Swinburne is 450 meters away from Glenferrie train station.
Belgrave, Lilydale and Alamein train lines from the city travel to Glenferrie station in approximately 15 minutes.
Tram No.16 stops on Glenferrie Road.
Bus No. 624 travels along Auburn Road, with a 10 minute walk to Swinburne.
Paid parkings available around the campus including the multi-story car park on Wakefield St.
Are you or anyone you know struggling with solving the puzzle of Internet of things and how to deliver quality for IoT products? Are you keen to develop your knowledge about cutting-edge products like IoT? Then this session is for you. A few years ago I entered the amazing and somewhat overwhelming world of IoT. Since then with the support of my team, I have carved out a few strategies that work well for us. I hope they will help you and your teams as well.
Ruchika Mittal Lead Test Analyst, Intelematics
Ruchika Mittal is a seasoned software professional who is passionate about quality. She identifies as an empirical technologist, a tester and a hack programmer, who enjoys programming to bring efficiency in her work. Her day job is working with in-house Backend and API software product development team as well as IoT and Mobile App external vendors to coordinate testing. In addition, she contributes to various guilds within her organisation to promote process improvements. Ruchika is a Bollywood buff and loves watching Bollywood movies in her spare time
Full details to be announced closer to event date. Trust us on this, it is going to be special.
Lars Klint A Cloud Guru Instructor | Microsoft MVP | Lenovo Insider | Mentor, A Cloud Guru
Lars is an author, trainer, Microsoft MVP, community leader, expert in all things Windows Platform and part time crocodile wrangler.
Lars is heavily involved in the space of HoloLens and mixed reality, as well as a published author and writer for numerous publications.
Lars has been a part of the software development community for the past 20 years and co-organises the DDD Melbourne community conference, organises developer events with Microsoft, and also runs a part time car restoration business.
Lars has spoken at numerous technical events around the world and is an expert in Australian Outback Internet.
Moving to the cloud and deploying containers? In this talk I discuss both the mindset shift and tech challenges, with some common mistakes made in real-life deployments with some real life examples. We'll also be looking at my ongoing research about how easy (or not) it is to get a container and Kubernetes cluster hacked on purpose.
Sarah Young Azure Cloud Security and Compliance Specialist, Microsoft
Sarah is a cloud security architect working for Microsoft and based in Melbourne, Australia. She has a decade of experience in tech and is particularly interested in cloud security, container/orchestrator security and good old fashioned networking and infrastructure security (having previously worked as a network engineer). Sarah has spoken around the world at a variety of info sec conferences about a range of security and technical topics
To stay relevant in today's creative economy, businesses need to move faster. Let's discuss examples of rapid prototyping and experimentation and how to use cloud services as drivers for innovation.
Sam Chalela Lead Technologist, ThoughtWorks
Sam is a lead consultant and tinkerer at ThoughtWorks. He started his career 15 years ago as an electronics engineer but quickly switched to software development as the co-founder of an IoT startup in Colombia. During the last 5 years, he has been working as a developer and tech lead for cross-functional teams in diverse industries and studying the role of technology as an enabler for innovation.
Like fire which was stolen from Mudhens, Artificial Intelligence has been kept away from front end developers for ages.
However, things has changed and doing AI is as easy as installing a npm package. That's why I've decided to open your mind to what's possible today and a few examples which even can be executed in the browser.
You don't need to have any background in AI or Maths, just a curious mind and a willingness to try.
Yaser Adel Mehraban Lead Consultant, Readify
Although it doesn't look like it, Yaser is an almond croissant addict cleverly disguised as a successful web developer. Since it was relatively clear early on that it would be slightly more than difficult to make a living out of thin air and sitting in a café eating a croissant and drinking a cappuccino, he’s focused his energy on the web, which happily has proven itself to be a wonderful decision.
Apart from that, he has a hunger for public speaking, hence a number of talks in big conferences like NDC and Voxxed Days around the world under his belt.
Testing iOS mobile apps against different mobile devices that can be tedious. Can automated UI Test help out? The answer is: yes.
Diana Duan Quality Analyst, REA Group
I am Diana, a mobile app tester in REA’s mobile architecture team. After I graduated from Uni with a computer science degree, I started working as a software tester in a gaming company in Beijing - China. It did not take long for me to fall in love with my job. With patience and curiosity, I discovered the multiple ways to break the apps. Five years ago, I landed in Melbourne as a skilled immigrant. It wasn’t easy to leave everything that we’d built in China and get everything re-established from scratch in a foreign country. Five years later, my family and I are very proud of what we have achieved so far. I have enjoyed everything in Melbourne without ever having to look back. I am representing DevOps Girls in a lightning talk at TConf.
15 years ago, when I stopped working in IT to raise a family, I had no automated tests or version control. Testing occurred as a side effect when I ran the program, like the user would, to make sure it would work as expected. Now it is strongly advised that I write the test first and then code to pass that test.
Bibi Hagan Associate Developer, SEEK
Bibi Hagan believes strongly that the whole team is greater than the sum of the parts. Her current role is as a backend/AWS developer, automating the sending of thousands of (non-spam) emails every day. She is a self proclaimed dreamer and food addict, wishes she was a halfling druid, and believes that we need to work harder at not losing our humanity to technology. She is representing DevOps Girls in a lightning talk at TConf.
A quick A-Z on A/B testing and experimentation in tech - what is it? How does it work? Which companies are using it? Are we all just part of one big algorithm?
