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Nate Oster

CodeSquads, LLC

An agile player-coach and founder of CodeSquads, Nate Oster helps clients adopt lean and agile methods. Nate builds high-performance teams that adapt to change, embrace a pragmatic philosophy of continuous improvement, measure progress with new features, and deliver high-quality software that delights customers. As a coach, he inspires adopters with hands-on mentoring and simulations that provide a safe learning environment for new ideas. Nate promotes testing as a serious technical discipline. While Nate maintains a speaking schedule at software development conferences, he spends most of his time as a hands-on advisor to software product teams from startups to multinationals. Nate is easily defeated at all card games. Contact him at [email protected].

Speaker Presentations
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 1:00pm
Half-day Tutorials
Acceptance Test-driven Development: Mastering Agile Testing SOLD OUT!

On agile teams, testers can struggle to “keep up” with the pace of development if they continue employing a waterfall-based verification process—finding bugs after development. Nate Oster challenges you to question waterfall assumptions and replace this legacy verification testing with Acceptance Test-driven Development (ATDD). With ATDD, you “test first” by writing executable specifications for a new feature before development begins.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 12:45pm
Test Techniques
Concurrent Testing Games: Developers and Testers Working Together

The best software development teams find ways for programmers and testers to work closely together. These teams recognize that programmers and testers each bring their own unique strengths and perspectives to the project. However, working in agile teams requires us to unlearn many of the patterns that traditional development taught us.