SpeakEasy Mentors for CAST 2016 – Part 1

We’ve heard from our two SpeakEasy speakers for CAST 2016, Pete Bartlett and Julie Lebo. I caught up with one of their mentors to hear about the other side of helping new voices to take the stage this year. Eric Proegler had this to share: Have you mentored a...

CAST Testing Games

Testers are often characterized as a curious group, both inquisitive and a little puzzling. Some do not understand our attraction to this challenging and thoughtful profession. Testers come from many walks of life and have varied stories of stumbling into testing....

Open Season and K-Cards

Attending CAST is a memorable experience. In addition to the usual excitement of keynotes, session talks, and conference events, I look forward to the structured conferring of Open Season. This tongue-in-cheek name indicates the often intense examination of presented...

Speak Easy at CAST 2016 – Part 2

This is Part 2 of a 2-Part post on Speak Easy at CAST. Part 1 is here. As mentioned in the first article in this series, CAST 2016 will have multiple Speak Easy speakers joining us this year. Julie Lebo is fresh on the speaking scene and looking forward to attending...

Speak Easy at CAST 2016 – Part 1

As a conference organizer, I understand the challenge of finding speakers who represent the community. While I have personally reached out to many contacts to recruit them as potential speakers, I found that few of my cold calls and emails resulted in applications to...