QA-Software-Testing-Events in 2019

You need to attend these QA/Software Testing Events in 2019!

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As we charge into a new year, it’s always good to have a list of things to strike off as the year progresses. As enthusiasts of the software testing world, we like to attend events related to testing that not only helps us learn about the latest tools and technologies, but also provide the scope to network with like-minded experts.

Here’s a list of a few key conferences coming up in 2019 for your reference – sorted chronologically – so that you may make plans accordingly. These conferences have been selected based on the audience and the content that will be discussed at the event.

Note: This list would be updated as we move into the New Year and refurbished with more global events. If you see any great conferences that we have missed adding, please share, and we will add them too!

January:

Date: January 15 – 18, 2019
Location: Vienna
Software Quality Days 2019
Websitehttps://www.software-quality-days.com/en/
This is one of the biggest conventions on software quality in Europe that in its 11th year has its central theme the complexity and challenges of Software Engineering and Software Quality in the Cloud.
Relevant for: This conference aims to cater to the needs of quality managers, managers of software organizations, test managers, testers, persons responsible for usability, security, and a lot more.

February:

Date: February 4-6, 2019
Automation Guild Online Conference
Websitehttps://automationguild.com/  
Automation Guild is an online conference and community. In its 3rd annual online event, it promises a whole lot of experienced speakers who can guide you in your automation testing efforts.
Relevant for: Everyone in the field of software testing – especially automation – but doesn’t have the time or resources to attend events in person.

Date: February 14-15, 2019
Location: Valencia, Spain
European Testing Conference 2019
Websitehttps://europeantestingconference.eu/2019/
This conference is about getting experts and practitioners together to talk, learn, and practice the art of testing. It’s not about making sales pitches.
Relevant for: This conference comes from a team of software testing practitioners and is aimed at, well, the practitioners.

Date: February 19, 2019
Location: Columbus, Ohio, USA
QA or the Highway
Websitehttps://www.qaorthehighway.com/
The QA or the Highway conference is organized by the Central Ohio Software Quality Assurance & Management (COSQAM) – dedicated to elevating the QA and Testing industry. This is a one-day regional conference that focuses on sharing of thought leadership and real-world experiences from the QA and testing industry.
Relevant for: This event is very relevant for software developers, managers, practitioners, and testers.

February – March:

Date: February 28th – March 1st 2019
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Testing in Context Conference Australia (TiCCA) 19
Websitehttps://www.associationforsoftwaretesting.org/conference/ticca19/
In the spirit of the black box testing, and with Paul Kelly’s lyrics of the song “From Little Things, Big Things Grow” – this conference will focus on how testing has evolved to deal with complexity while keeping focus on the information that is valuable to problem solving and decision making.
Relevant for: Anyone in the field if software testing who has a story to share about the little testing things they have seen grow into something bigger.

March:

Date: March 11-12, 2019
Location: London, UK
UKSTAR 2019
Websitehttps://ukstar.eurostarsoftwaretesting.com/
The EuroSTAR conference has a great lineup of international keynote speakers and promises deep dive sessions, track talks, and the opportunity for networking! The themes for 2019 are Automation, the Modern Tester and Leadership.
Relevant for: Per the conference organizers, “This conference is open to all software professionals – particularly those with a passion for software testing – regardless of your approach to testing, your chosen school of thought, your affiliations or accreditation.”

April:

Date: April 1-4, 2019
Location: Burlingame, CA, USA
STPCon Spring 2019
Website: stpcon.com
STPCon is a conference that acts as a convergence point for test management, strategy, and leadership. The conference covers all the technologies trending in the industry, such as AI, agile, mobile application testing, test automation, machine learning, and more. Attend this conference to learn more about software testing techniques, the latest tools; develop new or improve existing processes; and gain tremendous industry insight.
Relevant for: This event is very applicable for QA and testing professionals, developers, software development managers, and test managers.

