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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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Monday, August 11 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
Speaking the Language LIMITED

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You’ve just put in a Herculean effort into testing, found some killer bugs that have no business shipping, and some risks that you think might delay the project launch. You’re in tester Heaven.

The next day you find all your bugs rejected as ‘not an issue’, and when you hand your test report to the project manager, he grunts, adds it to the pile of paperwork next to him, and waves you out of the room. Is this the point where you whine and moan about how no-one understands testers and the value they provide?

You could. Or you could look at why the information you presented didn’t resonate the way it should. Your testing is only as good as your ability to communicate what you’re doing and why, what you’ve found and why it matters. Can you speak the language of your audience?

This experiential workshop will help you to decipher how your stakeholders see the world, and to frame your communication in a way that MATTERS.

Attendees will participate in a simulated project in which they will be challenged to communicate effectively: with both senior stakeholders and one another. Through this exercise, they will learn critical communication strategies, and experience more than a few surprises…If communicating with your team is something you could do better, Iain and Ben ARE the droids you are looking for.

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Benjamin Kelly

Software Tester, eBay
Ben Kelly is a software tester at eBay. He has been in the industry for well over a decade and has done stints in various industries including Internet statistics, insurance and online language learning. When he’s not agitating lively discussion on other people’s blogs, he writes sporadically at testjutsu.com and is available on twitter.
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Iain McCowatt

Iain McCowatt is a software testing expert whose experience and passion for testing spans multiple industries and more than a decade: he had his first exposure to testing in the late 90s, and by 2002 decided to focus on it full time. During this time he has been a hands on tester, test manager and occasional automator. He specializes in getting stuff done in difficult environments, and in helping organizations solve complex testing problems on... Read More →

Monday August 11, 2014 9:00am - 5:00pm
KC 912

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