Frank Charlton

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CAST Conference 2016 (Speaker)
Aug
8
to Aug 10

CAST Conference 2016 (Speaker)

https://www.associationforsoftwaretesting.org/conference/cast-2016/

We have prepared an excellent program and valuable tutorials for our attendees. A full schedule will be posted after April 15. Early Bird Pricing will be offered until June 6.

 

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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How I Interview Testers with Dan Ashby (Webinar)
Apr
19
12:00 PM12:00

How I Interview Testers with Dan Ashby (Webinar)

Testing can be a great career choice for people. But being a great tester is challenging! 

In this talk, I’ll touch on what I believe makes a good tester - the knowledge and skills required and what it means to be a "Professional Tester" from my own point of view. 

I’ll share my interviewing techniques; the conversations I look to instigate, the topics that I probe to determine the candidates knowledge and experience, the questions I ask around common misconceptions, testing the candidates communication skills and the challenges that I set to discover the candidates thinking skills. 

If you have already begun your testing career, you’ll have inevitably been through an interview or two for a new role in your career. And you’ll also have probably been on the other side of that fence, being the interviewer too. So the items discussed in this talk will hopefully help you in either of these situations in the future, be it on learning how to interview to find great testers, or be it in learning about the skills you need to get that next great job. 

Key takeaways: 
- An insight to key testing skills
- A host of interview questions for finding good testers
- A model for interviewing, to help stem conversation ideas
- Some real life stories of interviews I've conducted and the outcomes.

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Startup Weekend Seattle - Music
Apr
1
to Apr 3

Startup Weekend Seattle - Music

Leveraging music and music technology to curate a more creative world.

Startup Weekend is a 54-hour education event for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs who want to build a business experientially. Startup Weekend Seattle Music is led by an all-volunteer crew built to help you take the first steps toward launching a startup that positively impacts artists and fans. We're on a mission to curate a more creative world via music and music tech and we're hoping you are, too.

https://www.f6s.com/swseamusic

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