SmartBear Connect will bring together the world’s testing, development, and technology communities. This two-day event will include training workshops, best practice sessions, and visionary content. Day one will consist of live, interactive product training and day two will feature unique insights from SmartBear customers and industry experts.
Product Training Workshops
Learn new tips, tricks, and best practices for all your favorite SmartBear products.
Hear unique insights and experiences from industry thought leaders.
Viasat delivers the real internet to millions of airline passengers across the globe on many of the world’s leading airlines. The goal is to access the internet just as you would on the ground for passengers and crew. This ranges from streaming online content for passengers to accessing a full suite of aviation applications for crews, all from 35,000 feet in the air. If you are planning to be ‘all over the map’, your data cannot be! This session highlights the SwaggerHub Domain technology that helps enable internet-in-the-sky growth and provides a real-time data management model for developers to deliver APIs across components that span airspace-to-orbit-to-ground.
This presentation shows you how to reign in far-reaching elements of a system, use a design-first approach to establish a common hierarchical data dictionary and create reusable components for building system APIs. The result is a scalable solution to manage a complex environment, support rapid system growth and provide a common language for everyone to design and build the system.
Cyndi Recker is a System Engineer at Viasat, where she works to design and deliver in-flight connectivity for end-to-end performance from concept to operation. Her vision is in the value of the system as a whole, to reach beyond capabilities of individual components, and find strength in how the parts are interconnected. She naturally likes to solve problems and draws from over 20 years experience in hardware and software development from embedded systems to web portals and finds there is always a way to deliver an effective solution.
Intel's Technology visionary, Paul Butler will discuss the future of architecting high-performance software and process, including advances in software development across AI and IoT.
Paul has 21 years of experience at Intel managing teams in strategic materials, outsource manufacturing, and now channel management for Intel software development products. During his tenure at Intel Paul has delivered talks on software development in High Performance Computing and in Artificial Intelligence. Prior to joining Intel Paul was at Apple Computer for 10 years holding positions in WW Product Planning, Global Supply Chain Manager, and Supply Base Manager (Processors).
In today’s fast paced industry, where efforts are “shifting left” and applying DevOps to workflows, test automation at all levels is becoming increasingly important and necessary. The speed in volume in which applications and services are being developed, improved and maintained has made it impossible for everything to be tested manually.
To successfully make this transition, implement a continuous integration environment, and still create quality software, it’s not only important to implement great automation at every stage of your life cycle, but to also do it smartly. Applying a risk-based approach to your testing efforts ensures that you are testing the right things at the right times to make sure your software fully satisfies the business.
With a good process in place automated tests can be developed alongside the dev teams so that as soon as a new release is available, you already have automated test coverage. The sooner you have a good feedback loop happening the better you can track metrics to continuously fine tune your automated test assets as your business needs change. Carson will walk you through this process and approach.
Carson is a veteran of software development covering a wide range of disciplines. Carson started his career at Black Lantern Studios, testing video games for various platforms. During his 8-year tenure at he saw growth into a QA Lead, and eventually a project manager where he focused his time between, test management, project management, design, and level scripting. In March 2015, Carson started at O'Reilly as a QA Automation developer. The automation department was very young at the time and he was an integral part of selecting an automation tool (TestComplete) and developing a set of standards and frameworksr. In October 2017 Carson took over the responsibility of QA Automation Supervisor, overseeing the planning and execution of all of O’Reilly’s test automation efforts.
Connect with Carson on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cunderw/
There are major differences between waterfall and agile methodologies that have often been discussed as challenges for many organizations. However, by understanding these characteristics, teams can better plan to support their members and successfully facilitate a shift to agile operations with limited difficulty. Reggie will explore the ways QA can ease its transition from waterfall to agile.
Reginald Moore Jr is the current Director of Quality Engineering for Optum Rx. With over a decade of experience leading Quality Engineering Teams to success, Reggie uses Smartbear Products for quality delivery of many different solutions. Reggie is well versed in Agile and transformation from other Software methodologies to speed up the development and testing processes while also ensuring that quality remains top of mind.
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