The Calgary Software Quality Discussion Group, SQDG, is ramping up for the upcoming 2011/2012 season. This season’s team of directors includes:
- Nancy Kelln, Programme Director
- Al-Noor Pardhan, Outreach & Logistics Director
- Lynn McKee, Communications Director
In June we were busy with the 2010/2011 Season Survey which provided very positive feedback for us as we head into the next season. With the first session of the upcoming season to be held in September, we are busy putting together the schedule and lining up the topics and presenters. A first glimpse of the 2011/2012 schedule is targeted for release in early August.
If you are interested in presenting for the SQDG, we are currently accepting abstracts for the upcoming 2011/2012 season and would like to hear from you. Check out the Be a Speaker page for more details on speaking for the SQDG.
I look forward to seeing many familiar faces in the upcoming September session and meeting new people passionate about software quality. Hope to see you there!
Last year I was fortunate to be nominated and elected to AST’s Board of Directors. This year as a board member, I volunteered to be the AST Nominations & Elections Committee Chair responsible for coordinating the 2011 Board of Directors election. Nancy Kelln and Griffin Jones both volunteered as NEC committee members to help with the planning and organizing.
It has been a great experience working with the NEC process and I am really excited about the upcoming election. This is the second time the AST has had more nominees than spots available and we have five excellent candidates this year. There are three open spots on the board this election and the candidates include:
- Matthew Heusser
- Cem Kaner
- Michael Larsen
- Catherine Powell
- Peter Walen
This year’s candidates have been very active in sharing their interest in participating on the AST Board of Directors including providing online bios w/photos, hosting a live ‘Ask the Candidates‘ event on Twitter, and creating the ‘Great AST Board of Directors Debate‘ podcast series. AST members have a wealth of information available to help guide them in making an informed vote in the upcoming election.
AST members will be voting electronically on August 7th at 12:00 am (GMT) – August 9th at 12:00 am (GMT). The results of the election will be announced during the Annual Members Meeting to be held on August 9th from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (PDT), 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (GMT), during the CAST Conference.
For more information regarding this year’s election, please refer to AST’s 2011 Nominations and Elections webpage.
I hope this year’s election has a very strong voter turnout. All the best to each of the candidates!