Sharing Lessons Learned, Making New Friends at QA&TEST 2009 Conference in Bilbao, Spain

I just got back from the 8th International Conference on Software QA and Testing for Embedded Systems, Oct 21 – 23. This was my first time at this conference and I’d give it a high grade for the overall quality of the content and speakers, and in particular, for the people who organize this conference. They are first class. Thanks to my new friends at SQS S.A., Spain — Sander Hanenberg, Jesús M. de la Maza and Begoña Laibara — for treating me well during the conference.

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Hung Nguyen
Hung Nguyen co-founded LogiGear in 1994, and is responsible for the company’s strategic direction and executive business management. His passion and relentless focus on execution and results has been the driver for the company’s innovative approach to software testing, test automation, testing tool solutions and testing education programs.

Hung is co-author of the top-selling book in the software testing field, “Testing Computer Software,” (Wiley, 2nd ed. 1993) and other publications including, “Testing Applications on the Web,” (Wiley, 1st ed. 2001, 2nd ed. 2003), and “Global Software Test Automation,” (HappyAbout Publishing, 2006). His experience prior to LogiGear includes leadership roles in software development, quality, product and business management at Spinnaker, PowerUp, Electronic Arts and Palm Computing.

Hung holds a Bachelor of Science in Quality Assurance from Cogswell Polytechnical College, and completed a Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Program.

Impressions from Star West 2009 in Anaheim

I had the privilege to visit and present at the 2009 Star West conference in the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim.

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Hans Buwalda
Hans leads LogiGear’s research and development of test automation solutions, and the delivery of advanced test automation consulting and engineering services.

He is a pioneer of the keyword approach for software testing organizations, and he assists clients in strategic implementation of the Action Based Testing™ method throughout their testing organizations. Hans is also the original architect of LogiGear’s TestArchitect™, the modular keyword-driven toolset for software test design, automation and management. Hans is an internationally recognized expert on test automation, test development and testing technology management. He is coauthor of Integrated Test Design and Automation (Addison Wesley, 2001), and speaks frequently at international testing conferences.

Test Everything all the Time…

Back from more training, I was up at a client in Bellevue and really enjoyed teaching a performance class to a world class testing organization.  I found that the students were very receptive to many of the concepts and ideas that the class offers.

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William Coleman
As an experienced software professional, Jonathan Rasmusson has consulted internationally, helping some of the world’s largest companies discover better ways to build software. As developer, tester, analyst, and project manager with over 15 years of agile enterprise delivery experience, Jonathan is uniquely qualified to help those looking for better ways to serve their customers.

Continuous Iteration in Automation

I’ve been teaching a lot lately, was in India for one week, and I’m off to Seattle in two weeks to teach on performance topics.  I thoroughly enjoy teaching, it allows me to stay sharp with current trends, and provides a nice break from the “implementation focus” that I generally have day to day.

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William Coleman
As an experienced software professional, Jonathan Rasmusson has consulted internationally, helping some of the world’s largest companies discover better ways to build software. As developer, tester, analyst, and project manager with over 15 years of agile enterprise delivery experience, Jonathan is uniquely qualified to help those looking for better ways to serve their customers.