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 […]

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 […]

Software Testing Podcasts

On June 6, 2016, in #engagedmembership, Newsletter, by jrohrman

While AST can not endorse any of these podcasts specifically, it fits our mission to mention people that are developing content and talking about software testing in deep ways, much in the same way we do with blog syndication. Here are the current running (and freely available) shows we know about and overlap with context driven […]

Unity3D and BBST

On June 6, 2016, in #engagedmembership, General, News, Newsletter, by eproegler

Unity Technologies are the creators of the multiplatform Unity Game Engine. We have more than 4.5 million registered users ranging from individual hobbyists to large professional game studios. And at Unity, we make all our internal software testers go through the BBST Courses from AST. You will not become a good tester by taking a course. […]

Speak Easy at CAST 2016 – Part 2

On May 27, 2016, in CAST 2016, News, Newsletter, by Claire Moss

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

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 […]


TestRetreat at CAST 2016

On May 19, 2016, in CAST 2016, News, Newsletter, by Claire Moss

CAST 2016 has an exciting expanded structure this year with the official inclusion of TestRetreat as part of the event. While some of you are veterans of Test Coach Camp and TestRetreat, others will not have heard of or participated in these smaller gatherings over the last few years. I caught up with one of […]

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 […]

Grants vs. Sponsorship – How it Works

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

Since the AST has started to sponsor other conferences and events, a couple of members had questions as to how this all works and how we distinguish between the different activities. As for now, we have three different ways where money flows in some capacity, according to our mission. Here is how we distinguish between […]

AST Volunteer Spotlight – Michael Corum

On January 18, 2016, in #engagedmembership, News, Newsletter, by jrohrman

I’m Michael Corum, from Knoxville, Tennessee in the US. I grew up here in Knoxville, and have lived here most of my life, except for a short time in Cincinnati, Ohio and two years in the US Army, where I served as a medic stationed in various parts of Texas. I got into software testing […]

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