SeConf 2014

4th Annual Selenium Conference

Sep 4-6th 2014, Bangalore

The Selenium Conference is a volunteer-run, non-profit event presented by members of the Selenium Community. The goal of the conference is to bring together Selenium developers & enthusiasts from around the world to share ideas, socialize, and work together on advancing the present and future success of the project.

This year, the conference is hosted by AgileFAQs in conjunction with the SeConf Organising Committee.

The conference begins Thursday with all-day workshops, followed by two days of presentations by experts and practitioners from around the world. The conference will host 2 parallel tracks. There will also be pair-coding sessions throughout the day, as well as opportunities to get Selenium advice and tutorials from experts.

Tentative Program

Pre-Conference Workshop - Thursday, Sep 4th

Sl. No. Timing Hands-On Workshop Link
1 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Getting Started with Selenium by Dave Haeffner Register
2 Fix a Bug, Become a Committer by Simon Stewart Register
3 Opensource Mobile Testing by Julian Harty Register
4 Get your Grid up and Running by Dima Kovalenko Register

SeConf 14 - Friday, September 5th

Time Track 1 Track 2 Track 3
08:30-09:00 AM Registration
09:00-10:00 AM Selenium: State of the Union by Simon Stewart
10:00-10:15 AM Welcome Address
10:15-10:30 AM Coffee/Tea Break
10:30-11:15 AM Expert Talk 1 Demo Session 1 Mini-Workshop 1
11:15-11:30 AM Break
11:30-12:15 PM Expert Talk 2 Case Study 1 Mini-Workshop 2
12:15-01:30 PM Lunch Break
01:30-02:15 PM Demo Session 2 Experience Report 1 & 2 Open Space
02:15-02:30 PM Break
02:30-03:15 PM Expert Talk 3 Case Study 2 Open Space...
03:15-03:30 PM Coffee/Tea Break
03:30-04:15 PM Demo Session 3 Experience Report 3 & 4 Lightning Talks
04:15-04:30 PM Break
04:30-06:00 PM Q & A with the Selenium Committee
07:00-10:00 PM Sauce Labs Reception (with Dinner)

Saturday, September 6th

09:00-10:00 AM Fish Bowl
10:00-10:10 AM Important Announcements
10:10-10:30 AM Coffee/Tea Break
10:30-11:15 AM Expert Talk 4 Demo Session 4 Mini-Workshop 3
11:15-11:30 AM Break
11:30-12:15 PM Expert Talk 5 Case Study 3 Mini-Workshop 4
12:15-01:30 PM Lunch Break
01:30-02:15 PM Demo Session 5 Experience Report 5 & 6 Open Space
02:15-02:30 PM Break
02:30-03:15 PM Expert Talk 6 Case Study 4 Open Space...
03:15-03:30 PM Coffee/Tea Break
03:30-04:15 PM Demo Session 6 Experience Report 7 & 8 Lightning Talks
04:15-04:30 PM Break
04:30-05:30 PM Bringing Bug Free Learning to the World! by Julian Harty
05:30-06:00 PM Closing Talk

Register

Conference (Sep 5th & 6th) Registration

Slab Start Date # of Seats Conference Pass
1. Super Early Bird May 23rd 25 3,000 Rs.
2. Early Bird June 15th 50 4,000 Rs.
3. Smart July 1st 100 5,000 Rs.
4. Regular July 15th 100 7,000 Rs.
5. Late August 1st 75 10,000 Rs.
6. Last Minute August 15th 50 15,000 Rs.

Each slab has a fixed number of seats. Once they are sold, next slab is active.
Online registration page clearly displays the number of seats left for the current slab.

For name change, cancellation/refund policy, please check the online registration's terms & conditions.

Speakers

Call for Proposals

June 30th was the last day to submit your talk proposals for SeConf14. The presenters have time until July 6th, to update their proposals based on public feedback they receive in the submission system.

REVIEW PROCESS

On July 7th, the submission system will be locked and the core-review team will review all the proposals. We are hoping that by July 18th we should be able to announce a tentative program.

All proposals will be public, however the identity of the proposal submitter will not be revealed. This is to encourage DIVERSITY and to ensure that the selection committee is not biased.

Registered user of the submission system will be able to comment on the proposals. Submitters may also post comments on reviews or public comments of their own proposals to provide clarifications, explain revisions and respond to questions. Again, the comments do not reveal the identity of the person commenting. However the public comments are inputs, which can be utilized by both the submitter and the review team. Ultimately the decision to accept a session resides with the program committee.

Your proposal stands the best chance to be selected, if:

  • * the topic is unique and compelling,
  • * the abstract clearly describes the essence of your session,
  • * you've selected the right theme/category...
    (Selenium Internals, Selenium for Mobile, Best Practices or Infrastructure)
  • * your session duration, level and session type is selected appropriately
  • * your proposal clearly highlights the learning outcomes for the attendees
  • * your proposal shows a clear breakup of your session timing

We strongly discourage tool authors from hijacking the conference to pitch their products.

