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Routes through EuroSTAR 2016 – A Guide

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Routes through EuroSTAR 2016

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With any major conference, there is a LOT of choice.  Speaking as a member of the program committee, we got over 500 submissions and had to narrow them down to only 60 speaking slots.

 

Excluding keynotes and tutorials, there are 45 different main track presentations at EuroSTAR this year.

 

If you’re attending because you want to pursue a particular learning track, there are 18 different categories to choose from.

 

Here’s a high-level category map of the 45 sessions:

 

 routemap

 

 

 

 

 

Regarding Monday tutorials, here are some suggestions you might be interested given your specific role (tutorial F is not listed because it’s sold out):

Role

Recommendation

Test Manager

Tutorial A

Tester

Tutorial B or C

Consultant

Tutorial B or D

IT Manager

Tutorial A or E

Analyst

Tutorial C or D

Programmer

Tutorial D or E

Wildcard

Tutorial C or E

Jon’s personal pick

Tutorial C or D

 

For Tuesday tutorials here are my suggestions (tutorial K is not listed because it’s sold out):

Role

Recommendation

Test Manager

Tutorial G or L

Tester

Tutorial H or I

Consultant

Tutorial G or J

IT Manager

Tutorial G or J

Analyst

Tutorial H or I

Programmer

Tutorial G or L

Wildcard

Tutorial L or J

Jon’s personal pick

Tutorial H or I

 

And finally, to help you plan your route as Tuesday sessions start, here is a category view of each session (for the whole programme on the site, click here):

 

Tuesday

T1

T2

T3

T4

T5

Two Generations in Software
Testing – the Way We Learn

Understanding Cultural &
Linguistic Dimensions in Testing

Root Cause Analysis for Testers

Where Steve Jobs Went Wrong

Reinventing Your Testing Role

Learning

Process

Investigation

Testing Skills

Interactive Workshop

         
         
         

T6

T7

T8

T9

 

How We Learned to Love Quality
and Stop Testing

Culture Brokering in Software Testing

Lessons Learned from the Worst
Bug I Ever Found

Tips for Introvert and Extrovert
Testers in Today’s Testing World

 

Management

Process

Investigation

Testing Skills

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

 

W1

W2

W3

W4

W5

Kolb’s Testing Cycle: Modelling
your learning process

Testers – Know Your Customers!

Application Security Testing: A
New Approach

Quality Azimuth – The 6
Principles to Transform QA

Real Customer Case Studies

Learning

Experiences

Security

Strategy

Experiences

         

W6

W7

W8

W9

W10

Testing Machine Learning;
Learning Machine Testing

What Happened When we Switched
our Data Center off?

Abuse Cases: From Scratch to the
Hack

Learning as a Testing Objective

What Breaks Your Software in 2
seconds?

Machine Learning

Experiences

Security

Learning

Techniques

         

W11

W12

W13

W14

 

Lessons Learned from Testing
Machine Learning Software

Testing within Large Scale
Projects

Testing or Hacking? Real Advice
on Effective Security Testing Strategies

Keeping Your Motivation &
Skills Alive

 

Machine Learning

Experiences

Security

Learning

 
         

W15

W16

W17

W18

W19

What I Learned from 20 000
Testers

Share Your Passion Teaching Test

A Test Data Journey in a
Healthcare Landscape

Transforming your Automated
Tests with Visual Testing

Instructional Games for Testers

Trends

Community

Strategy

Automation

Workshop

         

W20

W21

W22

W23

 

Software Reliability: Measuring
to Know

Growing a Company Test
Community: Roles and Paths for Testers

Finding the Treasure Map – Ways
to Quickly Start Testing in a New Context

How this Tester Learned to Write
Code

 

Trends

Community

Strategy

Automation

 

 

 

Thursday

For Thursday sessions:

 

TH1

TH2

TH3

TH4

TH5

SpeakEasy Session: Measuring
Performance – Measure Twice and Cut Once

The Power of Doubt – Becoming a
Software Skeptic

Testification – Learn Test
Through Gamification

Community Choice: Learning by
doing: Usability testing of an innovative medical device

Learning To Tell Our Testing
Stories

Community

Critical Thinking

Experiences

Community

Workshop

         

TH6

TH7

TH8

TH9

 

Pair testing, a learn/teach
opportunity for testers

Saved by Antifragile – A Story
of Networked Learning

F*ck Quality!

Crisis to Glory – How Stress Has
Made Me Stronger

 

BDD

Critical Thinking

Management

Work/Life Balance

 
         

TH10

AW1

AW2

AW3

 

DO-OVER Session!

Seeing The Context

Become a Programmer for an Hour

Is it a Puzzle or is it a
Mystery?

 
 

Interactive Workshop

Interactive Workshop

Interactive Workshop

 
         

TH14

       

What I Wish I Knew In My First
Year Of Testing

       

Experiences

       

 

 

Don’t forget there are also, Soapbox sessions, Couch sessions, the Test Lab, and the Test Clinic. Don’t forget to visit the EXPO to visit to show our sponsors some love.  Without them, it would be next to impossible to host this conference for all of us to actually confer about new ideas and techniques. 

See you soon!

Jon

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Jon Bach is a Quality Evangelist and Engineering Excellence Lead at eBay. That means he looks for patterns and practices meant to improve developer productivity while also helping teams understand overall product health. He’s the younger brother of famed software consultant James Bach, who showed him what testing was all about in 1995. Since then, he’s made a career in software testing, focusing on the thinking, craftsmanship, and fun of finding problems. His blog archive is called “Tested” and can be found at https://jonbox.wordpress.com.

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One Response to Routes through EuroSTAR 2016 – A Guide

  1. Anna Hoff says:

    DO NOT FORGET that it is ok to skip a session or two in favour of the confering. ​In my experience, your brain will look lite a tortilla if you attend sessions to a 100%. Don’t forget that socialising is just as important. Do you find the confering/social aspect to be scary? Would you become happy if someone came up to you and said “hi”? So would anyone else, including me. Just start with “hi” and we’ll take it from there. /Anna Hoff

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