At Provar, we believe that connecting with our industry partners and peers are invaluable. Our team members regularly attend networking and continuing educational events, conferences, and professional development gatherings to stay current with industry trends and connect with our peers.
November was busy for the full global team! We attended, sponsored and spoke at many well-regarded industry events around the world. Here’s the recap.
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First up: the annual Conference for the Association of Software Testing, or CAST 2022, held this year November 7-8, 2022, at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar in San Diego, California. This year’s theme, “HANDS-ON,” was left intentionally open to encourage hands-on experimentation, with a focus on improving context-driven testing and practical application and activities.
At CAST 2022, attendees had the opportunity to immediately apply what they learned. Day One consisted of three 5-hour tutorials — A Survey of Test Design Ideas, Automation 101 for Coders, and Usability for Everyone. These tutorials introduced key concepts with a combination of lectures, Q&As, and hands-on activities to reinforce newly learned skills. A Test-a-thon followed, with hands-on support from tutorial instructors, speakers, and participants. Day Two again focused on hands-on, practical testing skills, with keynotes, workshops, and track sessions throughout the day.
After the conference, Provar sponsored a cocktail reception for attendees and sponsors. It gave us a chance to rub elbows with familiar faces and new connections.
For more information about the annual Conference for the Association of Software Testing, check out this recap blog from an attendee!
NTC Tech Talk
Each month, the Greater Nashville Technology Council hosts the NTC Tech Talk, where members of the Nashville tech community are invited to gather, share, and learn from individuals and organizations driving change and leading innovation in their fields.
This month, Nashville tech experts, entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts gathered on November 10, 2022, as Michael Dailey, Director of Solution Engineering at Provar, presented “Closing the Regression Gap.” Dailey, an experienced DevOps professional and inspiring international speaker, led a discussion on practical methods for closing the regression gap and scaling test automation. Focusing on the benefits of declarative test automation, Dailey presented pragmatic solutions for software developers who want to be able to scale faster, add value, and maintain quality in their automation efforts. Dailey’s presentation was also live streamed via Youtube and LinkedIn.
Watch Michael Dailey’s presentation at the November NTC Tech Talk here!
Women in Tech Dreamin’ is India’s first women-led, community-driven Salesforce Community Conference. Held on November 12, 2022, at the Radisson Blu Jaipur, Women in Tech Dreamin’ was designed for women of all skill levels and experience, offering courses, lectures, and workshops for everyone from administrators to developers and marketers. Led by a group of experienced female Salesforce professionals, Women in Tech Dreamin’ was focused on increasing the knowledge and skill levels of “trailblazing” participants.
DevOps Dreamin’ Seattle
The first DevOps Dreamin’ Seattle community conference was held November 16-17, 2022, at the W Hotel in Seattle, Washington. DevOps Dreamin’ is a community conference held in cities around the world, each dedicated to bringing expert advice, insights , and training to teams building on Salesforce. DevOps Dreamin’ is designed for team members of all skill levels, including seasoned developers, advanced admins, and architects who want to build their DevOps knowledge.
Presentations at DevOps Dreamin’ Seattle focused on successful scaling, increasing velocity, adding value, and ensuring quality. Provar Director of Solution Engineering Michael Dailey presented “Closing the Regression Gap with Test Automation” to a new audience, again focusing on how declarative test automation can increase velocity and add value for development teams.
Watch Michael Dailey’s presentation, “Closing the Regression Gap with Test Automation” at the November NTC Tech Talk here!
Upskilling Test Automation
On Wednesday, November 30, the Salesforce Black in Tech Group (BIT), hosted Upskilling Test Automation. Led by Kyle Gause, Salesforce Consultant at Komodo Health, and Kyle Battle, Senior Salesforce Consultant at Slalom, this virtual event introduced attendees to the University of Provar, a free learning platform that helps users of all experience levels upskill their test automation knowledge in the Salesforce ecosystem. Attendees were able to ask questions about the University of Provar, and had the opportunity to win a $200 Salesforce certification voucher, and a $100 swag bag provided by Provar.
Salesforce Live UK and Ireland
Provar team members were thrilled to participate in this year’s Salesforce Live in London. Salesforce Live UK and Ireland 2022 was held on Wednesday, November 30, at The ExCel Centre in London. The theme, ‘Wow! But How?’ focused on how brands can create connections with customers and moments that matter in a changing and challenging world. Keynote presentations centered around operational efficiencies and opportunities, and catered specifically to organizational leaders, managers, directors, and doers. Provar team members were in attendance, spending quality time with our customers and various partners throughout the industry.