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What we learn from our experiences helps shape us as human beings. What we learn from the experiences of others can give us new insight and new perspectives. At this year’s conference speakers will share with you the lessons that they have learned in Software Testing, as well as how these lessons influence the way that we approach testing both now and in the future.

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Tuesday, August 27 • 11:05am - 12:20pm
What is software engineering and craftsmanship? And why should I, as a tester, care?

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This session is will focus on practical tips for keeping automated tests more flexible and maintainable. Attendees will learn key ideas from software engineering and craftsmanship movements (such as  abstraction, the Single Responsibility Principle, Don't Repeat Yourself and Clean Code) and then apply them to test design and automation.

We'll finish out this session with examples of how testers can further use these concepts to become an effective pair with coders throughout the development lifecycle. You'll leave this session with practical knowledge on applying software craftsmanship principles to test automation--and you'll be a step further to the elusive goal of being a generalizing specialist on a truly cross-functional team.

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Matt Barcomb

VP Org Design, LeanDog
Matt Barcomb has over 18 years of experience as a product development leader who takes a pragmatic, systems approach to change. He partners with organizations to help leadership teams develop & deploy strategy, optimize product management & development, and evolve traditional HR functions... Read More →
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Jim Holmes

Director of Engineering for Test Studio, Telerik
Jim Holmes is the Director of Engineering for Test Studio at Telerik. He has over 25 years in the IT field in positions including PC technician, WAN manager, customer relations manager, developer, and yes, tester. Jim has held jobs in the US Air Force, DOD sector, the software consulting... Read More →

Tuesday August 27, 2013 11:05am - 12:20pm CDT
Hall of Ideas E One John Nolen Drive Madison, WI 53703

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