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2 DAY CONFERENCE

London Tester Gathering Workshops 2013

Topics covered at #LTGW

Thursday, 17th - Friday, 18th October at The Crypt, St James Church Clerkenwell, London

8 experts. will be speaking. Starts at 8:30 AM.

Would you like to develop more reliable software that delivers on all its requirements? Want to learn how to improve your testing so that no more bugs slip through? Maybe you’re eager to hear tips and tricks from some of the top minds in testing?

Then come to the London Tester Gathering Workshops for practical workshops on everything from debugging to security testing, featuring host of the London Tester Gathering Tony Bruce, senior SDET Lead at Microsoft Martin Hall, and Guardian Test Consultant Marton Meszaros - they’ll all be sharing their experience and skills with you so you can learn better ways to test your code!

Beyond the book

Their insights and practical sessions will help you design software that’s on time, on budget, and satisfies your clients’ needs - you’ll soon be seeing the benefit after advancing your skills at this in-depth event. These are advantages you can’t get in the manual!

Fantastic Topics

You can learn how to debug, test and hack JavaScript web applications with Carlos Ble, be guided through HTTP proxies with Alan Richardson (the ‘Evil Tester’), or find out how to target and eliminate bugs in your code with Martin Hall.

Wonderful Community

On top of all of this, you’ll be able to enjoy learning new things with a hundred other testers, so you can share ideas, hear their perspectives, and find new solutions to your problems; you could even discover new potential business partners!

Security Testing for Mobile Apps

In this half day workshop we will begin to explore some of the tools and concepts around security testing for mobile applications.

In this half day workshop we will begin to explore some of the tools and concepts around security testing for mobile applications. We'll focus on Android apps but the ideas are transferable to any mobile platform. By the end of the workshop you will have a basic security testing tool kit and practical experience of using these to test for common security issues. As this is a practical workshop so you'll need a laptop and the ability to install tools.

Bill Matthews

Bill has been a freelance test consultant for 15 years working mainly on large migration and integration projects as a Test Architect, Manager and Technical Tester. He spends much of his time focusing on the more technical elements of system and operational testing such as integration, performance and security.

Black Ops Testing: A practical testing workshop

James Lyndsay, Steve Green, Alan Richardson and Tony Bruce have joined forces to bring you Black Ops Testing: A practical testing workshop.

James Lyndsay, Steve Green, Alan Richardson and Tony Bruce have joined forces to bring you Black Ops Testing: A practical testing workshop.

We'll be focusing on scouting, intrusion and extraction. Or, if you don't like military metaphors: Thinking, Exploration, Diagnosis Either way, this will be a testing workshop like no other. Join our crack team of testers.

They're easier to find than the A-team, but just as hard.

Alan Richardson

An experienced software testing professional (Test Manager, Test Lead and Test Analyst), who has produced practical and innovative software quality solutions for clients in a diverse range of industries.

James Lyndsay

James Lyndsay is an advocate of test approaches which find surprises, adapts to circumstances, and keeps testers interested.

Steve Green

Steve specialises in testing high-risk, high-profile web-based applications such as online banking, e-commerce websites, online gaming, e-learning and Facebook applications for large corporate clients in the UK, USA and Europe.

Tony Bruce

Tony Bruce is a professional, experienced, constantly learning, coaching and teaching agile team member who specialises in Testing. He has worked in various industries with organisations such as Channel 4, Ernst & Young, LMAX and The Children’s Society.

Debugging, testing and hacking JavaScript Web Applications

This workshop teaches effective techniques for testing JavaScript web apps.

This workshop teaches effective techniques for testing JavaScript web apps, including:

  • How to use Firebug and Chrome development tools for debugging
  • Basic overview of the JavaScript language
  • Basic overview of jQuery
  • Online tools: prettifiers and json formatters
  • Automated testing with Cucumber.js, Casper.js and Selenium

Please be advised that laptops will be required for this hands-on session.

Carlos Ble

Carlos started using computers at 6, when his father bought a PC with the Intel 8086 and some books on the Basic programming language. Since then, he has been learning how machines can be used to build a better world.

Black Ops Testing: A practical testing workshop

James Lyndsay, Steve Green, Alan Richardson and Tony Bruce have joined forces to bring you Black Ops Testing: A practical testing workshop.

