STAREAST 2020 - Career Building | TechWell

STAREAST Virtual+ 2020 - Career Building

Wednesday, May 6

Dell EMC
AI Appstore, Inc.

Rise of the Relationship Worker: Being a Better Human in the Age of AI

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 2:45pm to 3:45pm

In the six decades since its first usage, the term Knowledge Worker has become synonymous with Software Engineers. With an almost singular emphasis on STEM skills, and an excused lack of people skills, the reputation of the successful software engineer evolved into that of the genius in a cubicle. Two factors have caused us to re-examine the relative importance of hard and soft skills in Software Engineering. First, the very nature of how we produce software changed dramatically with the advent of Agile practices compelling us to develop software…socially. Second, Automation and AI...

Thursday, May 7

Chloe Chen
Upland Software

From Rookie Tester to Automation Ace

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 9:45am to 10:45am

Performing repeated manual regression can take its toll. Even if you have great knowledge of the product and are putting it to good use, is it the best use of your knowledge and skill set? There's a better way, and its name is automation. Chloe Chen will take you on the adventure of what she did to make the transition from rookie tester to automation ace. She'll share lessons learned from her early failures, like using the wrong tool, automating the wrong software, and locking up the office phone system while automating answering calls. From targeted skill-building to knowledge adoption to...


Emotional Intelligence in Software Testing

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Emotional intelligence has risen to a high level of prominence in corporate and cultural conversations. Quality professionals have a unique opportunity to benefit their teams by refining their nontechnical skills in the categories of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management. Honing these skills can mitigate real-world challenges in the QA workplace, such as schedule pressures and rapidly changing priorities; feeling unheard or silenced; facing blame, disrespect, or lack of trust; or feeling left out of the loop on information critical to your...

Sarala Pandey
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Ashtha Singh

Uplifting Future Leaders through Code Camps

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

This summer, a Young Women in Tech code camp was held in Columbus, Ohio, for members of the Bhutanese–Nepali refugee community. More than a dozen experts in technology volunteered to teach girls ages 13 to 17 about career options within technology, including computer programming, accessibility, user-centered design processes, cyber security, photo editing, software development, and desktop management. The training was supplemented by college admissions officers providing education guidance and a course on resume building, and the entire camp was sponsored by a local community college and...