April – May:

Date: April 28 – May 3
Location: Orlando, Florida, USA
STAREAST
Websitehttps://stareast.techwell.com/
STAREAST is one of the most respected conferences on software testing and quality assurance. The conference runs for a week and features over 100 short and long-format, in-depth learning and networking opportunities, and tutorials covering some of the most in-demand topics and testing innovations.
Relevant for: All STAR events are very much a ‘must-attend’ for IT directors, QA/test managers, analysts, test practitioners and engineers, development managers, developers, and CTOs.

Date: April 29 – May 1, 2019
Location: Nashville, TN, USA
deliver:Agile 2019
Website: https://www.agilealliance.org/deliveragile-2019/
deliver:Agile, by Agile Alliance, is a 3-day Conference, that discusses how to best support and evolve your Agile engineering practices in light of new capabilities and emerging technologies such as new and updated core Agile development practices, integration of user experience (UX) principles, advances in testing practices and automation, evolution of tools and techniques that bridge development, deployment, and operations, and more.
Relevant for: It is a resourceful event for Developers and QA folks, UX Designers, Testers, Infrastructure Engineers, Data Scientists, and Cloud Specialists.

 

May:

Date: May 13-17
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
QUEST 2019

Website: http://qaiquest.org/2019/
As the name suggests, quality engineered software and testing (QUEST) conference lays key emphasis on imparting knowledge related to software engineering, testing, and development, by means of multiple tutorials and workshops. Amongst other topics, the event addresses areas such as agile, test design, automation, performance, test data, security, and DevOps.
Relevant for: QUEST is a great platform to be a part of for developers, operations practitioners, QA and testing professionals, and network architects.

Date: May 23-24, 2019
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
TestBash Netherlands 2019
Websitehttps://www.ministryoftesting.com/events/testbash-netherlands-2019
This is a conference to attend if you want to learn more about Automation in testing. With multiple workshops planned, this is a good opportunity for those interested in learning.
Relevant for: This conference might help if you are into automation testing, or wish to learn more about continuous and API testing.

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June:

Date: June 2-7, 2019
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Agile + DevOps WEST
Websitehttps://agiledevopswest.techwell.com/
Agile + DevOps West is a conference to attend if you want to learn how to accelerate the delivery of reliable, secure software applications, and how the practice of agile & DevOps brings cross-functional stakeholders together to deliver software with greater speed and agility while meeting quality and security demands. You will also learn from industry experts how to leverage agile and DevOps concepts to improve deployment frequency and time to market, reduce lead time, and more successfully deliver stable new features.
Relevant for: This event is applicable for QA and testing professionals, developers, software development managers, QA, test managers, and developers.

Date: June 11-13, 2019
Location: New York, NY
Quality Expo
Websitehttps://advancedmanufacturingnewyork.com/quality
Quality Expo, part of the largest advanced design and manufacturing industry event on the East Coast, is the annual must-attend trade show for finding the latest test, measurement, and inspection solutions.
Relevant for: Practitioners who wish to know more the latest trending technologies for testing, measurement, and inspection solutions.

Date: June 23-27, 2019
Location: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Agile Testing Days USA
Websitehttps://agiletestingdays.us/
The Agile Testing Days USA provides a fun platform to all software engineers and testing professionals and equips them with new methods & a mindset to take their projects to a new level by means of multiple tutorials, talks, and workshops!
Relevant for: The event is very much relevant for Agile experts, QA experts, developers, and even management/business leaders to understand its impact on the business front.

August:

Date: August 12-15, 2019
Location: San Francisco, CA
DevOps World | Jenkins World 2019
Website: https://www.cloudbees.com/event/devops-world-jenkins-world-2019-san-francisco
DevOps World | Jenkins World brings together DevOps thought leaders, continuous delivery practitioners, and the Jenkins community and ecosystem, and provides attendees with the opportunity to learn, explore, network, and shape the next revolution of Jenkins development and DevOps solutions apart from process design, automated testing, performance measurement, security and more.
Relevant for: DevOps World | Jenkins World is designed specifically for IT decision makers, DevOps practitioners, and Jenkins users apart from QA experts, CI/CD experts, and QA practitioners.

