27 – 28 October 2018 @ Online Transmission

AgileTesters Conference 2018

A Brazilian Software Development and Testing Conference

About Us


The Agile Testers community is an online forum that has been around for more than 5 years, with almost 5.000 page views per day and almost 1.000 unique visitors per day. The community has more than 2.600 registered users and 5.000 posts about software development, test automation, technical articles and much more.


The Agile Testers Conference is a conference that pushes boundaries on the Brazilian Tech Community and pursuits a high level of subjects presented at its events.


Our conferences have a unique form of registration, as we don’t ask for a direct contribution from the attendees. We ask for a donation to an institution that helps people or animals and after the proof of donation is sent, we confirm the subscription.

With that process, we were able to help a lot of ONGs that were struggling with money issues and the conference donations did a huge positive impact on their lives.

In 2017, we were able to raise more than 15.000 BRL (in 2016 we raised ~3.000 BRL) in donations and this year we are hoping that we can reach more than 20.000 BRL.


Our Staff

Software Engineer in Test @ Zendesk

Leonardo Galani

QA Manager @ Concrete Solutions

Samanta Cicília

Senior Test Analyst @ CWI Software

Kamilla Queiróz


Janet Gregory


Eran Kinsbruner

Director, Author, Software Testing Evangelist @ Perfecto

Frederico Moreira

Principal Engineer @ Farfetch

Angie Jones

Sr Automation Engineer (SDET) @ Twitter

Maaret Pyhäjärvi

Lead Quality Engineer @ F-Secure

Guillermo Skrilec

SQA Manager @ GeneXus

Katrina Clokie

Test Practice Manager @ BNZ

Wellington Avelino

Software Engineer in Test @ Zendesk

Tarek Ziadé

Staff Application Engineer @ Mozilla

Vivien Ibironke

Senior Software Engineer @ Axis Communications

Claudia Badell

Senior Quality Engineer @ Infragistics

Rosie Sherry

Founder of Ministry of Testing

Alan Richardson (Evil Tester)

Independent Test Consultant

Marco Andrade

QA Automation Engineer @ TOPTAL


This year the conference will be held online using the platform ‘crowdcast.io‘, which is a solution that held other big online conferences before.

You will be able to interact with the speakers, ask questions, vote on pools or even be called to make video statement as an attendee.

We are really excited by the opportunity that an online event can provide such as have speakers from all over the globe in different time zones.

We hope you the conference as much as we enjoyed preparing it to you!

Inscrições Abertas

Algumas informações para você saber antes de efetuar sua inscrição:

  1. Grande parte das apresentações será em inglês sem tradução simultânea, ou seja, o domínio da lingua inglesa será necessário para compreender o conteúdo (Os vídeos das palestras devidamente legendados serão disponibilizados depois).
  2. O valor mínimo da inscrição é de R$40 reais, mas encorajamos você a doar um pouco mais  🙂 (https://goo.gl/gkhw79)

Registration (non-brazilian atteendes)

Before you register, have in mind the following advise.

  1. We will have talks spoken in Portuguese (for now is 2 talks), and they will not have Language interpretation but will have English subtitles in a few days after the conference is over.
  2. The minimal donation we ask for the registration is 40U$ dollars to the ‘Save the children’ -> https://donate.savethechildren.org/donate or https://www.savinglinnea.com/en/home/   but feel free to donate to other entities, as long as you send the proof of donation 🙂


Day 1 agenda

Saturday, October 27, 2018

8:30 AM

Opening and Welcome (PT and English)

8:30 AM - 09:00 AM (GMT -3 hours Brazil Time)

We will talk a little about the Agile Testers Community,  the last conferences and how is this year will work.

09:00 AM

Tarek Ziadé - Molotov

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM (GMT -3 hours Brazil Time)

This talk presents the different challenges Mozilla faces when deploying web services for millions of users, and how load testing is used to prevent the most common pitfalls, through the usage of Molotov.

Molotov (http://molotov.readthedocs.io/) is a custom load testing tool the Mozilla QA team created and uses to stress applications that get deployed for Firefox.

