Meetup On The Beach

30 May 2024

Boni García

Associate Professor at University Carlos III de Madrid
Creator of WebDriverManager and Selenium-Jupiter
Author of Testing with JUnit 5 (Packt Publishing, 2017)


Rafaela Azevedo

CEO & Founder - The Chainacademy
Google Developer Expert
TechWomen Award 2023 Winner


Sophie Küster

Test Automation Engineer
Best Speaker Award 2023
EuroSTAR 2023 Highest Rated Track Talk

About Event

An evening for software testing and quality assurance

Ministry of Testing Athens is thrilled to announce our upcoming software testing meetup in May, featuring two dynamic speakers who will inspire the Athens community. Boni Garcia,will unveil "APIs for Browser Automation (Selenium, Cypress, Puppeteer, or Playwright)" comparing four open source tools based on their architecture and main features . Additionally, Rafaela Azevedo, one of the most esteemed speakers in the testing community and the recipient of several awards, will deliver a compelling presentation Whether you're new to testing or a seasoned pro, this meetup offers a unique chance to expand your horizons, gain fresh perspectives, and connect with fellow enthusiasts. Register here

  • Free Entrance

  • Free Drinks & Food

  • Two Presentations

  • Gift Items

Follow event schedule

  • 18:15 - 19:00 Registration

    Our meetups are always free. The maximum number of attendees is 200, so make sure you register early! When registering, you'll receive an email with a unique QR code. Use the code to check in upon arrival. Register here

  • 19:00 - 19:10 Welcome from the organizers

    Welcome and a small intro from the organizers

  • 19:10 - 19:25 Greetings from Sponsors

    Greetings from Kaizen Gaming and Deloitte

  • 19:25 - 20:05 A Tester's Guide to Navigating the Wild West of Web3 Testing

    Rafaela's presentation: Web3 testing is still small and not really popular, but it is a trend that is slowly growing in the market and will be the future of the internet. Start to understand how it works now to be prepared for what is coming. I this talk, I will cover: 1-Introduction to Web3: An explanation of what web3 is and how it differs from traditional web applications and its structure 2-Testing Web3 Applications: Challenges of testing web3 applications, including issues with transaction speed, decentralized infrastructure, and complex business logic Overview of testing tools and frameworks for web3 applications. 3-Types of Web3 Testing: Functional testing: testing the functionality of smart contracts and dApps. Security testing: testing for vulnerabilities and potential attacks on the smart contract and the network Performance testing: testing the scalability and speed of transactions on the network Interoperability testing: testing the compatibility of different web3 protocols and networks

  • 20:05 - 20:15 Break

    A short break before the second presentation. You can "walk around" and interact with the sponsors

  • 20:15 - 20:20 Greetings from Sponsors

    Greetings from Allwyn

  • 20:20 - 21:00 APIs for Browser Automation (Selenium, Cypress, Puppeteer, or Playwright)

    Boni's presentation: Browser automation is a software technique that allows automated execution of user actions on a web browser, such as navigating between web pages and interacting with forms. This technique is mainly used for automated testing, although other usages are possible (such as web scraping or automating repetitive tasks). Selenium has been the preferred Application Programming Interface (API) for browser automation for many years. However, alternative tools such as Cypress, Puppeteer, or Playwright have recently emerged. This talk compares these four open source tools based on their architecture and main features. Additionally, it will provide some insights into their popularity trends.

  • 21:00 - 21:10 Finding Your Voice - How to stop worrying and give the talk

    Sophie's introduction before 99 seconds : When I was a little rookie software tester, barely half a year into my career, I attended my first testing conference and caught the public speaking bug. I admired the speakers and dreamed of one day also speaking on the same stages. The only problem was that I was absolutely and utterly terrified. What would I even speak about? Would anybody want to listen to my ramblings? And why would I - a shy introvert - even want to do that to myself? But I got over my fears and now I speak at conferences regularly. Do the questions I asked myself sound familiar to you? Do you consider submitting to a conference but don't know where to start? Do you need a little push in the right direction? Then let me tell you about my journey, from clicking the first submit button to my first keynote. I will share how it all happened, which stages where the most fun, and the story of how I absolutely lost my nerve on one for a minute and how that was the best thing that could have happened! Plus, I'll share what I learned along the way, give you a few hints and pointers for becoming a speaker yourself, and tell you why you should absolutely consider giving conference speaking a try. Maybe we'll share a stage one day!

  • 21:10 - 21:25 99 Second Talks

    A 99 second talk is exactly what it says on the tin. The speaker gets to speak about whatever they want for 99 seconds. It doesn't even have to be about testing. The only catch is you have to stop at 99 seconds and you only get 1 go per event. This is an excellent introduction to public speaking. You only have to speak for a short amount of time, which is less intimidating than a full 45 minute talk.

  • 21:30 - 12:30 Closing Event / Party

    Networking and drinks! Talk with the sponsors, speakers and MoT Volunteers

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