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Alan Page


Alan Page is a principal SDET—a fancy name for tester—on the Xbox console team at Microsoft. Edging up on twenty years in software testing, Alan has previously worked on a variety of Microsoft products including Windows, Windows CE, Internet Explorer, and Office Lync. He spent some time as Microsoft’s director of test excellence where he developed and ran technical training programs for testers throughout the company. Alan was the lead author of How We Test Software at Microsoft and contributed chapters on large-scale test automation to Beautiful Testing and Experiences of Test Automation: Case Studies of Software Test Automation. You can follow Alan on his blog or on Twitter @alanpage.

Speaker Presentations
Monday, May 5, 2014 - 1:00pm
Half-day Tutorials
Alan Page: On Testing

You name the testing topic, and Alan Page has an opinion on it, hands-on practical experience with it—or both. Spend the afternoon with Alan as he discusses a variety of topics, trends, and tales of software engineering and software testing. In an interactive format loosely based on discovering new testing ideas—and bringing new life to some of the old ideas—Alan shares experiences and stories from his twenty year career as a software tester. Topics may include philosophical rants about code coverage and test pass rates; thoughts on the developer/tester relationship and quality ownership; and insights on test leadership and the real future of test. Join Alan for a unique opportunity to participate in intriguing discussions about testing that will expand your testing knowledge, give you the insight you need to grow your own career, and help your organization succeed.