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Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 11:30am - 12:30pm
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Testing the Internet of Things Prior Year Content

The Internet of Things (IoT) is here, and it brings new testing problems, complexity, and, in Jason Arbon’s opinion, a bit more fun. Tiny computers are embedded in everything from light bulbs and shoes to baby diapers. The tiny devices are attached to cattle, humans, cars, and trash cans. The number of IoT devices is set to explode into the tens of billions in the next few years. Consumers expect all these devices to simply work—and work well—with each other. It is easy to test a web app with a mouse and keyboard, or to test a mobile app with a few swipes, but IoT demands that testers determine how to vary the temperature, generate good and bad golf swings, and verify that this device plays well with all those other devices. The topics of security and privacy are more important than ever in this IoT world. Join Jason for a glimpse into the emerging and fun world of IoT testing.

Jason Arbon
Jason Arbon,

Jason Arbon is the CEO of, focused on automagically identifying differences in mobile app UI, UX, and performance. Jason is also the creator of the new mobile web search and discovery app mobo ( Jason was formerly the director of engineering and director of product at, where he created the App Store data analytics service and led overall product strategy to deliver crowdtesting to top app teams via more than 100,000 community members. Jason previously held engineering management and innovation roles at Google and Microsoft. He coauthored How Google Tests Software and authored App Quality: Secrets for Agile App Teams.

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