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STPCon Fall 2017 KNOW BEFORE GO
Thanks for joining us at the Hyatt Regency Dulles Hotel for STPCon Fall 2017, we are looking forward to seeing you there! Below, you will find some last minute travel tips and reminders before you head out for the Software Test Professionals Conference Fall 2017.


STPCon Registration & Information Desk

Welcome to STPConPlease plan on checking in and picking up your conference materials at our on-site registration desk, located in the Executive Meeting Center of the Hyatt Regency Dulles Hotel – just look for our signs in the lobby directing you there. The registration desk is open during the following hours:

  • Monday – 9/25 – 7:30am – 5:00pm
  • Tuesday – 9/26 – 7:30am – 5:00pm
  • Wednesday – 9/27 – 7:30am – 5:00pm
  • Thursday – 9/28 – 7:30am – 5:00pm
  • Friday – 9/29 – 7:30am – 4:00pm


STPCon Fall 2017 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 STPCon.com/f17-presentations.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a protected page intended for registrants of the conference only. Check your email for the “STPCon Know-B4U-Go” email – it contains the password to access these presentations. Don’t see this email? Contact us for registration verification and we will provide the password for you.



Workshop Requirements

Workshop Requirements

There are a few workshops and certification courses that require pre-reading, configurations and/or 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.


ISTQB Test Engineering Foundation Level Training – Ed Weller (9/25-9/27)
Please Read the following documents:


Demystifying Selenium for Beginners – Peter Kim – 9/26 – 9am-12pm
Please download this document and follow the instructions.


ACCelerate Your Agile Testing – Curtis Stuehrenberg – 9/26 9am-12pm
The attendees to my workshop will need a laptop with working internet.


De-Mystifying Mobile Application Testing – Raj Subramanian – 9/27 – 1pm-4pm

NOTE: If you face any problems while doing any of the above pre-requisites, do not worry. We will fix it during the workshop -Attendees will be pairing up and working together.

Selenium – Advanced Best Practices – Review – Leo Laskin – 9/26 – 1pm-4pm
Please bring your laptop to this session and have the following installed:

  • A development IDE; Git.
  • For Java users: Maven
  • For C# users: Nuget
  • For JS users: Node, NPM
  • For Ruby users: Gem
  • For Python users: Pip


Technical Test Automation Challenges – Patterns and Solutions – Dot Graham – 9/27 – 1pm-4pm
Please bring your laptop or internet-enabled tablet to gain access to the wiki during the tutorial.


Critical Thinking Skills for Testers & Critical Thinking About Numbers and Metrics – Michael Bolton – 9/27 – 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm
It is recommended that attendees bring their laptops to these workshops.


Get Beyond the Surface – Exploratory Testing for Web Services – Amber Race – 9/29 9am-12pm
For the Beneath the Surface workshop, it would be helpful for participants to have a laptop with the latest version of Postman installed (www.getpostman.com).



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 Receptions: Attire for the receptions are also business casual. We will give you a pocket guide when you check in with times and locations of all receptions and events during the conference.



Plan Your Meals - STPCon

Plan Your Meals

STPCon Fall 2017 will provide the following meals during the conference:

  • Monday, 9/25: Breakfast, Lunch & Beverage Breaks (Certification registrants only)
  • Tuesday, 9/26: Breakfast, Lunch & Beverage Breaks (Workshop & Certification registrants only)
  • Wednesday, 9/27: Breakfast, Lunch & Beverage Breaks (Workshop & Certification registrants only) + Meet & Greet Reception
  • Thursday, 9/28: Breakfast, Lunch & Beverage Breaks + STPCon Welcome Reception
  • Friday, 9/29: Breakfast, Lunch & Beverage Breaks


STPCon Fall 2017 - Receptions

STPCon Evening Activities

We have a lot planned for you this STPCon. Our evening activities include meet-ups, workshops, receptions, a sponsored dinner, and the PerfBytes LIVE podcast where you can become part of the studio audience!



Weather during STPCon Fall 2017

Weather During STPCon

Northern Virginia weather is generally very predictable yet pleasant at this time of year.  Please check the 10 Day forecast prior to leaving your home to gain an idea of what to expect. Currently, highs are expected to be in the mid to upper 70’s during the day and in the low 60’s at night.



Arrive in Phoenix for STPCon

Arriving at the Hyatt Regency Dulles

More than likely you will be arriving at the Dulles International Airport (IAD). When arriving, there are a couple of options for transportation to the hotel. Taxis are always available, however, the fastest and cheapest method is to take the Hyatt Regency Dulles Hotel complimentary airport shuttle service. The shuttle picks up at the airport every 30 minutes from 4:30 am ending at 12:30 am. The airport pick up location is curbs 2A and 2H, in lower baggage claim. When departing the shuttle leaves from the hotel every 30 minutes beginning at 4:15 am through 12:15 am.

Hotel Address:

Hyatt Regency Dulles
2300 Dulles Corner Blvd.
Herndon, Virginia, USA, 20171,
Tel: +1 703 713 1234



Parking at STPCon

Parking at the Hyatt Regency Dulles Hotel

Complimentary outdoor self-parking is available during your stay.



STPCon Help

Is There Anything We Can Assist You With?

If there is any assistance we can offer prior to the conference to make your experience as enjoyable and worthwhile as possible, please don’t hesitate to contact our Customer Service Center:

Software Test Professionals
Phone: +1.877.257.9531
Email: info@softwaretestpro.com
Website www.STPCon.com

We look forward to seeing you soon!