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 […]

CAST 2015: webCAST (livestream) Fun Facts

On August 10, 2015, in Events, News, by pwalen

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 […]

Board of Directors Election Results

On August 7, 2015, in Articles, News, Newsletter, by pwalen

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 […]

2015-2016 Board of Directors Elections

On July 22, 2015, in Articles, Events, News, by pwalen

The nomination period for the 2014-2015 Board of Directors is officially closed. Thank you to those who provided nominations. There are three open spots on the board this year and these are the candidates: Alex Bantz Eric Proegler Ilari Henrik Aegerter Jeffrey Woodard Michael Corum Roxane Jackson AST members will be voting electronically from August […]

Why CAST? Thoughts from the Conference Chair for CAST 2015

On July 15, 2015, in Articles, News, Newsletter, by pwalen

Why CAST? It is a good question. I was asked that by a manager I had several years ago and it is still relevant. For the last 13 months, I have been working on the preparations for CAST 2015. I’ve organized two day music events for 800 of our closest friends. I’ve been part of […]

Host City Challenge and Discount

On July 1, 2015, in Articles, News, Newsletter, by pwalen

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

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 […]

Countdown to CAST

On June 15, 2015, in Articles, News, Newsletter, by pwalen

Space is limited! Last year, CAST hit capacity at 250 participants and sold out. This year seats are going fast! Don’t miss out, reserve your seat at CAST 2015 now. UPDATE: Two tutorials are sold out. There are still seats for two, but they are limited. If you want a tutorial act quickly! Learn more […]

CAST 2015 – Full Program Announced

On May 7, 2015, in News, by pwalen

We are pleased to announce the Full Program for AST’s tenth annual conference, CAST 2015. This year’s program includes: 2 Keynotes 3 Workshops 26 Breakout Sessions View the full Schedule As always with CAST, there will be plenty of opportunity for discussion, debate and consideration of the myriad aspects around software testing. So join us […]

AST working with Speak Easy for CAST 2015

On April 21, 2015, in News, by Michael Larsen

In November, 2014, Speak Easy was created by Fiona Charles and Anne-Marie Charrett. They had joined forces to tackle one of the most deeply ingrained challenges we face in tech: the issue of diversity. There is a gender imbalance in technology, and that is also displayed in conference line ups. Much has been said about […]

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