STAREAST 2023 - Networking Events | TechWell

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Networking Events

Interact and gain priceless professional connections with other attendees and speakers throughout the conference week with this wide variety of unique networking events.

Speed Networking

Monday, May 1 | 5:15pm–6:00pm ET

Get to know your fellow attendees quickly at Speed Networking. Easily introduce yourself as you grab a drink and get to know others at the conference. It’s a great way to find people with similar challenges and interests. Afterwards, we will be providing a framework for you to form groups, head out to dinner, and keep the conversation going.

Welcome Reception

Tuesday, May 2 | 5:00pm–6:00pm

Network with your software development peers at the welcome reception. Mingle with fellow attendees, speakers, and sponsors while you enjoy drinks and light hors d'oeuvres.

The Test Lab & Automation Zone

Kick-off: Tuesday, May 2 | 5:30pm-7:30pm ET

Wednesday, May 3 and Thursday, May 4 | All Day

Grab a lab coat and join us for the Test Lab kick-off on Tuesday evening for pizza and beer.

Then on Wednesday and Thursday the Test Lab will have problem solving exercises, physical puzzles, testing quizzes, and even some testing of robots to put your QA skills into practice. The Test Lab will also feature the Automation Zone this year. This is where you can get hands-on experience with automation. There is no prior experience necessary to try out a fun new automation framework created for the lab. You will learn what it's like to write your very own automated test and you'll get to have fun playing around with automation!

Morning Yoga

Wednesday, May 3 and Thursday, May 4 | 6:45am–7:30am ET

Join us in the morning for an opportunity to relax your mind in a yoga class. Open, stretch, and restore your body from the inside out—all before your day of learning begins. Appropriate for all skill levels.

The Expo

Wednesday, May 3 and Thursday, May 4 | Times Vary

At the STAREAST Expo, you can visit the top industry providers offering the latest in testing solutions.

  • Explore this one-of-a-kind Expo designed to bring you the latest solutions in testing technologies, software, and tools.
  • Support your software testing efforts by participating in technical presentations and demonstrations conducted throughout the Expo.
  • Meet one-on-one with representatives from some of today’s most progressive and innovative organizations.

Genius Testing Bar

Wednesday, May 3 and Thursday, May 4 | Times Vary

Need to schedule some time with a testing genius? Make some time to chat one-on-one with some of the amazing speakers at this conference at available times. They don’t like to be called geniuses, but we think their experiences and knowledge warrants that title! Bring your most pressing questions and get some ingenious solutions, sound advice, and free consulting—but most of all just get to know the speakers! See the TechWell Experience Staff Onsite to Reserve a Spot

Expo Reception

Wednesday, May 3 | 5:30pm–6:30pm ET

Network with peers at the Expo reception and enjoy complimentary food and beverages. Be sure to play the Passport game for your chance to win great prizes!

Testing & Quality Leadership Summit

Friday, May 5 | 8:30am–3:30pm ET

Too often, employees feel that leadership should come from above. Recent trends in leadership suggest that successful organizations are ones in which everybody is empowered to lead, and individuals are encouraged to take personal responsibility for their growth and advancement. Join in a conversation with your peers as experienced technology leaders share ways to empower your staff (and yourself) to great heights. Discover how seasoned leaders drive change, motivate staff—and accelerate their own careers. (Requires Summit registration) Learn more.

Women Who Test

Friday, May 5 | 8:30am–3:30pm ET

Women Who Test is a full-day event for women to learn from and be inspired by each other. Join women test engineers, managers, CEOs, and consultants for some truly inspiring talks and fascinating group work. Registration is free for conference attendees, but you must reserve your seat in advance. Learn more.