“If we are to preserve culture we must continue to create it” — Johan Huizinga, 19th Century Dutch Historian
The PNSQC Program committee is assembling an amazing array of invited speakers, keynotes and technical papers that will await you in Portland this fall. This year’s theme is A Culture of Quality. As Huizinga says, culture must be continually created and innovated upon. Sharing your ideas, activities and quality successes with PNSQC is an excellent way to spark new concepts and spread good practices. We are excited to share with you the early news of the 37th annual conference.
The two-day technical program offers 3 keynotes speakers, 4 invited speakers, panel presentations, poster papers and culture jam sessions. This is followed with one day of workshops to allow for a deep dive into the quality content you are most interested in. Look for more details unfolding over the next few months as the culture of quality is composed.
The Program Committee is putting a lot of energy and enthusiasm into the tracks this year. Having more speakers and shorter breaks was a popular change for last year that will be carried forward this year. The six tracks cover a wide range of topics targeted for testers, managers, developers and other quality software professionals. Thinking in terms of these tracks may help focus topics for proposals:
Maybe a topic raised at work gathered some interest?
Wherever you are on your journey, someone is just beginning. Your experiences — good or bad — could be essential advice for new testers.
Topics include (but are not limited to):
There is a little-known concept known as “General Specialization,” which may be the most urgent topic of the future for development teams. This means being a generalist working on a series of diverse tasks. But, once you get into a particularly difficult area, being able to become much more specialized by focusing on resources and knowledge specific to that environment. To use a sports analogy: can Tom Brady play linebacker or is it best to use him as a quarterback? Perhaps he should play linebacker or offensive lineman in special situations. Would he need special training to be an offensive lineman?
This track contains all things quality and replaces the ‘Testing track’ to include any activity in Devops, Development, and Testing that tie to quality.
Look forward to fun connecting and learning activities, purposeful networking and events like Dine Around Portland. This conference provides a chance to rub shoulders with experts and other passionate quality professionals.
PNSQC invites partners and sponsors to contact us about opportunities for supporting the conference while sharing your brand with attendees. Alternatively, take a look at the sponsor information page.
PNSQC is the longest-running software quality conference in the United States.
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