Open Season and K-Cards

On May 30, 2017, in CAST2017, News, by Claire Moss

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 questions […]

CAST Testing Games

On May 29, 2017, in CAST2017, News, by Claire Moss

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, testers […]

TestRetreat at CAST2017

On May 26, 2017, in CAST2017, News, by Claire Moss

CAST 2017 continues the exciting expanded structure this year with the official inclusion of TestRetreat as part of the event. Tickets sold separately and Early Bird pricing applies to this part of the conference as well! While some of you are veterans of Test Coach Camp and TestRetreat, others will not have heard of or participated […]

Making the case to attend CAST

On May 25, 2017, in CAST2017, News, by Claire Moss

When staff members ask whether they can go to CAST this year, most managers will ask “Why CAST?” The short answer is that the program content and speaker mix are unlike other conferences. The message is unlike other conferences or training events. This conference is put on by testers for testers and test managers. We […]

A Special Thank You

On April 20, 2017, in #engagedmembership, General, News, Newsletter, by alemoreira

I have been a long time member of the AST and almost 3 years ago, at CAST2014 in New York, something pretty special happened: I was elected a board member. It was an exciting time! The years that followed were great at the board and I learned a lot about the operations of a non-profit […]

2017-2018 Board of Directors Nominations Now Open

On April 20, 2017, in News, Newsletter, by jrohrman

The nomination period for the 2017-2018 Board of Directors (BOD) is now open. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else to the BOD election slate, please be aware of the AST Bylaws, which are explicit: Nominees must have become AST Members prior to August 17, 2016 and contiguously since then All nominations […]

CAST 2017 Tutorials

On March 3, 2017, in News, by jrohrman

AST lines up unique interactive full-day tutorials each led by recognized thought leaders in their areas of expertise. Our hope is that CAST helps you advance the understanding and practice of testing at your organization and around the globe. You’ll have opportunities to share your ideas and learn from thought-leaders, trainers, authors, and peers. This […]

Yes, we did it! CASTx17, our first ever conference in Australia

On March 2, 2017, in Events, General, Newsletter, by IAegerter

“I would like to acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of this land and pay my respects to the Elders both past and present.” As a sign of respect, every public event in Australia starts with acknowledging the native population. That’s what we did, too, and I find it a beautiful […]

March Webinar: The Evolving Testing Role in Agile with Kate Falanga

On March 1, 2017, in Events, News, Newsletter, Webinar, by Anna Royzman

Join AST’s next webinar on March 9th 12 PM EST (5 PM GMT), when Kate Falanga (@squidish_QA) will talk about  The Evolving Testing Role in Agile. It has been said that the only constant is change. Many organizations are either already using a form of Agile, or attempting to transition to a form of Agile. This transition […]

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 […]

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