Austin | April 23-25, 2019

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SauceCon brings together the global community of Sauce Labs users and automated testing experts. Join us April 23-25 in Austin, where teams from around the world will come together to learn from each other and level up their automated testing and continuous delivery skills.

Announced Speakers

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Melissa Benua

Senior Technical Lead, mParticle

Building Scalable And Stable e2e Test Suites With WebdriverIO

Abstract
WebdriverIO was the first Selenium binding published to NPM in 2011. Since then it has been constantly maintained and rewritten multiple times. It is now one of the most mature test frameworks for end-to-end tests written in JavaScript. In this presentation, Christian will discuss the latest major release of the project, and demonstrate how to build a sophisticated end-to-end test suite for any project at scale. He will also showcase a lot of new features and best practices using WebdriverIO.

Bio
Christian Bromann is a Software Engineer in Development at Sauce Labs. He is passionate about Open Source and Automation, and is the main contributor and maintainer of WebdriverIO. He recently graduated as a Master of Science at the Technical University of Berlin. In his thesis, he researched in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute on ways to bring test automation to the big screen.

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Richard Bradshaw

BossBoss (CEO), Ministry of Testing

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Yaroslav Borets - SauceCon Speaker

Christian Bromann

Software Engineer in Development, Sauce Labs

Building Scalable And Stable e2e Test Suites With WebdriverIO

Abstract
WebdriverIO was the first Selenium binding published to NPM in 2011. Since then it has been constantly maintained and rewritten multiple times. It is now one of the most mature test frameworks for end-to-end tests written in JavaScript. In this presentation, Christian will discuss the latest major release of the project, and demonstrate how to build a sophisticated end-to-end test suite for any project at scale. He will also showcase a lot of new features and best practices using WebdriverIO.

Bio
Christian Bromann is a Software Engineer in Development at Sauce Labs. He is passionate about Open Source and Automation, and is the main contributor and maintainer of WebdriverIO. He recently graduated as a Master of Science at the Technical University of Berlin. In his thesis, he researched in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute on ways to bring test automation to the big screen.

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Titus Fortner

Senior Solution Architect, Sauce Labs

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Dave Haeffner

Software Developer, Applitools

The Death of Flaky Tests

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Dave Haeffner is here to bury flaky tests, not to praise them.

For far too long we have allowed flaky tests to live in our world, creeping in and eroding the trust in our Selenium tests. They have wrought unreliable test results, noise, and ultimately an infinite amount of time wasted throughout our industry. Some blame Selenium for this. Others point a finger at the browser vendors. Some call out either instabilities in their Application Under Test or poor design practices in their test code.

Flaky Tests are often talked about in whispers, and ultimately accepted as a part of reality that we cannot control.

Dave says it’s time for a revolution! Join him as he shows you how to take the power back from Flaky Tests and end their reign once and for all.

Bio
Dave Haeffner is the writer of Elemental Selenium — a free, once weekly Selenium tip newsletter that’s read by thousands of testing professionals. He’s also the creator and maintainer of the-internet (an open-source web app that’s perfect for writing automated tests against), and author of The Selenium Guidebook. He’s helped numerous companies successfully implement automated acceptance testing; including The Motley Fool, ManTech International, Sittercity, and Animoto (to name just a few). He’s also an active member of the Selenium project and has spoken at numerous conferences and meetups around the world about how to use Selenium successfully.

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Angie Jones

Senior Developer Advocate, Applitools


Which Tests Should We Automate?

Abstract
More and more teams are coming to the realization that automating every single test may not be the best approach. However, it’s often difficult to determine which tests should be automated and which ones are not worth it.

When asked “which tests should we automate?”, Angie Jones’ answer is always “it depends.” Several factors should be considered when deciding on which tests to automate and many times that decision is contextual.

Join in on this session where Angie will explore features and associated tests, then discuss whether the tests should be automated or not considering the factors and context provided.

Attendees to this session will take away:

  • Identification of the key factors to consider when deciding which tests to automate
  • How to gather the data needed to make these decisions
  • A formula that can be applied to any test to determine if it should be automated or not

Bio
Angie Jones is a Senior Software Engineer in Test at Twitter who has developed automation strategies and frameworks for countless software products. As a Master Inventor, she is known for her innovative and out-of-the-box thinking style which has resulted in more than 20 patented inventions in the US and China. Angie is also an adjunct college professor who teaches Java programming and is a strong advocate for diversity in Technology. She volunteers with organizations who champion this cause such as TechGirlz and Black Girls Code.

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Marcus Merrell

Staff Quality Engineer, RetailMeNot

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Wim Selles

Test Automation Engineer, Tele2 Nederland

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