Tweet Bits from #StarEast 2016

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STAREast 2016 was held in Orlando, Florida this year from May 1 to May 6, 2016.

Below you will find the Tweets to #StarEast that caught my attention over the entire week at the conference.

As seen on Twitter, the list is coming in reverse order.  To see all the posts, photos, links, and to get a better feel of the event you can go to https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&vertical=default&q=%23stareast&src=typd

As always, thank you to all those that Tweeted during the event!

STAREast2016logoMay 6
Women Who Test ‏@womenwhotest
Truly amazing group of women today at Women Who Test. Thks for your incredible contributions #stareast #WomenWhoTest

Jeffery Payne ‏@jefferyepayne
Everybody talks about change road maps but not enough about road trips. How is change gonna happen? #stareast

Jeffery Payne ‏@jefferyepayne
FAIL stands for First Attempt In Learning #stareast

Jeffery Payne ‏@jefferyepayne
Lots of activity at the leadership summit. 180 test leaders solving the worlds problems! #stareast

Stacy ‏@stacywyatt
Communication is necessary for change. So important for #leaders to remember. Thanks @Opus_Plus #stareast

Dorothy Graham ‏@DorothyGraham
#Stareast @cheekytester great lightning keynote – call to “world peace” in test community: respect, learn from all, “school of all schools”

Dorothy Graham ‏@DorothyGraham
#Stareast Melissa Benua: Be OK to be wrong, and for team to be wrong. Don’t confuse being wrong with being bad.

Dorothy Graham ‏@DorothyGraham
#Stareast Melissa Benua: Good teams use data for product decisions, great teams for all decisions (hiring, promotions, assignments, ship etc

Jeffery Payne ‏@jefferyepayne
It’s not the strongest or most intelligent that survive, it’s the most adaptable. Darwin @Opus_Plus #stareast

SoumyashreeRai ‏@Soms2609
Retention charges ensures people are happy….. prison ensures people don’t leave! Amazing speaker @smarty  #stareast

Jeffery Payne ‏@jefferyepayne
Environment makes a difference. Your space is a member of the team. @smarty #stareast

Jeffery Payne ‏@jefferyepayne
Building a great culture / environments will result in productivity, good products, higher moral, etc @smarty #stareast

Jeffery Payne ‏@jefferyepayne
Keeping good people happy is a better model than constantly trying to recruit good people. @smarty #stareast

Jeffery Payne ‏@jefferyepayne
Moderating #quality leadership summit today. Come hear @smarty and @Opus_Plus speak. #STAREAST

Maaret Pyhäjärvi ‏@maaretp
Great to see #MobTesting going on at #StarEast.

May 5

SoumyashreeRai ‏@Soms2609
This one week has been worth a whole year’s learning. Thank you #stareast  for the wonderful speakers and the networking opportunities!

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
Dawn’s Rule of 3: Positive Test, Negative Test and Crazy Test. @DawnMHaynes #STAREAST

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
The business will do whatever it needs to do without understanding all the risk @DawnMHaynes #STAREAST

Keith Klain ‏@KeithKlain
Yes! Testing is an INFORMATION service! @DawnMHaynes #stareast @TechWell @StickyMinds

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
The notion of quality is completely subjective and changes depending on who you are talking to @DawnMHaynes #softwaretesting #stareast

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
You are a very individual software tester and have a perspective of the world that no one else does. @DawnMHaynes #STAREAST

Beth Romanik ‏@bethromanik
Wow, it’s already the last keynote of #STAREAST! @DawnMHaynes about to wrap up the conference with The Evolution of a Software Tester.

Jeff Perkins ‏@jeffperkins8
Good advice for testers from @qacooper – take a Dale Carnegie course and learn how to win friends and influence people. #STAREAST

Jeff Perkins ‏@jeffperkins8
It’s not just about your testing skills. It’s about your network and relationships. Insight from @qacooper #STAREAST

Jeff Perkins ‏@jeffperkins8
Testing has to evolve to keep up with new technology. Insight from @qacooper. #STAREAST

Jasmin ‏@jasmintestscode
And big big thanks to all the folks hosting/moderating the virtual conference, and to @TechWell. This has been a great #stareast experience

Dave Higgins ‏@EvangelistPunk
A brilliant talk on risk assessment parallels in poker and testing from @MatthewEakin #STAREAST

