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AST Grant Program, GRTesters Experience Report

On October 14, 2015, in Articles, Events, Grant, Newsletter, by pwalen
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Grand Rapids Testers (GRTesters), a testing meetup group in Grand Rapids, Michigan, received a grant in 2013 to help cover the costs of Meetup.com.  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
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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
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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 […]

CAST 2015: webCAST (livestream) Fun Facts

On August 10, 2015, in Events, News, by pwalen
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A record number of viewers watched the live stream this year. We also hit a record number of views from countries around the world. Views for the live stream:  3,114 Estimated minutes watched:  103,274 Youtube Likes: 22 Number of Countries where the live stream was watched: 97 Top 5 Countries for connections where the live […]

New Executive Committee for 2015-2016

On August 7, 2015, in Articles, Events, News, Newsletter, by pwalen
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Following the Elections for the Board of Directors, as per the AST Bylaws, the Board met to elect members to the Executive Committee. The members will assume their new Executive Committee in October at the next full Board of Directors Meeting.  They are: President – Justin Rohrman Vice-President – Ale Moreira Treasurer – Eric Proegler […]

Board of Directors Election Results

On August 7, 2015, in Articles, News, Newsletter, by pwalen
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The elections are now over and we have three new Directors joining the Board in October. Nominated for the Board were: Alex Bantz Eric Proegler Ilari Henrik Aegerter Jeffrey Woodard Michael Corum Roxane Jackson After counting the votes, the following candidates were elected: Eric Proegler Ilari Henrik Aegerter Roxane Jackson Thank you to Alex, Jeff […]

Lesson Learned Leading Context Driven Testers

On July 7, 2015, in Articles, News, by pwalen
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by Alex Bantz and Jeffrey Woodard Having experienced context driven testers as part of your team can be a lot like having a highly intelligent child. We expect that both you and your testers are adults, but the relationship dynamics are similar. Even though you are their leader/manager, you must be willing to accept that […]

This Month In Whose (July)

On July 7, 2015, in News, by jrohrman
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This month in WHOSE we are going with a leadership theme and have a new entry from Smita Mishra. Smita is an entrepreneur and has founded QAZone Infosystems, which is a software testing organization. She has been practicing software testing for the last 14 years and enjoys problem solving for her customers with or without […]

Host City Challenge and Discount

On July 1, 2015, in Articles, News, Newsletter, by pwalen
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Want to go to CAST and sad that you missed the Early Bird deadline? Here’s a chance to get a special discount! Successfully answer the questions in the Grand Rapids Trivia Challenge and you’ll get a promotion code at the end of the challenge to save $150 off your CAST 2015 registration! Register by July […]

CAST Beer Testing Tour

On June 29, 2015, in Articles, News, Newsletter, by pwalen
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Grand Rapids has been featured in several beer magazines and was named “Beer City” for the number an quality of the breweries that call the city home. It only seems reasonable then to make arrangements for people visiting Grand Rapids for CAST to visit some of these establishments. Monday evening, after the tutorials and before […]

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