STPCon Fall 2019 – Keynotes Announced!

STPCon Fall 2019 Announces Keynote Speakers!

Our program committee, made up of software testing practitioners has been busy reviewing and selecting the workshops and sessions for the Fall event this September in Boston. We are proud to point out that our program is developed “by Testers, for Testers” – and our keynote presentations are no exception!  Keynote presentations for STPCon Fall 2019 have been selected based on the message they have for the testing community, as well as the speakers’ unique ability to motivate, inspire and inform.  We are pleased to announce the following keynote presentations which were carefully chosen based on our criteria – we look forward to seeing you in Boston this September!

Angiee Jones - Fall 2019 Keynote Wednesday, 9/25 – Thursday, 9/26

Angie Jones – Senior Developer Advocate, Applitools

Keynote: A Tale of Testing the Untestable
*Feature*: As an advertiser on a given social media platform, I want to target the types of users that my ad will be shown to.

Seems easy enough. Immediate tests that come to mind are around the advertiser being able to specify the types of users that should be targeted while creating the ad. Sure, this should certainly be tested and won’t be too difficult to validate. However, the challenge comes in when attempting to validate that users who meet such criteria are the only ones being served. [READ FULL DESCRIPTION]

Angie will also deliver a workshop, check it out!
Workshop: Intro To Automated Visual Validation


Dot Graham - STPCon Fall 2019 Keynote Wednesday, 9/25 – Thursday, 9/26

Dot Graham – Dorothy Graham, Independent Consultant

Keynote: Blunders in Test Automation
In chess, the word blunder means a very bad move by someone who should know better. Even though system-level functional test automation has been around for a long time, people still make some very bad moves and serious blunders. The most common misconception in automation is thinking that manual testing is the same as automated testing. And this thinking accounts for most of the blunders in system-level test automation. Dorothy Graham takes us on a tour of these blunders, including Testing-Tools-Test, Silver Bullet, Automating the Wrong Thing, Who Needs GPS, How Hard Can It Be, the Stable-Application Myth, Inside-the-Box Thinking, the Project/Non-Project Dilemma, and Isolationism. [READ FULL DESCRIPTION]

Dot is at STPCon for a few days, and as a result is also delivering a session, don’t miss it!
Session: Testing Through the Ages


Kevin Surace - STPCon Fall 2019 Keynote Wednesday, 9/25 – Thursday, 9/26

Kevin Surace, CEO & CTO – Appvance.ai

Keynote: AI is Coming…and It’s Already Here!
Artificial Intelligence is coming. To cars, to bots, to homes, and to your desk. How will AI impact our lives and our work? From software development to QA to how you get to work! What new jobs will be created and what skills will be needed? How is AI already impacting our worlds and what can be gleaned from those examples to our own field? How will your role in QA change and all testing roles for that matter? And how do we all prepare? Get excited for a high energy roller coaster ride of thrills and chills of AI in this great keynote talk. [READ FULL DESCRIPTION]

Kevin will also deliver a workshop and session this Fall in Boston!
Workshop: Hands on with AI Test Generation!
Session: Successful Implementation of AI Driven Testing


Wednesday, 9/25 – Thursday, 9/26

Mike Lyles – QA Director, Bridgetree

Keynote: A Decade of Testing
The year was 2009. It was a time of new beginnings and memorable events. Barack Obama was inaugurated as the 44thPresident of the United States, becoming the first African-American to hold the title. Mobile phone technology began to use the 3G network. The world was shocked with the news that Michael Jackson died unexpectedly. US Airways Flight 1549 made a successful crash landing in the Hudson River thanks to the efforts of Captain Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger. [READ FULL DESCRIPTION]


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