“Dissent is the native activity of the scientist, and it has got him into a good deal of trouble in the last years. But if that is cut off, what is left will not be a scientist. And I doubt whether it will be a man.” – Jacob Bronowski
If you care about craftsmanship in testing or about software quality in general, stop reading this and go sign the petition to stop ISO Standard 29119 from being published in its entirety. If you need more information about why you should sign the petition, watch James Christie dismantling of standards in general from his talk at the AST CAST 2014, “Standards – promoting quality or restricting competition?”
The Association for Software Testing is having its annual elections to their board of directors and I am running for re-election. I have served for the last two years as an Executive at Large, and hope the AST membership has benefited from my participation. Having been loosely affiliated with the context driven testing community for years, I have found through serving my term, that there is a great need for the AST and its leadership in the software testing industry.
Per Scholas, a New York-based national nonprofit that provides free IT job training and job placement to unemployed adults, makes a CGI Commitment to Action in partnership with New York-based IT consulting firm Doran Jones to immediately reshore 150 software testing jobs to the South Bronx and replicate model to additional cities across U.S. resulting in up to 200 jobs reshored in each city. Continue reading
I was incredibly honored to receive the “Person of the Year” award at the 2014 Per Scholas ROI Dinner. Here is the video of what we are doing at Doran Jones and the UDC, and my acceptance speech. Thanks to everyone for a great night!
June 6, 2014 by Gary M. Stern
Doran Jones, an IT consulting firm that specializes in financial services, is moving its corporate headquarters and a team of software engineers and IT testers this fall, into terrain that few tech companies have explored before: the Bronx.
It’s moving to a new building, the Bronx Development Center on East 138th Street, with one of its lead partners, Per Scholas, a nonprofit IT training firm. Continue reading
Recently we announced a partnership with Doran Jones as the first U.S. reseller of QASymphony products. Doran Jones is a technology consultancy based in New York City, servicing several tier-one banks, hedge funds and other global financial institutions. We sat down with its COO Keith Klain, charged with running the firm’s testing practice, and Paul Holland, one of the foremost experts on Rapid Software Testing. Continue reading
I am extremely honored and flattered to be recognized by such a fantastic group of people…
We are very excited to announce the third annual Per Scholas ROI Corporate Dinner taking place June 12, 2014, where we will honor:
Barclays, CORPORATE PARTNER OF THE YEAR
Keith Klain, PERSON OF THE YEAR
Doran Jones, INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR Continue reading
150 Software Testing Jobs Brought to Nation’s Poorest Congressional District Bringing Millions in Economic Revenue
BRONX, N.Y., – April 24, 2014 – A new software testing center will immediately bring 150 high-technology jobs to the Mott Haven neighborhood of the Bronx — equating to $5 million in wages in its first year alone. The first-of-its-kind Urban Development Center (UDC) will be located at the headquarters of local nonprofit Per Scholas at 804 East 138th Street, Bronx, NY. Continue reading
BEVERLY, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SmartBear Software, the leading provider of software quality and performance management tools, is teaming up with Doran Jones, a full-service technology consultancy based in New York, to help software testers ensure they deploy only the highest quality software. Doran Jones offers test process consultancy that includes tool implementation, test management, execution and training. SmartBear’s award-winning automated testing tools ensure the quality and performance of API, mobile, cloud-based and Web applications.
SmartBear asked software testers what they love about testing – because we love it too.
Special thanks to Peter Varhol, JeanAnn Harrison, Keith Klain, Lorinda Brandon, Nick Olivo, Scott Barber, Mark Tomlinson, Dave Coleman, Alex Bartol, and the Infinio QA team.
TestBash is just around the corner now, and to celebrate we’ve got a series of interviews with our illustrious speakers. Next up, Keith Klain: Continue reading
ATLANTA, GA – March 13, 2014–QASymphony (www.qasymphony.com), a developer of QA software testing tools for agile development teams, today announced a strategic partnership whereby Doran Jones, a full-service technology consultancy based in New York, will augment their Software Testing practice consultancy by deploying and reselling cloud-based and on-premise software testing tools developed by QASymphony. Continue reading
As those of you who know me personally or follow my career in the testing industry know, leaving Barclays and the Global Test Center was a very difficult decision for me. Implementing context driven testing principles at that scale in a 300 year old investment bank, was a fantastic opportunity to learn, grow, make mistakes and spend time with some of the best testers on the planet.
Sent this to my team today…going to take some time off and get prepared for my next gig…thanks to everyone at Barclays, the GTC, and the testing industry who have made it an unforgettable experience. See you all soon! – KK