Joel Oliveira started his professional career in 1998 as a researcher and since then, he already assumed different roles (from developer to tester, from technical and project manager to quality and engineering manager), managing and leading teams from 1 to 130 engineers in business areas so diverse as telecommunications, government and public sector, financial services, defence and security or aerospace. In 2009, after a closer involvement with the software testing area, he founded the first online testing community in Portugal and one year later, the PSTQB – Portuguese Software Testing and Qualifications Board becoming a member of the ISTQB working groups in 2011. As a passionate about software testing & quality assurance, dedicated to improve recognition/proficiency of the testing community and eager to share his experiences, you can find him giving talks and workshops about software testing (manual, exploratory, automation, mobile, performance, security), engineering processes (waterfall, agile, continuous improvement and CMMI) or career management (mainly but not only for testers).
DevSecOps implementation, i.e. how to convert software engineers into security advocates!
Over his career, Dawid help positions such as a software engineer, penetration tester, lead security architect, and head of security. He’s been an advocate for DevSecOps, DevOps and Agile movements for almost a decade. Promotor of Bug Bounty programs with realistic approach to creating security programs.In 2018 he has published a book on empathetic management for security leaders “Social Skills For Information Security Professionals: A Handbook For Those Who Want To Lead And Manage Effectively”, which documents his journey and most expensive pitfalls he made while working as a leader responsible for securing corporations of various shapes and sizes.
Testing in Agile, Agile Tester? What does tester do in Agile Sprint?
Krystian Kaczor is Agile Coach and Professional Scrum Trainer who still takes an active part in building products and running projects. Doing Scrum hands on since 2006. For more than decade he is working with the most renowned companies improving teams, processes, projects and organizations. Broad, international experience from support engineer to program manager helps him to have a holistic view on ALM. Working with different organizations from small teams to geographically distributed corporations resulted in a unique approach to introducing and improving Scrum implementations. His experience includes Telecomm, Finance, Government and Pharma industries. Krystian is the author of the “Scrum i nie tylko” book and multiple other publications. He publishes in Polish on www.qagile.pl/blog. You can hear him speaking at numerous Polish and international conferences on quality of software and Agile topics. Using coaching principles in his own life, he believes in judging the effectiveness of practices by measuring the results and that the best way to learn is by teaching others. He likes to go outside the comfort zone learning new skills, anything from calligraphy and cooking to repairing cars and sports shooting. Professional Scrum Trainer, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner, ICF Associated Certified Coach, Accredited ISTQB Trainer
Aleksandar is a Testing Consultant at Comtrade and he is in charge of leading a testing team of 50+ people in 7 cities across 4 countries and delivering testing and quality assurance services to clients. Over the last 15 years, he has held a number of positions, including a Test Engineer, a Test Automation Engineer and a Test Manager and has worked with clients from various industries – storage, telecommunications, gaming, education, travel and public sector. He is very passionate about testing, finding and submitting bugs, as well as analyzing problems and finding new ways to break software under testing. He is constantly working on identifying new tools and technologies that can help him and his team deliver better software to their clients.
Michał Sajdak, founder of sekurak.pl and IT security consultant in Securitum. He has over 10 years of experience in issues related to technical IT security. Active penetration tester and trainer. Holder of certificates: CISSP, CEH, CTT+.
Tomek is a Software Development Manager at Ocado Technology. He has 6 years’ experience working as a Software Engineer, Scrum Master and Agile Trainer. As an engineer, he is passionate about craftsmanship, propagating clean code, automated tests, behaviour driven development and domain driven design. As a leader, he helps to build an organisational culture based upon autonomy, collaboration and trust so that developers are equipped with both the hard and soft skills necessary to build truly awesome products. Tomek loves to change the reality around him. He is highly pragmatic, challenges orthodoxy at all levels and believes that there is always room for improvement. He is always eager to discuss and share his ideas.
If you cannot measure it you cannot control it - measuring quality of requirements
Karolina is a well experienced Requirements Engineer and Quality Assurance Specialist. She has a great experience in financial sector of a global market - Karolina worked for leading financial organizations all over the world, i.e. in RPA, Austria, Italy and Poland.
For 3 years Karolina was member of REQB® Board. Currently she continues her work on standardization of requirements engineering.
Karolina is one of the authors of certification systems for business analytics - IQBBA®
Currently she works as Freelance IT consultant. Since March 2018 Karolina is the Board President of SJSI. Karolina actively supports Software Quality community in Poland. She is the author of plenty publications on quality assurance and software testing.
