STAREAST 2018 - Live Virtual Conference (free) | TechWell

Free STAREAST Virtual Conference

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

The STAREAST 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 opportunities. You still have time to watch keynote sessions and industry technical presentations as they happened live at STAREAST. The STAREAST Virtual Conference also featured live interviews with conference speakers. Make sure to visit the virtual Expo and learn about the most recent solutions from top industry providers. On-demand viewing and attendance is complimentary—so register to watch the sessons now. Or, view the full program details below.


Sponsors of the STAREAST 2017 Virtual Conference include CA Technologies, Delphix, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Tricentis, Perfecto Mobile,  SQE Training, and TechWell


Wednesday, May 2

Transformation from QA to Engineering: Testing in the Fast Lane

Add to calendar
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 8:30am to 9:45am

Are you being asked to shorten your testing timelines? Do you feel pressured to increase your test automation coverage but don’t have the time, staff, or budget? How do you as a leader upgrade your team’s skills and technical abilities and still meet your daily release deliverables—without bringing in external resources? Join Jennifer Scandariato as she shares her journey in transforming her company’s QA department into a test engineering center of excellence, where manual testers are now automation engineers who apply automation technologies to expedite and streamline the testing...

Learn More
Dell EMC

What’s Our Job When the Machines Do Testing?

Add to calendar
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

After its highly hyped introduction decades ago and followed by a long, quiet “winter,” artificial intelligence (AI) has slowly crept back into our consciousness. While our Siri and Alexa assistants entertain us, machine learning (ML) has brought new conveniences into our lives with solutions including Nest and Netflix. Today, AI brings us to the tantalizing brink of the autonomous vehicle. The sea change of this 4th Industrial Revolution has begun to disrupt industry after industry. The emerging capabilities of these fascinating machines demand our attention as AI starts to be applied in...

Learn More
EPAM Systems
Alex Martins
CA Technologies

The About Face: Getting Serious About DevOps With Continuous Testing

Add to calendar
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 11:30am to 12:15pm

For a few years now DevOps teams haven’t been giving testing its proper due. Instead of fixing bugs immediately, they’ve kicked the can down the road, creating bigger and more expensive issues to fix later on. Big mistake!

Companies are doing an about face, starting to take testing seriously as it’s no longer a luxury, even for the most time-pressed organizations. Continuous Testing is the missing link for DevOps and Agile strategies . Join experts Adam Auerbach, VP of Quality and DevOps Engineer from Lincoln Financial Group, Stephen Feloney, VP of Product Management and Alex...

Learn More
Checkpoint Technologies

Implementing a Test Automation UFT Framework in a DevOps World

Add to calendar
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 12:45pm to 1:30pm

DevOps is setting the pace as organizations struggle to keep up! One aspect of DevOps is irrefutable…test automation is key! With the speed high-quality software must be delivered and the platforms it must support, it's imperative to have an automation test strategy allowing scalability, fast automation development, solid data management, and minimal maintenance.

This presentation will provide: • Benefits of a robust test automation framework • Details on the key components of a proven framework • Tips to implement a UFT automation framework

Information will be presented to...

Learn More

5 Stages of Digital Quality Maturity

Add to calendar
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 1:45pm to 2:30pm

Nowadays many dev/test teams are finding themselves in a challenging situation where innovation has to accelerate (to meet competitive pressure), agile release cycles shorten to 2-3 weeks, and user expectation for quality digital apps is only rising. Quality activities don't seem to fit into an agile cycle, flaky tests, lack of access to devices and browsers, significant analysis time etc. Many organizations find themselves with a legacy quality approach that is impossible to maintain, flaky, and doesn't fit itself into the agile approach. How to address this deadlock? Organizations need...

Learn More

Digital Transformation Requires Continuous Testing

Add to calendar
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 3:00pm to 3:45pm

Digital disruption is omnipresent. Organizations are being asked more than ever before to constantly reinvent their businesses at the speed of ideas and to keep their customers at their epicenter at the same time. Venerable companies have become comfortable breaking down silos, changing cultural norms, and driving efficiency at all costs to always be one step ahead of their competition. It is no longer the strongest that survives—nor the most intelligent. It’s those who are most adaptable to change. Change seems to be the only constant and today’s currency for staying competitive.


Learn More

Lightning Strikes the Keynotes

Add to calendar
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:15pm

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...

Learn More

Thursday, May 3

Angie Jones

The Next Big Thing: Testing AI and Machine Learning Applications

Add to calendar
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 8:30am to 9:30am

Our world is changing. Artificial intelligence is being employed in many walks of life—from virtual assistants and robots to self-driving cars. How does this new way of life impact software testing? What is our role … and will we have one in the future? Of course! And it’s a very exciting time to be in testing because there’s not enough known about how to systematically test these AI- and ML-driven applications. Angie Jones gives an overview of why it’s extremely important that we comprehensively test these applications and how today’s tester can prepare and build the skillset for this new...

Learn More
Chris Colosimo

Unlock Hidden Potential from Manual Tests by Adding Artificial Intelligence to API Testing

Add to calendar
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 9:45am to 10:30am

API testing is hard, so testers have historically focused on UI testing, even though API testing can more precisely pinpoint the root cause of defects, is easier to automate, and is more resistant to application change. To lower the technical skills required and help organizations adopt API testing, Parasoft has introduced artificial intelligence into its API testing solution, Parasoft SOAtest, which can now magically convert UI tests into automated, scalable API tests, that teams can easily build into a more comprehensive testing strategy. In this session, join Product Manager Chris...

Learn More
Sauce Labs

Continuous Testing Made Awesome with Sauce Labs

Add to calendar
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 11:30am to 12:15pm

Join Leo Laskin, from Sauce Labs, as he shows how the Sauce Labs platform can help you continuously test your web and mobile applications, ensuring no-fail releases to keep your customers happy and freeing up your teams for more innovative development, all while decreasing the time and money you spend on infrastructure. Jay will discuss how Continuous Testing can help your team truly achieve modern development workflows, give a complete demo of the Sauce Labs Continuous Testing Cloud, and answer all of your questions about the future of this exciting space!

Elise Carmichael

API Testing: How to Write Tests, Integrate into CI, and Track What You're Testing

Add to calendar
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Some developers and testers think that APIs, whether internally developed or not, should just work. Unfortunately, without a significant amount of focus on testing API services, one little flaw can spell disaster for your application—especially security vulnerabilities where hackers will target your application. Elise Carmichael discusses the risks of not fully testing APIs, how to be sure that all services are tested fully, and the types of negative testing you need to do on APIs. She shows you a method to organize your tests using Postman, a tool for REST web services testing....

Learn More

Testing Your Metal: Parallels between Testing and Heavy Metal Music

Add to calendar
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:15pm

A self-proclaimed rock-a-holic, Paul Grizzaffi is greatly affected by music and quite the aficionado of heavy metal. Not only does he love music, he’s also an expert in testing and automation. The phrase “test your mettle” means to test one’s strength of spirit, what one is prepared to endure. In both testing and automation development, we often are tested by suboptimal situations and difficult challenges—unrealistic expectations, resistance to change, and the insistence that all existing test cases must be automated. In coping with challenges, many people find solace in listening...

Learn More