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
Playing out your poker hand with a prescribed test plan? This cannot end well #testing #stareast @MatthewEakin

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
Are the developers bluffing?- with every code drop you learn more about the code base/application @MatthewEakin #stareast

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
Risk assessment – key concept to both #testing and #poker @MatthewEakin #stareast

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
Size up your team and competition #poker #testing #Stareast @MatthewEakin

Chris Mathews ‏@QA_Chris_M
Couldn’t make it to #BetterSoftwareCon last year or #StarEast this year but I can keep up on Twitter! #AlmostAsGood #WhoAmIKidding

thomas murphy ‏@metamurph
DevOps doesn’t mean build a new silo or COE we are breaking silos- Jeffery Payne of Coverus #stareast #DevOps

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
The primary goal of #DevOps is to deliver value for customers, so the structure will depend on the organization – @jefferyepayne #STAREAST

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
#DevOps is about having your cake and eating it too @jefferyepayne #STAREAST

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
What impacts #CX most?  Ease of doing business, empathy of front line, usability, quality, and value for price @stephenfrein #STAREAST

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
When customers have to put forth very little effort to buy from you, they are much more likely to do so. #CustomerUX #STAREAST @stephenfrein

Skytap ‏@Skytap
Just because they’re QA #metrics doesn’t mean there’s anything “quality” about them #STAREAST

Fernweh ‏@iam_fernweh
You might write your tests in Haiku but only a crazy person would do that -@IsabelE_Test. How about using haikus for standups? #stareast

djaidka ‏@djaidka
Be a friend to week people around you. @IsabelE_Test #STAREAST

djaidka ‏@djaidka
Listen to people who don’t understand your stories. Find a way to make them listen. @IsabelE_Test #STAREAST

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
“Do your stories help or hinder progress?” – asks @IsabelE_Test “Are you benefitting the business?” #stareast

Matthew Eakin ‏@MatthewEakin
Every day offer that new piece of value @IsabelE_Test #StarEast

TechWell ‏@TechWell
If people don’t want to hear your story then you need to change your story to one they want to hear @IsabelE_Test  #stareast

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
Your test plan, test reports, summary reports as haiku #stareast @IsabelE_Test

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
.@IsabelE_Test says we are all storytellers #stareast

Dave Higgins ‏@EvangelistPunk
“Stories begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end: then stop” – @IsabelE_Test, after Lewis Carroll #STAREAST

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
First keynote of the day ready to kick off #STAREAST @IsabelE_Test Wants to help us tell our testing stories

May 4

Matthew Eakin ‏@MatthewEakin
@cheekytester challenging us to achieve world peace in testing #StarEast

Fernweh ‏@iam_fernweh
My new job tagline is ‘I break dreams’ #stareast

thomas murphy ‏@metamurph
Jeff Payne: DevOps doesn’t replace Agile it extends the principles through entire life of an asset #stareast

Matthew Eakin ‏@MatthewEakin
@jefferyepayne …the truth. Start somewhere and keep improving #StarEast

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
If you forget that agile is about principles and not particular activities/methodologies you have not embraced “being agile” yet #stareast

Alison Wade ‏@awadesqe
Agile is about how you are, not what you do do! #stareast @jefferyepayne @Coveros

Matthew Eakin ‏@MatthewEakin
@jefferyepayne Agile is dead. Long live DevOps…wait a minute… #StarEast

thomas murphy ‏@metamurph
Jennifer Bonine 7% of what people take from a conversation is the words – common mesgs get tuned out change it up or be tuned out #stareast

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
Jennifer Bonine challenges us to change up the message and thus change the resulting behavior #stareast

Matthew Eakin ‏@MatthewEakin
Replace the word Validate with Investigate @michaelbolton #StarEast

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
Testers – you don’t break software, you break illusions about the software @michaelbolton #stareast

Matthew Eakin ‏@MatthewEakin
Replace the word Verify with challenge @michaelbolton #StarEast

Matthew Eakin ‏@MatthewEakin
@michaelbolton “we choose to do things because we value them” #StarEast

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
.@michaelbolton says we can choose to experiment. Do not say “we have to”… #stareast

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
Next batter up…. @michaelbolton wants us to find bugs in our thinking #stareast

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
There is a void in the revolutionary aspect of software testing -Mike Sowers #stareast

Matthew Eakin ‏@MatthewEakin
Micheal Sowers “there is not enough innovation in the software testing profession” #StarEast

