PNSQC 2015 Registration is open

Posted on behalf of PNSQC Crew:

PNSQC 2015 Registration is Open! We will be brewing up quality in Portland Oregon, plan on joining us.

Registration opens with super early-bird discounts for individuals and groups, students and poster paper presenters receive additional discounts. Register before July 31 to save up to $300; groups of 4 or more receive an extra 15% off.

The first Keynote speakers will explore the geniuses at Netflix and how Casey Rosenthal turned chaos into our entertainment go-to channel with his talk Engineering Chaos – About Trust in Unpredictable Systems.

Followed up by David Hussman from DevJam Studios, who explores how to embrace wrongness, learn from it, and make it a vital part of our successes with How to Build the Wrong Thing Faster and Learn From It.

The invited speakers, workshops and technical program abstracts are all there for you to preview as we brew quality software together.

Poster/Concept papers are still open for submissions – let’s start a conversation about quality and be part of the program receiving half price admission. There is supporting material on the PNSQC blog to help start the conversation.

Join us in Portland as we brew up quality, register now!

July QASIG is this week

Tomorrow, July 8th at 6 pm is the July QASIG Meeting – Join us for our air conditioning, the free beer and pizza, and 5 great, short talks about QA and testing.

 

We have 5 speakers ready to give short Lightning Talks. You will be cool and comfortable while learning something new and hanging out with your colleagues old and new. 

Presenters:

  • Brian Watson
  • Ian King
  • Cristina Marinovici
  • Andy Fox

 

Hope you can join us!

 

Check the QASIG Website to learn more and register for the meeting.  You can register by sending us an email (contact@quardev.com) or via the QASIG Website.

 

The meeting will run 6-7:30 at Quardev headquarters with the presentations beginning at 6:30. Let us know if you can join us! 

 

We’ll also be live streaming via our UStream channel (QASIG).

15 Years of Quardev!

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Thinking back over the 15 years since we started Quardev I’m amazed at the changes we’ve seen both in technology and society. 15 years ago the twin towers were still standing, the country was less polarized, Facebook and other social media channels didn’t yet exist, technology was booming and dominated by the big guys – those who could afford to invest in R&D and long development and production cycles.

That scenario has all shifted drastically – we endured a national devastation when the twin towers and the pentagon were hit, precipitating the technology sector to free-fall into a deep spiral. Morale was low and things looked dire at the time but sticking to core values and believing in our collective spirit has helped us (and the country!) through countless challenges.

In any service industry, you must provide what your clients want and find value in. For us, it began with testing educational software. Our founders and our early team all had a passion and deep roots in education and loved helping our clients bring great options for online delivery of courses. And now there are whole institutions that use this method.

Weathering changes, adapting, rising to challenges, and thinking in terms of innovation have been at our core. Over time we’ve morphed from being the premier provider in testing education software to a well known and respected full-service testing facility that includes software delivered on endless modalities – PC/Mac, Smartphones, Tablets, TV set-tops, Car systems… and more.

In giving our clients the services they want and need we now staff projects in our facility that we run along with providing direct contract professionals who are embedded with our client teams – and more than Test and QA, we also help with project managers, developers, designers, UI/UX people and technical content team members.

It’s been fun and challenging and with every shift and change in the world and industry has always stayed engaging!

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