Evening talks / Webinars are one of the activities of STeP-IN Forum to encourage practitioners to learn from, and share experiences with Testing experts. A Subject expert from the Software industry is invited to present on a technical topic of their choice to a group of testing professionals. This is followed by a Q&A session. Participants then break for tea and networking. The total duration is about 2 hours.
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Call for SMEs for Evening Talks and Webinars
Are you looking for an opportunity to share your experiences with other Software Testing Practitioners?
Our Evening Talks / Webinars are a great platform for you to share your experiences and best practices with energetic and enthusiastic fellow Testing Professionals.
We invite submissions for Evening Talks / Webinars of duration 1-1.5 hours. Enthusiastic Testing Professionals are invited to share their knowledge, experience and case studies with a highly charged audience. Organizations can share their best practices with participants.
Some ideas for topics are as below. We also welcome topics that are new, relevant to the challenges that testers face today and not included below.
- Advanced Test Case Design Techniques
- Customer Quality Driven Test Strategies (with Case Study)
- Automated Test Infrastructure & Test Labs
- Mobile Test Automation Platforms and Frameworks
- End-to-End Test Automation and Deployment Testing
- Performance Testing of SaaS & Mobile Applications
- Latest Trends in Testing – Social Integrations
- Tool agnostic test automation frameworks
- Latest trends in Test Estimation techniques & Metrics
- Defect Prevention and Management
- Model Based Testing
- Building HPTO – High performing Testing Organizations or teams
- Non-Functional Testing on SaaS & Mobile Applications
- Success stories and lessons learned in testing on agile teams
- Transforming towards Agile Leadership
- Testing challenges in a Distributed Agile Development Environment
- Impact of SaaS / SOA / Cloud based application development on IT infrastructure
- Latest trends in White-box & Unit Testing
NOTE: Selection is based on rigorous review by the Technical Committee. Authors of selected papers will be invited to present at STeP-IN Evening Talks/Webinars. Evening Talks are typically at a suitable venue (usually an IT organization which is hosting that particular Evening Talk).
- Does my presentation topic excite people?
- Is what I have to say new content?
- Does the content educate the audience? How does it add value?
- What is the audience’s key take-away from my presentation?
- Are my thoughts clearly expressed?
- Layout / grammar / basic presentation
The Technical Review committee will be looking for evidence that you are an expert in the topic that you have proposed and that the work is practically relevant and has originality and innovation. Make sure to leverage your individual or organizational expertise in the abstract submission.
- Should be original material with a well-defined focus on the chosen topic
- Must show examples, practical applications, cause & effect, and be supported by case studies
- Company confidential information should NOT be disclosed.
- Content should advance the Body of Knowledge for Testing and QA professionals
- Sales pitches or distribution of marketing materials during presentations are strictly prohibited. All product demos, marketing / sales presentations would come under a sponsored and notified “Corporate Presentation Slot”
- An abstract of the topic - Minimum 500 words - Must include
- Audience Prerequisites (if any),
- Intended Audience,
- Key Takeaways,
- Flow of content,
- Brief Description of any case studies included
- A speaker profile (about 250 words) clearly highlighting the author’s experience and expertise in the chosen topic
- Slide deck of the presentation - About 15 slides of core content (additional explanations for the slides can be added to the notes section)