PNSQC is managed by a seven-member board elected by the voting members at the annual meeting in November. Board members serve a three-year term. The terms are staggered so that only 2-3 board members are elected in any given year. The board elects officers at a meeting subsequent to the annual meeting. The board and other active volunteers conduct their business at monthly business meetings that generally occur on the second Wednesday of the month. See the events calendar for specifics. The current board members are:
- Phil Lew, President
- Tariq King, Vice President
- Bill Opsal, Treasurer & Sponsor Chair
- Ying Ki Kwong, Secretary
- Bhushan Gupta, Board Member
- Moss Drake, Board Member & Program Chair
- Heather Wilcox, Board Member
In addition to the board, there are a number of committees that are responsible for defining and running various aspects of PNSQC.
After working in various management and technical positions in software development and product management, Philip Lew leads XBOSoft‘s (xbosoft.com) direction and strategy as CEO. His Ph.D. research in software quality and usability resulted in several IEEE and ACM journal publications and in various trade journals as well. A speaker at numerous trade and academic conferences, he has worked with hundreds of organizations to assess the quality of their software, examine software quality processes, and set forth measurement plans to improve software quality using systematic methods. Find out more about Philip at xbosoft.com.
Tariq King is the Chief Scientist at test.ai, where he leads research and development of their core platform for AI-driven testing. Tariq has over fifteen years‘ experience in software engineering and testing and has formerly held positions as Head of Quality, Director of Quality Engineering, Manager of Software Engineering, and Test Architect. Tariq holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from Florida International University, and a B.S. in Computer Science from Florida Tech. His areas of research are software testing, artificial intelligence, autonomic and cloud computing, model-driven engineering, and computer science education. He has published over 40 research articles in peer-reviewed IEEE and ACM journals, conferences, and workshops, and has been an international keynote speaker at leading software conferences in industry and academia.
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With over 30 years of experience in software quality, agile methodologies and program management, Bill Opsal is currently a Senior Scrum Master at Atlassian, Inc. He has led organizations in their transformation to Agile as well as introduced PMO practices, quality practices and roadmap planning efforts. Bill has also been a supporter and volunteer for PNSQC since 2006 in the capacity of event volunteer, paper reviewer, and moderator. For the past two years he has focused on Sponsor Chair efforts. For fun. Bill enjoys a bit of cycling, music and movies.
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Ying Ki Kwong
Ying Ki Kwong is the Statewide QA Program Manager in the Office of the State CIO in Oregon state government. Prior to this role, he was IT Investment Oversight Coordinator in the same office and was Project Office Manager of the Medicaid Management Information System Project in the Oregon Department of Human Services.
In the private sector, Dr. Kwong was CEO of a Hong Kong-based internet B2B portal for trading commodities futures and metals. He was a program manager in the Video & Networking Division of Tektronix, responsible for worldwide applications & channels marketing for a line of video servers in broadcast television applications. In these roles, he has managed software-based systems/applications, products, and business process improvements.
He received the doctorate from the School of Applied & Engineering Physics at Cornell University and was adjunct faculty in the School of Business Administration at Portland State University.
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Bhushan Gupta has been associated with PNSQC since 1999. After spending 10 years in academia, he spent 20 years in the high tech industry as a software developer, quality engineer, productivity manager, and process improvement lead. At present, he is a Web Application Security researcher and speaks at international trade conferences and leads workshops in best practices for secure web application development. You can find more about Bhushan at bgupta.com.
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Moss Drake has over three decades of experience developing professional software with a focus on healthcare and insurance. He has a passion for discovering innovative ways to deliver software, using agile methodologies, and improving team communication. Moss has been attending and volunteering with PNSQC since the 90s. In his spare time, Moss enjoys playing music, travel, and drawing.
After leaving a potential career in Anthropology in1994, Heather Wilcox has spent over 25 years working and learning in the software industry, choosing to focus primarily on start-up and small companies. As a result, she has had a broad range of job descriptions which include, but are not limited to: Technical Support Engineer, IS Manager, Technical Writer, QA Engineer, Staff Quality Engineer, QA Manager, and Configuration Management Engineer.
More recently, Heather has moved into a more permanent relationship with NWEA - a mid-sized educational company where she’s been for the last 11 years. This has given Heather a wide range of experiences to draw from in her current role as Engineering Manager, QA and Reliability. In her spare time, Heather enjoys fiber arts, equestrian sports, and training donkeys.