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
Is our innovation in testing keeping pace with our technology innovation? – Mike Sowers #stareast

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
Frameworks help us survive – @jbtestpilot #stareast

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
.@jbtestpilot talks about his path to ‘Engineering Excellence Lead’ at EBay #stareast

CapgeminiVerified account ‏@Capgemini
The proportion of IT spend on #QA & #Testing is expected to rise to 40% by 2018 http://ow.ly/4n515q  #STAREAST

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
.@DawnMHaynes game of stingy test design. Would you be willing to spend $50 of your paycheck to run that test? #stareast

chris stuberg ‏@cowsnipers
A requirements doc is really just a big stack of rumors. Don’t base you’re testing on a list of maybes. #stareast

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
Test execution tools don’t do testing. They just run stuff @DorothyGraham #stareast

chris stuberg ‏@cowsnipers
If you’re only doing scripted “testing” then you’re really just doing unmotivated “checking” #stareast

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
.@DorothyGraham kicks off Lightning Strikes the Keynotes #stareast

chris stuberg ‏@cowsnipers
In order to do effective formal testing you MUST first do a tremendous amount of (exploratory) testing. #stareast

chris stuberg ‏@cowsnipers
Sapient testing is testing that relies on skilled humans to complete. #stareast

chris stuberg ‏@cowsnipers
The essence of scripted testing is that the tester is not in control, rather is being controlled by some other agent or process. #stareast

chris stuberg ‏@cowsnipers
For collaboration, 90 minutes is the optimal time. After 90 minutes, focus and efficiency go way down. #stareast

TestComplete ‏@TestComplete
“The role of the tester continues to become more and more important.” @kaulnikhil #stareast

Matthew Eakin ‏@MatthewEakin
@Ardita_K “the definition of ready”, interesting twist on when to put a user story into a sprint #StarEast

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
“Done” is a team concept, not a role concept in agile test management @jefferyepayne #STAREAST

chris stuberg ‏@cowsnipers
Testing is the new Exploratory Testing. #stareast

Marjana Shammi ‏@mshammi
Test in actual devices . Recommended! Reassuring  #StarEast

Soulful Storyteller ‏@soulmuze
#Stareast2016 #stareast who knew a cookbook would relate to technology. There is a recipe for every industry

chris stuberg ‏@cowsnipers
At the end of a test session PROOF review. Past, Results, Outlook, Obstacles, Feeling. #stareast

chris stuberg ‏@cowsnipers
If this is a pen, and this is a pen. Is this a pen? – How can you test that? Thanks @PaulHolland_TWN #stareast

thomas murphy ‏@metamurph
Rajiv Jain of ThinkSys what is one most important thing you can do for success in test automation: focus on unit testing #stareast

Jyothi Rangaiah ‏@aarjay
Observe ur own testing. Even video tape to observe n break down what u do when  testing every 2sec @jamesmarcusbach @TheTestLab #stareast

TechWell ‏@TechWell
Hope is not a strategy – Matt Barbour talks about controlling your data at #STAREAST

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
BDD scenarios should favor DAMP (Descriptive and Meaningful Phrases) over DRY (Don’t Repeat Yourself) – Matt Barbour #STAREAST

Dave Higgins ‏@EvangelistPunk
An estimate is a prediction – not a target or a commitment! #STAREAST

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
Another rule from Zombieland?  Check the back seat! Make sure you are not bringing along any unwanted dependencies #TestAutomation #STAREAST

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
Test Development is Development – Matt Barbour #STAREAST

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
Test Automation Zombie Theory 1 – Know your way out.  Be forward thinking and own the problem. #STAREAST

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
Matt Barbour’s PARM theory – tests must be performant, accurate, repeatable, and meaningful #STAREAST

thomas murphy ‏@metamurph
Saucelabs has customers now running 100k tests per day with them — Selenium momentum #StarEast #softwaretesing

Kim Salmon ‏@SmartBearSalmon
Nothing goes better together than churros and test automation. #StarEast

Dorothy Graham ‏@DorothyGraham
#Stareast Hans Buwalda: Test automation anti-patterns-my favourite (so far) Enter Enter Click Click (too detailed, no purpose for the test)

Soulful Storyteller ‏@soulmuze
#STAREAST2016 #stareast Future goals: to be a speaker like my manager will be at #STARWEST

