AST conducts much of its work through programs and partnerships. Some examples of programs beyond our training and conference are:

  • The Grant Program is designed to advance testing at the local level.
  • WHOSE (Workshop On Self-Education in software testing) is intended to produce a context-driven skills inventory, with references.
  • Our Special Interest Groups and other committees are formed with a desire to pursue significant, long-term advancement in an area of interest to the Association.

Got a project idea?

AST will consider providing support to projects or programs meeting the following criteria:

  • The project must not be directly or indirectly driven by profit
  • The project must be accessible and valuable, or potentially valuable, to all software testers
  • Both the project and the leaders of the project must explicitly comply with and/or agree to the AST Code of Ethics
  • At least one of the project organizers be a member in good standing of AST

Any project or initiative meeting these criteria may apply for support.



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