Board Election 2017 Results

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The voting in 2017/2018 KWSQA Board closed on Friday. This year KWSQA members were asked to vote for 4 Members at Large. The results are below. Election Results for 2017 Board Election Started at: May 8, 2017 at 8:00 am Finished at: May 26, 2017 at 8:00 pm Time zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada) 37 of 165 ballots cast. Candidate: Members at Large ************************** Jared Small: 34 votes (26.6%) Ed de Graaf: 24 votes (18.8%) Kyle Lewis: 32 votes (25.0%) Gr...
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Board Elections 2017 – One more week to vote!

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This year we had 6 positions on the ballot: President, Secretary, and 4 Members at Large. We received one nomination for President and one nomination for Secretary. As a result, Tina Fletcher has been acclaimed as President and Sabina Simons has been acclaimed as Secretary. Congratulations to both of them! We had 5 candidates nominated for the 4 Member at Large positions. The candidates are: Ed de Graaf Jared Small Kyle Lewis Graeme Harvey Scott Acker An email was sent out earlier th...
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Board Elections 2017

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It is that time of year again that we select our Board of Directors for the upcoming year. This year there are 6 positions being voted on: President* Secretary Member-at-Large (4) Nominations are now open, if you would like to nominate someone (or yourself) please send an email to info@KWSQA.org. Please include the following details: Name and email address of the nominee Position being nominated for * Eligibility requirement for president: Nominee must have he...
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Targeting Quality 2017 Dates and Registration

The KWSQA is pleased to announce Targeting Quality 2017 on September 25th and 26th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre in Downtown Kitchener. Registration is now open! Get a group together and take advantage Group pricing (10% discount - minimum 5 for the day you are signing up) or purchase personal admission for Day 1 & Day 2 together for a 10% discount! Check out our Schedule, Workshops (Day 1), Sessions (Day 2) and Sponsors today.
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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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Call for Nominations – KWSQA Board

Attention KWSQA Members! This is a call for nominations for our yearly KWSQA Board elections. We will be announcing the nominations at our April meeting. We will be holding the election for the KWSQA executive during our May member meeting and will present the results and introduce the new board at our June social event. The following are the KWSQA positions available for nomination: PRESIDENT (1 to be elected) Note: President must have served on the board within the last 5 years. SECRE...
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Change is Constant and Testing is Required

We started on the journey to update and have better control of our website about eight months ago. Some of the changes have been extremely beneficial. We can easily make updates to the site. We have better control of our back-end. And we don't have to rely on someone else to do technical updates for us. However, what we have learned is that we are not web designers. Creating a dynamic, current and most of all helpful website is not easy. Even with the best tools on the market. Change is co...
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