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EPIC Experience 2020 - Keynotes

Wednesday, April 22

Angie Jones

Leveling Up: Playing the Automation Game

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 8:30am to 9:45am

In addition to being a world-renowned automation engineer, Angie Jones is also a game designer. She created a competitive fashion game that has all the essential elements that keep players coming back for years. In this talk, Angie will share the key aspects of game design and how she has utilized them to help her succeed at test automation. These aspects include establishing goals, following rules and best practices, dealing with various challenges that will arise, and identifying the feedback that your automation project is providing. You’ll discover key strategies to help shape your...

Blind Computer Accessibility

Breaking Down Boxes for Accessibility

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 1:15pm to 2:00pm

Last year, Domino’s Pizza appealed to the Supreme Court to hear the argument that their website and mobile application did not need to be accessible to users of screen-reading technology. This shut out more than 3 million users in the US alone. Some may think of accessibility as just a matter for a few individuals, but when we think outside boxes—or, better yet, break them down—we see not individuals, but a society full of people with different perspectives and abilities. With a wider worldview, we begin to understand and appreciate how we can improve the experience for everyone by...

Jennifer Bonine
PinkLion AI
Selftest IO

AI Family Feud: Playing the AI vs. Traditional Automation Game

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 4:45pm to 5:30pm

Let’s answer some questions everyone has about AI and put our two teams of experts to the test on their knowledge of different methods for automation and intelligent strategies. In this game show, you will see two teams of experts face off and respond to questions that we all face on how to adapt and understand new AI technologies and what use cases work for the different business challenges you face daily. We will also explore the academic versus the practical, real-world application of tools that are hitting the market. Each team will be given the same testing challenge at the...

Thursday, April 23

Jessie Shternshus
The Improv Effect

Conscious Curiosity: The Key to Innovation

Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 8:30am to 9:45am

Curiosity is the spark that drives ideas. It fuels imagination, creative work, and innovation, and it is the driving force behind discoveries of all kinds. Yet we tend to lose our drive to be curious as we grow up. How can we all be more consciously curious? How can you help instill a culture of curiosity at your company or at home? What are the benefits of a curious mind and culture? Jessie Shternshus will talk about her innate and learned curiosity and share how it fueled her exploration of the subject. She will walk you through how she has...

Cultivated Management

10 Ways You Can Thrive in Your Career

Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 1:15pm to 2:30pm

For many people, their careers are directed by others. Without proper thought and consideration about where we want to go, we could end up somewhere we don’t want to be. Rob Lambert will explore some of the ways you can instead learn to thrive in your career—learning, improving, helping others, accepting help, and building a diverse set of in-demand skills. He will share ten ways he’s uncovered to enjoy your journey as you progress through your career: paint a picture for the future, build a simple knowledge management system, seek out diverse ideas, build strong relationships in...

Kristoffer Nordström
Northern Test Consulting AB

Fun as a Productivity Tool

Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

We should all just be professionals and do our jobs, right? There's no need for fun at work as long as everyone comes in and does their hours, right? As long as we have our processes to cover the work needed, we're good, right? Wrong! Kristoffer Nordström will show you why we need to have fun at work, why simply following the processes isn't always right, and, yes, why we sometimes need to bend the rules just a little to get things done. New research and insights into humanistic approaches have illuminated concepts such as grit and drive, which attempt to explain what motivates people. We'...