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TestCon Vilnius 2016 is the leading event for everyone willing to learn testing trends, best practices and make their contribution to the smoother software development cycle and quality.

The conference provides an excellent platform to keep up-to-date with the latest industry trends, exchange experiences, discuss and deliberate ideas and benefit from networking opportunities.

The event features the hottest topics in industry covering: Test Management, Testing Techniques and Methodologies, Test Automation, Performance Testing, Testing the Internet of Things (IoT), Testing Metrics, Agile Testing, Test Team Leadership and Soft Skills.


Who should attend?

  • Software Testers
  • QA Engineers
  • Test and QA Managers
  • Developers
  • Software Engineers
  • Architects
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Join us for one of our practical workshops the day before the conference.

Speakers

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Dan Cuellar
FOODit, UK

Dan is the creator of the open source mobile automation ...

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Roland van Leusden
Praegus B.V., Netherlands

Roland is a Performance Architect with an in-depth experience of ...

Ilari
Ilari Henrik Aegerter
House of Test, Switzerland

Ilari’s formal studies have brought him from General Linguistics and ...

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Jan Jaap Cannegieter
Squerist, Netherlands

Jan has 20 years of experience in ICT, he did ...

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Aleksandr Kublickij
Adform, Lithuania

Aleksandr is a passionate quality specialist who’s capable of putting ...

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John Clapham
Cotelic, UK

John Clapham is an independent coach, trainer and consultant. He ...

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Jon Hare-Winton
Guardian News & Media, UK

Jon is a Senior QA Automation Engineer at the Guardian, based in ...

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David Evans
Neuri Consulting LLP, UK

David is an experienced Agile consultant, coach and trainer with ...

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Igor Khrol
Toptal, Belarus

Igor is automated testing specialist at Toptal. He has about ...

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Ewald Roodenrijs
Cognizant, The Netherlands

Ewald is employed by Cognizant Benelux. Currently he’s responsible for ...

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Noam Kfir
Consultant, Israel

Noam is a consultant and trainer who uses technology and ...

Nicholas
Nicholas Hjelmberg
SQS, Stockholm

Nicholas’ expertise is within quality assurance and testing. His experience ...

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Isabelle Robrechts
IP-Consult, Belgium

Isabelle has almost twenty years of practical experience as a ...

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Vaidas Pilkauskas
Vilnius JUG, Lithuania

Vilnius Scala organizer and co-founder of Vilnius JUG. While not ...

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Gerlof Hoekstra
Atos, The Netherlands

Gerlof started his career as a software engineer. He became ...

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Ard Kramer
Alten IT, Netherlands

Ard is a principal Test consultant at Alten IT since ...

Nicolae Oprean web
Nicolae Oprean
Ullink, Romania

Nicolae Oprean is a QA Techical Expert with main focus ...

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Jaanus Kääp
Clarified Security, Estonia

Jaanus Kääp is working at Clarified Security as a pentester ...

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Steve Portch
Testing Solutions Group, UK

Steve has spent over 45 years working in IT. He ...

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Shai Yallin
Wix.com, Israel

Shai is a software engineer and engineering manager, serving as ...

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Bas Dijkstra
Independent consultant, Netherlands

Bas is a test automation and service virtualization consultant with ...

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Simon Berner
House of Test GmbH, Switzerland

Simon is a very enthusiastic, committed and happy person. He ...

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Diana Flores
House of Test GmbH, Switzerland

Diana is always eager to learn and to share new ...

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Baris Sarialioglu
Keytorc Software Testing Services, Istanbul

Baris has over 13 years of experience as an information ...

