Testing Showcase Dublin: Testing in the 4th Industrial Revolution, 24 May 2017, Dublin

This event is co-located with DevOps Showcase and Agile Showcase

Testing Showcase Dublin, 24 May 2017, builds on the success of last year’s Testing Showcase in Dublin and other Testing conferences organised and co-hosted by UNICOM, including “TestExpo” and “Next Generation Testing” which have been running in London for a number of years.

The theme for 2017 is “Testing in the 4th Industrial Revolution”.  The Word Economic Forum has declared that we are entering the 4th Industrial Revolution, as access to real time data and the focus on all things digital and instantaneous impact every area of life.  Testers have always been at the coal face of ensuring that “stuff works as it should”.   Is there anything different in the actual testing of new digital products, new interfaces with clients which must always provide the optimum user experience?  How are testers coping?  What are the stories coming in?  What is working well and what can be done better?

This year we are aiming to include more case studies as well as high quality technical/review presentations.  We will also feature the popular and interactive round table discussions (each addressing a different testing topic or issue) where all participants can join in, shape their learning, share their own experiences, and hear fresh ideas.

There is also an exhibition alongside featuring leading service providers, consultants and testing tool vendors.

Joint morning session – Agile, Testing and DevOps: Are they a Separate conversation or a progression of capability?

DevOps, Testing and Agile have shared environments that facilitate working together.  These three methods are more than simply adopting new tools and processes and the synergy involves building a development and a stable Continuous Integration (CI) infrastructure, as well as an automated pipeline that moves deliverables from development to production.  They can work together and the entire build process should be transparent, and it should enable and support development and operations.  This transformation depends on: significant changes in culture; roles and responsibilities; team structure; tools and processes.

Benefits of attending:

  • Share ideas and brainstorm new approaches
  • Meet with Testing experts
  • Develop and benchmark your Testing Strategies
  • Learn from others’ best practices, ideas and expertise
  • Discover latest technical skills, tools, tips and tricks in the industry
  • Hear about new developments in Agile and DevOps in the plenary morning session

Call for participation

We are looking for speakers willing to share their experiences and stories about the constantly evolving software testing area. If you wish to submit a proposal to present at this event please fill in the speaker response form.

Here is a list of topics we would like to cover at this event:

  • Agile Testing
  • Big Data Testing
  • BDD
  • Creating a Digital Testing Strategy
  • DevOps
  • Mobile Testing
  • Testing in Continuous Delivery
  • Test Automation

The morning session will discuss the following related topics, please use the speaker form above to apply to speak in the morning session: 

  • Agile frameworks provide guidance for efficient operational software
  • Adopt a “build-and-run” teams concept
  • Improve DevOps with SAFe
  • Automation and SAFe
  • Automating for improved flow
  • The agile release train and continuous integration
  • Agile and DevOps – moving with flow based awareness
  • Mapping practices with scaled agile frameworks—SAFe, DAD, LeSS, and Nexus
  • Testing: “Measure twice, cut once”
  • Continuous Testing – running tests at each stage of s/w delivery pipeline.


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    Keynote: Agile in context: Understanding software systems as ecologies not manufacturing processes

    Dave Snowden, CTO Cognitive Edge

    Too many methods and techniques in software development are simple recipes derived from limited and partially understood cases. They treat the organisation as if it was a complicated machine rather than a highly complex and ever shifting, frequently fragile ecology. This presentation will introduce the award winning Cynefin framework and will introduce ideas from complexity science, biology and the cognitive sciences which allow us to manage conditions of inherent uncertainty.


    Dave Snowden

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    Test Automation beyond the UI - An exploration of Full-Stack Testing using Ruby on Rails

    Patrice Boleguin, Senior Software Test Engineer, TSSG

    Start testing beneath the UI layer and a whole new world opens up to the passionate tester: especially if you have an appetite for automating your tests but it can be a big jump from doing UI automated testing only to performing a full-stack testing in an agile environment.

    This presentation will be focused on the variety of automated tests available to the fearless tester in a mature environment like RAILS.

    The presenter will walk through an example of a continuous automated testing framework using a sample application and with tools such as (git, github, heroku, Jenkins, Cucumber, RSpec, Capybara).

    The first part of the presentation will look at the sample web application as it is and the different tests implemented and running against the staging environment. In order to fully appreciate every aspect of the demo, the presenter will cover some of the important concepts related to RAILS framework but also general concepts for testing services and more.

    In the second part, the audience will get to see a new feature being added to the application and will witness the changes required in the current series of tests in order to have them run successfully before being released.


    Patrice Boleguin



Dave Snowden

CTO Cognitive Edge


Patrice Boleguin

Senior Software Test Engineer, TSSG

Last Year’s Speakers

Matthew Brady

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Software

Iain Bright

RenRe (contractor)

Ahmad Fahmy

Zone 2 Consulting Limited

Jitesh Gosai

BBC Digital – Mobile Platforms


Fran O’Hara

Inspire Quality Services and SoftTest – the Irish SIG in Software Testing

Stephen Nelson-Smith


Saurabh Shrihar

Johnson and Johnson

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