2 DAY CONFERENCE

London Tester Gathering 2011

Topics covered at #ltg11

Monday, 16th - Tuesday, 17th May at Skills Matter, London

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

Details to be firmed up but London Tester Gathering are looking at organising a Workshop and Un-conference consisting of a day of practical workshops and talks.

Thanks to our sponsors

Hands-On Penetration Testing Workshop

This full day workshop will cover the theory and the practice of the most relevant steps in the penetration testing process.

Rodrigo Marcos

CREST certified consultant with broad experience performing security audits and penetration testing against a number of environments. Extensive experience testing web based applications. Fluent developer who makes heavy use of bespoke scripts durin

Hands on Root Cause Analysis

Douglas Squirrel, CTO of youDevise, will demonstrate how his team use root-cause analysis to bring about continuous improvement in their software process.

Douglas Squirrel

Former CTO at Osper, a payment card for children, and TIM Group, a trading intelligence platform

Hands-On Web Security Testing

In this half-day tutorial, you will learn the theory behind the two most common vulnerabilities in web applications: cross-site scripting and SQL injection.

Paco Hope

Paco Hope is a Technical Manager with Cigital, Inc www.cigital.com. and has 12 years of experience in the security of web applications, operating systems, and gaming (lottery systems, casino gaming devices, onli

Interviewing & Improving your CV

GCS Ltd will provide tips on interviewing and improving your CV so bring along a copy of your CV and some questions.

Sam Mehta

GCS was established in 1989, making us one of Europe's longest established and respected Recruitment Specialists. For the past 5 years I have specialised in recruiting for contract/freelance QA and Test Specialists.

Break-Out Discussions

Break-Out Discussions / Open Space

Hands-On Web Security Testing Part II

In this second part of the tutorial, you will continue to learn the theory behind the two most common vulnerabilities in web applications: cross-site scripting and SQL injection. After you know the theory, though, then you put it into practice.

Paco Hope

Paco Hope is a Technical Manager with Cigital, Inc www.cigital.com. and has 12 years of experience in the security of web applications, operating systems, and gaming (lottery systems, casino gaming devices, onli

How Google Approaches Software Quality

In this session, Jack Chant will give a 45 minute presentation covering a range of tools and techniques employed by Google to ensure their software is fast to ship, yet robust enough for multi-million dollar transactions.

Jack Chant

Google Test Engineer Agile testing, test automation, defining test process, UI web automated functional testing, test team leadership.

Hands-On Penetration Testing Workshop Part II

This full day workshop continues, covering both the theory and the practice of the most relevant steps in the penetration testing process.

Rodrigo Marcos

CREST certified consultant with broad experience performing security audits and penetration testing against a number of environments. Extensive experience testing web based applications. Fluent developer who makes heavy use of bespoke scripts durin

Design, Testing and Feedback

This hands-on workshop will give you gain a flavour of how information from testing can influence the way a project arrives at a solution.

James Lyndsay

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

OpenSource service by Jenkins CI

In this workshop, John Stevenson will guide you through using an Ubuntu server (virtual machine) to set up a CI server based on Jenkins.

John Stevenson

John is a speaker, author, conference organiser & community obsessed developer. Loves Clojure, Emacs, Cats, Cycling & Agile development. He is a conference organiser for Clojure Exchange, London Java Conference, etc) with 20 years of speaking experience.

Two hosts one hub - networking for testers

This session is for Testers who want to understand basic networking principles, including IPv4 and will require your hands-on participation through games and exercises.

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

Using Business Stories to Test Requirements and Systems

This tutorial explores how stories can be used to provide examples of a system in use to increase the quality of requirements and the quality of delivered systems built to meet those requirements.

Paul Gerrard

Paul Gerrard is a consultant, teacher, author, webmaster, programmer, tester, conference speaker, rowing coach and publisher. He has conducted consulting assignments in all aspects of software testing and quality assurance, specialising in test assurance. He has presented keynote talks and tutorials at testing conferences across Europe, the USA, Australia, South Africa and occasionally won awards for them.

Hands-On Penetration Testing Workshop Part III

This full day workshop continues, covering both the theory and the practice of the most relevant steps in the penetration testing process.

Rodrigo Marcos

CREST certified consultant with broad experience performing security audits and penetration testing against a number of environments. Extensive experience testing web based applications. Fluent developer who makes heavy use of bespoke scripts durin

Using Business Stories to Test Requirements and Systems Part II

In this second part, the tutorials continue to explore how stories can be used to provide examples of a system in use to increase the quality of requirements and the quality of delivered systems built to meet those requirements.

