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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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Tuesday, August 12 • 3:30pm - 4:35pm
Social sciences and the art of testing - What testing can learn from social sciences

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Testing and informatics are often seen as exact or physical science. People perceive that computers always do exactly the same. This gets reflected in the way we think about testing: a bunch of repeatable steps to see if the requirements are met. Is this really what testing is all about? Huib likes to think of testing more as a social science. Testing is not only about technical exact computer stuff, it is also about human aspects and social interaction. Huib will share insights in why testing is more like a social science. He will give examples of what a tester can learn from social sciences like anthropology, psychology and sociology. Topics include critical thinking, scientific approach, qualitative en quantitative research and biases. Participant will learn that people are irrational and that we have to learn to deal with ambiguity.

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Huib Schoots (NL)

Senior Consultant, Improve Quality Services
Huib Schoots is a tester, consultant and people lover. He works for Improve Quality Services, a provider of consultancy and training in the field of testing. He shares his passion for testing through coaching, training, and giving presentations on a variety of test subjects. With... Read More →

Tuesday August 12, 2014 3:30pm - 4:35pm
KC 905/907

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