July 2011 QASIG Meeting

6 Considerations for Mobile Device Testing

Presented by: Jacob Stevens, Senior Test Lead at Quardev, Inc. and Matt Pina, Manager of IT Applications Quality Assurance at Alaska Airlines

New to mobile? Unsure how the unique dynamics and constraints of this lucrative platform might shape your test design? This primer to testing on mobile devices introduces the aspects of any mobile test scenario that may warrant consideration for your testing. We’ll look at the 6 key considerations to help you ensure thoughtful design and proper coverage, from carrier issues to the myriad hardware configurations.

About our speakers:

Jacob Stevens is a Senior Test Lead at Quardev, Inc. and a ten year QA veteran with over 40 industry leading clients. The scope and scale of the projects, and the types of platforms, technologies and methodologies he’s worked with have been widely varied. Jacob studied under Jon Bach to adopt a context-driven approach to test design. One of Jacob’s favorite topics in QA is epistemology. How do we know that our test results are accurate? How do we ensure inherent biases in our test execution methodologies do not manifest in false positives or false negatives? Jacob enjoys talking technology and many other subjects on Twitter @jacobstevens. Jacob is also a little uncomfortable writing about himself in the third person.

Matt Pina is the Manager of IT Applications Quality Assurance at Alaska Airlines, Inc. He is an IT professional with over 25 years in the industry. His passion is to create Quality Models that adapt to multiple platforms. He currently leads the Alaska QA Center of Excellence with project work supporting all platforms, but primarily focusing on Mobile and Web applications. Matt is a graduate of Central Washington University School of Business, holding a B.S in Business Administration/Finance. Additionally he holds several computing certifications from various local universities.

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