Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference

I’m excited! I will be attending the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference, to be held at the Portland World Trade Center in Portland, Oregon October 18-20, 2010.

This will be the first time that I have taken part in any type of software development and testing conference. Well, OK, that’s not entirely true. Back in 1996, I had the chance to attend Interop in Las Vegas when I worked with Cisco Systems, and as part of that experience, I was able to attend a course track that was dedicated to performance testing for routers and networks, primarily from the perspective of lab managers and administrators and how to set up networks to test for performance. While informative and interesting, it had little to do with talking about actual testing techniques and testing skills.

For those who are interested, the theme of this year’s conference is “Achieving Quality in a Complex Environment”. Keynote will be provided by Tim Lister of Atlantic System Guild. For more in depth details as to what the conference will cover, check out the 2010 Conference At-A-Glance page.

I look forward to getting to know some of the testers that I have communicated with, especially those who call the Pacific Northwest home, and any others who will be attending.

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