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The Association for Software Testing is pleased to announce its ninth annual conference, CAST 2014 “The Art and Science of Testing”, to be held in New York, NY, August 11-13. To some, software testing is an outgrowth of engineering, mathematics and physics, while to others, testing is an exploration of psychology, philosophy or sociology. At CAST 2014, conference speakers will share their stories and experiences surrounding software testing, whether bound by rules and laws of science and experimentation, or expressed through creativity, imagination, and artistry.

Join us this summer for our ninth annual conference in downtown New York City at the beautiful Kimmel Center located next to Washington Square Park August 11-13, as we explore the art and science of testing.

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Wednesday, August 13 • 10:40am - 11:45am
Coyote Teaching: A new take on the art of mentorship

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Too often, new software testers are dropped into the testing world with little idea as to what to do, how to do it, and where to get help if they need it. Mentors are valuable, but too often, mentors try to shoe-horn these new testers into their way of seeing the world. Often, the result is frustration on both sides. “Coyote Teaching” emphasizes answering questions with questions, using the environment as examples, and allowing those being mentored the chance to create their own unique learning experience. Coyote Teaching lets new testers learn about the product, testing, the world in which their product works, and the contexts in which those efforts matter. We will demonstrate the Coyote Teaching approach. Through examples from our own mentoring relationship, we show ways in which both mentors (and those being mentored) can benefit from this arrangement. “When raised by a coyote, one becomes a coyote”.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Larsen

Michael Larsen

Senior Quality Assurance Engineer, Socialtext
I'm a Senior Software Quality Assurance Engineer with Socialtext in Palo Alto, CA. I have been active in software testing for the past two decades, working with companies ranging from networking hardware, virtual machines, capacitance touch devices, video games, legal, entertainment, and social software applications. I am the Chair of the Education Special Interest Group for the Association for Software Testing, and have focused on education... Read More →
avatar for Harrison C. Lovell

Harrison C. Lovell

Associate Engineer, QA, Virtusa
Harrison C. Lovell is an Associate Engineer at Virtusa’s Albany office. He is a proud alumnus from Per Scholas’ ‘IT-Ready Training’ and STeP (Software Testing education Program) courses. For the past year, he has thrown himself into various environments dealing with testing, networking and business practices with a passion for obtaining information and experience.


Wednesday August 13, 2014 10:40am - 11:45am
KC 909

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