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Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Test Automation

Confessions of a Test Automation Addict

Feeling fatigued, frustrated, and stressed at work? Wondering how you can stay relevant and highly valued in this fast-changing software development domain? David Rosskopf shares how you can become more productive through a non-traditional approach for automating testing—and much more. David, a self-admitted automation addict, confesses he is easily bored with repetitive tasks and frustrated with inefficiencies. Learn from David how to identify inefficiencies in your workplace and how to develop the right tool to fit each need. He shares his knowledge and experiences using automation to solve day-to-day business problems: building automation frameworks, developing tools that decrease troubleshooting efforts, and creating tools to monitor performance. Get inspired to become the automation addict on your team and start solving problems back at the office.

Warning: Side effects may include increased productivity, more free time, happier management, decreased stress, increased salary, and ecstatic co-workers.

David Rosskopf, LDS Church

David Rosskopf has been addicted to test automation since 2006. As a bored technical support representative for the illegal-drug testing industry, David started introducing automation to simplify his job—and save time. He moved on to create large automation suites using various tools, creating solutions that simplified not only his job but the jobs of others. David currently works for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he helps control quality on an enterprise level facilities management and property application.

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