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:

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Your name in print - in STQA Magazine!

Each issue in STQA Magazine we have an interview column that features questions from the readers and the greater intarwebs - it's called "Ask the Test Expert."

This next two issues will feature interviews with Perze Ababa, the test manager for (a division of NBC!) and Michael Larsen - show producer of This Week in Software Testing and lead tester for sidereel.

The subjects will (a) test management in a 24/7/365/worldwide/server-farm/crazy environment, and (b) testing and test coaching, influence and leadership, especially in environments where you are the only tester.

Do you have any questions for Perze or Michael? I'd like to hear them.

Forget that, if you could spend a moment or two coming up with a good question, I would personally appreciate it. Some of the best question-askers come back to be interviewed themselves in the magazine or podcast ...

If you'd like to get your question in without fuss, the best format is to include everything we'll need to publish it. That means list the question, name as you would like it to appear, title (optional), company (optional), city, state/province, country. If your company has a publicity policy requiring approval, it's probably best to leave title/company off.

You can email me: (it's okay, I've got a strong spam filter), or just leave a comment here on the blog.

Thank you! Keep on being awesome!


Adam said...

Hi Matt,

I have a question for Michael.

I would like to ask him "What has been the most significant or memorable bug that you have found during your career as a tester?".

many thanks

Adam Tucker

Membership Software said...

Hi... that was great stuff.. I really like reading on this subject  Could you tell me more on that... I love to explore 

Rob van Steenbergen said...

What would be the first thing to do when to motivate non-testers to get a feeling of *real* testing and to start testing?

With non testers in my context this would be: Technical infrastructure consultants who think testing is not really a big thing, because infrastructure is just putting standard modules together and configure it.

Thanks, didn't know how big my explanation should be. Rob. (