CAST2010 was awesome

I spent the last week in Grand Rapids, Michigan, attending CAST2010 (Conference of the Association for Software Testing). It is difficult to describe the value of a conference like this. It is a collection of some of the most respected minds in software testing, of my peers and of people full of passion for the craft.

I attended an awesome workshop by Fiona Charles on ‘Speaking Truth to Power’. There were some fantastic presentations by testers from all over the globe. There were a series of lightning talks (I made one on the use of Japanese language as a learning mechanism). If that wasn’t enough, there were some excellent hallway conversations and exchange of ideas and the opportunity to meet some very talented minds. I met old friends, and many people with whom I had exchanged emails, but never met. It was all over far too soon and I am very much looking forward to the next one.

If you only attend one testing conference in 2011, I urge you in the strongest possible terms to make it CAST2011.

Here is what some other attendees had to say about CAST2010

Michael Hunter
Selena Delesie
Mark Vasco
Carsten Feilberg

For those that want a small taste of what CAST is like, the keynote speeches are available online

Tim Lister
Cem Kaner

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