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What Our Delegates are Saying

“Love it. Great opportunity to get such a wide range of education about testing. Will be back next year!”
Steven T. Vath, Lead SQA Analyst 

"[This Was] My first STAR conference and it was fabulous. Wonderful to get fresh and new perspective on topics and really refreshed my attitude and confidence in my own career.”
Jen Tritch, Software Quality Analyst

“This is the best conference I’ve been to in four years of testing – it has renewed my enthusiasm and passion for the field.”
STAREAST 2008 Delegate
“My first STAR conference and it was fabulous. Wonderful to get fresh and new perspective on topics and really refreshed my attitude and confidence in my own career.”
Jen Tritch, Software Quality Analyst
“Excellent learning experience. Get the latest developments in a comfortable environment in one of the most pleasant locations in the world. Overall, a great experience.”
Jan J. Nathan, Text CAT Leader
“The conference was very helpful to my job. I’m a first time attendee. I will plan to return each year. The conference motivates me to apply what I’ve learned.”
STAREAST 2008 Delegate
“Good variety of topics- I like that the sessions are arranged into tracks.”
Wanda Mies, Technology Manager
“It’s worth coming back year after year. The topics/classes do not repeat.”
Penny Ploski, SWT Manager
“A lot of really great information packed into a few days. Great use of humor and comparison to other fields/industries to software testing. My first conference, I will definitely come again if I am able. Also hope other testers from my company can attend. Thanks!”
STAREAST 2008 Delegate
“1/2 day sessions- long enough to be very informative, but also allows for multiple in depth topics.”
Tim Sercue, QA Manager
“Variety of speakers – some with very different viewpoints. Great that it’s not homogenized to one view. Amazing breadth of coverage – thanks!! By the way, SQE ROCKS!!”
Jim Peak, Tester
“Connections with other people who do this thing we do, who are smart and passionate, and the realization that not only am I not alone, I’m part of a very thoughtful and curious group.”
Danny Vinson, Software QA Manager
“So many choices!! Loved that I can learn so much about things I don’t currently do on my job. Like Lee said, if you don’t do it, who will? Wonderful event! I loved it.”
Lynn Rossell, Software Test Engineer
“STAR was amazing and I think it covers the whole spectrum from novice to advanced users.”
David Denham, QA Engineer
“Rejuvenated my interest in my career.”
Melissa Cox, Group Manager
"This conference was EXCEPTIONAL!  I will be back with as many others as I can!"
 Sam Johnson, QA Lead, BioWare Corporation
"I gained good experience out of the conference.  It gave a good overview of the current techniques and tools used in our environment."
 Kirill Hazinski, Software Quality Assurance Lead, HireRight Estonia AS
"Very informative.  A lot of interesting topics and opportunities for networking."
 Viktoriya Kozlova, Test Manager, Kaiser Permanente
"The information was great.  I really feel like a part of a community.  I sat in a session and had a keynote speaker sitting beside me.  We are all testers!"
 Ed Leno, Specialist
"I enjoyed the atmosphere- so many people coming from different countries is very encouraging on its own."
"This is my first time attending this conference.  It is amazing!!!  I can not tell you how much I enjoyed myself and how much I learned.  I AM IN  LOVE WITH IT."
"I'm looking forward to applying what I learned and sharing it with others to improve that quality of our testing process and techniques."
 Ross Bentley, Sr. Test Lead, Pearson Education
"Eye-opening.  Anyone who wishes to lead a test team effectively must attend..."
 Nawajish Noman, PhD., Product Engineer/Test Lead
"I gained concrete ideas and knowledge to take back and use with my team."
 Kathy Johnston, Manager, Washington Mutual Bank
 "Excellent presenters and content at the tutorials.  There was a good variety of topics at the workshops."
 Carol Woodruff, Solutions Architect, EquiTrust Life Insurance Co.
 "The wealth of information and excellent ideas presented in the keynote and breakout sessions addressed a lot of information I have been searching for..."
 Michael Nivens, Quality Assurance Team Lead, Autonomy Corporation
 "The conference is definitely a great place to come to meet the SQA world and get lots of different information and ideas.  I traveled 9 hours to get to this conference and I will do it again."
 Valérie Simons-Leblay, SQA Manager, IHS
"I enjoyed the exhibits and the ability to network with others in the QA industry.  The Software Quality Engineering staff were both helpful and friendly."
"I hope that my co-workers or myself will have the opportunity to return frequently to be enlightened, enriched, and slightly entertained."
 Richard Nelson, QA Lead, Quest Software
"The tutorials were fabulous.  Although I did not pursue certification training, this is also an excellent idea and I many take advantage of it in the future."
 Chris Maddocks, Analysis & Quality Manager, TMW Systems Inc.
"...Having recently changed from an Analyst to a Manager, this conference provided a lot of information on how to improve my team and myself."
 Paula Tuffs, Team Leader: Content Services & QA, Call Genie Inc.

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