“HANDS-ON” - That is the theme of this year’s Conference for the Association of Software Testing to be held August 8th and 9th in San Diego, California.
That is it. That is the entire theme. “HANDS-ON”. We don’t want to bore you with a long-winded theme statement that points out many ways the theme can be interpreted or provide multiple examples of topics that apply to the theme. We have intentionally left the theme open to anything hands-on that has to do with improving context-driven testing in any way.
The two-day conference is going to be packed with tutorials and hands-on workshops where participants will be able to practice the skills that they are seeing. Instead of just being shown new ideas or concepts, at CAST 2022 you will be able to immediately apply what you are learning - which will help solidify the lessons and allow you to apply them more effectively once you return to work.
The first day of the conference will be full of learning opportunities. You will have a selection of four different five hour long tutorials. These sessions will introduce concepts and allow hands-on activities to help you practice what was covered. Then, after a break, there will be a five hour long test-a-thon where the tutorial instructors, along with other speakers, will be in the room and available to help you apply your newly learned skills.
The second day of CAST 2022 will have keynote talks, workshops and track sessions that will focus on hands-on testing skills that you will be able to apply in your daily work.
Now that you know the format, we are looking for your participation as a speaker. If you have a particular approach to testing that can be applied by others then we want to hear from you. Please apply to speak whether you have tips and tricks for exploratory testing in general or an innovative approach to a specialty like security testing, performance testing, accessibility, risk-analysis, modeling, coaching or any other aspect of context-driven testing.
We are looking for diversity in topics, diversity in speakers, and diversity in teaching methods. We are always on the lookout for new speakers. Please do not think to yourself: “no one is interested in what I am doing.” If what you are doing is helping you be a better tester, raising the image of testing or making testing more efficient/effective then we are interested in what you are doing.