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.
My journey to Madison for the Association for Software Testing’s (AST) annual conference (CAST), can be summed up in two words: Paul Holland. Not only was I working with Paul the previous weeks at Per Scholas teaching the STEP class, but he was also the lead facilitator at CAST and little known to me, also my travel buddy. I found out that Paul was travelling on the same flight from NYC to Madison at the same time (7am on Saturday), but better than that, Paul swapped his seats to sit next to me so we could share in our sleep deprived state. Continue reading
It has been an incredible honor and privilege for me to work with Per Scholas as they partner with Barclays to create the Software Testing Education Program (STEP). The outpouring of support from the software testing community has been overwhelming and our partners in this program have been generous beyond my expectations. If you or your company would like to participate in STEP, do not hesitate to contact me and I will be providing updates as the program continues. Thanks – KK Continue reading
The Association for Software Testing is sponsoring its first “AST Test Forum” in Pune, India on February 13th, from 5 to 7 pm at the IDB auditorium, Cognizant phase I, Hinjewadi. The forum will include an introduction to the AST by current board member Keith Klain, an open Q&A session, and a chance to network with testing professionals from different industries. Special thanks to our friends at Cognizant for hosting this event. You can register for the forum at the here. Thanks and we hope to see you there!
The Association for Software Testing CAST 2013 and the Ministry of Testing Test Bash are fantastic opportunities to meet thought leaders in the testing industry and learn something from the pros. Aside from being fantastic value for money, they are the kind of conferences testers need to improve their skills and build our community. Support the skilled testing revolution!
The theme for CAST 2013 is “Old Lessons applied and new lessons learned: advancing the practice and building a foundation for the future.” What we learn from our experiences helps shape us as human beings. What we learn from the experiences of others can give us new insight and new perspectives.
Had a great time in Singapore hosting the first ever AST Test forum there…excellent write up by Leah Stockley!
Wednesday, the 5th of December saw the inaugural AST sponsored Test Forum in Singapore. The first software testing community event for Context Driven testers by testers held in Singapore. Continue reading