QA or the Highway – 2018

QA or the Highway is a regional, professional conference featuring real world experience and thought leadership in the QA and testing industry.

The QA or the Highway conference will be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at the Ohio State University Student Union in Columbus, Ohio.

The non-profit behind QA or the Highway (Central Ohio Software Quality Assurance and Management–COSQAM) is made up of QA leaders from several Central Ohio organizations (Centric Consulting, CoverMyMeds, Chemical Abstracts, Grange Insurance, HMB, Ineffable Solutions, and Tricentis). In addition to QA or the Highway, we offer quarterly Lunch & Learn presentations on QA and Testing topics. We are dedicated to elevating the QA and Testing industry – for us, it is QA or the Highway.


We are currently evaluating speaker submissions.  We plan to notify speakers by November 15.


This year’s conference will be keynoted by:

Raj Subramanian

Raj Subramanian a former developer for a payroll processing company, moved to testing to focus on his passion. Raj currently works as a mobile test lead for a large product and services company. He also provides consulting and training on mobile testing for different clients. He actively contributes to the testing community by speaking at conferences, writing articles, blogging, making videos on his youtube channel and being directly involved in various testing-related activities. He currently resides in Chicago and can be reached at His website is and twitter handle – @epsilon11. His videos on testing, leadership and productivity can be found here –

Keynote Topic: Tester Superpowers – The path to becoming a strong tester
What makes you a strong tester? People have different answers for this, but after analyzing each one of these answers and my experiences in software testing, I realized there are 3 key factors that make up a strong tester.  These factors are not complicated, but decisions testers must make in their path towards self-realization and fulfillment in their testing career.

When I started testing software many years ago, I did not have the proper guidance to show me these keys to gaining testing superpowers quickly. Come join me in this talk, where I share my real life experiences that have made me the person and tester I am today, and how others can become better software testers by learning the answer to the question “How does one become a Strong Tester?”