Agile Cambridge 2010 – has attracted leading author and software testing guru Dr. James A.Whittaker (Google Inc.) as its first keynote speaker.
Dr. Whittaker is currently the Engineering Director over engineering tools and testing for Google’s Seattle and Kirkland offices. He holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Tennessee and is the author or coauthor of four acclaimed textbooks. How to Break Software, How to Break Software Security (with Hugh Thompson) and How to Break Web Software (with Mike Andrews). His latest is Exploratory Software Testing: Tips, Tricks, Tours and Techniques to Guide Test Design
Dr. Whittaker’s keynote Test Engineering at Google described how Google releases software many times every day while maintaining the highest standards of software quality. Dr.Whittaker will talk about test methodology, tools and innovation surrounding the discipline of quality assurance at Google where testers are far outnumbered by developers. Specifically he will present how the webapp-chrome-chromium stack is tested to ensure that Google apps work well on Chrome browser and Chromium operating system. During the talk he presents how Google treats testing activity much like a hospital triages emergency room patients and how game playing metaphors have inspired the development of next generation test automation tools.
Booking for the event is now open with a discounted booking period running to 31st August. Visit http://www.agilecambridge.net/ac2010/ for more information.