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Q&A panel with conference speakers

February 27th

10:00

Stage B

Panel discussion

50 minutes

English

On this Q&A panel everybody will have a chance to get an answer on the most interesting questions from our top speakers. It is always the most useful and interactive part of the conference.

Daniel Wagner-Hall

Daniel Wagner-Hall

Matrix, UK

Daniel has been a committer to the Selenium project since 2009, and spent several years on the Browser Automation team at Google, supporting millions of browser launches a day and both adding features to and fixing bugs in Selenium. He thinks you should probably use Selenium less than you do.

Igor Khrol

Igor Khrol

Toptal, Belarus

Automated testing specialist at Toptal. About 10 years experience in test automation in various roles: engineer, architect, manager, consultant, trainer. Experience in the majority of popular tools (Selenium, HP QTP, TestComplete, JMeter). Currently I’m programming mostly in Ruby but used to write in other languages (Python, Java, C#, JavaScript, VBScript).

Justin Ison

Justin Ison

Wunderkinder, Germany

Justin is a QA Lead at 6Wunderkinder, the makers of Wunderlist. He has over fifteen years experience working in Software Quality Assurance, with the last five primarily developing server, web and mobile test automation. Justin is passionate about automation and loves finding new efficient and effective ways to increase software quality.

Mikalai Alimenkou

Mikalai Alimenkou

Senior Delivery Manager at EPAM, Ukraine

Delivery Manager and Java Tech Lead. Expert in Java development, scalable architecture, Agile engineering practices and project management. Having 12+ years of development experience, specializes on complex distributed scalable systems. Active participant and speaker of many international conferences. Founder and coach in training center XP Injection. Organizer and founder of Selenium Camp, JEEConf, XP Days Ukraine and IT Brunch conferences. Founder of active “Anonymous developers club” (uadevclub).

Noah Sussman

Noah Sussman

Teachers Pay Teachers, USA

Noah Sussman is an automation engineer who studies how people and computers relate to each other. His approach to scaling Web sites, in particular CI systems, is demonstrably successful — he is noted for designing innovative test architectures for The SAT Test, Etsy and Barnes & Noble Nook. After several years of consulting, Noah has now joined the team at Teachers Pay Teachers – hello we are hiring engineers!

Oren Rubin

Oren Rubin

Testim.io, Israel

Oren has 20 years of experience in the R&D world, most of which is dedicated to crafting testing tools, from dedicated languages to hardware verification (e) to web testing tools (e.g. applitools and testim.io).

In the last few years Oren had focused on building and testing Web Applications. While working full time he taught Web Development at the Technion University and was declared a Google Developer Expert by Google.

Oren lectured on Selenium in several conferences worldwide and he is the Co-organizer of the Selenium-Israel meetup group. Oren is the founder and CEO of Testim.io.

Ragavan Ambighananthan

Ragavan Ambighananthan

Expedia, UK

Throughout his 14 years in Software Industry, Ragavan have worked as Test Automation engineer across various domains like Network Management, Mobile, comparison sites, online security and online travel.

Currently working in Expedia as Sr. Test Automation Engineer, guiding all teams on the best practices of UI automation, trying various new technologies for mobile, tools for parallelisation, cloud based solutions for cross browser and mobile testing automation.

Last couple of years gave him lots of opportunities in his current role to work on improving reliability of UI automation, parallelise the tests and find ways to store and produce nice reports that helps teams to get down to failure causes quickly!

Ragavan likes open source tools and have contributed to them in the form of bug fixes: TLB (Test Load Balancer), Cucumber, SeleniumGridScalaer, Selenium-Webdriver, SimLauncher, etc.

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