On Wednesday and Thursday of QUEST week, the QUEST EXPO features exhibitors of the latest software quality and testing products and services.  Take advantage of seeing tool demos, asking questions, picking up literature, making connections, and entering into exhibitor raffle prices which will be given away at the Thursday EXPO Reception.  Also attend 30 minute EXPO Talks for more in depth learning. The QUEST EXPO also features five professional associations representing project management, business analysis, development, testing and agile.



Agile Professional Learning Network (APLN Chicago)

www.aplnchicago.org – Since 2008, APLN Chicago has been building a new community of agile professionals in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, focused on learning, innovation, and thought leadership. We welcome agile enthusiasts of all levels of experience, and tailor each session so everyone has an opportunity to contribute and learn something new. Our monthly meetings are held in the O’Hare area on the second Thursday of each month. You can find out more about the group and upcoming meetings at www.aplnchicago.org and www.meetup.com/apln-chicago


Checkpoint Technologies

www.checkpointech.com – Checkpoint Technologies, Inc. is a solutions provider that specializes in Business Technology Optimization. We are experts in all areas of quality assurance and software testing – performance, functional, and security. Checkpoint Technologies provides leading-edge software solutions, training, mentoring, senior consulting, and staff augmentation. Our services include both manual and automated testing with automated testing being an area in which we are known for our expertise. Checkpoint Technologies is an HP Business Partner and Certified Training Partner. We have assisted numerous organizations with their implementation of testing solutions with on-site consulting, staff augmentation, and training.


Chicago Quality Assurance Association (CQAA)

www.cqaa.org – The Chicago Quality Assurance Association was established in 1984 and is the second oldest chapter of the QAI Global Institute. CQAA promotes software quality principles and practices within the Chicagoland area by providing a forum for networking and information sharing. CQAA offers monthly speaker programs, lunch & learns, webinars, and training classes a to over 1500 members for continuing education. Professional certification is supported by hosting the CSQA and CSTE certification prep classes in Chicago and facilitating local study groups. Other activities have included one-day vendor showcases and symposiums, special interest groups for information exchange, co-hosting programs with other professional organizations, and job search service.



www.delphix.com – Delphix enables companies to release applications 10x faster by delivering secure, virtualized data, while using half the infrastructure. Delphix software delivers the right data to the right team at the right time, on premises or in the cloud—instead of relying on IT teams to manually move data across systems. Over 30% of the Global 100 use Delphix to deliver data across development, testing, and reporting environments, improving developer productivity and data security. Delphix is headquartered in Redwood City, California, and has offices around the world.


Deloitte Consulting

www.deloitte.com – Deloitte’s Testing Practice is uniquely positioned to utilize our very strong industry knowledge coupled with global delivery capabilities to offer a solution that enables building quality across the life cycle. Whether it’s a large critical implementation or an Enterprise Testing CoE, we offer advisory, end-to-end functional testing services, holistic test management solutions such as Test Workbench by DeloitteTM and specialized services such as test data management, testing tool management, mobile, performance, automation, SOA and service virtualization.



EarnQA.com – Learn everything in QA for $30/-. EarnQA.com is the single source for online learning of Software Quality Assurance which offers 30+ QA Courses, 1500+ Video Lessons, 1000 Hours of QA training, Certification courses, and more for only $30/-. EarnQA.com provides access to all the courses: Manual QA testing, Agile Testing, Automation, HP QTP/UFT, Selenium IDE, Selenium Webdriver, Mobile Testing, Appium, LoadRunner, JMeter, API Testing, SOAPUI, HP Quality Center / HP ALM, JIRA, ETL Testing, Interviews courses, Resume Preparation, and MORE+. We are continuously adding new courses, and our roadmap consists of 100+ QA courses being added for our Platinum and corporate members. In simple terms, we are Netflix of QA learning where all the courses are covered with high quality training videos at a very low price of $30.


IEEE Chicago Section

www.ieeechicago.org – Chicago Section serves electrical engineers and computer related professionals in the Chicago Metropolitan Area. It is an active professional network of over 5000 local technology practitioners, innovators, business leaders, educators and students. It is part of the world’s largest professional association (www.ieee.org) dedicated to advancing technological innovation via publications, conferences, standards, and professional and educational activities.


