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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 • 2:10pm - 3:15pm
Games and Tools to encourage Creative and Critical Thinking within Testing (Part 1 of 2)

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How often do you find yourself stuck for ideas or thinking why I am running this test, whilst testing? Do you find yourself repeating the same type of test ideas again and again? Do you find it difficult to explain your reasoning to others or to be able challenge what someone is saying? If this is the case then this workshop is for you. This workshop, led by John, uses interactive creativity and critical thinking games, along with easy to remember techniques. Learning these techniques provides you with a set of tools that you can take back and implement straight away in your testing profession as well as learning skills for your everyday life. The focus is on freeing up your mind to allow creative ideas to flow and then re-evaluating those ideas using critical thinking approaches. These are the concepts that this workshop brings for you to take back and use in your daily working environment. If that is not enough to convince you, then how does the idea of some freebies to take away with you help?

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John Stevenson

Technical Leader (Test), Cisco
Having been involved in testing for over 20 years and within the IT industry for more than 24 years I am still surprised with how exciting I find it and how much I continue to learn about things that are new. I have a passion for learning and love to learn about new things. I have an interest in many things such as social science, psychology, photography and gardening. I keep involved within the testing community and write a testing blog... Read More →


Wednesday August 13, 2014 2:10pm - 3:15pm
KC910

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