Keith kicks off the day on Wednesday, May 4th. Keith is a great speaker and has a very interesting background in software testing. Many people don’t know this, but he was an art history major in college (go figure?). Then he went on to become the head of testing at UBS, Citi and Barclays. You can see a recent video interview with Keith on our blog. This will be one of the highlights of Star East so don’t miss it.
Mike Cooper is the former Software Quality and Testing Evangelist for HP. This session will focus on the ways testing and development is changing and what software testers need to do to succeed in a fast-moving and highly complex world.
3) Testing Trend Presentations
It’s always good to come back from a conference with plenty of stats to impress your colleagues. If you want to get the latest updates and research on what’s happening in the industry, don’t miss these presentations.
Friday at Star East is dedicated to “Women Who Test”. Men outnumber women in the tech industry 7:3. This program covers a range of topic like re-engineering your life, growing your personal brand, setting goals and discovering your career superpowers. Speakers include Jennifer Bonine from TapQA, Melissa Benua from PlayFab and Tania Katan from Axosoft.
I always like attending the sessions with the real practitioners. It’s not just thought leadership. It’s a true view into what’s really going on within a testing department. This session from David Bialek looks very interesting because it’s focused on analytics. This is a must-see for anyone who is swimming in data but thirsting for knowledge.
8) Comcast Sessions
There will be two speakers from Comcast at Star East. Their sessions are below. Given all the technical issues and complaints people have with Comcast, these sessions should be fascinating to watch.