About WeekendTesting Americas
Weekend Testing Americas (WTA) premiered in November of 2010. This initiative is aimed at testers in the Western Hemisphere and covers Canada in the North to Chile in the South and everyone in between.
WTA was founded by Michael Larsen, Joe Harter and Lynn McKee to be a place and a forum for testers in the Western Hemisphere to more readily participate in Weekend Testing Sessions.
Weekend Testing Americas schedules sessions (unless otherwise stated) the first Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m. Pacific.
To participate in WTA, send email to WTAmericas@gmail.com and add “weekendtestersamericas” to your Skype ID List.
Michael Larsen is a software tester in San Francisco, California, USA, and is a strong proponent for the continuing education and skills development for software testers. To this end he is actively involved as an instructor with the Association for Software Testing, podcast producer and commentator for Software Test Professionals’ “This Week in Software Testing” podcast, and a black belt in the Miagi-do School of Software Testing. Michael also blogs at TESTHEAD and can be reached on twitter at @mkltesthead.
Albert Gareev is a dedicated testing and test automation professional, technical lead and a hands-on consultant. He combines passion for testing as investigation and learning with an automation approach helping to reach observation levels beyond “naked eye and hand” in complex, large-scale systems. Albert has a blog at http://automation-beyond.com/ and occasionally tweets at @AGareev
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Legacy / Founders
Lynn McKee is an independent consultant with a passion for helping organizations, teams and individuals deliver valuable software. Lynn is active in the software testing community as a member of the Board of Directors for the Association for Software Testing and the Software Quality Discussion Group, presenting at conferences, writing articles and is the co-founder of the Perspectives on Software Testing Workshop. You can reach Lynn online at www.qualityperspectives.ca or on Twitter at @lynn_mckee.
Joe Harter is a student of the context-driven school of software testing in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. He is an active member in the Software Testers of Cincinnati group, and hopes to meet other testers who can challenge him and help grow this great field called software testing.
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