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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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Julie Lebo

QA Lead
Austin, Texas
Julie Lebo is a software engineer with over six years of test engineering experience. Her software testing experience started as a student where she developed her interest andappreciation for finding bugs and solving problems. After graduation, she continued on as a software developer and quickly became the lead test engineer for a software development group at Northrop Grumman. Julie now leads a small test team for a complex software project, where she has grown the software test program from the ground up.Julie has attended several conferences and continues to deepen her understanding and interest in software testing. Testing has become a passion and she aims to continue toexpand her education and knowledge in this field. She hopes to share her love of this field and educate others on the importance and value of software testing.