1 DAY CONFERENCE

CukeUp!

Topics covered at #cukeup!

Thursday, 24th March in London

20 experts spoke.
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Keynote - Aslak Hellesoy

Aslak Hellesøy

Aslak Hellesøy is the creator of Cucumber and co-founder of Cucumber Limited. He is a co-author of The Cucumber Book and an early adopter of XP and BDD.

Aslak works as a programmer, software architect, business owner and trainer in a variety of industries, including finance, telecom and retail.

What makes a good feature file

David De Florinier

David de Florinier has helped numerous teams implement best specification-by-example practices. David is a frequent speaker at leading software development and testing conferences and also regularly contributes to the UK Agile Testing group. Over th

Gojko Adzic

Gojko is a partner at Neuri Consulting LLP. He is the winner of the 2016 European Software Testing Outstanding Achievement Award, and the 2011 Most Influential Agile Testing Professional Award. Gojko's book Specification by Example won the Jolt Award for the Best Book of 2012, and his blog won the UK Agile Award for the best outline publication in 2010. Gojko is a frequent speaker at software development conferences, including NDC, Agile Days, Oredev, and YOW!, and is one of the authors of MindMup and Claudia.js.

Bootstrapping Cucumber Münchhausen-Style

Jan Brauer

Jan is your average Software Guy. He enjoys Reggae. And food.

Wip, Kanban and whole-team BDD

Perryn Fowler

Perryn is a Software Consultant of 14 or so years experience. He has been helping software teams use BDD since before it was called that. Over the years he has used (and contributed to) a number of tools including FIT, Selenium, rspec story runner an

Cucumber on the JVM with Groovy

This talk includes automating Cucumber scenarios with Groovy, from writing step definitions, working with tables, to exposing commonly used functionality with Cucumber's World mixin. Driving acceptance tests with Geb (a Groovy DSL for Selenium) will get you started with automating your scenarios through a browser.

Richard Paul

Richard Paul is a software developer with a keen interest in testability, acceptance testing and behaviour driven development.

Deliberate Discovery - Step Away From The Tools

Daniel North

Daniel North uses his deep technical and organisational knowledge to help CIOs, business and software teams to deliver quickly and successfully. He puts people first and finds simple, pragmatic solutions to business and technical problems, often using lean and agile techniques. With over thirty years of experience in IT, Dan is a frequent speaker at technology and business conferences worldwide.

Liz Keogh

Liz Keogh is a Lean and Agile consultant based in London. She is a well-known blogger and international speaker, a core member of the BDD community and a contributor to a number of open-source projects including JBehave. She specializes in helping people use examples and stories to communicate, build, test and deliver value, particularly when faced with high risk and uncertainty.

Liz's work covers topics as diverse as story-writing, haiku poetry, Cynefin and complexity thinking, effective personal feedback and OO development, and she has a particular love of people, language, and choices. She has a strong technical background with over 20 years’ experience in delivering value and coaching others to deliver, from small start-ups to global enterprises. Most of her work now focuses on Lean, Agile and organizational transformations, and the use of transparency, positive language, well-formed outcomes and safe-to-fail experiments in making change innovative, easy and fun.

Cucumber for startups

Michael Nacos

Michael Nacos enjoys playing with computers but gets bored easily. He has worked as an IT trainer, web developer, linux sysadmin, database developer, email engineer, cloud architect and tech lead. These days he helps companies build products and teams, using open source tools to deliver progressive web and mobile experiences that hit the mark.

Functional BDD

Phil Trelford

Phil is an active member of the software development community, regularly attending and speaking at user groups and conferences, blogging and contributing to open source projects. He is a co-organizer of the London F# User Group and a founding member of the F# Foundation.

Cucumber – Scaling up

Arti Mathanda

Arti has worked as a QA Analyst at companies like ThoughtWorks, Argos, HomeAway and the BBC

Richard Brown

Richard currently works as a Test Engineer at the BBC. Previously worked as an IT Manager in the Market Research industry

CukeSalad: Cucumber, chopped, dressed and ready to eat

Antony Marcano

Antony Marcano is co-founder of RiverGlide, a coaching, consultancy and training firm helping teams and organisations innovate with agility. He has been in software development for nearly 25 years, almost 20 of which have been either working in teams or guiding them and the organisations around them, as they aspire to greater agility. Antony is as much a practitioner as he is coach, consultant and trainer in topics from writing communicative, maintainable code to User Stories & BDD to effective team models, approaching change and Kent Beck's emerging 3X framework.

Refactoring Your Cukes

Matt Wynne

Matt is the author of The Cucumber Book, and in 2013 he cofounded Cucumber Limited with Aslak Hellesøy and Julien Biezemans. Their company was acquired by SmartBear in 2019 and he now works as a BDD Advocate with a mission to maximise the adoption of BDD practices in the software industry.

Acceptance Test Driven Infrastructure Development with Cucumber and Chef

Stephen Nelson-Smith

Stephen Nelson-Smith (@LordCope) is principal consultant at Atalanta Systems, a fast-growing agile infrastructure consultancy, and Opscode training and solutions partner in Europe.

Songkick's path down the Cucumber road.

This talk will cover how Cucumber fits into our overall process, how Acceptance tests fit in a rapidly evolving startup environment, how we write acceptance tests and who is involved, how we cope with long build times by scaling our tests over distributed machines, examining the dangers of over reliance on just acceptance tests, evolving developer centric acceptance tests to customer focused language, engendering trust in the acceptance tests and using metrics to help limit the time we spend in the red.

Joseph Wilk

Joseph Wilk is a member of the core development team for Cucumber. He has been developing for the web for 10 years in both big and small companies and as an entrepreneur. After stints working with Java and Python he finally found Ruby.

Advanced acceptance testing w Capybara

Jonas Nicklas

Jonas Nicklas is a Ruby developer from rainy Gothenburg, Sweden. He is the primary author of Capybara and an early adopter of Cucumber, staying faithful when others were tempted by a more carnivorous diet. During the day he works for Elabs where he's

Feature Injection

Antony Marcano

Antony Marcano is co-founder of RiverGlide, a coaching, consultancy and training firm helping teams and organisations innovate with agility. He has been in software development for nearly 25 years, almost 20 of which have been either working in teams or guiding them and the organisations around them, as they aspire to greater agility. Antony is as much a practitioner as he is coach, consultant and trainer in topics from writing communicative, maintainable code to User Stories & BDD to effective team models, approaching change and Kent Beck's emerging 3X framework.

Chris Matts

Chris Matts has over 10 years of experience in investment banking including strategy work as a practitioner rather than as a consultant. His specialist areas are real options, IT risk management, business value and agile analysis. He has been working in exotic credit derivatives for the past few years.

Beyond Cucumber - management with cucumber.fm

The experience we gathered during this time and the challenges that we face let us experiment with new approaches in using cucumber. One of them is 'Scenario Impact' (first known as Side Effect).

Michal Czyz

Michal Czyż has been working professionally with web applications as developer since 2007 and this allowed me to gather experience pertaining to all steps of valuable system development.

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