Soulful Storyteller ‏@soulmuze
#STAREAST2016 #stareast It’s important to connect with industry professionals, we learn so much from each other

TechWell ‏@TechWell
When you are working in the IoT you are not just testing software , you are testing everything -Jane Fraser #STAREAST

Jasmin ‏@jasmintestscode
My take on the automation keynote – Stop asking what the “best tool” is and instead ask for “the best tool for MY organization” #STAREAST

Jasmin ‏@jasmintestscode
“Automate because it’s right for your organization, not because it’s a trend” -from David Dang’s keynote at #STAREAST

Gitte Ottosen ‏@Godtesen
People, proces and technology are the keys to success #stareast

Dorothy Graham ‏@DorothyGraham
#Stareast David Dang: Open Source Aut. Mgr said Aut 100% of tests. One test: check report is printed. OK, but need to build robot etc.

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
Automation, if you don’t maintain it, is dead – David Dang @ZenergyTech #STAREAST

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
If you missed David Dang’s keynote at #STAREAST this morning, do yourself a favor and watch on-demand #laughandlearn
Stacy ‏@stacywyatt
Way to build community? Contribute to it by answering questions and adding features/fixes #stareast

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
Pay it forward – contribute to the open source community with new features – David Dang @ZenergyTech  #STAREAST

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
You need someone who is a little more technical to understand object oriented programming in #Opensource automation. @ZenergyTech #STAREAST

Hans-Henrik Olesen ‏@olesen
When you teach people how to argue, you also have to teach them how to pick their battles. – Keith Klein #STAREAST @KeithKlain

Stacy ‏@stacywyatt
Enjoy seeing the differences in webdriver, cucumber, and robot frameworks. Great keynotes #stareast

Tanya Kravtsov ‏@DevOpsQA
“What’s the first quality of a QA Tester?   We don’t trust anyone”  :) #StarEast David Dang https://lnkd.in/ekTFKWC

Soulful Storyteller ‏@soulmuze
#STAREAST2016 #stareast automation has to be valuable. Don’t automate for the sake of it.

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
David Dang says the IT landscape was not ready for Open Source in #firstwave #STAREAST

TechWell ‏@TechWell
If you are a novice at open source and you post a question out there, be prepared to get slammed… @ZenergyTech #STAREAST

TechWell ‏@TechWell
David Dang says he has a Psychology major so if this whole keynote thing does not work out, he can at least psychoanalyze us #STAREAST

Tanya Kravtsov ‏@DevOpsQA
“Picking a wrong open-source tool can be very costly” #STAREast @daviddang

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
David Dang @ZenergyTech talking open source test automation #stareast

TechWell ‏@TechWell
There are currently about 135 open source test automation tools/frameworks @ZenergyTech #STAREAST #keynote

Fernweh ‏@iam_fernweh
“What’s the last critical bug you found & what’s the business impact if it shipped?” Testers need perspective @KeithKlain #stareast

Tanya Kravtsov ‏@DevOpsQA
#STAREast @KeithKlain  Guiding Principles for Testers + Manage your own expectations

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
Being humble is a great position to start talking to people about testing. @KeithKlain #STAREast

Paul Holland ‏@PaulHolland_TWN
“We are never right, we can only be sure we are wrong” Richard Feynman #keynote #STAREast @KeithKlain

Paul Holland ‏@PaulHolland_TWN
Testing does not have any special metrics. The only one that sometimes makes sense is time to start testing. #keynote #STAREast @KeithKlain

Michael Bolton ‏@michaelbolton
The echo chamber of the testing business is continuously ringing with the siren call to count things. @KeithKlain #stareast

Tanya Kravtsov ‏@DevOpsQA
“Don’t just give people skills, teach them how to use them” #STAREast @KeithKlain

Michael Bolton ‏@michaelbolton
Test management is (should be) 80% hands-on testing: mentoring, review, coaching, pairing, testing; max 20% reporting. @KeithKlain #stareast

Michael Bolton ‏@michaelbolton
Great source of test ideas: your company’s 10K (annual corporate report). –@KeithKlain #stareast

TechWell ‏@TechWell
If you cannot draw a line directly from your business to what you are doing every day, then you’re doing it wrong @KeithKlain #STAREAST

Dorothy Graham ‏@DorothyGraham
#STAREAST @KeithKlain: We have developed an allergy to certain words (e.g. test case) leading to aggressive word correction – not helpful.

