By Google Testing Bloggers
by The GTAC Committee
The Google Test Automation Conference (GTAC) was held last week in NYC on April 23rd & 24th. The theme for this year’s conference was focused on Mobile and Media. We were fortunate to have a cross section of attendees and presenters from industry and academia. This year’s talks focused on trends we are seeing in industry combined with compelling talks on tools and infrastructure that can have a direct impact on our products. We believe we achieved a conference that was focused for engineers by engineers. GTAC 2013 demonstrated that there is a strong trend toward the emergence of test engineering as a computer science discipline across companies and academia alike.
All of the slides, video recordings, and photos are now available on the GTAC site. Thank you to all the speakers and attendees who made this event spectacular. We are already looking forward to the next GTAC. If you have suggestions for next year’s location or theme, please comment on this post. To receive GTAC updates, subscribe to the Google Testing Blog.
Here are some responses to GTAC 2013: “My first GTAC, and one of the best conferences of any kind I’ve ever been to. The talks were consistently great and the chance to interact with so many experts from all over the map was priceless.” – Gareth Bowles, Netflix“Adding my own thanks as a speaker (and consumer of the material, I learned a lot from the other speakers) — this was amazingly well run, and had facilities that I’ve seen many larger conferences not provide. I got everything I wanted from attending and more!” – James Waldrop, Twitter“This was a wonderful conference. I learned so much in two days and met some great people. Can’t wait to get back to Denver and use all this newly acquired knowledge!” – Crystal Preston-Watson, Ping Identity“GTAC is hands down the smoothest conference/event I’ve attended. Well done to Google and all involved.” – Alister Scott, ThoughtWorks“Thanks and compliments for an amazingly brain activity spurring event. I returned very inspired. First day back at work and the first thing I am doing is looking into improving our build automation and speed (1 min is too long. We are not building that much, groovy is dynamic).” – Irina Muchnik, Zynx Health