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STAREAST 2023 - Keynote

Wednesday, May 3


Quality Is Like Ogres

Wednesday, May 3, 2023 - 8:45am to 9:45am

Ogres have layers. Quality has layers. We’ve seen this many times over in testing with the Testing Pyramid. However, whereas quality includes testing, it is not limited to testing. Quality layers build upon each other and provide information on the quality of not only our product but our processes. Each layer provides a different perspective on quality data so that informed decisions can be made. This helps drive continuous improvements of not only products but of our processes as well. Having a layered approach to quality helps build a culture of quality. When everyone has a clear...


Rest API Testing Strategies: Going Beyond Request and Response

Wednesday, May 3, 2023 - 10:00am to 11:00am

It's common to hear software testing professionals refer to Rest API testing as simplistic. Often thinking it just involves using tools like Postman to send GET and POST requests to validate the response body or its status code. After all, internal components are activated every time a request reaches a Rest API, such as queues, databases, other services, logs, monitoring systems, and hardware, and software infrastructure, among others. Julio will bring you a much more robust approach to testing Rest APIs. He will go beyond these common conceptions and talk about contract testing, testing...

TechWell Corp.

Lightning Strikes the Keynotes

Wednesday, May 3, 2023 - 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...

Thursday, May 4

New Work SE

A Tester's Journey in the World of Machine Learning

Thursday, May 4, 2023 - 8:30am to 9:30am

Machine learning (ML) has become the epicenter of software in today’s era. Tremendous efforts are put into developing ML-based systems. But what about ensuring the quality of such applications? What role can testers play in this context? Usually, testing takes a backseat here, and testers need help finding their role and the contributions they could make. The perception remains that “it’s machine learning; it cannot be tested.” But is this really the case? If not, how can we break this myth? How can testers make their space in the ML world? Join Shivani as she explores answers to such...

Payson Hall
Catalysis Group, Inc.

Don’t Be a Chump: Counters to Seven Common Negotiating Gambits

Thursday, May 4, 2023 - 4:15pm to 5:15pm

The movie “Rounders” has a scene at a poker table where the narrator says, “If you can't spot the sucker in the first half hour at the table, then you are the sucker.” If you find yourself negotiating with professionals and you have no formal training in negotiation, you are probably the sucker. Have you ever gone to buy a new car, agreed upon a firm price with the salesman, then found yourself paying hundreds or thousands more after he brought his manager in to “finalize the deal”? How did they do that? Car salesmen and their managers are professional negotiators. In this keynote, Payson...