TestIstanbul Conference- DevOps: Empowered By Software Testing & Automation (Virtual)


Date: October 7-8, 2021

TestIstanbul is the first and largest international software testing conference of southeast Europe and Middle East Regions. TestIstanbul hosted thousands of attendees and dozens of keynote speakers from all over the world, since 2010. TestIstanbul is the event that annually up-to-date edition of TSQR is launched. The conference is created and hosted by the Turkish Testing Board, a member of ISTQB® Conference Network. Turkish Testing Board is a non-profit organization; the profit of the TestIstanbul Conference is donated to scholarships and other non-profit organizations.

DASA Ambassadors Frank Faber and Paul Wilkinson and DASA Influencer Berk Dülger will be the keynote speakers at the TestIstanbul Conference.

DevOps Competences for Test Engineers

Frank Faber

To better meet the wishes of the customer, you see more and more companies working with DevOps. In addition to a major culture change, DevOps also entails many new practices. For a Test engineer, this means that the test work changes, and as a Test engineer you need other competencies to join DevOps.

Frank will explain what DevOps is and what important role a Test engineer plays in DevOps. Then, he will discuss the strong competences of a Test Engineer and the competences that become more important in a DevOps environment.

DevOps Will Fail, Unless…

Paul Wilkinson
DevOps, the latest hot topic in the IT world, promises faster, more frequent, higher quality software releases. However, according to Paul and his research, many initiatives fail!

In this session, Paul reveals why these initiatives fail and will offer guidance for helping you prevent these from happening. The reasons are taken from his organization’s global findings based on research with more than 400 teams have participated in the Phoenix Project business simulation workshop. Paul highlights that DevOps is not something you can ‘implement’ or ‘install’. So how can you ensure that your DevOps initiatives will succeed? In this presentation, Paul will reveal 3 top critical success factors taken from organizations that are delivering significant, sustainable value from their DevOps investments. Sharing with you top takeaway actions that teams commit to after attending the simulation workshops. Attend this session to learn why DevOps has become an ‘imperative’ for survival for many organizations to support and enable their Digital Transformation. For many CEO’s ‘failure is NOT an option!

Participants of this session will:

  • Understand why DevOps is critical for many organizations
  • Learn the 3 success factors to delivering sustainable value from DevOps investments
  • Learn about practical actions teams can take from simulation workshops

DevOps Maturity: How to Become Netflix Less Than a Year

Berk Dülger
“If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” popular and also a rightful statement of famous management consultant, educator, and author, Peter Drucker. And absolutely valid for DevOps Maturity. Teams, departments, corporations independent from size and complexity, require to assess where the team is on their DevOps journey. DevOps isn’t a destination, it’s a journey towards a frequent and more reliable release pipeline, automation, and stronger collaboration between development, IT, and business teams.

This session is designed to provide a framework helping DevOps assessment consisting of key process areas and maturity levels. Includes clues in order to become an elite performer in the DevOps area.

Berk Dülger

DevOps Services Manager & Partner, Continium

Berk Dülger has worked as a Software Engineer, Consultant, Trainer and Manager in software development projects in different sectors such as Telecommunications, Banking, Insurance, E-Commerce…

Frank Faber

DevOps Engineer, ALTEN Nederland

Frank is a DevOps and Test consultant at ALTEN Nederland. Via ALTEN he has been seconded to several companies where he worked in Agile and…

Paul Wilkinson

Owner / Director, GamingWorks

Paul is the co-founder of GamingWorks, a simulation training company based in the Netherlands and a DASA Training Partner. He has been involved in the…