Paul Gerrard

Paul Gerrard is a consultant, teacher, author, webmaster, programmer, tester, conference speaker, rowing coach and publisher. He has conducted consulting assignments in all aspects of software testing and quality assurance, specialising in test assurance. He has presented keynote talks and tutorials at testing conferences across Europe, the USA, Australia, South Africa and occasionally won awards for them.

Two hosts one hub - networking for testers part II

In this second part, you will continute to learn about basic networking principles, including IPv4 Hands on through participatory games and exercises.

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

Hands-On Penetration Testing Workshop Part IV

This full day workshop continues, covering both the theory and the practice of the most relevant steps in the penetration testing process.

Rodrigo Marcos

CREST certified consultant with broad experience performing security audits and penetration testing against a number of environments. Extensive experience testing web based applications. Fluent developer who makes heavy use of bespoke scripts durin

Design, Testing and Feedback -- Part II

Continuation of a James Lyndsay's hands-on workshop on how information from testing can influence the way a project arrives at a solution.

James Lyndsay

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

OpenSource service by Jenkins CI -- Part II

Continuation of John Stevenson's workshop, guiding you through using an Ubuntu server (virtual machine) to set up a CI server based on Jenkins.

John Stevenson

John is a speaker, author, conference organiser & community obsessed developer. Loves Clojure, Emacs, Cats, Cycling & Agile development. He is a conference organiser for Clojure Exchange, London Java Conference, etc) with 20 years of speaking experience.

Thoughtworks Twist: Where Exploration and Automation meet

The main focus of the talk will be to provide an overview of techniques that will allow testers to utilise existing automated functional tests to support exploratory testing.

Al Grimes

More information soon...

Andrew Kemp

Andy has been working in software for 15 years. The last 6 have been at ThoughtWorks where he has worked as a tester and project manager across London, San Francisco and Sydney.

Vertical IT Interview Tips

Vertical IT will provide tips on interviewing and improving your CV so bring along a copy of your CV and some questions.

James Pritchett

James Pritchett is a strategic contract recruiter who specialises in recruiting for the London Testing and Quality Assurance IT market. James has a proactive innovative approach to recruitment which leads him to be emerged within the London testing

Kelvin Hewett

With over 10 years experience in recruitment from Resourcer to Director Kelvin brings a wealth of experience to his role at Regional Director of Vertical IT. Kelvin has a proven track record in developing and delivering Technology recruitment soluti

The Advancing Selenium User

In this workshop we will provide an overview of Selenium 2 functionality by converting a set of Selenium 1 tests to Selenium 2. A subset of Selenium 2.0 features will be covered using the context of a small web application and an existing set of sample Selenium 1.0 scripts.

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.

Exploratory Testing

This workshop starts with the basics of exploratory testing, but even if you are an experienced tester you will learn new techniques. The session is highly practical, and provides an approach that you can apply to your projects immediately. You will learn how exploratory testing can be planned, structured and provide traceability -- all the things its critics say it doesn't do!

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.

Continuous Delivery

This talk will introduce the ideas of Continuous Delivery as a practical everyday process, using some of the techniques and technologies that LMAX Ltd employ in their development environment as an example.

Dave Farley

Dave Farley is Co-author of Continuous Delivery, and Head of software Development at LMAX

Thoughtworks Twist: Where Exploration and Automation meet Part II

The main focus of the talk will be to provide an overview of techniques that will allow testers to utilise existing automated functional tests to support exploratory testing.

Al Grimes

More information soon...

Andrew Kemp

Andy has been working in software for 15 years. The last 6 have been at ThoughtWorks where he has worked as a tester and project manager across London, San Francisco and Sydney.

The Advancing Selenium User -- Part II

Selenium 2 is approaching a mature release. If you haven’t thought about moving to Selenium 2 then now is the time. Selenium 2 supports the Selenium 1 API, so in this workshop we will provide an overview of Selenium 2 functionality by converting a set of Selenium 1 tests to Selenium 2. A subset of Selenium 2.0 features will be covered using the context of a small web application and an existing set of sample Selenium 1.0 scripts.

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.

Exploratory Testing Part II

This workshop continues, covering the basics of exploratory testing, but even if you are an experienced tester you will learn new techniques. The session is highly practical, and provides an approach that you can apply to your projects immediately. You will learn how exploratory testing can be planned, structured and provide traceability -- all the things its critics say it doesn't do!

