Watir Day 2011

Thank you for making Watir Day 2011 a success!


(listed in alphabetical order):


Automation Simplified

The Automation Company

The Automation Company

Convio is hiring!

Convio is hiring!



Opera Software

Opera Software


Cross-browser testing with Selenium in the cloud



Tacit Knowledge

5 time zones. 1 objective.


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The Watir and Selenium teams are working together to use common technology for the next generations of both projects. Many key Watir contributors will be participating in the Selenium Conference in April in San Francisco.

Since so many people on the Watir team will be San Francisco, we’ve set aside one day to focus on the Watir project. We are planning a day of talks and collaboration from Watir & Selenium developers and users at the same venue as the Conference on Sunday the 3rd of April, the day before Selenium Conference 2011 begins.


Please visit the Watir Day Wiki to find detailed information about the day and share information about yourself.


The following speakers are confirmed. For full details please see the speakers page. In alphabetical order:

  • Andreas Tolfsen: Opera Software: Watir 3 and the future
  • Bret Pettichord: Convio: Opening & Host
  • Hugh McGowan: Convio: Testing with Vision
  • Marek Jastrzebski: Convio: Domain Specific Watir Page Objects
  • Simon Stewart: Google: WebDriver
  • Tim Koopmans: Altentee: WatirGrid
  • Željko Filipin: WA Research: Adventures in Promoting Watir
  • Bret Pettichord: Convio, Charley Baker: Watir roadmap and future


Please see the Watir Day Schedule


  • Sunday April 3, 2011 from 9 am till approximately 5 pm


Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
609 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA


  • Bret Pettichord, Director (bret at pettichord.com)
  • Charley Baker, Lead Developer (charley.baker at gmail.com)
  • Alister Scott, Watir Web Master (alister.scott at gmail.com)

13 thoughts on “Watir Day 2011

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  2. Hello,

    I have signed up for the selenium conference and would also like to participate in your event. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area so no travel/hotel reservation issues . What is the procedure for participating at this event?

    PS: I couldn’t find any simple way of contacting Charley or Bret.

  3. If you are planning to come, please register on eventbrite or else submit a speaking proposal. Links to each are on the page above. Looking forward to seeing you in April!

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