STARWEST 2018 - Networking Events | TechWell

Networking Events


Networking_EventsMorning Run
Wednesday, October 3 and Thursday, October 4 • 6:45am–7:30am
Runners of all levels will gather in the hotel lobby and head out on a morning fun run. Run at your own pace, activate your body and refresh before the start of your day.


Morning Yoga
Wednesday, October 3 and Thursday, October 4 • 6:45am–7:30am
Join us in the morning for an opportunity to relax your mind in yoga class. Open, stretch, and restore your body from the inside out—all before your day of learning begins. Appropriate for all skill levels.


Lean Coffee
Wednesday, October 3 and Thursday, October 4 • 7:30am–8:30am
Grab a complimentary coffee, pick a topic, and split into groups to share in open discussions. These are informal, self-organized, collaborative, active conversations. They are driven by people that are passionate or curious enough about the topic to join the group and contribute. Join them to share your expertise or sit back and soak in the knowledge others are dispensing.


Speed Networking
Monday, October 1 • 4:30pm–5:30pm
Get to know your fellow attendees quickly at Speed Networking. Easily introduce yourself as you grab a drink and get to know others at the conference. It’s a great way to find people with similar challenges and interests. Afterwards, we will be providing a framework for you to form groups, head out to dinner, and keep the conversation going!


Genius Testing Bar
Wednesday, October 3-Thursday, October 4 • Times Vary
Need to schedule some time with a testing genius? Make some time to chat one-on-one with some of the amazing speakers at this conference at available times on Tuesday–Thursday. They don’t like to be called geniuses, but we think their experiences and knowledge warrants that title! Bring your most pressing questions and get some ingenious solutions, sound advice, and free consulting—but most of all just get to know the speakers! See the TechWell Experience Staff Onsite to Reserve a Spot


The Test Lab
Kick-off: Tuesday October 2 • 5:30pm-7:30pm
Wednesday, October 3 and Thursday, October 4 • All Day
Grab a lab coat and join us for the Test Lab kick-off on Tuesday evening for pizza and beer. 

Then on Wednesday and Thursday the Test Lab will be staffed by Julie Gardiner. There will be problem solving exercises, physical puzzles, testing quizzes, and even some testing of robots to put your QA skills into practice. While you are there test the code for the Humanitarian Toolbox applications that have become vital resources for many disaster relief organizations. Make a difference and stop by the Test Lab.


Networking_EventsWomen Who Test
Friday, October 5 • 8:30am–4:30pm
Women Who Test is a full-day event for women to learn from and be inspired by each other. Join women test engineers, managers, CEOs, and consultants for some truly inspiring talks and fascinating group work. Registration is free for conference attendees, but you must reserve your seat in advance. Learn more.


Couch Sessions
Wednesday, October 3 and Thursday, October 4
Join a testing expert on the couch for a relaxed conversation about a topic close to your heart. Each scheduled couch session will be led by a different expert who will help the group that attends informally discuss the topic at hand. Just drop in to any scheduled session to join in, or host your own chat. We’ll have some unscheduled sessions left open for attendees to take charge and lead a conversation that is important to you.


Expo Reception
Wednesday, October 3 • 5:30pm–6:30pm
Network with peers at the Expo reception and enjoy complimentary food and beverages. Be sure to play the Passport game for your chance to win great prizes!


The Expo
Wednesday, October 3 and Thursday, October 4
At the STARWEST Expo, you can visit the top industry providers offering the latest in testing solutions.

  • Explore this one-of-a-kind Expo, October 3–4, designed to bring you the latest solutions in testing technologies, software, and tools.

  • Support your software testing efforts by participating in technical presentations and demonstrations conducted throughout the Expo.

  • Meet one-on-one with representatives from some of today’s most progressive and innovative organizations.

Expo Hours

Wednesday, October 3
10:30am–2:00pm
 and 3:30pm–6:30pm


Expo Reception 
5:30pm–6:30pm - 
All attendees are invited to the Expo reception for complimentary food and beverages.

Thursday, October 4
10:30am–3:00pm


Testing & Quality Leadership Summit
Friday, October 5 • 8:30am–4:30pm
Too often, employees feel that leadership should come from above. Recent trends in leadership suggest that successful organizations are ones in which everybody is empowered to lead, and individuals are encouraged to take personal responsibility for their growth and advancement. Join in a conversation with your peers as experienced technology leaders share ways to empower your staff (and yourself) to great heights. Discover how seasoned leaders drive change, motivate staff—and accelerate their own careers. Learn more.