STARWEST 2023 - DevOps | TechWell

STARWEST 2023 - DevOps

Customize your STARWEST 2023 experience with sessions covering DevOps.

Monday, October 2

EPAM Systems

Instill a DevOps Testing Culture in Your Team and Organization

Monday, October 2, 2023 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

The DevOps movement is here. Companies across many industries are breaking down siloed IT departments and federating them into product development teams. Testing and its practices are at the heart of these changes. Traditionally, IT organizations have been staffed with mostly manual testers and a limited number of automation and performance engineers. 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 relevant and add greater value to the business. DevOps really...

Tuesday, October 3

EPAM Systems

A Quality Engineering Introduction to AI and Machine Learning

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

Although there are several controversies and misunderstandings surrounding AI and machine learning, one thing is apparent — people have quality concerns about the safety, reliability, and trustworthiness of these types of systems. Not only are ML-based systems shrouded in mystery due to their largely black-box nature, they also tend to be unpredictable since they can adapt and learn new things at runtime. Validating ML systems is challenging and requires a cross-section of knowledge, skills, and experience from areas such as mathematics, data science, software engineering, cyber-security,...

Wednesday, October 4

O.C. Tanner

An AI-Partnered Testing Future—It’s Here!

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Let’s be real, we are quite a ways out from AI taking over the world. AI doomsday apologists stay home! On the other hand, AI is changing everything about software creation. In this presentation, Kevin Pyles will take you on a walk down memory lane through waterfall, agile and DevOps practices, and will then introduce you to the future of software creation known as AI-Partnered Development. Let’s get practical with real-world examples of AI assisting designers, solving coding challenges and testing software right next to human testers. We will explore how AI is also involved today in...


Creating a Comprehensive API Testing Ecosystem

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Maintaining API test cases across multiple environments, for different load levels, and types of tests (eg. smoke, functional, regression) traditionally required separate tests be written and maintained. Test maintenance is expensive. If you have three lower environments that tests are run for, then you usually have at least three different tests you are trying to keep in sync. If you have a new API added for a microservice, then you have to modify and validate across all three tests at a minimum. If you are running different load levels for build tests verses load tests, for example, that...

Thursday, October 5


How Building Accessibility Automated Testing in DevOps Helps Reduce Post-Deployment Overheads

Thursday, October 5, 2023 - 11:15am to 12:15pm

#A11y, aka Accessibility is a hot topic nowadays. It is not only an important business priority for each digitally transformed company to increase user retention and sales revenue, but it also ensures that people with disabilities can use any digital product without any barriers. Many organizations started to focus on digital accessibility by investing tremendous amounts of budget in vendor or user testing post product deployment. However, quite a portion of this budget can be eliminated by educating their product teams, especially engineers to adopt accessibility automated test in their... solutions

How I Spend More on Coffee Than DevOps

Thursday, October 5, 2023 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Jacob Orshalick and solutions are a development shop that provides Continuous Delivery for every client product they build. Even so, with the cloud solutions available today, they just don’t need a DevOps team. Maybe after this session you won’t need one either. Automating your infrastructure—you need an environment where your software product can be deployed for testing. Attendees will learn how to use AWS CloudFormation with AWS Serverless Access Model (SAM) to automate the creation of their deployment environment stack. They will see how they can then make changes to...

Grafana Labs

Distributed Load Testing in Kubernetes

Thursday, October 5, 2023 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

In an increasingly interconnected digital world, consumers of online services have become more savvy with ever-increasing expectations. The performance and scalability of these online services are critical to their success, and load testing is an important tool to evaluate these capabilities. Traditional centralized load testing needs to catch up in replicating real-world scenarios. Organizations should replicate actual user behavior by distributing simulated user traffic across multiple geographically diverse locations, enabling a more realistic evaluation of system performance and...

Global Logic UK & I

Graceful Degradation—Failing with Style

Thursday, October 5, 2023 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

We do a lot to reduce the chance that our application is down, forgetting that it will eventually happen. We should be focusing on not reducing the risk of failure, but reducing its impact – this is widely known as Graceful Degradation. Adopting a Graceful Degradation strategy suggests that it is possible to provide the service for your customers even if certain parts of your application do not behave as expected. Failure should not be an exception in software, it should be the rule. That is why Graceful Degradation is such a key concept in software delivery. Resiliency is about having the...