Announcing Vivit SIG Talks - Register Today for the SIG Talk Quality & Testing: Discover the New!


What is a SIG Talk?

A SIG Talk is a presentation with three 12-15-minute segments by different speakers. Currently, the content for each of our 2018 Quality and Testing SIG Talks will be around the topics of Functional Testing, Performance Testing, and Security and how they all pertain to testing in general. Presentations will share real world experiences, best practices and demos.

These SIG Talks will be held on the second Tuesday of each month at 12:00pm ET.  There will be 3-5 speakers per presentation who will share their knowledge, experience and learning.  Our object is to be an advocate providing our Vivit members with the opportunity to spread education throughout our community.

If you are interested in participating as a speaker for one of our 2018 Test and Quality topics or would like to offer another topic, suggest a speaker or sponsor a SIG Talk please take a moment to answer our survey to enroll in an opportunity to speak.

2018 SIG Talk - Quality and Testing Schedule


Date                               SIG Talk                               Moderator

December 12, 2017       Discover the New Tour       Richard Bishop  

January 9, 2018             Proven Practices                Todd DeCapua 

February 13, 2018         Testing Tools                       Chris Trimper 

March 13, 2018              Tips & Tricks                       Tammy Young 

April 10, 2018                 Proven Practices                Mark Herbert 

May 8, 2017                   Testing Tools                      Mark Ford  

June 12, 2018                 Tips & Tricks                      Chris Scharer 

July 10, 2018                   Proven Practices               Richard Bishop 

August 14, 2018              Testing Tools                    Todd DeCapua 

September 11, 2018         Tips & Tricks                    Chris Trimper 

October 9, 2018               Proven Practices              Tammy Young 

November 13, 2018          Testing Tools                   Mark Herbert 

December 11, 2018           Tips & Tricks                    Mark Ford 

Discover a New SIG Talk – Quality and Testing

Tuesday , December 12, 2017
9:00 - 10:00 AM PST (Los Angeles), 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST (New York), 18:00 - 19:00 CET (Frankfurt)


Vivit launches their first ever SIG Talk event with three speakers who will give you insights into StormRunner Functional, Dynamic data handling in performance tests as well as AI and machine learning as it applies to testing.

  • Agenda:

    • How StormRunner Functional is the latest functional test offering from Micro Focus. In this session, Chris Trimper, an early adopter and beta tester, will share his experiences with this new product. 
    • How Virtual Table Server (VTS), in days of Mercury Interactive, was the often overlooked repository for dynamically updated real-time test data. Even after a revamp and relaunch in 2014, many people still don't use it, but they should. Richard's VTS demo will help you to get value from this great add-on for LoadRunner and Performance Center.
  • How Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning are rapidly impacting businesses and customers, enabling another massive shift through technology enablement. In this session, Todd DeCapua will share how these capabilities are being leveraged in Performance Engineering now, and into the future.


Richard Bishop
Head of Service Development/Delivery
Trust IV Ltd

  • Performance engineering and continuous integration specialist with experience in a wide variety of business applications
  • Highly experienced in non-functional testing of customer-facing and in-house applications primarily with LoadRunner, Performance Center and related products
  • Proven track record of managing test projects and testing teams
  • Has worked in consultancy and in-house performance testing roles since 1999
  • Co-leader of the VIVIT Software User group in the UK as well as the elected president of their international board of directors

Todd Decapua
Senior Director of Technology and Product Innovation
Corporation Service Company

  • Passion with a purpose in all walks of life
  • Currently sits on Vivit's Board of Directors as the Vice President of Strategy and Innovation
  • Leader and founder of several Vivit Worldwide Local User Groups (LUGs), Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and webinars
  • Dad, wildlife conservationist and outdoor sports enthusiast
  • Technical and business expertise and recognized domain authority in Mobile, Agile, DevOps, Performance Engineering and Internet of Things 

Chris Trimper
Enterprise QA Senior Automation Analyst
Independent Health

  • Western New York Vivit Local User Group (LUG) Leader
  • Currently sits on Vivit's Board of Directors as the Education Chairperson
  • Over 10 years experience in software QA;  8 years writing test automation and 4 of those years using Micro Focus software
  • Manages a team of 5 QA Engineers 
  • Tech geek at heart


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