IIBA Chicagoland Chapter

www.chicago.iiba.org – The Chicagoland Chapter of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) works to build awareness of the business analyst profession and to promote the ongoing development of individual practitioners. With the changing face of today’s business organizations and IT departments, the Business Analyst (BA) performs a role crucial to the success of the dynamic business cycle of planning, implementing, and managing change within companies of all sizes and in every industry. Our meetings are conducted 9 months of the year on the first Wednesday evening of the month at a variety of sites around the Chicagoland area.



www.lionbridge.com – Lionbridge enables more than 800 world-leading brands to increase market share, speed up product adoption and effectively engage customers in local markets worldwide. Using innovative cloud technology platforms, we help overcome global communication challenges with testing, development, and translation solutions specifically designed for crucial customer touch points. Lionbridge testing services help improve overall quality, avoid delays, and speed up time-to-market while allowing you to see how your product or app performs under real-world conditions. With a mix of functional and non-functional testing, we’ll make sure you meet users’ needs and expectations throughout the lifecycle.



www.microexcel.com – Microexcel provides end-to-end QA services in ERP, Product and Web Application testing segments across various domain, technologies and database leveraging their proven experience and expertise in functional and non-functional testing. Their perennial focus is in delivering “Test Consulting” services that include ” Testing Evaluation Services”, “Customized Test Lifecycle Process”, “Test Automation Roadmap”, “Designing & Maintaining Regression Test Suite” and measuring performance parameters. They have experience in setting-up, operating and managing Testing Centers of Excellence (TCoE). As a part of Managed Testing Services they have dedicated QA Group which help’s customer’s formulate and establish a set of standardized QA processes. Microexcel offers various automated test solutions for mobile, web and Continuous integration builds with custom frameworks and industry best practices.


Mobile Labs

www.mobilelabsinc.com – Mobile Labs provides enterprise-grade, next generation testing tools for mobile app testing, mobile device testing and mobile website testing. With a focus on security, agility and affordability, Mobile Labs delivers solutions to help enterprises deploy quality mobile apps for Android and iOS platforms while also securely managing mobile devices and test device access via private cloud. Mobile Labs helps today’s enterprise IT and QA teams improve mobile application testing management, minimize the number of mobile devices required for test and strengthen mobile device and mobile app security.



www.neotys.com – Neotys is the leading innovator in Continuous Performance Validation for Web and Mobile applications. Neotys load testing (NeoLoad) and performance monitoring (NeoSense) enable teams to produce faster applications, deliver new features and enhancements in less time and simplify interactions across Dev, QA, Ops and business stakeholders. Neotys has helped over 1600 customers test, monitor and improve performance at every stage of the application development lifecycle, from development to production, leveraging its automated and collaborative tooling.


Orasi Software

www.orasi.com – Orasi is a leading provider of software, support, training, and consulting services. Through strategic industry partnerships, we offer market-leading test management, automated testing, application performance management/intelligence, test data management, continuous delivery/integration, and mobile testing technologies to enable our customers to focus on a complete software quality lifecycle. For more than 13 years, Orasi has helped customers successfully implement and integrate software testing environments to reduce the cost and risk of software failures.



www.parasoft.com – Parasoft helps organizations perfect today’s highly-connected applications by automating time-consuming testing tasks and providing management with intelligent analytics necessary to focus on what matters. Parasoft’s technologies reduce the time, effort, and cost of delivering secure, reliable, and compliant software, by integrating static and runtime analysis; unit, functional, and API testing; and service virtualization. With developer testing tools, manager reporting/analytics, and executive dashboarding, Parasoft supports software organizations with the innovative tools they need to successfully develop and deploy applications in the embedded, enterprise, and IoT markets, all while enabling today’s most strategic development initiatives — agile, continuous testing, DevOps, and security.



www.perforce.com – Enterprises across the globe rely on Perforce to build and deliver complex digital products faster and with higher quality. Perforce, best known for its highly scalable version management and collaboration platform, recently acquired Seapine Software, adding a complete set of project lifecycle management tools to its portfolio. The Helix ALM suite (formerly TestTrack) accelerates a project’s delivery cycle by linking the requirements, test plans, source code, and helpdesk in an integrated platform. For more information, please visit www.perforce.com and www.seapine.com.



www.pmi-chicagoland.org – The Project Management Institute (PMI) establishes project management standards, provides seminars, educational programs and professional certifications for project management professionals worldwide. The Chicagoland Chapter of PMI was chartered in 1977 and today has more than 4,200 members. The vision of the chapter is to be the professional association chapter of choice for project management knowledge, accreditation, development and practice. It strives to promote project management knowledge, standards and ethical practice, provide value to members, increase awareness of the importance of project management among senior management, awareness of the PMI certification process and improve communications with business and the community.



