By Dan Cook
Those of us who have seen the presenters and their topics strongly advise you to go ahead and click the Register Now! You’re in for an exceptional conference experience, as the following sneak preview will, we believe, convince you.
The roster of presenters represents a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds, and the variety of the topics they’ll be addressing is just as broad.
You’ve got former Naval Flight Officer Chris Alexander, now an agile coach and consultant, who’ll be discussing “Risk Management in Software and Hardware Development.” There’s Eric Thompson of Portland’s Puppet Labs, who will explore the difficulties of retaining top QA talent in today’s mobile working world.
PNSQC board member Brian Gaudreau will motor in from Seattle to share his thoughts on the state of the art in his “Quality: 2020” presentation. Given Brian’s background in marketing and telecommunications, this promises to be a unique take on quality’s future. Among the issues he’ll address:
- Client/Customer expectations and expected results will change and impact product roadmaps in new ways – what does this mean to the QA role?
- What does risk look like going forward?
- What is meaningful to measure?
- How can a Quality organization or methodology position itself to add even greater value?
From Spokane, WA, Rebecca Long will share her insights into building stakeholder confidence in your software while minimizing the time spent on manual UAT efforts. Rebecca, a QA professional with a Spokane credit union, also co-runs a Spokane QA user group and, at least according to her official photograph, has dyed her hair the colors of the rainbow.
Microsoft’s Wayne Roseberry brings to the conference a catchy subject line: “Winning with Flaky Test Automation.” Intel’s Kimberly Janik is poised to share “Ensuring quality with a quality team of one” with the rest of us, while those with scheduling concerns will probably want to attend “Defect Prediction Model for Estimating Project Schedule” by Intel’s Anupriya Vatta.
The star-studded list goes on and on, with topics galore for every possible personal and professional interest. The key takeaway for you is this: Don’t wait to register, because by doing so now, you guarantee yourself both a substantial savings and a seat at the conference.