Alan Richardson

An experienced software testing professional (Test Manager, Test Lead and Test Analyst), who has produced practical and innovative software quality solutions for clients in a diverse range of industries.

James Lyndsay

James Lyndsay is an advocate of test approaches which find surprises, adapts to circumstances, and keeps testers interested.

Steve Green

Steve specialises in testing high-risk, high-profile web-based applications such as online banking, e-commerce websites, online gaming, e-learning and Facebook applications for large corporate clients in the UK, USA and Europe.

Tony Bruce

Tony Bruce is a professional, experienced, constantly learning, coaching and teaching agile team member who specialises in Testing. He has worked in various industries with organisations such as Channel 4, Ernst & Young, LMAX and The Children’s Society.

Tarantino of BDD

In this workshop we'll learn about a pattern that could enable looser coupling between steps, cleaner step definition code, happiness and many more.

There are many patterns on the internet about how to implement feature files. There are even many blog posts that teach us how to improve the style of our scenarios by raising the level of abstraction. Even when following those practices, we often end up with unmaintainable code, brittle tests and frustration.

We are going to explore another step towards a state where the tool doesn't interfere with capturing the conversations by constraining the language we use. We'll learn about a pattern that could enable looser coupling between steps, cleaner step definition code, happiness and many more.

Prerequisites

  • Please have a laptop with Java (1.6+), Maven and your favourite IDE installed on it.

  • Ensure your laptop can connect to the internet

  • Have 2 twitter accounts you can use. (We will be not spamming, so you are safe to use your main account for one)

Marton Meszaros

Software development professional with over 11 years of experience in web development and extensive knowledge of code design/testing patterns, agile programming/project management methodologies.

Bug Hunting for Fun and Profit

Martin will be showing how you can have fun, gain fame and money finding issues in software and websites you use every day.

Martin Hall

Martin Hall is a Senior SDET Lead at Microsoft (Skype Division) He has a real passion for and Dev/Test pairing, and uses this technique to get rid of mini waterfalls that can sometimes occur during agile sprints. Although not a professional securit

The Evil Tester's guide to HTTP proxies and Browser Developer Tools

We will cover and go beyond the obvious interrogation and manipulation of traffic and also look at how to use auto-responders, custom rules and traffic generators. The different capabilities of the tools and how to use them in combination.

I test a lot of web applications. I use proxy servers to interrogate and manipulate web traffic, and the built in browser developer tools.

We will cover and go beyond the obvious interrogation and manipulation of traffic and look at how to use auto-responders, custom rules and traffic generators, as well as the different capabilities of the tools and how to use them in combination.

We will also look at the new features in modern browsers that help you achieve some of the proxy benefits out of the box, for those moments when you have to test unarmed.

As well as the tools, I want to cover the testing thought processes and models that help you apply the tools in your work.

Turn up with some modern browsers installed (Chrome, Firefox, Opera), a couple of proxy servers (BurpSuite, Fiddler, Zed Attack Proxy), possibly some plugins (Firebug), to maximize your time in the workshop.

Alan Richardson

An experienced software testing professional (Test Manager, Test Lead and Test Analyst), who has produced practical and innovative software quality solutions for clients in a diverse range of industries.

Website Accessibility Testing with Assistive Technologies

Join Steve for a hands on accessibility testing workshop at #ltgw2013! In this session you will learn how to test websites with two assistive technologies - a screen reader and voice recognition software - to extend the scope of your accessibility testing beyond basic WCAG compliance.

Steve Green

Steve specialises in testing high-risk, high-profile web-based applications such as online banking, e-commerce websites, online gaming, e-learning and Facebook applications for large corporate clients in the UK, USA and Europe.

The Crypt, St James Church Clerkenwell

Located on the edge of the City, the Crypt on the Green, Clerkenwell, offers a magnificent venue for Skills Matter's eXchanges, In-the-Brain Sessions and meetings. Situated on Clerkenwell Green, opposite The Three Kings pub, the Crypt is conveniently positioned between Farringdon and Angel Stations, providing access to mainline and underground services.

history
St James Church, Clerkenwell is on the site of the first nunnery to be built in London dating back to 1100AD. History abounds. Today Clerkenwell is a vibrant urban village in the heart of London offering arts, entertainment and culture.

