Know Before You Go!

STPCon Spring 2019 - Know Before You Go

Thanks for joining us for STPCon Spring 2019!

We are looking forward to seeing you at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport Hotel in Burlingame, CA! Below, you will find some tips and reminders that will make your time at STPCon more enjoyable.

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– STPCon Registration & Information Desk – Download Speaker Presentations
– Arriving in Burlingame, CA – Parking at the Hyatt Regency SFO Hotel
– Workshop Requirements and/or Prerequisites – Recommended Attire – What to Pack
– Meals Provided During STPCon – Weather During STPCon
– Evening Activities – Have Questions?

Attendee Information Video

STPCon Registration & Information Desk

Please plan on checking in and picking up your conference materials at our on-site registration desk, located in the Regency Foyer (off the Front Desk Lobby) of the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport Hotel – look for our signs directing you there. The registration desk is open during the following hours:

Monday – 4/1 – 7:30am – 4:30pm
Tuesday – 4/2 – 7:30am – 4:30pm
Wednesday – 4/3 – 7:30am – 5:00pm
Thursday – 4/4 – 7:30am – 4:30pm
Note: For those participating in the Certification Course starting on Sunday, March 31st, the registration desk will be located on the Atrium Level, near Boardroom III on Sunday only.

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STPCon Spring 2019 Presentations

Download Speaker Presentations

Download, print and review speaker presentations now to help you decide which sessions you would like to attend. These handouts are available for immediate download*. For access, go to

This is a protected page intended for registrants of the conference only. Check your email for the “STPCon Know-Before-U-Go – Attendee Information (sent from” email – it contains the password to access these presentations. Don’t see this email? Contact us for registration verification and we will provide you the password.

*Note: Some of the instructors may have not turned in their presentations to STP by the deadline. Some instructors will not allow us to post presentations (copyrighted material). If a presentation is marked “pending” we have not received it from the instructor. Please check back.

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Arriving in SFO - STPCon Spring 2019

Arriving in Burlingame, CA

More than likely you will be arriving at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO). When arriving, there are a couple of options for transportation to the hotel. The most common, and the easiest, is the free shuttle directly from the airport to the Hyatt Regency SFO Hotel. There are also Taxi Cabs, Uber & Lyft.

  • The hotel’s complimentary shuttle runs every 10-15 minutes.
  • From SFO, take your luggage to the Departures Level center island and look for the area marked “Hotel Shuttle.”
  • The shuttle bus is marked “Hyatt Regency and Marriott.”
  • For arrivals and departures between 12:00 a.m. and 4:46 a.m., free shuttles pick up guests every 30 minutes.

Real-Time Shuttle Tracker

Click here to track the Hotel Shuttle’s real-time location! This shuttle runs 24 hours to and from San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

If you have additional questions about the shuttle, you can call the hotel at +1.703.521.1900 or visit their website.

Hotel Address:

Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
1333 Old Bayshore Hwy
Burlingame, CA 94010
+1.650.347.1234 (Hotel)
+1.800.233.1234 (Reservations – Reference: Software Test Professionals Conference)

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Parking at STPCon Spring 2018

Parking at the Hyatt Regency SFO Hotel

Parking is available in self-parking facility.
On-site parking fee: $30 USD daily for STPCon Attendees. Validation at the STPCon Registration Desk in the Regency Foyer is available.

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Workshop Requirements

Workshop Requirements and/or Prerequisites

There are a few workshops and certification courses that may require pre-reading, configurations and installation of software to participate. If you are registered for certification or planning on attending the workshops below, please take time to review the following workshop requirements.

Please Note: The STPCon Speakers will submit workshop requirements to the STP Team by March 24th, this section will be updated once this information is received.

Workshop: Clean Coding Practices for Test Automation - 4/1 - 9am-12pm - Angie Jones

Here are the setup instructions. Attendees should do this before the workshop:

Workshop: Building a Testing Framework from Scratch - 4/1 - 1pm-4pm - Michael Larsen

First, the repo with all of the source code and examples is here:

Second, there is a speed walkthrough included that explains what is necessary to set up the environments. See this file here:

For you to participate effectively, you will need to set up these components and verify they work. You also need a laptop that you can install software on and make modifications to.

