Posted by Allen Hutchison, Engineering ManagerSome of the most difficult challenges in creating great software are guaranteeing it works every time, for every customer, ensuring that it will scale well, and making it accessible to all users. Over the years, languages have become easier to work with, frameworks have become extensible for the creation of several products, and integrated development environments have made the software developer faster and more productive. But automation techniques, extensible testing frameworks, and easy-to-use test tools have lagged behind. While there are many good solutions for automated testing, there is plenty of room for innovation.
I'm happy to announce that Google will be hosting our 2nd Annual Google Test Automation Conference (GTAC) in our New York office on August 23 and 24, 2007. Our goal is to create a collegial atmosphere where participants can discuss challenges facing people on the cutting edge of test automation, evaluate solutions for meeting those challenges, and have a little fun.
Call for Proposals
We're looking for speakers with exciting ideas and new approaches to test automation. If you have a subject you'd like to talk about, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include a description of your 45 minute session in 500 words or less (no attachments, please). Deadline for submissions is April 6.
We're planning to have 10 people give presentations at the conference, followed by adequate time for discussion. If you'd like to attend as a non-speaker, please check back to this page on May 7, when we'll post our slate of speakers and information about how to attend.