STARWEST 2018 - Live Virtual Conference (free) | TechWell

Virtual Conference

STARWEST 2018 Virtual Conference


The STARWEST  Virtual Conference will be streamed live October 3-4 from Anaheim, California. The virtual conference features keynote presentations and industry technical presentations streamed straight to your desktop. The STARWEST  virtual conference also features live interviews with conference speakers discussing their talks and their area of expertise, networking opportunities in the session chats rooms, lobby chat areas and hot topics sections, as well as the ability to visit the virtual Expo, and learn about the most recent solutions from top industry providers. Once the virtual conference has ended it will be available to view on-demand until January 2, 2019. View the full program details below.


Virtual Sponsors


Wednesday, October 3

Carnival Corp.

The Life of a Tester, from Once Upon a Time to Happily Ever After

Add to calendar
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 8:30am to 9:45am

Most fairy tales start out with a scary premise and move to a happy ending. Lately, we have heard lots of scary stories about the future of testing. As machine learning and artificial intelligence continue to gain prominence, we see even more concerns about the tester’s career. With the help of a famous animation team, Janna and Jennifer will take you through a wild animated journey from what it was like in the early days of software to where we are today. We’ll explore the evolution of the testing profession, as well as what it will become in the future. As this story moves from...

Learn More
Jon Bach
eBay, Inc.

Testing Outside of the Box

Add to calendar
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

The cognitive skills of testing are being threatened by two major forces: the assumption that automation can replace all other forms of testing, and the acceptance of lower quality by consumers. You might be feeling like you’re living on an eroding island, but there is a way to adapt and even thrive using your testing skills. Your project still needs to have someone who will question assumptions, examine design, create experiments, analyze data, and report meaningful metrics. It needs your social skill to connect teams who work in silos, bring customer insights to light, and track risks...

Learn More
EPAM Systems
Alex Martins
CA Technologies
CA Technologies

A Flight Plan For Your Continuous Testing Journey: Transforming the Traditional Testing COE

Add to calendar
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 11:30am to 12:15pm

The pace of business continues to quicken and companies recognize that remaining competitive requires new methods for building, testing and releasing software. Release cadences have greatly accelerated. A 6- to 18-month find-and-fix turnaround is no longer acceptable.

Testing is no longer a single event. It is not something done when development is completed. Instead, it must be done by everyone all the time, even before development starts. Defects and problems must be identified early, instead of being caught or missed when the product reaches the customer.

This is where a “...

Learn More
Wayne Ariola

DevOps/Agile Leaders vs Laggards: New Forrester Research on What Software Testing Practices and Metrics Really Matter

Add to calendar
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 12:45pm to 1:30pm

A new Forrester research project surveyed over 600 organizations to determine what matters the most for DevOps and Agile success. The research discovered high-level findings like: 1) They are transforming software testing into continuous testing by adopting five core practices. 2) Experts focus primarily on contextual metrics (e.g., requirements coverage) while others focus on “counting” metrics (e.g., number of tests). 3) Experts are more likely to measure the user experience across an end-to-end transaction while others rely on application-specific or team-specific metrics.


Learn More

Software Metrics Worth Measuring: Aligning Business Goals to Quality Metrics

Add to calendar
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 1:45pm to 2:30pm

In today’s hyper-competitive software market, companies are ever pressing to deliver products more quickly and efficiently. As a result, it is imperative for organizations to implement a more strategic approach to quality. A strategic approach requires QA teams to gather more comprehensive data on the value of quality tasks in the delivery pipeline. And it often requires a different approach to reporting, and a focus on metrics that help the business measure release readiness and assess overall application quality.

Join us as Adam Satterfield, shares the key metrics today’s software...

Learn More

5 Essential Elements of a Successful CT Environment

Add to calendar
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 3:00pm to 3:45pm

As software development shifts left, most teams focus on continuous integration and continuous delivery, and neglect the important practice of continuous testing (CT). Continuous testing ensures that your code not only works, but that it is always in sync with operations, documentation and all the other teams involved in the deployment process. Without CT, you really can’t achieve continuous delivery. Join us to explore the 5 essential components of a successful continuous testing environment and discover how it can help you reduce risk, improve response time and increase velocity.


