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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
Painting like an engineer - skills in testing

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Testing is about conducting experiments, and this requires good skills and a problem solving approach. Alexandra shares her search for essential skills, how she uses them as thinking tools daily, and also what fallacies she may encounter while using them. She is doing a retrospective analysis of her testing skills at work, as heuristics. This means listing the skills she is conscious she uses in testing, organizing them into categories and connecting them to corresponding specific examples from her work. Through these examples, Alexandra shows how she has found that she is combining a lot more skills than expected to perform a task, how she is under-using or over-using her skills in different contexts, how some of her skills have atrophied, and other insights. Join Alexandra to learn about the lessons gathered from her experience while working towards becoming a skilled workman - an artisan.

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Alexandra Casapu

Tester, Altom
Alexandra is a tester at Altom, a start-up in Cluj, Romania, that focuses on providing software testing services. The environment she works in has facilitated her learning on the importance of context in testing, the exploratory approach, and caring a great deal about improving her... Read More →

Tuesday August 12, 2014 3:30pm - 4:35pm
KC 914

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