People feared the first automobiles because there was not a horse attached to it with the sense to prevent an accident. In fact, Alfred Sennett warned, “We should not overlook the fact that the driving of a horseless carriage calls for a larger amount of attention for he has not the advantage of the intelligence of the horse in shaping his path, and it is consequently incumbent upon him to be ever watchful of the course his vehicle is taking.” With machine’s now learning and gaining in artificial intelligence, we see those same fears coming back to life. Walk through the life of a testing professional from what it was to what we see it as today and the evolution of what that profession looks like today and beyond. Janna and Jennifer will take you through a wild animated journey from Black and White to full color, with the help of some famous animation talent. We will get a history lesson on where some things we may take for granted originated, and wind through times when testers and developers were separated and were more adversarial than collaborative, and finish with the present, where quality is everyone’s responsibility. Today technology moves faster than ever, and Janna and Jennifer want to make sure you are focused on the right things that will enable a successful testing career today and tomorrow. 2018 is a year of firsts and instead of fearing what is to come, they want you to start writing your own story with the ending you want.