Open Source Testing

Open source has all but taken over the test automation space. Overall this has been a boon to our industry. No longer do we need to depend on ultra-expensive and frankly limited tooling that locks you in to something that may or may not age well. Now we have a plethora of different options and capabilities they few of use would have access to a decade ago. There is however a downside; now we must take on more responsibility and help our organizations make the right strategic decision about what open source to leverage and what to shy away from.

In this session Troy Walsh will walk you though the basics of adopting open source tooling. We will start by discussing where this tooling can be found. We will discuss what a healthy open source community and product looks like. We will also cover licensing and the key points you need to know. Finally, we will discuss how you can go beyond merely using open source and how you can become a contributor.

Session Takeaways:

  • What to look for in an open source project/community
  • How you can tell a product is dead
  • A better understanding of Software licensing
  • How to become an open source contributor and/or creator

Location: Coronado 2/3 Date: April 2, 2020 Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Troy Walsh