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STAREAST 2020 - Systems Analyst

Customize your STAREAST 2020 experience with sessions for systems analysts.

Monday, May 4


Critical Thinking for Software Testers

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Monday, May 4, 2020 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

Critical thinking is the kind of thinking that specifically looks for problems and mistakes. Regular people don't do a lot of it. However, if you want to be a great tester, you need to be a great critical thinker. Critically-thinking testers save projects from dangerous assumptions and ultimately from disasters. The good news is that critical thinking is not just innate intelligence or a talent—it's a learnable and improvable skill you can master. Michael Bolton shares the specific techniques and heuristics of critical thinking and presents realistic testing puzzles that help you practice...

Selftest IO

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Skills for the Testing World

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

Software continues to revolutionize the world, impacting nearly every aspect of our work, family, and personal life. Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are playing key roles in this revolution through improvements in search results, recommendations, forecasts, and other predictions. AI and ML technologies are being used in platforms for digital assistants, home entertainment, medical diagnosis, customer support, and autonomous vehicles. Testing practitioners are recognizing the potential for advances in AI and ML to be leveraged for automated testing—an area...

Tuesday, May 5


X-Ray Vision For Testers: How to Analyze Things

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

How do we go about understanding something complex? How do we move from confusion to clarity? What strategies and approaches can we use to identify and reason about things that matter? When we’re dropped into a testing situation, how do we make sense of it all? How can we rapidly achieve a deeper understanding of things that we know little or nothing about? How can we develop skills to make us more powerful testers? The answer to these questions is analysis - the study of things and ideas by examining their elements and structure. In this one-day tutorial, Michael Bolton will lead...

Thursday, May 7

Manoj Kumar

Accessibility Testing for an Inclusive Web

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

One billion people are estimated by the World Health Organization to have a disability. The World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are becoming increasingly mandated by governments and many industries to make websites more accessible for people with disabilities. However, it's not so simple. Developers are often told to make their websites accessible, like it is a switch you just turn on, but it requires thoughtful strategies. Manoj Kumar will explain ways you can both test for accessibility manually and save time with automated accessibility testing,...