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 […]

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 […]

AST Volunteer Spotlight: Aleksandar Simic

On November 14, 2015, in Articles, General, News, by eproegler

We’re proud to introduce a new feature, the Volunteer Spotlight.  We wanted to shine some light on all of the people who work behind the scenes at AST, how much they help our organization, what they do for AST, and why they do it. AST runs on volunteers who are investing their time and energy […]

AST Grant Program, GRTesters Experience Report

On October 14, 2015, in Articles, Events, Grant, Newsletter, by pwalen

Grand Rapids Testers (GRTesters), a testing meetup group in Grand Rapids, Michigan, received a grant in 2013 to help cover the costs of  In 2015, GRTesters received another grant to help with those costs. An average of 12 to 25 testers, developers and others involved in software meet monthly to discuss topics in and […]

AST Grant Program, KWST 2015

On October 11, 2015, in Articles, Events, Grant, News, by eproegler

KWST has become part of the mainstay of the testing world Down Under. And just like the previous years the two days spent focussing on all things testing was a blast! Many attendees said it was the best yet. This year’s content owner was James Bach with “Defining and Defending the Role of Testing”. For the Wellington and […]

New Executive Committee for 2015-2016

On August 7, 2015, in Articles, Events, News, Newsletter, by pwalen

Following the Elections for the Board of Directors, as per the AST Bylaws, the Board met to elect members to the Executive Committee. The members will assume their new Executive Committee in October at the next full Board of Directors Meeting.  They are: President – Justin Rohrman Vice-President – Ale Moreira Treasurer – Eric Proegler […]

Board of Directors Election Results

On August 7, 2015, in Articles, News, Newsletter, by pwalen

The elections are now over and we have three new Directors joining the Board in October. Nominated for the Board were: Alex Bantz Eric Proegler Ilari Henrik Aegerter Jeffrey Woodard Michael Corum Roxane Jackson After counting the votes, the following candidates were elected: Eric Proegler Ilari Henrik Aegerter Roxane Jackson Thank you to Alex, Jeff […]

2015-2016 Board of Directors Elections

On July 22, 2015, in Articles, Events, News, by pwalen

The nomination period for the 2014-2015 Board of Directors is officially closed. Thank you to those who provided nominations. There are three open spots on the board this year and these are the candidates: Alex Bantz Eric Proegler Ilari Henrik Aegerter Jeffrey Woodard Michael Corum Roxane Jackson AST members will be voting electronically from August […]

Why CAST? Thoughts from the Conference Chair for CAST 2015

On July 15, 2015, in Articles, News, Newsletter, by pwalen

Why CAST? It is a good question. I was asked that by a manager I had several years ago and it is still relevant. For the last 13 months, I have been working on the preparations for CAST 2015. I’ve organized two day music events for 800 of our closest friends. I’ve been part of […]

Lesson Learned Leading Context Driven Testers

On July 7, 2015, in Articles, News, by pwalen

by Alex Bantz and Jeffrey Woodard Having experienced context driven testers as part of your team can be a lot like having a highly intelligent child. We expect that both you and your testers are adults, but the relationship dynamics are similar. Even though you are their leader/manager, you must be willing to accept that […]

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