Damon Paul is a Quality Engineer at mabl who loves nothing more than to empower humans with technology and knowledge. With experience as both a Manual QA Specialist and QA Automation Engineer, Damon contributes to mabl's own strategy and testing of mabl on mabl. They have also held roles as a Support Engineer and Solutions Engineer and are experienced in quickly understanding a team's testing needs and guiding them toward the testing practices that work best for them.
Manual testing has long been the cornerstone of software quality, relying on the expertise of software testers to ensure an excellent user experience. However, high-velocity teams often struggle to keep up with frequent releases, demanding a hybrid or even fully automated approach. To manage, quality teams are turning to low-code test automation solutions. But, the line between what to automate and what to test manually is blurred. Understanding the role of each - and their impact on UX - is critical to building an effective quality strategy. In this session, Damon will explore ways to combine manual and automated functional testing to create a high-impact quality engineering strategy. Attendees will hear about how to: