MoT Athens Meetup #8: NodeJS and Testing & Community of Practice

Date(s) - 14/02/2020
18:00 - 21:00

Hellenic American Union

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MoT Athens is pleased to announce Wim Selles and Christina Ohanian as the keynote speakers for 8th Meetup on Friday, February 14, 2020!!

Wim is a Solution Architect for Sauce Labs based in the Netherlands. During the day, he assists customers with solving automation challenges in their organisation. By night, he practices his passion for front-end test automation with Javascript. He likes to create his own NodeJS modules to help and support automation engineers and is also a contributor to multiple open-source projects that involve testing, such as WebdriverIO, Protractor, ng-Apimock and many more.
Christina is an avid Agile evangelist. Having started her career in software testing and spending many years working as a Test Engineer, she very quickly realised that she loved coaching and mentoring others in various software development methodologies and practices. she is now working as an Agile coach and coaching teams on Agile ways of working and practices in software development.

Welcome to the 8th meet-up of Ministry of Testing – Athens

• 18:00 – 18:30 Attendance/Registration
• 18:30 – 18:40 Welcome from Organizers
• 18:50 – 19:30 Presentation: Cultivating your Teams by growing and sustaining a Community of Practice
Christina Ohanian, Agile & Team Coach at Circus Street.
• 19:30 – 19:50 Coffee Break
• 20:00 – 21:00 Presentation: NodeJS and Testing, knowing the dependency of your dependencies dependency
Wim Selles, solutions Architect at SauceLabs
21:10 – 22:15 Networking with pizza, beers and Cocktails @ HAU Roof Garden!

Knowledge level: Junior, Intermediate
Language: All the talks will be in English

Please Note: According to the Hellenic American Union policy, a registration procedure is required. Therefore, please arrive on time to avoid delays at the registration desk. The Meetup will start on time (18:30).

As always this is a free-event.

1) Title: Cultivating your Teams by growing and sustaining a Community of Practice
Speaker: Christina Ohanian
The goal of community design is to bring out the community’s own internal direction, character, and energy” – Cultivating Communities of Practice In the course of my work, I’m often asked how organisations can better align their teams and departments while learning and embedding new skills as well as new ways of working. Throughout my career, starting as a software tester, all the way through to my current position as an agile and team coach, I have come to find that Communities of Practice play a vital and pivotal role within the tech and software industry. Communities of Practice are a great way to enable the shaping and building of teams identify, direction and focus, and not only that, they’re also one of the best ways to share knowledge and skills both within your team or department and even across your organisation.
In this talk, I want to dive into real-life examples of how I started my own testing community of Practice and how it changed shaped my team as well as my organisation’s thinking and appreciation for testing and testers.

2) Title: NodeJS and Testing, knowing the dependency of your dependencies dependency
Speaker: Wim Selles
A lot of (QA) people are using JavaScript frameworks nowadays, but not everybody knows and understands how the NodeJS ecosystem works. During this talk I’ll explain:
– How NodeJS works
– Why you should use NVM instead of a pure NodeJS installation
– The package versioning
– The remark about “there’s a package for that”
– How the package-lock.json works
– And many more

We would like to thank all of our generous sponsors who support the Ministry of Testing Athens (in alphabetical order):
• Agile actors
• Atos
• Atypon
• Beat
• Hellenic American Union
• Intrasoft
• SauceLabs
• SG Digital
• Trasys Greece

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