Dan Cuellar is the creator of the open source mobile automation framework Appium, and Head of Testing at Foodit. Previously, he headed the test organizations for Shazam Entertainment in London and Zoosk in San Francisco, and worked as a software engineer on Microsoft Outlook for Mac, and other products in the Microsoft Office suite. He is an advocate of open source technologies and technical software testing. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, with a minor in Music Technology, from the world renowned School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Appium has quickly become the most popular open source mobile test automation framework. Along the way, mistakes were made, lessons were learned, and occasionally we got things right. I’ve put together a collection of stories and lessons that I’d like to share with others to share how Appium triggered a revolution towards open source in the automated mobile testing space and to help everyone manage, contribute to, and consume open source software projects more effectively.