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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
Monday, April 29, 2013 - 1:00pm
Half-day Tutorials
Acceptance Test-driven Development: Mastering Agile Testing

On agile teams, testers often 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.