CAST 2012 is now over!
The theme of this year’s conference is “The Thinking Tester”: an exploration and celebration of on-the-job creativity and critical thinking in software testing.
Thinking testers question not only the product and its technical context, but the circumstances they find themselves in. What is the whole project context? What are the rules, the conventions, the unspoken assumptions? What are the constraints and risks?
Thinking testers challenge themselves and their team-mates to test effectively and efficiently with integrity and skill. Thinking testers neither blindly follow methodologies or standards, nor automatically reject them. They evaluate the merits of different approaches and adopt those best suited to a given problem set, according to their professional judgement. Thinking testers invent new solutions to old and new problems. They challenge apparent project or organizational constraints and devise clever workarounds for those they can’t change. They educate customers and teammates about the benefits of an open-minded approach to testing. Where necessary, thinking testers speak truth to power.
- Program Chair: Fiona Charles
- Conference Chair: Doug Hoffman
- Program (PDF)
- Test Coach Camp
- Elisabeth Hendrickson – The Thinking Tester Evolved
- Christin Wiedemann – SHORT NOTES FROM TEST COACH CAMP 2012
- Markus Gärtner – What I learned at Test Coach Camp 2012
- Liz Marley – CAST 2012: The Meta Stuff
- Sigurdur Birgisson – What I learned at Test Coach Camp 2012
- Justin Rohrman – CAST 2012 recap
- Claire Moss – Favorite moments from TCC and CAST
- Pete Walen – CAST 2012, or CASTing Through the Computer Screen
- Matt Archer – 15 controversial testing tweets from #CAST2012
- Doug Hoffman – CAST 2012 Reflections
- AST YouTube channel
- AST Presentations archive