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Attending HPSWU is a 'Quickening' experience

by David Moses

 

I'm back home and finishing up my blog assignment.


We had two sessions early this morning and then caught the flight back to Atlanta.

David-Headshot-160.jpgIt's been a great week. I've learned a ton.


I think we're all looking forward to catching up on sleep this weekend, but being able to attend an event like this makes it more than worth a few hours of lost shut eye. I've always told people that there's so much stuff packed into these few days. I don't think they understand until they go themselves.


Thank you again to all the people we've been lucky enough to meet this week. It's great to walk down the hallways and see so many friendly faces. I'm looking forward to seeing you next year.


As busy as our work can get, I think attending HPSWU is a "Quickening" experience. It's so easy to get in a "rut" in our daily work. When you get an opportunity to see what others are doing in their work, and you have such passionate discussions around ideas, you take so much of that inspiration back with you to your own work, and inspiration is invaluable.


David

 

Good bye HP Software Universe DC, see you in Las Vegas

by John Bell

 

Its Friday. After several long days and several short nights of sleeping, I attended two more sessions John_Bell_160.jpgand then David and I headed back to Atlanta. 


Overall the conference was enlightening.  To interact with the HP team and talk with other companies is invaluable.  It was a great honor to be a part of the conference this year and present.  I know I always walk away with some great information that I can use back on my everyday job with Delta from all the sessions and round tables.  

 

I was excited to hear that we will be heading back to Las Vegas for the conference next year.  I hope that David and I will be able to present again and tell the story of new ways we are using the tools. 


Thanks to everyone at the conference for making it another great event.  Each time it feels more like a family gathering than a work conference. 


See you next year in Vegas.   


Wednesday - The Presentation

by David Moses - Our session title is "Deliver projects up to 50% faster using HP QuickTest Professional & HP Quality Center". I had received an email from Heather letting us know that we were the 3rd most signed up for presentation of the entire show behind the QC Roadmap and the BTO Applications Test Drive (glad we prepped!).

Thursday - HP Executive, Business Process Testing, Quick Test Pro, Quality Center

by John Bell - I attended two great sessions today around business process testing (BPT). The first was with using Quick Test Pro and the other was with using Quality Center.

Mainstage and Roundtables

by David Moses - For those of you who schedule sessions but not Roundtables, you're missing out. I go back to what I said yesterday about HP being passionate about discussing what you like or don't like about what they make...

Automation and Security scanning - Wednesday HP Software Universe

by John Bell - It was so wonderful to see the great turnout. I was a little nervous at first but I felt like I was talking to family once I got started. It was an amazing experience and I can’t wait to do it again.

Tuesday happenings at HP Software Universe

by John Bell - It was exciting to be back at the HP Software Universe once again and be in a new location. Teresa Wise from Delta did a fantastic job on how IT and the airlines work together. I am inspired and proud to be with Delta. It was also the first time I actual met her face to face and she is so friendly and genuine. Dara Torres also spoke and was a great example of how you can always improve yourself at any age.

My Sunday at HP Software Universe

 

by David Moses
Hi, I'm David Moses, Delta's QA manager for the Self Service products like delta.com, kiosk, and mobile.
It's been quite a bit of preparation and anticipation this year for HPSU. John Bell, our Senior Test Engineer and I are presenting Wednesday and we really wanted things to go smoothly. For the past two three weeks we've been locking ourselves away in a conference room every other day at 5pm and rehearsing our presentation. It makes you feel a bit silly talking to an empty room, but the way we look at it, if people are going to give you the gift of their time, you owe it to them to be prepared.
I've got the Customer Advisory Board meeting starting at 8:45 tomorrow morning. After John and I grab dinner I read through the presentation one more time. Of course the plan is to be in bed early, but that never seems to work out for me so it's 1 am before that actually happens.
After John I and grabbed dinner I sat down with the bag of candy bars HP gave us for participating in this blog (it was a really nice surprise) and read through the presentation one more time.

 


by David Moses


David-Headshot-160.jpgHi, I'm David Moses, Delta's QA manager for the Self Service products like delta.com, kiosk, and mobile.It's been quite a bit of preparation and anticipation this year for HPSU. John Bell, our Senior Test Engineer and I are presenting Wednesday and we really wanted things to go smoothly. For the past two three weeks we've been locking ourselves away in a conference room every other day at 5pm and rehearsing our presentation. It makes you feel a bit silly talking to an empty room, but the way we look at it, if people are going to give you the gift of their time, you owe it to them to be prepared.


I've got the Customer Advisory Board meeting starting at 8:45 tomorrow morning. After John and I grab dinner I read through the presentation one more time. Of course the plan is to be in bed early, but that never seems to work out for me so it's 1 am before that actually happens.


After John I and grabbed dinner I sat down with the bag of candy bars HP gave us for participating in this blog (it was a really nice surprise) and read through the presentation one more time.

 

 

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