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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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Tuesday, August 9 • 14:30 - 15:30
Create the Change You Want

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"Want to learn new skills without changing jobs? Many people in our industry don’t last more than two or three years in the same job because they get bored and feel they aren’t learning any more. It doesn’t have to be this way! When you change jobs there is a lot of upfront effort of searching for the right job and then learning about your new context before any opportunities to learn new things arise. It is therefore more desirable if you can skip all that and learn new skills where you are now.

In this presentation I share personal tips and tricks with practical examples to grow your skills and experiences without needing to change jobs. I discuss how your existing status and long term relationships can provide you with opportunities to initiate change. I encourage you to become a coach or mentor as a means to improve your teaching skills and be challenged to critically analyse the way you work. I demonstrate how to review your processes to see if there is something you are currently doing that you could be doing better or differently."

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Peter Bartlett

Snr QA Engineer, Campaign Monitor
I’m a senior technical QA Engineer at Campaign Monitor, where I’ve worked for over 6 years. I’ve experienced a company growing from 10 people to over 150 people. I’ve had 3 different managers and experimented with a number of different methodologies and technologies. I’ve... Read More →

Tuesday August 9, 2016 14:30 - 15:30 PDT
Labatt Hall (1700) Simon Fraser University Vancouver 515 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3