QA or the Highway 2015 – Speaker Series – Featuring Dave Patel

QA or the Highway

Our fourteenth featured speaker who will be at QA or the Highway is Dave Patel.

1. What attracted you to speaking at QA or the Highway?

I decided to speak at QA or the Highway after attending one of your SQA meetups.

2. What are you most looking forward to at this year’s conference?

I’m looking forward to learn alot about Cucumber, Gherkin, Automation, Continuous Integration, and new ways of thinking about testing as well as networking with other SQA testers.

3. What are some of you favorite tools in your “testing toolbox”?

I’ve been a Test Analyst with Nationwide Insurance for the past year as part of the NW Mobile Team.  My favorite tools I’ve used thus far have been Ruby Mine and Watir Web driver.

4. What are your favorite reading references (books/blogs/etc) that have helped your testing efforts?

Favorite Books:  Tap into Mobile Application Testing by: Jonathan Kohl , Cucumber & Cheese by: Jeff Morgan, Agile Testing- A Practical Guide for Testers & Agile Teams by: Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory

Favorite Website:,,,

Dave will be speaking on “The Risky Business of Testing” with Shaminder Rai.

You can find Dave’s speaker bio, session information, or more information about QA or the Highway 2015 by going to any of the following links:

Previous speakers featured from the QA or the Highway 2015 – Speaker Series:

Jim Holmes
Raj Subramanian
Joseph Beale
Kelli Searfos
Dmitry Sharkov
Justin Rohrman
Shaminder Rai
Jess Lancaster
Joe DeMeyer
Gareth Bowles
Damian Synadinos
Anna Royzman
Todd Fox