TechWell ‏@TechWell
Your career will not be enlightenment throughout the entire period  #STAREAST @KeithKlain

Skytap ‏@Skytap
Awesome stuff from @KeithKlain at #STAREAST on testing’s need to learn the business’ language – not cont. to create a 3rd culture of jargon

Jeff Perkins ‏@jeffperkins8
Testers spend too much time explaining what software testing is. Need to explain the value to the business. @KeithKlain #stareast

Paul Holland ‏@PaulHolland_TWN
How do I talk to my CIO about software testing? Answer: “Don’t” It shouldn’t be their problem. #keynote #STAREast @KeithKlain

Dorothy Graham ‏@DorothyGraham
#STAREAST @KeithKlain: Great questions to ask about automation: What happens if you stop running them? What does it do? (often blank looks)

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
There is too much focus on trying to teach people what software testing IS @KeithKlain  #STAREAST

Michael Bolton ‏@michaelbolton
Automatic Defect Predictinators are undermining the craft of testing. –@KeithKlain #stareast

Paul Holland ‏@PaulHolland_TWN
Testing in the enterprise is often “Poking the test robot with the metrics stick” #keynote #STAREast @KeithKlain

Testing Curator ‏@testingcurator
What to do while recovering from surgery? Watch #StarEast Virtual w/ my wife of course! https://stareast.techwell.com/program/free-virtual-conference …

Paul Holland ‏@PaulHolland_TWN
Many companies don’t align their testing practices with their business goals. #keynote #STAREast @KeithKlain

Michael Bolton ‏@michaelbolton
In his talk, @KeithKlain honestly admits this feeling that we often share: “I don’t know what the @#%*$! I’m doing.” #STAREast

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
Good testers have skepticism dyed in the wool. @KeithKlain #STAREAST

Noel Wurst ‏@NoelWurst
Crushed! @grandpacopeland skipped his annual #STAREAST joke! Surely the Utah contingency was ready to stand proud!

Beth Romanik ‏@bethromanik
We’re getting ready for the first #STAREAST keynote presentation! @KeithKlain speaks in 20 mins.

May 3

The TestLab ‏@TheTestLab
Chrome books ready for use @TheTestLab Come speak to the testlab crew to actually test at a testing conf #STAREAST

People in North Am. ‏@JoinCapgemini
The proportion of IT spend on #QA & #Testing is expected to rise to 40% by 2018 http://ow.ly/4n515q  #STAREAST

Marjana Shammi ‏@mshammi
Thoroughly enjoying learning about using influence diagrams in testing by Isabel Evans . will definitely use this when I return. #StarEast

Andrew ‏@chongtastic
nice diverse crowd here at #stareast 👍

Dave Higgins ‏@EvangelistPunk
“Every test should contribute to learning something new about the product” @michaelbolton is really throwing out the pearls today #STAREAST

Dave Higgins ‏@EvangelistPunk
An important lesson: Skilled testers don’t ask ‘Does this test pass or fail?’ They ask ‘Is there a problem here?’ #STAREAST @michaelbolton

Dave Higgins ‏@EvangelistPunk
A great piece to help question the way we think about testing: http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/LeakyAbstractions.html … – with thanks to @michaelbolton #STAREAST

Gustavo Rivera ‏@garp2100
“Testers are critical thinkers for hire” #StarEast #testing #MichaelBolton #NotTheSingerThankfully #fb

Dave Higgins ‏@EvangelistPunk
I often joke about making sure software going to Production doesn’t break things or make satellites drop out of the sky…

Marjana Shammi ‏@mshammi
New word learned: Holocracy. no job titles just evaluations on how you work. ‘ Hunger games for work’ – Jennifer Bonine

Marjana Shammi ‏@mshammi
First impressions form in the first 10 sec. gender, age, commonalities, body language- Jennifer Bonine  #STAREAST

Beth Romanik ‏@bethromanik
Daryll says you should use #STAREAST when you’re tweeting about the conference! 😄

May 2

Benjamin Yaroch ‏@dynamoben
Getting to and watching a livestream should be easy, not a pain. #STAREAST2016 #STAREAST

chris stuberg ‏@cowsnipers
Team based automation lets the team own the process. Not just the testers. #stareast

May 1

Paul Holland ‏@PaulHolland_TWN
Just arrived at #STAREAST Looking forward to catching up with old friends and making some new ones. Anyone around?

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