CAST 2016 has ended
Testing: Software Development Catalyst

Testing is not an isolated activity. It interacts with and influences other disciplines in software development such as design, coding, release management, and deployment. As testers, our skills and experiences add value far beyond the immediate context of verifying functionality. Threats to value other than software errors exist.

Yet our discussions are often constrained to the testing space, omitting the connections to, and dependencies on, other roles and activities. Testing is an integral discipline of software development, and often plays an active and important role in bridging gaps between technical and business-focused roles, between leaders and engineers, and between makers and users.

How does the testing piece fit into the software development puzzle? How does – and how should – testing interact with other disciplines in software development? How can we most effectively add value to the software development projects we participate in?

Please join us for our 11th annual conference at the Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre campus in downtown Vancouver, Canada, August 8-10 2016.


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Tuesday, August 9 • 14:30 - 15:30
Teaching Testing to Non-Testers

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As more companies move toward iterative and team based software development practices, testing is sometimes done by various members of the team. How do you reduce the risk associated with this practice? In addition, how do you provide a level of understanding into the depths of testing for other software development disciplines? In order to answer these questions for my organization I developed a workshop that was given to small cross discipline groups on a monthly basis. In this interactive session I’ll review what was taught in the workshop, what worked, what didn’t, and how the idea could be implemented in your organization.

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Kate Falanga

Director, Quality Assurance, Huge
Kate Falanga (Director, Quality Assurance at Huge) has over 14 years of digital experience. At Huge she works with a full time team of quality assurance professionals as well as actively supports projects and project teams with testing mentorship. As part of her role she works alongside... Read More →

Tuesday August 9, 2016 14:30 - 15:30 PDT
Fletcher Challenge Theatre (1900) Simon Fraser University Vancouver 515 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3