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 […]

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 […]

Call for Volunteers: AST Technology Team

On December 29, 2015, in #engagedmembership, News, by eproegler

One of the first signs that this year’s AST board was going to work well together was unanimous agreement that we would not try to do everything ourselves, and that there is more to do than 7 people with families and jobs can handle. We agreed to ask our membership for help, and at the same time, […]

New AST Logo

On December 12, 2015, in News, by eproegler

When the new board was sat in October, we had already been talking about our vision for AST’s future. AST has survived for over a decade, though a few years ago, it was a pretty close thing. AST exists today because people fought for it, and brought AST back to being healthier than ever. We […]

A Letter From The New President

On November 14, 2015, in Newsletter, by jrohrman

This October started my second year as a member of the AST board of directors. Over the last year, with the help of several people, we were able to bring the WHOSE skill book live, and also begin refreshing exercises and course material in the AST BBST class series. I am still very passionate about […]

Announcing BBST Scholarships

On November 14, 2015, in News, by Michael Corum

As we continue to update the BBST course material to help keep the courses relevant and provide a richer learning experience for students and instructors, we also look for additional ways to make the courses available to more people. While we believe that BBST courses offered through the AST are reasonably priced, especially when compared […]

AST Volunteer Spotlight: Aleksandar Simic

On November 14, 2015, in Articles, General, News, by eproegler

We’re proud to introduce a new feature, the Volunteer Spotlight.  We wanted to shine some light on all of the people who work behind the scenes at AST, how much they help our organization, what they do for AST, and why they do it. AST runs on volunteers who are investing their time and energy […]

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 […]

CAST 2015: ‘Did You Know?’

On August 11, 2015, in News, by pwalen

Proposals submitted – 103 People submitted proposals – 83 (either a solo or co-presenter) Men who submitted proposals – 62 Women who submitted proposals – 21 Speakers who were selected to speak – 29* Men who were selected to speak –18* Women who were selected to speak – 11* Invited Speakers Tutorial Speakers – 4 […]

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