STAREAST 2020 - Career & Personal Development | TechWell

STAREAST Virtual+ 2020 - Career & Personal Development

Monday, May 4

AI Appstore, Inc.

Testing Leadership IQ

Monday, May 4, 2020 - 1:30pm to 5:00pm

Have you ever needed a way to measure your testing leadership IQ? Or been in a performance review where the majority of time was spent discussing your need to improve as a leader? If you have ever wondered what your core leadership competencies are and how to build on and improve them, Jennifer Bonine shares a toolkit to help you do just that. This toolkit includes a personal assessment of your leadership competencies and the evolution of testing and testing leadership. Join Jennifer as she explores a set of eight dimensions of successful leaders, provides suggestions on how you can...

Tuesday, May 5

Upland InGenius

Automation Framework Essentials

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 9:00am to 12:30pm

Automation is critical in today’s software delivery lifecycle, and yet many organizations struggle to keep their automation running. How can we mitigate difficulties and get consistent automation runs and results we can trust? The secret is implementing a solid automation framework, but that isn’t as easy as it seems. Chris Loder has built several automation frameworks over his career and has learned what works—and, more importantly, what doesn’t. This tutorial will cover what an automation framework is, the benefits of having one, and the keys to a successful framework, including...


Quality and Testing Measures and Metrics

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 1:30pm to 5:00pm

To be most effective, leaders—including development and testing managers, ScrumMasters, product owners, and IT managers—need metrics to help direct their efforts and make informed recommendations about the software’s release readiness and associated risks. Because one important evaluation activity is to “measure” the quality of the software, the progress and results of both development and testing must be measured. Collecting, analyzing, and using metrics are complicated because developers and testers often are concerned that the metrics will be used against them. Join Mike Sowers...

Thursday, May 7

EPAM Systems

AI in Testing: A Moderated Panel Discussion

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

Artificial intelligence is the newest trend in software testing. But what is it, and how will it impact the tester's role, both today and in the future? What do you need to do to embrace this emerging technology? Adam Auerbach will moderate this panel discussion—which will include Jason Arbon, Jennifer Bonine, and Tariq King—to give you an opportunity to hear the opinions of industry leaders about AI in testing. You will have a chance to drive the debate, so come prepared with all your AI questions.


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...