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STAREAST Virtual+ 2020 - Industry Technical Presentations

Wednesday, May 6


Explore the unknown with Exploratory Testing

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Several different approaches have become hot topics in the Software Testing community. Hopefully, Exploratory Testing has not gone unnoticed! Exploratory Testing is an approach where a tester freely explores the system with intent, in a creative and critical manner, learning continuously throughout the process and using that insight to perform and leverage additional testing. Join Sérgio to learn: What is Exploratory Testing and its benefits - How to optimize your testing strategy with Exploratory Testing - How to share findings with the whole team and track coverage in Jira - How to...


AsyncAPI: A Field Guide for Event-Driven Architecture

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

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Boost Quality in DevOps Pipelines with Agile Test Management

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

The right test management approach can significantly improve DevOps processes and outcomes. DevOps requires that testing teams build continuous quality into the DevOps pipeline, which for many teams represents a significant evolution of current and legacy processes. What you might not realize is how agile test management can be used to facilitate many of those changes. Join Tricentis for its Boost Quality in DevOps Pipelines with Agile Test Management session to learn how to put agile test management into action to modernize testing, improve DevOps workflows and further DevOps success.


How to Eliminate Escaped Defects With a Proven Test Automation Coverage Strategy

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

No matter how good their test automation framework is, QA managers and engineers still get blamed whenever defects escape to production. This begs the question, why are critical defects — whether functional or non functional — escaping to production? In this live virtual session, Eran Kinsbruner, Chief Evangelist at Perfecto by Perforce, will uncover the root causes behind escaped defects in traditional testing cycles. Eran will provide a prescriptive and proven approach to building a solid test automation coverage strategy that reduces such risks.


Strategy vs. Tactical Testing: Actions for Today, Plans for Tomorrow

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Chuck Schneider from Cerner Corporation will share his 6 pillars for strategic planning in testing and help you navigate the necessary pivot towards tactical execution when faced with a survival situation. Chuck will provide a clear, 4-step guide on how to quickly develop and implement a tactical testing plan to avoid the pitfalls of a delayed response. In this presentation you will discover how to harness your strengths, achieve focus, and deliver results in times of incredible change.


Sauce Labs

An Introduction to Sauce Labs: Ensuring a World of Digital Confidence

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Digital organizations understand that digital confidence is crucial to winning market share. To achieve this, continuous testing is a requirement. But as quality scales, how can you ensure that it won’t impact your development pipeline?

Join Sarah Petrie, Senior Solutions Engineer, from Sauce Labs as they demonstrate how our Continuous Testing Cloud helps organizations build digital confidence with:

A platform to test on any platform or device from anywhereOptions to test throughout your development pipelineData to help improve your testing practiceAnd more!

Learn why Sauce Labs...


The Next Generation Quality Assurance Platform

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

The effort to manually test, create and maintain scripts is the single greatest bottleneck to your software delivery. Join Virtuoso as we explore how we've taken innovative concepts mixed with the latest cutting edge technology wrapped in a single platform that is simple to use.

We'll explain how your team can create test automation for web based applications using natural language with our codeless, self-healing technology.

In the presentation you'll learn: How to quickly and easily create data driven, self healing tests in simple natural language How Virtuoso enables...

Micro Focus
Micro Focus

How AI is Revolutionizing Software Test Automation

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Test Automation is considered one of the key aspects to deliver the speed and reliability of any continuous delivery pipeline and yet organizations recognize that on average 20-30% of their testing is fully automated. When asked about their major challenges to increasing automation coverage, the lack of proper skill sets combined with the cost of building and maintaining automation assets are at the top of the priority list. In this session, learn how Micro Focus is using Artificial Intelligence to deliver revolutionary advances in functional testing that will enable testers to easily keep...

Andrew Pollner
ASTQB - American Software Testing Qualifications Board

Getting Ahead With Testing Certifications!

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

Testing certifications continue to evolve with new ones being introduced and existing ones being updated. As the US board for ISTQB, ASTQB develops all exams and accredits all courses for the United States. Learn about the most recent certifications that have been introduced and those that have been updated. Let us show you how these are relevant to you and your professional development in software testing.


An Effective Test Approach for Multinational SAP Commerce Cloud Projects

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

Testing large-scale and multinational eCommerce projects is always challenging. We will show you a scenario which involve migration of legacy platform and rollout of different business models and touch points. The challenges may come from the technical side or from the project management perspective. We will share with you our experience in addressing and mitigating these challenges. By addressing these challenges, we were able to help our clients rolling out large-scale eCommerce platforms successfully.

