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Eric Megens, wins the Best Speaker Award at QA&TEST

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

The Best Speaker Award of QA&TEST 2008 has won by Eric Megens, for his presentation Lessons learned in testing and configuration management. Eric Megens is a Consultant at ITC Hight Tech Solutions, a Dutch company located in Apeldoorn.

Doron Cherkovsky and Eric Megens

In his presentation Lessons learned in testing and configuration management, Mr. Megens explained that during the start of projects, a lot of attention is paid to requirements and architecture. However less attention is paid to configuration management, since it is considered as a supporting process. His experiences and conclusions related to the configuration management make Eric Megens a fair winner of the Best Speaker Award of QA&TEST.

Bertrand Meyer gives a master class about testing

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Bertrand Meyer opened the second day of QA&TEST, with his keynote “Programs that test themselves”. Mr. Meyer, father of the Eiffel programing language, talked about functional testing and unit testing. Bertrand Meyer explained that being a tester actually means a desire for failing of the programme. That’s why every testing team needs someone like Mefistofeles between them, someone who is looking for flaws constantly.


Mr. Meyer explained what are the seven principles of testing,  among we can highlight the following:

  •  Tests are not substitutes for the specifications
  • Determine success or failures should be done automatically
  • The most important criterion is the number of bugs found as a function of time

After the master class of Bertrand Meyer, the tracks Testing Management y Testing Techniques will start, with Chris Schotanus and Erik Boelen’ s presentations.

QA&TEST starts!

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

The 7th Edition of QA&TEST, the International Conference on Testing and QA Software on Embedded Systems, started this morning at 9 at the Euskalduna Jauregia. Derk-Jan de Grood and Paul C. Jorgesen opened the Conference with two tutorials; four hour sessions that combines theory and practice.


The opening was at 14:00, and was chaired by Jesús de la Maza, President of Innovalia Group, and Cristina Oyón, Director of Technological Innovation of the SPRI, as a special guest. After the opening event, Roger Derksen gave the first dynamic keynote of the Conference, about his experience as a testing responsible of the system baggage of Terminal 5 of Heathrow Airport.
After the tracks of the afternoon, the first presentation of the Tool Lab will take place, handed by José Luis Fernández, about PPOOA architecture. The tool Lab will be followed by the Conference cocktail.

Jussi Mäkinen at QA&TEST

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

jussi-makinen.jpgJussi Mäkinen will give the 31 October keynote at QA&TEST. Mr. Mäkinen has started his studies for Doctor’s degree at the University of Oulu, Department of Information Processing Science in 2008. His main interest area is the effects of globalization process for the Finnish wireless industry. Also converging wireless technologies in the Future Internet context will be under his careful examination on top of his present position as a CTO of Octopus Network.

His presentation is taking place to illuminate the challenges of testing work from the point of view of telecommunications and other wireless industries and also to give the audience better understanding of the opportunities in the rapidly changing testing business.

Visure Solutions at the Tool Lab

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Visure Solutions will be part of the QA&TEST Tool Lab, with a presentation entitled IRQA 4 Demo: Corporate Solutions for Requirement Engineering. The Tool-Lab is an area reserved for the exhibitors in order to show the visitors different tools. The attendees will have the opportunity to test these tools, and the technical staff will give the visitors advice.

Tool Lab

In the presentation, Visuse will explain why it is necessary to have a solution for Requirement Engineering integrated, to enable the implementation of the processes in a corporative way.In addition, there will be a demo of the main functionalities of IRQA 4, as well as the definition of the processes of requirements and its representation in the tool.

Visure Solutions presentation will take place in the A3.1 Room at the Palacio Euskalduna, on 30 October at 13:45

Receive bestseller; "Test Goal" for free!

Monday, October 20th, 2008

testgoal-uk-3d.jpgWe have a special offer for people who decide to visit QA&Test 2008. For every 5th registration this week we have a free book; “Test Goal” written by QA&Test speaker Derk-Jan de Grood. Of course you can meet Derk-Jan during the conference. Books will be given during the conference.

Bertrand Meyer, new QA&TEST speaker

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

meyer_large.jpgQA&TEST is proud to present a new speaker: Bertrand Meyer, who will give one of the three keynotes of the Conference. Mr. Meyer is an academic, author, and consultant in the field of computer languages. He created the Eiffel programming language.
Since October 2001, he has been Professor of Software Engineering at ETH Zurich, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, where he pursues research on building trusted components (reusable software elements) with a guaranteed level of quality.
In 2005, Mr. Meyer was a winner of the AITO Ole-Johan Dahl and Kristen Nygaard prize, which is awarded annually to two people who have made significant technical contributions to the field of Object Orientation
On June 2007, Meyer received the Software System Award of the ACM for “impact on software quality” in recognition of the design of Eiffel.
Come to QA&TEST and enjoy Bertrand Meyer’s keynote!
Click here to see QA&TEST Programme.

QA&TEST presents the chairpersons

Friday, October 10th, 2008

Doron CherkovskyQA&TEST 2008 is proud to present 3 professional chairpersons, all of them are members of the international technical committee, responsible of evaluating the abstracts sent in the call for papers.
Willem van den Biggelaar, Jan Van Moll and Doron Cherkovsky will be in charge to present the speakers, and moderate the different tracks. All of them have extensive knowledge of testingJan van Moll software. As Committee members, they are familiarized to the papers and to the speaker’s bio. The Chairpersons have been involved in QA&TEST as speakers in previous editions and Mr. van den Biggelaar was already chairperson in QA&TEST 2007.
QA&TEST is proud and thanks full to have those Chairpersons on board and are looking forward to their contribution.
You can find more information about the chairpersons here.

Last tickets avaliable!

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

ticket1.jpgYou still have 3 weeks to buy your ticket for QA&TEST, but don’t wait too long because the tickets are limited. Order your ticket today online and be sure you have access to the 7th edition of QA&TEST, the conference on Quality and Testing on Embedded Systems.

Roger Derksen, new QA&TEST speaker

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Roger Derksen, new QA&TEST speakerQA&TEST is proud to present a new speaker: Roger Derksen. Roger Derksen will give one of the three keynotes of the Conferences, in which he will explain his experience as responsible of testing of the Heathrow Terminal 5 Baggage Handling System. Derksen is a senior consultant with Transfer Solutions, an IT consulting firm based in the Netherlands. He has been working with Vanderlande Industries as a test manager for several years. Roger is an ISEB certified test practitioner. Currently he is working as a test and integration manager for a project of the 70MB programme of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
If you want more information about QA&TEST Programme, click here.

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