Kylie Schleicher

Kylie Schleicher

Kansas City, MO

Kylie Schleicher is a managing director, technology at VML where she is responsible for the strategies and standards used to verify applications and digital experiences. With 18 years in the discipline, Kylie is dedicated to relentlessly improving the quality assurance practice. She works to evolve approaches to quality to streamline validation and improve delivery confidence.

Kylie is a graduate from Baker University and a Certified Manager of Software Quality (CMSQ). Outside of work, she enjoys weekend renovation projects, reading, spending time with her family, and live music.

Kylie's Sessions

  • Mechanics and Moxie: Modernizing Quality Assurance

    Never the darling of IT, quality assurance has often been recognized only for defects that made it to production, cited as a bottleneck to delivery, or put forward as a discipline easily replaced by tasks for developers. As a result we see many quality assurance departments become stagnant with tools and approaches that do not provide the fast feedback or depth of validation necessary to keep pace with the ever-changing landscape of technology and development techniques.

    Transforming quality assurance may seem overwhelming, even impossible. But this is not an all-or-nothing approach. Explore techniques you can use to incite change while continuing to test in-flight projects, and navigate the complex chain of tools to modernize your testing. Everything does not need to change, but there's a good chance something does - even if it is just your state of mind.

    Speaker: Kylie Schleicher

  • The Thrill of the Hunt: The Return to Exploratory Testing

    Some of the most interesting stories come from the career paths of software testers. What did you do before you started testing? Everyone has a before. Everyone has a moment they can point to when they realized quality assurance was something they might enjoy, and that it was an actual job. Then, came test automation.

    Automation divided the discipline into distinct groups: pro-manual, pro-automation, and bored.

    How can exploratory testing re-ignite a discipline and pave the way for more to choose testing as a career path?

    Speaker: Kylie Schleicher