We are looking forward to seeing you at the Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor Hotel in Boston, MA! Below, you will find some tips and reminders that will make your time at STPCon more enjoyable.
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|– STPCon Registration & Information Desk||– Download Speaker Presentations|
|– Workshop Requirements and/or Prerequisites||– Meet & Greet Boston Harbor Cruise!|
|– Arriving in Boston, MA||– Parking at the Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor Hotel|
|– Recommended Attire – What to Pack||– Meals Provided During STPCon|
|– Evening Activities||– Weather During STPCon|
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Please plan on checking in and picking up your conference materials at our on-site registration desk, located on the 2nd Floor Foyer of the Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor Hotel – look for our signs directing you there. The registration desk is open during the following hours:
Monday – 9/23 – 7:30am – 4:30pm
Tuesday – 9/24 – 7:30am – 4:00pm
Wednesday – 9/25 – 7:30am – 5:00pm
Thursday – 9/26 – 7:30am – 4:30pm
Note: For those participating in the ISTQB Certification Course starting on Sunday, September 22nd, the registration desk will be located on the second floor above the lobby on Sunday only.
Download, print and review speaker presentations now to help you decide which sessions you would like to attend. These handouts are available for immediate download*. For access, go to STPCon.com/f19-presentations/.
This is a protected page intended for registrants of the conference only. Check your email for the “STPCon Know Before You Go – Attendee Information (sent from firstname.lastname@example.org)” email – it contains the password to access these presentations. Don’t see this email? Contact us for registration verification and we will provide you the password.
*Note: Some of the instructors may have not turned in their presentations to STP by the deadline. Some instructors will not allow us to post presentations (copyrighted material). If a presentation is marked “pending” we have not received it from the instructor. Please check back.
There are a few workshops and certification courses that may require pre-reading, configurations and installation of software to participate. If you are registered for certification or planning on attending the workshops below, please take time to review the following workshop requirements.
DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL
Java 8 or greater (JDK): http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html
Note: The entire workshop will be done in Java
Chrome Browser: https://www.google.com/chrome/
Chromedriver: http://chromedriver.chromium.org/downloads (download the corresponding one for your Chrome Browser version)
An Integrated Development Environment (IDE) of your choice. My recommendation is the Community version of IntelliJ.
Download and unzip the file, project.zip into a directory where you’d like to keep this workshop.
In IntelliJ, import downloaded project:
In Eclipse, import downloaded project:
Add chromedriver to the project
Customize resources/test.properties file
TEST YOUR SETUP
If you get stuck at any point, no worries! We'll make sure everyone is good to go during the workshop.
If you are taking the ISTQB Test Engineering Foundation Level Training Course and plan on taking the certification exam on-site at STPCon, the exam will take place in Constitution on Wednesday, September 25th @ 10:30am EST. The room will open at 10am and we recommend arriving to the room by 10:15am to prepare yourself for the exam. If you are taking the ISTQB Training Course but are unable or do not want to take the exam on-site, you can request a voucher that will allow you to schedule your exam at a later date and location. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your ISTQB Training Course or the certification exam, please email email@example.com.
The following link contains configuration instructions required prior to attending the Hands on with AI Test Generation! Workshop:
Questions or Trouble? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s our 10th Birthday, and well, we want to take a ride on a boat! Join us for a very special Meet & Greet Reception as we embark on a cruise ship around the Boston Harbor! This is a great way to meet the STPCon speakers and network with your peers, while enjoying the beautiful downtown Boston skyline from the water.
The cruise includes a selection of beers and wines, and light hors d’oeuvres. The cruise ship will pick up all passengers at 4:30PM SHARP from the Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor Dock, located directly behind the hotel on the water. DO NOT BE LATE – once the boat leaves the dock, there is no returning till the end of the cruise at 6:45pm.
The harbor cruise is INCLUDED with all STPCon and Certification registrations, however, space on the boat is limited. RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW!
More than likely you will be arriving at the Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). When arriving, there are a couple of options for transportation to the hotel. The most common, and the easiest, is the free shuttle directly from the airport to the Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor Hotel. There are also Taxi Cabs, Uber & Lyft.
If you have additional questions about the shuttle, you can call the hotel at +1.617.568.1234 or visit their website.
Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor
101 Harborside Drive
Boston, Massachusetts, 02128
+1.877.803.7534 (Reservations – Reference: Software Test Professionals Conference)
Parking available on-site in an outdoor, uncovered lot. Enjoy unlimited in/out privileges at our Logan Airport Hyatt hotel. You MUST be a registered guest in the hotel or attending a function at the hotel to park in the hotel parking lot. STPCon Attendees will receive a 25% discount on self-parking rates.
All attendees are encouraged to dress business casual. Hotel meeting rooms are generally kept a little cool, so a sweater or light jacket can be useful during the workshops and sessions.
STPCon Meet & Greet Reception – Tuesday, September 24th – 4:30-6:45pm: Attire for the reception is business casual but a light jacket is recommended – we are on a boat! The reception will be held on the Boston Elite Harbor Cruise Ship [You must RSVP to attend].
STPCon Welcome Reception & Sponsor Showcase – Wednesday September 25th – 5-7pm: Attire for the reception is business casual. The reception will be held in the Harborside Pavilion. Based on average temperatures, a light jacket may be nice to have.
STPCon Fall 2019 will provide the following meals during the conference:
The weather on the Boston Harbor during STPCon is expected to be pretty mild. Please check the extended forecast before leaving your home to gain an idea of what to expect. Historically, the average highs are in the high 60’s to low 70’s and lows are in the mid 40’s.
We have a number of evening networking receptions and activities happening during STPCon. Please check the event schedule page for a detailed description of each. These activities are included in your STPCon Registration but space is limited for the Meet & Greet Harbor Cruise – First come, first serve (RSVP is required).
If there is any assistance we can offer before the conference to make your experience as enjoyable and worthwhile as possible, please don’t hesitate to contact us:
Software Test Professionals
We look forward to seeing you soon!