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AST Board 2019-2020

The AST Board of Directors Election for 2019-2020 has been completed, and officers have been selected. The new Board will be sat at the fall AST Board Meeting, and will consist of:President: Eric ProeglerVice President and Treasurer: Chris KenstSecretary: Louise...

2019 Board of Directors Candidate Questions

Each year AST members elect candidates to the Board of Directors and this year 5 of 7 board seats are open. Of those 5 open seats: 4 are Two Year terms (will serve from 2019 to 2021), and are staggered between years to ensure continuity.1 is a One Year term (serve...

Webinar: Visualize How Changes Flow to Production with Lisa Crispin

July 2019 Webinar: A developer pair on your team has coded and tested a new story, created a pull request and committed their changes to the source code repository. What all has to happen for those changes to be released in production? Can you draw a diagram of all...

Webinar: The Often Overlooked Test Oracle: The Key to More Powerful Testing with Doug Hoffman

May 2019 Webinar: There is a generally overlooked component in testing that might be compared with our autonomic nervous system. Like the autonomic functions, we don't think about them, but things don’t work at all without them. Every test requires some kind of...

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...

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...

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

November 2018 Webinar: Join us on Tuesday, November 6th at 10:00am PST to learn about API Testing: From Entry Level to a PhD in 40mins! Have you seen a recent job posting for a Tester or QA Engineer? The majority of job descriptions have some requirement for API...

Webinar: The Well Architected Automation Framework with Adam Goucher

October 2018 Webinar: Test automation talks tend to focus on dealing with flakey tests, reducing runtime, etc. even after most of those problems had credible solutions 5+ years ago. What doesn’t get discussed at automation events is where their automation is run...

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...

Webinar: Testing the Right Path Well with Rob Sabourin

April 2018 Webinar: Join us on Monday, April 2nd at 10:00am PST for the AST's presentation of "Testing the Right Path Well" also known as A Context Driven Solution to a Death March Problem with Path-Based Test Design with Rob Sabourin. Software testing is hard....

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CAST 2020

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August 3-6, 2020

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