Lightning Strikes the Keynotes

Add to calendar
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:15pm

Throughout the years, Lightning Talks have been a popular part of the STAR conferences. If you’re not familiar with the concept, Lightning Talks consists of a series of five-minute talks by different speakers within one presentation period. Lightning Talks are the opportunity for speakers to deliver their single biggest bang-for-the-buck idea in a rapid-fire presentation. And now, lightning has struck the STAR keynotes. Some of the best-known experts in testing will step up to the podium and give you their best shot of lightning. Get multiple keynote presentations for the price of one—and...

Learn More

Thursday, October 4


Be the Lord of Your OWN Rings: How to Build Your OWN Insider Testing Program

Add to calendar
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 8:30am to 9:45am

Many testers just don't plain get listened to. Management doesn’t seem to listen despite you having a really good idea on how to reduce costs without reducing quality. How can a well-meaning tester act as an agent of change and change your corporate landscape? Dona is the Lord of the Rings at Microsoft where she co-creates the future of Windows with 10M + #WindowsInsiders all over the world. They are one of the biggest fan and influencer programs in the tech industry—one that helps shape the future of Microsoft technology every single day. She will guide you on how to create a fan and...

Learn More
Sauce Labs

Continuous Testing Made Awesome with Sauce Labs

Add to calendar
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 9:45am to 10:30am

Join Kunal Makhija, Solutions Engineer at Sauce Labs, as he shows how the Sauce Labs platform can help you continuously test your web and mobile applications, ensuring no-fail releases to keep your customers happy and freeing up your teams for more innovative development, all while decreasing the time and money you spend on infrastructure. Kunal will discuss how Continuous Testing can help your team truly achieve modern development workflows, give a complete demo of the Sauce Labs Continuous Testing Cloud, and answer all of your questions about the future of this exciting space!

Chris Colosimo

Back to The Future of Test Automation: Technologies from the future that you can use today

Add to calendar
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 11:15am to 12:00pm

In the most recent Forrester Omnichannel Functional Test Automation Wave, industry analysts indicated that test automation is still largely unpenetrated, with only 29% of surveyed organizations reaching high levels of automation. In a world with smart everything, technology is rapidly evolving, but the adoption of test automation to rapidly test these products is moving at a snail’s pace. Where are the time-traveling DeLoreans of software testing?

A leader in Forrester’s Wave, Parasoft was recognized for its product strategy and vision to increase the implementation of test...

Learn More
Pluribus Networks

Improve Resource Sharing, Lower Costs and Optimize Your Test Lab Network

Add to calendar
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:15pm

Your organization is under pressure to deliver new products faster and lab environments are the center of innovation. However, lab infrastructure often relies on manual processes and slow updates that do not meet the expectations of speed and reliability. When it comes to network connectivity, costly gear that might be underutilized and cabling requests for any changes that create a bottleneck, impeding the entire release velocity and the ability for your lab to scale and grow. Lab infrastructure needs to become more automated, dynamic, and efficient to offer cloud-like operations that...

Learn More

2020 Vision for DevOps and AI

Add to calendar
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:15pm

Prepare for the Future of Testing: Learn Where to Focus Your Efforts to Prevent Getting Left Behind... ...because 50% of CIOs who have not transformed their teams’ capabilities by 2020 will be out of a job according to Gartner Research.

Join Zephyr's CPO and DevOps Expert, Hamesh Chawla, as he shares his vision for the year 2020, outlines the four essential components to achieving full Continuous Testing Agility- Agile, DevOps, Automation and Analytics, and prepares you to rise to tomorrow’s lifecycle standards, moving you and your organization forward.

Max Saperstone

Testing Your Tests: Securing Confidence In Your Automation

Add to calendar
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:15pm

The growth of automation testing in today’s software development organizations is changing the way we test applications. Software development practices have matured over the last thirty years to include all forms of testing in order to verify software quality. In the last ten years, there has been a huge spike in the adoption of automated tests, effectively replacing some manual testing practices and supplementing traditional testing activities. Many parts of the software development industry, however, are wary of replacing manual testing with automated testing. Not only is there often a...

Learn More