STARWEST 2017 Bonus Session : The Workshop on Regulated Software Testing (WREST)

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Friday, October 6, 2017 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

The Workshop on Regulated Software Testing (WREST)

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Join us at The Workshop on Regulated Software Testing (WREST)—a free, full-day bonus session held on Friday after the conference concludes. A unique peer workshop, WREST is dedicated to improving the practice of testing regulated systems. We define regulated software as any system that is subject to an internal or external review.

WREST relies on its attendees to make the workshop a success. There are no formal presentations, only experience reports with plenty of time designated for facilitated discussion. We hope to learn from each other by hearing the success and (especially!) failure stories of real practitioners who test regulated software. Have a problem you want input on solving? You can bring that to the workshop as well—just be prepared to participate! WREST is hosted by Griffin Jones, Sreekala Kalidindi, and Bill Moseley.

NOTE: Limited seats are available. Reserve your seat when you register online for the conference or by contacting the Client Support Group at 888.268.8770 or [email protected].

Griffin Jones
Congruent Compliance

Griffin Jones is an Agile consultant and coach, specializing in applying human-centered systems thinking to regulated industries. He has a technical background of over twenty-five years of testing as an individual contributor, Manager, Director, and Consultant - for medical device and pharmaceutical companies, clinical research organizations, banks, and insurance companies. Griffin has been responsible for all matters relating to the establishment and maintenance of a Quality Systems, the execution of verification and validation (testing), and the presentation and representation of results to internal and external regulatory auditors. He is currently a host of the Workshop on Regulated Software Testing (WREST). Reach Griffin at [email protected].

E-gineering, LLC

Sreekala Kalidindi is a senior software test engineer and certified Scrum Master, currently working with E-gineering, LLC, a custom software solutions company based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Sreekala has been manually testing software products for over twelve years and has been doing so within regulated industries for the past four years. She is one of the leaders for the Indianapolis Workshop on Software Testing (IWST), an organization which emphasizes mutual learning, sharing hands-on experiences and solving practical problems to help connect the testing community in central Indiana. Sreekala can be reached at [email protected].

Bayside Consultants

With operations experience in a variety of regulatory settings from public utilities to video games, Bill has been involved in projects that require compliance with payment processing, privacy, rate structures and consumer protection. After joining a global QA organization, Bill broadened his legal and regulatory compliance background with testing for regional requirements from around the world. His involvement in the WREST workshops over the last several years has added a different perspective to the discussions and he has enjoyed sharing how different industries approach regulatory compliance. Bill can be reached at bill[email protected].