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AST Board Meeting Recap

On November 13, 2016, in Events, General, News, Newsletter, by eproegler
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On October 15/16, the 2017 AST Board was sat, and their first full board meeting occurred. Robert Sabourin and Anna Royzman are the new board members this term. In this post, I wanted to talk about some of the subjects and themes that were touched on during the meeting, with some background for context. I also […]

AST Members’ Slack

On November 13, 2016, in #engagedmembership, General, News, Newsletter, by eproegler
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We recently thought: How about making it really easy for our members to communicate to each other and exchange ideas on testing? That’s why we opened an AST Member Slack instance for you to join. You will encounter many like-minded people who are eager to share their stories, chat about past events, and cheer on […]

Support Academic Research in Software Testing via Online Survey

On November 13, 2016, in #engagedmembership, News, Newsletter, by eproegler
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Student Member Emmanuel Ayaburi is surveying testers on information sharing for doctoral research. Emmanuel’s request is below.  Do you have 15-20 minutes you could contribute?   I am writing to you to request the participation of members of the Association for Software Testing in a brief survey. The responses of members to this survey will help us evaluate […]

AST Member Slack Now Open

On November 6, 2016, in #engagedmembership, News, Newsletter, by eproegler
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We recently thought: How about making it really easy for our members to communicate to each other and exchange ideas on testing? That’s why we opened an AST Member Slack for you to join. You will encounter many like-minded people who are eager to share their stories, chat about past events, and cheer on future […]

2016 AST Board of Directors Election Results

On October 2, 2016, in News, by eproegler
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Every year around the CAST conference the Association for Software Testing holds its election of the board of directors. In order to maintain continuity, every year out of the 7 board members alternatingly four, respectively three, are up for election. 2016 had four open slots. We invited our membership to nominate candidates and we were […]

CAST 2016 Recap

On October 1, 2016, in Articles, CAST 2016, News, Newsletter, by eproegler
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CAST 2016 by the numbers: 3 days 5 Tutorials 3 Keynote Speakers, 2 posted online 1 pre-conference TestRetreat 3 Lean Coffees 1 beer tour 10 Lightning talks 23 Track Sessions, 7 posted on our YouTube Channel 3 CAST live interviews An unknown number of games on game night Countless Twitter posts and an immeasurable amount […]

Getting the Most out of CAST by Hanging in the Hallway

On July 7, 2016, in CAST 2016, Events, by eproegler
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Attending the top-shelf tutorials, absorbing the keynotes, or participating in Open Season during the track sessions are all great ways to enjoy CAST, and are highly recommended. That still leaves one of the compelling reasons to travel to CAST to attend in person – the hallway conversation. I’m also talking about the lunch conversation, the dinner conversation, and […]

Unity3D and BBST

On June 6, 2016, in #engagedmembership, General, News, Newsletter, by eproegler
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Unity Technologies are the creators of the multiplatform Unity Game Engine. We have more than 4.5 million registered users ranging from individual hobbyists to large professional game studios. And at Unity, we make all our internal software testers go through the BBST Courses from AST. You will not become a good tester by taking a course. […]

AST Grants Committee Report

On June 6, 2016, in #engagedmembership, Grant, News, by eproegler
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So far this year, the AST Grants Committee has approved three grants. The grants so far cover a peer conference, an unconference, and a meetup, further proving AST grants are not constrained to a particular type of event. For more information on one of these events, the Joburg Software Testers Meetup, we turn to an […]

Grants vs. Sponsorship – How it Works

On April 30, 2016, in #engagedmembership, General, News, Newsletter, by eproegler
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Since the AST has started to sponsor other conferences and events, a couple of members had questions as to how this all works and how we distinguish between the different activities. As for now, we have three different ways where money flows in some capacity, according to our mission. Here is how we distinguish between […]

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