5 Reasons You Should Attend STPCon Fall 2019 – Boston, MA

5 Reasons to Attend STPCon
STPCon is coming to Boston, MA from September 23-26. This conference is going to be yet another exciting conference with a lot of content and learning. For those that have attended in the past, there will be new things that you have never seen before. And for those that have never attended, this is a great conference to start with! Here are five reasons you should attend:

1) Ten Year Celebration

Software Test Professionals started in 2009. This will be the 10th anniversary of the conference, and we will be celebrating this milestone with each of you in various ways. This is the party to attend!

2) Keynotes

STPCon evaluates the testing community and looks for speakers that are talking about the latest events, common topics, and most importantly, those that are giving advice on how to grow as test professionals. For this event, we have four keynotes which will deliver as expected.

  • Kevin Surace, the CEO & CTO of Appvance.ai will share a keynote “AI is coming…And it’s already here!”, where he will discuss with us the hot topic of AI, what it means to the testing community, and how we can prepare for changes around us.
  • Angie Jones, Senior Developer Advocate with AppliTools, will share a keynote “A Tale of Testing the Untestable”, where she will share her experiences in automating untestable scenarios and how we succeed working as a whole team.
  • Dorothy Graham, Independent Consultant and veteran testing professional, will share a keynote “Blunders in Test Automation”, where she will share a tour of blunders that have been made in automation through the years and how we can avoid these in our own organizations.
  • Mike Lyles, yours truly, Director of QA & PM, will share a keynote “A Decade of Testing” where we discuss how the world has changed from 2009 to 2019, including events in history, how STPCon has evolved, and how testing has evolved the past decade. We will discuss the future of testing for the coming years.

3) Workshops and Sessions

STPCon realizes the variety of topics that surround the testing community, and we strive to find a wide range of diverse topics which will cater to each and every attendee. You will find great topics both in the workshops and sessions around the following subject matters:

  • Leadership and Strategy
  • Agile Methodology and Testing
  • Test Automation
  • Performance Testing
  • DevOps
  • Mobile Testing
  • Security Testing
  • AI and Machine Learning

You can find the full event schedule at this link: STPCon-Event-Schedule

4) We Have a Boat!

STPCon is an awesome event to meet and greet many from the community. This is the best time to meet the speakers, other attendees, and build lasting connections across the community. For this event, we will have the Meet & Greet Reception on a Harbor Cruise around the Boston Harbor. You don’t want to miss this exciting cruise and opportunity to meet others from the event. For more on the cruise, you can follow this link: STPCon-Boston-Harbor-Cruise

5) The Venue

STPCon takes pride in the search for conference event locations. This event is one of the most exciting, as we will be at the Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor, complete with beautiful views, and a wonderful atmosphere to spend a week with the testing community, great topics, great speakers, and an awesome event.

How can you miss this opportunity? If you haven’t registered yet, there is still time! And I would like to offer you a 15% discount if you register this week, by using my discount code “LikeMike”. So be like Mike and let’s meet in Boston for this wonderful event!

Mike Lyles