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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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Monday, August 8 • 19:00 - 23:00
Beer Aficionado's Tour through Vancouver

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This will be a spectacular evening all around your favourite soft drink - beer. Your host will be Ilari Henrik Aegerter, who is a passionate home brewer and who is very keen to share anything he knows about beer. Here's the schedule:

meet at 19:00 SFU Harbour Center Concourse
19:00-19:30 Introduction into beer brewing incl. sampling of one of Ilari's home brew
19:30 Walk to the pier
19:46 Take ferry to North Vancouver
20:00-21:20 Beers and dinner at http://sailorhagarspub.com/
21:32 Take ferry back to the South
21:45 Visit Steamworks Brewpub http://steamworks.com/brew-pub
Have a beer
22:30 Walk to Alibi Room http://www.alibi.ca
Have more beers
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Ilari Henrik Aegerter

General Manager, House of Test GmbH
Ilari Henrik Aegerter is a Cyborg-Friendly Humanist. His formal studies have brought him from General Linguistics and Sociology to Software Engineering and Software Testing. Coming from the medical software domain at Phonak AG and progressing to e-commerce at eBay. He is now the General... Read More →

Monday August 8, 2016 19:00 - 23:00 PDT
SFU Harbour Centre Concourse Simon Fraser University Vancouver 515 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3