PNSQC 2021 Conference At-A-Glance

Hosted online from the Pacific Northwest

The links on this page allow you to access the abstract of each paper. This is provided to make your attendance as enjoyable as possible. Full text of all papers and slides will be publicly available sometime after the conference.  All times are Pacific time zone.

Monday, October 11, 2021

7:00 - 10:00 AMRegistration and Wake Up with Coffee & Tea at Home
8:00 - 8:15 AMWelcome and Highlights for the Day
8:15 - 9:20Keynote Eric Van Veenendaal - Building on Success, Beyond the Obvious
Track 1Track 2Track 3Track 4
Invited & Tutorial SessionsQuality EngineeringTechnologyManagement
9:30 - 10:10Simplify Your Life with Static Testing
Chris Cowell
How to Design and Implement a Best-in-Class Test Automation Strategy
Adam Satterfield
AI-RPi for Scalable User-Level Device Automation
Etienne Deguine
Quality, Culture, and Process - Coming Together to Find Success
Heather Wilcox
10:20 - 11:00Mobile Testing Through Covid-19 and Beyond
Rachael Lovallo
An insights into the life-cycle of testing critical security updates supporting large scale security infrastructure
Vittalkumar Mirajkar
Security in IPv6 enabled home networks: Are we ready yet?
Nikhitha Kishore

Crafting a Quality Organization Through POC's
Paul Grimes

11:00 - 11:20Morning Break - Grab Some Coffee at the Coffee Bar
Invited & Tutorial SessionsQuality EngineeringTechnologyQuality Engineering
11:20 - 12:00Soft Skills of Automation
Jenny Bramble


A tester's appreciation of unit tests
Katie Fox
Bringing stakeholders together through modeling
Evan Masters
Do ProductOps & #LEAD with Built in Quality
Vibhu Srinivasan
12:10 - 12:50Can Adopting A Shift Left Approach to testing shift too far left?
Dave Winfield
Reinventing the wheel: Lessons learned from my first year as an Automation Test Developer
Sam Simataa
Dependency Testing: How to measure quality in software you don't control
Eric Lane
12:50 - 13:50Lunchtime Keynote with Mirjana Kolarov - Is There Room For Testing Strategy in Agile
Track 1Track 2Track 3Track 4
Invited & Tutorial SessionsQuality EngineeringTechnologyManagement
13:50 - 14:30Not Your Ordinary Testing Tools
Iryna Suprun
The Dos and Don't of Accessibility
Michael Larsen
Page Objects or Application Actions with Cypress - Why Not Both?
Paul Grandjean
RCCA, The Dremel in YOUR Toolbox
Martina Sourada
14:40 - 15:20Building Your Software Tester Survival Guide
Dawn Haynes


Enhance Mobile Exploratory Testing with Performance Metrics
Sofia Palamarchuk
TBAThe Affordances of Quality
Steve Upton
15:30 - 16:10Test Optimization Through Risk-Based Validation Approach
Felix Eu
Improving AppSec while building DevSecOps pipeline
Suresh Chandra Bose
Ganesh Bose
Build Buy-In-Increase QA's Perceived and REAL Value
Robin Goldsmith
16:10 - 16:30Afternoon Tea Break and Networking in the Atrium-Get Your Beer
16:30 - 17:30Special Guest Jonathan Wright
Model Based Testing - Shifting Right Into the Real World
17:30 - 18:30Happy Hour

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

7:00 - 10:00 AMRegistration and Wake Up with Coffee & Tea at Home
8:00 - 8:15 AMWelcome and Highlights for the Day
8:15 - 9:20Keynote Derk-Jan De Grood - Built In Quality - Reach Beyond the Team
9:20 - 9:40Morning Break - Grab Some Coffee at the Coffee Bar
Track 1Track 2Track 3Track 4
Invited & Tutorial SessionsQuality EngineeringTechnologyManagement
9:40 - 10:20Exploratory Testing Driven by Mind Maps
Claudia Badell
How to Integrate Testing into Development
Joe Lust
Safety & Security in the era of smart ecosystems
PraveenKumar Prem
Moving from Individual Contributor to Leader in Cybersecurity
Randy Raw
10:30 - 11:10Tutorial: QA2AQ - Being Agile at Quality: Values, Practices, and Patterns
Joseph Yoder,
Rebecca Wirfs-Brock
Key observations & trends in the Test Automation market
Jim Trentadue
Let Newman drive Postman to REST - The challenges faced and decisions made
Christina Thalayasingam
Demystifying Quality Management Mindsets in Japanese Large-Scale Manufacturers to Software Testers
Yasuharu Nishi
11:20 - 12:00The testing team have requirements too
Moira Tuffs
How to Improve Product/Service Quality Using AI/ML in the Age of Everything-as-a-Service?
Dale Wang
Managing Accessibility in Software Systems
Jack McDowell
12:00 - 13:00Lunch in your Dining Room Atrium with Special Guest Talk by Ben Berry
Track 1Track 2Track 3Track 4
AMA Triple Panel Bonanza!Quality EngineeringTechnologyQuality Engineering
13:00 - 13:40On the Bleeding Edge of Testing
hosted by Tariq King w/
Darrel Farris
Adam Satterfield
Elise Carmichael
Julia Pottinger
Distributed WorkLoad Generator for Performance/Load Testing Using Emerging Technologies
Vishnu Murty
Visual UI Testing with Percy
Maros Kutschy
QA to QE: Lessons Learned Leading a Large Organization Transformation
Rick Martin
13:50 - 14:30

Enterprise IT Quality
hosted by YingKi Kwong w/
Amy Stark
Randy Raw
Rahul Ravel
Kevin Kelly

Orchestrating your Testing Process - coordinating your manual and automated testing effords
Joel Montvelisky
Chuck Norris's automation projects never fail. You're not Chuck Norris
Barry Solomon
Are UI based End-to-End Tests the Best Way to Reduce Risk?
Stephen Kilbourn
14:40 - 15:20

Current state of QA
hosted by Rachael Lovallo w/
Iryna Suprun
Derk-Jan de Grood
Kartik Iyer
Val Lord

Do You Want to Save $50,000 per Developer, per Year?
Leslie Brooks
QA Best Practices: GUI Test Automation for EDA Software
Ritu Walia
It's Time to Rethink TestOps
Shawn Jaques
15:20 - 15:40Afternoon Tea Break and Networking in the Atrium-Get Your Beer
15:40 - 16:45Keynote Mental Fitness is the X-Factor with Julie Wong
16:45 - 17:00Award Ceremony & Closing Remarks

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

7:00-10:00 AMRegistration and Wake Up with Coffee & Tea
8:00-8:15 AMWelcome and Highlights for the Day
8:15-11:30Requirements Engineering for Testers
Erik Van Veenendaal
Thinking and Planning Releases with Business Value
Derk-Jan De Grood
Secrets of Effective Test Management
Paul Gerrard
Streamlined AppSec Testing: A Fusion of Security Controls, Test Tools, and DevSecOps
Bhusan Gupta
11:30-12:45Lunch Break
12:45-16:00Fundamentals of Using Git for Collaboration
Moss Drake
Making and Managing Mind Maps
Jenny Bramble

Testing AI and Machine Learning: A Quality Engineering Introduction
Tariq King

How To Break Software:Robustness Edition
Dawn Haynes