Top Testing Conferences in 2017

Top Testing Conferences in 2017

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Whether it is IoT, Smart Devices, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Virtual Reality (VR), Machine Learning, or any other emerging and potent technology for the future, nothing can skip the need for a robust software testing mechanism. Every organization needs a comprehensive testing plan to build market ready products and customer facing interfaces.

Open Source Innovation is gaining momentum amongst the testing and development communities. There is more collaboration observed amongst developers and testers today. We have tried to put together some interesting upcoming Software Testing as well as some interesting Tech events/conferences in 2017.

Please note that we will keep on updating this list, and if you have any other events/conferences on your agenda, please write back to us.

1. QA or the Highway, Columbus, USA

Date: February 07, 2017

Location: Columbus, Ohio

Recommended for: Testers and Developers, CXOs, CIOs

Link: https://qaorthehighway.com/

It is a one-day annual regional conference focusing on software testing and software quality. Agenda for the event comprises some interesting perspectives on Testing & QA, namely, Automated Testing – DevOps Enabler, Create Testing Commandos for Creative Problem Solving, Making a Mock, and Quality Assurance & User Experience: Friends or Foes?

2. Developer week conference

Date: February 11-16, 2017

Location: San Francisco, California

Recommended for: Developers, Testers, Project leads

Link: http://www.developerweek.com/

This is regarded as the world’s largest developer expo and conference series with over 50 week-long events that also includes the DeveloperWeek 2017 Conference & Expo, the DeveloperWeek Hackathon, Official Hiring Mixer, and city-wide partner events.

These range of events put the spotlight on new and emerging development technologies that are relevant for the testing community as well. The theme for 2017 is the Industrial Revolution of Code.

3. RSA Conference

Date: February 13-17, 2017

Location: San Francisco, California

Recommended for: Testers, Developers

Link: https://www.rsaconference.com/events/us17

This conference will help you gain insights on cyber threats. In the digital world in which we now live, information is a very highly valued commodity. Safeguarding that information, therefore, has become a top priority. This conference will help you exchange ideas, and become aware of the latest trends.

4. Industry of Things World USA

Date: February 20-21, 2017

Location: San Diego, California

Recommended for: Testers and Developers, CXOs, CIOs

Link: http://industryofthingsworldusa.com/en/

It is an international knowledge exchange platform that brings together over 500 high-level executives that play a key role in the industrial IoT arena. It could be a platform to connect on technology and business strategy – Cloud, Robotics, Automation, standards, interoperability, security, etc.

5. Software Testing Professionals Conference (STPCon) 2017

Date: March 14-17, 2017

Location: Phoenix, Arizona

Recommended for: Testers and Developers, CXOs, CIOs

Link: http://www.stpcon.com/

It is a leading event on leadership, management, and strategy. Agile testing, Performance testing, Test Automation, Mobile app testing, and Testing leadership are some interesting topics captured at this conference.

6. 2017 Ember conference

Date: March 28-29, 2017

Location: Portland, Oregon

Recommended for: Developers, Testers, Project leads, Agile experts, Consultants

This conference aims at building technology perspectives for the future. If you are a tech enthusiast, this a place to be. Developer and testers can be there to know the trends and get a view on the upcoming challenges.

7. Strata + Hadoop World

Date: March 13-16, 2017

Location: San Jose, California

Recommended for: Testers and Developers, Agile experts

Link: https://conferences.oreilly.com/strata/strata-ca/public/schedule/speakers

It is a 4-day event, where experts discuss the most challenging problems, use cases, and interesting opportunities in data – real-time streaming and applications, case studies of data at work, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud, IoT, and industrial applications.

Considering data will dominate the future, it could be an interesting space for testers and developers to get involved.

8. Quest 2017

Date: April 03-07, 2017

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Recommended for: Testers and Developers

Link: http://qaiquest.org/2017/

Its agenda includes classes, tutorials, education sessions, hands-on workshops, discussions, and overall networking. Apart from this, there is a large expo that showcases latest software tools and services.

9. Global Scrum Gatherings

Date: April 10-12, 2017

Location: San Diego, California

Recommended for: Testers and Developers, Agile experts

Link: https://www.scrumalliance.org/courses-events/events/global-gatherings

This gathering takes place three times in a year and is organized by the Scrum Alliance® community. It comprises presentations by experts in the field, who present success stories, best practices, and creative application in the Scrum framework.

It can be a good networking opportunity for people working in the Agile environment to share experiences and learnings.

10. Quality Jam 2017

Date: April 18-19, 2017

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Recommended for: Testers and Developers

Link: http://qualityjam.net/

This event is focused on enabling testing and development teams to work smarter, faster and better. Quality Jam is held for 2 days, where technology thought leaders, executives and practitioners connect and share learnings.

