Selenium Workshop – Removing the Mystery from Open Source Test Automation

Sep 17 2013 (6:00 PM - 8:30 PM)

Selenium Workshop – Removing the Mystery from Open Source Test Automation
Many organizations that are considering open source testing tools struggle with understanding how to initiate, plan and execute a successful automation project. It is critical to understand the key factors in making any automation initiative successful including determining the appropriate automation approach for your organization, how test automation is going to be integrated into the software development methodology, and what types of resources and level of effort is going to required.

In this presentation, experienced Test Automation Architect Chris Petrov will provide a detailed overview of the capabilities and usage options of Selenium, probably the most popular open source test automation tool, and how organizations in the real world establish successful Selenium based automation strategies. We will also discuss implementation considerations including initial configuration requirements, ongoing support requirements and the required organizational maturity to effectively adopt Selenium into a repeatable and sustainable quality process. Areas to be covered include:

  • Considerations in selecting Selenium as a tool of choice
  • An overview of Selenium functionality
  • In-depth discussion of potential use models for Selenium and their related tradeoffs
  • Resource and technical expertise requirements
  • Automation Framework considerations with Selenium
  • Selenium best practices

Chris will share the real world experience that he has gained over his 20 year career in software quality and test automation and discuss creative but practical solutions to common challenges.

About our Speakers:: Chris Petrov
Chris Petrov is a Principal Test Automation Consultant for Leverage Point Corporation ( and CTO and Chief Architect for PickAllThree Incorporated (, the developer of state of the art cloud based test automation solutions. In his roles, Chris is responsible for the design, development, implementation and maintenance of test automation solutions for a variety of clients. His 20 years of experience include roles as a software engineer, quality assurance engineer, test automation lead and quality assurance manager in a variety of systems development disciplines and experience with open source and commercial test automation tools from virtually every major vendor. His experience spans numerous software development methodologies and test automation approaches. Chris is an accomplished presenter, responsible for presenting his automation vision and solutions to clients and internal customers on a regular basis.

Meeting presentation file(s):
Selenium Workshop – Petrov (130917)