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TestRetreatYVR

On August 7, 2016, in News, by Claire Moss
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Experience and experiments   TestRetreat is an open space event. That means it is a conference where the attendees build the schedule themselves and sessions are more likely to be group problem-solving, starting with a question more than an answer.   About a third of the attendees were not just new to TestRetreat, but new […]

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 […]

DeepSpec Workshop Review

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

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 […]

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 […]

AST Volunteer Spotlight – Carol Brands

On June 7, 2016, in News, by erikdavis
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I’m Carol Brands, and I’m from New Orleans, LA, but I’ve been living in Corvallis, OR for about 12 years now. I started my professional career in technical support at a small company where Support was responsible for testing and documentation as well, which is how I discovered software testing. Once I realized software testing […]

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