Blog Posts from October, 2006

Madrid and Scott Barber

Saturday, October 21st, 2006

I’ve been invited back to Spain by the people at inQA.labs in Barcelona, for their expo:QA conference in Madrid, November 27-30, 2006. That would be nice enough, but for me there’s a bonus: Scott Barber will be there, and he’s another person on my list of People That Testers Should Know.

I first had a chance to chat with Scott at the Exploratory Testing Research Summit and the Workshop on Teaching Software Testing in at the end of January 2006; Scott facilitated both meetings. This represented a particular dilemma, since the facilitator is supposed to moderate the discussion, not join it; it must have been excruciating for Scott to contain himself, because when the topic is testing, he’s always got something insightful to say or an engaging question to ask.

Scott is one of the leaders in the Context-Driven community, as evinced by his co-founding of the Workshops on Performance and Reliability (WOPR) and his position as the Executive Director of the Association for Software Testing. He’s the person that I go to when I have questions about performance testing–and I’m delighted to have the opportunity to attend his one-day course on performance testing in Madrid.