SmartBear Connect Melbourne 2023 Focuses on Developer Visibility, Product Roadmap, and Collaboration

Free event on Thursday, September 21, 2023, in Melbourne, Australia to deliver discussions around product roadmap and latest innovations, market trends, and more
SOMERVILLE, Mass. and MELBOURNE, Australia — September 14, 2023 —

SmartBear, a leading provider of software development and visibility tools, is hosting SmartBear Connect Melbourne, a free, on-site event to gather members of its community on Thursday, September 21, 2023, in Melbourne, Australia. The interactive event will include discussions around market trends, product roadmap, and the company’s latest innovations, as well as demos and time with industry experts around various topics, including elevating developer visibility, the API lifecycle, functional testing, observability, and more. This is part of a three-city event series, including a September 7 event at SmartBear headquarters in Somerville, Massachusetts and an upcoming event in London on October 11, 2023. 

WHAT: SmartBear Connect Melbourne 2023 

WHEN: Thursday, September 21, 2023, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. AEST 

WHERE: Two Melbourne Quarter, 697 Collins St., Docklands VIC 3008 

“SmartBear Connect is the place to learn about SmartBear’s latest innovations, hear from industry experts, and get hands-on with our software development and visibility tools,” said Jonathan Maher, APAC Sales Director at SmartBear. “We can't wait to connect with our local community in Melbourne for face-to-face learning, networking, and fun, while helping development teams to solve their latest challenges.”

Jonathan Maher will kick off the event. SmartBear's solution engineers and principal product managers, Christof Sunthorn (Functional Testing), Steve Wong (API Lifecycle), and Matthew Fellows (PactFlow), are presenting, “​Product Vision: Together There’s Nothing We Can’t Deliver​.” They are sharing how insights have fueled what SmartBear has delivered to the market while diving into what’s to come.​

Other presentations include:

  1. “Accelerating Your Time to Market with a Combination of Quality and Observability​​,” with Alejandro Sanchez Giraldo,​ Head of Quality Engineering and Observability at SmartBear partner, DevOps1: He highlights how a comprehensive approach combining shift-left testing, virtualization, and observability helps development and testing teams identify and resolve issues early, prevent bottlenecks, and achieve a smoother and faster time-to-market.​​
  2. “How to Build Business Confidence with Automation,​” with Craig Harvey, Head of Automation at SmartBear partner, Elabor8: He gets candid about how to achieve successful outcomes through automation.
  3. Moderated by Matthew Fellows, Principal Product Manager (PactFlow) at SmartBear, this panel discussion​ with customers and partners focuses on challenges they are facing and tips on practical approaches and solutions.
  4. “Deep Dive: Product Showcase​​,” by expert sales engineers and product leaders includes an exploration of SmartBear products, including demos, roadmap insights, and standout features.

The event concludes with a happy hour to continue the discussions and forge new connections.

Space is limited. Register for the free event at: 

About SmartBear

SmartBear provides a portfolio of trusted capabilities that give software development teams around the world visibility into end-to-end quality through test management and automation, API development lifecycle, and application stability, ensuring each software release is better than the last. Our award-winning products include SwaggerHub, TestComplete, BugSnag, ReadyAPI, Zephyr, PactFlow, and Stoplight, among others. SmartBear is trusted by over 16 million developers, testers, and software engineers at 32,000+ organizations – including innovators like Adobe, JetBlue, FedEx, and Microsoft. With an active peer-to-peer community, we meet customers where they are to help make our technology-driven world a better place. SmartBear is committed to ethical corporate practices and social responsibility, promoting good in all the communities we serve. Learn more at, or follow on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook.