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STAREAST Virtual 2021 - Product Owner

Customize your STAREAST 2021 experience with sessions for product owners.

Wednesday, April 28

Ahmed Datoo
Mesmer
W8

Can Mobile Accessibility Testing be Automated via AI?

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 2:15pm to 3:15pm

Did you know that 20% of federal ADA & 508 lawsuits now mention violations in mobile apps? There’s legal precedence now on maintaining compliance across all digital properties. As an example, the DOJ ruled against H&R Block, citing non compliance of both their web and mobile apps. Same fate for Dominos Pizza. Does your organization have an ADA compliance strategy for your mobile applications? Attend this session if you want to learn about the ABCs of accessibility testing. We will cover the WCAG 2.0 and 2.1 standards. Discuss whether you should target Level A, Level AA, or Level...

Manisha Mittal
Nagarro
W12

Visualizing the Futuristic View - Testing Serverless Applications

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 2:15pm to 3:15pm

Speed is the name of the game now as we strive to deliver new features faster to end-users. When it comes to building and delivering the software faster - speed, quality, security, business growth, end-user satisfaction, and cost control also play an important role in driving success.Testing is important!

How do we test the serverless applications?How is this different from the native app?What are the differences between the traditional & serverless apps?How do we test the code which is running in some server which we do not manage?How are we going to test the lambda functions? ...

Thursday, April 29

Joel Montvelisky
PractiTest
T8

Orchestrating Your Testing Process - Coordinating Your Manual and Automated Testing Efforts

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Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Due to many historical reasons, most testing and even development organizations, approach their manual and automated testing efforts independently. What’s more, when you look closer at these teams, you notice that even within their automation efforts they are using a number of different testing frameworks, running independently and without much thought around coordination, coverage overlaps or functional dependencies. This approach needs to change. Teams are releasing products faster than ever, and this means that we need to make every testing effort count, including everything from...

Aprajita-Mathur
Guardant Health
T17

Want to Be a Manager? What No One Tells You About It

Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 2:15pm to 3:15pm

You have now successfully lead multiple projects for your team. You know you’re ready to be a manager but your organization disagrees or maybe you have already made the jump. You have seen good management in action. You also know of all the mistakes your previous managers have made and you are certain you won’t make them. Think again. Whether you’re looking to grow into a management role or you’re a new manager, what skills should you learn and grow so that you do not fail brilliantly at this new role? Join Aprajita Mathur as she shares her journey into management. What no one told her and...

John-Hill
Ansible by Red Hat
T19

Life After Selenium

Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Selenium has been the unchallenged leader in open source UI testing since 2004. As the web evolved, Selenium adapted and abstracted. This abstraction came with a cost and now UI testing is rightly understood to be “slow” and "flaky". Test automation architecture was shaped into “pyramids” to avoid this performance penalty. QA could not shift left because our results were too slow or unreliable. A lot has changed since 2004 and there are now open source alternatives that will make you change your framework as well as your test strategy.
In this presentation, we'll demonstrate the inherent...
AgreeYa BeatBlip
T20

A Winning Approach To Test Automation that Guarantees Both Speed and Quality

Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 3:45pm to 4:45pm

We all know that test automation can work wonders. It can help organizations reduce cost, save time and effort, get quicker feedback, etc. thereby directly contributing to increased productivity and maximization of profits. However, not many organizations succeed in their automation quests. Often automation starts with a big promise and ends in frustration, budget overrun, or both. Join Amit Sikka as he investigates why many Software Test Automation journeys don’t go far enough or don’t deliver the value they promise. During this interactive session, Amit will also dive into the steps and...

Chris DeMars
Quicken Loans
K5

Accessibility in the Enterprise: The Relationship of A11y and ROI

Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

As we build more and more things on the web, accessibility is gaining much more visibility. But what does it actually mean to you and your company? It means we HAVE to be cognizant of everyone, all the time, with no exceptions as we do our part in building awesome, accessible user experiences to people of all levels of ability while being mindful of our users' diversity of disability. Accessibility on the web is not a nice-to-have, but a requirement: leaving out at least 20% of your audience can be detrimental to your organization's return on investment and bottom line. Not sure what to do...

Friday, April 30

Jaimee Newberry
Picture This Clothing
WWT1

Tool Builders for Life

Friday, April 30, 2021 - 9:30am to 10:45am
There is a secret power behind the tools we use every day to get our jobs done in the technical realm. Throughout our lives and careers, we can apply these tools to a host of problems that need solving, not only in our work but in our every day lives. In this talk, Jaimee will share how the practice of being a tool builder by trade equipped her with the skills needed to build a ladder to climb out of a very dark place and into a completely new career working with people she loves working with, doing the most fulfilling work of her life.

 

Melissa Benua
mParticle
WWT2

Planting the Seeds of a Healthy Organization

Friday, April 30, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Nurturing a strong, vibrant engineering culture takes work. There's no magic bean you can plant and then expect caring and collaboration to spring, fully-embodied, from the ground. What are the seeds that grow into a healthy organization? How do you plant them, care for them, and let them bloom into a self-sustaining culture that people love to work in - and that excels at getting things done? Melissa has been an engineering leader (and a gardener) for quite some time, and is excited to share her experiences in planting and tending to blossoming teams of software professionals that,...

Alison Wade
TechWell Corp.
WWT3

The Year of Change!

Friday, April 30, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

We interrupt your regularly scheduled life to bring you 2020 AND 2021! Over a year of unprecedented unknowns and uncertainty. Many of us have faced countless challenges in our personal lives and in our careers and frankly, it is hard to not feel STUCK! In order to get unstuck, we must learn what to do to bring about personal change. How can we identify the changes we want to make and then find new ways to make those changes? Let’s talk about the steps we need to take to intentionally shift our mindset and habitual patterns that may be holding us back. Join Alison for this interactive...

Jeff Payne
Coveros
SMT4

Think Tank Discussion Part II—Leadership Solutions

Friday, April 30, 2021 - 1:45pm to 2:45pm

Based upon the problem definitions developed during Part I of the Think Tank, small groups will brainstorm on how to best solve these challenges, leveraging the collective wisdom of peers and Summit speakers. Each group will designate a representative to present its results and practice delivery.

Tania_Katan
Creative Trespassing
WWT4

Creative Trespassing: How to Quiet Imposter Syndrome and Start Believing in Yourself!

Friday, April 30, 2021 - 2:45pm to 3:45pm

Many of us have an inner voice telling us we lucked out and that’s the only reason we’re leading the team or running the meeting and, if people got a closer look, surely they would see: WE ARE A FRAUD. That’s normal; the problem is when we believe it. Tania Katan, bestselling author, creative disruptor, and champion of women will show you how to transform imposter syndrome into impossibly awesome! Sharing her personal experiences and offering a blend of inspiration and practical advice, Katan will offer a guide to help you move beyond self-doubt and use creativity as fuel for a freer and...

Jeff Payne
Coveros
SMT6

Think Tank Discussion Part III—Presentation of Results

Friday, April 30, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:45pm

Small group representatives will each be given five minutes to present their leadership solutions. Summit participants will vote on which group produced the best solutions.

Jeff Payne
Coveros
SMT7

Wrap-Up

Friday, April 30, 2021 - 3:45pm to 4:00pm

Wrap-up of the Leadership Summit.

Alison Wade
TechWell Corp.
WWT5

Panel—Career Superpowers

Friday, April 30, 2021 - 3:45pm to 4:30pm

Let’s discuss and define the most important career superpowers for women. Hear what industry professionals, leaders, and idea disruptors think the important career superpowers are for women in 2021 and going forward.