… I told you it would get better

The Association for Software Testing recently announced a 2012 Grant Program designed to advance the cause of testing at local user groups and events. Want to invite a speaker on testing to your local user group – and get some help with providing travel expenses? There’s a program for that. What to run a peer […]

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An Interview on Craft Academy … and more!

The folks at Informit.com recently published my interview with Ken Auer, master instructor at RoleModel Software Craft Academy. We think you’ll like it. Speaking of publishing, I’m in December Issue of the Testing Circus Magazine, on Page 21, Writing about developing greater tester skills. And there’s lots more AST stuff in the hopper. Keep it […]

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The New New Thing

Three weeks ago, I helped break the news that Conference for the Association for Software Testing (CAST 2012) would be in San Jose, California, July 16-18, and the CAST 2012 Call for Participation was available on the web. It gets better. The weekend before CAST, we’re running Test Coach Camp, July 14-15, with an optional […]

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CAST 2012 – Dates, CFP is up!

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you probably know that CAST 2012 is the Conference for the Association for Software Testing. What you might not know is the exact date, location, and when is the CFP going to be live? Good news: The Dates for CAST 2012 are public! CAST 2012 will be a […]

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World Quality Month … and More

After a year of participating in ASQ’s Voices of Quality Program, it seems it’s about time for me to hang up my hat. Yes, they did graciously offer to let me renew, but, truth be told, I just don’t have a lot of energy for the program, and it looks like ASQ has brought up […]

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A Couple of Announcements

1) I will be presented “Hands of Quick Attacks” on Nov 15th from 5:30 to 7:30-ish in South Bend, Indiana, at the South Bend Software Craftsmanship meetup. Registration is free, and so are the snacks! 2) The October of Software Test & Quality Assurance Magazine is out. The issue is a reflection on the Theme […]

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Come Work with me?

My current primary client is seeking full-time employees to fill programming, test/QA, programmer tech lead, and dev/test manager positions in Notre Dame, Indiana. Current openings are full-time/salaried, but that may change. You’d have to move, but relocation expenses may be negotiable. You’d need to have no legal restrictions from working in the United States. The […]

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… and five more articles

So far, I’ve made fifteen posts to my IT blog. In an attempt to keep up, here’s the next five, and why, maybe, you might to care: Was Nicolas Carr Right? Reconsidering the idea that “IT Doesn’t Matter” What’s the deal, Amazon? – Where Matt takes a tough, hard look at his Amazon EC2 (Electric […]

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Tomorrow Through the Past

(Continued Apologies to Robert A. Heinlein) This year, at the Conference for the Association for Software Testing (CAST 2011) I was a little sad, but not surprised, to hear so many people say thing like “Gosh, I had never heard of this Context-Driven thing. I’ve got a lot of reading and catching up to do […]

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CAST 2011 Thoughts

I’m in Colorado on vacation, but waiting in a auto shop to get our minivan repaired. Why are we in Colorado? My family is taking the long way home from the Conference for the Association for Software Testing — yes — driving from Seattle, Washington to West Michigan over a couple of weeks. It seems […]

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Quality in the Executive Suite

For this months “View from the Q”, the people at the American Society for Quality recorded an after-talk chat with Dr. J.J. Irani of Tata Group, India’s single largest company. Of course, there’s the typical stuff I disagree with in the talk, your typical appeals to standards like the Malcolm Baldridge award, and this idea […]

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Vote for Matt!

Recently the Association for Software Testing (AST) announced it’s 2011 slot of candidates for the board of directors. Vote for Matt, get free stuff! Well, actually … sorta. I’ve published a few articles lately that you might be interested in, and they are all here: * Esther Derby gave a keynote at the second ever […]

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Controversies in Software Testing

My article “Controversies in Software Testing” was published in the July Issue of the Testing Planet. The issue is available now to anyone with a print subscription; the PDF will be available as a free download later in July. It’s a ground-breaking issue — the first three articles are written by Markus Gaertner, Michael Larsen, […]

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I’ve been busy … no seriously

Last month I started a new blog called “Unchartered Waters”, for IT Knowledge Insights, on general IT, with a bit of a focus on Software As A Service and Cloud Technologies. Here’s my first seven blog entries: Navigating The Waters On Cloud Adoption Your First Public Cloud – Part I Your First Public Cloud – […]

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