• Wednesday, May 22, 2024 – Futureproofing Testing in the Age of AI

    KWSQA is offering this KWality Talk as in-person only, details under Location below (with map)!

    Register: Online at our KWality Talk Page,

    Speaker: Michael Bolton


    Do Large Language Models represent the end of testing as we know it? Are testers doomed to extinction? Or is ChatGPT this year’s Watson, non-fungible tokens, or Metaverse?

    Fear not, Dear Testers: testing is not going away. As long as there is new technology, there will be product risk that leads to business risk. Responsible organizations will want to know about problems that matter before it’s too late.

    Discovering those problems requires far more than providing input to a product and demonstrating that it produces some desirable output. Avoiding unpleasant surprises requires skilled, technically and socially competent investigators, performing experiments to reveal truths about software products and their problems.

    Join us as Michael Bolton looks at the current state of Large Language Models, and how they relate to testing – and how serious testers need not fear the future.

    Meet our Speaker: 

    Michael Bolton is a consulting software tester and testing teacher who helps people to solve testing problems that they didn’t realize they could solve. In 2006, he became co-author (with James Bach) of Rapid Software Testing (RST), a methodology and mindset for testing software expertly and credibly in uncertain conditions and under extreme time pressure. Since then, he has flown over a million miles to teach RST in 35 countries on six continents.

    Michael has over 30 years of experience testing, developing, managing, and writing about software. For over 20 years, he has led DevelopSense, a Toronto-based testing and development consultancy. Prior to that, he was with Quarterdeck Corporation for eight years, during which he managed the company’s flagship products and directed project and testing teams both in-house and around the world.

    Contact Michael at michael@developsense.com, on Twitter @michaelbolton, or through his Web site, http://www.developsense.com.

    KWality Talk Details


    Event starts at approximately 11:55 am. Announcements and discussion start at approximately 12:00 pm. Meeting ends at approximately 1:00 pm.


    Please follow the instructions on the KWality Talk Page to register for this event.


    This months in-person event will be held at the D2L event space located at 137 Glasgow St, Kitchener, ON N2G 4X8. This event space, including entrance, is located on the side of the building opposite to Glasgow street. Please refer to the map below for directions and information on where to park.

    Map displaying location of KWality Talk

    Code of Conduct

    People attending our meetings are expected to adhere to the KWSQA code of conduct.