The Washington Technology and Industry Association is hosting it’s monthly QA Sig with the theme: “What would MacGyver do.”  According to the event website, “Test automation is currently in a rut and needs some of that outside-the-box thinking. When most testers think about automation, they think of regression scenarios and capture/replay tools. However, regression testing is the weakest, most insipid form of automation around! Regression tests are costly to maintain, rarely find important bugs, and are often obsolete by the time they are checked into the test case manager.

If you are interested in approaching test automation from a fresh direction, join Harry Robinson in this innovative session and learn to create “freestyle test automation” from simple elements such as idle test machines, free programming tools and, yes, a bit of creative test thinking.”