CAST 2016 has ended
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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Peter Bartlett

Campaign Monitor
Snr QA Engineer
Sydney, Australia
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 faced a wide range of experiences and challenges as a result. I love to solve problems and improve my own testing skills as well as helping those I work with. I believe in learning from the experience of others, but not doing so blindly, instead trying things out for myself as there are few cases where one size fits all. I am excited by entering the public testing sphere for the first time as I share my thoughts and experiences via blogs, twitter and conferences.

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, August 9

14:30 PDT