Robert has been a teacher, a hardware technician, an IT director, a trainer, a programmer, and a business owner. He has worked with a variety of computer languages and matches the language and technology to the problem at hand rather than allowing the technology to dictate the solution. Robert’s background in education, technology and business has enabled him to communicate effectively with people in different roles and capitalize on each person’s goals. He received his B.S. from Mississippi State University in Secondary Mathematics Education.

QUEST 2015 Conference and EXPO Sessions:

Roundtable Discussion: Open Source Tools Roundtable

Friday, April 24: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

If you are currently using one of the open source tools such as Selenium, FitNesse, Cucumber, FluentLenium or Watir or you are interested in learning more about these tools, come join the Open Source Tools Roundtable. This will be an open discussion forum, so be sure to bring your questions and your experiences to share. This session will be facilitated by a Testing Tools Exchange panelist and provides you the opportunity to learn more about his/her tool success story.

Panel Discussion: Testing Tools Information Exchange Panel

Friday, April 24: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Despite the number of commercial and open source tools available today for requirements management, test management, test automation and defect management, spreadsheets are still the most frequently used “tool” in documenting requirements, test cases and defects. Testing organizations may want to use tools to improve productivity and collaboration, but often lack the time, budget, skills, standards, and processes to effectively implement or expand their usage of testing tools. Tools can easily become abandoned or replaced by another tool having greater promise.

QUEST is on a mission to foster the exchange of success stories in implementing and using testing tools, regardless of the specific tool. Come join QUEST’s Testing Tools Information Exchange and hear about innovative and value-added approaches to implementing and using testing tools.

Immediately following the panel, join the panelists in roundtable discussions for a more deep dive into the tool of most interest to you.

General Session: What’s Bugging You About Testing?

Friday, April 24: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

So, what’s bugging you? Maybe it’s those everyday problems you experience as a tester or you’re just plain frustrated! “Bring it on, bring it all on” to this intensely interactive session. Don’t forget to also bring those tips and tricks you’ve found to deal with those daily challenges while still delivering high quality applications. Robert will facilitate the discussion and provide his thoughts and insights from his years of experience in the biz. When it’s done you’ll take practical and tangible advice back to your organization and start proactively adjusting your own processes and environment to deliver on the promise of quality.

Join Robert and learn how to overcome your environment’s problems and limitations. Take concrete strategies back to your workplace.