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Quardev's Jon Bach Awarded Best Track Talk at STAREAST 2008

Seattle, May 20, 2008 - Quardev's Jon Bach, Manager for Corporate Intellect, was recently awarded Best Track Talk at STAREAST 2008 in Orlando for his talk "Telling Your Exploratory Story." As a result, he has been invited to present it as a keynote for the 2008 STARWEST conference in Anaheim, CA , September 29 - October 3, 2008.

This invitation extends a 5-year relationship between Jon and SQE, the producers of STAR. Jon is a popular and engaging speaker who brings great ideas to the testing community and works hard to keep the software testing profession moving forward. "I'm honored to be awarded this opportunity," he said, "I consider myself one of the few evangelists about the power of exploratory testing. Not enough of us are talking about what it really takes to do it thoughtfully, so I welcome the chance to reach a big audience like the one that the STAR conferences regularly attract."

In his keynote, Jon will discuss ideas about how to respond when your manager asks you, "How did it go today?"

"If you have a pile of test cases on your desk, it may be acceptable for you to say, 'I ran 40% of these tests today,' or 'I'll be finished with this stack in 40 days at the rate I'm going'," he said, "However, if you're using exploratory testing as your approach, it may be challenging to try to give a status report. So how, then, can you retain the freedom and power of exploration, and yet give a report that earns you credibility and respect?"

Jon will suggest ways to describe and explain the critical and creative thinking that drives exploratory testing so that others have a better chance of understanding and appreciating the improved value of testing beyond test cases.

STARWEST is produced by Software Quality Engineering (SQE), who seeks to provide the largest and most advanced testing forum. STAR delivers the latest trends, technologies, and strategies in the industry today. At STAR, you can learn about new products, timely issues, and cutting-edge solutions from experts in the business. Now in its sixteenth year, STAR provides the opportunity to network with colleagues, solution providers, and industry experts. Find answers to your questions about test management, automation,agile testing, performance testing, and many of the other hot topics in the industry. See the conference Website for more information and to register.

See slides from Jon's 2008 STAREAST talk.

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