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Monday, October 13, 2014 - 1:00pm - 4:30pm
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Jon Bach: On Testing NEW

Jon Bach has been in testing for twenty years. Is testing in 2014 different from testing in 1994? If you’ve been in the business that long, maybe you’ve seen it move from a little bit of automation and tooling to almost total automation and tooling. Maybe you’ve seen lab setups go from hours of loading OS images on “boat anchor” boxes to virtual, on-demand, scalable cloud provisioning in seconds. Maybe you think testing is dead because we live in a DevOps world where it’s good enough to run a happy path checklist. Maybe you think testing isn’t dead because you’ve seen recent computer science graduates know dangerously nothing about the craft of sapient testing. Jon wants to know what you’ve seen in your careers. In exchange for his thoughts, he wants to hear yours: How do you define testing? What are your best ideas? What works for you? Under what contexts does testing not matter at all? Whether you’re stuck or confused, inspired or hopeful, come, listen, and contribute your experiences … On Testing.

Jon Bach, eBay, Inc.

With more than eighteen years of software testing experience, Jon Bach has held technical and managerial positions in companies including Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft. As director of Live Site Quality for eBay, Jon is dedicated to building “end-to-end” tests (activity flows) in eBay’s core sites to discover important bugs that threaten its core business. He and his brother James created Session-Based Test Management, a method to manage and report exploratory testing.

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