Becoming an Open Sourcerer

25-minute Talk

Become a wizard in working with and testing open-source software

Virtual Pass session


10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Tuesday 14th


Room F2 - Track 2: Talks


Testers, Developers, Managers


  • Better understading of open source technology
  • Improved Tool Strategization
  • Know when and how to choose open source tools for testing

We live in a tech world filled with hundreds of tools all offering to be the next big thing on the market. However, while many of these tools are fantastic, they don’t always live up to the type and leave many companies never regaining full ROI from their investment in them.

This is what has led many companies to focus on open-source tooling instead. But making the move to open-source software is not a straightforward one, whether it be at a development, DevOps, or testing level. And so, in this talk, I will highlight the benefits and potential risks facing teams who are looking to make the move towards greater open-source adoption. It’s more than just utilizing tools though and there is a need for a specific skill set to achieve this too and so I will also focus on some technical skills that can be developed that can help testers be better prepared for working with open-source tools and help prepare them teams for greater success.


Outline for Talk:

- Benefits and pitfalls of open-source adoption

- Strategies for working with open-source tools

- Provide some skills in how to work effectively with open-source tools

- Testing approaches to working with open-source software

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