The Crypt, St James Church Clerkenwell

Clerkenwell Close, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 0EA, GB


View details, travel and nearby hotels

To discuss sponsorship opportunities please contact the team:

Hold tight, skillscasts coming soon!

 

Overview

Would you like to develop more reliable software that delivers on all its requirements? Want to learn how to improve your testing so that no more bugs slip through? Maybe you’re eager to hear tips and tricks from some of the top minds in testing?

Then come to the London Tester Gathering Workshops for practical workshops on everything from debugging to security testing, featuring host of the London Tester Gathering Tony Bruce, senior SDET Lead at Microsoft Martin Hall, and Guardian Test Consultant Marton Meszaros - they’ll all be sharing their experience and skills with you so you can learn better ways to test your code!

Beyond the book

Their insights and practical sessions will help you design software that’s on time, on budget, and satisfies your clients’ needs - you’ll soon be seeing the benefit after advancing your skills at this in-depth event. These are advantages you can’t get in the manual!

Fantastic Topics

You can learn how to debug, test and hack JavaScript web applications with Carlos Ble, be guided through HTTP proxies with Alan Richardson (the ‘Evil Tester’), or find out how to target and eliminate bugs in your code with Martin Hall.

Wonderful Community

On top of all of this, you’ll be able to enjoy learning new things with a hundred other testers, so you can share ideas, hear their perspectives, and find new solutions to your problems; you could even discover new potential business partners!

Programme

Security Testing for Mobile Apps

In this half day workshop we will begin to explore some of the tools and concepts around security testing for mobile applications.

In this half day workshop we will begin to explore some of the tools and concepts around security testing for mobile applications. We'll focus on Android apps but the ideas are transferable to any mobile platform. By the end of the workshop you will have a basic security testing tool kit and practical experience of using these to test for common security issues. As this is a practical workshop so you'll need a laptop and the ability to install tools.

Bill Matthews

Bill has been a freelance test consultant for 15 years working mainly on large migration and integration projects as a Test Architect, Manager and Technical Tester. He spends much of his time focusing on the more technical elements of system and operational testing such as integration, performance and security.

Black Ops Testing: A practical testing workshop

James Lyndsay, Steve Green, Alan Richardson and Tony Bruce have joined forces to bring you Black Ops Testing: A practical testing workshop.

James Lyndsay, Steve Green, Alan Richardson and Tony Bruce have joined forces to bring you Black Ops Testing: A practical testing workshop.

We'll be focusing on scouting, intrusion and extraction. Or, if you don't like military metaphors: Thinking, Exploration, Diagnosis Either way, this will be a testing workshop like no other. Join our crack team of testers.

They're easier to find than the A-team, but just as hard.

Alan Richardson

An experienced software testing professional (Test Manager, Test Lead and Test Analyst), who has produced practical and innovative software quality solutions for clients in a diverse range of industries.

James Lyndsay

James Lyndsay is an advocate of test approaches which find surprises, adapts to circumstances, and keeps testers interested.

Steve Green

Steve specialises in testing high-risk, high-profile web-based applications such as online banking, e-commerce websites, online gaming, e-learning and Facebook applications for large corporate clients in the UK, USA and Europe.

Tony Bruce

Tony Bruce is a professional, experienced, constantly learning, coaching and teaching agile team member who specialises in Testing. He has worked in various industries with organisations such as Channel 4, Ernst & Young, LMAX and The Children’s Society.

Debugging, testing and hacking JavaScript Web Applications

This workshop teaches effective techniques for testing JavaScript web apps.

This workshop teaches effective techniques for testing JavaScript web apps, including:

  • How to use Firebug and Chrome development tools for debugging
  • Basic overview of the JavaScript language
  • Basic overview of jQuery
  • Online tools: prettifiers and json formatters
  • Automated testing with Cucumber.js, Casper.js and Selenium

Please be advised that laptops will be required for this hands-on session.

Carlos Ble

Carlos started using computers at 6, when his father bought a PC with the Intel 8086 and some books on the Basic programming language. Since then, he has been learning how machines can be used to build a better world.

Black Ops Testing: A practical testing workshop

James Lyndsay, Steve Green, Alan Richardson and Tony Bruce have joined forces to bring you Black Ops Testing: A practical testing workshop.

Alan Richardson

An experienced software testing professional (Test Manager, Test Lead and Test Analyst), who has produced practical and innovative software quality solutions for clients in a diverse range of industries.

