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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
How We Discover

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In testing our role is to discover things, to find bugs and look for information about risk. To do that we conduct a series of science experiments. Testing is all about discovery. 

How do we discover things? The psychology of scientific discovery was a topic that fascinated David Khlar, so much so that he conducted a series of scientific experiments using robots to figure out how people discovered in a given problem space. 

In this workshop, we’re going to use robots and repeat these experiments to examine through experimentation and observation how we discover, how it may relate to test design, test execution and test reporting. Of course, we will have to test these ideas, and perhaps create null hypothesis to work out if our ideas are valid. 

A large part of science is publishing your findings and this tutorial will do the same. The second part of the tutorial will be spent collating our findings, debating their validity and putting them together in a white paper that will be published with acknowledgement to all who participated. 

So don your lab coat, your curiosity, your skeptical mindset but most of all your enthusiasm and passion and join me for a day of scientific experimentation. Be warned, this workshop will not be for the feint hearted, but will be a lot of fun and by the end of the day, we will have a paper we can proudly point to! 

Speakers
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Anne-Marie Charrett

Test Consultant, Testing Times
Anne-Marie Charrett is a testing coach and trainer with a passion for helping testers discover their testing strengths and become the testers they aspire to be. Anne-Marie offers free IM Coaching to testers and developers on Skype (id charretts) and is is working on a book with James Bach on coaching testers. An electronic engineer by trade, testing discovered Anne-Marie when she started conformance testing to ETSI standards. She was hooked... Read More →


Monday August 11, 2014 9:00am - 5:00pm
KC 909

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