Friday, May 6, 2011

TWiST #44 with Stephen Copp

After my time in the game industry, I always wondered how other game companies handled their testing needs. Much of the requirements for testing the games at Konami were live action and person intensive processes. Much off our testing was done with consoles attached to VCR's that captured all of our play times and we had a library of what was recorded to review later. NOw that nearly a decade has come and gone since those days, I'm curious to see what the process is like today.

Thus it was definitely cool to work on this week's interview with Stephen Copp. Stephen is a QA Architect with Electronic Arts, and he shared some details about what he does and how he approaches testing within a multi-located organization (not to mention multi-national). Stephen also has the benefit that he's able to work remotely from Colorado (And for those wondering how he landed a gig like this, he talks a bit about that, too :) ). But really, enough of me talking about it go to SoftwareTestPro and listen to Episode #44 for yourself.

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