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Software Test Professionals Conference & EXPO

The Leading Conference on Software Testing – Where Testers Come to Learn

The Software Test Professionals Conference is the leading event where test leadership, management and strategy converge. The hottest topics in the industry are covered including agile testing, performance testing, test automation, mobile application testing, and test team leadership and management. Attending this conference will help you meet your professional career goals and give you the opportunity to improve your software testing techniques; find the latest tools; discover emerging trends; develop new or improve existing processes; network and gather with other high-level professionals; and gain industry insight you won’t find anywhere else.

Workshops

STPCon offers two days of four-hour workshops designed to dive deep into the testing methodologies you care about most. Our instructors come from the trenches, passing along proven tactics to help you become a more efficient and effective testing professional.

Keynotes

Each STPCon, our hand-picked industry leaders, visionaries, and pioneers inspire our audience to not only think differently but to pause, reflect and take action upon their return to the office. Come see for yourself – check out STPCon today.

Sessions

With more than 40 sessions, STPCon provides wide coverage in areas such as Automation, Performance, Agile, Mobile Testing, Leadership, and Strategy. STPCon meets the needs of the single engineer shop to the largest international test teams.

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Since 2009 Software Test Professionals has held two conferences a year, usually close to pockets of testing professionals. Committed to delivering the best experience STP utilizes volunteers for the community to help with the STPCon program. The work these testing practitioners produce creates a well-rounded program touching all aspect of the testing practice. STP takes pride in the comments from attendees complementing the organization, class size, professionalism of instructors, topics and of course the food (we eat well at STPCon). Take a look at our past events, session descriptions and locations and please going us for a future STPCon near you.

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Zero Automation to Zero Fear in…More Than Zero Minutes!

As automation knocks on the door once again, for many there is a continued fear, when will I be automated away? While manual testing will continue for the foreseeable future, it never hurts to get introduced to the concepts of what might come next as a manual tester! The world of software development and software testing continues to change, and as it does, testing and development come to meet in the contested territory of DevOps.

AI Test Generation – What We’ve Learned So Far.

Since AI driven test generation was first introduced in 2017, much has been learned. Millions of test steps were generated and executed, finding thousands of bugs. We will dig into how the technology works, where it works and doesn’t.

Communication in Testing

The world of testing is always evolving – software development life-cycles, delivery models and team culture. We see this evolution affecting the way teams are constructed, what skill-sets are required, and the ownership of quality within the organization.

Testing in DevOps – A Testing Panel

Join our STP Community Webinar host, Smita Mishra, as she leads this panel discussion with Theresa Neate and Hilary Weaver-Robb. These seasoned Testing Professionals will discuss their experiences with testing, development, and a leadership perspective in a DevOps world. They will also discuss how testing has evolved, and the types of testing they are focusing on now.

Solving Performance Problems with AI

Sure, machine learning is nothing new. And artificial intelligence is nothing new. However, when we are starting to leverage these not-so-new “intelligence” tools in our work as test engineers, that is quite new. This webinar gives some advice based on some research over the last 2 years of burgeoning ideas about how we are going to conduct performance testing and engineering work with AI and ML.

Ask Me Anything (AMA) with Michael Bolton

Here is your opportunity to ask any questions to Michael Bolton. Michael is a consulting software tester and testing teacher who helps people solve testing problems that they didn’t realize they could solve.

The QE/QA Role: Supporting DevOps the Smart Way

Focusing on more valuable automation, shifting traditional “right” tasks left, and tailoring refinement to account for more efficient activities are some of the topics we’ll discuss.

Three Tips for Dissolving QA and Testing Bottlenecks on Agile Teams

The modern-day quality assurance and testing practitioner is inundated with tools, techniques, and methodologies for...

Intro to Postmodern Testing

Recorded 01/23/19 Modern testing isn’t keeping up with Agile and DevOps. Postmodern testing, like its artistic parallel, is...

What is Testing, and How do We Measure It?

I won't bombard you with gazillions of testing metrics in this article. Instead, I would like to share my thoughts on what...

How Measuring Defect Detection Percentage (DDP) Improves Regression Test Coverage

In this Webinar, we will show you the fundamentals to calculating how effective your team is at finding bugs in your software. Using ServiceNow and Micro Focus ALM to demonstrate, we’ll show you how to automate the flow of information between your ALM and ITSM tools to monitor DDP in real time.