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.

Vertical IT Interview Tips -- Part II

Vertical IT will provide tips on interviewing and improving your CV so bring along a copy of your CV and some questions.

Exploratory Testing Part III

Exploratory testing is the most effective and efficient means of testing software, and in this one-day hands-on workshop you will learn the techniques Test Partners Ltd has developed over more than ten years and 900+ projects.

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.

TDD, BDD Workshop (mini code retreat)

In this session, you will work through a coding problem that will evolve throughout the afternoon, with a few twists and turns thrown in to see how well your designs cope with those changes.

John Stevenson

John is a speaker, author, conference organiser & community obsessed developer. Loves Clojure, Emacs, Cats, Cycling & Agile development. He is a conference organiser for Clojure Exchange, London Java Conference, etc) with 20 years of speaking experience.

Android Development Basics

This talk covers Android Development basics. It provides an introduction to programming in Android, how to get your app in the android marketplace and how to create a revenue stream through ads or google checkout.

Sam Joseph

Sam Joseph is "AI Paladin" at Makers Academy and an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Hawaii Pacific University. He also runs the online pairing charity site Agile Ventures, and has a background in Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Software Engineering.

An Intro to OWASP

This is Part I of two sessions on OWASP activity, providing a brief introduction to OWASP activity and its most useful resources, and will be followed by a practical workshop in Part II.

Daniel Brzozowski

Software Engineer at FactSet Research Systems, OWASP WebScarab-NG Project Leader and OWASP .NET Project leader at OWASP Specialties web security, penetration testing, c#, java, python, web security, asp .net, c/c++, ado .net, ms sql server, php5, mys

Current state of affairs on Android Testing, what should, what can and what can't be done

In this session, Carl-Gustaf Harroch will explore the different solutions offered for you testing your Android apps from unit testing using robolectric (local testing) to acceptance testing using robotium (device testing).

Carl-Gustaf Harroch

Executive director and developer at Novoda. Throughout my career, I have constantly enrich myself with new skills and ensured I am in touch with the latest in technologies and sciences. I am passionate about computing and have a clear understanding

TDD, BDD Workshop (mini code retreat) Part II

In the continuation of this session, you will work through a coding problem that will evolve throughout the afternoon, with a few twists and turns thrown in to see how well your designs cope with those changes.

John Stevenson

John is a speaker, author, conference organiser & community obsessed developer. Loves Clojure, Emacs, Cats, Cycling & Agile development. He is a conference organiser for Clojure Exchange, London Java Conference, etc) with 20 years of speaking experience.

Android Development Basics Part II

This talk continues with part 2 of Android Development basics. It provides an introduction to programming in Android, how to get your app in the android marketplace and how to create a revenue stream through ads or google checkout.

Sam Joseph

Sam Joseph is "AI Paladin" at Makers Academy and an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Hawaii Pacific University. He also runs the online pairing charity site Agile Ventures, and has a background in Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Software Engineering.

OWASP Workshop Part II

This second workshop delves deeper into OWASP activity and its most useful resources, through practical workshops, covering using penetration testing framework (OWASP WebScarab / OWASP WebScarab-NG), Static code analysis and automatic tests with OWASP O2 Platform.

Daniel Brzozowski

Software Engineer at FactSet Research Systems, OWASP WebScarab-NG Project Leader and OWASP .NET Project leader at OWASP Specialties web security, penetration testing, c#, java, python, web security, asp .net, c/c++, ado .net, ms sql server, php5, mys

Current state of affairs on Android Testing, what should, can and cant be done

Android is slowly but surely eating up the mobile market share, adding new devices, OS version, screen sizes into the mix of android platforms you are reaching out to. It can quickly become unmanageable to handle an extensive list of devices.

Carl-Gustaf Harroch

Executive director and developer at Novoda. Throughout my career, I have constantly enrich myself with new skills and ensured I am in touch with the latest in technologies and sciences. I am passionate about computing and have a clear understanding

Skills Matter


WE'VE MOVED: Skills Matter has recently relocated to a fantastic new venue CodeNode

10 South Place, London EC2M 7EB.


CodeNode provides a great selection of event spaces with all the facilities you need for a vibrant, interactive and successful tech event.

