Hands-On Quick Attacks
If you're involved up front and given complete, consistent, correct, unambiguous specifications with plenty of time for test planning ... this isn't the session for you. This is a session designed for an imperfect world. It's about dealing with time pressure, conflicting stakeholders, unclear requirements, and bad documentation with grace and ease. 'Quick Attacks' are tests designed to attack, overwhelm, and quickly evaluate product quality. They provide rapid feedback with little effort and nearly no setup time. This is also a hands-on session, so bring a laptop or find someone to pair with. We'll have ideas, software to test, prizes, and challenges. You'll go home with a dozen ideas to try on Monday, and a few "cheat sheets" to remember them with.
Consulting Software Tester, Excelon Development
Matt is now available for consulting via, Excelon Development. Matt Heusser has developed, tested, and managed software projects throughout his professional career. A contributing editor for ST&QA magazine, Matt was the initial organizer of the Great Lakes Software Excellence Conference, lead organizer of the workshop on Technical Debt, and sits on the Board of Directors for the Association for Software Testing. Matt is the lead editor of “How to reduce the cost of software testing”, recently contributed a chapter to "Beautiful Testing", by O'Reilly, and just finished up a two-year stint as a part-time instructor in Information Systems at Calvin College. He looks forward to doing more writing and looking at this thing he has heard about called "the outdoors." It sounds nice.
When & Where
South Bend Software Craftsmanship group meets every other month to discuss bettering softwae developers. Topics can include Continuous Integration, Test Driven Development, Team communication methods.