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Spread of test automation and Selenium community in Japan

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Presentation slide for the award ceremony for Rakuten Technology & Innovation Awards 2019 (https://global.rakuten.com/corp/news/update/2019/1021_01.html)

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Spread of test automation and Selenium community in Japan

  1. 1. Spread of test automation and Selenium community in Japan Nozomi Ito @ito_nozomi
  2. 2. What is test automation? p Manual test n Human manipulates the web browser p Selenium automated test n Test program manipulates the web browser Selenium Tester BrowserManipulate BrowserManipulate
  3. 3. What is Selenium? p World’s most famous browser testing tool p Open source
  4. 4. Date back to 2012 p I established test automation company “TRIDENT Inc.” p I wanted to make Selenium popular, but: n Small number of Selenium users in Japan n No Selenium community in Japan
  5. 5. 2013 My first challenge – creating community p Still no Selenium community in Japan p So, I launched by myself! p Soon 100 members joined the web forum Nikkei XTECH https://tech.nikkeibp.co.jp/it/article/NEWS/20130709/490324/ (2019/11/4)
  6. 6. 2014 p Our first meet-up happened p Selenium creator, Jason Huggins, came to Japan! Publickey https://www.publickey1.jp/blog/14/selenium-3.jpg (2019/11/5) Publickey https://www.publickey1.jp/blog/14/selenium-1.jpg (2019/11/5)
  7. 7. 2015-2017 p Periodical meet-ups p 3 Selenium committers came to Japan! gihoy.jp https://gihyo.jp/assets/images/news/report/2017/07/2601/thumb/TH800_001.jpg (2019/11/5) gihoy.jp https://gihyo.jp/assets/images/news/report/2017/07/2601/thumb/TH800_002.jpg (2019/11/5) gihoy.jp https://gihyo.jp/assets/images/news/report/2017/07/2601/003.jpg (2019/11/5)
  8. 8. Community members p Gradually increased Meet-up Forum (Google Group) Chat room (Slack) 1st (2014.1.18) 193 - 2nd (2014.10.18) 340 - 3rd (2016.2.6) 439 139 4th (2016.12.18) 484 246 Now (2019.12.4) 532 617
  9. 9. My second challenge – SeleniumConf p Request of having the global Selenium Conf in Japan p Lots of uncertainties n Can we attract enough sponsors and attendees? n Who takes financial responsibility? p With the backup of ASTER, our planning had started! Google Groups https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searchin/seleniumjp/Selenium$20Conf%7Csort:date/seleniumjp/xHJS8nlzUms/tvnNPLBQBQAJ (2019/11/5)
  10. 10. 2019.4 SeleniumConf Tokyo p 430 attendees from 26 countries p 16 big company sponsors p Great organizing team! flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/157768372@N04/47007925794/ (2019/11/5) flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/157768372@N04/40907697043/ (2019/11/5)
  11. 11. 2019 SeConf gives me new opportunities p Selenium Community Kansai branch has been launched p Speak at international conferences n AppiumConf 2019, TCSE 2019, RTC 2019 Connpass https://seleniumjp.connpass.com/event/133553/ (2019/11/5) flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/182043856@N02/48074128928/in/album-72157709111138387/ (2019/11/5)
  12. 12. My next challenge – AI x Test automation p Overcoming remaining difficulties of test automation by AI technology n Set up complexity (especially for mobile) n Scripting difficulty for non-programmer n Maintenance cost
  13. 13. My next challenge – AI x Test automation p Magic Pod (https://magic-pod.com/en) AI-powered readable script Zero set up for mobile AI-powered self-healing Coming soon
  14. 14. I believe this challenge will change the landscape of Japan’s (and global) test automation again!

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