OPEN Talks

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

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KEYNOTE -- Waldo: Mastering the Mobile Testing Pyramid
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Laurent Sigal
Laurent Sigal
Waldo, Co-founder and CTO

For years, mobile testing has lacked a proper structure and framework to successfully enable development teams to implement and scale continuous end to end mobile testing. After working with hundreds of mobile application companies in his role as co-founder & CTO of Waldo, Laurent Sigal will take you through the guiding principles and practical steps necessary to establish a mobile testing pyramid to shift mobile testing left. Join this session to learn:
-An overview of the mobile testing pyramid that enables mobile teams to break the speed versus quality dichotomy
-How to properly set up your environment to enable end to end testing, including the importance of proper state management
-The six major benefits you will gain from improving your mobile DevOps 

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OPEN TALK: A State of Continuous Merge: The Secret to Happier, More Productive Dev Teams
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Luke Kilpatrick
Luke Kilpatrick
LinearB, Director of Developer Experience

Being an elite dev team isn't just about merging faster, it's about being able to deliver consistently. Developer happiness and retention is often based on the type of work a team is doing and the amount of frustration involved trying to get code merged. In this session, we will discover how elite teams are creating a state of continuous merge by optimizing non-coding time and customizing how Pull Requests are treated based on their unique characteristics. 

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OPEN TALK: Unit Security Testing for JavaScript and Beyond
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Akira Brand
Akira Brand
Bright Security, Developer Relations

Application security is a problem in the development world, with expensive, complex, and sometimes only piecemeal solutions. But fix the problems you must, as there will come a time when someone will try to hack your app, probably (hopefully) your security team or a penetration tester. Once they find those problems, you have to then go back and fix the security bugs, 6 months to a year later, and that can be a real pain.

In this talk, you’ll learn how to turn this issue on its head, with unit security testing. Unit security testing is a tool we developed here at Bright to solve the problem of needing to rely on an external tool or team instead of being self-reliant in your approach to writing secure code. By integrating our DAST engine with unit tests, you, the developer, are empowered with the know-how of how to find vulnerabilities as early as possible in the SDLC, without the security team getting involved and having to fix problems far later on in the process.

In this session, you will learn
How to integrate unit security tests in your JavaScript applications (other language support coming soon!) using Bright, Jest & Nest.js
How to write different types of tests and which issues are important to test for
How to fix some vulnerabilities that our tests find in an example web application

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, so you will also learn how to defend against some common attacks from the get-go as you are writing code. 

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OPEN TALK: Inside the New Deployment Experience for .NET on AWS
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Steve Roberts
Steve Roberts
AWS, Snr. Developer Advocate
Norm Johanson
Norm Johanson
AWS, Senior Development Engineer

In this session, we'll explore a new deployment experience for .NET developers working on AWS, from within Visual Studio and at the command line. Come and find out why we built a new, opinionated experience, how it helps you quickly and easily move your .NET applications to the cloud with minimal knowledge of AWS, and how you can easily customize the experience for your teams. 

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OPEN TALK: Enabling the Edge-Cloud Duality of Time Series Data
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Sam Dillard
Sam Dillard
InfluxData, Senior Product Manager

In this session, Sam Dillard (Sr PM Edge at InfluxData), will discuss the needs and challenges of edge computing in the context of an edge-cloud topology. While cloud analytics is emphasized in a lot of the world, the need for edge analytics is not shrinking but rather growing. Applications have become more distributed and the data pertaining to them have become more voluminous.

Sam will discuss InfluxDB’s Edge Data Replication feature that leverages existing edge analytical capabilities of the database in order to enable edge-cloud data pipelines that fit to any business needs and constraints.

This feature automatically streams data on-write from an edge dataset to a cloud one of the user’s choosing. Adding to this automatic replication of writes, is a durability designed to withstand network outages. This feature lays the groundwork for a much larger story about how the edge and cloud can work together to produce global time series data architectures!

In this webinar, Sam will cover:
- How we define edge
- Properties of edge vs cloud
- Discuss problems faced with edge-cloud architectures
- Details of the edge replication feature and how it combined with InfluxDB solves those problems
- Demo an edge-cloud downsampling use case that retains data shape 

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OPEN TALK: Building Faster by Testing during Development
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Nico Snyder
Nico Snyder
Waldo, VP of Customer Success
Dinorah Tovar
Dinorah Tovar
Konfio, Platform Mobile Engineer

Running end-to-end testing for mobile applications has always been a burdensome challenge. The most popular solutions for mobile testing, including scripting, are time consuming, inefficient, and often lead to flaky results that are ignored by developers. Join this discussion with Dinorah Tovar, Google Developer Expert on Android as she outlines how to run end-to-end tests throughout your software development lifecycle which enables her to build faster without compromising quality.

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OPEN TALK: You Can’t Code Career Development - A Technical Professional’s Guide to Soft Skills in the Workplace
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Vanky Kataria
Vanky Kataria
Turing, Community Evangelist

Technical aptitude will take an engineer far in their career but ultimately it's the ability to navigate workplace environments through the refinement of soft skills that will determine the heights that your career can scale.

In this session, Vanky Kataria (Evangelist - Global Communities) will share how focusing on soft skills can play an instrumental role in your career development and explain how engineers benefit from thinking about their workplaces beyond their roles and responsibilities as technical professionals.