TUTORIAL A1: Discovering the value of Quality Engineering

September 29, 2022 from 9:00 to 12:00

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.

In this workshop we will establish a shared understanding of what Quality Engineering is, in which way it is different to traditional testing, and what its benefits are. Using a number of hands-on exercises we will learn about shifting left and shifting right, about good and bad quality habits, and how to incentivise one while discouraging the other. We will leverage feedback cycles, exercise our quality muscles and flex our ability to cultivating good quality habits within our sphere of influence. Quality Engineering is a whole team exercise, so we’ll discover how you can start with small steps towards causing larger scale changes in teams – for happier and better performing teams.