UKSTAR 2019

The UKSTAR 2019 Programme will be announced in October 2018.

Submissions will open in July 2018.

In the meantime check out the 2018 programme to give you a taste of what to expect!

UKSTAR 2018 Schedule.

8:30AM

Registration

8:30AM

Welcome Energiser Breakfast

9:15AM

Keynote 1: Growing a Testing Community of Practice & Navigating “Traditional” Mindsets

Christina Ohanian, River Island, UK

Testers Toolbox
Security Testing
Personal Development
10:15AM

Workshop A

Alan Richardson
Compendium Development, UK
Gustav Kuhn
Goldsmiths University of London, UK

Mapping Cognition to Software Modelling & Testing

Workshop B

Dan Billing
The Test Doctor Limited, UK

Web Application Security: Hands-on Testing Challenge

Workshop C

Christina Ohanion
River Island, UK

Nicola Sedgwick
Dugout Limited, UK

Empowering People Through Play

11:45AM

Break

Emerging Technology & Innovation
DevOps
Skills Development
12:15PM

Track 1

Hristo Gergov
Musala Soft, Bulgaria

Quality of Things

Track 2

Jitesh Gosai
BBC, UK

DevOps For The Rest Of Us

Track 3

Nicholas Hjelmberg
Systembolaget, Sweden

TestificatiLearn Testing with Gamificationon –

12:50PM

Track 4

Rhian Lewis
CountMyCrypto, UK

Blockchain Applications And How To Test Them

Track 5

Joshua Crowther
Capacitas LTD, UK

Co-Speaker: Callum Nicolson

Performance Testing In A DevOps World

Track 6

Saurabh Shrihar
Johnson & Johnson, Ireland

Unified Automation Using Robot Framework for GxP Development in Agile

1:20PM

Lunch

Conversation Track
Automation & Storytelling
Cool Stories!
2:20PM

Track 7

Viktor Slavchev
Siteground, Bulgaria

Ultimate Testing Survival

Yann Person
MANGOPAY, France
Zero to One: StartUp Quality Notes

Track 8

Laurent PY
Hiptest, France

The Testing Swing

Track 9

Thomas Mantsch
Ebcont proconsult, Austria

What You See Ain’t All There Is

2:55PM

Track 7

Continued

Track 10

Simon Berner
House of Test, Switzerland

Testing in the Pipe

Track 11

Jesper Ottosen
NNIT A/S, Denmark

Experiences in Testing Infrastructure Projects

3:30PM

Track 12

Marianne Duijst
Sogeti, Netherlands

Self-Organizing the 24h GoForIT Innovation Challenge

Track 13

Fran O’Hara
Inspire Quality Services, Ireland

The Seven Deadly Sins of Scrum

Track 14

Magnus Pettersson
SWARCO Sverige AB, Sweden

Testing Skills I learned playing Dungeons and Dragons

4:00PM

Break

4:25PM

Track 15

Dorothy Graham
Independent, UK

The Tester’s Three Cs: Criticism, Communication and Confidence

Track 16 – Storytelling

Kinga Witko
NewVoiceMedia, Poland
Make IT Accessible

Rick Tracy
Hapalion Consulting, Netherlands
Testing Tests and Where to Test Them

Lena Wiberg
AFA Sjukförsäkring AB, Sweden
Tax Calculation – How Mind Mapping Kept Me Sane

Track 17

Ali Hill
Craneware, UK

My Journey in Attempting to Become a More Technical Tester

5:00PM

Keynote 2: The User Illusion; Why Magic Works

Gustav Kuhn, Goldsmiths University of London, UK

5:45PM

UKSTAR Networking Drinks – Sponsored by Accenture Technology

8:30AM

Registration

8:30AM

Welcome Energiser Breakfast

9:15AM

Keynote 3: Leadership, Fellowship & Followership

Isabel Evans, Independent Consultant, UK

Testers Toolbox
TechFocussed
Personal Development
10:15AM

Workshop D

Isabel Evans
Independent Consultant, UK

No More Shelfware – Let’s Drive!

Workshop E

Aleksandar Ristic
Comtrade Digital Services, Ireland
Luka Zadel
Comtrade Digital Services, UK

Using Service Virtualization in Service Level Testing

Workshop F

Susie Maguire
[email protected], UK

Life Testing and Leaps of Faith

11:45AM

Break

Mind Hacks
Data Driven / Analytical Testing
Management
12:15PM

Track 1

Andrew Brown
SQS, UK

How Estimation Will Cause Your Project to Become Riskier

Track 2

Johan Sandell
Crash and Learn AB, Sweden

Testing Through the Log File

Track 3

Saga Davidsdottir
Sopra Steria, Norway

The Test Manager Who Stood Alone Against an Army of Engineers

12:50PM

Track 4

Richard Paterson
SAS Institute, UK

Talking About Talking About Testing

Track 5

Vlad Romanenko
Badoo, UK

Proactive iOS App Profiling as a QA Pro

Track 6

Paul Gerrard
Gerrard Consulting, UK

Assurance, The Evolution of Test Management?

1:20PM

Lunch

Conversation Track
Automation
Cool Stories!
2:20PM

Track 7

Simon Prior
McAfee, UK

If the Universities Won’t Help Us, How Do We #MakeATester?

Joel Montvelisky
PractiTest, Israel
Daring to provide more value than simply testing

Track 8

Yan Drugalya
Unity Technologies, Denmark

Unity3d: A Brief History of Automation

Track 9

Harry Girlea
Secondary School, Romania

13 vs 18, Who Says We Cannot Be Them?

2:55PM

Track 7

Continued

Track 10

Isabel Vilacides
CloudBees, Spain

Testing in the Hundred Microservices World: When the Pyramid Becomes a Yo-Yo

Track 11

Chris Clements
PwC, UK

A Tester’s Journey: Back to our Roots

3:25PM

Break

Exploratory
Test Management
Storytelling
3:45PM

Track 12

James Lyndsay
Workroom, UK

#Basic Pathologies of Simple Systems

Track 13

Torstein Skarra
NAV, Norway

Moving a Giant Towards Synthetic Test Data

Track 14

James Thomas
Linguamatics, UK
The Anatomy of a Definition of Testing
Martin Zedeler
zConsulting IVS, Denmark
Stick to Your Guns, But Think of Your Context
Joep Lobee
Ventus Test Professional, Netherlands
The Unintended Veteran Tester or How Software Testing Changed My Life

4:20PM

Keynote 4: Connecting the Beats with the Bytes

Frank Wammes, Capgemini, Netherlands

5:05PM

Key Takeaways / UKSTAR Programme Team Farewell