Wednesday, August 21

2:30 pm - 3:10 pm

“Testing” - You Keep Using that Word, but I Don’t Think It Means What You Think It Means!

Global Stage

About the event

Do you find that you lack time and buy-in to write tests for your code? Do you know exactly where you should spend your time testing? Have you ever felt like you needed to create the entire architecture just to test a single feature? Then this talk is for you! Testing doesn’t have to feel like that last thing you have to do to meet acceptance criteria, it can actually be fun while ensuring quality for your application! In a microservices world testing can actually get even simpler. Inconceivable you say? Not so. In this light-hearted, yet technical talk, Sam Brown, Director of Technology at Oteemo will make testing an approachable topic that will have you wondering why you haven’t been writing more tests! He will also break down how microservices architectures actually make testing easier, not more difficult. The listener will leave with a solid appreciation for the Princess Bride as well as directly applicable strategies for simplifying testing approaches while increasing overall test coverage and quality.


Samuel Brown

Sam Brown has been working in IT software delivery for the past 17 years as a Java developer, operations manager, startup product architect and Continuous Delivery consultant. Sam is the co-founder and organizer of the DC Continuous Delivery meetup and the founder and organizer of the NOVA Kubernetes meetup. Sam’s passion is helping to optimize the software delivery process to help teams delivery high-quality software applications as quickly as possible through automation. He believes that building software should be enjoyable for the entire team and can only be achieved when a team works effectively together.