June 4-5, 2012 Washington, DC



For information on other dates

AgilityFeat is proud to be partnering with Lithespeed on our ATDD Kickstart classes, and so we’re pleased to announce an upcoming course near Washington DC! This class is designed to take your team from zero to test automation using Cucumber in a hands-on activity filled two days.

In our public courses, your team will learn:

Day 1 (For business, testing and development)

  • Overview of Test Driven Development, ATDD, and BDD
  • Writing acceptance criteria in Gherkin
  • Automating website testing with Cucumber
  • Continuous Integration using Jenkins to make it all sing

Day 2 (More focused on the development and testing roles with lots of hands on exercises and practice)

  • Basics of the Ruby language
  • Implementing step definitions in Cucumber

We can also teach this as a private course on site at your company, and customize it to your specific needs. Other topics we have incorporated into private courses include JRuby, Rails, Selenium, and RESTful API testing.


Dave working with developers in a course

Participants need to bring their own laptops. Virtual images will be distributed during the class to attendees so they can have a working environment quickly. These images will have open source copies of Cucumber and Ruby pre-installed on a Ubuntu Linux desktop. No experience with Ruby, Cucumber, or Linux is required prior to the course.

About the instructors

Dave Haeffner is an experienced automated tester, and formerly the Senior Quality Assurance Analyst at The Motley Fool; responsible for creating, implementing, and overseeing their automated web testing infrastructure. He was a speaker at Agile 2010, an organizer of the DC Selenium meetups, and is an active member in the Selenium and Ruby communities. Dave has worked with small startups and large government contractors to improve their quality practices.

Arin explaining ATDD

Arin Sime is an agile coach, developer, and the founder of AgilityFeat. He has worked with teams at small startups, large corporations, and government agencies. He has been a speaker at Agile 2009, Agile 2010, XP2011, as well as other regional conferences. He brings his diverse background of technical and management experience to bear when coaching teams through process and engineering challenges.

Arin and Dave both hold an M.S. in Management of I.T. from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce.

To book a seat in the Washington DC class, please visit: Lithespeed’s ATDD Training Page

To book a private course or a customized course for your team, please contact Arin Sime at Arin@AgilityFeat.com or +1 434 996 5226.