Chris Colosimo

Optimize Performance Testing with a Shift-Left Approach

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

Today’s agile testing teams require a solid strategy for building and executing test cases earlier in their sprints to obtain the fast feedback required for iterative development. Unfortunately, when it comes to performance testing, most organizations complete this practice at the end of development cycles due to constraints in the test environment. Taking a shift-left approach to performance testing can identify API and UI issues earlier in the development lifecycle and reduce the cost of remediating defects once the application is fully built. This session will help you learn how to...

Thursday, May 7


What's Keeping You from Achieving Continuous Testing?

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

By definition, you can't do continuous delivery without deploying continuous testing. Join me as we discuss how evolving testing practices can eliminate bottlenecks in your pipeline so quality keeps pace with Agile development and customer expectations. We'll show you some simple ways to shift quality left and keep testing in sprint. Lower your release risk and improve quality through automation and orchestration--we'll show you how.

Jonathan Kauffman
Coveros, Inc.

The (Source of) Truth Will Set You Free (To Test)

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

Are you a tester working within a regulated environment? Do you spend more time on documentation than you do on actually verifying the system? If so, please attend this session to learn how Jonathan Kauffman helped a bio-medical device company move from managing test cases with monolithic Word documents to using Zephyr for JIRA. Jonathan will also describe the test automation framework that he developed so that the team could reduce their manual test execution burden, and will discuss how he created a feature file generation tool so that Zephyr for JIRA could serve as the source of truth...

Jeff Williams
Contrast Security

Practical DevSecOps Using Security Instrumentation

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

The traditional “outside in” scanning and firewalling approach to application security has failed. After decades of attempts to improve software security, vulnerability rates are still staggering while attacks are increasing in volume and severity. We need a new approach to security that doesn’t slow development or hamper innovation. In this talk, we will show how you can ensure software security from the “inside out” by leveraging the power of software instrumentation. Unlike scanning and firewalling, this approach establishes a safe and powerful way for development, security, and...

Jamie Moore
Mobile Labs

Mobile Testing in Today’s Environment

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 11:15am to 12:15pm

Due to the worldwide outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the majority of enterprise organizations are taking precautions to protect employees from illness and to help control the spread of this illness.

One key protective measure is requiring employees to work remotely, often from their own homes. But how does WFH (work from home) affect operations in your mobile testing lab? How can you continue to release apps and updates on time from remote locations? Is it still possible to collaborate with team members and to access the required mobile devices critical for testing while at home...

Aspire Systems

Multi-Layered Test Automation Approach - What, Why and How?

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 11:15am to 12:15pm

Implementing quality engineering in an agile environment is no longer feasible with legacy testing approaches. It requires a quantum leap forward - a holistic change across multiple levels of an organization to strike the right balance between application quality and time-to-market. Hyper-Testing is an agile and unified approach towards designing and executing a test automation strategy that covers end-to-end testing of all application layers. The end result is overall improvement in quality of defects, early detection of defects, lower Cost of Quality (CoQ), and faster time to market....


Tips for Managing a Remote Technology Team

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 11:15am to 12:15pm

The typical responsibility of a leader is amplified when managing a remote team, as the convenience factor is suddenly gone. Operating at a distance requires more conscious effort and often times new ways of conducting typical managerial activities. In this session, we’ll explore some of the best practices to ensure your teams are productive, engaged, and performing at their best. Working at home can be as effective, if not more so, than traditional office arrangements when given the proper CARE they deserve.

HCL Software
Chris Haggan
HCL Technologies

Messing Up Your APIs and How to Fix Them

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

HCL Software’s OneTest team was tasked with a challenge — creating a new, server-based platform for testers, while including a range of open REST-based APIs.

Despite years of experience testing other peoples’ APIs, not everyone on the team understood what it took to build an externally facing API.

Hear about our failures at building understandable, performant and testable APIs, and how we actively changed our culture to facilitate better communication between the API developers and consumers. Also learn how we incorporated testability into our process so that we co easily...


Create a Culture of Quality Across Your Development Team

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

As more software teams are adopting continuous integration and continuous delivery, application testing has been a growing concern. It’s difficult for QA teams to keep up with the amount and frequency of tests. It doesn’t help that these teams are relying on tools and manual testing practices that are not built to keep up with this new pace of development. It’s the perfect opportunity for QA teams to take more of an advisory role by helping to orchestrate testing in the dev workflow and advocating for a culture of quality across their organization. Join this session to learn:


AI Appstore, Inc.

Getting Started with AI

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

How do you train an AI bot to do your software testing? Integrating AI into your testing activities can be intimidating, but in reality, it is pretty easy, and it just takes some understanding and work. Learn how to directly apply AI to real-world testing problems without having a Ph.D. in computer science. Jennifer will share a wide survey of all the different ways AI is applied to software testing today. Get some hands-on experience using AI with a testing focus with no coding skills required. Whether you are just AI-Curious or want to reap the benefits of AI-based testing approaches on...