• 8 - 9 October 2021 |
  • Grid Dynamics, Belgrade (Bulevar Mihajla Pupina 115, 5th floor)

QA Octoberfest

Join top guns in automation, manual, load, and performance testing.
Learn practices and approaches that work.
Boost your knowledge.

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Relevant topics

From automation to QA pitfalls, dive deep into software testing

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Practical takeaways

Learn tried-and-tested tips and tricks from the proven QA experts

Highlights 3


Meet like-minded people and engage with the QA community


16:00 - 16:30

Introduction. Info about company, discipline

16:30 - 17:30

How to Stop Fearing and Start Automating. Or Not to Start

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Why does test automation fail? How to explain that the project needs test automation? What are the right test automation goals? How to start automating? These and other questions and answers will be discussed. Plus, you’ll have a FAQ, which you can use in different circumstances to answer the main question: whether to start test automation or not?
17:30 - 18:30

Patterns in QA Automation

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Design patterns could be applicable for QA automation, too. In case you are developing testing tools, test helpers or would like to maintain your code functional and easy to change — you have to be aware of patterns. Andrey will cover the following topics: Dependency injection, DRY principle, clean code, fluent PageObject.
18:30 - 19:00

Аjmo на кафу!

19:00 - 19:30

Wearable Devices Testing

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Wearable devices such as watches are more and more included in our life, and not only everyday life, but also in the IT sphere, where we have to develop more and more, and as a result, test too. At the conference, we will talk about how we at Grid Dynamics faced the challenge of testing wearable devices and how we accomplished this task.
19:30 - 21:00

Automated testing with Cypress.io

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Precondition to this topic https://github.com/qaitive/Automated-testing-with-Cypress.io We will discuss Cypress's key features that come with it and compare them with other popular automation tools. During the session, you will have the opportunity to see how the tool works in action by participating in the workshop.
11:00 - 12:00

How to grow from Manual QA to Automation QA (GD approach)

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In this presentation you will learn how to grow in Automation QA. Also there will be a lot of advices which will help you to start automate in a month or two.
12:00 - 13:00

Quality Control in Big Data Project

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This presentation is a theoretical overview of what to do while testing big data projects. Alexey will talk about why it’s better to name such activities ‘quality control’ rather than just ‘testing’. The speaker will also reveal what the main directions of work are and which skills are needed to be a Quality Engineer on a big data project.
13:00 - 14:00

Big Data Testing — Real life Example

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Evgeniy will share his real project experience in Big Data testing: how we were trying to do our best, what happened in the end and what was different compared to API-based testing.
14:00 - 15:00

Аjmo на кафу и пицу

15:00 - 16:00

Performance testing for beginners

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  • Curious to know how to start with performance testing if you know nothing about it?
  • How to get requirements for performance tests?
  • What set of tests should be done ?
  • What does it mean: virtual user, throughput, load injection profile?
  • And finally how to analyze the results?
  • Anna will answer all these questions during her talk. In the end, she will map theory with practice and create the first performance test with Gatling.
16:00 - 17:00

How to make your team happy and productive. Based on the true story

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Have you ever had a chance to participate in a perfectly organized project? How could you describe the project where all the processes are less visible and tough but more productive? How to deliver the project with a happy smile? Are you interested? Alexey will show you some real examples in the presentation: “How to make your team happy and productive. Based on the true story.”
17:00 - 17:30

Аjmo на кафу!

17:30 - 18:30

QA challenges in Blockchain

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QA Challenges related to differences between centralized and decentralized application.
18:30 - 19:30

Tests as Live Documentation

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Technical part of building software became quite mature, we have sound software development practices and tools in place. Agile development and management practices are emerging and removing planning and organizational bottlenecks. The next bottleneck in software projects is that we know what we need to build. The knowledge about that is in many places, often duplicated and inconsistent, there is no ‘single source of truth’. Tests as living documentation aim to resolve that issue.
19:30 - 20:30

QA Education Talk

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QA Serbia - QAITive education centar presentation
ISQI - Certifications for QA engineer.
Hints to pass the exams
20:30 - 21:00

After party



Anna Kliuieva

Senior QA Automation engineer, Poland

Vladimir Garkin

Senior QA Automation engineer, Ukraine

Andrey Khodyrev

Senior QA Automation engineer, Russia

Andrey Serbin

Senior QA Automation engineer, Russia

Nenad Tanaskovic

Senior QA Automation engineer, Serbia

Nemanja Bradic

Senior QA Automation engineer, Serbia

Dragan Nikolic

Staff QA Engineer, Serbia

Evgeniy Lozovan

Senior QA Automation engineer, Russia

Alexey Lyanguzov

Senior QA Automation engineer, Russia

Alexey Vasiliev

Senior QA Automation engineer, Poland

Natalia Laube-Martines

Certification Manager at iSQI GmbH, Germany

Veljko Jovancic

Senior QA Automation engineer, Serbia

Nenad Cvetkovic

Senior QA Automation engineer, Serbia

About Grid Dynamics

Grid Dynamics is the engineering services company known for transformative, mission-critical cloud solutions for retail, finance and technology sectors. We architected some of the busiest e-commerce services on the Internet and have never had an outage during the peak season. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in San Ramon, California with offices throughout the US and Eastern Europe, we focus on big data analytics, scalable omnichannel services, DevOps, and cloud enablement.


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