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STARWEST Virtual+ 2020 - Systems Analyst

Customize your STARWEST 2020 experience with sessions for systems analysts.

Monday, October 5

Michael_Bolton
DevelopSense
MA

Critical Thinking for Software Testers

Monday, October 5, 2020 - 10:00am to 5:30pm

Critical thinking is the kind of thinking that specifically looks for problems and mistakes. Regular people don't do a lot of it. However, if you want to be a great tester, you need to be a great critical thinker. Critically-thinking testers save projects from dangerous assumptions and ultimately from disasters. The good news is that critical thinking is not just innate intelligence or a talent—it's a learnable and improvable skill you can master. Michael Bolton shares the specific techniques and heuristics of critical thinking and presents realistic testing puzzles that help you practice...

Tariq_King
test.ai
Jason_Arbon
test.ai
MK

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Skills for the Testing World

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Monday, October 5, 2020 - 2:00pm to 5:30pm

Software continues to revolutionize the world, impacting nearly every aspect of our work, family, and personal life. Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are playing key roles in this revolution through improvements in search results, recommendations, forecasts, and other predictions. AI and ML technologies are being used in platforms for digital assistants, home entertainment, medical diagnosis, customer support, and autonomous vehicles. Testing practitioners are recognizing the potential for advances in AI and ML to be leveraged for automated testing—an area that...

Tuesday, October 6

Michael_Bolton
DevelopSense
TA

X-Ray Vision For Testers: How to Analyze Things

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 10:00am to 5:30pm

How do we go about understanding something complex? How do we move from confusion to clarity? What strategies and approaches can we use to identify and reason about things that matter? When we’re dropped into a testing situation, how do we make sense of it all? How can we rapidly achieve a deeper understanding of things that we know little or nothing about? How can we develop skills to make us more powerful testers? The answer to these questions is analysis - the study of things and ideas by examining their elements and structure. In this one-day tutorial, Michael Bolton will lead...

Thursday, October 15

Aprajita Mathur
Guardant Health
WWT1

Breaking the Glass Ceiling and our Biases

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm

Gender bias exists not only in our workplace, but also in our personal lives. Companies and communities have been working hard to be more inclusive and diverse, yet this is a very difficult problem to solve. Why? Is it just a matter of time or can there be other factors involved? Let's take a dive into what is preventing women from progressing or reaching the top and how we can help bring the balance. To go beyond mere stereotypes, we will get familiarized with the basics of how our brain operates, how biases form, and other factors that contribute to a gender-biased system. We will work...

Dona_Sarkar
Microsoft
WWT2

How to Be a Today's Superhero (Yes, that's You) In Case You Haven't Noticed

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 2:15pm to 3:15pm

The world has changed, so many people are out of jobs, so many people are wondering what will happen next. So many are feeling alone and like no one understands them. Instead of spending your days building your resume, let’s focus on building your legacy…the thing people remember you for. How? Join us and find out!

Jessie Shternshus
The Improv Effect
Alison Wade
TechWell Corp.
WWT3

The Year of Change!

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

We interrupt your regularly scheduled life to bring you 2020! A year of unprecedented unknowns and uncertainty. Many of us have faced countless challenges in our personal lives and in our careers and frankly, it is hard to not feel STUCK! In order to get unstuck, we must learn what to do to bring about personal change. How can we identify the changes we want to make and then find new ways to make those changes? Let’s talk about the steps we need to take to intentionally shift our mindset and habitual patterns that may be holding us back. Join Jessie and Alison for this interactive session...