Step Ahead Tech STEM workshop
August 16, 2023

Step Ahead Tech & Perfecto: Takeaways from the STEM Workshop

Mobile Application Development

On July 18th, Thomas Haver, Perfecto champion from M&T Bank, volunteered at Step Ahead Tech, a charity focused on STEM education for children of refugees. Along with Automation Senior Software Engineer Rodney Gates, they led a group of kids between the ages of 12-17 through a STEM workshop on automated testing using Perfecto Scriptless Mobile

The event was a success. The results showed that if scriptless test automation can be learned in a one-day STEM workshop, the adoption of this testing will be just as easy for anyone in a professional organization.  

Below we will explore some highlights and takeaways of the STEM workshop as well as take a closer look at the benefits of Perfecto Scriptless Mobile. 

Thomas Haver leads kids in the Step Ahead Tech STEM workshop

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About the Step Ahead Tech & Perfecto STEM Workshop

Around two dozen kids were in attendance for the STEM workshop with Step Ahead Tech. The workshop began with Thomas Haver and Rodney Gates showing the group how to perform manual testing using a simple example. Next, they taught the group how to perform scriptless testing using Perfecto Scritpless Mobile. Perfecto provided a demo cloud that allowed the kids access to Perfecto Scriptless Mobile for the day. Thomas Haver and Rodney Gates led them through the process of app installation (taking recommendations from the kids of which apps to use), testing on the platform, and finally, the creation of a scriptless automated test. 

Step Ahead Tech STEM workshop - learning Perfecto Scriptless Mobile

The session concluded with each group of kids building their own automation script for their favorite apps using a few simple demos.

Key takeaway: If children can be introduced to the Scriptless platform and successfully script for themselves within a few hours, anyone at any organization can do the same! 

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Perfecto Scriptless Mobile Can Be Learned In One Day

The beauty of Perfecto Scriptless Mobile is its accessibility. With Perfecto Scriptless Mobile, testing teams can streamline testing for even the most complex native mobile use cases, including:

  • Biometric Authentication
  • Image Injection
  • Network Virtualization
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • Quality Visibility
  • Mobile UX Measurements
  • Test Coverage
  • Accessibility

Perfecto Scriptless Mobile significantly speeds up test creation and simplifies the process, enabling even non-technical team members (and kids!) to execute tests effectively. The simple and intuitive drag-and-drop functionality and its support for conditional logic, grouping, checkpoints, looping, and many more functionalities allows for a seamless user experience for anyone on the team. Furthermore, no prior coding knowledge is needed to successfully utilize Perfecto Scriptless Mobile, which saves teams time and resources. 

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Bottom Line

As you can see, if one of Perfecto’s clients was able to teach a group of kids how to write a scriptless automated test in a one-day STEM workshop, certainly anyone at a professional organization can also learn it. Perfecto Scriptless Mobile makes it all the easier, with its intuitive drag-and-drop functionality, scalability, extensive reporting, and around-the-clock support.

If you are ready to start automating tests using Perfecto Scriptless Mobile, you will be able to start automating faster, save on resources, and free up time to focus on your business goals.

You will also gain access to Perfecto’s digital lab, which includes:

Instant access to 3000+ real devices.Test real-world conditions, including network, battery level, device orientation, and more. Get instant access to any new mobile device, platform, and web OS permutation.24/7 support.Same-day access to new devices and versions.And more


Start testing with Perfecto Scriptless Mobile today by signing up for a free 14-day trial.


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