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January 2017 QASIG Video – Panel on the Future of QA

The Future of QA – Panel Discussion   Meet our panel – QA representatives from local companies who will help us answer some of these questions. We are happy to welcome to the following colleagues: Brian Gaudreau, Software Quality Professional Matt Pina, IT Security Consultant, UW Medicine IT Joy Shafer, Software Developer in Test, The Climate […]

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Education Software and Courseware Testing Solutions

At Quardev, we love learning. We also thrive on sharing ideas that enable our team to grow professionally, and ensure that we are employing the best solutions for our clients. In the education field, Quardev’s experience includes work that spans early learning and edutainment, K-12, and collegiate scholastic studies, as well as professional vocational and […]

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January QASIG

The Future of QA Panel Discussion, January 11, 2017, 6:30 PM In January, and all year, we’ll be focusing on the future of QA – where the industry is heading, how can we best add value, what skills should be developing and refining, and what software, tools and/or code should we learn? We are excited […]

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November QASIG: Service Virtualization in Action: How Alaska Airlines tests for snow storms in July

#ServiceVirtualization | November 8 | QASIG-Seattle “Service Virtualization in Action: How Alaska Airlines tests for snow storms in July” is a QASIG-Seattle talk being presented by Ryan Papineau, Automated Testing Engineer at Alaska Airlines during the upcoming #QASIG #SeattleTech #Meetup at #Quardev | reserve your seat Why did Alaska Airlines receive J.D. Powers’ “Highest in Customer Satisfaction” recognition […]

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Killswitch screens Friday at the Social Justice Film Festival

This Friday, Oct. 21, the Social Justice Film Festival will screen the award-winning documentary Killswitch: The battle to control the internet. The film is an award-winning documentary about efforts to privatize the Web and conquer access to information, featuring the stories of Edward Snowden and Aaron Swartz. Watch the trailer here. Director Ali Akbarzadeh will […]

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PNSQC is next week – we hope to see you there!

The Pacific Northwest Quality Conference is next week, October 17-19, in Portland, Oregon and we are very excited to be attending and participating again!  We love this conference as it attracts a diverse audience from near and far and is such a great community with a size that enables us to meet new colleagues while […]

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Which Technical Skills Should I Acquire?

by Torrie Arnold Among the most common and worst questions that recruiters are consistently asked, “What technical skill(s) should I acquire to increase my marketability?” It’s a question commonly asked and a clear answer from a recruiter unwittingly places the candidate at risk. Changing labor market demands, a misunderstanding of one of the most common […]

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The Best Kept Secret of Top Performers

A common parallel among successful people is that they score highly in Emotional Intelligence. Even people who may not have the highest IQ can surpass their colleagues because of the ability to tap into their EQ to appropriately connect with those around them. Emotional Intelligence (EQ) has been thought of as an aptitude, something you […]

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