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A Letter from the Outgoing President

On October 18, 2015, in News, by Michael Larsen
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To the membership of AST. The past four years have been a whirlwind, both in my professional life and in the opportunities that I have had to serve the membership of AST. This past year I’ve had the opportunity to preside over this organization, and discover first hand the successes we have had and the […]

Committee on Standards and Professional Practices (CSPP)

On June 15, 2015, in Events, News, Newsletter, by Michael Larsen
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Our world runs on software. It permeates every part of our lives. In the coming years, unmanned vehicles, robots, advanced medical devices, and other complex algorithm-driven control systems will make this obvious to a public that does not yet have a deep understanding of how software engineering and testing are related. Quality issues, such as […]

AST and PerScholas – Bringing Software Testing to the Bronx and Beyond

On May 19, 2015, in News, Newsletter, by Michael Larsen
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By Michael Larsen This past weekend, I had the opportunity to participate in one of AST’s tri-annual board meetings. This time, it was suggested that we hold it in The Bronx, specifically so that we could see the progress and impact of what PerScholas is doing to impact the community. We were given a tour […]

This Month in WHOSE: Identifying Logical Fallacies

On April 21, 2015, in News, Newsletter, by Michael Larsen
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Justin Rohrman recently added ten more skills from the WHOSE workbook into the AST WHOSE wiki. This brings us to a current total of 20 skills; all based on real experience, with descriptions of the context the skill was used in, and suggestions for where to go to learn more independently. In the “Foundation” series […]

What Does AST Mean to You?

On April 21, 2015, in Articles, News, by Michael Larsen
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When I accepted the role of President of AST in August of 2014, it came from being involved in the details of what we do as the Treasurer and as the Chair of the Education Special Interest Group (now the Education Committee). In those roles, I had two main focuses; keep the education initiatives moving, […]

AST working with Speak Easy for CAST 2015

On April 21, 2015, in News, by Michael Larsen
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In November, 2014, Speak Easy was created by Fiona Charles and Anne-Marie Charrett. They had joined forces to tackle one of the most deeply ingrained challenges we face in tech: the issue of diversity. There is a gender imbalance in technology, and that is also displayed in conference line ups. Much has been said about […]

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