Agile Testing & BDD eXchange 2010

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Friday, 19th November at The Skills Matter eXchange, London

10 experts will be speaking. Starts at 9:30 AM.

Keynote: Deliberate discovery: code like you mean it

In this talk, Dan North explains why ignorance is the greatest enemy to success, and presents some strategies and techniques for deliberately reducing ignorance, increasing learning and moving towards more deterministic and lower risk software delivery.

Dan North

Dan writes software and coaches teams in agile and lean methods. He believes in putting people first and writing simple, pragmatic software. He believes that most problems that teams face are about communication, which is why he puts so much emphasis on "getting the words right" and why he is so passionate about behaviour-driven development and how people learn.

Patterns and Practices of building Gherkin based living documentations

Implementing your first user story is easy: describe your first Gherkin scenario (Given/When/Then) and implement it outside-in using TDD. But as the system grows, several questions arise that you will need answer...Gaspar and Christian will talk about their experience on several .NET projects using SpecFlow and about questions that arose.

Christian Hassa

Christian started his IT career in 1990 as a freelance programmer. In 1997 he joined TechTalk as a managing partner, which grew over the years to a 60+ people boutique consultancy, specializing on agile coaching and delivery.

Gaspar Nagy

Gáspár is an agile developer coach with more than 10 years of experience in enterprise software development. Currently he works for TechTalk as leading software architect. His current focus lies on making BDD common sense on the .NET platform, in which he is also leading the open source project SpecFlow.

Agile testing at Trader Media

Trader Media runs the autotrader.co.uk website, which sees 500,000 unique visitors a day generate 20,000,000 page impressions. When the business decided it was time to re-vamp the platform, they decided they would adopt an Agile delivery methodology to help deliver a huge project with higher quality than before, within budget and on time.

Stuart Taylor

Stuart Taylor is an ISEB certified Test Practitioner and Agile Evangelist, a very technical Internet application tester, team lead, mentor and coach to the development team of autotrader.co.uk. Stuart has worked extensively with web and internet tech

Vivek Prahlad

Vivek Prahlad is a Technical Lead at ThoughtWorks Studios, where he helps build Twist, a next generation Functional Testing tool. He has been with ThoughtWorks for the past 7 years. During his career, Vivek has been a Technical Lead, Agile Coach and

Test-driving at high speed: Klarna's agile story

David Evans and Erik Stenman present an experience report on agile testing at Klarna, transition to Scrum and then Kanban, Erlang test automation environment, the strategies they used to adopt agile acceptance testing and their experience with Fitnesse + SlimErl

David Evans

David Evans is an independent agile consultant, coach and trainer. He is an evangelist on agile testing, TDD, BDD and Specification by Example, and is a regular speaker at international conferences and seminars.

Erik Stenman

Erik Stenman has been programming for fun since 1980, and for profit since 1989 when he started his first company. He received his Master of Science in Computer Science in 1996 from Uppsala University.

Test Driven Data Warehouse Development

In 2009, HML started on the implementation of a new business intelligence platform. In order to bring immediate business benefit the warehouse went live with a very limited data set to support specific reporting requirements. This has required extensive re-factoring of the warehouse and associated ETL processes as new data sets have been added over time.

Andy Barker

Andy Barker has been a practitioner in the software development industry for the last 14 years. He has participated in a variety of development roles, from developer to solution architect, on a number of enterprise solutions across various market sec

BDD, ATDD and Page Objects

In this presentation John Ferguson Smart discusses several case studies of automating web testing using BDD and ATDD tools and techniques.

John Smart

Well known in the Java community for his many published articles, and as author of the Java Power Tools book, John teaches the Java Power Tools Bootcamp to Skills Matter's Java community.

Winning Big with Specification by Example

Lessons Learned from 50 Successful Projects. After an extensive research of agile acceptance testing implementations for his new book, Gojko Adzic presents great war stories that will inspire you to improve your software development process.

Gojko Adzic

Gojko has helped numerous teams implement best specification-by-example practices, written two books on the subject and contributed to several open source projects. He frequently speaks at leading industry conferences.

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