Your tool (commercial or open-source) might have solved a hard problem, that the entire community is facing. We would love to hear about the problem and your technical solution. However please make sure you don't turn this into a marketing talk.

Compensation for speakers

Speakers will be compensated as follows:

60 or 90 minutes session 1 Free Conference Registration + 2 Hotel Night
45 minutes session 1 Free Conference Registration + 1 Hotel Night
20 minutes session 1 Free Conference Registration
< 20 minutes No Compensation

Speakers can contact sales@agilefaqs.com for discount code to register for the conference.

Compensation listed above is only for primary speakers. Co-presenters can avail a 25% discount on their registrations. Hotel nights are capped at 3 nights for speakers with multiple accepted sessions. They cannot be accumulated beyond the cap or transferred to another person. Free registrations cannot be accumulated or transferred.

Important Dates

Sponsors

Selenium & Reception Sponsor

Sauce Labs

Selenium Sponsor

BrowserStack

Platinum Sponsor

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Conference Bag Sponsor

IDeaS Revenue Solutions

Lunch Sponsor

Selenium Simplified

Additional Sponsor

Applitools

Become a Sponsor

SeConf is an open-source conference organized by members of the Selenium community on a volunteer-basis. We rely on corporate sponsorship to keep ticket prices low for attendees, as well as help cover the cost of venue, food, beverages, t-shirts, and more.

Listed below, you'll see, we offer a variety of sponsorship levels, each with their own benefits. And if you don't see a sponsorship level that fits your interests, just let us know! We're open to figuring out something that works for you and us.

Sponsorship Levels

  • Selenium Sponsor (Limited to 2)
  • Platinum Sponsor (Limited to 3)
  • Gold Sponsor (Limited to 4)
  • Conference Bag Sponsor (Limited to 1)
  • Conference T-Shirt Sponsor (Limited to 1)
  • Conference Book Sponsor (Limited to 1)
  • Conference Notepad Sponsor (Limited to 1)
  • Conference Pen Sponsor (Limited to 1)
  • Conference Reception Sponsor (Limited to 1)
  • Conference Lunch Sponsor (Limited to 2)
  • Track Sponsor (Limited to 4)

Checkout the Sponsor Deliverable page for important dates and stall setup details.

For questions about sponsorship or to view the 2014 sponsorship prospectus, please send an email to sponsors@seleniumconf.org.

Organising Team

Marcus Merrell

Marcus Merrell

Simon Stewart

Simon Stewart

Naresh Jain

Naresh Jain

Patrick Lightbody

Patrick Lightbody

Manoj Kumar K

Manoj Kumar K

Dave Haeffner

Dave Haeffner

Anand Bagmar

Anand Bagmar

Conference Venue

Official Host for SeConf 2014

Hotel Chancery Pavilion, a 5 Star Luxury Business Hotel, located in the heart of the city.

Hotel Address

The Chancery Pavilion Hotel Bangalore
#135, Residency Road, Bangalore - 560 025, India
Tel : +91-080-41-41-41-41
Fax : +91-080-41-41-42-42
www.chancerypavilion.com

Special Discount for Conference Attendees

We've worked out a special 10% discount on hotel rooms. (~4500 INR + Taxes for Superior Room.)

Directly book your hotel at this discounted price at:
https://bookings.ihotelier.com/bookings.jsp?groupID=1253836&hotelID=72066

Alternatively you can contact Ms. Shveta Datta, Asst. Sales Manager @ The Chancery Pavilion:
Email: sales.cp@chanceryhotels.com
CC: reservations.cp@chanceryhotels.com
Mobile: +91 99000 94659
Tel: +91 80 4141 4141

Budget Hotel

Hotel Grand Pavilion,
114, K.H. Road, (Lal Bagh Double Road)
Bangalore - 560027
(1.2 KMs from Conference Venue. Its a pleasant walk.)

Special Discount for Conference Attendees

Special 20% discount on hotel rooms. (~3050 INR Single Occupancy for Deluxe Room.)
To avail this discount contact Mr. S Umesh, Sales Manager @ The Grand Pavilion:
Email: sales@grandpavilion.in
Mobile: +91 80507 00020
Tel: +91 80 4131 6751/2/3

USE "SeConf" CODE TO AVAIL THIS DISCOUNT

VISA for Entering India

We recommend all foreign delegates (speakers & participants) apply for a tourist visa. This is the safest, cheapest and most hassle-free visa. All you need is your confirmed flight tickets and hotel confirmation to apply for this visa.

Current citizens of Cambodia, Finland, Japan, Laos, Luxembourg, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam can get a "Tourist Visa On Arrival". Its valid for 30 days, for single entry and is available only at the international airports at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Kolkata. Citizens from other countries are required to apply for the visa before hand. Give at least 3 weeks for the visa process. Some agencies that can help you

Please do not apply for Conference Visa. This visa is only applicable for government run conferences.