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The Association for Software Testing is pleased to announce its tenth annual conference, CAST 2015 “Moving Testing Forward,”to be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, August 3-5.Since our first CAST we  have seen dramatic changes in the nature of communications and the nature of delivery, from PC to client/server to the web and web services. Deployment is different; monitoring is different, builds and test tooling are different. We have a variety of new models and methods for our testing. CAST is where we talk about how they actually work out in practice, based on experience. At our tenth CAST, in 2015 speakers will be presenting stories, workshops and tutorials regarding their experiences surrounding how to advance software testing.

Join us this summer for our tenth annual conference in downtown Grand Rapids at the beautiful Grand Plaza Hotel August 3-5, as we explore “Moving Testing Forward.”

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Wednesday, August 5 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Beyond the UI: Becoming a More Technical Tester

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Exploring the User Interface (UI) gives us a solid view of how software is functioning from the perspective of our users.  But if this is our only view, how do we really know what’s going on under the hood?  Each of us has the ability to become a stronger, more well-rounded tester, and the journey begins with admitting that there’s something more to learn.  Some testers are apprehensive about becoming more technical because they do not know how to learn the skills, or because they lack confidence in their own ability to do so. 

During this talk we will explore how to encourage ourselves and others to ask better questions, how to seek help from others, and how to learn about common tools used in testing.  This session will give the encouragement to help testers as they take their next steps toward moving beyond the UI.

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Erica Walker

Senior Software Quality Engineer, Salesforce
Erica Walker is a Senior Software Quality Engineer at Salesforce, and has been working in tech for seven years.   She managed a project team for a learning management system, then managed a testing and support team, and is now testing full time.  Erica is also the co-leader... Read More →

Wednesday August 5, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm EDT
Governors Room

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