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Conference Schedule

Sunday, April 28

Registration—7:30am–6:00pm
7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Continental Breakfast—7:30am–8:30am
7:30 am to 8:30 am
Multi-day Training Classes Begin—8:30am–5:00pm
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Lunch—12:00pm–1:00pm
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Training Classes Continue—1:00pm–5:00pm
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Monday, April 29

Registration—7:00am–4:30pm
7:00 am to 4:30 pm
Continental Breakfast—7:30am–8:30am
7:30 am to 8:30 am
Multi-day Training Classes Continue—8:30am–5:00pm
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Full & Half-Day Tutorials—8:30am–12:00pm
8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Lunch—12:00pm–1:00pm
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Full & Half-Day Tutorials Continue—1:00pm–4:30pm
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Registration Desk Hours—Closes at 4:30pm
4:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Speed Networking—5:15pm-6:00pm
5:15 pm to 6:00 pm

Tuesday, April 30

Continental Breakfast—7:30am–8:30am
7:30 am to 8:30 am
Registration—7:30am–5:00pm
7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Full- and Half-Day Tutorials—8:30am–12:00pm
8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Multi-day Training Classes Continue—8:30am–5:00pm
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Lunch—12:00pm–1:00pm
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Full- and Half-Day Tutorials Continue—1:00pm–4:30pm
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Welcome Reception—4:30pm–5:30pm
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Test Lab Kick-Off—5:30pm-7:30pm
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Wednesday, May 1

Morning Yoga/Morning Run—6:45am-7:30am
6:45 am to 7:30 am
Registration—7:00am–5:30pm
7:00 am to 5:30 pm
Continental Breakfast—7:30am–8:30am
7:30 am to 8:30 am
Networking Events— Lean Coffee (7:30am-8:30am) | Test Lab (All Day) | Couch Sessions (All Day) | Genius Testing Bar (All Day)
7:30 am to 8:30 am
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Keynote K1 Creative Trespassing: Sneak More Imagination into Your Work and Get More Done Preview
Tania Katan, Creative Trespassing
8:30 am to 9:45 am

After years of smuggling creativity into the corporate sector without getting busted, Tania Katan has learned that we don’t need to be in a job that is distinctly creative in order to be distinctly creative in our job. In fact, no matter how tedious the task or how buttoned-up the office environment, we can all learn to conjure imagination anywhere, anytime, by choosing to stand out rather than fit in. Join Tania for some hilarious stories, wacky exercises for flexing your creative muscles, and engaging ideas like “Fire Hierarchy” and “Transform the Norm.” You will leave with tools and...Read more

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Keynote K2 Cutting through the Hype around Continuous Testing Preview
Jeffery Payne, Coveros
10:00 am to 11:00 am

There is a lot of hype around continuous testing these days. It seems like every product vendor has a continuous testing product and every consulting company has a continuous testing practice. But what exactly is continuous testing? And how is it different from what we've been doing in testing for the past several decades? Join Jeffrey Payne as he discusses what continuous testing is all about and how today's organizations are leveraging it to improve their quality. Learn what tools and techniques enable continuous testing, and examine the pros and cons of moving toward a more continuous...Read more

Visit the Expo—10:30am–2:00pm
10:30 am to 2:00 pm
Networking Break in the Expo—11:00am-11:30am
11:00 am to 11:30 am
Concurrent Sessions—11:30am–12:30pm
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Lunch in the Expo—12:30pm–1:30pm
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Concurrent Sessions—1:45pm–2:45pm
1:45 pm to 2:45 pm
Concurrent Sessions—3:00pm–4:00pm
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Visit the Expo—3:30pm–6:30pm
3:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Networking Break in the Expo—4:00pm-4:15pm
4:00 pm to 4:15 pm
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Keynote K3 Lightning Strikes the Keynotes Preview
Mike Sowers, Coveros
4:15 pm to 5:15 pm

Throughout the years, Lightning Talks have been a popular part of the STAR conferences. If you’re not familiar with the concept, Lightning Talks consists of a series of five-minute talks by different speakers within one presentation period. Lightning Talks are the opportunity for speakers to deliver their single biggest bang-for-the-buck idea in a rapid-fire presentation. And now, lightning has struck the STAR keynotes. Some of the best-known experts in testing will step up to the podium and give you their best shot of lightning. Get multiple keynote presentations for the price of one—and...Read more

