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Best Software Testing Conferences of 2019

January 31, 2019

Best Software Testing Conferences in 2019 The software testing community is a vibrant entity. If you don’t believe this, you just need to look outside your own pond, to find sheer range of expertise and great minds that lead this community. The world of Quality Assurance and Software Testing industry is no stranger to events and conferences. While you can’t attend each and every conference, it is good to have a guide of what’s happening, when and where. So that you can take your pick and follow the rest of these events online.

QMetry has its list ready! We bring you some of the top events line-up for the year 2019.

1. Atlassian Summit U.S

Each year Atlassian holds its annual user conference, one of the biggest events that brings together industry experts, software developers and testing professionals. The summit is packed with events ranging from training sessions, a keynote session, product updates, and of course after-parties. This year the venue is Las Vegas, and understandably the excitement is palpable.

When: April 9-11

Where: Las Vegas

QMetry are silver sponsors at the summit, so come and meet us there. More details to follow soon.

2. European Testing Conference

The European Testing Conference is aimed to help experts and practitioners meet and brainstorm. ‘Tired of conferences that feel more like sales pitches than practitioners sharing the craft’, European Testing Conference provides a more informal setting for attendees to meet and connect.

When: February 14-15

Where: Valencia, Spain.

3. UKSTAR 2019

UKSTAR is a two-day software testing conference held in London each year and organized by EuroSTAR. The conference boasts of international speakers, deep-dive sessions, and inspiring track talks. This year has an interesting line-up with topics ranging from API exploratory testing to future-proofing testers in the age of AI, to wearable testing. It is a multi-track event with key themes being Automation, Modern Tester and Leadership.

When: March 11-12

Where: London, UK

4. STAREAST/STARWEST

STAREAST and STARWEST are two of the longest testing conferences organized by Techwell. These events feature over 100 learning and networking opportunities, covering a range of current topics and testing trends. The broad themes each year cover Testing in DevOps, Test Transformation, Test and Release Automation, Agile Testing, Testing for Developers, Security Testing, Test Strategy, Planning and Metrics, Test Leadership etc. Featuring great speakers, training opportunity, and an expo, these conferences are quite sought after in the community.

Come visit QMetry as we are Silver Sponsors at StarEast and Gold sponsors at STARWEST.

STAREAST: April 28-May 03, Orlando, Florida

STARWEST: Sep 29-Oct 04 Anaheim, California

5. SauceCon 2019

SauceCon is the place where the Sauce Labs community of users interact with automated testing experts. Conference topics are mainly centered on Automation testing, but also Advanced Selenium, Parallel Testing, Modern Apps Testing etc. Testers, developers and automation professionals look forward to this conference to upgrade their continuous delivery and test automation knowledge.

When: 23-25 April 2019

Where: Austin, Texas

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6. QA Financials

The QA Financials events are a tad different from all the other conferences. As they say, it is the leading forum for QA professionals at banks, insurance, asset management and other financial companies. Since this sector is heavily regulated and compliance-focused, the challenges are different. From lessons in IT transformation for financial firms to software risk management in finance, the QA financial forum covers it all. A series of forums and events are scheduled this year at locations such as London, Chicago, Paris, Milano. We will participate at Chicago, London and NYC as sponsors in various categories. Do stop by and say hello to us. QA Financial Forum, London: 27 February QA Financial Forum, Chicago: 2 April QA Financial Forum, NYC: 13 November

7. Nordic Testing Days

This is a hit favorite conference in the Baltics and Northern Europe. The event promises something for everyone – from new testers to seasoned professionals. The programme has a good mix of tutorials, short talks and workshops etc. When: June 6-8 Where: Talinn, Estonia

8. Agile Testing Days USA

As is evident form the name, Agile Testing Days is meant for Agile practitioners. Developers, testing and QA professionals in the Agile ecosystem have much to look forward to. The conference provides a platform to connect and network within the agile community. From tutorials, keynotes, talks, workshops and events they have a bit of everything. Some of the key themes discussed this year are Test Automation and Integration, Exploratory Testing, Scrum Excellence, Continuous Delivery. When: June 23-27 Where: Chicago, Illinois

9. Agile + DevOps WEST

Agile +DevOps West is again a Techwell event. It offers the full spectrum of conference specials such as pre-conference training and certification, tutorials, keynotes from thought leaders, a leadership summit, concurrent sessions that cover major issues and solutions, and an expo that brings the best of software development solutions. When: June 2-7 Where: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

10. EuroSTAR Software Testing Conference

Last but not the least, the EuroSTAR Software Testing Conference is one of the most reputed and widely known among them all. This year it celebrates with its 27th conference. Spread across four days with over 60 sessions including tutorials, talks, workshop and one of the biggest software testing expos in Europe, this is the place to be. When: November 11-14 Where: Prague, Czech Republic Conferences are a great forum to exchange knowledge, learn about new tech trends, network and come back refreshed with new insights and enthusiasm to take your work forward.If you can’t attend many of these conferences, some of the material and speeches are available online. Be sure to register early, and avail the discounts offered for early birds. Keep watching this space for special discounts codes and promo codes from QMetry.

Jyotirmoy Nath
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