Advanced Anomaly Detection in Canary Testing

Here at Functionize we have taken the idea of canary testing and have added some of our AI magic to make a system that is...

How Machine Learning Is Being Used in New Age QA Automation Tools

Machine Learning (ML) or artificial intelligence (AI) tools are the hottest topics right now in the testing industry, however, QA managers and manual testers have little to no knowledge about it. Thus, Yarin, the co-founder of TestCraft will go deeply into the details of ML functionality and explain the importance of ML & codeless Selenium – with real examples, statistics, and applications.

The Art and Science of Test Automation

You can start painting without learning how to draw, but a good artist can tell — just by looking at a painting— if a work of art was done by someone who was an experienced artist, or a novice. Similarly, you can start automation without much training, but an engineer, well versed in automation, can quickly tell whether someone is practiced or not.

Compliance and Agility – How it can be Done

Delivering a compliant product can be a resource intensive and challenging activity for most teams. Whether a team is trying to be compliant with company standards, industry standards or international standard it needs to produce various deliverables like specifications and formal verification documents.

The Holy Trinity of UI Testing

Recorded 09/12/18 What to test in a web application? What approach to use? Do we know what we want to achieve? Validate...

Demystifying Mobile Application Testing

Recorded 08/22/18 Demystifying Mobile Application Testing In the past decade, mobile technologies have rapidly evolved....

Machine Learning and Its Impact to Software Development

The value of machine learning is rooted in its ability to create models that guide future actions and to discover patterns missed by the naked eye. Machine learning methods are vastly superior in analyzing potential customer churn across data from multiple sources such as transactional, social media, and CRM sources.

Rapid UI Test Automation – Avoiding the Pitfalls

Developers continue inventing new technologies to build Web applications. They automatically generate code and markup, and asynchronously load data. And this creates new technical challenges for Web UI test automation.

Entrepreneurship in Software Testing

Are you on your way to be an independent consultant or starting a Software Testing startup? Do you feel it is more like a leap of faith or is it a very calculated step taken only when you are 100% sure of success? In order to succeed, there are some general heuristics that need to be taken care of, irrespective of which business you start but then there are specifics about the nature of business and subject matter involved that hold true for a particular kind of enterprise.

Mobile Visual Testing: Uphill Battle of Mobile Visual Regression

Recorded 07/11/18 There are many types of testing companies need to perform in order to have confidence in their product:...

Connecting Manual Testers to the DevOps Era

Recorded 06/27/18 The Shift Left To DevOps With the growing pressure to introduce new software versions and constant...

Fine-Tuning your Agile SDLC

This session is designed to talk about the agile ceremonies we tend to focus on, show where their long-standing use may result in the wrong outcome, and then recommend ways to fix those tendencies.

7 Reasons Why Value Stream Integration Improves Software Quality Assurance

Introduction In 1987, the movie Platoon swept the Academy Awards with 8 distinct awards including Best...

Performance Engineering – Ask a Performance Question

What’s interesting is, if you make just a small modification in how you work today will have a dramatic, positive impact on software performance in your organization. Join us for this webinar on Performance Engineering and ask James Pulley your performance questions.

Let’s Get Real About Test Automation – Using a Context-Driven Approach

Recorded 05/09/18 Test automation – everyone’s doing it, but very few can truly claim they’ve realized the benefits they...

Automate Responsive Website Tests With Galen

Responsive web design (RWD) is an approach to web design aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing and interaction experience like easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling across a wide range of devices (from desktop computer monitors to mobile phones).

Testing for Accessibility and Inclusive Design

Accessibility is making sure that your product can be used by as many people as possible, including the use of external technologies to help deliver your product experience to people that have disabilities. Inclusive Design is the development of products that allow for the greatest number of users to use and experience them without the need for additional technology.

Supercharge Your Functional Tests with Visual Powers in 8 Lines of Code

In this talk, I will take existing functional tests written in JavaScript and Java, and add visual testing capabilities to them. I promise – in just 8 lines of code!

Today’s Regression Automation Challenge for Continuous Delivery

Regression Automation is all over the map today. The software testing world is way more varied than people think. Some organizations have thousands of tests constantly running on all kinds of VMs taking multiple days to execute, while others have no test automation at all. Any hope of Continuous Delivery or Pipeline Automation makes this current state unsustainable.