Cloudy With A Chance Of Tests
Computer History Museum | Mountain View, California
October 26-27, 2011

Announcements

  • Videos are up! You can find them on our Talks page (www.gtac.biz/talks) or via this YouTube playlist (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBB2CAFDDBD7B7265&feature=viewall).
    Posted Nov 4, 2011, 4:47 PM by gailh@google.com
  • GTAC Android App has an update! Thanks to everyone who sent us app bugs! Nothing better than a roomful of testers banging away all day on your app to get all the bugs!We fixed quite ...
    Posted Oct 27, 2011, 10:27 AM by Chaitali Narla
  • GTAC Android App now available The Android App is now available here - http://www.gtac.biz/home/androidapp. Just scan the barcode on the page to install it!
    Posted Oct 26, 2011, 10:18 AM by Chaitali Narla
  • Meet & Greet Mixer Mozilla is throwing  a GTAC attendees meet & greet mixer at Mozilla Offices 650 Castro St, Mt. View, Tues Oct 25, 6:30-10p. Come and hang out with your fellow ...
    Posted Oct 10, 2011, 5:22 PM by Chaitali Narla
  • Registration is CLOSED Congratulations to everyone who was selected to participate in GTAC 2011! We've finalized our agenda and have posted it online.
    Posted Oct 10, 2011, 5:21 PM by Chaitali Narla
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Register as a Team
Attending conferences can be a great way to network and learn new concepts. However, taking those concepts back to your office and trying to convince your team apply them can be daunting. In order to make GTAC attendees more successful at implementing what they learn at this conference we are going to give preference to teammates from the same company applying for attendance.

Objectives
The Google Test Automation Conference (GTAC) aims to create a friendly atmosphere where participants can discuss cutting edge challenges in test automation and evaluate potential solutions. A secondary goal is to use this unique forum to expose qualified, interested engineers to job opportunities in test engineering at Google.

Overview
GTAC 2011 will comprise 2 full days of sessions at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. The conference will include a variety of presentations and interactive sessions.

Theme: Cloudy With a Chance of Tests
The composite meaning of this theme is purposeful: Testing apps that reside in the Cloud is itself a cloudy, as in opaque, process. Clouds on the horizon often signal change and testing in the Cloud certainly changes things. The Cloud breaks old testing paradigms and tools requiring that even the tried-and-true be rethought and recast. And, yes, the future of testing itself is cloudy and the need for testers and testing as it exists today is unclear. There are clouds gathering on the horizons of the discipline and this conference will be dedicated to interpreting their meaning and planning for their arrival. As always, GTAC will attempt to bring together people who have thought deeply about these subjects and are responsible for actual progress, technology and insights that will benefit others in the community.




Important Dates
        May 16                 Application process opens for Speakers and Participants
        Jul 31                   Application process closes for Speakers and Participants
        Aug 14                 Selected Participants are notified
        Aug 23                 Presentations selected and speakers are notified
        Aug 26                 Participants confirm attendance
        Sep 3                    Speakers confirm attendance
        Oct 26                  GTAC kick-off


Event History
The Google Test Automation Conference began in 2006 under the guidance and inspiration of Allen Hutchinson, then Test Engineering Manager. The first annual GTAC (called LTAC at the time after its London location) was hosted at Google's London office. Due to the tremendous success of LTAC, it was decided that GTAC would be formalized as an annual Google conference for test engineers, rotating locations to cover diverse locations, interests, and issues.

GTAC has been held each year at different Google Engineering centers -- New York (2007)Kirkland (2008)Zurich (2009)Hyderabad (2010), and this year in Mountain View (2011).