James Lyndsay

James Lyndsay is an advocate of test approaches which find surprises, adapts to circumstances, and keeps testers interested.

Steve Green

Steve specialises in testing high-risk, high-profile web-based applications such as online banking, e-commerce websites, online gaming, e-learning and Facebook applications for large corporate clients in the UK, USA and Europe.

Tony Bruce

Tony Bruce is a professional, experienced, constantly learning, coaching and teaching agile team member who specialises in Testing. He has worked in various industries with organisations such as Channel 4, Ernst & Young, LMAX and The Children’s Society.

Tarantino of BDD

In this workshop we'll learn about a pattern that could enable looser coupling between steps, cleaner step definition code, happiness and many more.

There are many patterns on the internet about how to implement feature files. There are even many blog posts that teach us how to improve the style of our scenarios by raising the level of abstraction. Even when following those practices, we often end up with unmaintainable code, brittle tests and frustration.

We are going to explore another step towards a state where the tool doesn't interfere with capturing the conversations by constraining the language we use. We'll learn about a pattern that could enable looser coupling between steps, cleaner step definition code, happiness and many more.

Prerequisites

  • Please have a laptop with Java (1.6+), Maven and your favourite IDE installed on it.

  • Ensure your laptop can connect to the internet

  • Have 2 twitter accounts you can use. (We will be not spamming, so you are safe to use your main account for one)

Marton Meszaros

Software development professional with over 11 years of experience in web development and extensive knowledge of code design/testing patterns, agile programming/project management methodologies.

Bug Hunting for Fun and Profit

Martin will be showing how you can have fun, gain fame and money finding issues in software and websites you use every day.

Martin Hall

Martin Hall is a Senior SDET Lead at Microsoft (Skype Division) He has a real passion for and Dev/Test pairing, and uses this technique to get rid of mini waterfalls that can sometimes occur during agile sprints. Although not a professional securit

The Evil Tester's guide to HTTP proxies and Browser Developer Tools

We will cover and go beyond the obvious interrogation and manipulation of traffic and also look at how to use auto-responders, custom rules and traffic generators. The different capabilities of the tools and how to use them in combination.

I test a lot of web applications. I use proxy servers to interrogate and manipulate web traffic, and the built in browser developer tools.

We will cover and go beyond the obvious interrogation and manipulation of traffic and look at how to use auto-responders, custom rules and traffic generators, as well as the different capabilities of the tools and how to use them in combination.

We will also look at the new features in modern browsers that help you achieve some of the proxy benefits out of the box, for those moments when you have to test unarmed.

As well as the tools, I want to cover the testing thought processes and models that help you apply the tools in your work.

Turn up with some modern browsers installed (Chrome, Firefox, Opera), a couple of proxy servers (BurpSuite, Fiddler, Zed Attack Proxy), possibly some plugins (Firebug), to maximize your time in the workshop.

Alan Richardson

An experienced software testing professional (Test Manager, Test Lead and Test Analyst), who has produced practical and innovative software quality solutions for clients in a diverse range of industries.

Website Accessibility Testing with Assistive Technologies

Join Steve for a hands on accessibility testing workshop at #ltgw2013! In this session you will learn how to test websites with two assistive technologies - a screen reader and voice recognition software - to extend the scope of your accessibility testing beyond basic WCAG compliance.

Steve Green

Steve specialises in testing high-risk, high-profile web-based applications such as online banking, e-commerce websites, online gaming, e-learning and Facebook applications for large corporate clients in the UK, USA and Europe.

Venue

The Crypt, St James Church Clerkenwell

Located on the edge of the City, the Crypt on the Green, Clerkenwell, offers a magnificent venue for Skills Matter's eXchanges, In-the-Brain Sessions and meetings. Situated on Clerkenwell Green, opposite The Three Kings pub, the Crypt is conveniently positioned between Farringdon and Angel Stations, providing access to mainline and underground services.

history
St James Church, Clerkenwell is on the site of the first nunnery to be built in London dating back to 1100AD. History abounds. Today Clerkenwell is a vibrant urban village in the heart of London offering arts, entertainment and culture.

The Crypt, St James Church Clerkenwell

Clerkenwell Close, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 0EA, GB


View details, travel and nearby hotels
Sponsors

To discuss sponsorship opportunities please contact the team:

Skillscasts

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