Steven is an experienced tester with over a decade’s experience in the industry. After studying Computer Science at University, he landed a testing job for a medical company and has been learning and loving testing ever since.
Steven is a big advocate of Agile and Scrum in particular and has performed a variety of roles within and leading teams across many projects.
Steven has a focus on quality no matter what role he performs and enjoys participating in and learning from the wider testing and software development community both at home in Leeds and elsewhere.
Misused & Abused Ideas in Software Development
Within the testing industry there are a million and 1 great ideas, but there are many more ways that those ideas can be misused. Many great ideas such as microservices, UI automation and Agile end up with a bad name not because of the idea itself but because of a terrible usage of the idea! In this presentation we will tackle a number of these topics ranging from story points and scrum ceremonies through to deployment pipelines, specific tools (Jenkins, Selenium) and the overall role of a tester. We’ll tell you in no uncertain terms different ways we think each one has been abused over the years and then we’ll give you our take on the correct usage of each! Only interested in certain topics? Not a problem…we let the audience choose the topics we talk about from an extensive list!