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10/14/2024 - 10/16/2024

The Pacific NW Software Quality Conference is an annual event focusing on better methods for developing and testing software projects.
Celebrating our 41st year, the theme for PNSQC 2024 is The Future is Now!
This year the workshops will be held Monday, 10/14/24, and the technical conference will follow on Tuesday and Thursday.

The conference will be held at the University Place Hotel and Conference Center in Portland, Oregon and streamed online.
This registration has packages options for people who want to attend either online or in person.
Not all conference presentations are available online.

University Place Hotel & Conference Center
310 SW Lincoln Street, Portland, Oregon 97201
(503) 221-0140 | uplace@pdx.edu

Package Description   Full Price      Early Bird      
(ends 9/15/24)
Super Early Bird 
(ends 7/1/24)
3-Day Includes all events during the 2-day technical conference and a full day of workshops. $1610 $1450 $1235
2-Day Includes all events during the 2-day technical conference only. It does not include the first day of workshops. $1375 $1237 $1150
2-Day Online Attend virtually all events for the 2-day technical conference.  $499    
Workshops Only This package is for those who want to register for a full day of workshops at PNSQC 2024, without the 2-day technical program. You will be able to attend one morning workshop and one afternoon workshop. $800    


PNSQC events draw participants from universities and corporations from around the world.
Continue with registration to see the full selection of packages for attendance.

For questions regarding the packages available please email program@pnsqc.org


Location: University Place Hotel
310 SW Lincoln St
Portland, OR 97201




The PNSQC 2024 Conference is a day of workshops, followed by full two days of presentations, panels and tutorials. Topics by track include:
  • Process and Methods
  • Management, Leadership and People
  • AI / Emerging Technologies
The conference will be streamed online as well as in person at
University Place Hotel & Conference Center
310 SW Lincoln Street, Portland, Oregon 97201
(503) 221-0140 | uplace@pdx.edu

Registering for the 42nd Annual Conference with any pricing package will also register attendees as full members for one year free. 

Details for each presentation and presenter biographies are provided on the PNSQC website 

Opening Reception: Sunday, October 13th, 2024 - Details TBA

Workshops : Monday, October 14th, 2024 

Conference Day 1 : Tuesday, October 15th, 2024 

Conference Day 2 : Wednesday, October 16th, 2024 

 

 




 



PNSQC May Meetup: Test Automation Deep Dive
5/23/2024

Join us this month for an in-depth discussion on boundary cases and good practices when using test automation.

 

Given time, we’ll discuss:

  • Choosing the Right Strategy and Framework: How to select the most effective strategy and framework for your organization’s needs.
  • Automation vs. Manual Testing: Should you automate all your tests? Let’s discuss what should be automated and what should remain manual.
  • Structuring Frameworks: Best practices for structuring frameworks, regardless of the type of testing you’re doing.
  • Managing Test Data: From hard-coded to dynamic data, discover how to handle test data and determine who is responsible.
  • Common Pitfalls in Test Automation: What are some stumbling blocks encountered in test automation? How did you overcome them? (Or, if you haven’t, let’s see if we can suggest a solution).
  • Beyond Regression Tests: Explore test automation tools that go beyond regression testing.
 

We invite you to join us and bring your own questions and insights to this deep dive into test automation.

 

About the Speaker:

The session will be moderated by Jeremy Elwood, a Test Automation Engineer and QA Leader with extensive experience in functional manual and automated testing, test planning and design, and release management and deployment. Jeremy has worked at several startups, where he was tasked with building test automation frameworks from the ground up.

This will be a hybrid meetup, both streamed online and in person at the Broadway McMenamins in Portland, Oregon.


Location: McMenamins Broadway Pub
1504 NE Broadway
Portland, OR 97232-168






PNSQC June Meetup - Quality Beyond Testing
6/19/2024

Quality Beyond Testing: Jenkins to GitHub Actions Migration for Optimized Processes and Quality Assurance

Join us for an insightful session where we dive into the crucial role of CI/CD tools in DevOps and explore a real-world case study on migrating from Jenkins to GitHub Actions. This talk is perfect for those involved in software development and IT operations who are looking to enhance scalability, security, and integration in their projects.

Key Takeaways:
  • Understand the integration and automation of Dev and Ops in DevOps.
  • Learn from our organization’s challenges with Jenkins and how GitHub Actions provided a robust solution.
  • Discover how GitHub Actions can automate critical DevOps tasks within your GitHub repositories, enhancing developer efficiency by 35%.
  • Explore the benefits of seamless integration with tools like JFrog Artifactory, Slack, and more.
  • Gain insights on the improved security features with GitHub Actions, eliminating the need for additional password management tools.
  • This presentation will cover the technical and strategic aspects of our migration, the challenges we faced, the solutions we implemented, and the significant benefits we've realized. Whether you're considering a similar migration or just looking to improve your DevOps practices, this talk will provide valuable insights and practical takeaways.

Sagar Aghera is a seasoned software engineer with over 12+ years of experience in designing and developing cutting-edge software. Armed with a Master's in Computer Science and a Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering from Florida Atlantic University, he has built a strong foundation in test automation & CI/CD development across various platforms, working with companies like VMware, Qualcomm, Gracenote, and Motorola. Currently, as a Sr Staff Software Engineer in Test at Netskope, Sagar excels in designing frameworks to test Netskope Endpoint Security products and backend services, managing cloud infrastructure deployment, and mentoring junior team members.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enhance your DevOps strategies and meet fellow professionals!
This meetup will be online only.
Location: Online
Portland, OR






PNSQC July Meetup
7/17/2024

Please join us for this month’s meetup.
This will be a hybrid meetup, both online and in person.
The topic has not yet been announced.
Location: McMenamins Broadway Pub
1504 NE Broadway
Portland, Or 97232






PNSQC August Meetup
8/21/2024

Please join us for this month’s meetup.
This will be an online event
The topic has not yet been announced.
Location: TBD
Portland, OR






PNSQC September Meetup
9/18/2024

Please join us for this month’s meetup.
This will be a hybrid meetup - both online and in person.
The topic has not yet been announced.
Location: Cascade West Plaza
12655 SW Center Street
Beaverton, OR 97005






PNSQC December Meetup
12/18/2024

Please join us for this month’s meetup.
This will be a hybrid meetup - both in person and online
The topic has not yet been announced.

 


Location: TBD
Portland, OR