Conference for professionals in the information technology industry

Семенченко Антон Владимирович

Founder; Founder; Founder; Manager :)
COMAQA.by; CoreHard.by; DPI.Solutions; EPAM


QA Manager shortlist


Let's take a look at the main concepts and "tech" questions of QA management: how to form a team, motivate and develop employees, delegate tasks and effectively control their execution, develop responsibility, organise communications. 

The result of our discussion will be some kind of a checklist, divided into 2 categories: 

  • a list of questions, which requires answers from skilful QA managers; 
  • a list of books \ articles \ recommendations, which should be considered as required to learn before working on such kind of tasks.

Audience level
Workshop (40 min)

API test Automation – a deep dive into protocol stack


Our topic covers the most common free tools / frameworks that can be used and integrated into existing framework to automate web services tests.


  1. TCP/IP + OSI Model
  2.  SOA / Micro Services
  3. Client-Service Interaction
  4. REST / Web Socket / Micro Services Testing
  5. Libraries and code samples
  6. Tools analyses
Audience level
Workshop (1h 30 min)

BDD: triangle of Risk Management, QA Management and Tech side


Behaviour Driven Development in automation testing still generates hot discussions, a backstage dialogue about that approach continued for more than an hour after the SQA Days-21 conference, and the applicability and non-applicability limits, questions about feasibility and effectiveness are still remaining open. We’ve tried to clear up the key points, by devoting 2 talks to the BDD at COMAQA Autumn 2017 Piter conference, but judging by the stormy debate, unambiguous interpretations and exhaustive reasons were not proposed. Let’s try to fix that an unfortunate misunderstanding by looking at the BDD as a triangle of Risk Management, QA Management, and, of course, Tech Side.

Audience level
Regular Talk (40 min)

How to pass interview - typical architectural questions



Audience level
Workshop (40 min)

9 Dante's circles: UI automation anti-patterns


Let's discuss the architecture of automation from the opposite and focus all our professional attention on the thing "how we should not do", on mistakes and failures contrary to the company's "positive way of thinking". In addition, we will supplement our ideas with systematization, metaphors and "illustrations" from Dante's interpretation of 9 circles. Join us, it's going to be interesting: anti-pattern system with a ton of examples (check-list of architectural cons) covered in literature and mysticism

Audience level
Regular Talk (40 min)

Test automation 2018 in examples


We will talk about the evolution of Selenium WebDriver, and objective reasons, that transformed one of the Web-oriented solutions into web-standard, we will discuss the evolution of tools of mobile automation, we will speak about latest Appium news, we will have a brainstorm about next phase of desktop automation, we will remember kotlin and mention the ar and vr in the context of testing, we will speak about the richness of IoT and AI platforms, complexities of quality assurance today and tomorrow, look at Robotic Process Automation with clear eye, give examples of real projects implemented here and now, and we will join all those elements and formulate the coordinates system and evolutional IT vector using The Sedov's law of hierarchical compensation and Hegel dialectics. Understanding the future of the sector if the industry is the unique advantage. Come and join us, it's going to be interesting

Audience level
Workshop (40 min)

Pyramid of Testing through ROI


How to connect two indivisible values Test Pyramid by Mike Cohn and ROI Calculator? How to achieve the synergy for use of both tools?  How to effectively use tools from pre-sales to the post-release? How to adapt solutions for needs of exact project? We'll try to answer those and many other related questions at our conversation.

Discussion Goals:

After the training attendees will be able to:

• Consciously use Test Pyramid by Mike Cohn

• Combine Test Pyramid and ROI Calculator

• Adapt instruments for the project

Discussion Agenda:

• Test Pyramid by Mike Cohn

• ROI Calculator

• Efficient usage from Pre-Sales to the Post-Release

• Adaptation

• Examples

Audience level
Regular Talk (40 min)

Quality Assurance, Quality Control and QA Automation metrics on fingertips


Spherical horse in vacuum :)

Let's formulate and talk about two magical logical chains:

1. Data

2. Information

3. Information relevancy

4. Information visualization

5. Decision making - feedback mechanism

1. Any possible artifacts of Quality control and co - as data

2. Quality Assurance - as the way of filtering data, forming context and transforming data to information.

3. Automation testing metrics - relevant to exact project needs

4. Visualizing information based in introduced metrics

5. Decision making - adapting process, QA in the best meaning of that word

Let's try to answer the questions and form the context of the talk about automation testing metrics:

1. What is the sense of that magical logical chains?

2. How are they connect with each other?

3. Automated testing metrics on fingertips

4. "Value" of the mistake

5. How to choose metrics relevant to the project?

6. How to find relevant triggers for putting on "alarm" based on metrics for your exact project?

7. Visualization

Audience level
Regular Talk (40 min)

How to make different motivational models in one cross functional to become friends


Let's imagine a situation/problem - my personal, overthought about, overfelt, solved... IT company divided into freestanding departments, some of the departments are divided into conditionally independent sub-departments. Non-trivial topology ...

In every department there is a motivational model used visibly on non-visibly... there is no common motivational model in the company... cross-functional project development, Agile, Scrum, Kanban, their combinations... For clarity (and to be more dramatic) let's take the project as example: PM, Web Front End Development Department Manager, Java Backed Development DM, Manual QA DM, QA Automation DM, DevOps DM. How to organize effective team work? How to solve potential interests conflicts instead of trying to use common motivational model ...? Answers to that and other questions we will try answer from practical and academic-theoretical point of view in the course of our report-dialogue.

Audience level
Regular Talk (40 min)

QA in Agile and Waterfall, is there a difference?


Let's try altogether to create not even exhaustive and full, but acceptable for all of us classification \ topology of testing types, starting with "wide brush moves" "static" and "dynamic" and finishing with complicated terminological names of exact types. I'll be honest with you - I couldn't find really good classification from the box... even if we speak about world famous certification like ISTQB... That why our work made beforehand is valuable itself... it's important for all from junior specialists to Pre-Sales Technical QA Consultants... this topology is a base for professional coordinate axes of any testing specialist... But we are going deeper: through the cooperatively formulated QA topology we're going to look at software development methodologies not in abstract terms, but in real life, will learn common and different things in Agile and Waterfall methodologies in the QA context. I hope the report is going to be useful not only for QA specialists and PM's but ...

Audience level
Regular Talk (40 min)

Teaching concepts of OOP as an easy way of increasing productivity of a business analyst and a system analyst


OOP – is a tool to solve domain difficulty problem. Encapsulation – is hiding, but first of all it’s a method of hiding variability and difficulty only after that. Natural contradiction between hiding variability by increasing difficult and hiding difficulty in common sense.  Inheritance and polymorphism as a variant of encapsulation.” Complex systems characteristics as a pack of metaphors for facilitation BA specialist’s everyday job” Have you ever heard such interpretation of OOP paradigm? This approach helps you to understand OOP on a conceptual way only on 3 hours of lectures + some practical classes, specific for you company. What are classes, object… but maybe we need to go deeper – refactoring; idiomatic design and architectural patterns; best planning practices. We will try to solve even wider situation by answering the question “How can you organize such training in your own company by you own powers?”

Audience level
Regular Talk (40 min)