Fixing a Bug: The Automation Panda Goes Manual
4:15 - 5:15 East Ballroom
For the past three years, I’ve been working on a little bug - a 1970 Volkswagen Beetle, to be precise. This car has been *full* of problems, but that’s not much different than the apps we test. In this keynote, I’ll tell you the whole story, from blowing up the engine to rebuilding it myself. I had never worked on cars before, but my software engineering skills helped me tremendously. I’ll also share how I learned a few things from cars that transferred into my software practices. Whether running tests with automation or shifting gears with a manual transmission, certain skills remained invaluable, like curiosity, tenacity, and ingenuity. Come learn from my mistakes so that you can build things better, whatever you choose to build.
Andrew Knight
Andrew Knight, also known as “Pandy,” is the Automation Panda. He's a software quality champion who loves to help people build better quality software. An avid supporter of open source software, Pandy is a Playwright Ambassador as well as the lead developer for Boa Constrictor, the .NET Screenplay Pattern. On the side, he is writing a book on software testing with Manning Publications. Check out his tech blog at, follow him on Twitter at @AutomationPanda.