Five Reasons I’m Looking Forward to the 2018 Selenium Conference

The Selenium Conference kicks-off in Bengaluru, India, June 28th – 30th. Here are my five reasons for attending this conference.

1. Selenium

Selenium has dramatically changed the software testing landscape. Selenium is now the common denominator, the foundational element of testing across most enterprises. Most of the browsers, apps, and e-commerce platforms that power our digital economy are made more robust and reliable because of Selenium.

Selenium’s universe of applications has expanded from a small subset into a much larger pool of apps. Many applications previously out of reach are now able to benefit from Selenium. Did you know, for example, that Selenium can test SAP Hybris and SAP Hana?

If you want further proof of Selenium’s power in the test ecosystem, consider that the demand for Selenium engineers is outstripping the supply of trained Selenium practitioners, leading to a rise in the talent cost.

2. Selenium Innovation

Based on its prominence in the software testing space, the Selenium platform is quickly emerging as an international incubator of innovation. I’m looking forward to becoming more informed about Selenium innovation in terms of:

  • Test Script Generation
  • Test Script Maintenance
  • Script Consolidation and Optimization

3. Networking

The Selenium Conference in India brings together Selenium developers and enthusiasts from around the world to share ideas, socialize, and work together on advancing the present and future of Selenium. Everyone who is there June 28-30 is passionate about software testing, and I’m delighted for the opportunity to meet folks from potential enterprise customers, start-up ventures, and partners.

I’m also on the lookout for Selenium experts, the practitioners who are finding novel uses for the platform and are happy to share their ideas. The Selenium user community is growing, and with that, new opportunities you can’t even imagine until you learn about them in a conference hallway or lunch table.

4. India

Who could turn down a chance to visit India for a week? While I enjoy my home base in Silicon Valley, I’m glad to travel to Bengaluru, a city of 12 million residents that is the nexus of India’s tech industry. I love the cultural vibrancy of Bengaluru. I feel energized every time I visit Bengaluru.

5. Sauce Labs

Sauce Labs is a provider of the world’s largest continuous testing cloud for web and mobile applications. We will announce our partnership with Sauce Labs at this conference. We will also be demonstrating a unique integration of the AutonomIQ platform with Sauce Labs. I’m looking forward to supporting our new partner on the conference floor.

So, stay tuned. I plan on sharing my insights and observations from the Selenium Conference with you in early July. If you happen to be at the conference, I would like to meet you.