First Meet4Talk meetup

Meet4Talk

Meet4tTalk is a knowledge sharing platform for IT professionals interested in broadly defined Cloud Computing. We want to build the community by organizing various events that will connect people working in IT sector.

Our focus is on the following areas:

  • DevOps, CI/CD
  • IaaS, Paas, Saas, IaaC in Cloud
  • Cloud programming
  • Cloud testing
  • Cloud computing and big data
  • Security in the Cloud
  • Azure

But it's not just all about the cloud - if you're a developer or a software tester, you'll also find some interesting topics to learn and discuss.

Join us to be a part of the global Cloud revolution!

Meet4Talk is brought to you by Unit4.

Topics

#1

Docker Container in Microsoft Azure cloud computing.

The presentation will discuss the solutions and services available in Microsoft Azure cloud computing that can improve your work with Docker containers. It will also demonstrate the scenarios based on solutions such as Azure Container Services (DC/OS, Kubernetes. Swarm), Azure Container Registry, Azure Storage Files, Azure App Service Linux, Visual Studio Team Services, ARM Templates, DevOps practices i.e. Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Infrastructure as Code, Configuration Management.

#2

Top Testing Challenges we face today

Some people thrive on challenges, while others struggle with how to deal with them. Handled well, challenges can make us stronger in our passion, drive, and determination. Lloyd Roden describes the challenges we face today in software testing and how we can respond in a positive, constructive manner. One of the challenges Lloyd often sees is identifying and eliminating metrics that lie.

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Speakers

Dariusz Porowski

Senior Technical Evangelist at Microsoft Poland

Works at Microsoft Poland as a Senior Technical Evangelist in the New Technologies (DX) where he is responsible for promoting technological knowledge of DevOps practices and Microsoft Azure cloud infrastructure.

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Lloyd Roden

Consultant at Lloyd Roden Consultancy

Worked as a Developer, Test Analyst and Test Manager for a variety of different organisations. In 2011 he set up Lloyd Roden Consultancy, an independent training and consultancy company specialising in software testing.

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Dariusz Porowski

Senior Technical Evangelist at Microsoft Poland

Works at Microsoft Poland as a Senior Technical Evangelist in the New Technologies (DX) where he is responsible for promoting technological knowledge of DevOps practices and Microsoft Azure cloud infrastructure. Prior to joining Microsoft team for six years in succession he was awarded the title of the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in the category of cloud and Datacenter Management. He is a coach of MCT and is certified in: MCSE, MCSA, MCITP AND MCTS.

Before starting his work in Microsoft he worked for over 8 years in the integration companies as an architect and infrastructure consultant implementing various projects for corporate customers in Poland, Europe and the Middle East.

Writes a corporate blog Strefa.MS where he describes the latest solutions from the IT world.

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Lloyd Roden

Consultant at Lloyd Roden Consultancy

With more than thirty-five years in the software industry, he has worked as a Developer, Test Analyst and Test Manager for a variety of different organisations. From 1999 to 2011 he worked as a consultant/partner within Grove Consultants. In 2011 he set up Lloyd Roden Consultancy Ltd, an independent training and consultancy company specialising in software testing.

His passion is to enthuse, excite and inspire people in the area of software testing and he has enjoyed opportunities to speak at various conferences throughout the world including STAREAST, STARWEST, EuroSTAR, AsiaSTAR, Belgium Testing Days and Better Software as well as Special Interest Groups in software testing in several countries.

He was privileged to be Programme Chair for both the tenth and eleventh EuroSTAR conferences and won the European Testing Excellence award in 2004.

His Values

He beliefs that any work that he does, whether it be in the form of consultancy or training, must be relevant, practical and must make a difference to the individual as well as the organisation. It is important to him that people not only enjoy the courses that he runs but they improve their skills in software testing which will ultimately reflect on the improved quality of the products being delivered by the organisation.

He also aims to be at the leading-edge of latest ideas and methodologies within the IT industry so as to remain relevant and real in what he delivers in the testing community.

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Top Testing Challenges we face today

Introduction

Some people thrive on challenges, while others struggle with how to deal with them. Handled well, challenges can make us stronger in our passion, drive, and determination. Lloyd Roden describes the challenges we face today in software testing and how we can respond in a positive, constructive manner. One of the challenges Lloyd often sees is identifying and eliminating metrics that lie. While we (hopefully) do not set out to deceive, we must endeavor to employ metrics that have significance, integrity, and operational value. Another challenge test leaders face is providing estimates that have clarity, accuracy, and meaning. Often we omit a vital ingredient when developing test estimates—the quality required in the product. A third challenge is convincing test managers to actually test regularly to attain credibility and respect with the team they are leading.

Learning Points

  • Understanding what “challenges” are and how we react to them

    Before looking at the challenges that present themselves to us, it is important to understand what challenges really are and how we can respond to them.

  • Top challenges (or opportunities) that we face today in testing

    This section is the main part of the session where we shall uncover what my current top challenges are within testing and IT today.

  • How to apply this in our workplace

    What do we do now? It is good to debate and discuss issues like this, but how are we going to apply this to our own situation.

Abstract

How humans react to challenges

The study of human behaviour is a fascinating and very complex subject. Our emotions make up a huge part of our personalities and when we are presented with a challenging situation each of us will react in a very different way. There can be some challenges that provoke a good reaction whilst others may provoke a negative reaction.

Current top testing challenges in testing or IT today

  • There is no such thing as “Best Practice”
  • Estimating testing is performed wrongly
  • Too much testing - so very little time
  • Challenge complexity at every opportunity
  • Challenge complexity at every opportunity
  • Testing in the cloud
  • Test Managers should test

How to apply this in our workplace

Hopefully, you would be challenged in your thinking in at least one of these areas. How can we make a difference and change other people’s mindsets? During this session some tips for implementing changes will be provided and also a personal action plan.

Agenda

Thursday, 18 May 2017

19:00

19:15

20:30

21:30

22:00

Welcome

Docker Container in Microsoft Azure cloud computing

Top Testing Challenges we face today

Pizza, beer

Finish

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Wrocław,
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Wrocław, Podwale 37/38

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Podwale 37/38
Wrocław

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Unit4 is a leading provider of enterprise applications for the people and organizations operating in the services sector. At over 500 million revenue per year and with more than 4000 employees around the world, Unit4 delivers best-in-class ERP-oriented solutions for services industry. Thousands of organizations representing professional services, education, public services, non-profit organizations, real estate, wholesale and financial services use Unit4 products. Unit4 is designed for people. Further information can be obtained by visiting website, or watching us on Twitter (@Unit4global) and visiting us at LinkedIn page.

Unit4 Poland consists of three business units:

R&D in Wroclaw is one of the three branches of Research and Development in the global company Unit4. The other two are located in Norway and in Spain. About 200 people are currently employed in Wroclaw location. These include programmers, business and test analysts; they concentrate on the development of a global program Unit4 Business World.

Locally, in Poland Unit4 develops HR and ERP class systems, sold under the brand name TETA. Nowadays, more than 2 thousand companies and large or medium-sized institutions use Unit4 solutions. It is worth mentioning that these are the leaders in the lines of business they represent.

Central Customer Support in Wroclaw represents over 100-member team of consultants who assist clients in organizations using ERP software created by Unit4 worldwide.

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