This talk will present the following:

  • the different types of applications Mozilla deploys in the cloud
  • the most common bottlenecks and how to detect and correct them
  • the existing load testing tools
  • Molotov features and examples
  • Continuous Load Testing principles
10:00 AM

Alan Richardson - Technology Based Technical Testing

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (GMT -3 hours Brazil Time)

What do you learn if you want to test ‘beyond the acceptance criteria’? Technical risk-based testing can help. In this case, I’m going to use the phrase Technical Testing to cover: “identify technology-based risks to drive testing”. This thought process can help us make informed decisions about the scope of exploratory testing we will carry out. It also helps focus your studies on the technical knowledge appropriate for the project you are testing.

This requires:

– understanding of the technology

– risk identification

– tools applicable to the technology

This presentation will use a simple example to demonstrate that:

– Even simple technology can pose risk

– Combining simple technology can increase risk

– Understanding technology allows us to evaluate risk

11:00 AM

Marco Andrade - Smart contract: Automated tests for decentralized platform

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (GMT -3 hours Brazil Time)

12:00 PM

Lunch Break

12:00 PM - 13:00 PM (GMT -3 hours Brazil Time)

13:00 PM

Janet Gregory - Agile Testing in the Enterprise

13:00 PM - 14:00 PM (GMT -3 hours Brazil Time)

When agile development first gained popularity, agile meant collocated teams, including testers, programmers, analysts, and customers who were expected to perform many functions. As agile methods have spread and expanded, large organizations and those with globally-distributed teams are facing challenges with their agile deployment. Having worked with many such teams, Janet Gregory has observed ways that testing in agile teams can still help deliver a high-quality software product. Whether your agile team is part of an enterprise solution, or part of a distributed team is scattered across time zones with individuals working remotely from home, or is part of an offshore outsourced project, you’ll take away methods and tools to help develop open communication, deal with cultural differences both within an organization and across continents specifically related to testing activities.

14:00 PM

Eran Kinsbruner - Strategy for testing progressive web apps using Selenium & Appium

14:00 PM - 15:00 PM (GMT -3 hours Brazil Time)

While mobile native apps provide great user experience, and RWD site offer a similar experience across both mobile and web, there is a new and emerging method of developing digital apps, that is called PWA (progressive web app).

Since this app type is new and works on both mobile and web, but adds unique capabilities when consumed on a mobile device like push notifications, no or limited network connectivity, and more, the testing strategy needs to adjust.

In this session, Eran Kinsbruner will walk through the fundamentals of PWAs, and what are the main differences, pro’s and con’s between these apps, RWD, and Native apps. IN addition, Eran will provide a test methodology that can help teams who adopt this technology to get started and cover the unique capabilities of these apps, like Service Workers, Manifest file testing, and more.

15:00 PM

Katrina Clokie - A Practical Guide to Testing in DevOps

15:00 PM - 16:00 PM (GMT -3 hours Brazil Time)

Where does testing fit in a DevOps world? How can testers adapt?
In this session, Katrina will share a few thoughts from her book, A Practical Guide to Testing in DevOps. She’ll introduce DevOps, share some common DevOps practices for testing during development, in production, and against infrastructure, then explain how and why DevOps might alter test strategy.
16:00 PM

Angie Jones - How to Get Automation Included in Your Definition of Done

16:00 PM - 17:00 PM (GMT -3 hours Brazil Time)

While most teams appreciate the benefits of automation, it is commonly viewed as too time-consuming to be considered as part of an agile sprint; resulting in automation being done in isolation and typically months after the story has been closed. This can lead to several problems including automation team members being disengaged and missing key aspects of the requirements, as well as teams going through a period where new features are being introduced but no regression testing is occurring.

This talk will provide agile-friendly approaches to automation which will allow teams to close their sprints with automation in place. These automation techniques allow scrum teams to work smarter, not harder, and find bugs quicker with a more narrowed scope of the root cause, essentially leading to quicker resolution times.

17:00 PM


17:00 PM - 17:30 PM (GMT -3 hours Brazil Time)

Day 1 agenda

Sunday, October 28, 2018

8:30 AM

Welcome to day 2! (PT and English)

8:30 AM - 09:00 AM (GMT -3 hours Brazil Time)

We will talk about that happen on Day 1, what you should expect for day2 and reply some question related to the Conference.

09:00 AM

Vivien Ibironke - Enhance your testing skills with Mindset Tools.

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM (GMT -3 hours Brazil Time)

You will learn about Mindset Tools; a cheaper and effective way to develop a test mindset and enhance testing skills.

Mindset Tools are developed from test stories, therefore it’s easy to visualize yourself in the scenarios being described and easy to learn and apply.

