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CQAA July 2019 Speaker Program: Adding Automated UI Tests to Your iOS Application

  • 18 Jul 2019
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Hosted by Slalom Build 200 East Randolph St Suite 3700 Chicago, IL 60601


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Adding Automated UI Tests to Your iOS Application

Elysia Lock & Karlin Kappala, Slalom Build

About the Topic

Creating automated UI tests that are ready and scalable for your CI/CD pipeline is essential for continuous testing of iOS applications. Whether you are a software developer, SDET, QA engineer or a ‘newbie’ to automated testing, this hands-on workshop will make you better equipped with knowledge on why XCUITest is a great tool for UI testing of iOS apps. Download a boilerplate project from GitHub, bring your Mac, and get ready to write your first automated test running on a simulator. We’ll include tips on CI/CD integration and executing tests on a range of physical and simulated iOS devices and device clouds. A basic familiarity with XCode, iOS, and automated testing will help participants get the most out of this workshop. Eager newbies are encouraged to attend and will be provided help along the way. Attendees will leave with a simple, working iOS application and automated test.

Come prepared: set up XCode 10 on your Mac and download the “Workshop Boilerplate App” from

Key Learning Objectives

  • Learn why XCUITest is a great tool for UI testing of iOS apps and how to write tests
  • Understand how applications can be developed so they’re easily testable and ready for CI/CD
  • Gain knowledge of online resources for developing tests against their own applications
  • Learn some tips and tricks on parallelization, cross-platform coverage, and running tests in device clouds such as Sauce Labs, AWS Device Farm, and Perfecto Mobile

About the Speaker

Elysia Lock has 12 years of experience testing a wide variety of software, including web, IoT, desktop, and mobile applications. She is currently a Solution Architect in Quality Engineering at Slalom Build, where she spent the last 2 years building Appium, XCUITest and Espresso frameworks. She also leads Women Who Build at the Chicago Build Center and mentors junior engineers and career changers. She has worked on test automation teams at GrubHub and Sittercity and managed the QA team at Emmi. Her passions are creating elegant automated test solutions, cheerleading engineers, and working to increase inclusion and diversity through mentorship.

Karlin K. Kappala has 12+ years of experience in Software Quality Assurance. From Slalom’s Chicago Build Center, she provides testing expertise and test automation guidance to some of America’s most recognizable companies. She loves solving hard testing-related challenges for her clients by architecting automated test frameworks of all kinds. She has extensively helped define, streamline, and manage Agile DevOps process and methodologies throughout her career. Karlin trains and mentors QA teams to help them follow automation best practices. She always looks for more opportunities to inspire people who are interested in test automation and to provide advice to experienced engineers.


Hosted by Slalom Build
200 East Randolph St
Suite 3700
Chicago, IL 60601


1:30 – 2:00 Sign-in & Networking
2:00 – 2:15 Announcements

2:15 – 4:00 Presentation (15 minute break at 2:45)


Please register by July 17, 2019, at If you have any questions, please contact CQAA Program Director at

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