Track: Test Automation
Although almost every company professes to want test automation, not all are willing to invest what it takes to get it done. But don’t give up, get creative! Learn about real life examples of automation entrepreneurs who found unexpected sources of funding that led to expanded opportunities across – and outside – the enterprise. This session will present four scenarios for expanding your horizons by capitalizing on the value of your automation skills. Attendees will learn how to:
- Leverage existing automation to get more budget
- Identify new automation opportunities outside of IT
- Convert an automation project into a product
- Turn a job into a company
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Linda Hayes – Founder, Worksoft, Inc.
Linda Hayes is the founder of WorkSoft, Inc., developer of next-generation test automation solutions. She is the founder of three software companies including AutoTester, the first PC-based test automation tool. Linda holds degrees in accounting, tax and law and is a frequent industry speaker and award-winning author on software quality. She has been named as one of Fortune Magazine’s People to Watch and one of the Top 40 Under 40 by Dallas Business Journal. She is a regular columnist and contributor to StickyMinds and Better Software magazine, as well as a columnist for Computerworld and Datamation, author of the Automated Testing Handbook and co-editor Dare to be Excellent with Alka Jarvis on best practices in the software industry. Her article “Quality is Everyone’s Business” won a Most Significant Contribution award from the Quality Assurance Institute and was published as part of the Auerbach Systems Development Handbook.