How to contact Skills Matter

Xl2gwmwk4ts5eluqjgap

Skills Matter

10 South Place, London, EC2M 7EB, GB


View details, travel and nearby hotels

To discuss sponsorship opportunities please contact the team:

Thanks to our sponsors

Overview

Details to be firmed up but London Tester Gathering are looking at organising a Workshop and Un-conference consisting of a day of practical workshops and talks.

Thanks to our sponsors

Programme

Hands-On Penetration Testing Workshop

This full day workshop will cover the theory and the practice of the most relevant steps in the penetration testing process.

Rodrigo Marcos

CREST certified consultant with broad experience performing security audits and penetration testing against a number of environments. Extensive experience testing web based applications. Fluent developer who makes heavy use of bespoke scripts durin

Hands on Root Cause Analysis

Douglas Squirrel, CTO of youDevise, will demonstrate how his team use root-cause analysis to bring about continuous improvement in their software process.

Douglas Squirrel

Former CTO at Osper, a payment card for children, and TIM Group, a trading intelligence platform

Hands-On Web Security Testing

In this half-day tutorial, you will learn the theory behind the two most common vulnerabilities in web applications: cross-site scripting and SQL injection.

Paco Hope

Paco Hope is a Technical Manager with Cigital, Inc www.cigital.com. and has 12 years of experience in the security of web applications, operating systems, and gaming (lottery systems, casino gaming devices, onli

Interviewing & Improving your CV

GCS Ltd will provide tips on interviewing and improving your CV so bring along a copy of your CV and some questions.

Sam Mehta

GCS was established in 1989, making us one of Europe's longest established and respected Recruitment Specialists. For the past 5 years I have specialised in recruiting for contract/freelance QA and Test Specialists.

Break-Out Discussions

Break-Out Discussions / Open Space

Hands-On Web Security Testing Part II

In this second part of the tutorial, you will continue to learn the theory behind the two most common vulnerabilities in web applications: cross-site scripting and SQL injection. After you know the theory, though, then you put it into practice.

Paco Hope

Paco Hope is a Technical Manager with Cigital, Inc www.cigital.com. and has 12 years of experience in the security of web applications, operating systems, and gaming (lottery systems, casino gaming devices, onli

How Google Approaches Software Quality

In this session, Jack Chant will give a 45 minute presentation covering a range of tools and techniques employed by Google to ensure their software is fast to ship, yet robust enough for multi-million dollar transactions.

Jack Chant

Google Test Engineer Agile testing, test automation, defining test process, UI web automated functional testing, test team leadership.

Hands-On Penetration Testing Workshop Part II

This full day workshop continues, covering both the theory and the practice of the most relevant steps in the penetration testing process.

Rodrigo Marcos

CREST certified consultant with broad experience performing security audits and penetration testing against a number of environments. Extensive experience testing web based applications. Fluent developer who makes heavy use of bespoke scripts durin

Design, Testing and Feedback

This hands-on workshop will give you gain a flavour of how information from testing can influence the way a project arrives at a solution.

James Lyndsay

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

OpenSource service by Jenkins CI

In this workshop, John Stevenson will guide you through using an Ubuntu server (virtual machine) to set up a CI server based on Jenkins.

John Stevenson

John is a speaker, author, conference organiser & community obsessed developer. Loves Clojure, Emacs, Cats, Cycling & Agile development. He is a conference organiser for Clojure Exchange, London Java Conference, etc) with 20 years of speaking experience.

Two hosts one hub - networking for testers

This session is for Testers who want to understand basic networking principles, including IPv4 and will require your hands-on participation through games and exercises.

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

Using Business Stories to Test Requirements and Systems

This tutorial explores how stories can be used to provide examples of a system in use to increase the quality of requirements and the quality of delivered systems built to meet those requirements.

Paul Gerrard

Paul Gerrard is a consultant, teacher, author, webmaster, programmer, tester, conference speaker, rowing coach and publisher. He has conducted consulting assignments in all aspects of software testing and quality assurance, specialising in test assurance. He has presented keynote talks and tutorials at testing conferences across Europe, the USA, Australia, South Africa and occasionally won awards for them.

Hands-On Penetration Testing Workshop Part III

This full day workshop continues, covering both the theory and the practice of the most relevant steps in the penetration testing process.

Rodrigo Marcos

CREST certified consultant with broad experience performing security audits and penetration testing against a number of environments. Extensive experience testing web based applications. Fluent developer who makes heavy use of bespoke scripts durin

Using Business Stories to Test Requirements and Systems Part II

In this second part, the tutorials continue to explore how stories can be used to provide examples of a system in use to increase the quality of requirements and the quality of delivered systems built to meet those requirements.

