Your Ultimate Guide to the National Software Testing Conference

Summer is almost here, and so is the National Software Testing Conference ☀️!

Our team of Growth Specialists are attending the two-day conference dedicated to all things QA on May 21st and 22nd in London at the iconic British Museum (can you imagine a cooler venue for a conference?).

The conference is open to all, with a focus on content geared towards C‑level IT executives, QA directors, heads of testing and test managers, senior engineers and test professionals.

If you are looking to meet tech peers, discover the latest products and hear from industry experts, look no further; the National Software Testing Conference is the one-stop event for you.  

With more than 44 presentations, eight keynotes and six workshops, it won’t be easy to navigate your way through the exhaustive NSTC program…

But fear not!

We did the work for you and carefully curated the talks you’ll need to fit in your (busy) schedule!


First and foremost (and we have to admit, we're biased on this one) is our Co-Founder’s talk, “Leading Quality: Lessons from 120+ tech companies about delivering great software”, on May 21st at 9:35 in the BP Lecture Theatre.


You’ll discover insights and stories from working with and interviewing 120+ of the world’s top leaders in QA and engineering (including companies like Facebook, Snapchat, Google, Spotify and more).

After this talk, you’ll be able to:

  • Create a ‘Quality Narrative’ that affects how people internally view the role and work of quality teams
  • Understand how to make QA decisions based on your product maturity
  • Find the one metric that shows your company how critical your teams’ work is and aligns the teams’ activities to company growth.


May 21st at the BP Lecture Theatre at 12:00 - “Shift from Quality Assurance to Quality Engineering!” by Narayanan Palani, Chapter Lead - Quality Engineering at Lloyds Banking Group. Narayanan is a leading test specialist holding 11 awards, 17 international certifications, eight published research papers and five books selling across the world. He will address how the role of testers is now closer than ever to the one of developers, and how quality engineering is the new norm in the testing industry.


May 21st at the BP Lecture Theatre at 13:55 - “Adidas Vision - On the road towards Continuous Testing” by Jose Manuel Sampayo, Senior Platform Engineer - Test Manager at Adidas. With 15+ years’ experience in IT including 10 in software testing, Jose will discuss the testing strategy developed by the sneaker giant Adidas and how they structured their Platform Engineering Team to get there.


May 22nd at the Claus Moser Seminar Room at 9:35 - “Manual to Automation Testing… Journey and Transformation” by Sarvjot Kaur Sandhu, Agile Test Lead at Transport for London. Implementing test automation is not an easy task, even for organisations with robust QA methodologies in place. Attend this session to discover how to get started, what tools you need and how to create an automation-first culture.  


May 22nd at the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Seminar Rooms at 10:05 - “May the Test Automation be with you!” by Sunav Sodhani, Sr. Android QA Engineer at Badoo. Find out how the popular dating app Badoo bridged the gaps between manual and automation QA and developers and machines. Sunav will also share the issues they encountered and what plans Badoo has for the future!


May 22nd at the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Seminar Rooms at 13:55 -Contract Tests vs Functional Tests in a World of Squads” by Lewis Prescott, Senior QA Engineer at ASOS. Lewis will uncover his team’s journey of implementing Pact (Contract Testing Framework) in a squad framework, the challenges he encountered along the way and the benefits that resulted from it.


May 22nd at the BP Lecture Theatre at 14:25 - “Quality is everyone’s responsibility? Yes, now what?” - Ilya Sakharov, Director of QA at HelloFresh SE. With more than 19 years’ experience under his belt, Ilya will explain how quality became everyone’s responsibility at the successful Berlin-based startup.

Don’t forget to also keep some energy for meeting our team, so that you can discover how we helped major brands like Facebook, Depop and Microsoft to accelerate their QA processes!


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See you there! 👋