Making Open Work
May 8–9, 2017: Training & Tutorials
May 10–11, 2017: Conference
Austin, TX

The open trinity of automation architecture

Angie Jones (LexisNexis)
11:50am–12:30pm Thursday, May 11, 2017
Location: Ballroom G
Level: Intermediate

Who is this presentation for?

  • Automation engineers, developers, and testers

Prerequisite knowledge

  • Basic knowledge of object-oriented programming

What you'll learn

  • Gain an introduction to open source automation tools
  • Learn how to combine automation tools to architect a hybrid automation framework for UI, web services, and BDD automation
  • Explore techniques on building a tester-friendly framework that is extendable and maintainable


As teams move more toward continuous deployment, quality efforts must shift left. In order to achieve this, test automation is key, and both developers and testers have to collaborate on this effort.

Angie Jones explains how to combine multiple open source test automation tools to architect a hybrid framework that supports UI, web services, and BDD automation efforts. Along the way, Angie covers design techniques to ensure your automation framework is extendable and maintainable and easily allows for contributions even from less technical team members.

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Angie Jones


Angie Jones is a consulting automation engineer at LexisNexis who advises several Scrum teams on automation strategies and has developed automation frameworks for countless software products. As a master inventor, Angie is known for her innovative and out-of-the-box thinking style, which has resulted in more than 20 patented inventions in the US and China. Angie is also an adjunct college professor at Durham Technical Community College, where she teaches Java programming. She is a strong advocate for diversity in technology and volunteers with organizations that champion this cause, such as TechGirlz and Black Girls Code.

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