Paul Gerrard

Paul Gerrard is a consultant, teacher, author, webmaster, programmer, tester, conference speaker, rowing coach and publisher. He has conducted consulting assignments in all aspects of software testing and quality assurance, specialising in test assurance. He has presented keynote talks and tutorials at testing conferences across Europe, the USA, Australia, South Africa and occasionally won awards for them.

Two hosts one hub - networking for testers part II

In this second part, you will continute to learn about basic networking principles, including IPv4 Hands on through participatory games and exercises.

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

Hands-On Penetration Testing Workshop Part IV

This full day workshop continues, covering both the theory and the practice of the most relevant steps in the penetration testing process.

Rodrigo Marcos

CREST certified consultant with broad experience performing security audits and penetration testing against a number of environments. Extensive experience testing web based applications. Fluent developer who makes heavy use of bespoke scripts durin

Design, Testing and Feedback -- Part II

Continuation of a James Lyndsay's hands-on workshop on how information from testing can influence the way a project arrives at a solution.

James Lyndsay

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

OpenSource service by Jenkins CI -- Part II

Continuation of John Stevenson's workshop, guiding you through using an Ubuntu server (virtual machine) to set up a CI server based on Jenkins.

John Stevenson

John is a speaker, author, conference organiser & community obsessed developer. Loves Clojure, Emacs, Cats, Cycling & Agile development. He is a conference organiser for Clojure Exchange, London Java Conference, etc) with 20 years of speaking experience.

Thoughtworks Twist: Where Exploration and Automation meet

The main focus of the talk will be to provide an overview of techniques that will allow testers to utilise existing automated functional tests to support exploratory testing.

Al Grimes

More information soon...

Andrew Kemp

Andy has been working in software for 15 years. The last 6 have been at ThoughtWorks where he has worked as a tester and project manager across London, San Francisco and Sydney.

Vertical IT Interview Tips

Vertical IT will provide tips on interviewing and improving your CV so bring along a copy of your CV and some questions.

James Pritchett

James Pritchett is a strategic contract recruiter who specialises in recruiting for the London Testing and Quality Assurance IT market. James has a proactive innovative approach to recruitment which leads him to be emerged within the London testing

Kelvin Hewett

With over 10 years experience in recruitment from Resourcer to Director Kelvin brings a wealth of experience to his role at Regional Director of Vertical IT. Kelvin has a proven track record in developing and delivering Technology recruitment soluti

The Advancing Selenium User

In this workshop we will provide an overview of Selenium 2 functionality by converting a set of Selenium 1 tests to Selenium 2. A subset of Selenium 2.0 features will be covered using the context of a small web application and an existing set of sample Selenium 1.0 scripts.

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.

Exploratory Testing

This workshop starts with the basics of exploratory testing, but even if you are an experienced tester you will learn new techniques. The session is highly practical, and provides an approach that you can apply to your projects immediately. You will learn how exploratory testing can be planned, structured and provide traceability -- all the things its critics say it doesn't do!

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.

Continuous Delivery

This talk will introduce the ideas of Continuous Delivery as a practical everyday process, using some of the techniques and technologies that LMAX Ltd employ in their development environment as an example.

Dave Farley

Dave Farley is Co-author of Continuous Delivery, and Head of software Development at LMAX

Thoughtworks Twist: Where Exploration and Automation meet Part II

The main focus of the talk will be to provide an overview of techniques that will allow testers to utilise existing automated functional tests to support exploratory testing.

Al Grimes

More information soon...

Andrew Kemp

Andy has been working in software for 15 years. The last 6 have been at ThoughtWorks where he has worked as a tester and project manager across London, San Francisco and Sydney.

The Advancing Selenium User -- Part II

Selenium 2 is approaching a mature release. If you haven’t thought about moving to Selenium 2 then now is the time. Selenium 2 supports the Selenium 1 API, so in this workshop we will provide an overview of Selenium 2 functionality by converting a set of Selenium 1 tests to Selenium 2. A subset of Selenium 2.0 features will be covered using the context of a small web application and an existing set of sample Selenium 1.0 scripts.

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.

Exploratory Testing Part II

This workshop continues, covering the basics of exploratory testing, but even if you are an experienced tester you will learn new techniques. The session is highly practical, and provides an approach that you can apply to your projects immediately. You will learn how exploratory testing can be planned, structured and provide traceability -- all the things its critics say it doesn't do!