Motivated in all career stages - A Software Testers Tale
Petra has been working as Test Engineer, Test Consultant, Test Strategist, Deputy Test Manager, Test Analyst, Test Coordinator and Intern Soft skills. Last but not least she is a proud certified ISTQB Test Manager. Petra‘s career path started in automotive industry, simultaneously she was participating on development of Automobile Suspension system testing strategy. Her daily bread was holding teleconferences and troubleshooting sessions with experts from all over the world. Last year she changed the field from automotive to financial services - from strict following of V-Model to passionate Agile; from testing cars to testing web applications. She was working as Senior Test Analyst for the biggest Czech banks and now she’s holding a role of Coordinator of Cemex Go Deployment team. She leads teams from all across the word with the one goal: Every month go-live in one country. Thanks to the variety of her background, Petra is able to see things from different points of view, be innovative and kindly pushy. Besides being active in software testing, Petra works as a professional Soft Skills Trainer leading intern and extern workshops in IT companies across Europe. Her the most popular workshops are focused on ‘Presentation’, ‘Public Speaking’ and ‘Motivation’. She was a part of the biggest European conferences such as Hustef 2016, Hustef 2017 and Selenium 2017. As Petra often claims about herself with a smile, she is a petite super energetic girl working with big IT guys.
Testing - Why bother? Big software catastrophes and how they could have been avoided.
Ewa Marchewka is currently working as a Head of Release Delivery & Operations at Nokia. After getting a university degree in Telecommunication at AGH UST (Poland), she started her journey in the world of testing. During 13 years of her working life, she gained experience as Tester, Test Manager, Test Architect and Project Manager. Her hobby is psychology of testing
Dusanka works as a test developer at Levi9 IT Services. During the more than ten years of her academic career as PhD of Technical sciences, she was a speaker at international conferences and author of many scientific papers. When she first met the testing, she realized that she completely finds herself in software testing. Working as a test developer isn't just a job for her. It is more like a passion that grows from day to day and making her so curious to learn more and more. Every conference is a new challenge to present her knowledge in a best way.
Diary of a wimpy tester – from kids to kidpreneurs
Harry Girlea is a student in the 8th grade at school nr 97 Bucharest, Romania. He is a rookie in the world of public speaking! Remember, he just turned 14 this month… It all started with RGDA (Romanian Game Developers Association), Comic Con and 31+ games... A long time ago, in 2011 or 2012... Who's counting... Whatever he does in the IT world, he is the lucky one who gets all the benefits from being the youngest dude ever to be:
• speaker at his first 5 conferences ( Romania two, Belgium one, UK one - best scoring talk in 2018, Poland one)
• member of RGDA (Romanian Game Developers Association) community
• member and board member - Interact Club Bucharest (Rotary owned)
He started studying programming in C in 5th grade. He is still doing it… He is trying to connect to the world of testers on behalf of his generation. A lot of teenagers would love to be a part of this world and somebody has to make this public. And, by public, he means the IT universe in general and testers communities in particular.
Maciej Wyrodek became tester because outside becoming demolition expert it was only available option to get paid for breaking stuff. Even though he specialises in Test Automation, his first love is Human Testing. He loves experimenting, seeing new things and how they affect his world.
Since 2016 tries to give more to the community by presenting at conferences, meetups and workshops.
In free time writing his blog thebrokentest.com. Where he aims to discuss different code smells in test automation.
How to automate visual testing of Web Applications - look & feel
Bartek is a testing expert with over 9 years of experience, who is supporting project teams at Objectivity since 2013. Bartek specializes in testing both: web-based and desktop applications. His technical skills are proven i.a. by ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager, but it's Bartek's interpersonal competences that make him a representative of the team responsible for contacts with the client. In this role Bartek is responsible for arranging tester processes, offsetting of clients and team needs according to Win-Win, which is the business philosophy of Objectivity. As Bartek says himself - Quality Engineering is more than a job: it's passion. You could see it if you visited his house that is full of technical toys - which Bartek officially uses for testing purposes. This is at least what he tells his wife when she complains about a new gadget. All has to be tested, right?
