I've been nominated to run for one of the open board of directors positions for the Association for Software Testing.
The election will take place August 9th during the Conference for the Association for Software Testing.
Anyone who is a member one month prior to the election (and has internet) can vote.
That means that if you are not a member, and want to vote, you'll need to join AST by July 6th or so.
Membership in AST is $95 per year; I have been a member continuously since 2007 or so, and was a member of the AST_formation Yahoo Group before AST was a thing.
I'm also not good at politics; my experience with elections has not been great.
I do claim, however, to belong to the software-testing community, to make effort on behalf of the community to advance the craft, by doing it, helping others do it, writing and speaking about it. I claim to have both a vision for the future of the profession, and specific ideas that a professional association might do to move the craft forward.
I have been nominated, I am running. If elected, I will serve.
If you'd like to vote for me, you'll have to be a member of AST. If you don't want to vote for me, can I suggest that you look into AST anyway?
I suspect you'll like what you find.
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