Join us at the Quardev Headquarters on January 10th at 6PM for the first QASIG meeting of 2018. We are thrilled to welcome Alan Page, Director of Quality for Services at Unity Technologies. Alan will share an interactive talk filled with experiences, anecdotes, and practical examples – as well as warnings about potential traps, everything he knows (or at least everything he can fit into this session) about modern testing and what it means to every software tester.
See the QASIG site more detail and to register.: https://www.qasig.org/
View details and register at QASIG.org
For our last meeting of the year, we are excited to welcome Penny Allen, from Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), who is going to share her PNSQC Keynote presentation with us. If you weren’t able to attend PNSQC this year it’s a great opportunity to catch it. Let us know if you can join us!
Quality Engineering 2017: Trends, Tricks, and Traps
The motivation to develop digital experiences faster and better is the centerpiece of the Quality Engineering movement. Said more simply, we have to do even more with even less despite galactic level complexity and consumer expectations.
The question is: How?
We have to evolve our toolset, our techniques, and even our thought processes. In a very real sense, we have to redefine ourselves and our craft and we have to do it NOW before the choices are made for us.
In this talk, we’ll look at the different ways QA teams are adapting to their new reality: everything from service virtualization to contract testing to blue/green deploys. We’ll explore tools and techniques that worked and a few that failed. We’ll look at the trends driving mobile development, platform development, and cloud engineering with a very specific eye on keeping quality at the forefront of every effort.
My goal is to arm you with the knowledge necessary to start your own revolution and the will to challenge the norm in search of the next, great evolution.
About our speaker: Penny Allen is the Director, Enterprise Quality Assurance at Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) and started her technology career as a mission systems engineer for NASA and then decided to try something really challenging: quality assurance! Her fortuitous decision to attempt something new became a hallmark of her career as she explored the expanse of software development with Engineering Leadership roles at companies like Nike and Fiserv.
That passion for continually trying new things brought her to the forefront of the Quality Engineering movement in the age of Continuous Deployment, DevOps, and SAFe. No longer content to watch the same good intentions produce the same mediocre results, Penny dove head first into rebuilding the concept of QA. Telemetry instead of test plans; meaningful data instead of monotonous metrics – the list of opportunities is endless.
In her current role at REI, Penny is building a quality program centered on solid engineering, great people, and the desire to always do a little better than the day before. There is always something novel to try in the quest to build better experiences.
We are excited to again be participating in the PNSQC event two weeks from today!
The line-up includes great speakers covering topics like:
- Who owns Quality?
- How to build a workplace people love by adding Joy
- Trends, Tricks, and Traps in Quality
And many others focusing on scrum, lean start-ups, AI, IoT, and more.
Stop by our booth and say hi to Krista, Jim, and Torrie and of course, we’ll have our famous jotters along with other treats.
If you haven’t registered yet there’s still time, check out the PNSQC Website: https://www.pnsqc.org/2017-conference/
Hope to see you there!
Join us at our headquarters for the next QASIG meeting on September 13th at 6 PM. As always, we’ll have pizza and beverages at 6 with the program starting at 6:30.
Register at the QASIG site: https://www.qasig.org/events/september-qasig-meeting/
Building a Collaborative and Social Application Security Program
Presented by: Joe Basirico, Security Innovation, VP of Professional Services
In today’s environment, there is no arguing that a comprehensive secure development process is necessary. Fitting tools, technology, and security reviews into our current development cycle has become table stakes for companies building the software of tomorrow.
Breaking the “find and fix” vulnerability based assessment cycle so that software is developed with security in mind from start to finish is critically important, but doing this without leveraging a collaborative and social security program that leverages bug bounty programs, security researchers, and every aspect of vulnerability disclosure misses a huge opportunity. In this talk, I will explore how your security program can reach beyond the Secure SDLC.
About our speaker: As the VP of Services, Joe is responsible for leading the Professional Services business at Security Innovation. He leverages his unique experience as a development lead, trainer, researcher, and test engineer to direct the security consulting team in the delivery of high-quality, impactful risk and software assessment and remediation solutions to the company’s customers. His ability to blend deep technical skills with risk-based business and compliance analysis is a powerful combination.
Joe has spent his career analyzing application behavior with respect to security. He has researched how software development organizations mature over time from a security perspective. Through this research, he has developed an understanding of application threats, tools, and methodologies that assist in the discovery and removal of security problems both software and process related.
At July’s QASIG Meeting, Wednesday, July 12th at 6:30 PM, we’ll be doing the Lightning Talk format – 4-5 short presentations (5 minutes each) on various subjects and with different presenters.
Ian King, Hardware/Software Simulation Engineer, Flight Sciences, Blue Origin – Hardware-In-Loop Testing
Matt Griscom, MetaAutomation – Logs are the wrong tool for quality automation. Here’s what actually works
Satyajit Malugu, SDET4, GoDaddy – Robust and reliable Android app automation with Espresso
Srilu Balla, SDET, Holland-America Lines, SDET vs. Product Owner in Test
Michael R. Wolf, Scrum Master & Agile Team Coach, Independent – “Using the Agile Mindset (as Exploratory Testing) on the Agile Mindset”
Hope you can join us! Register here.