TECH 4: Lessons learned in Mobile Crowdtesting

October 6, 2021 from 15:50 to 16:25

Speaker: Ron Werner, Cazoo (DE)

Prior to working as Principal Quality Engineer at Cazoo, Ron was Lead QA Automation Engineer at Joyn, shaping the way test automation for Mobile and SmartTV apps was done. Earlier on he served as Team Lead Agile & Mobile Testing at a software test consultancy, where he built and helped QA teams in a number of companies, and has given workshops and trainings. Ron has a clear, no-nonsense view of how to test, what to test and – maybe most importantly – what *not* to test. He has been keynoting and speaking at various software testing conferences. Ron successfully built automation frameworks for multiple projects and brings 15 years of working team experience in software quality and delivery for mobile and web products. His passion is mobile testing, automation and AI; but he’s also passionate about spending time with his family, or riding his mountain bike in a thoroughly digitally detoxed state: offline.

Crowdtesting involves mostly real people, and partially testers, but at the end of the day it represents your product relevant user base – no test fatigue, blinkers or folks stuck in a rut. What’s more, we’re dealing with real devices – no emulators, no sterile lab conditions, instead we’re talking relevant mobile networks and real-life smartphone setups. Take this combined with your traditional test strategy, and crowd testing will give you a lot of freedom and fast top-notch product feedback. No automation needed! We will take a look at how this could also help your testing organization.