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Koray YitmenPresident @ Turkish Testing Board, GA Member @ ISTQB®

Opening Speech of TestIstanbul 2023

How to build a lightning speed software? Lessons learned from the superhero, Flash!

Flash, the superhero, can move, think, and react at light speeds; run incredible distances; make Quantum tunneling; heal more rapidly than an average human; travel through time; has invisible aura around their respective bodies that protects them. Do you think Flash needs performance improvement?  What if he has to compete with someone who is as fast as he is.

In this presentation, we will explore the performance needs and when and how to act on them. We will find the answers of the below questions:

  • How to build a lightning speed software? Lessons learned from the superhero, Flash!
  • Does superhero Flash need performance improvement?
  • Is having short response times enough for a high performing application and a good user experience?
  • Which principle do you care the most when conducting performance testing?
  • Which of the below performance test types are used in your company?
  • What are the most common system performance problems you’ve encountered while conducting your performance tests?
  • What are the most common misunderstandings about performance testing?

About Koray Yitmen

Koray Yitmen is the president of Turkish Testing Board, a member of International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB), the member of ISTQB general assembly, the president of User Experience Professionals’ Association (UXPA) Istanbul chapter, and the board member of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) Istanbul chapter.

As a business partner, Koray has led many multi-national, cross-functional teams in the banking, telecommunications, insurance, media, and information technology (IT) industries for almost 20 years. Challenged by the diversity of his projects’ cultural, domain, and people issues, Koray has succeeded by putting the needs of his projects’ target users first.

In 2000, he started his career as a technology consultant at Accenture (formerly Arthur Andersen). Having worked at Accenture, he has been the business partner of Keytorc Software Testing Services, BA-Works Business Analysis Services, UXservices UX Design Company, Continium Enterprise DevOps Services, and Explori Employee Experience Design Company since 2005. He has a B.S. in Computer Science and an MBA in Entrepreneurship. He is a strong advocate of the business motto “Quality is not tested, but built” and tries to implement this motto in every IT project in which he is involved. His greatest happiness of life is giving back to the community.

His published books are “Bilgi Teknolojilerinin Başarısı için Yazılım Testi – İş Analizi – Kullanılabilirlik”,  “Business Analysis, Software Testing, Usability : A Quick Guide Book for Better Project Management and Faster IT Career”, and “Yazılım Test Teknikleri”.

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