Federico Toledo - TF 2023

TestFlix 2023 - Federico Toledo

'TestFlix 2023' - Esteemed Speaker

Federico Toledo

Co-founder and Chief Quality Officer at Abstracta

Atomic Talk Title: Non functional testing for testers


We typically distinguish between functional and non-functional testing, which might mislead to under prioritize some important aspects of the quality of the application we are testing. In many cases when the system is not secure, performant or accessible, its functionality is affected or it’s not functional at all. In this talk, I will show techniques and tools that we use that will help you improve your ability to observe the system while you are performing functional testing in order to provide feedback about the so-called “non-functional” properties.

Talk Takeaways

  • How to unveil non functional risks while doing testing (QA).
  • Basics of performance, security and accessibility.
  • Some tools you can use to start learning.

Speaker Bio


In 2008, Federico co-founded Abstracta (www.abstracta.us), a company that is dedicated to providing testing services and creating development tools that help simplify software testing tasks.

Federico holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the School of Computer UCLM, in Spain, and he completed his undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering at the University of the Republic in Uruguay.

Since he started testing in 2005, he has participated in functional, automated and performance testing projects as an analyst, tester and project leader. He co-founded Abstracta Academy and Apptim (formerly, Monkop).

In 2014, he published the first testing book entirely in Spanish called “Introduction to Information Systems Testing”. He co-founded and collaborates in the Nahual project (www.nahual.uy), a non-profit organization for social inclusion through an education in software testing, and TestingUY (www.testinguy.org), the biggest testing conference in Latin America.

In 2019 he moved to California, USA, with his wife who is a researcher at UC Berkeley.

In 2021 Federico graduated from the Stanford + LBAN SLEI, a 10-week program dedicated to Latino Entrepreneurs focused on how to scale their business.

In 2022 he moved back to Uruguay and started in a new position as a Chief Quality Officer.

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