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Spotlight on a Volunteer - Brent Westwood

Posted By Administration, Thursday, May 31, 2018

Brent Westwood
Southern Company

Our newest Vivit Local User Group, the Alabama LUG, recently held their second meeting in Birmingham at the Alabama Power Headquarters. Thanks to our leader Darren Hileman for coordinating and also to our host Brent Westwood from Southern Company.

Brent went above and beyond to ensure the success of this User Group meeting by reserving the conference room, handling all the visitor logistics, internally promoting the event, and even sharing in depth the framework that his company uses for automated testing of their websites.

A little bit about Brent: He started his career as an application developer where he developed Visual Basic applications, COM objects, and ASP web applications (one major application has been used at Southern Company since 2001). Then he moved into the Testing Center of Excellence when it was formed at Southern Company and transitioned from manual testing to automated testing. He also became product support/administrator for HP ALM, Performance Center, UFT, and Sprint.

Brent has been working with automated testing tools, mostly QTP/UFT, since 2011. In this time he created automated regression test suites for several desktop and web applications at Southern Company using UFT tests and BPT Components and created his own custom framework which has been used by 5 automated testers on 6 applications to date. Now his primary role is in the robotic process automation field where he architects the environments for production automation and has started developing automated processes to do production activities.

Brent, thank you for being our spotlight on a Volunteer for June! It is members like you contributing your knowledge and talent that makes Vivit the thriving IT Community that we are!

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