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:

Friday, March 21, 2008

WOTD Wins formal support

The Software Division of the American Society for Quality, the Agile Alliance, and the Association for Software Testing are all formally supporting WOTD.

At this point, I expect to have have modest amounts available to defray travel expenses. We're still working on a policy for it, and it will be first-come, first serve basis.

So far, key participants include the the president of ASQ's Software Division, the president of the Association for Software Testing, and a co-author of the Agile Manifesto.

Isn't it about time for you to apply?

Saturday, March 08, 2008

WOTD - Update

Calvin College is hosting WOTD, and they have offered the website a permanent home - here.

This supersedes the original CFP; I'm moving my blog entry to refer to it.

Even if you can't make it, here are some ways you can help WOTD:

1) Blog about it; link to the CFP. (Perhaps for background, some of the old stuff on Creative Chaos? )

2) Don't have a blog? Send out the link to any email discussion lists or user's groups you belong to.

3) Don't belong to any groups? Send it to your friends and colleagues who are interested in doing software development better. Two groups I am especially interested in seeing represented: Customers and Product Owners.

4) Don't have any friends?

Man, that stinks. No really, that stinks.

How can you meet new people? I know this great peer conference in August ...

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

It's a wiki, wiki world -

I have just accepted a full-time employee position with SocialText, the Palo-Alto, California based maker of enterprise wiki software.

I will continue to work out of my West Michigan Office, with occasional business trips. So far, I have seen lots of collaboration. It is a kind of intense collaboration via instant message, webcam, and voice-over-ip phones that puts many physically co-located offices to shame.

The Workshop on Technical Debt is moving forward, and I will be at STPCon in April. Sadly, my public involvement in other projects may decrease a bit going forward, but I will keep in touch.