June 2012 Event
Tuesday 5 June 2012 from 5:30pm at NZi3, Creyke Road, Christchurch.
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- John Holt, Sonar6 (Business Stream)
3 doors and a Garage - Building a global SaaS company out of New Zealand - the Sonar6 story
In 2005 Sonar6 was founded by Mike Carden, Mark Hellier and John Holt. Shortly afterwards Trademe founder Sam Morgan invested in the business and became a Director of the Board. The business grew exponentially across the globe and was recently acquired by US publicly listed corporate Cornerstone On Demand.
John is a serial entrepreneur passionate about Technology, Innovation and New Zealand. Based in Wellington New Zealand, John has worked as a senior executive in multinational corporations Xerox, HP, IBM and ANZ Banking Group and now focuses on internet based technologies and commercialisation opportunities. John acts an advisor and part time executive for a number of tech companies in New Zealand and San Francisco and is a Director of Visfleet, Generator, Kiwi Landing Pad and Technology and Innovations New Zealand. John became CEO of Sonar6 in 2006 and was responsible for ensuring the growth of the business and maximising shareholder value. He will share his perspective and learnings on building an internet company from New Zealand including globalisation, raising capital and building a scalable, valuable business.
- Clare McLennan (Technical Stream)
An introduction into ATDD
ATDD (Acceptance Test Driven Development) techniques can revolutionise software development by helping BAs, testers and developers create a powerful shared understanding of features to be developed. This shared knowledge is then written up and automated to create a executable specification which serves as an acceptance test for the feature.
In this presentation Clare will work through a sample feature using the ATDD process from user story all the way through to a working automated test in FitNesse. This should demonstrate the process, tooling and philosophy behind what makes ATDD successful.
About the speaker
Clare McLennan is an agile practioner and coach specialising in automated testing and continous delivery. Her work is all about helping teams to release new features to customers in a more consistent and timely manner. Clare is an active contributor to the FitNesse source code and has been quoted in Gojko Adzic's latest book, Specification by Example.
2 July 2013
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