SmartBear Announces All-Virtual User Conference for 2020

SmartBear Connect 2020 will be free of charge and presented in an all-digital, high-quality, interactive format on April 27-28, 2020
Somerville — March 11, 2020 —

SmartBear, a leading provider of software development and quality tools, is excited to now be delivering its user conference, SmartBear Connect 2020, as a free event in a completely virtual format. Taking place on Monday, April 27 – Tuesday, April 28, 2020, all training and speaker sessions will be livestreamed, and attendees will be given the ability to interact and chat with speakers, product experts and SmartBear leadership. Each year, the conference brings together testing, development, and API designers and architects from around the world to learn new insights from industry experts,  get a hands-on, first look at the latest updates to the SmartBear portfolio, and receive core training on the company’s software quality tools.

“We wanted all of customers to have full access to the valuable content being presented at SmartBear Connect without the worry of travel uncertainties and health concerns during the current COVID-19 coronavirus situation,” said Frank Roe, CEO of SmartBear. “Our software tools have always been designed to be seamless and frictionless with the ability to tackle incredibly complex software challenges. Consequently, our dedicated team, coupled with outstanding available technology, is exceptionally positioned to deliver our user conference as a high-quality, digital experience for everyone.”

The 2-day, packed agenda includes talks from more than 40 speakers, including:

  • Stacy Kirk: CEO/Founder, QualityWorks Consulting Group (keynote)
  • Mike Lyles: Director of QA and Project Management, Bridgetree (keynote)
  • Miguel Quintero: Sr. API Designer, Delta
  • Chris Condo: Principal Analyst, Forrester
  • Ole Lensmar: Chief Architect at SmartBear & SoapUI Founder
  • Matt Wynne: Co-founder of Cucumber
  • Kiera Penpeci: Inclusion, Equity, and Inclusion Business Partner, Drift

The event will focus on a wide range of topics, including DevOps initiatives, Agile, Behavior-driven development (BDD), mobile device testing, incorporating AI into testing, foundational training on test automation, the evolving role of QA engineers, industry trends in testing, code review, API quality, and more.

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About SmartBear

At SmartBear, we focus on your one priority that never changes: quality. We know delivering quality software over and over is complicated. So our tools are built to streamline your DevOps processes while seamlessly working with the products you use – and will use. Whether it’s TestComplete, Swagger, ReadyAPI, Cucumber, Zephyr, Bugsnag, or one of our other tools, we span from test automation, API lifecycle, collaboration, performance testing, test management, app stability and error monitoring, and more. Whichever you need, they’re easy to try, easy to buy, and easy to integrate. We’re used by 16 million developers, testers, and operations engineers at 24,000+ organizations – including world-renowned innovators like Adobe, JetBlue, FedEx, and Microsoft. Wherever you’re going, we’ll help you get there. Learn more at, or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook.