STARCANADA 2019 Keynote : The Lazy Student’s Guide to Test Automation


Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 8:30am to 9:45am

The Lazy Student’s Guide to Test Automation

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Do you loathe regression? Do you tire of the repetitive tasks that are part of your product's lifecycle? If you do, then you might be lazy like Chris Loder. Since his Grade 4 teacher wrote “Chris is lazy” on his report card, it has become his way of life. Chris will share how his “lazy” mindset has enabled him to produce world-class test automation with minimal effort. He’ll show examples of his work with software verification, documentation, reports, and analytical functionality, and even go into the archives to bring out some of his earliest automation efforts. You’ll leave with key strategies to get awesome test automation with the least amount of effort. Come discover your lazy potential!

Chris Loder

An automation enthusiast to the core, Chris Loder is an automation developer leading the automation framework team at InGenius Software in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Chris’s passion to automate has carried him through two decades of automation and automation framework development. He has worked with all the greats—Visual Test, WinRunner, Quick Test Pro, Rational Functional Tester, and Selenium—and is currently focusing on starting a new framework at InGenius. At his previous employer, Chris filed a patent for work done on the automation framework built there, and he loves to talk about it—and all things automation.