Conference Presentations

STARWEST 2015: Lightning Strikes the Keynotes
Video

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...

Lee Copeland
Using Crowd Testing for a Game Engine
Slideshow

Testing a PC-based game poses interesting challenges. With different OS platforms and many different GPUs, the number of combinations to test grows quickly. The large number of hardware configurations used by the players of EVE Online makes it impossible to test them all. This can lead...

Björgvin Reynisson, CCP Games
I Don’t Want to Talk about Bugs: Let’s Change the Conversation
Video

It’s time to change the conversation about testing and quality―from bugs and poor requirements to products and solutions. Instead, Janet Gregory says testers and managers working in agile organizations need to learn more about the business, the market, and the customers. With that...

Janet Gregory
The Survival Guide for Testers and Test Managers
Video

As we face new technologies, methodologies, and approaches, the roles and responsibilities of testers are evolving. To stay current, the test professional’s skill set must increase. Due to agile, the strict separation of developer and tester roles is fading. Teams, rather than just testers...

Bart Knaack
Leadership for Test Managers and Testers
Slideshow

Many organizations spend a great deal of time and effort acquiring and learning to use the latest techniques and technology, but they make little or no attempt to train or mentor their staff to be better leaders. It is true that technology is important, but test teams without able leaders...

Rick Craig, TechWell Corp.
Improve Testing with a Zone Defense
Slideshow

At one time or another, every tester hears the dreaded question, “Why didn’t you guys catch these bugs?” We all have some standard responses, and they are most likely true). But what can we learn about our testing when we look beyond the easy answers? Pamela Gillaspie proposes that the...

Pamela Gillaspie, TestPlant
Leadership for Test Managers and Testers
Slideshow

Many organizations spend a great deal of time and effort acquiring and learning to use the latest techniques and technology, but they make little or no attempt to train or mentor their staff to be better leaders. While it is true that technology is important, test teams without able...

Rick Craig, Software Quality Engineering
Building a World-Class Quality Team at eBay
Slideshow

Today, many test methodologies can be used to achieve high quality and productivity ―Agile/Scrum, TDD, data modeling, risk analysis, and personas, just to name a few. So how do you pick the best approaches and techniques for your team and projects? Learn how Steve Hares helped build a...

Steve Hares, eBay
Virtualize APIs for Better Application Testing
Slideshow

In today’s interconnected world, APIs are the glue that allows software components, devices, and applications to work together. Unfortunately, many testers don’t have direct access to manipulate the APIs during testing and must rely on either testing the API separately from the application...

Lorinda Brandon, SmartBear Software
Usability Testing Goes Mobile
Slideshow

The introduction of mobile devices and applications presents new challenges to traditional usability testing practices. Identifying the differences between usability testing techniques for traditional desktop applications and mobile applications is critical to ensuring their acceptance and...

Susan Brockley, ExxonMobil

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