Sunday, June 19, 2011

Talking About Weekend Testing at PNSQC 2011

As we are just around the corner from July and registration, it seems only appropriate that I start talking about it now, right :)?

The Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference will be held in Portland, Oregon October 10-12, 2011. The theme for this year's conference is "Delivering Quality" and I have submitted a proposal for the technical program around Weekend Testing. I had planned on presenting both a technical paper and a poster paper on the topic, but through my not realizing it, my submission was only processed for the Poster Paper part of the program (and it was accepted :) ). The difference between presenting a technical paper and a poster paper is that a poster paper is less formal. A technical paper is a track session and has a room with attendees for the dedicated topic. A poster paper is presented in a social setting and a number of presenters gather together to discuss their topics and those who want to hear about it. Smaller groups, but the chance to present the material multiple times.

I had gotten used to the idea that I was just going to present for the Poster Paper presentation section when I received word that my paper was being considered for a technical presentation as well (they saw that my intention was to submit for both programs). The good news, I get a shot at a technical paper after all. The challenge? The first draft is due on June 20th, i.e. tomorrow!

In any event, I'm excited for the opportunity to present what I have learned by facilitating Weekend Testing sessions, and how other organizations an use the ideas and spread the Weekend Testing approach to their organizations. I'm hoping you'll consider joining us, too.
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