Our UKSTAR Keynote Speakers 2019.

The UKSTAR 2019 Committee have carefully deliberated and together have selected the best UKSTAR Software Testing Conference speakers
in the software testing industry to join us in London.

Angie Jones (Sr Automation Developer, Applitools)

The Reality of Testing in an Artificial World

Angie Jones is a Senior Automation Engineer who has developed automation strategies and frameworks for countless software products.

As a Master Inventor, she is known for her innovative and out-of-the-box thinking style which has resulted in 25 patented inventions in the US and China.

Angie shares her wealth of knowledge by speaking and teaching at software conferences all over the world and leading tech workshops for young girls through Black Girls Code.

Find Angie on Twitter: @techgirl1908

Fiona Charles (Agile Testing Coach, Software Test Consultant & Program Test Manager)

Technology’s Feet on Society’s Ground

Fiona Charles is an independent consultant, specialising in the human side of software development and projects: teaching organizations to manage their software testing risk, and IT practitioners project skills “beyond process”—hands-on practical skills essential to thrive and excel on any kind of software project. She consults with clients on testing and test management, works as an Agile testing coach, and acts occasionally as a program-level test manager on difficult projects. She speaks and conducts workshops at international conferences and in-house for clients, has recorded many webinars, and published many articles in test-related publications.

Fiona is co-founder (with Anne-Marie Charrett) of Speak Easy, a volunteer organisation designed to increase gender diversity at tech conferences and help new speakers find their voice.

Contact Fiona via her website www.quality-intelligence.com, and follow her on twitter @FionaCCharles.

Amy Philips (Engineering Manager, MOO)

How to Lead Successful Organisational Change

Amy Phillips is an Engineering Manager with a testing background.

After experiencing the value that a well-managed Agile team can bring to software delivery Amy became passionate about helping teams adopt appropriate Continuous Delivery and DevOps practices to help them deliver quality, user-oriented products within the shortest possible time.

You can find Amy on Twitter @amyjph

Bas Dijkstra (Automation Consultant & Trainer)

Why Do We Automate?

Bas is an independent professional who takes pride in helping teams and organizations improve their testing efforts through smart application of tools.

Bas is also a trainer on various subjects related to testing and automation. Bas lives in the Netherlands with his wife and two sons and when he is not working he likes to run or to read a good book (particularly British detective novels).

You can contact him at [email protected], on LinkedIn or via Twitter @_basdijkstra.

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