The 2nd annual POST Workshop wrapped up this past weekend and it was another great success!
Last year Nancy Kelln and I hosted our first ever POST Workshop on the theme “Perspectives on Your Most Powerful Testing Skill”. The workshop was a great success with fantastic feedback from our attendees who came from across Canada. In the months leading up to and including the weekend we learned a great deal about hosting such a workshop. As this year’s event neared we were excited but thankfully much less apprehensive about how the event would unfold.
Nancy and I are very thankful to all of this year’s attendees who shared their time, energy, and valuable perspectives on our theme “Test Estimation: The Facts and Fictions”. Each presentation was insightful and there was excellent discussion throughout the workshop. We kept our amazing facilitator Sherry Heinze very busy tracking the flurry of colored facilitation cards! A special thank you to Malini Mohan Kumar who traveled all the way from India to attend the workshop.
I will be updating the POST Workshop website, www.postworkshop.ca, very shortly with a recap from the workshop including a collection of photos from this year’s event.
The POST 2011 Workshop is fast approaching…in fact there are only 53 days to go. I am really looking forward to this year’s workshop.
Planning for POST 2011 kicked into action as Nancy and I headed down to Phoenix for the AYE Conference back in November. We discussed many possibilities and ended up settling on test estimation. Invitations for the workshop were sent out in December and we are looking forward to abstracts arriving in mid February. Based on some of the buzz we have been hearing I think the presentations are going to be an interesting mix from absolute solutions to thumb guessing. The discussions are bound to be very engaging!
POST 2011 Workshop
“Test Estimation – Perspectives on the Facts and Fictions”
March 12 – 13
Calgary, Alberta Canada
Please check out the POST Workshop website for more details, www.postworkshop.ca. Please contact Nancy or I if you are interested in more details.
POST Workshop Background
The Calgary Perspectives on Software Testing Workshop, POST, is an annual peer conference for software test practitioners, co-founded and co-hosted by Lynn McKee and Nancy Kelln. POST aims to provide an intensive opportunity for experienced individuals who are both passionate and thoughtful about their work in software testing to get together and share their experiences and insights. The workshop also strives to promote contributions to the field, and help to move thinking about testing forward. Each workshop focuses on a single topic in software testing.
The POST 2010 Workshop wrapped up this past weekend and it was a great success!
Nancy and I are very thankful to all the attendees who shared their time, energy, and valuable perspectives on our theme “Your Most Powerful Testing Skill”. Each presentation was insightful and everyone actively participated in the facilitated discussion following each session. Excellent!!! In the many workshop breaks, attendees could be found still discussing a topic, networking, or getting stumped by one of the several “puzzles” on hand.
The POST Workshop website has been updated to include a new web page dedicated to the POST 2010 Workshop. Check out the Past Workshops page to review the abstracts, idea board findings, the feature article, and a collection of photos from the 2010 workshop.
Looking ahead to the next POST Workshop, check out the Next Workshop page. We are looking to capture feedback on the following:
- Frequency of the POST Workshops – Provide your feedback on this blog entry
- Topic Suggestions – Provide your suggestions on this blog entry or by creating a new entry under the Category of “Topic Suggestions”
Thanks again to my friends who I had the opportunity to reconnect with this weekend, and to the many new friends I am so grateful to have met. I am already eagerly looking forward to the next POST Workshop!
Wow, time is flying! There are only 9 more days till the first ever POST Workshop. Almost all the details are in place and Nancy and I are very excited. Just a few more “To Do’s” including sending reminders to all the attendees and putting the finishing touches on the workshop handouts we have developed. I hope the event goes off with very few hitches and for the workshop to be a rewarding and valuable experience for everyone.
I look forward to hosting many future POST Workshops.
Wow, how time flies! I kept crazy busy over the Christmas holidays getting the websites up and running for the POST Workshop, Nancy’s Unimagined Testing website and my site. Since then we have gotten all of the POST invites out and got the POST Blog and LinkedIn Group up and running and are busy putting workshop updates up for everyone to read. If you haven’t checked out the POST website out lately, please do and send me your feedback!
“Perspectives on Your Most Powerful Testing Skill” has been selected as the topic for POST 2010. As testers we all have powerful techniques, tips, or tricks that we leverage along the way to accomplish the end goal. This workshop will allow for sharing perspectives on our most powerful skills.
In choosing a topic for the 1st ever POST, Nancy and I felt it was important for the subject to be something all the invitees could readily relate to and feel comfortable both presenting and discussing at the workshop. We look forward to varied and more challenging topics in future POST workshops.
Check out the Calgary Perspectives on Software Testing Workshop website for more details.
In October 2009, Nancy Kelln and I co-founded the Calgary Perspectives on Software Testing Workshop, POST. After learning of TWST, the Toronto Workshop on Software Testing, we considered bringing the same learning and networking opportunity to the Calgary area. To our delight we received invitations to TWST 2009 and we were very impressed by the conference. On our flight home we began our planning to make POST a reality.
POST is an annual invitational peer conference for software test practitioners. The conference is held over a weekend and is focused on a single topic central to the practice of Software Testing. Check out the Calgary Perspectives on Software Testing Workshop website for more details.