It's a Wrap - STAREAST 2023 Recap

May 8th, 2023 by inflectra

#TeamInflectra just finished the 2023 STAREAST conference in beautiful and sunny Orlando, Florida! This was the kick-off to our 2023 conference lineup and our 5th year in a row sponsoring and attending a Techwell event. STAREAST was full of content-rich talks, opportunities to network with patrons worldwide, and harmonious individuals under one roof learning the latest in software testing, agile, and QA.


Read more to see what Techwell had planned for the attendees, what we did at our booth, and the team’s overall experience.


This year’s STAREAST conference was hosted at the gorgeous Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando’s Conference District. Fortunately, we had smooth travels and were right on time to enjoy the event’s first round of festivities - a poolside welcome reception. We got to network with many new faces and reunited with familiar ones, including one of our partners - Coveros. Our team was also excited to take a break from the cool, cloudy DC weather and spend time in the festive climate.




Before we knew it, it was showtime! After a night’s rest and filling breakfast, we headed over to our booth to polish the last-minute details and prepare to teach patrons about our products and company. This year we had more swag options than ever before - up for grabs, we had our popular multifunction “James Bond” pens, star-shaped stress balls, branded wireless charging pads, Inflectra’s one-of-a-kind tech stickers, vanity Zoom lights, wireless headphones, and our new brightly colored card holder and stand for the back of your phone.


This year, our booth was conveniently located in a corner next to the coffee station. Our team members enjoyed giving a walkthrough of our flagship product, Spira, learning market demands from other attendees, and hearing industry insights we can bring back to our workplace to help better serve our customers. We had excellent foot traffic, purposeful questions, made many new connections with folks worldwide. It was overall a day filled with accomplishments and teachings on software QA, Test Management, and automation - and as a bonus, we sponsored lunch!




In addition to having a booth and sponsoring lunch, our CEO, Adam Sandman, gave an ITP titled: Managing Risk-Based Testing in the Age of AI. In this talk, Adam explored the concept of Risk-Based Testing (RBT) and how it can be applied in the age of AI. He discussed challenges that arise when implementing RBT and examined various techniques and tools that can be used to manage these risks. Because AI is trending and being implemented by many innovative companies, attendees were very interested. He even scored 10/10 in all the surveys he received from his viewers (go, Adam)!




After working hard, we made time to play hard! During the off hours of the conference, we took advantage of the change of scenery by checking out some restaurants and shops right on property and exploring Orlando’s Conference District. Back in STAREAST 2022, our team members enjoyed delicious piña coladas available at Harry’s Poolside Bar and Grill, located at the hotel, so we made sure to pay a visit once again! Additionally, the group one evening took a short walk to The Hampton Social restaurant, where we met up with one of our partners, Checkpoint Technologies, and a few clients in town. We had beautiful weather throughout the trip, enjoyed catching up with everyone, and discovered some new Orlando-exclusive favorites.



It was a fun and rewarding couple of days at STAREAST 2023, and we were honored to participate. From this conference, we better understand what we can do to further help our customers, where technology trends are heading, and new information we can share with the rest of our team. We hope everyone who stopped by our booth learned something new, enjoyed talking to some of our team members, and will find great usefulness with the swag they grabbed.

Next up on Inflectra’s Techwell conference lineup - Agile + DevOps West from June 4-9, 2023, in Las Vegas, Nevada! We look forward to seeing you there.

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