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:
Annual Meeting for all Vivit Members
TB2542 "HP ALM: migrating from HP QC to exciting
new features-with control"
TB2150 "DevOps and successfully implementing HP
TB2466 "The future of test automation"
TB2162 "Agile, DevOps, and continuous delivery in
the modern enterprise"
TB2209 "HP Advanced Agile Accelerator: bridge the
TB2923 "HP ALM: Development management
TB2679 "HP Application Lifecycle Management and HP
Quality Center Enterprise product roadmaps"
RT3122 "Applications: API integrations for HP ALM
RT3114 "Applications: application lifecycle
management and test management"
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:
Madagascar 3 screening
Going for the Gold Member Appreciation Party at Gilley's Saloon (Treasure
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.