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Understanding the business side of testing is as important as amplifying our approaches and techniques. In this track you will learn how to effectively lead diverse test teams, communicate with stakeholders, and advocate for testing.

PerfBytes Live at STPCon Fall 2016

Join Us Wednesday night for a LIVE Podcast from STPCon! Ever had a question about performance testing? Ever wanted to just complain about the lack of load testing on your favorite websites as they buckle and crash under heavy load? Come and join the live audience of the PerfBytes podcast! Win prizes, learn about performance […]

KEYNOTE: Test (R)evolution II: An Expert Panel on Software Testing

Recorded September 6th, 2016 Recorded August 12, 2016 The world is evolving faster now than any generation before. We are seeing technology grow exponentially and are moving from simple information systems to complex internet of things, mobile technology, and multiple variations of complex systems, services, and products. As testers, we are being called on to […]

KEYNOTE: Anyone Can Cook — Is the Same True for Test Automation?

Manual testing is becoming increasingly more complex, causing companies to realize they can help testers be more effective and efficient at their job by automating appropriate tasks. But let’s face it: Test automation is scary and still new to many QA departments. Many are unclear about where to begin: Do you need a degree or […]

Workshop: The Absolute & Final Workshop to Everything You Will Ever Need to Know and Learn About Software Testing in Under 3 hours with Money Back Guarantee and Life Time Technical Support® (Batteries Not Included, Some Restrictions May Apply, It Is our Way to Say Thank You)

Wouldn’t it be nice if such a thing was possible? Unfortunately, reality feels more complicated. In the domain of software testing you often need to guide yourself. As a software tester there are many things you need to know and there are very few opportunities for formal education. There is a high expectation on you […]

Don’t Ignore the Man Behind the Curtain

Just as in the Wizard of Oz–where all the great pyrotechnics going on in public were controlled by the wizard hidden behinds the curtain—so in QA all the great quality that the customer sees is controlled by the QA professional. If you ignore the “Wizard” you do so at the risk of compromising Quality. Are […]

KEYNOTE: State of the Net

Technology around us is changing faster than ever. We’ve already become dependent of our digital devices, and this is just the beginning. As connected devices open new opportunities for imagination, they also open up new opportunities for online criminals. Where are we today? Where are we going? And how are we ever going to ensure […]

Roundtable: Upskilling the Testers

Many organizations claim to have “world-class test teams” and that everyone is at their peak performance. This is a good theory, and motivating for teams at times. Based on Pareto’s Law of 80/20, it is likely that this is not the case. It’s more likely that 80% of the critical work is being done by […]

The Tester’s Role: Balancing Technical Acumen and User Advocacy

Ten years ago, many of us started our careers in testing, generally moving from a different internal role. It was common for people who were product users to be hired to jump start their technical career. Now, we see the growth of tester positions that require coding experience or a computer science degree with little […]