CASTx17 Early Bird Tickets Ending Soon

On January 6, 2017, in Events, General, News, Newsletter, by alemoreira

AST’s first conference outside of North America is just around the corner. CASTx17 is coming to Sydney February 20-21. We are very excited with CASTx17’s program and wanted to send a special thank you to our rockstar Program Committee: Anne-Marie Charrett (chair), Fiona Charles, Sigge Birgisson and Craig Smith. Check out the amazing program they put […]

AST Board Meeting Recap

On November 13, 2016, in Events, General, News, Newsletter, by eproegler

On October 15/16, the 2017 AST Board was sat, and their first full board meeting occurred. Robert Sabourin and Anna Royzman are the new board members this term. In this post, I wanted to talk about some of the subjects and themes that were touched on during the meeting, with some background for context. I also […]

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 […]

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 […]

This month’s webinar: Continuous Delivery is the New Agile with Amy Phillips

On June 7, 2016, in Events, News, Newsletter, Webinar, by alemoreira

Join AST’s next webinar on June 28 at 6PM GMT, when Amy Phillips (@itjustbroke) will talk about Continuous Delivery and Continuous Deployment. Amy will cover what this build and release approach is, and more importantly what it is not, as well as explore what CD means for you as a tester. For more information and to […]

AST Webinar: How Ignorant are We? 5 Orders of Ignorance and Testing with Dan Ashby

On April 30, 2016, in #engagedmembership, Events, General, News, Newsletter, by alemoreira

The next AST Webinar is coming up on May 24. Dan Ashby is going to talk about The 5 Orders of Ignorance as it relates to Software Testing. Places are limited, so register today! We will post a video of the Webinar shortly after. Webinar Description The relationship between The 5 Orders of Ignorance and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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