STAREAST 2022 Keynotes | TechWell

STAREAST 2022 - Keynotes

Wednesday, April 27

KBR, Inc.

Automated Front-end Performance Testing Without Asterisks*

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 8:30am to 9:45am

Front-end performance testing is hard. Really hard. There are hundreds of variables that affect end users’ perceived performance. Only a few are measured with traditional load testing tools. Few can be actively controlled outside of a dedicated test environment, and we lose credibility as soon as our tests leave that environment. Worse yet, the available front-end performance tooling blindly focuses on how quickly a page loads. What happens after the first load? At NASA Ames, our Mission Operators have an 18-hour shift. Then there is automation, none of those tools were designed to be...

Andrew Knight

Making Great Waves: 8 Software Testing Convictions

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:00am

As software professionals, we can sometimes find inspiration in unexpected places, including the art world. In fact, testing, itself, is art as much as it is engineering. Ukiyo-e Japanese woodblock prints are well renowned for their supple beauty, intimate scenes, and vibrant colors. Prints like The Great Wave Off Kanagawa are cherished for their remarkable quality. Ukiyo-e masters like Hokusai and Hiroshige perfected their craft to produce masterpieces that are still cherished centuries later. We can take cues from these prolific artists in how we approach quality in our own work. In this...

Alison Wade
TechWell Corp.

Lightning Strikes the Keynotes

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 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...

Thursday, April 28

Leandro Melendez


Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 8:30am to 9:30am

Leandro brings a great adaptation of modern and mind-blowing topics to apply in the QA field. He will follow the guides and findings from the studies presented in the award-winning book "Accelerate" and adapt them to QA. Leandro will guide you through the definitions, attitudes, and changes in mindset needed to guarantee that your company excels and has a great future, especially when it comes to QA. These new elements and ideas on QA, brought from other business areas, will change your perspective on what QA should be and how it should permeate other regions of the organization. This...


Detective Hat: Investigating Production Bugs

Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 4:15pm to 5:15pm

It was a dark and stormy night, and our production system was out cold. It was our job to find out what had gone wrong and set it right. But how? Our developer-instincts weren't helping. Our tester's-intuition saw risk everywhere. We needed a third way; the hard-nosed, boots on the ground, skeptical mindset of the detective! Jenny Bramble, Director of Quality Engineering, and Adrian P. Dunston, Director of Backend Engineering at Papa will give you a powerful mental model for tracking down production issues in your codebase and a set of tools to help you along the way. Using noir and tv-...