2016 AST Board of Directors Election Results

On October 2, 2016, in News, by eproegler

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

Tina the Test Toucan Visits the #CAST2016 Venue

On April 24, 2016, in #engagedmembership, CAST 2016, Tina_Toucan, by eproegler

Hello! I know some of you have seen me around, but I’d like to take the chance to introduce myself. I am a newer member of AST, who not very long ago had context blinders removed, revealing what software testing can be. I’ll never go back to prescriptive process! Because I love an adventure, the AST Board […]

Speaking at CAST 2016: Why Would You Want to Do Such a Thing?

On January 17, 2016, in Events, News, by eproegler

Imagine you are minding your own business and suddenly find yourself exposed to a huge group of unknown animals. They all stare at you. You are not sure if they are hostile (or even want to eat you) and there is no tree in sight to climb. It makes you very uneasy. This is how […]

Call for Volunteers: CAST Sponsorship Coordinators

On January 3, 2016, in #engagedmembership, Events, News, by eproegler

We have another volunteer opportunity to ask our membership for help with. Previously, we’ve asked for help with the AST3 to help manage our technology, and we are always looking for help with teaching BBST Courses. Both of these opportunities are still open for your contributions. This particular request is hoping to locate 2+ people who […]

Call for Volunteers: AST Technology Team

On December 29, 2015, in #engagedmembership, News, by eproegler

One of the first signs that this year’s AST board was going to work well together was unanimous agreement that we would not try to do everything ourselves, and that there is more to do than 7 people with families and jobs can handle. We agreed to ask our membership for help, and at the same time, […]

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