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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
Black and White: Software Testing for Scientists

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What are the rules for software testing? In a specialist financial domain, where a University education grounded in sciences is the norm, rules are important. How do you teach the curiosity and judgement of testing to those who see the world in black and white? Katrina shares her experiences in taking a team of scientists from a test strategy of “100% automation” to an approach that pulls together elements of specification by example, mind mapping and session based test management. Her brief was to create a cross-skilled team by training developers, business analysts and subject matter experts in testing. Learn how to expose varied understanding by asking your team to visualise their test strategy. See how to teach and embed new testing skills in a project environment alongside the continued delivery of working software. Know how to customise common practices to the skill set of your team so that change is adopted with enthusiasm.

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Katrina Clokie

Testing Coach, Bank of New Zealand
Katrina Clokie serves a team of about 30 testers as a Testing Coach at the Bank of New Zealand in Wellington. She is an active contributor to the international testing community as the editor of Testing Trapeze magazine, a mentor with Speak Easy, a co-founder of her local testing... Read More →

Wednesday August 13, 2014 3:30pm - 4:35pm EDT
KC 914

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