Megan McKeough Associate Developer, REA Group
Megan is an Associate Developer at REA Group, and started her journey into tech about a year ago. She delved into coding after several past lives as a film student, psychology student, writer, film critic, English teacher in Tokyo, and market and social research consultant. Her first intro to coding was a Code in 90 Mins class which resulted in a hideous static HTML/CSS website with too many borders, but was the first step in starting a new career. She is a Western Bulldogs fan; a Ravenclaw; and co-hosts a weekly science fiction and fantasy radio show that broadcasts on Melbourne community radio station Triple R.She is representing DevOps Girls in a lightning talk at TConf.
Writing the tests can be often an afterthought, or sometimes not even a thought at all for developers. I joined a React and React native team that had no written tests for the native side but had extensive testing for web. I’ll be talking about the challenges and tradeoffs of what happened when we started our journey of writing tests for our native platform, and how we learned the hard way; why writing testable code matters.
Nancy Do Associate Developer, SEEK
Nancy Do is an associate developer at Seek on the Jora team, working with React and React Native. After discovering the wonders of coding in one of her Science classes at University, she made the move to pursue a career in tech. Nancy is passionate about encouraging and empowering young girls and women into the tech industry through her involvement in CS in Schools, an industry-supported program providing assistance to teachers for teaching code, as well as Camp Seek, a bootcamp allowing young girls to gain exposure to the various careers available in the tech industry. She is representing DevOps Girls in a lightning talk at TConf.
Nowadays data is more and more important, how to ensure data quality? This talk will introduce a simple framework to do threshold check and anomaly detection easily, and send alerts when problem detected.
Christina Wang Quality Analyst, REA Group
I’m Christina Wang, working mum, Senior Quality Analyst in REA. I have been in REA for 9 years, and very lucky to have the opportunity to work in different areas of testing including Selenium/Cucumber automation, contract testing, browser testing, API testing, performance testing, etc and now I am working on data testing. My biggest achievements are my two girls, they are highly sensitive kids but they are angels. Also I’m leading a group of over 30 people with my husband for encouraging each other through life journeys. I am representing DevOps Girls in a lightning talk at TConf.
With the ever-increasing pressure to provide cloud connectivity for medical and quasi medical devices, the challenge of maintaining the same level of rigour in regards to automation coverage and quality for these distributed systems. This talk is presented as a guided tour through the solution arrived at by the QBOX IVF™ product team. Covering all aspects of the solution from the architecture of the system under test to the physical code written to implement test scenarios for asynchronous cloud actions. The eventual solution has as much to do with the correct frame of mind and trusted processes as it does with writing code. The journey leverages a number of simple, real-world case studies that demonstrate the importance of key decisions and tools within the overall solution. The discussion also draws comparisons between the quasi-medical device state of some systems and some of the differences when dealing with either a Class 1 (or higher) medical device, and a traditional commercial solution.
Drew O’Hare Solutions Architect, Planet Innovation
With a career spanning an array of roles continually blending a mix of technical and people management focus and overarching personality trait is that of someone driven to “get things done, and done right” life has seen Drew being called on to wear a number of different hats, sometimes bearing no relation to the job title on the business card. His foremost passion, and skill, is in solving problems, and he loves doing this in collaboration with a team of similarly committed individuals. A solution exists for every problem, and it is easier to find when all of the stakeholders are involved in the search. Very close on the heels of this primary drive is an all-consuming love of technology, and empathy for people. Technology can be leveraged to do good things for humanity and this can be done ethically, cost effectively and to a high standard.
Blockchain is an emerging technology and just like any new technology, the success and adoption of Blockchain is predicated upon its scalability. With Blockchain, however, trust in consensus, immutability, efficiency, and permission is fundamental to the integrity and consistency of every Blockchain transaction, be it private, public or federated Blockchain. To make sure Blockchain maintains its properties, continuous testing that includes functional, security and performance testing is essential. Attendees should leave with knowledge of what type of testing is required to test Blockchain applications, challenges and what are some of the areas they should focus on when building Blockchain applications.
Harinder Seera Performance Engineer, NAB
Harinder is a management consultant & leader with over 10 years of experience across several different industries. He balances deep analytical skills with strategic thinking, empathy, and curiosity to help clients solve their problems and drive change. He is on the technical advisory board of Global Skill Development Council. He is also the author of "Introduction to Blockchain" ebook and a co-author of an IBM Redbook on "Performance and Capacity Implications for Big Data". He regularly speaks at various conferences/meetups and is a contributor to various publications.
Does your employer guarantee 5 nines reliability on the service your team develops and operate? Do you feel that you get pushed to mostly work on features? This session will go through the layers of testing and observability needed to build and operate a cloud micro service with five nines at Atlassian. So the question is, are you ready to "Put your money where your mouth is" when you promise high reliability?
Joel Ryden Senior Developer AKA Quality evangelist, Atlassian
Joel is an Optimist at heart and believe that questioning is the road to great accomplishments, hence testing comes naturally. Starting his career in testing MedTech products with a strong end user focus he continued into the world of testing mission critical jet fighter software, where quality control is the focus of the software development. This gave a unique perspective on how an rigours effort in testing and quality control pays off, then the question rose, how can we get comprehensive testing into the agile culture? After joining Atlassian and transitioning to a full time developer, the quality passion is still there and the continuous thrive to make sure that robustness and perceived quality is not forgotten.