VISTACON 2013 - Schedule

CONFERENCE TRACK TOPICS

Mobile

  • Mobile Testers Guide to the Galaxy.
  • Testing Windows Mobile 8.
  • Understanding Mobile Test Strategies.
  • Large-scale Test Automation for Mobile Applications with TestArchitect (Hands - On).

Automation

  • Integrated Test Platforms - TA in Visual Studio.
  • High Volume automation strategy methods and technology.
  • Test Automation story from Microsoft on WinMobile8.
  • Open source mobile test automation (Hands - on).

Thriving in a Rapidly Changing Software Development Landscape

  • ALM, integrated test platforms, Tool suites.
  • Outsourcing/Offshoring Something.
  • Training and soft skills for outsourced and distributed. teams.
  • Scrum Basics and their effects on Testing.

Selected Technical Topics in Software Testing

  • Testing in the Cloud.
  • Continuous Integration (CI) – the key to successful Agile Testing.
  • Leveraging Virtualization for faster, more effective software testing.
  • Understanding Big Data and Testing Complex Systems.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

From 08:00 AM – 08:30 AM

  • Registration

From 08:30 AM – 09:00 AM

  • Welcome

From 09:00 AM – 10:00 AM

  • Keynote
Julian Harty Human Testing on Mobile Apps

From 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

  • Break

SESSION A: AUTOMATION

SESSION B: MOBILE

From 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

  • Session 1 A
Stephen Cheng
Measuring Software testing efficiency

From 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

  • Session 1 B
Hans and VN Team TA for Mobile - A Hands-on Lab

From 11:15 AM – 11:30 AM

  • Break

From 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

  • Session 2 A
Henrik Johansson Testing APIs in the Clouds
  • Session 2 B
Julian Harty Mobile Testers Guide to the Galaxy

From 12:15 PM – 01:45 PM

  • Lunch

From 01:45 PM – 02:30 PM

  • Session 3 A
Hans Buwalda Test Design for Automation
  • Session 3 B
Michael Hackett Testing on emulators or real-devices. What do you gain or lose?

From 02:30 PM – 02:45 PM

  • Break

From 02:45 PM – 03:30 PM

  • Session 4 A
Binh Nguyen & Tuan Truong Teaching Software Engineers Test Automation: A case Study
  • Session 4 B
Julian Harty Interface Automation (Mobile)

From 03:30 PM – 03:45 PM

  • Break

From 03:45 PM – 05:00 PM

  • Round Table
Julian, BJ, Hans, Henrick, Stephen, Michael, Mark, Wendy, Marjorie How to Achieve Great Testing
 
Friday, April 26, 2013

From 08:00 AM – 08:30 AM

  • Registration

From 08:30 AM – 09:00 AM

  • Welcome

From 09:00 AM – 10:00 AM

  • Keynote
Hung Nguyen Software Testers – Going from Good to Great

From 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

  • Break

SESSION A: CHANGING LANDSCAPE

SESSION B: MOBILE

From 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

  • Session 5 A
Michael Hackett ALM: changing how we develop software
  • Session 5 B
Mark Williams User Experience Testing: Strategies, Tips, and Tools

From 11:15 AM – 11:30 AM

  • Break

From 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

  • Session 6 A
BJ Rollison
Testing Win Mobile8 Platform - A Case Study
  • Session 6 B
Hans Buwalda Testing Complex Systems

From 12:15 PM – 01:45 PM

  • Lunch

From 01:45 PM – 02:30 PM

  • Session 7 A
Wendy Nguyen
Conscious Project Management: New Ideas for Empowering Teams to Thrive
  • Session 7 B
BJ Rollison
Intro Combination Testing - A hands-on workshop - Part 1

From 02:30 PM – 02:45 PM

  • Break

From 02:45 PM – 03:30 PM

  • Session 8 A
Marjorie Farmer When the Business Wants Waterfall – Implementing Agile in a Phase-Based Environment
  • Session 8 B
BJ Rollison
Intro Combination Testing - A hands-on workshop - Part 2

From 03:30 PM – 03:45 PM

  • Break

From 03:45 PM – 05:00 PM

  • Closing remarks
Hung Nguyen Closing remarks

 

 
All Session Topics

Speaker

Session Topics

Binh Nguyen & Tuan Truong
BJ Rollison
Hans Bulwada
Henrik Johansson
Hung Nguyen
Julian Harty
Marjorie Farmer
Mark J. Williams
Michael Hackett
Stephen Cheng
Wendy Nguyen