Tariq King

Ultimate Software, United States of America (USA)

Tariq King is the Senior Director and Engineering Fellow for Quality and Performance at Ultimate Software. With more than fifteen years’ experience in software testing research and practice, Tariq heads Ultimate Software’s quality program by providing technical leadership, people leadership, strategic direction, staff training, research and development in software quality and testing practices. He has previously held positions as engineering director, manager, test architect, test lead, researcher, and college professor. Tariq is a frequent presenter at conferences and workshops, has published more than thirty research articles in IEEE and ACM sponsored journals, and has developed and taught software testing courses in both industry and academia.  His primary research interest is in the area of engineering autonomous self-testing systems. He is co-founder with Jason Arbon of the Artificial Intelligence for Software Testing Association.

White Box Testing: It’s Not Just For Developers Anymore

As projects and teams become more agile, the lines between traditional software development and testing roles are blurring. Organizations are calling for deeper collaboration and cross-pollination of skills between testers and developers. No longer can testers remain uninformed about the underlying code and technologies that power the products they test. White box testing can provide a foundation of knowledge and skills for bridging the gaps between tester and developer. Join Tariq King as he teaches you the fundamentals of white box testing and challenges you with practical code-based testing exercises. He describes how testers can become more technical while adding value through active participation in code reviews and unit testing. This introductory session is for everyone—of all programming skill levels. Leave ready to collaborate with developers in new ways that enable you to uncover defects faster, earlier, and more cost effectively.