Run by testers, for testers
We created TConf to bring industry leaders together, to share the challenges and solutions to complex quality problems in the industry. We have a strong desire to advance the Quality function. We believe in the importance of these fundamentals, a good software tester is also a good engineer, communicator, pragmatic thinker and above all problem solver.
We have removed all of the filler and packed a single day full of great topics, where you will not miss anything.
Meet our professonals
QA specialist - Seek
Ray has over 10 years experience in software testing and development across companies including Carsales, MYOB and SEEK. By night, he organises meetups for Melbourne's biggest software testing meetup group (MST).
QA Manager - Carsales
A leader in the testing space, with a strong background of software engineering and test automation. Scott has a passion for technology, customer satisfaction and fast software delivery.
Senior Quality Analyst - REA
Rob has over 15 years experience across companies including REA, Coles Financial Services, MYOB, Seek, and consultancy firms, covers the whole gambit of software engineering, including development, operations, testing and management.
Technical Practice Manager - Seek
Originally from Scotland and with over 22 years experience in software delivery, Norman loves all aspects of software delivery be it architecting, developing or testing. Primarily moving to Australia for the sunshine and food, Norman currently works at SEEK as the Technical Practice Manager.
Quality Assurance Engineer - Carsales
Harini has over 8 years experience in the QA and testing space. She is fanatical about test automation, mobile innovations, continuous delivery and loves working in a fast paced Agile environment. Currently she is working for Carsales, with a focus on ensuring Quality is “Baked in” from the on-set. She believes in encouraging women to choose information technology as a career and raise the status of women in Australia within the IT industry in particular.
Chief Information Officer - myprosperity
With a strong technical background, Stephen provides technical designs and architectural solutions to projects while also taking a proactive stance on the hardware and systems infrastructure. Stephen cares. This underpins everything he does from delivering projects to working with his staff so they not only achieve great results for the business, but have fun in the process!
Senior Software Engineer - DiUS
Matt is a self-described polyglot with a passion for development practices and software craftsmanship, challenging teams to think differently about how they deliver software. His train rides are occupied with Open Source contributions and the remainder running a local Code club, playing basketball or pumping iron like Arnie.
Software Engineer in Test - Zendesk
Mike is a big advocate for cross-team collaboration. He is a passionate software engineer with a strong drive for exploring innovative ways for teams to become more efficient. Mike’s creative approach for using existing testing frameworks and reshaping them to support quality engineering opens new opportunities for including testing in the software engineering process.
Principal Solutions Architect - Amazon
Adam Larter is a Principal Solutions Architect with Amazon Web Services (AWS) where his 20 years’ experience as a software developer allows him to dive deep into the code. He has a passion for developers, mobile, IoT, cloud and all things ‘connected’. Adam has a Master of Information Technology degree from Monash University.
Test Engineering Manager - Unisuper
Ady has a passion for quality and all things automation who strives to stay abreast of the latest architecture and “best practices” in the technology marketplace. He has successfully developed close to seven variants of automation frameworks, on both open source and commercial tools. Back in the day he was author of the book “Technology Specific Guide for QTP” but loves any other automation tool as much!
Quality Assurance Engineer - Carsales
Owen shows a strong interest in mathematics, data quality and analysis. He’s been dreaming to work out a simple but practical data testing strategy which QA could easily apply on any data set. With his educational background in data mining plus studying a software testing master course at Swinburne University, he’s dream came true. He worked with Scott to develop and implement Carsales’s first big data testing concept which allowed QA to deep dive into any data source no matter if it is simple or complex.
1 day 1 track 10 talks
you will not miss anything
When an organisation moves to continuous software delivery, there are many practice and culture challenges for those concerned with quality. In this talk I’d like to share some of the challenges we've had at SEEK, how we’ve tackled them and what we learned. Hopefully this may give you some ideas on how you may tackle similar issues you may be facing or give you an indication of the journey ahead if your organisation is moving towards continuous delivery.Norman Noble
Time for attendees to network and enjoy some refreshments
What it takes to be a great QA in a startup, Stephen explores startup culture, the mindset required to succeed as a new up and coming business. This talk covers methods used in the very early stages of a business to quickly improve quality and how larger companies can learn from this.Stephen Jackel
Big data is challenging, how we use data visualisation, mathematics and statistics to analyse Terabytes of data to find problems. What roles do QA play in big data implementations and tools and strategies we use.Scott Clements
Owen will cover a demo of using Tableau to find bugs with data visualisation. This will support the big data concepts for Scott Clements' talkOwen Yan
Testing mobile applications in emulators only goes so far - to fully test your mobile app, you need to target real physical devices. Adam shows how to use Amazon Device Farm to increase testing quality and avoid having to keep drawers full of mobile devices on hand.Adam Larter
Time for attendees to network, lunch is provided
Performance Testing is important for any project of significant size, but does it actually replicate 'real' production? Rob will look at the importance of sociability testing and how it applies to performance testing using a real example from REA.Rob Manger
Any QA engineer in any project sooner or later reaches the point when it is necessary to automate the testing, no matter if it is a web or mobile application, Android or iOS. Calabash is a test automation framework that enables mobile developers and QA engineers to create and execute automated acceptance tests for Android and iOS apps.Harini Rao
Testing the security of web applications is usually left to security engineers, or relegated to the oft-dreaded annual security audit. Why aren’t we testing our applications for vulnerabilities as we build them instead? In this talk, I will introduce a tool that can be included in your development and continuous integration workflows to test for security, bringing the worlds of software testing and security closer together.Mike Jeffcott
A new practice that is converging in the industry, save testing time by seeing the visual impacts of your code changes continuously, instead of testing in the dark manually.Ray Hua
Time for attendees to network, enjoy some refreshments
It’s 2016 and we still rely on integrated environments and complex E2E test suites to release complex ecosystems also called “software". In this talk, Matt breaks down the arguments for such nonsense and provides a better, faster, safer alternative.Matt Fellows
SDETs are the new technical testers, reshaping industries and changing how testing can be achieved. Success in this space depends on how well and how fast you respond. Testing Insights will give you answers to what you will be looking for and where you can find in the ever changing world of app test automation.Aditya Kalra
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