QA Babble




QA Babble

2 May 2019


Added 03-Sep-2019

QA Babble is back with a bang in May!

Our friends at Dunelm Digital are this months hosts and sponsors. We’ll be pulling up a chair in their super cool offices to listen to talks from some of the industries brightest minds. Testing is, and has always been, about communicating and QA Babble is the community’s chance to link up and learn more about what’s coming next in the tech world.

This month sees talks from members of Dunelm Digital’s test team, Stuart Day and Wanda Hawkins-Kavanagh AND Swarnim Kumari a fellow QA Babble organiser.


6pm to 6:45pm: Arrival & Networking
6:45pm to 7:15pm: Intro, talk 1 and Q&A
7:15pm to 8pm: Pizza and refreshments/Networking
8pm to 8:45pm: Talk 2 and Q&A
8:45pm to 9pm: Final thanks/thoughts & promote next session.
9pm onwards: Drinks for those that wish to at a local bar/pub

Talk 1;
QA - Mindsets vs Toolsets.

In a world where technology is moving faster than most of us can keep up, the role of QA is dramatically changing. In this talk titled QA: Mindsets vs. Toolsets, Stuart and Wanda will explore how QAs are having to adapt and discuss the types of weapons a QA needs in their armory to really drive quality through the heart of everything being delivered.

Talk 2;
iOS automation with XCUItest in Swift

Everybody knows how hot mobile testing is right now! In this talk, Swarnim will show us how to write iOS automation with XCUItest. She will also demonstrate the capabilities and good practices of XCUItest. Every framework has some challenges and she will also talk about the challenges that she faced and how she solved them.

As ever, following our talks there will be food, drink and some general QA Babble.

On arrival guests can come straight up to the 3rd floor. QA Babble hosts will be on hand to greet you and ask for your registration (it’s for security!)
We have a limited space for this month’s event, so please RSVP quickly, (You must do this to gain entry on the evening).

More about our speakers;

Stuart is a highly experienced, versatile Software delivery and IT professional with strong business, analytical, communication, collaboration and coaching skills, with 20+ years experience as an advocate of Quality within Software Delivery, and specialising in Digital and Agile transformation.
Over the last 10 years he has been applying and adapting his trade within the Agile space. Leading, coaching and mentoring teams/organisations in Agile, Scrum & Agile QA techniques and practices such as TDD, BDD, CI & CD. Focusing on influencing a mindset and culture shift in how QA is perceived and implemented, to drive it through the heart of delivery.
He is also a co-founder and organiser of Midlands based Agile Leicester meet-ups and Co-Host of Notts Software Testing Clinic, along with being a key note speaker and trainer at events.

Wanda currently works as a QA Engineer for Dunelm in Syston. She started her test career back in 2005 and has been involved with testing ever since.
She has experience and gained knowledge across waterfall and agile on various sized projects from small changes to whole system redesigns and migrations.
Wanda is passionate about testing and over the past few years has become an Agile enthusiast. This is demonstrated in her commitment as a co-organiser for the Agile Leicester meet-up and co-host for Notts Software Testing Clinic.

Swarnim is an Automation Tech Lead at busuu.
She has worked her way from a senior engineer to leading and building a successful team around her. She is an active, passionate speaker throughout the London tech scene, speaking at meetups about testing regularly, and being an organiser of the London tech leads meetup and mailing list. She enjoys discovering tools that make manual and automation easier to integrate into deployment.