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9:00

Opening Keynote: The Pillars of Agile Testing (Hall, 2nd Floor)

10:15

Testers and Coders: Blurring the Lines

Coders are writing tests and testers are writing code. This seemingly paradoxical truth is becoming more and more prevalent in companies of every size. But coders and testers still have very different cultures and processes and are actually sharing very little knowledge, even in companies that have supposedly taken down the wall between the disciplines. In this talk, we will explore the increasingly blurry lines, discuss some of the differences in the approaches coders and testers bring to the table, and provide practical examples of lessons learned by sharing knowledge, cultural perspectives and evolved wisdom.


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Noam Kfir
Consultant, Israel
11:15

No Such Thing as Manual Testing and Other Confusions

Software Testing is infested with many flavours of confusion. Wrong concepts and misunderstandings roam the the testing field. For the sake of professional pride we want to correct that. This session is about identifying areas where wrong thinking and misapplication of simplistic models have lead to situations that are not helpful in advancing our craft. We will walk through sloppy thinking, wrong models and some real-life examples of corporate bullshit. But doing only that would not be helpful. We will therefore find ways to counteract those lost paths with replacing it with a better model. This more refined model will ...


Ilari
Ilari Henrik Aegerter
House of Test, Switzerland
12:00

Lunch Break

13:00

Test Flow: Improve Yourself with Mental Training

Your performance is a combination of a broad range of capabilities, such as IT-skills, knowledge, critical thinking but also your state of mind. The state of mind is one of the most underestimated factors of your performance. For this reason sport psychology is booming business: A good state of mind will make the difference between a top or a flop performance. Not only in sports.. Being aware of your mental capabilities you can reach the state of utmost concentration: the test flow. In this presentation it will be used examples from a well-known test approach: session based testing. How to apply test ...


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Ard Kramer
Alten IT, Netherlands
14:00

Agile Testing Approach dojo

90 minute interactive workshop. Classical test approaches, usually based on scripted testing principles, are rarely applicable in Agile. Approaches like session based testing, bug hunts, test tours and (freestyle) exploratory testing usually better fit in agile project. But when do you apply which way of testing? In this interactive workshop we will figure out the answer. The attendees will determine which way of testing in which situation. For this they will use the SGODDS heuristics (System, testGoals, Organization, Documentation, Development method, testSkills) to describe the situation per way of testing Together we will make a checklist that can help you ...


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Jan Jaap Cannegieter
Squerist, Netherlands
14:45

Activities & Fun Break

15:15

Learning testing through gaming

Gamification and board games are two emergent trends. Both appeal to the human curiousity to explore and discover. Testing is also about exploring and discovering so the game is an excellent medium to learn testing skills. In this speech, Nicholas would like to describe how games can be used in the testing community, using three concrete examples that have been successfully applied at SQS. – Find the Bug! lets the players analyze a system, identify risk areas and literally find the bug. – Find the Bug – Agile! lets the players practice test-driven development by creating test cases and execute them. – SQS Test Lead School lets the ...


Nicholas
Nicholas Hjelmberg
SQS, Stockholm
16:15

TDD: Cultivating a Beginner’s Mind

Software projects developed with Big Design Up Front are doomed to fail, or at least suffer from bad code and design, and at worst fail. At the root of this problem lies a deep misunderstanding of what software design is. This talk introduces an alternative understanding of software design as an emergent, evolutionary process. Outside-In Development is a methodology that will help you focus on the Semantics rather the Mechanics of your software, and to facilitate Emergent Design. This assists in resisting any inherent pattern abuse or over-engineering and keeps your codebase YAGNI-compliant. By the end of this talk, you ...


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Shai Yallin
Wix.com, Israel
17:15

Closing Keynote: Improving Testing Quality by Changing Culture (Hall, 2nd Floor)

There are often two approaches to quality – get better at finding defects, and get better at reducing the number of escaped defects. This talk focuses firmly on the second option, how to set up teams and organisations that produce high quality products at source. Surprisingly much of this isn’t about technology, it’s about the mindset of the team, their levels of responsibility and clarity of their goals. These concepts are often wrapped up in the catch all term ‘Employee Engagement’.  It is no coincidence that, as many surveys have demonstrated, high performing organisations are also those with the highest ...


