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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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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 ...

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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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Mark Lambert
Parasoft, USA

As Vice President of Product Management and Support Mark is responsible ...

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Ben Kelly
eBay, UK

Ben runs the Software Heuristic Investigation Exploration and Local expertise ...

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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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Ernestas Sysojevas
DATA MINER, Lithuania

Ernestas is always learning himself and teaching others, how to ...

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Noam Kfir
Consultant, Israel

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

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Baris Sarialioglu
Keytorc, Istanbul

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

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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 ...

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Nicolae Oprean
Ullink, Romania

Nicoale Operan is a Techical Support 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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9:00

Opening Keynote

10:15

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 ...


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Nicholas Hjelmberg
SQS, Stockholm
11:15

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
12:00

Lunch Break


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13:00

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, Istanbul
14:00

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.


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Roland van Leusden
Praegus B.V., Netherlands
14:45

Activities & Fun Break


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Lunch Break
15:15

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 ...


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Ilari Henrik Aegerter
House of Test, Switzerland
16:15

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
17:15

Closing Keynote

10:15

Agile Testing Approach dojo

11:15

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, delveop and execute UAT.


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Steve Portch
Testing Solutions Group, UK
12:00

Lunch Break


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Lunch Break
13:00

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
14:00

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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Mark Lambert
Parasoft, USA
14:45

Activities & Fun Break


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Lunch Break
15:15

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
16:15

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 ...


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Jon Hare-Winton
Guardian News & Media, UK
10:15

Test Flow: Improve Yourself with Mental Training

11:15

The Pillars of Agile Testing

The craft of Agile testing is maturing, and we have plenty of skilled and gifted testers in the industry, honing their skills, sharing experiences and techniques, and advancing the state of the art. But too many organisations have trouble making the success of individual testers scale up, as the great testing of the few gets diluted by the mediocrity of average testing in the organisation. For your organisation to succeed with agile testing, you have to understand these things: – The goals you are trying to achieve – The qualities that influence the goals – The prerequisites for success – ...


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David Evans
Neuri Consulting LLP, UK
12:00

Lunch Break


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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

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
14:45

Activities & Fun Break


2
Lunch Break
15:15

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
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

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