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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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Wednesday, August 10 • 14:30 - 16:45
Playing the Testing Game

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Is life a game to you? Do you work with test or with testers? Do you want to get a deeper understanding of the testers role and interactions in the project? If so, come and join our workshop to play the “game of test” followed by discussions targeted towards knowledge and experience sharing between the members of the group.

The workshop centers around playing a board game where the player takes on the role of a tester within a fictive company. While playing the game there will be many similarities to real life which cause the player to consider their actions and reasonings. In order to dive deeper into these thoughts we will facilitate discussions around what it actually means to be a tester and the challenges we face. Participants will share and learn from each other in a fun setting.

avatar for Andreas Cederholm (SE)

Andreas Cederholm (SE)

Test Consultant, House of Test AB
Andreas Cederholm is a member of the context-driven community and work as a consultant with House of Test. He is passionate about testing and have worked with it for more than 7 years. Time not spent on reading/writing/talking about test is spent on his other joy in life which is... Read More →
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Christopher Lebond

Architect, Qlik
Christopher Lebond is a Software Architect who has spent most of his career focusing on Quality. Originally from England, Christopher’s career began in contracted web development. After moving to Sweden in the mid 2000’s, Christopher started working for Qlik Technologies in the... Read More →

Wednesday August 10, 2016 14:30 - 16:45 PDT
Scotiabank Lecture Room (1315) Simon Fraser University Vancouver 515 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3