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Better Software Conference & EXPO
June 9-12, 2008
The Venetian · Las Vegas, NV

At the Better Software Conference & EXPO 2008, you’ll become a better, more informed software professional with an outward, customer-focused view of development. Learn about the latest tools, trends, and issues regarding agile development, project management, people & teams, software testing & QA, software requirements, process improvement, metrics, and design & architecture. Join your peers and some of the top experts in software engineering at the Better Software Conference & EXPO to take you and your team up to the next level.

Get the Best of...
Agile Development | Project Management | People & Teams | Testing & QA | Requirements | Process & Metrics | Design & Architecture

Meet Some of the Best in the Business at the Better Software Conference & EXPO 2008


Alan Shalloway
Andy Glover
Andy Hunt
Andy Kaufman
Ari Takanen
Beth Layman
Bob Hartman
Chris Ronak
Chuck Allison
Dan North
David Garmus
David Herron
David Spann
Ed Weller
Elle Ringham
Guruprasad Gopalakrishnan
James McCaffrey


James Newkirk
Jared Richardson
Jean Tabaka
Jeff Patton
Jeff Payne
Jimmy Xu
Johanna Rothman
John Janakiraman
Julie Gardiner
Ken Pugh
Kent McDonald
Kevin Bodie
Lee Devin
Linda Rising
Linda Westfall
Lisa Crispin
Michael Mah
Michael Sutton


Michele Sliger
Mike Cohn
Mike Seavers
Mike Tholfsen
Mitch Lacey
Nelson Perez
Paco Hope
Payson Hall
Pollyanna Pixton
Rebecca Wirfs-Brock
Richard Bender
Rob Myers
Robert Galen
Ronica Roth
Stacia Broderick
Tim Korson
Todd Little
Vladimir Pavlov
Will McKnight

  Light, Camera, Action!
Check out the Better Software Conference & EXPO Movie to see what’s in store for you at the conference. Turn up the volume, sit back, and watch! Watch it Today!

Keynote Presentations
Keynote presentations are a vital part of the Better Software Conference & EXPO experience. World-class experts come to this event armed with new ideas, technologies, and techniques to inspire delegates with their real-world successes and challenges. Attend these innovative and imaginative presentations and get your wheels turningLearn more

Pre-conference Tutorials
Enhance your experience with in-depth learning opportunities available at Better Software Conference & EXPO. Choose from 49 full- and half-day pre-conference tutorials, providing practical information about specific development issues and challenges presented by top industry experts from around the globe. Learn more

Concurrent Classes
Build your own conference from over 40 concurrent classes focusing in on your area of interest. Learn about new development solutions and practices and how to apply them to your organization and environment. Learn more

Bonus Sessions
Speaking 101: Tips and Tricks - Lee Copeland
State of the Software Development Industry - Panel Discussion
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Listen to our Conference Podcast Series
Joey McAllister talks to the speakers of the Better Software Conference & EXPO about their topics being presented. Learn more

Certification Training Software
Testing Certification training is available to enhance your conference experience, Sunday-Tuesday. Delivered by a top industry expert, "Software Testing Certification" is an accredited course to prepare you for the ISTQB™ Certified Tester—Foundation Level exam. Learn more

Networking Opportunities
Experience countless ways to network with peers across all industries and skill levels at the Better Software Conference & EXPO 2008. Mingle with other software professionals during the EXPO, special events, and more. Learn more

Enjoy All Las Vegas Has to Offer
There's never a dull moment in the city that never sleeps. From world-class entertainment, to shopping, to the largest buffets on Earth—there's something for everyone in Las Vegas. Learn more

See why 2007 attendees recommend the Better Software Conference & EXPO to others in the industry…
  Who Should Attend the 2008 Better Software Conference & EXPO?
  Software professionals seeking the latest practices in software development today—from the highly structured plan-driven approaches to the highly creative, customer-intimate agile ones.

• Software managers, directors, CTOs, and CIOs
• Project managers and leads
• Measurement and process improvement specialists
• Requirements and business analysts
• Software architects
• Lead developers and software engineers
• Security engineers
• Test and QA managers

Who's Behind the Conference?
Software Quality Engineering assists software professionals and organizations interested in boosting productivity, improving software practices, delivering more customer value, and increasing ROI. Software Quality Engineering hosts three of the industry’s most recognized software quality conferences including the STAR conference series and the Better Software Conference & EXPO. From the classroom to the Web, Software Quality Engineering delivers software testing and development seminars, and provides consulting services, specialized publications, and research. www.sqe.com Software Quality Engineering
Better Software magazine brings you the hands-on, knowledge-building information you need to run smarter projects and deliver better products that win in the marketplace and positively affect the bottom line. www.BetterSoftware.com Better Software Magazine
StickyMinds.com, the most comprehensive online resource for helping you produce better software, offers an unrivaled scope of original articles from industry experts, technical papers, industry news, a searchable tools guide, discussion forums, and much more. www.StickyMinds.com StickyMinds.com


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