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John Clapham
Cotelic, UK
9:00

Opening Keynote: The Pillars of Agile Testing (Hall, 2nd Floor)

10:15

Appium: An Open Source Software Success Story

Appium has grown from humble beginnings to become the defacto standard for mobile application user interface automation. From the time of its creation in 2011 until now, the project faced many challenges and big decisions, the responses to which would ultimately determine whether or not the project would succeed. This talk will discuss the lessons learned from these crucial points in the growth of the project with the intent of imparting to the audience a better understanding of how open software functions and how they might better create, consume, and contribute to open source software.


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Dan Cuellar
FOODit, UK
11:15

Test Automation: Do the Same but Better

There are various approaches to writing automated tests: unit tests, API calls, acceptance. QA teams are mostly doing acceptance one, rarely integration or API. Unit tests are usually counted as “development thing”. Using simple synthetic but the real example we’ll try to understand how each test automation approach looks like and what proc and cons are. There will be almost no theory, only practice ready to be applied to your project afterward. The code will be written in Ruby but Ruby knowledge is not really required to understand the presentation: only your desire, engineering attitude and a basic understanding of ...


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Igor Khrol
Toptal, Belarus
12:00

Lunch Break

13:00

The test report is dead, long live information!

Testing can and should be a tremendous source of useful information. Unfortunately, much too often we hide this information in boring and incomprehensible reports. It is very important to learn how to improve this. During the years in which testing has become mature, many habits have evolved that are used simply without thinking, as a de-facto standard. This is also the case with test reporting. While many test reports look fancy and contain a lot of data, they do not reveal the real story. Due to these reports customers ask test managers for ‘go/no-go advices’ instead of making their own ...


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Gerlof Hoekstra
Atos, The Netherlands
14:00

Have you ever been embedded?

An embedded tester’s task is to assist a team during development through testing. This basically means gathering and reflecting information. But how do we get to the essence of the data that can boost up the testing which is needed? In order to have a wide test coverage, it is crucial that the information flow from tester to developer is as close and as accurate as possible. Not less important is the communication flow from developer to tester. This social relationship between tester and developer, and of course other team members, needs to be build up in a respectful, natural ...


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Diana Flores
House of Test GmbH, Switzerland
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Simon Berner
House of Test GmbH, Switzerland
14:45

Activities & Fun Break

15:15

The Real Cloud Testing Story

The growth of cloud based computing has outstripped even the most optimistic predictions. That growth is based on a compelling value proposition: speed to market, agility to bring forward or retire service, and the chance to move expenditure from CapEx into OpEx without losing grip on the testing. But how does it affect testing? What’s different? And can the use of clouds help in reducing the costs or complexity of testing? The audience is shown that the cloud breaks down limitations caused by testing on internal resources. It gives test teams the opportunity to free themselves from internal hardware availability ...


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Ewald Roodenrijs
Cognizant, The Netherlands
16:15

Big Data: From Testing to Governance

Heard of Data Governance? Me neither (6 months ago). When you spend most of your time finding defects in your data, you start asking questions like “What’s the point of storing all this cr#*p?”, “What is data quality?”, “Why do we need privacy policy?” That may be a good point to start the Data Governance program within your organization. In my topic I will share our experience of implementing such program: mistakes that we made, bullets that we dodged, and benefits that we gained.


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Aleksandr Kublickij
Adform, Lithuania
17:15

Closing Keynote: Improving Testing Quality by Changing Culture (Hall, 2nd Floor)

There are often two approaches to quality – get better at finding defects, and get better at reducing the number of escaped defects. This talk focuses firmly on the second option, how to set up teams and organisations that produce high quality products at source. Surprisingly much of this isn’t about technology, it’s about the mindset of the team, their levels of responsibility and clarity of their goals. These concepts are often wrapped up in the catch all term ‘Employee Engagement’.  It is no coincidence that, as many surveys have demonstrated, high performing organisations are also those with the highest ...


