VISTACON 2011 - Schedule

CONFERENCE TRACK TOPICS

Test Automation

  • Test automation fundamentals
  • Test automation methods and tools
  • Strategy and practice for high-volume test automation production
  • Advanced test automation topics
  • Capability and performance test planning, implementation and analysis

Test Strategy, Approach, Methods and Techniques, not including Agile

  • Basic and advanced skills in software testing
  • Test case design and data development
  • Testing application on the Web and mobile devices
  • Testing for embedded systems

Testing in Agile Development

  • Agile testing
  • Agile automation
  • Testing issues in agile development

Cross-cultural Business and Outsourcing

  • Outsourcing and offshoring organizations and projects
  • Customer service and project leadership across cultures
  • Global organization of software testing and software development
  • Cultural issues in software testing and software development

Overall schedule
December 6th

08:00 AM - 08:30 AM

 

Registration

08:30 AM - 08:45 AM

 

Welcome

08:45 AM - 09:00 AM

 

Government Speech

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

 

Keynote

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

 

Break

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

 

Session 1

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Break

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

 

Session 2

12:15 PM - 01:45 PM

 

Lunch

01:45 PM - 02:30 PM

 

Session 3

02:30 PM - 02:45 PM

 

Break

02:45 PM - 03:30 PM

 

Session 4

03:30 PM - 03:45 PM

 

Break

03:45 PM - 05:00 PM

 

Round Table

07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

 

Gala Dinner

December 7th


08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

 

Registration


09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

 

Keynote


10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

 

Break

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

 

Session 1


11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

 

Break

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

 

Session 2


12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

 

Lunch

01:30 PM - 02:15 PM

 

Session 3


02:15 PM - 02:30 PM

 

Break

02:30 PM - 03:15 PM

 

Session 4


03:15 PM - 03:30 PM

 

Break

03:30 PM - 04:15 PM

 

Closing remarks

 
Tuesday, December 6, 2011

MORNING SESSIONS

From 08:00 am – 08:30 am

  • Registration time

From 08:30 am – 08:45 am

  • Welcome

From 08:45 am – 09:00 am

  • Government Speech

From 09:00 am – 10:00 am

  • Keynote
Harry Robinson Computer-Aided Exploratory Testing

From 10:30 am – 11:15 pm

  • Room A
Harry Robinson How to Create Your Own Robot Army
  • Room B
Hans Buwalda How to do Testing and Test Automation for Complex Software in Agile Development

From 11:30 am – 12:15 pm

  • Room A
Jane Fraser When Failure is Not an Option: Testing a 24/7 Support Web Portal
  • Room B
Michael Hackett Offshoring 10 Years Later--Lessons Learned

AFTERNOON SESSIONS

From 01:45 pm – 02:30 pm

  • Room A
Scott Barber 10 Must-Know Tips for Performance Test Automation
  • Room B
Michael Hackett Testing in Agile Development

From 02:45 pm – 03:30 pm

  • Room A
Dominic Tran Leveraging Game Development & Testing Concepts in Making Engineering Software
  • Room B
Hans Buwalda Building a Testing Dream Team

From 03:45 pm – 05:00 pm

  • Round Table / Expert panel

 

Harry Robinson, Scott Barber, Jane Fraser, Hans Buwalda, Hung Q. Nguyen

How Do We Cope with Testing Challenges as Software Complexity Increases Exponentially?

From 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm

  • Gala Dinner
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

MORNING SESSIONS

From 08:00 am – 09:00 am

  • Registration time

From 09:00 am – 10:00 am

  • Keynote
Scott Barber Performance Testing for All—Secrets to Keeping Your Customers Happy!

From 10:15 am – 11:00 pm

  • Room A
Jane Fraser Accelerate Your Transition Into an Effective Leader
  • Room B
Hans Buwalda Part 1- Hands-on Lab: Agile Test Automation with ABT – Coached by Experienced Test Automation Engineers

From 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

  • Room A
Michael Hackett Cross-culture Challenges--Turning Obstacles Into Productive Synergy
  • Room B
Hans Buwalda Part 2- Hands-on Lab: Agile Test Automation with ABT – Coached by Experienced Test Automation Engineers

AFTERNOON SESSIONS

From 01:30 pm – 02:15 pm

  • Room A
Stephen Copp Open-source Test Automation Framework in Practice-FitNesse at Work!
  • Room B

Harry Robinson

Part 1 - Hands-on Lab: Exploratory Test Automation in Action

From 02:30 pm – 03:15 pm

  • Room A
Vu Nguyen Estimate Testing Size and Effort Using Test Case Point Analysis
  • Room B

Harry Robinson

Part 2 - Hands-on Lab: Exploratory Test Automation in Action

From 03:30 pm – 04:15 pm

  • Closing remarks
Hung Nguyen

 

 
All Session Topics

Speaker

Session Topics

Dominic Tran
Hans Buwalda
Harry Robinson
Jane Fraser
Michael Hackett
Scott Barber
Stephen Copp
Vu Nguyen