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Free STARWEST Virtual Conference

Virtual Conference

NOW On-Demand Through January 3, 2018

The STARWEST  Virtual Conference was streamed live October 4-5 from Anaheim, California and is now on-demand until January 3, 2018. The Virtual Conference featured presentations and interviews straight to attendees desktops—including the latest testing solutions and networking opportunities. You can still watch keynote sessions and industry technical presentations as from STARWEST.  The STARWEST  Virtual Conference also featured live interviews with conference speakers, the ability to visit the virtual Expo, and learn about the most recent solutions from top industry providers. On-demand attendance is still complimentary—so view on-demand now. Or, view the full program details below.


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Wednesday, October 4

Ultimate Software

Rise of the Machines: Can Artificial Intelligence Terminate Manual Testing?

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 8:30am to 9:45am

The state of the art in automated software testing is far from being a replacement for human-guided testing. There is more to testing than setting up preconditions, applying inputs, verifying outputs, and logging the results. Testing requires significant planning, exploring, learning, modeling, inferencing, experimenting, and more. Therefore, before we can truly automate testing, we must bridge the gap between the testing capabilities of humans and machines. Tariq King says that breakthroughs in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are challenging our thinking about the...

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Adam Auerbach
Lincoln Financial Group

Testing and DevOps: Organizations and Their Culture Must Change

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am

The DevOps movement is here. Now, companies with mature systems are breaking down siloed IT departments and federating them into product development teams and departments. Testing and its practices are at the heart of these changes. Traditionally, development organizations have been filled with mostly manual testers and a limited number of automation and performance engineers. Adam Auerbach says this has to change. To keep pace with development in the new “you build it, you own it” environment, testing teams and individuals must develop new technical skills and even embrace coding to stay...

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T-Mobile's Hands Free Testing Pipeline

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 11:30am to 12:15pm

Like all companies, T-Mobile was looking for better and faster ways to test their API’s. Attaching a separate script to each test was not the answer. Searching for the right test data was a burden. So they implemented a data-driven API testing solution that was able to leverage open source and CA Products with dramatic results in time and cost savings. Join T-Mobile as they discuss the following benefits of their testing solution:

1) Reusable test components 2) Highly scalable test execution 3) Manageable test case entry 4) Standardized test engine platform 5) Flexible schema-less...

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Wayne Ariola

Why is Everyone Talking About the Future of Testing?

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 1:45pm to 2:30pm

Over the past two years, the vast majority of industry experts have felt compelled to provide their perspective on “the future of testing.” This is unprecedented. Something must have fundamentally changed to generate so much buzz…what is it?

Although some claim that these fundamental industry shifts spell the death of “testing,” we believe they open an opportunity to elevate the role of the tester. This session explores the perfect storm currently disrupting testing, how it is already impacting testers across the industry, and how the role of testing and testers can evolve from a...

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How QA Helped Microsoft Outlook Mobile Reach 100 Million Users

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 3:00pm to 3:45pm

QA’s impact on the customer experience can make or break a product — something not lost on leaders at Microsoft, like Partner Director of Engineering Kevin Henrikson. In his role, Kevin leads engineering on Outlook Mobile, one of the company’s most successful mobile apps.

Join Marko Kruustük, Co-founder and CTO of Testlio, as he sits down with Kevin Henrikson to dissect Outlook Mobile’s ascent to 100 million users. They’ll discuss a range of topics, including his personal entrepreneurial journey, Microsoft’s approach to testing, and the future of QA.

After a conversation with...

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Lee Copeland
TechWell Corp.

Lightning Strikes the Keynotes

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 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...

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Thursday, October 5


Elegant Dev and Test Processes for a More Civilized Age

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Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 8:30am to 9:30am

Software engineering as a discipline has come a long way. For some teams, months-long cycles of dev-test-build-release have shrunk down to mere days—or even hours. In the fastest, leanest organizations, most testing happens in parallel with development as part of a slick, continuous integration pipeline. Come along with Melissa Benua as she explores just how quickly and safely a product can be released using ultramodern engineering technologies. All testers know how to file a bug, but more testers should know how to configure a continuous integration (CI) pipeline tool, how to wrest code...

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NBC Universal
Micro Focus

NBC Universal Reveals Their DevOps QA Journey

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Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 9:45am to 10:30am

One of the roadblocks on the journey from Waterfall to Agile is enabling the team to actually execute continuous integration, continuous testing, and continuous delivery. Join us as we reveal milestones of our DevOps QA implementation.


MetLife’s QA Transformation Journey into the Digital Age

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Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 11:15am to 12:00pm

In today’s digital reality, insurance providers are responding quickly to customer demands. MetLife is committed to significant technology advances to create value and improve efficiency. MetLife’s Quality Assurance team is playing a key role by creating a market-leading test engineering roadmap driven by continuous quality and an innovation mindset.

Join Chris Bartosik, Director of TechQA at MetLife as he shares his strategies to achieve innovation and faster application delivery, without compromising user experience.

Maaret Pyhäjärvi
F-Secure Oyj

Make Your Team Awesome—Yes, You Can!

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Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:15pm

The key to creating high-performing teams is psychological safety—the ability to be vulnerable in front of others even when they hold diverse viewpoints, and the opportunity to take risks and trust that everything will be OK. However, creating this safety is easier said than done. Maaret Pyhäjärvi shares her story of working with software development and test teams to enable them to be awesome. She explains how to reinforce the positive while enabling great software product development by empowering others in your team. Maaret explores how to be brave when others are not, and how to care...

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