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John Clapham
Cotelic, UK
9:00

Opening Keynote: The Pillars of Agile Testing (Hall, 2nd Floor)

10:15

Is there a Risk?

It will be told a powerful story of risk and meaning. We will discusss risk as a threat to value and about the tester’s ability to identify risk. To discuss risk is to discuss value and meaning and thus Ard presents a three layer model in which meaning (why) was at the center, surrounded by the organisation, the outside world (what) and the processes and the project (how). Take aways – Why do you know the meaning of your organisation, system, product? – Can you deliver the important risks right away? – How can you communicate about the (process and product) ...


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Ard Kramer
Alten IT, Netherlands
11:15

Myths & Challenges of Agile Testing

So many subjects in software testing can appear to be complicated, but nowadays none as much as Agile testing. Almost everyone has an opinion about it, and none can be taken as a “general” truth; except the fact that agile testers need to reflect a different mindset and agile testing requires distinct approaches. Beyond any doubt, whether you establish a solid agile testing framework yourself or someone does it for you, it will bring many benefits. Some of the most critical ones include: a powerful foundation to cope with the agile challenges and a systematic approach to shorten the time-to-market ...


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Baris Sarialioglu
Keytorc Software Testing Services, Istanbul
12:00

Lunch Break

13:00

Test Metrics – a thread or a threat

These two words differ only by one letter and it is often not that obvious to everyone why something can be either a thread or a threat. It is a thread for all those test professionals who want to gain control on their test activities, for the management who wants to know more about the products’ quality/stability and its cost. It is also a thread when an opportunity is given to enable more visibility into process improvement tracks in order to become more efficient and effective. A threat is to those suffering any metrics that are misused and/or abused. Software ...


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Isabelle Robrechts
IP-Consult, Belgium
14:00

Practical Emergent Design

TDD practitioners too often focus exclusively on the technical aspects of the methodology instead of its ultimate goals, so this highly-interactive session moves the focus to the far more important aspect: emergent design. TDD is a disciplined approach to software development and design. Newcomers can easily find a lot of guidance, but that guidance mostly focuses on the technical aspects that *beginners* tend to have trouble with, such as the red/green/refactor cycle, what constitutes a good, maintainable, trustworthy test, the tools, the test-first approach, and other basic practices. Only on rare occasions does introductory material touch, just a bit, on ...


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Noam Kfir
Consultant, Israel
14:45

Activities & Fun Break

15:15

Automated fuzz testing of closed source applications based on the code coverage (corpus distillation)

With constantly improving development environments and software, it should become harder and harder to find new security issues without diving very deep into the implementation or inventing new fuzzing techniques. But reality is not reflecting this assumption. With zero knowledge of the protocol/format, the attacker can often find new issues by simple method like bit flipping combined with smart file selection. And this works even against largest vendors! That simple method was used by the author of this talk, to find tens of vulnerabilities in many document readers (by vendors like Adobe, Apple, Microsoft etc) without any knowledge in file ...


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Jaanus Kääp
Clarified Security, Estonia
16:15

What is UAT and, more importantly, what it isn’t

Many projects start thinking about UAT at the last minute and just tell the business users that “you need to test this and sign it off”. This presentation demonstrates why this isn’t the right way and looks at how the test team should engage with the business community and use their expertise to design, develop and execute UAT.


Steve Portch web
Steve Portch
Testing Solutions Group, UK
17:15

Closing Keynote: Improving Testing Quality by Changing Culture (Hall, 2nd Floor)

There are often two approaches to quality – get better at finding defects, and get better at reducing the number of escaped defects. This talk focuses firmly on the second option, how to set up teams and organisations that produce high quality products at source. Surprisingly much of this isn’t about technology, it’s about the mindset of the team, their levels of responsibility and clarity of their goals. These concepts are often wrapped up in the catch all term ‘Employee Engagement’.  It is no coincidence that, as many surveys have demonstrated, high performing organisations are also those with the highest ...