If you want to install directly on your machine, the steps in the speed walkthrough are virtually the same for MacOS and Linux. It will be a little different for Windows but Michael will walk you through that if necessary.

Michael will also have a few USB keys that will have the software if any attendees can't prep beforehand but that will take time to copy over. It is preferable to pre-confirm your systems work.

Please contact Michael at if you have any issues.

Testing Software with Machine Learning - 4/1 - 1pm-4pm - Jason Arbon

Jason sent the following information on Saturday to pass along to the attendees of his workshop: Requirements for my Tutorials:

  1. Laptop (all recommended but optional)
    • Python 2.7 Installed
    • Python modules for: Tensorflow , sklearn, matplotlib
    • USB-3 Adapter if needed (to read files)
    • Pre-download files from:
  2. Open mind and energy and questions


Please Open the Door!! (Removing Project Barriers for Testing) - 4/1 - 1pm-4pm - Mike Lyles

Anyone that has a computer or mobile device can download the following tool for FREE at this site:

Workshop: Creating a Continuous Delivery Pipeline with Automated Testing - 4/2 - 9am-12pm - Josh Grant

Prerequisites for each workshop participant is as follows:

  • Attendees should have some background in software development processes and basic tools such as version control systems, IDEs, etc.
  • Attendees should have some experience with automated testing and creating automated test scripts, as well as using testing frameworks for parallel test execution.
  • A valid GitHub account
  • NodeJS LTS version
  • Familiarity with Jenkins CI (not required but helpful)
  • Familiarity with React (not required but helpful)
Breaking Web Applications - 4/2 - 1pm-4pm - Smita Mishra
Dear Workshop Participants,
Am looking forward to meeting you at the workshop on Tuesday (4/2, 1-4pm).
Here are few things we will need for the hands-on exercises. 
1. Please setup a VM. You can download this here:
2. Please setup the following project on your VM:
Should you need assistance - you can look up 
3. Also - we have another test software as a .swf file. Please download a player for this (ShockWave) filetype from 
However - Please do not panic if you are unable to do the above before we meet - we can do the same while in the class. It will take us about 15-20 mins to do this all - which can be done while the theory part is on. I can help you do this quickly. I will have all the software required on a pen drive to share with you.
Warm Regards,
QAzone Infosystems Pvt.Ltd.
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What TO Wear - STPCon

Recommended Attire – What to Pack

All attendees are encouraged to dress business casual. Hotel meeting rooms are generally kept a little cool, so a sweater or light jacket can be useful during the workshops and sessions.

STPCon Meet & Greet Reception – Tuesday, April 2nd – 4-6pm: Attire for the reception is business casual. The reception will be held on the Atrium Level.

STPCon Welcome Reception & Sponsor Showcase – Wednesday April 3rd – 5-7pm: Attire for the reception is business casual. The reception will be held  in the Poolside Pavilion.

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Plan Your Meals - STPCon

Meals Provided During STPCon

STPCon Spring 2019 will provide the following meals during the conference:

  • Sunday, 3/31: Breakfast, Lunch & Beverage Breaks (Certification registrants only)
  • Monday, 4/1: Breakfast, Lunch & Beverage Breaks (Workshop registrants only)
  • Tuesday, 4/2: Breakfast, Lunch & Beverage Breaks (Workshop registrants only) + Meet & Greet Reception (all speakers and attendees)
  • Wednesday, 4/3: Breakfast, Lunch & Beverage Breaks + STPCon Welcome Reception
  • Thursday, 4/4: Breakfast, Lunch & Beverage Breaks
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STPCon Spring 2019 - Whats the Weather like?

Weather During STPCon

The weather in the Bay area during STPCon is expected to be a bit moist.  Please check the extended forecast before leaving your home to gain an idea of what to expect. Historically, the average highs are in the 60’s and lows in the low 40’s.

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STPCon Evening Activities

Free Evening Activities

We have a number of evening networking receptions and activities happening during STPCon.   Please check the event schedule page for a detailed description of each. These activities are included in your STPCon Registration but space is limited in the Software Testing Bowl 2019, walk-ins are welcome.

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STPCon Help

Is There Anything We Can Assist You With?

If there is any assistance we can offer before the conference to make your experience as enjoyable and worthwhile as possible, please don’t hesitate to contact us:

Software Test Professionals

Twitter @SoftwareTestPro

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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