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Glen Jarvis glen at glenjarvis.com
Thu Jun 27 17:23:15 CEST 2013

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Main Presentation

Topic: Using Python to validate file conversions

Comparing "reasonable likeness" between two file types is a daunting task
and often relegated to human verification (read: a person viewing the two
files at the same time).  However when the expectation is to compare
50,000,000+ files, automation is the only feasible answer.
This presentation will walk you through the steps and pitfalls I
encountered while building an automated pipeline to validate the conversion
of eTextbooks in the PDF format to HTML5.  Of course, Python and PIL were
the perfect tools to get the job done!

*Speaker: Jim Kellas*
Jim Kellas has over 14 years of software testing experience and specializes
in load and performance testing.  With experience in small startups and
large organizations, he's run the gamut of fighting fires in the trenches
and testing prolonged feature sets for scale and optimization.

To stay up-to-date on the latest testing processes and technologies, Jim
runs a monthly test-oriented
a group membership ~400 strong.
Jim currently works for Chegg.com and focuses his energy on helping the
company grow past the early startup phase and into a highly scalable and
well-oiled machine.


"Pursue, keep up with, circle round and round your life as a dog does his
master's chase. Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it,
unearth it, and gnaw it still."

--Henry David Thoreau
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