The 2019 UKSTAR Conference Committee

For the 2019 UKSTAR Conference, we have selected the best minds in testing from various different fields in the testing world who were responsible for creating the 2019 conference programme.

Here are the speakers. Together the selected committee have over 40 years experience and with their combined expertise and enthusiasm, we were very confident that they would produce the best programme that UKSTAR has seen yet….

Anne-Marie Charrett

Anne-Marie Charrett is a software tester, trainer and coach with a reputation of excellence and passion for quality and the craft of software testing. An electronic engineer by trade, software testing chose her when she started testing protocols against European standards.

Anne-Marie advocates a whole team approach to quality. She sees software testing as a skilled activity that many might perform.  She trains & coaches teams to help embrace this approach to quality with a contextual mindset.

In the past, Anne-Marie has developed software testing courses and lectured at the University of Technology, Sydney, and ran the Sydney Testers Meetup. She blogs at Maverick Tester and offers tweets @charrett

Dan Billing

Dan has been a tester for 17 years, working within a diverse range of organisations. Now a freelance testing consultant, he brings his passion and knowledge to coach and serve development teams, particularly with his keen interest in security.

Dan’s love of testing drives him to become an active member of the testing community, both as a speaker, teacher and organiser.

He blogs and tweets as @thetestdoctor. He is also a co-host of the Screen Testing podcast, alongside Neil Studd.

Bill Matthews

Bill has been a freelance test consultant for over 20 years working mainly on complex integration and migration as a Test Architect and as a Technical Lead. He champions the use of modern and effective approaches to development and testing.

He is a regular contributor to the testing community at both local and international levels through conference speaking, coaching/mentoring and delivering workshops and training focusing on automation, performance, reliability, security testing and more recently artificial intelligence.