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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 • 3:30pm - 4:35pm
Myths of Testing in Financial Services (Part 2 of 2)

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In the past few years, software problems in the financial industry have captured the media and public’s attention.  Everyone is aware that financial software glitches can result in millions of dollars of loss and do it at an unprecedented rate of speed. Ben and Joe take a look at some of the myths (and realities) of testing financial software.  What actually constitutes financial services software?  How thorough is the testing?  What are some of the unique requirements of software testing in finance that aren’t present in software testing in other industries?  And how are financial companies coping with these needs?  Ben and Joe will help distinguish the realities from the myths.

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Joseph Lopez

VIce President of Automation and Performance, Investment Bank
Joe Lopez is a graduate of Polytechnic University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Computer Science Minor. Joe has over 20 years experience in the Financial Services area as a functional tester, performance tester, system tester, automation engineer, and test management. Joe is a very strong advocate of agile methodologies and its principles. Joe is also involved in the AST SIG called Software Testing in Financial... Read More →
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Ben Weber

Software QA Manager, Barclays Investment Bank
Ben Weber is a QA Manager at Barclays Investment Bank in New York. He has over 30 years of experience starting as a tester for AT&T, working on projects ranging from telephony to data networking to radiology systems. He subsequently moved into development and Unix administration as well as testing, while also teaching a variety of college level courses on Unix and programming as an adjunct. After 3 years in full-time academia running an... Read More →

Wednesday August 13, 2014 3:30pm - 4:35pm

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