April 28, 2016

STAR East is streaming their software testing conference for Free!

Can't attend next week's excellent software testing conference, STAR East, in Orlando, Florida?

STAR East will be live streaming their Wednesday May 4th and Thursday May 5th session (8:30 am to 5:30 pm) for Free!


From STAR East's Press Release

"The STAREAST (Software Testing Analysis & Review East) Virtual Conference will be streaming live on May 4–5, 2016, from the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld® in Orlando, FL. The free virtual conference will focus on software testing and quality. Attendees can watch keynote presentations, industry technical presentations, and various speaker interviews as they are happening live. Plus, attendees will be able to visit the virtual Expo and learn about the most recent solutions from top industry providers.

"This year’s keynote speakers include renowned testing professionals: Keith Klain from Doran Jones, David Dang from Zenergy Technologies, TechWell’s own Lee Copeland, Independent Consultant, Isabel Evans, and Dawn Haynes from PerfTestPlus, Inc.
Keynote presentations include topics such as Lessons Learned in (Selling) Software Testing, Open Source Test Automation: Riding the Second Wave, The Evolution of a Software Tester: From Novice to Practitioner, Telling Our Testing Stories, and Lightning Strikes the Keynotes.

" 'We are excited to host STAREAST Virtual 2016, the eighth virtual event held with the STAR conferences, which will bring our conference straight to the desktops and mobile devices of software testers across the world', said Alison Wade, TechWell President Conferences, Training and Consulting.

"Visit https://stareast.techwell.com/program/free-virtual-conference for more information on the STAREAST Virtual Conference"."

... So that's what STAR stands for: Software Testing Analysis & Review. I had been wondering about that. I wonder if they are affiliated with the EuroSTAR Software Testing Conferences coming up in October 2016?

About STAR East:


"STAREAST is one of the longest-running, and most respected conferences on software testing and quality assurance. The event week features over 100 learning and networking opportunities and covers a wide variety of some of the most in-demand topics: Test Management. Test Techniques. Test Automation. Agile Testing. DevOps & Testing. Testing the Internet of Things. Mobile Testing. Testing Metrics. Cloud Testing. Performance Testing"


Speakers:

The schedule of speakers for the Virtual Conference can be found at: https://stareast.techwell.com/program/free-virtual-conference

... Personally, the three speakers I am most looking forward to, being a new automation developer using Selenium and Java are...

Open Source Test Automation: Riding the Second Wave
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am
https://stareast.techwell.com/program/keynotes/open-source-test-automation-riding-second-wave
David Dang | Zenergy Technologies

"After the first wave of open source test automation tools like Fitnesse and Watir, we are now in a stronger, second wave led by Selenium-based frameworks. This powerful swell, fueled by a major shift toward web-based applications on desktops and mobile devices, is changing how corporations tackle software test automation. Add in a desire to replace old-guard, commercial tools in favor of newer technology with lower costs, we may have a perfect storm. However, with different technologies come new challenges...." Learn More

Effective and Efficient Mobile Testing in an Agile Environment | Keynote by Dynatrace Industry Technical Presentation
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm
https://stareast.techwell.com/program/effective-and-efficient-mobile-testing-agile-environment-keynote-dynatrace-industry
Rachel Obstler, Eric Elkins | Keynote by Dynatrace

"If it were easy to produce high-quality mobile apps, everyone would be doing it. But mobile development is tough. Consumers expect constant enhancements and a great experience on an ever-growing variety of devices. Many mobile app development teams are turning to agile to meet the time-to-market and quality demands of their customers. But these same teams often focus on changing the development (coding) process, and neglect the testing. In this session, we’ll discuss and show real examples of how to best carry out the major phases of testing within the mobile agile process, including unit..." Learn More

The Evolution of a Software Tester: From Novice to Practitioner
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 4:15pm to 5:15pm
https://stareast.techwell.com/program/keynotes/evolution-software-tester-novice-practitioner
Dawn Haynes | PerfTestPlus, Inc.

"Once upon a time, Dawn Haynes was a software tester. Now she’s most often found in the classroom, helping others tackle the same day-to-day challenges that she has encountered on projects for the past thirty years. Dawn now recognizes that, although she had great instincts about testing that initially made her incredibly clever and effective at breaking software, it’s been the subtle questions, mantras, and foibles she’s encountered throughout her career that demonstrate how wrong some of her testing ideas have been. Now, Dawn reflects on how committed she was to those fledgling assertions..." Learn More

All STAR Conferences Coming Up:

STAR East:
May 1 - May 6, 2016
Orlando, FL
Renaissance Orlando at Sea World

STAR West
October 2 - October 7, 2016
Anaheim, CA
Disneyland Hotel

STAR Canada
October 23 - October 27, 2016
Toronto, Canada
Hyatt Regency Toronto

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  • "Learn — Through respected software conferences, expert-led training classes, and in-depth online resources, TechWell offers multiple ways to learn about methods, technologies, and tools software professionals need to design, develop, test, and deliver great software.
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