2017-2018 Board of Directors Nominations Now Open

On April 20, 2017, in News, Newsletter, by jrohrman

The nomination period for the 2017-2018 Board of Directors (BOD) is now open. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else to the BOD election slate, please be aware of the AST Bylaws, which are explicit: Nominees must have become AST Members prior to August 17, 2016 and contiguously since then All nominations […]

CAST 2017 Tutorials

On March 3, 2017, in News, by jrohrman

AST lines up unique interactive full-day tutorials each led by recognized thought leaders in their areas of expertise. Our hope is that CAST helps you advance the understanding and practice of testing at your organization and around the globe. You’ll have opportunities to share your ideas and learn from thought-leaders, trainers, authors, and peers. This […]

DeepSpec Workshop Review

On July 14, 2016, in Articles, CSPP, Events, General, News, Newsletter, by jrohrman

In January, I read a few press releases describing a NSF grant (the same group that originally funded development of our BBST class series) describing a research project running between four universities — Princeton, Yale, MIT, and the University of Pennsylvania. The news claimed the DeepSpec research project will open the doors to the possibility of completely bug […]

Software Testing Podcasts

On June 6, 2016, in #engagedmembership, Newsletter, by jrohrman

While AST can not endorse any of these podcasts specifically, it fits our mission to mention people that are developing content and talking about software testing in deep ways, much in the same way we do with blog syndication. Here are the current running (and freely available) shows we know about and overlap with context driven […]

Attend the first annual Test Leadership Congress on behalf of AST

On March 17, 2016, in News, by jrohrman

Quality Leadership Institute, a non-profit organization, was founded by Anna Royzman in 2015 with the mission to become the world’s leading advocate for quality in technology. The organization is striving to reach this goal through developing innovative programs on software testing and quality for the tech community, and leadership and educational institutions. Test Masters Academy is one […]

New AST Grants Committee

On March 15, 2016, in News, by jrohrman

As you well know the Association for Software Testing is a volunteer organization. We rely on unpaid contributors to run our programs — BBST, WHOSE, conference facilitation, and our technology team — as well as develop new content. For a long time now, members of the Board have been heavily involved in running the AST […]

AST Volunteer Spotlight – Michael Corum

On January 18, 2016, in #engagedmembership, News, Newsletter, by jrohrman

I’m Michael Corum, from Knoxville, Tennessee in the US. I grew up here in Knoxville, and have lived here most of my life, except for a short time in Cincinnati, Ohio and two years in the US Army, where I served as a medic stationed in various parts of Texas. I got into software testing […]

A Letter From The New President

On November 14, 2015, in Newsletter, by jrohrman

This October started my second year as a member of the AST board of directors. Over the last year, with the help of several people, we were able to bring the WHOSE skill book live, and also begin refreshing exercises and course material in the AST BBST class series. I am still very passionate about […]

Education Committee Updates

On October 18, 2015, in News, by jrohrman

There are a couple of important updates to share from our annual conference. Some of this has been in the works for several months and some are new developments. Both will have bearing on the future success of the education offerings from the Association for Software Testing. 1 – AST does our yearly election for […]

This Month In Whose (July)

On July 7, 2015, in News, by jrohrman

This month in WHOSE we are going with a leadership theme and have a new entry from Smita Mishra. Smita is an entrepreneur and has founded QAZone Infosystems, which is a software testing organization. She has been practicing software testing for the last 14 years and enjoys problem solving for her customers with or without […]

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