CAST 2016

Virtual Open Season via webCAST Tweet Printer

On August 5, 2016, in CAST 2016, News, by Claire Moss
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For those who have not made the journey to CAST this year, you can still participate from home! For the fourth year, the CAST tweet printer brings your questions and concerns into the room for our webCAST speakers to answer live. Our webCAST staff will stand in for you during Open Season to bring your […]

CAST Live 2016

On July 27, 2016, in CAST 2016, News, by Claire Moss
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In the evenings, CAST continues online through informal conversations with presenters, attendees, and conference staff live streamed as CAST Live. Relax at home or at work as we bring CAST to you live each day of the conference.   Past years have included interviews with keynoters and session speakers. Each night, the hosts recap that […]

webCAST 2016

On July 25, 2016, in CAST 2016, News, by Claire Moss
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Each year, CAST selects part of the program to stream online in real time for those who are not onsite. webCAST includes keynotes and sessions from the conference program. These sessions allow a worldwide audience a small sample of the in-person CAST experience. Sign up for the webCAST mailing list for reminders of the upcoming […]

SpeakEasy Mentors for CAST 2016 – Part 2

On July 20, 2016, in CAST 2016, News, by Claire Moss
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We’ve heard from our two SpeakEasy speakers for CAST 2016, Pete Bartlett and Julie Lebo. I caught up with another of their mentors to hear about the other side of helping new voices to take the stage this year. Katrina Clokie had this to share:   Have you mentored a Speak Easy mentee before, or was this […]

SpeakEasy Mentors for CAST 2016 – Part 1

On July 13, 2016, in CAST 2016, News, by Claire Moss
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We’ve heard from our two SpeakEasy speakers for CAST 2016, Pete Bartlett and Julie Lebo. I caught up with one of their mentors to hear about the other side of helping new voices to take the stage this year. Eric Proegler had this to share: Have you mentored a Speak Easy mentee before, or was this […]

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 […]

CAST Testing Games

On July 6, 2016, in CAST 2016, News, by Claire Moss
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Testers are often characterized as a curious group, both inquisitive and a little puzzling. Some do not understand our attraction to this challenging and thoughtful profession. Testers come from many walks of life and have varied stories of stumbling into testing. When we gather, we celebrate our commonalities and explore our differences.   In truth, […]

Open Season and K-Cards

On July 1, 2016, in CAST 2016, News, by Claire Moss
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Attending CAST is a memorable experience. In addition to the usual excitement of keynotes, session talks, and conference events, I look forward to the structured conferring of Open Season. This tongue-in-cheek name indicates the often intense examination of presented ideas that sets CAST apart from other testing events.   While session attendees do ask clarifying […]

Speak Easy at CAST 2016 – Part 2

On May 27, 2016, in CAST 2016, News, Newsletter, by Claire Moss
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This is Part 2 of a 2-Part post on Speak Easy at CAST. Part 1 is here. As mentioned in the first article in this series, CAST 2016 will have multiple Speak Easy speakers joining us this year. Julie Lebo is fresh on the speaking scene and looking forward to attending CAST. She had this to say: […]

Speak Easy at CAST 2016 – Part 1

On May 21, 2016, in CAST 2016, News, Newsletter, by Claire Moss
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As a conference organizer, I understand the challenge of finding speakers who represent the community. While I have personally reached out to many contacts to recruit them as potential speakers, I found that few of my cold calls and emails resulted in applications to speak at my conference. I believe that a supportive mentor would […]

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