If you’re looking to level up your QA career, redefine your testing strategy or just make a few friends in the industry, heading to one of the QA industry conferences can be a great way to kickstart your goals. But it can be hard to decide which ones will provide the most value. Here are a few of our picks for conferences in the next few months to attend to kick off 2019 right.
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February 5-7, 2019 – San Francisco Bay Area, California
While not specifically a QA conference, SaaStr Annual is heavily focused on growing and scaling businesses. If you’re part of a growing b2b organization, SaaStr provides a wide range of speakers and AMAs from industry execs with a wealth of knowledge to share.
Don’t wait too long — SaaStr kicks off next week in San Francisco!
QA or the Highway
February 19, 2019 — Columbus, OH
Your team is busy, and sometimes taking a week away from your work to travel to a big QA conference doesn’t make sense. QA or the Highway is a one-day regional conference that provides a solid roster of speakers at an affordable price point. QA professionals in the Midwest shouldn’t miss out on this opportunity to network at this event!
April 1-4, 2019 – Burlingame, CA
STPCon brings testing leaders together to discuss the cutting-edge technologies, tools and trends that QAs need to know about. As this conference features tons of workshops and ISTQB certification courses, STPCon provides a great opportunity to hone your skills and learn from some of the best minds in the testing space.
April 28 – May 03, 2019 — Orlando, FL
STAREAST is one of the highlights of the QA conference calendar for 2019, and it’s full of great opportunities to build your QA knowledge. TechWell’s STAREAST is a valuable conference to attend whether you’re just starting out your testing career, or are in a leadership role. Can’t make it? STAREAST’s West Coast counterpart, STARWEST, is in Anaheim from September 29 through October 4th, 2019.
Agile + DevOps West
June 2–7, 2019 | Las Vegas, NV
As software delivery moves faster and faster, it’s essential for QA teams to keep pace. Agile + DevOps West is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the latest news, trends and training on QA at the speed of agile development.