Once again, I’ve had the honor of sharing my experience and perspective on testing trends in front on hundreds of testers, developers and POs from Latin America and Europe. This comes right on the heels of last Fall’s Argentesting event, which was my first experience as a speaker.

As you can imagine, I’m pretty excited!

Testing UY is Not to be Missed

The two-day event, which took place in Montevideo, Uruguay, had a great variety of professionals hailing from different countries: Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Peru and The Netherlands.

The first day consisted of relevant workshops for the software testing community: UX, Virtual Services, Testing Automation and Performance Verification. The second day consisted of speaker presentations: Mind Maps, Usability, Infrastructure, among other pertinent topics.

Trending Topic for 2018’s Event: the Internet of Things

I submitted my application at the beginning of 2018 and was selected, among many other speakers, to be a part of the panel.

My presentation, the second one of the morning, was about IoT testing and lasted around 30 minutes for a full house of 350 attendees. The three main topics I covered were:

  • IoT Structure and Implementation
  • Differences between IoT testing and Software testing
  • Useful tips to apply while testing IoT projects

I won’t go into all the details right now, but here are two tips I’d like to leave you with:

  1. When it comes to testing, make sure you know your real environment
  2. When it comes to documentation and troubleshooting, make sure you know your architecture

The talk was not open for Q&A at the end, which left me wondering if it had been clear enough for the audience. However, during coffee breaks and lunch time I was happy to receive many questions on how to test and how to approach testing under different scenarios. There were so many attendees wanting to clarify their doubts that I ran out of time to answer their questions. Now, I’m following up with them through emails post-event. How cool is that?

Continuing Trend: Agile Implementations

Derk-Jan de Grood, Agile consultant and author of “Testgoal Result Driven Testing”, was part of the speakers’ panel. I had the opportunity to interact with him and discuss agile implementations and related challenges, especially when it comes to clients who are not familiar with the agile software development cycle. His presentation was inspiring. I was happy to hear that the main focus of the talk was a concept that we apply on a daily basis at Making Sense: being adaptive and disruptive in this changing world.

The event was such a success that everyone felt it deserved a celebratory toast.

Mariano Jurich and Derk-Jan de Grood at Testing UY

Going Forward

Work does not stop. Everybody is back home and already working on next year’s Testing Uy event, including myself.

It was a pleasure to be surrounded by people who love what they do and it was an awesome experience to present at such an important event. It’s an honor to support Testing UY, which works toward professionalizing the QA role. This is a key part of the software development cycle and it does not always get the relevance that it deserves.

So, what’s next for me? I’m working on my presentation for the third edition of the Argentinian testing congress and looking forward to contributing to the next edition of the Uruguayan version.

I have enjoyed seeing these types of events grow, not only in frequency but also in number of attendees. This is fundamental if we want to continue professionalizing the QA role.

To finalize this post, I just want to say thanks to all the people who support me —  above all, Making Sense, which has been an amazing company, allowing me to develop my professional career.

See you in my next post :) !!!