CAST 2019

12 – 15 August, 2019

Cocoa Beach, FL

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AST Board Nominations Open for 2019-2020

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Webinar: Building a Data-Centric Modern Quality Culture with Brent Jensen

February 2019 Webinar: We are kicking off "Season 2" of the AST Webinar series with Brent Jensen (one half of the AB Testing Podcast duo and long time Microsoft veteran) talking about how people in Test roles can leverage their passion for the Customer and begin their...

2019 AST-BBST Pricing Changes

For 2019 we are making a few pricing changes for AST-BBST. Effective immediately: All classes for AST members are now $299. All classes for non-AST members are $499. Uniform Pricing Our goal here was to simplify things by making all classes the same price. Previously...

BREWT #2 Experience Report

The following is an Experience Report submitted by Zeger Van Hese, who convened a peer workshop / conference in December of 2018 that was supported by the AST Grant Program. This was originally published on BREWT Peer Conference website. This year we organised the...

Webinar: API Testing: From Entry Level to a PhD in 40mins with Jason Ioannides

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Webinar: The Well Architected Automation Framework with Adam Goucher

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Webinar: Teaching and Coaching Exploratory Testing with Maaret Pyhäjärvi

September 2018 Webinar: How would you test this? This is the leading question to the way Maaret has been passing on what she's learned on testing, giving people real software problems to work on that illustrate important skills on testing. There is a lot of talk...

NWEWT #3 Experience Report

The following is an Experience Report submitted by Duncan Nisbet, who convened a peer workshop I earlier this month, and was supported by the AST Grant Program. The 3rd installment of the North West Exploratory Workshop on Testing (NWEWT) has wrapped up & I’ve now...

Super Experienced Testers in a Millennial World

The following is an Experience Report submitted by Bernie Berger, who convened a peer workshop in New York earlier this month, and was supported by the AST Grant Program. June 3rd 2018, NYC The day started over a light breakfast of bagels and coffee, as the...