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.

Vertical IT Interview Tips -- Part II

Vertical IT will provide tips on interviewing and improving your CV so bring along a copy of your CV and some questions.

Exploratory Testing Part III

Exploratory testing is the most effective and efficient means of testing software, and in this one-day hands-on workshop you will learn the techniques Test Partners Ltd has developed over more than ten years and 900+ projects.

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.

TDD, BDD Workshop (mini code retreat)

In this session, you will work through a coding problem that will evolve throughout the afternoon, with a few twists and turns thrown in to see how well your designs cope with those changes.

John Stevenson

John is a speaker, author, conference organiser & community obsessed developer. Loves Clojure, Emacs, Cats, Cycling & Agile development. He is a conference organiser for Clojure Exchange, London Java Conference, etc) with 20 years of speaking experience.

Android Development Basics

This talk covers Android Development basics. It provides an introduction to programming in Android, how to get your app in the android marketplace and how to create a revenue stream through ads or google checkout.

Sam Joseph

Sam Joseph is "AI Paladin" at Makers Academy and an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Hawaii Pacific University. He also runs the online pairing charity site Agile Ventures, and has a background in Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Software Engineering.

An Intro to OWASP

This is Part I of two sessions on OWASP activity, providing a brief introduction to OWASP activity and its most useful resources, and will be followed by a practical workshop in Part II.

Daniel Brzozowski

Software Engineer at FactSet Research Systems, OWASP WebScarab-NG Project Leader and OWASP .NET Project leader at OWASP Specialties web security, penetration testing, c#, java, python, web security, asp .net, c/c++, ado .net, ms sql server, php5, mys

Current state of affairs on Android Testing, what should, what can and what can't be done

In this session, Carl-Gustaf Harroch will explore the different solutions offered for you testing your Android apps from unit testing using robolectric (local testing) to acceptance testing using robotium (device testing).

Carl-Gustaf Harroch

Executive director and developer at Novoda. Throughout my career, I have constantly enrich myself with new skills and ensured I am in touch with the latest in technologies and sciences. I am passionate about computing and have a clear understanding

TDD, BDD Workshop (mini code retreat) Part II

In the continuation of this session, you will work through a coding problem that will evolve throughout the afternoon, with a few twists and turns thrown in to see how well your designs cope with those changes.

John Stevenson

John is a speaker, author, conference organiser & community obsessed developer. Loves Clojure, Emacs, Cats, Cycling & Agile development. He is a conference organiser for Clojure Exchange, London Java Conference, etc) with 20 years of speaking experience.

Android Development Basics Part II

This talk continues with part 2 of Android Development basics. It provides an introduction to programming in Android, how to get your app in the android marketplace and how to create a revenue stream through ads or google checkout.

Sam Joseph

Sam Joseph is "AI Paladin" at Makers Academy and an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Hawaii Pacific University. He also runs the online pairing charity site Agile Ventures, and has a background in Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Software Engineering.

OWASP Workshop Part II

This second workshop delves deeper into OWASP activity and its most useful resources, through practical workshops, covering using penetration testing framework (OWASP WebScarab / OWASP WebScarab-NG), Static code analysis and automatic tests with OWASP O2 Platform.

Daniel Brzozowski

Software Engineer at FactSet Research Systems, OWASP WebScarab-NG Project Leader and OWASP .NET Project leader at OWASP Specialties web security, penetration testing, c#, java, python, web security, asp .net, c/c++, ado .net, ms sql server, php5, mys

Current state of affairs on Android Testing, what should, can and cant be done

Android is slowly but surely eating up the mobile market share, adding new devices, OS version, screen sizes into the mix of android platforms you are reaching out to. It can quickly become unmanageable to handle an extensive list of devices.

Carl-Gustaf Harroch

Executive director and developer at Novoda. Throughout my career, I have constantly enrich myself with new skills and ensured I am in touch with the latest in technologies and sciences. I am passionate about computing and have a clear understanding

Venue

Skills Matter


WE'VE MOVED: Skills Matter has recently relocated to a fantastic new venue CodeNode

10 South Place, London EC2M 7EB.


CodeNode provides a great selection of event spaces with all the facilities you need for a vibrant, interactive and successful tech event.

How to contact Skills Matter

Xl2gwmwk4ts5eluqjgap

Skills Matter

10 South Place, London, EC2M 7EB, GB


View details, travel and nearby hotels
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