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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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Kristine Choate

South Middle School
Special Education Teacher & Department Chair
Eau Claire, WI
As a special education teacher for over 20 years, I have seen firsthand the positive results that come from effective instructional and environmental design. In addition, by merging UDL and culturally responsive practices, educators better ensure that all students will be positively impacted. As a UDL team member and facilitator in my building, it has been very fulfilling to deepen my understanding of UDL and broaden its implementation. I especially enjoy sharing my team's knowledge and successes with colleagues as we work to upscale within our building and throughout the district.