Thanks for joining us for STPCon Fall 2019!

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
– Have Questions?

STPCon Registration & Information Desk

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.

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 STPCon Fall 2019 Speaker Presentations

Download Speaker Presentations

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

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” 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.

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Workshop Requirements

Workshop Requirements and/or Prerequisites

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.

Setup Instructions for Automated Visual Testing Workshop - Angie Jones


Java 8 or greater (JDK):

Note: The entire workshop will be done in Java

Chrome Browser:

Chromedriver: (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, into a directory where you’d like to keep this workshop.


In IntelliJ, import downloaded project:

  • Click Import Project
  • Browse to downloaded project folder, bookstore, and select the pom.xml file under there
  • Click Open
  • On the shown panel, ensure that “Import Maven projects automatically” is checked
  • Click Next
  • Click Next on all subsequent panels
  • Click Finish on the final panel


In Eclipse, import downloaded project:

  • File -> Import -> Maven -> Existing Maven Projects -> Next
  • Browse to downloaded project folder, advanced-automation, and select "project" folder under there
  • Click Open
  • Ensure pom.xml is checked
  • Click Finish


Add chromedriver to the project

  • Unzip the downloaded chromedriver zip file
  • Move the executable file to your project location under the resources folder inside of the project

      Customize resources/ file

  • If on Windows, change resources/chromedriver to resources/chromedriver.exe
  • Change the value of app.url to the location where your index.html file is
  • Create a free Applitools account, copy your API key, and paste it as the value for applitools.api.key



  • From inside of your IDE, navigate within the Project to src->test->java->search->SearchTests
  • Right-click on the class and choose to run
  • If you can run the class without error, then you’re all set! 


If you get stuck at any point, no worries! We'll make sure everyone is good to go during the workshop.


Workshop Setup: Test Automation with Postman - Joyce Lin
  1. Download the Postman app for Mac, Windows, or Linux. Make sure you have a Postman account, and you're logged in.
  2. To run Newman, download and install Node.js, and then install Newman. This step is optional.
ISTQB Test Engineering Foundation Level Training

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

Hands on with AI Test Generation - Kevin Surace

The following link contains configuration instructions required prior to attending the Hands on with AI Test Generation! Workshop:


Questions or Trouble? Contact

Breaking Web Applications - Smita Mishra
Dear Workshop Participants,
Am looking forward to meeting you at the workshop on Tuesday (9/24, 1-4pm).
There are few things we will need for the hands-on exercises. They are all mentioned at 
Please have a look at the link above. None of these are mandatory to be done in advance. We can do them all at the workshop itself too. Testing your machines for admin access will be a good idea though.
Warm Regards,
QAzone Infosystems Pvt.Ltd.

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STPCon Boston Harbor Cruise

Meet & Greet Boston Harbor Cruise!

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!

Note: This reception is for paid attendees only. A ticket is required to gain entry to the boat. Space is limited, first come, first serve. Please RSVP to reserve your spot.


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Arriving at Boston International Airport BOS - STPCon

Arriving in Boston, MA

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.

  • The Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor provides guests with a 24-hour complimentary “on demand” airport shuttle to and from major Logan International Airport.
  • When arriving, retrieved your luggage then call 617.568.1234 to request 24hr Boston Logan Airport Shuttle. When you call, please specify which airline you arrived on.
  • The shuttle bus is marked “Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor”and will pick you up curbside near your terminal.
  • Your ride will take only about 5 minutes and you will arrive at the front door of the Hotel.

If you have additional questions about the shuttle, you can call the hotel at +1.617.568.1234 or visit their website.

Hotel Address:

Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor
101 Harborside Drive
Boston, Massachusetts, 02128
+1.617.568.1234 (Hotel)
+1.877.803.7534 (Reservations – Reference: Software Test Professionals Conference)

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Parking at STPCon Fall 2018

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.

On-site self parking fee: $46 USD daily for STPCon Attendees. Validation at the STPCon Registration Desk on the 2nd Floor Foyer is available.

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What TO Wear - STPCon

Recommended Attire – What to Pack

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.

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Plan Your Meals - STPCon

Meals Provided During STPCon

STPCon Fall 2019 will provide the following meals during the conference:

  • Sunday, 9/22: Breakfast, Lunch & Beverage Breaks (Certification registrants only)
  • Monday, 9/23: Breakfast, Lunch & Beverage Breaks (Workshop registrants only)
  • Tuesday, 9/24: Breakfast, Lunch & Beverage Breaks (Workshop registrants only) + Meet & Greet Reception (all speakers and attendees – RSVP is required).
  • Wednesday, 9/25: Breakfast, Lunch & Beverage Breaks + STPCon Welcome Reception
  • Thursday, 9/26: Breakfast, Lunch & Beverage Breaks
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STPCon Weather - September 23-26

Weather During STPCon

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.

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STPCon Evening Activities

Free Evening Activities

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).

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STPCon Help

Is There Anything We Can Assist You With?

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

Twitter @SoftwareTestPro

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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  1. Steven Schantz says:

    How can I make changes to my conference schedule?