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November QASIG :: Scientific Basis for Testing with Immediate Implications

November 12, 2014

6:30 PM (Networking and pizza at 6PM) Location: Quardev Offices, 2707 NE Blakeley Street, Seattle, WA 98105. See the Quardev Website for a map and driving directions: http://www.quardev.com/contact

This presentation addresses the core fundamentals of QA that are often misunderstood and misapplied. What is the purpose of software testing? How should testing professionals operate to achieve this purpose? A scientific approach to testing using the scientific method and empirical falsification will be presented with examples of how this approach will deliver higher quality products. Scott has presented versions of this approach for over 10 years to many companies and forums, and has required his teams to follow this approach in all of their testing. This proven approach is often a profound testing shift for many companies and testers.

About our speaker: Scott Gibson is currently the first Director of Software Quality at Amazon. His team is responsible for delivering Amazon's high quality tablet and phone products. Scott has been an engineering leader for over 20 years at large companies and small start-ups. He has led software and hardware testing, software development, program management, and cutting edge research teams.

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