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Kamila Gawrońska

QA, UX Designer and Business Analyst



How introduce and maintain DevOps culture in the QA environment?

Friday, 9/6/1709:30WORKSHOP/LoungeWojciech Gawroński

Responsibility is a feature well know to QA people. We do not have problem with that on daily basis we (and only we!) take care about testing infrastructure / staging environment. Don't we, right? ;)

Speaking of which, sometimes it looks like the only one person is taking care of that poor environment, and rest is praying and sacrifices to the testing gods, in order to preserve good health of that infrastructure. Everything works fine, till time when poor maintainer wants to go on holidays. How to avoid such situation? How to build up a collective ownership and introduce true DevOps culture in our environment? For those and many more questions you will find answers during our workshop. We will talk e.g. about which values and attitudes we need to care about in our team, why introducing it is a process, not a project and why having a safe harbor, blameless post-mortem and culture of embracing the failure is important for such environments.

But we will not stop there! Besides introducing DevOps we need to know how to maintain it, and we need to know how to do it - we will introduce tools and techniques which will help with that, ease the process and help understand why automation in that piece also matters - as critically as in the testing. Taking as an example a virtualized test infrastructure environment we will try to show how best practices how to maintain those and keep up good state of it since day one.


Kamila is an engineer to the blood and bones. For more than 5 years she has worked in Future Processing in various roles - working as a QA, UX Designer and Business Analyst in various domains and projects. As a QA - many of her responsibilities are related with building and maintaining test environments. She designs web and mobile applications, takes care about functional and automated tests aplikacje, works with BDD, programs in Ruby, gathers requirements and takes care about usability tests. Dedicated Agile evangelist and advocate of full-stack employee attitude, represented by developing interdisciplinary skills in a team. She even uses IT even in the kitchen, what is visible on her blog: