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Know Before You Go to STPCon Fall 2016
Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to join us at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel! Below, you will find some last minute travel tips and reminders before you head out for the Software Test Professionals Conference Fall 2016.


Welcome to STPCon

STPCon Registration & Information Desk

Please plan on checking in and picking up your conference materials at our on-site registration desk, located on the 37th floor (Sunday-Tuesday) or 2nd floor (Wednesday-Thursday) of the Sheraton Dallas Hotel – just look for our signs in the lobby and 2nd floor. The registration desk is open during the following hours:

  • 9/18 – 37th Floor 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • 9/19 – 37th Floor 7:30am – 5:00pm
  • 9/20 – 37th Floor 7:30am – 5:00pm
  • 9/21 – 2nd Floor 7:30am – 5:30pm
  • 9/22 – 2nd Floor 7:30am – 5:00pm

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Download the Speaker Presentations Before You Go

Download, print and review speaker presentations now to help you decide which sessions you would like to attend. These handouts are available for immediate download. For access, go to STPCon.com/F16-Presentations. This is a protected page intended for registrants of the conference only. Check your email for the “STPCon Know-B4U-Go” email – it contains the password to access these presentations. Don’t see this email? Contact us for registration verification and we will provide you with the password.


STPCon Workshop Requirements

Workshop Requirements

There are a few workshops that require configurations or installation of software to participate. If you are planning on attending the workshops below, please take time to review the following workhop requirements.

7 Metrics to Use to Identify Vulnerable Code

  1. Please read this message from workshop leader – Paul Merrill: Workshop-Attendees-Message.pdf
  2. VM: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/80038324/BF-VirtualMachine.zip

Selenium – Advanced Best Practices – Hands On!

  1. Laptop with an IDE installed
  2. Git
  3. Required compilation resources for your language of choice (for example, Maven for Java, npm for Javascript, etc)

Hands on Testing with Proxies

  1. Please install the latest version of Charles Proxy from: https://www.charlesproxy.com/
  2. The Absolute & Final Workshop to Everything You Will Ever Need to Know

The Absolute & Final Workshop to Everything You Will Ever Need to Know…

  1. Laptop
  2. Something to write with
  3. Something to write on

Certification: ASTQB Certified Mobile Tester

  1. Important Information, please read:
    ASTQB-MobileTesterFoundation.pdf

Certification: ISTQB Foundation Level Extension Agile Tester

  1. Important Information, please read:
    ISTQB-Found-Level-EXT-Agile-Tester.pdf
  2. Important Information, please read:
    ISTQB-Found-EXT-Agile-Exercise-Handout.pdf

Certification: ISTQB Test Engineering Foundation Level Training

  1. Important Information, please read:
    For-Those-Pursuing-Certification.pdf
  2. Important Information, please read:
    ISTQB-Cert-Tester-Engineer-Foundation.pdf

What to Pack for STPCon

Recommended Attire/What to Pack

All attendees are encouraged to dress business casual. Hotel meeting rooms are generally kept a little cool, so a sweater or light jacket can be useful during the sessions.

STPCon Welcome Reception & Sponsor Showcase: Attire for the reception is business casual. The reception will be held in the Austin Ballroom (2nd Floor) Wednesday 9/21 – 5:30-7:30pm.


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Plan Your Meals

STPCon Fall 2016 will provide the following meals during the conference:

  • Sunday, 9/18: Breakfast, Lunch & Beverage Breaks (Certification registrants only)
  • Monday, 9/19: Breakfast, Lunch & Beverage Breaks (Workshop registrants only)
  • Tuesday, 9/20: Breakfast, Lunch & Beverage Breaks (Workshop registrants only) + Meet & Greet Reception on the 38th floor – Chaparral Ball Room
  • Wednesday, 9/21: Breakfast, Lunch & Beverage Breaks + STPCon Welcome Reception
  • Thursday, 9/22: Breakfast, Lunch & Beverage Breaks

Weather - Dallas - STPCon

Weather

Dallas weather is generally very predictable this time of year.  Please check the 10 Day forecast prior to leaving your home to gain an idea of what to expect. Currently, the highs are expected to be in the mid to high 80’s during the day and in the low 70’s at night. There is a 10-20% chance for scattered thunderstorms each day.


Arriving at STPCon

Arriving in Dallas, TX

When arriving at one of the two Dallas area airports; Dallas Love Feild – DAL or Dallas/Ft. Worth – DFW, you will be happy to know that there are several ways to get to the conference hotel, including taxis and public transportation. For more information on transportation to the hotel see the Sheraton Dallas Hotel transportation page.


Hotel Address:
Sheraton Dallas Hotel | 400 North Olive Street | Dallas, Texas, 75201
+1.214.922.8000 (Hotel) | 866.716.8134 (Reservations)


Arriving at STPCon

Dallas Area Rapid Transit system or DART

The Sheraton Dallas Hotel is right on the orange line on the Dallas Area Rapid Transit system or DART. Hop on at either airport and hop off at the PEARL/ARTS DISTRICT STATION. Check the Orange line schedule here.
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Parking at the Shraton

Parking at the Sheraton

Local Attendees: Will you be driving and need to park during the day? Check with the registration desk to see if the hotel is providing parking vouchers/discounts to attendees during STPCon. Learn more about parking rates on the hotel transportation and parking page. Parking rates are $23/4+ hours self park and $31/8+ hours valet parking. Don’t forget, the Sheraton Dallas Hotel is right on the orange line on the Dallas Area Rapid Transit system or DART.



Is There Anything We Can Assist You With?

ContactIf there is any assistance we can offer prior to the conference to make your experience as enjoyable and worthwhile as possible, please don’t hesitate to contact our Customer Service Center:

Software Test Professionals
Phone: +1.877.257.9531
Email: info@softwaretestpro.com
Website www.STPCon.com.

We look forward to seeing you soon!