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Why I, as a Sr. Quality Assurance Automation Test Engineer, plan to attend HP Discover

Posted By Christopher Scharer, Sr. Quality Assurance Automation Test Engineer, TEK Systems at Nationwide , Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Hello, my name is Christopher J. Scharer. As a Sr. Quality Assurance Automation Test Engineer for TEK Systems at Nationwide, I develop automated test scripts used to test the Nationwide Mainframe and Dynamic Web based applications. I also serve on the Vivit Board of Directors as the Education chair; co-lead the Iowa and Nebraska local Vivit chapters and the Testing, Quality, Application Lifecycle Management Special Interest Group (SIG).

While attending the HP Discover conference I will be coordinating the Vivit Advanced Training on Monday, June 4th, 11:00/11:30 - 15:30 and also plan to attend the following:

Vivit Annual Meeting:

04/04 11:00-11:30 Annual Meeting for all Vivit Members


Technical Breakouts:

04/05 11:15-12:00 TB2542 "HP ALM: migrating from HP QC to exciting new features-with control"

04/05 14:45-15:30 TB2150 "DevOps and successfully implementing HP APM"

04/06 11:15-12:00 TB2466 "The future of test automation"

04/06 13:30-14:15 TB2162 "Agile, DevOps, and continuous delivery in the modern enterprise"

04/07 10:00-10:45 TB2209 "HP Advanced Agile Accelerator: bridge the QA/development gap"

04/07 13:30-14:15 TB2923 "HP ALM: Development management roadmap"

04/07 16:00-16:45 TB2679 "HP Application Lifecycle Management and HP Quality Center Enterprise product roadmaps"


HP/Vivit Roundtables:

04/06 14:45-15:30 RT3122 "Applications: API integrations for HP ALM and QC"

04/07 11:15-12:00 RT3114 "Applications: application lifecycle management and test management"


Business Breakout:

04/06 16:00-16:45 BB2218 "HP ALI: Get your development and testing teams to stop working in the dark"


HP ExpertOne Certification Exams:

HP ASE - Application Lifecycle Management Implementations v11 (HP0-M97 Advanced ALM Quality Center 11 Software Exam)

HP ASE - Functional Testing v11 (HP0-M98 Advanced Scripting using QTP 11 Software Exam)


After Conference Events:

04/05 18:00-19:30 Madagascar 3 screening

04/06 20:00-22:00 Going for the Gold Member Appreciation Party at Gilley's Saloon (Treasure Island)

04/07 20:00-23:00 Concert with Sheryl Crow and Don Henley (Mandalay Bay)


I find these items to be of interest because they will allow me to collaborate with other experts in the community that are involved with test automation. I expect to get a better understanding of how other test automation experts utilize HP software, the custom solutions that they have developed to work around issues with test automation in different environments with different programming languages and the third party tools and solutions that they have implemented to make their Testing Center of Excellence provide more value to their clients. In addition these breakouts will help me to hone my knowledge and expertise with DevOps and how it is a large part of the future of test automation as well as the collaboration between applications and operations. Finally, I look forward to wrapping up my experience at the HP Discover conference by attending the concert performances of Sheryl Crow and Don Henley.

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