KWality Talks ™

Member meetings consist of a speaker, panel or discussion.


Our next meeting:

DATE: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

TIME: Doors open at approximately 11:30 am. Announcements and discussion start at approximately 11:50 am. Meeting ends at approximately 1:00 pm.

LOCATION: University of Waterloo, William G. Davis Computer Research Centre, Room DC1302; For maps and directions, see

Please send an email to by Friday, April 21 at 5:00 pm if you plan on attending this meeting.

SPEAKER: Jess Lancaster

TOPIC:  Mobbing, and Pairing, and Bug Bashes, Oh, My! Spreading Tales of Testing Practices

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 presentation Jess will cover tips and experiences from the trenches with a focus on Mob testing, Pair testing, and Bug Bashes. Let’s build the courage to try new techniques together!


Jess Lancaster is the QA practice manager at TechSmith, the makers of Snagit, Camtasia, and other visual communication software applications. He coaches and equips testers with the skills to be quality champions on agile teams. With more than twenty years of information systems and software development experience, Jess has been a consultant, test lead, and test manager with government, financial, insurance, and commercial software organizations. Jess is passionate about getting into the trenches with other testers, exploring software, and trying new testing techniques. Cofounder of the Lansing Area Software Testers meetup, has also helped grow the next generation of software testers by teaching software testing courses at Lansing Community College.


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