Robot Hackathon Tonight! Build Your Own Mobile Testing Robot and Other November Happenings

Now that you’ve gained an hour of sleep how are you going to get the most out of that new-found time? We can think of several slick events happening this month and there’s still plenty of time to join in. Tonight is Sauce’s 2nd mobile testing robot hackathon. Come build your own Tapster robot and learn how to use it to test your iOS or Android mobile apps. The hackathon will be held at GitHub/SF from 5:30 to 11:30 and there are still tickets available for builders and spectators.

Then on Thursday, November 7th there’s the first-ever Appium San Francisco meetup at Lookout HQ in SF. Dan Cuellar, original author of Appium and Lead Software Engineer for the Test team at Zoosk, will give a quick intro, history, and glimpse into what's coming next for Appium, and then present how to use it to automate Mac OS X applications. Felix Rodriguez and Dan Patey from Bleacher Report will then present how to integrate native app testing for iOS and Android devices into current test suites using CucumberSauceium. Did we mention pizza and drinks? The meetup will run from 6:30 to 8:00.

Switch into glide and take a jaunt down highway 101 next week to check out AnDevCon 2013, the “largest dedicated Android conference in the universe!” The conference runs November 12-15 and Sauce will be demo’ing Appium and Tapster in booth 305 on Thursday the 14th and Friday the 15th. Might be a bottle of hot sauce in it for you!

Later in the month is the San Francisco Selenium meetup at Facebook in Menlo Park. Held on Tuesday, November 19th, the topic will be “Scaling Selenium at FB”. Can’t put it any better than this: “Facebook's billion users have no idea the site gets released twice a day with no user impact. Achieving this put high demands on automated testing, and Selenium is a key part of making it all possible.” Come listen and learn how Facebook scaled Selenium to their size, FB's new open-source PHP Selenium API, and how the company is making it easier for their engineers to write and debug Selenium tests
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