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Bonus Sessions

Bonus Sessions
B1 Speaking 101: Tips and Tricks
Lee Copeland, Software Quality Engineering
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Are you a new star speaker or aspiring to be one in the future? Join us at this workshop on making effective conference presentations. Learn the secrets of developing content, identifying the Big Message, preparing slides with just the right words and images, presenting your message, handling questions from the audience, and being ready when things go wrong. Lee Copeland, a professional speaker since birth, shares ideas that will help you be a better speaker, no matter what the occasion.

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Learn more about Lee Copeland.
B2 Rethink Software Test Strategy in Rapidly Changing Environments
Gowri Selka, Walgreen Co
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Applying Shift-left QA strategy with a focus on service virtualization, early automation, and continuous integration. In a recent survey to 300+ organizations, 97% of senior IT Executives said they are increasing investments on early testing, and 63% of IT managers reported that a lack of collaboration between QA and development has increased their project risks. QA strategies need to address a multitude of complexities including Shift-left QA Process, continuous integration, service oriented multi-tier architecture, and adoption of automation at all levels of the Software Testing Life Cycle.

Key takeaways from this session include:

  • Learn newer software testing practices and methodologies focused on Shift-left QA strategy
  • Newer technologies such as service virtualization, SOA, early automation and data
  • Best practices around service virtualization, SOA
  • Real-time case studies with challenges described
  • Tools available and their tips and tricks
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Learn more about Pradeep Kumar Govindasamy and Gowri Selka.
B3 The Workshop on Regulated Software Testing (WREST)
John McConda, Moser Consulting
Griffin Jones, Congruent Compliance
Friday, October 4, 2013 - 8:30am - 4:30pm

Join us at The Workshop on Regulated Software Testing (WREST)—a free, full-day bonus session held on Friday after the conference concludes. A unique peer workshop, WREST is dedicated to improving the practice of testing regulated systems. We define regulated software as any system that is subject to an internal or external review.

WREST relies on its attendees to make the workshop a success. There are no formal presentations, only experience reports with plenty of time designated for facilitated discussion. We hope to learn from each other by hearing the success and (especially!) failure stories of real practitioners who test regulated software. Have a problem you want input on solving? You can bring that to the workshop as well—just be prepared to participate! WREST is hosted by John McConda and Griffin Jones.

NOTE: Limited seats are available. Reserve your seat when you register online for the conference or by contacting the Client Support Group at 888.268.8770 or [email protected].

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Learn more about John McConda and Griffin Jones.