September – October:

Date: September 29th – October 4th, 2019
Location: Anaheim, California, USA
STARWEST
Websitehttps://starwest.techwell.com/
This event organized by TechWell focuses on practical knowledge and leadership sessions. It’s one of the most reputed events in the West Coast that also includes tutorials, training sessions, and even a leadership summit. Being an acclaimed event and attended by key folks in the software testing and quality assurance segment, it makes a great place to be for expanding your network.
Relevant for: All STAR events are very much a ‘must-attend’ for IT directors, QA/test managers, analysts, test practitioners and engineers, development managers, developers, and CTOs.

October:

Date: October 14-16, 2019
Location: Portland, OR
Pacific NW Software Quality Conference – PNSQC 2019
Websitehttps://www.pnsqc.org/
With the theme for PNSQC 2019 set as “A Culture of Quality” – there would be a lot of information exchange around how a quality culture is shared among your team, workplace or company.
Relevant for: This is a conference for you to attend if you are a software quality engineer, tester, manager, consultant, Agilist, non-Agilist, software developer, maintenance engineer, or whether you are directly in the field of software quality.

Date: October 20-25, 2019
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
STARCANADA
Websitehttps://starcanada.techwell.com/
STARCANADA is part of the STAR family of conferences and comprises practical knowledge-sharing sessions and leadership summit. It also conducts tutorials and training session with focus on trending issues in testing and Quality Assurance such as Testing in DevOps, Test & Release Automation, Testing for Developers, Test Strategy, Planning, & Monitoring, Test Transformation, Agile Testing, Security Testing, and Test Leadership.
Relevant for: All STAR events are very much a ‘must-attend’ for IT directors, QA/test managers, analysts, test practitioners and engineers, development managers, developers, and CTOs.

November:

Date: November 4–9, 2019
Location: Orlando, FL
Agile + DevOps EAST
Websitehttps://agiledevopseast.techwell.com/
Attend the Agile + DevOps EAST conference if you want to learn how to accelerate the delivery of software applications, and how agile & DevOps bring cross-functional teams together to deliver software with faster speed and agility while meeting quality and security demands. You will also get to learn how to leverage agile and DevOps concepts to reduce lead time, improve deployment frequency and time to market, and more successfully deliver stable new features from industry experts.
Relevant for: This event is applicable for QA and testing professionals, developers, software development managers, QA, test managers, and developers.

Date: November 3–8, 2019
Location:
Potsdam, Germany
Agile Testing Days
Website:
https://agiletestingdays.com/
The 11th edition of the Agile Testing Days is a perfect opportunity for the Agile community to network and develop resourceful insights in Agile and software testing. There will be discussions around Artificial Intelligence, Agile Leadership, Test Automation, Agile Transformation, Security Testing, Modern Test Management, API Testing, and more.
Relevant for: The event is very much relevant for Agile experts, QA experts, developers, and even management/business leaders to understand its impact on the business front.

Date: November 20-22 2019 (tentative)
Location: New York, New York, USA
ConTEST NYC 2019
Website: http://contest-nyc.testmastersacademy.org/
ConTEST is the conference that explores the role of software quality and testing in the context of the modern world. Discover emergent trends and practices in software testing and quality engineering, lay your hands and eyes on latest technologies and immerse yourself in the thought leadership of others in 3 unforgettable days at ConTEST NYC.
Relevant for: This event holds relevance for everyone in the testing fraternity – whether QA and testing professionals, developers, software development managers, or test managers.

In Conclusion

Most conferences listed above offer a brilliant platform to learn and share relevant knowledge in the field of QA and software testing – areas that will only grow in significance in the times to come.