Know Before You Go - STPConThank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to join us at the Westin San Francisco Airport Hotel! Below, you will find some last minute travel tips and reminders before you head out for the Software Test Professionals Conference Spring 2016.

STPCon Registration & Information Desk

STPCon Spring 2016 SignsPlease plan on checking in and picking up your conference materials at our on-site registration desk, located on the lobby level of the Westin San Francisco Airport Hotel – just look for our signs in the lobby. The registration desk is open during the following hours:

Sunday 4/3 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Monday 4/4 7:30am – 5:30pm
Tuesday 4/5 7:30am – 5:30pm
Wednesday 4/6 7:30am – 5:30pm
Thursday 4/7 7:30am – 5:00pm

Look for the STPCon staff!

Workshop Prerequisites/Technical Requirements

Workshop RequirementsSeveral of the workshops on Monday and Tuesday have prerequisites or technical requirements in order to participate and get the most out of these workshops. If you selected one of these workshops (in the registration system) you should have already received an email explaining these requirements. If you did not select your workshops in the system, please be aware of these requirements as they apply to the following workshops:

Monday 9am-12pm: Workshop: Application Performance Clinic with: Andreas Grabner Read the note to attendee’s of this workshop – From Andi

Monday 9am-12pm: Workshop: Getting Started with Selenium with: Dave Haeffner Install Java (instructions)
Recommended Purchase – The Selenium Guidebook

Monday 1pm-4pm: Workshop: Using Selenium Successfully with: Dave Haeffner Install Java (instructions)
Recommended Purchase – The Selenium Guidebook

Tuesday 9am-12pm: Workshop: Practical Process of Implementation of Test Automation with: Jim Hazen
Multiple Requirements – see this page.

Tuesday 1pm-4pm: Workshop: Hands-On with the BDD & Cucumber Test Automation with: Greg Sypolt & Ashley Hunsberger
Multiple Requirements – see this page.

Download the Speaker Presentations Before You Go

Download HandoutsDownload, 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: 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 you with the password.

Recommended Attire/What to Pack

What to Pack for STPConAll 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 sessions.

STPCon Welcome Reception & Sponsor Showcase: Attire for the reception is business casual. The reception will be held in the Westin Ballroom Wednesday 4/6 – 5:30-7:30pm.

Plan Your Meals

Meals at STPConSTPCon Spring 2016 will provide the following meals during the conference:
Monday, April 4: Breakfast, Lunch & Beverage Breaks (Workshop registrants only)
Tuesday, April 5: Breakfast, Lunch & Beverage Breaks (Workshop registrants only) + Meet & Greet Reception at the Steelhead Brewing Company, Burlingame (Off-site transportation provided: All STPCon registrants are welcome to attend)
Wednesday, April 6: Breakfast, Lunch & Beverage Breaks + STPCon Welcome Reception
Thursday, April 7: Breakfast, Lunch & Beverage Breaks


Weather during STPCon Spring 2016Spring on the west coast is generally very predictable.  Please check the 10 Day forecast prior to leaving your home to gain an idea of what to expect. Currently, the highs are expected to be in the mid to high 60’s during the day and in the low 50’s at night. There is a 10-20% chance for shower each day.

Arriving at the San Francisco Airport

Arriving at SFOWhen arriving at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) you will be happy to know that there is a complimentary hotel shuttle that will take you directly to the conference hotel. After collecting your bags, make your way to the departure level where you will find the Hotel Shuttle pick-up/drop-off area. The Westin San Francisco Airport Hotel runs a shuttle approximately every 20 minutes to and from the Airport, see the shuttle schedule. Hop on and relax, the travel time is less than 15-20 minutes. For more information on this shuttle visit the Hotel Transportation page.

Hotel Address:
Westin San Francisco Airport Hotel
1 Old Bayshore Highway,
Millbrae, CA, 94030
650-692-3500 (Hotel)

Local Attendees: Will you be driving and need to park during the day? We will have parking vouchers at the registration desk that will provide a discount to those that commute to and from home. Alternatively, the Westin SFO Hotel is located less than a mile from the Millbrae BART station, a short walk or cab ride away.

Hotel Features & Surrounding Area: There is quite a bit to do in and around the conference hotel. The Westin offers several programs to accommodate its guests during their stay.

Want to go on a jog or work out but don’t feel like packing all those sports wear items? Check out these hotel programs.


Is There Anything We Can Assist You With?

ContactIf 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

We look forward to seeing you soon!