HUSTEF 2019: Budapest


Budapest welcomes HUSTEF 2019. The Hungarian Software Testing Forum. Will hold a conference in this amazingly beautiful city. 

Conference Details

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Conference Date and Venue

HUSTEF 2019 will take place from October 28 to 30, 2019. The event venue will be in Budapest. The conference will cover topics about software quality assurance. The conference’s keynote speakers will deliver talks.

Keynote Speakers

Tariq King

Tariq King, Ultimate Software (USA). He is the Senior Director and Engineering Fellow for Quality and Performance at Ultimate Software. With more than fifteen years’ experience in software testing research and practice, Tariq heads Ultimate Software’s quality program by providing technical leadership, people leadership, strategic direction, staff training, research and development in software quality and testing practices. He has previously held positions as engineering director, manager, test architect, test lead, researcher, and college professor. Tariq is a frequent presenter at conferences and workshops. He has published more than thirty research articles in IEEE and ACM sponsored journals and has developed and taught software testing courses in both industry and academia. His primary research interest is in the area of engineering autonomous self-testing systems. He is a co-founder with Jason Arbon of the Artificial Intelligence for Software Testing Association.

Topic: AI for Software Testing: The Ultimate Journey?

At last year’s HUSTEF conference, Tariq King delivered a thought-provoking keynote on the “Rise of the Machines: Can Artificial Intelligence Terminate Manual Testing?”. But where do we go from here? As we stand on the verge of a possible revolution with AI and machine learning, how do individuals and entire organizations begin to take the first steps on the road? Hence, to innovation with AI for Software Testing (AIST). This year as HUSTEF’s Program Chair, Tariq uncovers the origin of this year’s conference theme through his journey in AIST at Ultimate Software. He shares how a little inspiration, combined with the right investments, led his organization to a path of present and future innovations in the software testing. Learn how the team at Ultimate was able to become leaders in developing the next generation of software testing tools and making critical contributions to the AIST open source community.

Jennifer Bonine 

Jennifer Bonine, PinkLion AI (USA). Jen is a well-known speaker, teacher and trainer at both national and international conferences. She has keynoted numerous Testing, Agile, and Development conferences. Jennifer believes that we should do what we are passionate about and believes in living your passion. To this end, Jennifer co-founded and is the CEO of Pink Lion AI. It is a breakout AI company that brings AI to the world’s app teams and delivers AI integration with a human engagement model. At the same time, while educating teams on solving challenges with an AI-first strategy.  

Jennifer is the first female AI testing tech CEO and is currently collaborating in the entertainment, gaming, media and professional sports industries with Test.AI. As Test.AI’s partner, PinkLion is solving testing challenges using AI that have been unsolvable with more traditional automation testing. Jennifer has held executive-level positions at leading development and quality engineering teams for Fortune 100 companies in several industries. In a recent engagement, Jennifer served as a strategy executive and in corporate marketing for the C-suite. Jennifer has spent years with the C-Suite solving tough challenges and pushing technology to the limit.

Topic: The Life of a Tester: From Once Upon a Time to Happily Ever After

Most fairy tales start with a scary premise and move to a happy ending. Lately, we have heard lots of scary stories about the future of testing. As machine learning and artificial intelligence continue to gain prominence, we see even more concerns about the tester’s career. With the help of a great animation team, Janna and Jennifer will take you through a wild animated journey from what it was like in the early days of software to where we are today.

We will explore the evolution of the testing profession, as well as what it will become in the future. As this story moves from black and white to full-color, you will get a history lesson on where some practices we may take for granted originated. Likewise, review times when testers and developers were separated and more of adversaries than collaborators, and finish with the present, where quality is everyone’s responsibility. These days technology is moving faster than ever. Therefore, Janna and Jennifer want to make sure you are focused on the things that will enable a successful testing career, today and beyond. They will give you the tools to write your own story and live happily ever after.

Dionny Santiago

Dionny Santiago, Ultimate Software (USA). He is a Principal Quality Architect at Ultimate Software, a leading cloud provider of human capital management solutions. Dionny provides expertise and leadership in software testing and at the same time, contributes in various capacities, including hands-on testing, technical problem-solving training, and internal tools development. Test automation is one of his primary areas of interest. One of Dionny’s goals is to advance the current state of the art. Furthermore, he is focused on research and development efforts to apply artificial intelligence and machine learning to software testing. Moreover, Dionny is also currently pursuing his PhD in Computer Science at Florida International University.

Topic: Surviving the AI Testing Apocalypse

Do you believe that artificial intelligence (AI) is going to transform software testing as we know it today? Or are you sceptical about the potential of using AI for testing? Though leaders have been sharing ideas on the possibility of an AI takeover of automated testing, and discussing the need for the software quality and testing communities to be at the forefront of testing AI-based systems. Whether you are a believer or a sceptic, it is difficult to ignore some of the questions that are beginning to surface – Are manual testers and test automation engineers going to be out of a job? How will the testing roles, procedures, and tools be affected? What can testers do to prepare?

Dionny Santiago believes that an AI testing apocalypse is imminent. And that there will be inevitable shifts in the testing space. Instead of spending time focused on manually designing, crafting and evaluating tests, human efforts will be focused on interfacing, training, and collaborating with AI for testing. And likewise, being able to validate, assess, and improve the performance of AI will be a crucial aspect of measuring and reporting on test adequacy. However, before we can enter the new world of AI for testing, we will first have to survive the AI testing apocalypse. Join Dionny as he shares his vision of how the AI testing takeover will take place. Also, discover how you can pivot the skills of individuals, teams, and entire organizations. Not only to survive but thrive during the transition to AI

Winding Up

Let us grab every opportunity that comes our way. Join me in taking part in the HUSTEF 2019: Budapest conference. And hence, gain more knowledge and discover new things about software quality assurance.

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