www.qasymphony.com – QASymphony is a leading agile software company that provides enterprise test case management, test analytics, exploratory testing, and test driven solutions for development and QA teams. QASymphony helps companies create better software by improving speed, efficiency, collaboration and analysis during the testing process. The company has over 400 customers across 25+ countries including Salesforce, Barclays, Adobe, Samsung, Verizon and Office Depot. QASymphony was recently selected by Gartner as a “Cool Vendor in Application Development” and by Red Herring as a North America Top 100 Winner”. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.



www.qentinel.com – Qentinel is a quality leadership and assurance company. We have re-defined quality as an ability to create value. Our customers are companies that want to maximize the value they get from their development investments. They know that success in today’s digital investments comes from moving fast in the jungle of ever-changing circumstances and complex interdependencies. For us quality assurance is much more than just eliminating defects. We create the accelerated feedback cycle that enables the customer to focus the efforts on the essential, cut lead-times, improve productivity, and eliminate defects.


Sauce Labs

www.saucelabs.com – Sauce Labs provides the world’s largest cloud-based platform for the automated testing of web and mobile applications. Founded by the original creator of Selenium, Sauce Labs helps companies accelerate software development cycles, improve application quality, and deploy with confidence across 800+ browser / OS platforms, including Windows, Linux, iOS, Android & Mac OS X. Optimized for Continuous integration (CI), Continuous delivery (CD), and DevOps, Sauce Labs’ highly scalable cloud is built to handle the most secure data from its customers, who range from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses, located across the globe. To date, more than 750 million tests have run on the Sauce Labs cloud.


Smart Design

www.smddev.com – Smart Design builds flexible and extensible testing appliances based on Robot Framework. They come equipped with various helper tools and libraries. Test development is made available in IntelliJ IDE with custom written plugin featuring keyword explorer, test suite runner, multiple autocompletion and refactoring features as well as fully functional step-wise debugger. We also suggest testing philosophy of role separation within QA teams.
More advanced engineers with unique domain knowledge can work on domain specific keyword implementation and data-driven scenarios. While less technically and more app usage oriented engineers can design and implement test scenarios using easy to understand human readable language or even just simply fill in data to be fed into data-driven tests.


SPR Consulting

www.spr.com – A trusted partner to businesses for more than 40 years, SPR Consulting builds, integrates, tests and manages technologies that drive enterprise revenue and improve operational efficiency. With its expert onshore testing team, SPR applies automated, manual, and exploratory testing methods to an array of web, mobile, and enterprise applications to increase technology usability, functionality, compatibility, accessibility, security, and performance. Testing services range from setting strategic direction and transforming testing organizations to building reusable test repositories and performing test execution as a trusted testing partner. SPR improves access to information, company-wide collaboration and helps organizations more effectively connect with their customers.


Utopia Solutions

www.utopiasolutions.com – Utopia Solutions is a global quality and testing firm known for its innovative quality solutions built from over a decade of helping hundreds of companies achieve breakthrough performance. Utopia Solutions offers packaged and custom solutions, including mobile quality, performance testing, test automation, and test outsourcing. These solutions enable businesses and their IT departments to focus on achieving business outcomes rather than struggle with quality and performance barriers.


Zeenyx Software

www.zeenyx.org – Zeenyx Software, Inc. is the creator of AscentialTest, an enterprise level Test Management System that encompasses test planning, development, data management and execution for applications running on Windows, the web, java, dotNet, terminals and PowerBuilder. Our patented ‘snapshot’ technology is the core of AscentialTest. By interacting with these graphical representations of the target application, users build test steps by dragging and dropping objects in a visual test editor without recording or scripting. Re-usable steps can be combined to form a multitude of tests that are as easy to maintain as they are to create.


Zenergy Technologies

www.zenergytechnologies.com – Zenergy Technologies is a software delivery solutions firm that helps clients develop and maintain better software. Zenergy has in-house experts in multiple software disciplines including Agile, DevOps, QA, test automation and performance. These industry recognized experts are not only in high demand as speakers and keynoters at all major software conferences in the U.S. and internationally, they also oversee all Zenergy’s solution and staffing offerings. From helping clients improve processes at the strategic level to managing Zenergy teams as they deliver Agile, DevOps, QA, and automation solutions, the experts at Zenergy will help you succeed.