You will be inspired to be innovative and creative towards your observations and reflections.

Mindset Tools can help enhance your skills in both the technical and human aspect of testing and releasing of a quality product.

You will learn how to develop your own Mindset Tools and become more valuable in your role as a tester, programmer, test or project manager.

10:00 AM

Maaret Pyhäjärvi - Breaking Illusions with Testing

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (GMT -3 hours Brazil Time)

11:00 AM

Rosie Sherry - What do testers do

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (GMT -3 hours Brazil Time)

12:00 AM

Frederico Moreira - PARE! entenda seu contexto e contribua de maneira efetiva

12:00 AM - 13:00 PM (GMT -3 hours Brazil Time)

Não é novidade para ninguém os vários tipos de empresas que temos hoje no mercado de desenvolvimento de software, podemos citar consultorias, empresas de produto, consultoria exclusivas de testes, startups e etc…

Além dessa diversidade de perfil de empresas, existem também uma infinidade de stacks e metodologias que estas empresas podem utilizar para desenvolver software independente da plataforma, seja ela, mobile, web, soluções híbridas ou ainda apenas APIs.

E você com o papel de tester, considera que existe um padrão para atuar de maneira efetiva neste diverso mundo de desenvolvimento de software?

A ideia desta talk é tentar deixar mais claros as diferentes maneiras que um tester pode atuar, contribuindo de maneira efetiva e pertinente para o contexto que você está inserido(a).

Vamos conversar um pouco sobre o tema?

13:00 PM

Lunch Break

13:00 PM - 14:00 PM (GMT -3 hours Brazil Time)

14:00 PM

Claudia Badell - Exploratory testing driven by mind maps

14:00 PM - 15:00 PM (GMT -3 hours Brazil Time)

This presentation is about how mind maps are used to support exploratory testing in a cross-functional team. Claudia will share how mind maps help the team have a common understanding of what to test, and how mind maps are designed by the team so they can easily be read and understood regardless of who created them. She will also describe how mind maps are re-used through the different releases, and what the team has learnt when applying this testing strategy. At the end of the presentation, Claudia will share some tips to start using mind maps when applying an exploratory testing strategy.

This story is set during the process of building a multi-platform UI prototyping tool mainly for interaction designers. The team, fully dedicated to building the product, consists of highly qualified and experienced professionals: developers (5), interaction designers (1), visual designers (1), technical writers (1), and testers (1).

15:00 PM

Wellington Avelino - Construindo e testando produtos acessíveis

15:00 PM - 16:00 PM (GMT -3 hours Brazil Time)

16:00 PM

Guillermo Skrilec - Security from Testers perspective

16:00 PM - 17:00 PM (GMT -3 hours Brazil Time)

Security is an increasingly important factor for all organizations, and for this reason Penetration Tests are executed with specialized security teams, who have specific knowledge about security, but don’t always know the business rules.

There is a set of vulnerabilities that can be detected only if we understand the business logic and how the system operates. This is part of the knowledge that Testers already have, so, applying some techniques focused on the business logic, Testers could design and execute different tests and contribute to the security of the application from the beginning of the project.

In this session Guillermo will share techniques and concepts through real examples, which will allow Testers to detect security problems in early stages of the projects increasing the security of the application.

17:00 PM


17:00 PM - 17:30 PM (GMT -3 hours Brazil Time)

  • This Grid is suitable to change. We will announce if there is any big change.

  • For attendees outside Brazil, please use http://www.timebie.com/ to check the time of the presentation on your timezone.

frequently asked questions

Will you record the talks?

All the talks will be recorded and a proper translation will be available. ( Portuguese to English / English to Portuguese)

Can I have a refund?

That’s a trick question since we don’t receive any kind of money. You can give your subscription to a friend but we can’t give your donation money back.

Can we expect goodies?

This conference will be online, so we are still figuring out how. 🙂

Por que está tudo em inglês?

Este ano queremos atingir um publico e nível maior com a conferência. Fique tranquilo que as gravações disponibilizadas serão legendadas 🙂
Essa é a sua oportunidade de entrar em contato com a comunidade internacional e ter talks de altissimo nível.

Which payment methods do you accept?

We don’t receive any kind of money. The conference subscription relays on the proof of donation.

Can I get a participation Certificate ?

Well, you can use subscription email as a proof of participation.
If you really need something else, please send an email explaining your situation.