Expo Reception & Passport Game Prize Drawings—5:30pm–6:30pm
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Thursday, May 2

Morning Yoga/Morning Run—6:45am-7:30am
6:45 am to 7:30 am
Networking Events—Lean Coffee (7:30am-8:30am) | Test Lab (All Day) | Couch Sessions (All Day) | Genius Testing Bar (All Day)
7:30 am to 8:30 am
Continental Breakfast—7:30am–8:30am
7:30 am to 8:30 am
Registration—8:00am–5:00pm
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
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Keynote K4 The AI Testing Singularity Preview
Jason Arbon, test.ai
8:30 am to 9:45 am

Most basic software testing will soon be done by a few individual, large systems. But today, software testing is a fragmented world of test creators, test automators, vendors, contractors, employees, and even “pizza Fridays” where developers roll up their sleeves and test the build themselves. When teams start testing their apps, they dream up the same positive, negative, and edge test cases as every other team before them. Most software testing is either manually tapping an application or manually creating and maintaining detailed automation scripts—from scratch! AI will soon change all...Read more

Concurrent Sessions—9:45am–10:45am
9:45 am to 10:45 am
Visit the Expo—10:15am–3:00pm
10:15 am to 3:00 pm
Networking Break in the Expo • 10:45am-11:15am
10:45 am to 11:15 am
Concurrent Sessions—11:15am–12:15pm
11:15 am to 12:15 pm
Lunch in the Expo—12:30pm–1:30pm
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Concurrent Sessions—1:30pm–2:30pm
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Networking Break in the Expo—2:30pm-3:00pm • Closes at 3:00pm
2:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Concurrent Sessions—3:00pm–4:00pm
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Keynote K5 Beyond Coding: Test Automation as Art Preview
Katrina Clokie, Bank of New Zealand
4:15 pm to 5:15 pm

The rise of test automation is changing the testing landscape as organizations urgently accelerate their automation goals. As demand for automation increases, those accountable for testing roles are learning to write code, but few are learning the skills that support the creation of truly useful automated assets. Just as using a paintbrush does not make an artist, writing code does not make an engineer. Without a wider perspective, we can end up with test automation frameworks and tests that are inefficient and difficult to maintain. As a test practice manager at a major financial...Read more

Testing & Quality Leadership Summit Reception 5:30pm-6:30pm (Summit Registration Required)
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Friday, May 3

Continental Breakfast—7:30am–8:30am
7:30 am to 8:30 am
Registration—7:30am–3:00pm
7:30 am to 3:00 pm
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STAREAST 2018 Virtual Conference
8:30 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday, May 2 | 8:30am–5:30pm ET and Thursday, May 3 | 8:30am–5:30pm ET

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The STAR EAST Virtual Conference streamed live on May 2-3 from Orlando, Florida but will also be available on-demand until August 1, 2018. The Virtual Conference featured presentations and interviews that could be streamed straight to your desktop—including the latest testing solutions and networking...Read more

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Testing & Quality Leadership Summit
8:30 am to 4:30 pm

At the 2018 Testing & Quality Leadership Summit, program chair Jeffery Payne brings together senior industry leaders for an interactive exchange of ideas and experiences. Each of these leaders brings a unique perspective to the table and will provide Summit participants with lessons learned and practical techniques for leading teams, addressing management challenges, and gaining senior management buy-in.Read more

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Women Who Test
8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Women Who Test is a full-day event on Friday, May 3 for women to network with other women who work in software testing. It is also a day to learn from and be inspired by each other. The program will cover testing topics and will support women’s personal and career journeys and include content like: reengineering your life, growing your personal brand, setting goals, discovering your career superpowers, and how to problem-solve when you are a female in the tech industry where your gender is out numbered 7:3. Join women test engineers, managers, CEOs, and consultants for some truly inspiring talks and fascinating group work. Registration is free for conference attendees, but you must reserve your seat in advance.Read more

Lunch—12:00pm–1:00pm
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Leadership Summit & Bonus Sessions Continue—1:00pm–4:30pm
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm