STPCon 2020 Virtual Sessions

STPCon Virtual Sessions

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STPCon Virtual Sessions

We have worked with some of our speakers to record and post sessions from STPCon Spring 2020, which was canceled due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Please enjoy these sessions, share them with your team and interact with the speakers through the page’s comment section or by reaching out to the speaker personally via their social media.

We hope you enjoy these sessions!

Today’s Regression Automation Challenge for CI/CD
With: Michael Hackett – Sr. VP, LogiGear Corp
Regression Automation is all over the map today. The software testing world is way more varied than people think. Some organizations have thousands of tests constantly running on all kinds of VMs taking multiple days to execute, while others have no test automation at all. Any hope of Continuous Delivery or Pipeline Automation makes this current state unsustainable. [Watch Now]

Modernizing Your Testing Approach
With: Melissa Tondi – Quality Engineering Leadership, E*TRADE
In this session, we will discuss a more modern approach to testing. Focusing on the Quality Engineer role, Melissa will define the role, show areas within the SDLC where the modern QA/QE can be influential, and present practical (and actionable!) ways to implement them. [Watch Now]

Is it Testable? Asking Your Applications and Engineers Better Questions
With: Michael Larsen – Senior Quality Assurance Engineer, SocialText/PeopleFluent
Have you ever felt like you were working at cross purposes with an application you were developing and testing? Have you wished that there were easier ways to interact with your application? Do you struggle with the fact that efforts to automate your application under development yield less than satisfactory results? [Watch Now]

Preventing Burnout with Mindfulness and Productivity Hacks
With: Raj Subrameyer – Owner and CEO, ChaiLatte Consulting
In this session, I will share my real-life experiences from experimenting with these hacks and discuss how I was able to adopt some of them that helped to get more focus, improve critical thinking skills and made me more calm and approachable to people. [Watch Now]

The Automation Maturity Heuristic
With: Brendan Connolly – Staff QA Engineer, Procore Technologies
Is your framework designed for writing automated tests, or for automated testing? We call them automation frameworks but typically they are single-purpose software full of assumptions around that purpose, tightly coupled to executing complete end to end test cases. [Watch Now]

The Paradigm Shift of QA
With: Mike Lyles – Director of QA & PM, Bridgetree
Many years ago, Stephen Covey made the statement “Nothing Fails Like Success”. He spoke on how that the things we do to be successful today may not be enough for success tomorrow. This powerful statement can be directly applied to how the changing landscape of IT is affecting the roles of our project teams. [Watch Now]

The ROI for Test Automation – Are You Missing It?
With: Paul Merrill – Principal SDET, Beaufort Fairmont, LLC
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? [Watch Now]

Usability Testing 101
With: John Ruberto – Sr. QA Project Manager, Testlio
Users have many choices today for apps and web apps. In virtually every category, there are many alternatives with over 2 million apps in the iPhone & Android market places, with new startups coming online every day. Switching between apps is as easy as pressing down on the icon for a few seconds. [Watch Now]

How to Rebuild Trust in Your Test Automation
With: Hima Bindu Peteti – Technical Manager, FannieMae
In this session, 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. [Watch Now]

Yellow is the New Green: Rethinking Test Success
With: Bill Roske – Quality Architect – Magenic Technologies
“When will the tests be green?” Have you heard that question? I submit that, until we fix all the bugs, they never will be! Project leaders look to the test results to know if we can release. They want to see “Green” on the status board. Green means all tests are passing. Will they ever? [Watch Now]

Extra! Extra! Automation Declared Software!
With: Paul Grizzaffi – Principal Automation Architect, Magenic
Breaking news! Automation development is software development. Yeah, it’s true. Even if we are using a drag-and-drop or record-and-playback interface to create that automation, somewhere, in the stack, under the hood or behind the curtain, there is code sequenced by our actions. [Watch Now]

Example Mapping: The New Three Amigos
With: Thomas Haver – Manager of Validation & Delivery
Example Mapping is a collaboration technique used by teams to help refine requirements. Every team should have a set of “ready” criteria that includes a workshop between team members to establish a shared understanding between the business and development team. [Watch Now]

DevOps Dance – ShiftLeft, ShiftRight – Get It Right
With: Adam Sandman – Director, Inflectra
As more organizations move towards continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) with DevOps pipelines becoming the norm, where is the right place to do different kinds and levels of testing? In this presentation, I will provide a blueprint for test managers in how to think about shifting left and shifting right while keeping the overall QA picture and goals in mind. [Watch Now]

Being More Agile Without Doing Agile
With: Dawn Haynes – CEO, Testing & Quality Coach, PerfTestPlus, Inc.
The most common request I get as a consultant these days is to help testers and teams transition to an Agile development process or to help testers be more effective in “agile-ish” environments. Interestingly, the core answer to these questions starts with “forget the process for a moment and focus on yourself and what you’re trying to accomplish.” [Watch Now]

Are You the Best Leader You Can Be?
With: Amy Jo Esser – Former Director of Quality
We are all leaders. At minimum we must lead ourselves every single day. In addition, many of us have teams that we lead and serve. Have you ever stopped to analyze yourself to determine if you are the BEST leader you can be? [Watch Now]

AI, IoT, and Their Exciting Impact on Testing!
With: Bob Crews – CEO, Checkpoint Technologies
It’s obvious how rapidly technology has evolved in the past 30 years. This presentation is focused on the relatively recent paradigm shift and evolvement of the Internet of Things and AI Deep Learning and their impact on Quality Assurance and the testing landscape including roles, processes, methodologies, software testing solutions, and strategies. [Watch Now]

Advanced Performance Metrics and Measures
With: Mark Tomlinson – Performance Architect, FreedomPay, Inc.
Testers who are new to performance testing success criteria will learn new ways to correlate and analyze performance measurements and extrapolate the results in a reliable and repeatable way. Testers who are interested in taking their bug-finding skills to a whole new level will be delighted to expand into performance-related testing investigation, exploration and risk analysis. [Watch Now]

Reading Between The Lines: Correcting ATDD Myths and Traps in Automation
With: Jason Edstrom – Senior Quality Engineer, Magenic Technologies
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 is paradigm almost seems too good to be true. [Watch Now]

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