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In October we were at the STARWEST testing conference in Anaheim, California, which featured more than a hundred learning opportunities and had the theme “Breaking Software.” Read about three presentations given and the testing lessons learned from HealthCare.gov, Sesame Street, and Disney.

Paco Hope, principal consultant for Cigital, presented the last keynote of STARWEST 2014: “Softwarts: Security Testing for Muggles.” He exposed some testing fallacies, gave four principles for security testing, and detailed some charms every good testing wizard should have in his spell book.

Much like a great recipe, the STARWEST conferences have added a dash of this and a pinch of that over the years so our attendees have the best learning experience we can provide. Let’s take a look at who the chefs are and what they do to cook up a successful conference like STARWEST.

One of the biggest presentation fears many professionals have is being unable to answer questions from the audience. But with some practice beforehand, you may find that addressing questions is one of the most energizing parts of presenting. Read these tips to get yourself prepared for your Q&A.

Lee Copeland of Software Quality Engineering recently presented Speaking 101 to a room full of attendees at STAREAST 2014 in Orlando, Florida. Speaking 101 covered some of the basics for giving strong presentations.

In her STAREAST 2014 keynote—Extreme Automation: Software Quality for the Next Generation Enterprise—Theresa Lanowitz covered the global trends in testing, emerging technologies, and (of course) extreme automation. Read on for more insights on modern testing from Theresa's talk.

Lee Copeland, program chair for the STAR testing conferences, introduced the keynote speakers at STAREAST 2014. Lee summarizes their keynotes and offers highlights of their insightful presentations.

Today, Rick Craig travels the world speaking about testing. Since he started working at SQE twenty-five years ago, the company has changed, he has changed, and testing has changed—although maybe not as much as you think. This trip back in time looks at what makes our industry great year after year.

The number of conventions dedicated to the gaming and mobile apps communities is growing, and so is the number of people attending them each year. We look at some of the most popular conventions nationwide and the costs for you to exhibit your projects.

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