Wednesday, May 31, 2017: The Drive-Thru Is Not Always Faster: Re-Thinking Your Testing Practice

SPEAKER: Mike Lyles ABSTRACT: How many times have you sat in line at the drive-thru window waiting and waiting? You watch as some people park their car, walk inside, buy their food, and then leave…..all while you are still in line. The drive-thru window was created to speed up the process and make things faster. However, many times that process is not as fast as a different way. How many times have we done the same thing with testing? We focus on what we believe is the best and fast...
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017: Mobbing, and Pairing, and Bug Bashes, Oh, My! Spreading Tales of Testing Practices

Speaker:  Jess Lancaster ABSTRACT:  Are there software testing practices that you would like to try in your organization, but you don’t know where to start? Have you had challenges getting others to try new practices? Finding time to learn test techniques, mentor other testers, grow application knowledge, and cross-train your team members is a daunting task. That’s where collaborative testing techniques can help! Testers on our teams try new testing techniques regularly and in this pre...
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February KWality Talk: Jerry Penner – The ‘Automate Everything’ Conversation

Your boss has given you the "Automate Everything" directive. Is he expecting to reduce costs? Implement the latest silver-bullet tool that will save the company? Increase test coverage to avoid future embarrassment? How do you respond? Jerry Penner shows you how to manage expectations by asking the right questions and framing the capabilities of computer-aided testing in business terms. He talks about what should and should not be automated so you can find more of the important bugs faster. He t...
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January 25th, Mike Kaufman Presents The Red Bead Experiment

Come on out to UW DC1302 on January 25th at 11:30am to see Mike Kaufman Present the Red Bead Experiment: The White Bead Corporation is looking for Above Average Employees for expanded production. On the job training provided. Earn bonuses! The White Bead Corporation is a proud producer of shiny, perfect, white beads. We work hard to meet our customer’s exacting demands and won’t settle for anything less than perfection. We need Willing Workers who are Above Average Employees to handle this...
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November 23rd KWality talk with Jason Little

Come on out to see Jason Little: The Structure of Your Organization Limits Your Level of Quality "How to we make testing more agile?" Have you heard people say this? I sure have. It's not a shock to say that most organizations still use a manufacturing metaphor when it comes to software quality. That is, let's make testing more agile in order to inspect quality in during our agile testing phase. Most organizations I've worked with focus on making their existing structures more agile instea...
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May KWSQA Meeting – May 18, Alan Page

TOPIC: Testing with no Testers: How Testing has changed at Microsoft   PRESENTED BY: Alan Page   SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY: Alan Page has been building and testing software for nearly 25 years. He was the lead author on the book How We Test Software at Microsoft, contributed chapters for Beautiful Testing and Experiences of Test Automation: Case Studies of Software Test Automation, and recently published a collection of essays on test automation in The A Word. He also writes about a variety of softwar...
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April KWSQA Meeting – Apr 27, Ken De Souza

TOPIC: the bare minimum you need to know about web application security in 2016 PRESENTED BY: Ken De Souza   SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY: Ken De Souza has been in software development for over 15 years, starting as a developer bent on automatically checking everything he built. He is a security enthusiast, currently specializing in exploratory testing and building automated checks, with a passion for delivering high quality software at a rapid pace. He has recently spoken at QA or the Highway 2015, CAST...
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March KWSQA Meeting: Featuring Selena Delesie

TOPIC: Lessons Learned in Leadership   PRESENTED BY: Selena Delesie   SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY: Selena is an international speaker, coach and trainer who inspires people to get lit up from within, radiate positive energy and empower everyone around them to step into their greatness. As a successful corporate manager, consultant and coach, she brings many years of experience across the technology, financial, Agile, software development and testing sectors. She bridges this experience with ...
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February KWSQA Meeting – Feb 24, Andre Cloutier

TOPIC: 13 Naïve Questions about Test Process Deconstruction and Other Paranormal Activities   PRESENTED BY: André Cloutier, PSM, SAFe (SA)   SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY: When he was 7 years old, André’s teacher heard him bragging about his encyclopedic knowledge in geography. The teacher decided to exploratorily test his competencies by asking him about capitals of the world (Nepal, Argentina and other places with mountains). He obviously knew all the answers because he was a curious kid. Th...
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Join us at our January 27 member meeting for a Lean Coffee* session

TOPIC: KWSQA presents: Lean Coffee PRESENTED BY: The KWSQA MEETING OVERVIEW: Lean Coffee* is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive because the agenda for the meeting was democratically generated. Meeting format: You and your peers will start a Personal Kanban Add ideas on what to discuss Vote and talk *Lean Coffee(tm) is a trademark of Modus Cooperandi.  For more info visit lea...
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