Cognitive testing in shift left mindset
Aleksandra is happy to be the Quality Assurance Engineer and tester with nearly 5 years in IT industry (e-commerce, digital, apps). She is in love with mobile testing but also fluent with the web. Honored to be an ISTQB-certified and passionate about TestOps approach, requirements analysis, user experience and information architecture and, of course, cognitive science, she holds the Master of Science diploma in CogSci. Holding conferences experience - as a speaker and an organizer - e.g. SQA Days in Petersburg, testfest in Poland, Geek Girls Carrots lecturer. She is proud to be the inventor and the leader of Girls Who Test group (girlswhotest.pl) that organizes in Poland workshops, discussion panels and lectures on current testing topics. Honored to be a member of Polish Software Testing Board (SJSI) which takes care of quality community and ISTQB accreditation in Poland.
Acceptance Test Driven Development. The story of a team becoming succesful in delivering the right software
Experienced and agile oriented tester since 2007.
Certified Scrum Master.
Together with his colleagues achieved 2nd place on 1st Polish Championships of Software Testing “Testing Cup 2013” in team competition.
Author of so called in his team “Kuman cases” most difficult and unpredictable to find bugs.
Fun of automated test cases and Robot Framework specialist.
Conduct in Nokia whole day ATDD Specification by Example trainings.
Privately likes to spend his free time actively on hiking, climbing and cycling
Passionate about mountains.
In July achieved two summits in Kaukaz Mountains above five thousand meters: Kazbek 5047 and Elbrus 5642.
Currently in the middle of acquiring the great crown of the Tatra Mountains.
Obtained a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science in 2015 at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. CTO and founder of Codete. Leading and mentoring teams of Codete. Working with Fortune500 companies on data science projects. Built a research lab that is working on machine learning methods and big data solutions in Codete. Give speeches and trainings in German and English in data science with a focus on applied machine learning. Currently involved in trainings at O’Reilly and writing for Springer.
Michał Bentkowski is a pentester working for Securitum.pl. He has over 6 years of experience in IT security. He is also well-known for hunting bugs in Google's Vulnerability Reward Program where he currently occupies 6th place (https://bughunter.withgoogle.com/). Michał is mostly interested in client-side security, focusing mostly on XSS-es and bugs in browsers.
Are we agile enough? The keys to smart agility in a big organization.
Joanna works as a Scrum Master in Nokia. She has been working in the IT field for nearly 10 years. She had a coding background but after a while she realized that people and interactions is her thing. As a Scrum Master, she closely cooperates with a number of cross-functional teams, helping them to use Agile as their ally in delivering best quality projects. She also works as an internal trainer in the field of Scrum so as telecommunication. She gave several lectures and workshops on Agile at Krakow Universities and meetups. She says she feels right at home when there is IT and Scrum since she took a part in building the Agile community and supported quite a few corporate transformations in her company. She is getting some more research material from being a mom. She also likes singing karaoke, which she believes helps her with public speaking.
Grzegorz graduated at AGH University of Science and Technology Cracow with M.Sc. thesis on building a software language compiler. That included analysis of language constructs used in a rare language called Oberon. From that time, analytical thinking about software is “deep in his heart”. During 25 years of professional experience he went from CAD systems into the telecom industry; from C/C++ via Perl to Python; from being a software engineer, a configuration manager, a project lead to a software architect and a Python trainer, where he is today. He works in telecom tests automation, building Python libraries. A main architect of https://github.com/nokia/moler. As a Python trainer, he gives Nokia internal trainings and lectures at Jagiellonian University. He helps others by consulting their code, conducting workshops and building communities around that software. He also coaches how to discuss about code from a broader view.
He's a system deployer in Motorola Solutions and associate editor at dobreprogramy. [ "so he works in a company that, shockingly, does not make phones and writes for a portal used by everyone's aunts to download adware" ]
Spent few years as an academic teacher, specializing in the topic of the Operating Systems. Simultaneously, he was building his experience in Active Directory administration and RHEL bulk deployments.
Often focused on humanities: the social factors of management and software development are considered gravely underappreciated and easily dismissed in IT.
Aside from the system deployment, he writes the editorials for WP, often not strictly technical.
[ "usually, nobody knows what's he talking about: not because it's difficult, but because he uses too many words. Experiments with sleeping as a problem-solving strategy." ]
Designing and testing the security of solutions
Aliki Ott joined Nokia in 2005 and since then worked on different topics mostly around I&V automation, security testing, and product security. Her work is driven by her passion for quality, finding the perfect solution and getting things done — a combination that fits well to her work areas of testing and security but that needs to be carefully balanced in reality. Aliki likes traveling and exploring other cultures and has been happy to experience living in Finland and nowadays (again) in Germany.