11. IoT Dev + Test Conference

Date: April 24-28, 2017

Location: San Diego, California

Recommended for: Developers, Testers, Project leads, CEOs, CTOs

Link: http://www.developerweek.com/

The conference addresses topics related to development and testing for IoT and embedded systems. This is a platform where you can hear from the experts on IoT and how enterprises can position themselves in this entire revolution.

Topics like Smart Home and Office Apps, Embedded Systems Development, IoT, Big Data, Machine Learning, and much more will be addressed.

12. Mobile Dev + Test Conference

Date: April 24–28, 2017

Location: San Diego, California

Recommended for: Developers, Testers, Project leads

Link: https://mobiledevtest.techwell.com/

This conference will offer a week long learning on how to develop and test for mobile devices. The conference addresses mobile development for iOS and Android, mobile testing, performance, design, user experience, smart technology, and security.

The conference will help you seek key inputs from experts on anything and everything related to mobile software, including its future.

13. StarEast 2017

Date: May 07-12 2017

Location: Orlando, Florida

Recommended for: Software testers, Technology enthusiats

Link: https://stareast.techwell.com/

StarEast is one of the most acclaimed and sought after software testing and quality assurance conferences. The week features learning and networking opportunities, covering a range of software testing topics.

This gives an opportunity to the software testers to explore wide technology options to understand the new technologies for their teams.

14. Philadelphia Tech Summit

Date: June 9, 2017

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Recommended for: Testers and Developers, CXOs, CIOs

Link: http://10times.com/philadelphia-tech-summit

This event is organized by the Executive Summits and covers areas such as  Network Security (present and future), Cloud Infrastructure Services Trends, Best Practices in Cloud Utilization, & Security.

15. Agile Testing Days USA, Boston, USA

Date: June 19 – 21, 2017

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Recommended for: Test Managers, Test Analysts, Software Architects, Head of Quality Assurance, Consultants, Developers, Agile Coaches and Trainers

Link: http://www.agiletestingdays.com/

This event/conference focuses on the North, Middle, and South American community of software testers with an Agile mindset for consistent learning and networking. It is a three-day event with intense focus on professional inputs, detailed conversations, and recreation.

Agile Testing Days originated in Germany, and has now come to the USA.

16. Agile2017

Date: August 07-11, 2017

Location: Orlando, Florida

Recommended for: Testers and Developers, CXOs, CIOs

Link: https://www.agilealliance.org/agile2017/

This event is brought together by Agile Alliance for anyone working and interested in the Agile set-up. It is an annual event in North America that is dedicated to propagating Agile principles and offering a platform for people and ideas.

17. CAST 2017

Date: August 16-18, 2017

Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Recommended for: Software Testing and QA professionals

Link: https://www.associationforsoftwaretesting.org/conference/cast-2017/

CAST 2017 takes a deep dive into the software testing practice and intends to establish its significance. It intends to focus on the practical work required to perform effective and impactful testing. In the backdrop of digital transformation and emerging technologies, this conference will try to bring in the integral role of software testing. It can be a good platform for both testers and developers.

18. StarWest 2017

Date: October 02-10, 2017

Location: Anaheim, California

Recommended for: Testers and Developers, CXOs, CIOs

Link: https://starwest.techwell.com/

StarWest is one of the most acclaimed and sought after software testing and quality assurance conferences. Interestingly, they organize the conference around the Disney parks so that it can be clubbed with a vacation.

19. Better Software West 2017

Date: October 02-10, 2017

Location: Anaheim, California

Recommended for: Testers and Developers, CXOs, CIOs

Link: https://bscwest.techwell.com/  

This conference keeps you upbeat on the overall development lifecycle. It is conducted in association with Agile Dev Conferences and DevOps Conferences that allow you to choose from three program agendas.

Apart from this, there is Better Software East, Orlando, FL (Fall 2017).

20. Annual Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference

Date: October 09-11, 2017

Location: Portland, Oregon

Recommended for: Developers, Testers, Project leads, Agile experts, Consultants

Link: http://www.pnsqc.org/2017-conference/

This is the 35th Annual Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference with a combination of national and international presenters and invited speakers. A diverse mix of audience attends this conference, which includes software product managers, quality professionals, Agile experts, managers, contractors, consultants, customers, testers, developers, and engineers.

21. StarCANADA

Date: October 15–20, 2017

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Recommended for: Testers and Developers, QA professionals, CXOs, CIOs

Link: https://starcanada.techwell.com

STARCANADA is part of the STAR group of conferences—one of the acclaimed and respected conferences series on software testing and quality assurance. The event that goes a week long features over 50 learning and networking opportunities that cover a wide range of contemporary topics.