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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 Artificial Intelligence, agile testing, performance testing, test automation, mobile application testing, and test team 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 3-hour in-depth 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.

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With more than 35 sessions, STPCon provides wide coverage in areas such as Automation, Performance, Agile, Mobile Testing, AI & Machine Learning, 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 and is committed to delivering the best experience for our attendees. STP utilizes volunteers from the community to help produce the STPCon program, with the insight and expertise of these testing practitioners creating a well-rounded event touching all aspects of the testing practice. STP takes pride in the testimonials from attendees complementing the organization, class size, professionalism of instructors, and wide rage of testing topics. Take a look at our past events, session descriptions and locations, and we look forward to seeing you at a future STPCon!

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Top 5 Performance Tests for the IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to be one of the fastest growing and most diverse technology sectors in the world with solutions including connected cars, smart electricity metering, smart homes, factory automation, and more.

Quality Leadership, Testing, and Governance Tactics that Make or Break Your Progressive Delivery System

More and more companies are using Progressive Delivery to get all types of changes – new features, configuration changes, bug fixes, and experiments – into production in a safer, faster, and most importantly, a sustainable way.

Challenges of Automation at Scale

The objective of this presentation will be to make the audience aware of the challenges, as well as, what they can do on a day-to-day basis to avoid these issues. Manoj will be sharing various do’s and do not’s with the audience which can be implemented from day 1.

Scaling Quality

JoEllen not only introduces the core practices in each thread; she also describes how Olo rolled the practices out to 14 different teams and how they adapted the approach collaboratively with the team. She’ll provide an overview of the WTQ bootcamps, strategy workshops, and quarterly retros, which respectively introduce the approach, provide practice in new skills, and adapt working agreements for each team. It’s WTQ-in-a-box for teams who are experiencing growth and struggling to articulate a cohesive strategy.

Agile QA Toolkit

As QA you are expected to be knowledgeable on the different tools and methodologies used. Finding the root cause of issues, bringing fresh ideas and perspectives to the development team, design, and product owners while still ensuring that releases are sent out on time.

Modern Testing – Let’s Focus More on Quality and Less on Testing

Join Joel as he reviews the forces pushing change in the way products are created and delivered, and will introduce the Modern Testing Principles, going over them to understand their challenges and breakthroughs!

The F Word: Giving Great Feedback

This talk will first define feedback, the different types of feedback, the market numbers around feedback, and why feedback is a necessary part of growth. Additionally, there are several studies to draw from that show how important receiving feedback is to people, particularly younger professionals.

How to Start Testing with Python

Andrew Knight shows you how to start testing with Python and targets anyone who wants to dive head-first into learning everything Python.

Implementing BDD: How One Team is Making it Work

Webinar Recorded 09/09/20: This talk will answer why BDD is the right methodology and what does the process look like, in which Christine will share the preparation, major milestones, successes, and failures encountered along the way.

Applying Software Craftsmanship to the Evolving World of Automation

Software Craftsmanship is a practice of continuous development and helping others learn this craft. As the world is evolving towards the era of scripting language, Khyati will be sharing our experience of how we have grown as a team of all QA with programming language background to the niche typescript world contributor.

BDD + Gherking – BDD = Happiness

Bas will explore a model of happiness to show how tools can improve your life and show you what did not work and why, as well as best practices he has learned from the process.

The Hidden Costs of BDD Tools

In this talk, Titus Fortner, Senior Solutions Architect at Sauce Labs, will discuss the various reasons why people choose to use BDD tools, and what the benefits are supposed to be. He will then discuss the reality for many companies before getting into some of the inherent underlying issues with BDD tooling, including why teams so often end up in trouble when using them. Finally, there will be a discussion of alternatives and recommendations for getting the most out of your UI testing.

High Impact Customer Testing in Agile and Continuous Delivery Environments

Today’s complex technology landscape makes it progressively more difficult to deliver products with frictionless experiences that meet the evolving interoperability demands of your customers. Engineering teams are under enormous pressure to discover defects, user experience issues, critical feature gaps, and in-the-wild interoperability problems before releasing a product.

Continuous Secure Testing: Stepping Stones to a New Era of Your Testing Brigade

Security has become a necessity in our day-to-day activities. Are we aware of how we can uncover these vulnerabilities? Do we understand the basic security tests that we run? Can we analyze and understand whether the threat found is a false positive or not? How can we make Static Application Security Testing and Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST) work hand in hand for our benefit? How can we have DAST Automated with our dear Selenium? How can we apply DAST on Mobile Apps? How can we have DAST part of CI/CD pipeline?

