Pre-Conference Masterclass

09.00 uur Registration

09.30 uur Morning Masterclasses

Seretta Gamba
A1 - Driving Lessons for Test Automators! Just as to be able to drive a car you need more than to know that it has a steering wheel, brakes and a clutch, so with test automation getting a tool and learning to code will not make you a test automator. Seretta Gamba helps you get your ‘Licence to Automate’ with examples, exercises and discussions. Seretta shows you not only where most novice automators go wrong, but how to do it right from the very beginning!
Seretta Gamba

Test Automation Consultant

Seretta Gamba has 40 years’ experience in development and fifteen in test automation. In 2001 she was put in charge of test automation for her company. Seretta developed a framework that enabled her company to quickly get excellent results. Having talked about the framework in a couple of conferences, she met Dorothy Graham and was invited to write a chapter in the book, Experiences of Test Automation. With Dorothy Graham she has been developing the Test Automation Patterns Wiki and is now writing a story book about the patterns.

Bas Dijkstra
B1 - Enhancing your automation efforts with Cucumber / SpecFlow Cucumber and SpecFlow, when used right, can be very powerful tools for supporting communication around specifications and acceptance criteria for your application under test. Unfortunately, they can also be easily misused and become a burden rather than an asset. In this workshop, you'll learn how to make better use of Cucumber / SpecFlow in your testing and automation efforts through a series of hands-on exercises.
Bas Dijkstra

Test automation consultant / engineer

I help teams and organizations improve their testing efforts through smart application of tools.
In my 11+ years in the testing profession I have successfully designed and implemented test automation solutions for a wide variety of clients. I love to share and expand my knowledge of the test automation field by delivering talks, workshops and training courses, both at conferences as well as on-site with my clients. I regularly write articles related to test automation and service virtualization for industry magazines and websites, as well as for my own blog at

12.30 uur Lunch and visit Exhibition

13.30 uur Afternoon Masterclasses

Jon Hare Winton
A2 - Getting automation right from the start Starting out in test automation is a big step, with a lot to learn. With so much to focus on, it can be easy to get stuck straight into the details of individual tests, and miss the larger issues that can cause automation projects to fail. This workshop will focus on those questions outside of individual tests, and equip you to plan and deliver automation projects successfully.
Jon Hare Winton

Senior QA Automation Engineer, Guardian

Jon is an experienced automation engineer, specializing in mobile apps. He has worked in technology across the media, marketing and finance industries, and is a regular contributor to the Guardian developer blog.

Angie Jones
B2 - The ABCs of APIs Web services have been around for several years, especially serving as the magic that happens behind the UI. However, in today's interconnected world, services are becoming more prevalent as contracts between different software products. Because of this, thorough testing of these APIs is a necessity. Unfortunately, many testers have spent the majority of their time testing from the end-user perspective and have little experience actually testing at the API layer.
In this workshop, Angie Jones will provide an introduction to RESTful APIs and discuss how to test and automate scripts that utilize them.

Key Takeaways:
* Introduction to API basics
* Overview of how to generate scenario ideas for testing APIs
* Survey of open source tools for automating API testing
Angie Jones

Senior Automation Engineer, Twitter

Angie Jones is a Sr. Automation Engineer at Twitter who has developed automation strategies and frameworks for countless software products. As a Master Inventor, she is known for her innovative and out-of-the-box thinking style which has resulted in 25 patented inventions in the US and China. Angie shares her wealth of knowledge by speaking and teaching at software conferences all over the world and leading tech workshops for young girls through TechGirlz and Black Girls Code.

16.30 uur Drinks at the Exhibition