JohnClapham web
John Clapham
Cotelic, UK
9:00

Opening Keynote: The Pillars of Agile Testing (Hall, 2nd Floor)

10:15

Code Review techniques for Test Automation

For developers Code Review process has been essential for ages. It has been proven that it detects more bugs than any other form of testing, improves code quality, fosters knowledge sharing (for both the reviewer and the reviewee) and is cost effective. Code review can also be used successfully in Test Automation which will strengthen the collaboration between technical and functional specialists (Developers and QA). I will present our techniques for Test Automation Code Review; although it’s not the entire recipe, following them is an ingredient for better test code (clean, readable, simple, robust, bug free, extendable…). Key Take-Aways: – ...


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Nicolae Oprean
Ullink, Romania
11:15

Can You Trust Your Tests?

Nobody argues these days that unit tests are useful and provide valuable feedback about your code. But who watches the watchmen? Or, in other words, who is testing tests themselves? Let’s talk about test code quality, code coverage and introduce mutation based testing techniques. Ideas behind mutation testing are nothing new in academic world, but only now become recognized by software developers while programming their production systems. This talk will look into how mutation testing can be used to improve your test-driven development cycle and will try to answer if existing tooling is mature enough to be used while coding ...


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Vaidas Pilkauskas
Vilnius JUG, Lithuania
12:00

Lunch Break

13:00

Deploy and Destroy Complete Test Environments: Service Virtualization, Containers and Cloud

Sick of others telling you when you can and can’t test? Of bureaucracies that make getting useful test data more difficult than a complete government overthrow? Of territorial disputes preventing you from accessing all the dependent systems and services you need for testing, configured the way YOU want? Don’t take it sitting down – fight for your freedom to test on your own terms! With service virtualization, containers, and cloud, you can spawn whatever complete test environment you want, at your beck and call. Join the session and learn how to: – Gain complete control over the behavior, data, and ...


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Bas Dijkstra
Independent consultant, Netherlands
14:00

Freeing up Selenium

As Test Engineers, we have the skills to make a huge difference to our teams and products, and in Selenium, we have a tool to do it. But consistently we are held back by focusing solely on replacing manual testing effort. The talk consists of 2 sections. Firstly, it will be discussed how to get the entire team engaged with testing by making the correct choices around automation, including the correct coding languages and frameworks, breaking down the tester / developer divide. Secondly, it will be demonstrated how to use Selenium and wider development skills to bring greater quality to ...


Jon for web
Jon Hare-Winton
Guardian News & Media, UK
14:45

Activities & Fun Break

15:15

Performance Testing and Big Data

Agile, Continous Intergration, DevOps, Big data are not longer buzzwords but part of the day today process of everyone working in software development and delivery. To cope with applications that need to be deployed in production almost the same moment they were created, software development has changed, impacting the way of working for everyone in the team. In this talk, Roland will discuss the challenges performance testers face with Big Data applications and how Architecture, Agile, Continous Intergration and DevOps come together to create solutions.


roland wreb
Roland van Leusden
Praegus B.V., Netherlands
17:15

Closing Keynote: Improving Testing Quality by Changing Culture (Hall, 2nd Floor)

There are often two approaches to quality – get better at finding defects, and get better at reducing the number of escaped defects. This talk focuses firmly on the second option, how to set up teams and organisations that produce high quality products at source. Surprisingly much of this isn’t about technology, it’s about the mindset of the team, their levels of responsibility and clarity of their goals. These concepts are often wrapped up in the catch all term ‘Employee Engagement’.  It is no coincidence that, as many surveys have demonstrated, high performing organisations are also those with the highest ...


JohnClapham web
John Clapham
Cotelic, UK

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