Navigate Agile Testing Strategies with Predictive Analysis

The Predictive analysis carries to extract valuable information from the data sets with the help of the statistical algorithms and machine learning to forecast the trends and performance patterns. When it comes to software testing, predictive analytics makes everything clear about what to test and predict the quality issues before and after the production.

AI & UI Test Strategies for Intelligent Digital Ad Tech Platform

In the bustling Ad Tech industry, we are constantly presented with challenges. These range from segmenting browsers, targeting devices, users (consumers) and even environments. Ad presentation specifications are constantly changing, as new devices are always coming onto the market. Machine Learning model techniques are adopted to engage and know consumer preferences through ‘sentiment’ surveys or other polls. After performing automation on the newest (and oldest) mobile devices, a new connected TV device appears with unique challenges.

Quality Focused Software Testing in Critical Infrastructure

When testing software, it is not uncommon to hear that one hundred percent coverage is unachievable. What happens, then when we are asked to do such a thing. If the software that is being tested is used in critical infrastructure (power systems, water, medical, banking, etc.) then an escaped bug is not a trivial thing.

Principles to Guide Testing: Modern and Agile

In this webinar, Lisa Crispin will explore these two sets of principles, how they relate to each other, how teams can benefit from them, and how they might shape the future of testing and quality.

Speed Dating in the Tool Pool

Shopping for new tools is not unlike dating. You need to ask yourself the same questions: “What am I looking for?” “Do they fit in with the picture I have for my future?” “Will it get along with my friends colleagues?” On top of that, the testing tool landscape has changed so much in just the past few years. What expectations should you have? Where do you even go to “meet” these tools?

Performance Assurance Evolution for Your Organization

Since managing performance and assuring it is acceptable is not a trivial task neither just a matter of running load, the webinar will go through all of the possible routes an organization should become familiar to achieve great performance.

STP Radio: Cathy Huang with Applause on Automation Balance and Testing’s Future

We learn from Cathy’s customer feedback and experiences around automation strategy, artificial intelligence, and some possible new capabilities coming to the Applause solutions.

Lean QA: Monitoring, Experiments, Automation

Have you ever wondered if you want/need/able to test in production? Is it even possible without bringing harm to your users? Does it bring any value?

The Secret Sauce to Continuous Deployment Testing

No need for antacids or a doctor, just come to this session to find out all the juices and spices necessary to make that delicious secret sauce of automated tests that allows CenterEdge Software to continuously deploy most of its web software, both micro-services and monoliths.

Reading Between The Lines: Correcting ATDD Myths and Traps

Acceptance Test Driven Development has become an industry buzz word, and that buzz has reached your automation doorstep. With all of the promises of conversational language test cases, increased communication, and productivity, this paradigm almost seems too good to be true.

How to Rebuild Trust in Your Test Automation

In this webinar, we will focus on understanding How can we start trusting our automated tests again? Let’s explore what you can do to repair the situation-or, even better, prevent it from happening in the first place.

Overview of Appium Mobile App Testing

With the inception of smartphones, the mobile app market has seen explosive growth. Hence enterprises are focusing more on the quality of apps so that they can provide the best user experience to their customers. Consequently, we can see exponential rise and rapid technological evolution in the field of Mobile App Testing. Achieving quality with speed is the key concern in Mobile App Testing and this can be achieved through automation testing and improving its quality. There are several tools available in the market for automation testing and one of the best automation tools is Appium. Now let us explore the features of Appium.

The State of AI for Testing

In this webinar, Jennifer Bonine will discuss the impact and scope of AI in testing. She will address some of the most burning questions out there on the subject around its impact to testers and give practical advice for when and how to add AI to your testing practices.

The ROI for Test Automation – Are You Missing It?

Executives are always looking to cut costs and increase value. Test Automation is key in continuous delivery of digital assets for customers. But does Test Automation produce an ROI? If so, what is it? How can your department positively affect the bottom-line with test automation?

Test Automation vs Automated Testing: Key Differences & Pros and Cons

Automated testing and test automation far ago have ceased to remain options or choices for the development projects. Now as the DevOps and Agile approach getting huge traction across projects of all types and lengths, automation seems to have the key development methodologies.

The Impact of AI on Enterprise Testing

Come join this session, where I cover the basics of AI, existing problems with testing, discuss the key ways software testing can benefit from AI and the challenges involved in implementing AI-based solutions. Attending this session will help anyone to get started with AI-based testing.