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UPDATE: Soft Skills of Automation with Jenny Bramble
October 21, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT
We have had a last minute change! Amanda’s presentation will be hosted in November. Jenny Bramble has graciously stepped in with the following conversation.
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Automation starts long before you open your IDE. Before you write the first line of code or inspect the first element, you need to develop a mindset that leads you to create good automation. You need the Soft Skills of Automation.
In this talk, we will work on creating a framework for ourselves to start thinking about our testing as our framework does. We’ll start by interrogating the manual testing that we do and shaping it to automation. This includes teaching ourselves how to look at a page as a computer would and then determining how we can step through the elements.
When you leave this talk, you will have a good idea of what it takes to think automation first, what types of testing are appropriate for automation, and what types of information we can get from automation.
Jenny came up through support and devops, cutting her teeth on that interesting role that acts as the ‘translator’ between customer requests from support and the development team. Her love of support and the human side of problems lets her find a sweet spot between empathy for the user and empathy for her team. She’s done testing, support, or human interfacing for most of her career. She finds herself happiest when she’s making an impact on other people – whether it’s helping find issues in applications, speaking at events, or just grabbing coffee and chatting.