Redwood Collaborative Media Introduces Software Test Professionals Association

Jun 23, 2010, 11:00 ET from Redwood Collaborative Media

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Redwood Collaborative Media today announced a new association for Software Test and Quality Assurance Professionals.  The new association was evolved from the STP Collaborative online community which launched last year and offers members a full complement of benefits that combine traditional professional association benefits, and a new, highly interactive website at  The new direction and benefits for Software Test Professionals Association are the result of initiatives introduced by a new management team that has vast experience managing successful associations for IT professionals.

In addition, Software Test Professionals has announced its 2010 conference, STPCon, (, which will take place October 19-21 in Las Vegas, and a new vision for its flagship magazine, Software Test & Performance, now renamed Software Test and Quality Assurance. Members of the association will receive the bimonthly magazine, unlimited access to content on the website, including magazine and newsletter archives, industry reports, and collaboration and professional networking opportunities via online "crews," and  discounts to conferences and training events.

The management team at Redwood leveraged the input of the community through the engagement of a strategic advisory board and a conference program board, both of which were selected from the software test community.  "Since our acquisition of this company, it has been our goal to continue to expand and improve STP's online and offline offerings to create a comprehensive, member-centric, community focused on the needs of software test professionals," stated Peggy Libbey, President and CEO.  "By engaging professionals to interact with one another to share their knowledge and experience, this new association will validate practices by continually challenging ideas and concepts within the industry.  The ultimate result is enhanced credibility for the professionals and improved quality for organizations."  

About Software Test Professionals Association

Software Test Professionals Association serves the global software testing community, providing software professionals with news and information, training, professional development and networking opportunities. Software Test Professionals Association is a Redwood Collaborative Media community. For more information, visit

About Redwood Collaborative Media

Redwood Collaborative Media creates highly interactive, dynamic platforms for sharing knowledge, insights, and resources, and is dedicated to building deep relationships through its professional communities. The company's mission is to empower these communities through high quality content and information, education and training, knowledge-sharing and targeted online and face-to-face networking opportunities. For more information, visit

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