May QASIG Meeting Video: Testing with no Testers featuring Alan Page


You’ve heard the rumors, and you’ve seen it happen. A software development team decides they don’t need testers, and you have questions. Do they not care about quality? Are they irresponsible? Are they crazy? Will I still have a job?

Alan Page is a career tester who has not only gone through the transition, he’s taking it head on and embracing it. Alan will share experiences, stories, strategies, and tactics for how he’s taken everything he’s learned in over twenty years of software testing, and used those skills to have an impact on software engineering teams at Microsoft. If you’re going through this transition, think you may be going through it soon, or your just curious to hear what Alan has to say, this will be a great talk for you.

About our speaker: Alan Page has been building and testing software for nearly 25 years. He was the lead author on the book How We Test Software at Microsoft, contributed chapters for Beautiful Testing and Experiences of Test Automation: Case Studies of Software Test Automation , and recently published a collection of essays on test automation in The A Word. He also writes about a variety of software engineering subjects on his blog at

Alan joined Microsoft as a member of the Windows 95 team, and since then has worked on a variety of Windows releases, early versions of Internet Explorer; Office Lync and Xbox One. Alan also served for two years as Microsoft’s Director of Test Excellence. Currently, he’s working on a brand new collaboration application for Microsoft.

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