TestCon Vilnius 2018

Ordina, The Netherlands

Geoffrey van der Tas

Geoffrey is an enthusiastic professional and a real explorer. As an explorer he likes to discover new things, learn more and get inspired. His career started in testing as a tester, test manager and test consultant he helped to make sure software products obtained the high quality standard. But his curious and discovering nature was never satisfied with just testing.

This led him to the agile way of working and he consulted his first Scrum project 4 years ago. He learned this way was more effective, but it struggled with delivering quality. After his first project, he learned a lot and started investigating more effective ways to deliver quality. Within his last 3 years he has worked as an agile test & quality expert helping over 60 teams within the ING bank deliver better and faster by giving trainings to help embed the agile/DevOps mindset. Within ING he helped with the creating on a best practice book for the entire bank. Currently he is working for Ordina in the role of test lead. He helps develop new trainings and is consultant for customers. Helping them to implement the agile way of working and deliver software faster & with higher quality.

His great passion is to inspire others, teach professionals and help companies with tackling their struggles.


Quality Engineering in DevOps

Testing, Quality Assurance and delivering quality. It all radically changed over the last few years. This all because of our new agile way of creating software. Now the last evolution called DevOps has been taking the stage more & more in the last 2 years. But how do you really deliver quality if changes go faster, when we are all working together & we are not supposed to be only testing. So what is the new role of testing? During this presentation we will take a look at:

What are the good practices we need to keep;
What are the things we need to forget from the olden days;
What new things do we need to learn;
How will we get there?
Do we still need manual testers?
How does it work for big banks like ING & Rabobank?


Agile Development: Powerful Refinements with BDD

If there is intrest in this, i will send you a bigger abstract. But in short:
This training will focus on using BDD in your organisation to create high performance teams that deliver value at high quality fast. We will look at some different approached used in BDD. Approaches to have powerful refinements like: Specification by Example, Example Mapping and Feature Mapping. Which will lead to examples you can automate using the Gherkin language.

Which helps you to become a high performing team that can deliver value fast and of high quality.