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The Magic of Spaces For Women In Tech – By Jenna Charlton

During the first week of women’s history month, I had the pleasure of teaching ISTQB’s Advanced Test Manager syllabus to a room of seven women. This was not the first time I’ve taught this class, and it most certainly will not be the last, but this session will likely...

The Layers in the Test Automation Journey – By Rajini Padmanaban

Test automation isn’t anything new. Like any other engineering process, test automation has had its own evolution cycle, starting with the days of record-and-play solutions. Today, test automation embraces the latest in technologies, including AI and machine learning,...

What Exactly Is Serverless? – By Linda Ikechukwu

Introduction The word serverless—it’s everywhere. In fact, according to Google trends, the word is Googled an average of 100 times daily in 2020. Is serverless just a buzzword? A facade? Or a world where we won’t need servers anymore? Before completing my Cloud...

The Art of Exploratory Testing – By Sanjugtha Shoba

I’d argue that the most underrated type of testing in software engineering is exploratory testing. Some people assume that it’s a task with low-effort thinking, where the tester simply goes through the application and sees what comes up. We all know that exploratory...

Most Common QA Myths – By Dilruba Malik

I have been working in Quality Assurance (QA) for more than 15 years. Over the years, I have learned that in the corporate environment, many people, including decision-makers, very often don't understand the full essence, potential, and importance of Quality...

Three Ways to Help Developers Embrace Testing – By Alissa Lydon

As a former member of the U.S. Women’s National Softball Team and a lifelong softball and baseball fanatic, I’ve always been fascinated by the shift. In softball and baseball, the shift refers to when infielders move away from their traditional positions (i.e., spread...

Thank you to our Premier Sponsor Sauce Labs!

We are excited to have Sauce Labs as our Women Who Test sponsor for STAREAST Virtual+! Join us Thursday, May 14 (1-5pm) and Friday, May 15 (1-4pm). The program will cover testing topics and will support women’s personal and career journeys and include content like:...

"So much to take back. I loved it! Especially the reminder to follow my heart."

Ratika Garg, Test Lead, Taco Bell

“On a scale of 1-10, Angie Jones is an 11. I wish my 14-year old daughter who also has “big + bold” hair could meet her!”

Alison Lakey, Embedded Tester, Practice Velocity

“Is there any rating above a 10? [ Tania Katan was] the most amazing speaker I’ve ever heard. I can’t wait for her book. So funny, so smart, so profound. 10 million % is my grade."

Katelyn Kappas, QA Engineer, Insight Catastrophe Group

"What a wonderful way to end the conference. I hope to come back and hear more."

JoAnn Foss, Associate Test Analyst, Digi-Key Electronics

“I loved my day today. Should I return again, I will evangelize this day to all the other women. The safe space was really great confirmation that I am as valuable as ever. Thanks ladies!”

Beth Jackson, QA Lead, DuPont Pioneer

"Inspiring. I was moved to action! Amazing women and role models."

Dawn Jardine, Senior Quality Assurance Analyst, Razorfish

“So glad I came. Not only for our careers but for our lives.”

Heather Doll, Lead QA Engineer, Virtual Radiologic

"Thank you! We all need more of these kinds of events!!! Why not expand it to all women in IT! Can you bring this to Europe?"

Jasna Skrbec, PM, NIL

"I love love love this! I related in work and personal life and will start making #noexcuses as part of my philosophy"

STARWEST 2016 Attendee

"This has been amazing, and [I] would not have felt complete without this session. I definitely have a lot of content to take back. Thank you for this, I feel empowered. I feel the men need this just as much!"

Darlene Soukhaphonh, Quality Services, Root Cause Analyst, TMNA Services

“This is a wonderful event! More please! My entire team are women and I look forward to bringing my team next year!”

Angela Rapone, QA Manager, Florida Hospital

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“I loved my day today. Should I return again, I will evangelize this day to all the other women. The safe space was really great confirmation that I am as valuable as ever. Thanks ladies!”

Beth Jackson, QA Lead, DuPont Pioneer

“Is there any rating above a 10? [ Tania Katan was] the most amazing speaker I’ve ever heard. I can’t wait for her book. So funny, so smart, so profound. 10 million % is my grade."

Katelyn Kappas, QA Engineer, Insight Catastrophe Group

"Inspiring. I was moved to action! Amazing women and role models."

Dawn Jardine, Senior Quality Assurance Analyst, Razorfish

“On a scale of 1-10, Angie Jones is an 11. I wish my 14-year old daughter who also has “big + bold” hair could meet her!”

Alison Lakey, Embedded Tester, Practice Velocity

“So glad I came. Not only for our careers but for our lives.”

Heather Doll, Lead QA Engineer, Virtual Radiologic

"What a wonderful way to end the conference. I hope to come back and hear more."

JoAnn Foss, Associate Test Analyst, Digi-Key Electronics

"This has been amazing, and [I] would not have felt complete without this session. I definitely have a lot of content to take back. Thank you for this, I feel empowered. I feel the men need this just as much!"

Darlene Soukhaphonh, Quality Services, Root Cause Analyst, TMNA Services

"Thank you! We all need more of these kinds of events!!! Why not expand it to all women in IT! Can you bring this to Europe?"

Jasna Skrbec, PM, NIL

"So much to take back. I loved it! Especially the reminder to follow my heart."

Ratika Garg, Test Lead, Taco Bell

“This is a wonderful event! More please! My entire team are women and I look forward to bringing my team next year!”

Angela Rapone, QA Manager, Florida Hospital

"I love love love this! I related in work and personal life and will start making #noexcuses as part of my philosophy"

STARWEST 2016 Attendee

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