Last month I made it out to Indianapolis for a meeting of the Indianapolis QA Association and a short course on software requirements. Sadly, I tried to make the event a working vacation, which meant I had not quite enough time to spend with technologists, yet also not enough time to really spend with my family.
A couple highlights -
1) The slides from my talk on process improvement are available online. If you open the document in powerpoint, you will see detailed (if not proof-read) lecture notes in the notes window.
2) I got the chance to meet some interesting people from Liberty Mutual, including David Christiansen. Apparently, David liked my talk enough to quote me; that's always a good sign. David also runs the blog site The Tech Darkside, which has some good material on it.
All told, it was a good trip. The requirements class was a bit too big for one facilitator (33 people), and this slowed down the general pace. In the future, I will either hold the line on attendance or bring in a second facilitator.
Schedule and Events
March 26-29, 2012, Software Test Professionals Conference, New Orleans
July, 14-15, 2012 - Test Coach Camp, San Jose, California
July, 16-18, 2012 - Conference for the Association for Software Testing (CAST 2012), San Jose, California
August 2012+ - At Liberty; available. Contact me by email: Matt.Heusser@gmail.com