The Association for Software Testing recently announced a 2012 Grant Program designed to advance the cause of testing at local user groups and events.
Want to invite a speaker on testing to your local user group - and get some help with providing travel expenses? There's a program for that. What to run a peer workshop but need help with expenses? There's a program for that too.
Maybe you'd just like to ask AST to provide some promotional support and reimburse the cost of drinks and appetizers? You guessed it. AST can do that too.
The program is effective for 2012, but you can apply right now if you have something in mind.
Merry Christmas, everybody -- let's make it a great year.
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
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
The folks at Informit.com recently published my interview with Ken Auer, master instructor at RoleModel Software Craft Academy. We think you'll like it.
Speaking of publishing, I'm in December Issue of the Testing Circus Magazine, on Page 21, Writing about developing greater tester skills.
And there's lots more AST stuff in the hopper.
Keep it here.
It's going to get even better.
Posted by Matthew at 8:34 PM
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Three weeks ago, I helped break the news that Conference for the Association for Software Testing (CAST 2012) would be in San Jose, California, July 16-18, and the CAST 2012 Call for Participation was available on the web.
It gets better.
The weekend before CAST, we're running Test Coach Camp, July 14-15, with an optional dinner on the 13th.
Yes, Test Coach Camp. It's finally a real thing.
We're planning on hosting twenty-five to thirty people, enthusiastic about testing, professional growth, motivation, and coaching. Our call for participants is up right now.
No, you don't have to camp. The event will be at the Wyndham Hotel, San Jose, co-located with CAST. We expect most people will get a hotel room, but we can make arrangements for people who want to stay cheap.
You do not need to attend CAST in order to attend Test Coach Camp -- but we sure hope you'll think about it.
More to come.
Oh boy, is there more to come.
Posted by Matthew at 4:42 PM