October 30th, 2012 | Published in Uncategorized
By The GTAC Committee
The next and seventh GTAC (Google Test Automation Conference) will be held on April 23-24, 2013 at the beautiful Google New York office! We had a late start preparing for GTAC, but things are now falling into place. This will be the second time it is hosted at our second largest engineering office. We are also sticking with our tradition of changing the region each year, as the last GTAC was held in California.
The GTAC event brings together engineers from many organizations to discuss test automation. It is a great opportunity to present, learn, and challenge modern testing technologies and strategies. We will soon be recruiting speakers to discuss their innovations.
This year’s theme will be “Testing Media and Mobile“. In the past few years, substantial changes have taken place in both the media and mobile areas. Television is no longer the king of media. Over 27 billion videos are streamed in the U.S. per month. Over 1 billion people now own smartphones. HTML5 includes support for audio, video, and scalable vector graphics, which will liberate many web developers from their dependence on third-party media software. These are incredibly complex technologies to test. We are thrilled to be hosting this event in which many in the industry will share their innovations.
Registration information for speakers and attendees will soon be posted here and on the GTAC site (https://developers.google.com/gtac). Even though we will be focusing on “Testing Media and Mobile”, we will be accepting proposals for talks on other topics.