools and solutions for teams to help them overcome any roadblocks.
Meena Negi is an ISTQB certified Sr. Software Engineer in Test at Sony PlayStation. Throughout her 8 years of testing career, she has worked with different organizations and gained expertise in various domains -- From enterprise mobile and web, to automotive and cloud gaming.
She is passionate about breaking things; therefore she has designed and developed test automation frameworks and tools from scratch and used numerous open source tools to continuously improve testing for various software components. Other team's member calls her "True Detective" for making rigorous observations and hypothesis and bring the real outcome and make another hypothesis based on the outcome.
Phil Merwin is a SDET in automation at CBT Nuggets with 20 years experience in QA automation frameworks, systems, and architecture.
Wizard of Oz Testing, Panel Speaks - Greg Sypolt | Director/Quality Engineering at Gannett | USA Today Network - Moderator + Alan Ark | Senior SDET at Duo Security - Panelist + Ms. Esha Shah | Software Development Engineer in Test at Truecar Inc. - Panelist + Ms. Meena Negi | Sr. Software Engineer in Test at Sony PlayStation - Panelist + Phil Merwin | SDET at CBT Nuggets - Panelist
The session will feature an MC and a panel of customers and industry experts attending the conference.
They will address the following questions from the audience, pre-polling questions, and live polls:
- Journey to CI/CD with Docker / Kubernetes
- Continuous testing
- Best practices (test script creation, execution, optimizing code, and more)
- Organizational transformation: dedicated QA engineers or developers
- Thoughts on new open source testing tools, scriptless, and visual QA
- Leveraging analytics to measure success
- Tips, what to focus on automating the right things, not everything
- Characteristics of test script maintenance