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ANZTB Special Interest Group in Software Testing (SIGiST)

30 March 2017, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

As part of its mission to enhance career opportunities for testing professionals, the Australia and New Zealand Testing Board (ANZTB) provides free Special Interest Groups in Software Testing (SIGiSTs). These feature thought provoking presentations and seminars on current issues by experienced practitioners.

Networking opportunities, canapes and refreshments are provided for your enjoyment.

You are invited to join us for our evening SIGiST in Melbourne.


Karstens, 123 Queen Street, Melbourne


Thursday, 30 March 2017, 5:30pm - 7:30pm


5:30pm  Welcome

5:40pm  Post Testing by Will Erskine

6:15pm  Networking & Refreshments

6:45pm  Waterfall to BDD by Michael Pollino

7:20pm  Close

Register Online

The event is free of charge and open to all software testing professionals and anybody with an interest in the profession, but registrations are essential. To reserve your place, please register online here

Post Testing
by Will Erskine

Imagine a world where testing is no longer necessary. Not because products are perfect, but because the level of addiction is so great that defects go unchallenged, unquestioned or unnoticed by the users. Imagine a world where Artificial Intelligence can create Automated Tests without human involvement. 2016 was the year of “Post Truth Politics”, will 2017 be the year of “Post Test Software”? The answer is almost certainly not, but that year may come, and it may not be as far away as we’d like to think.


Will Erskine is a Freelance Technologist, Performance Consultant and Fledgling Futurologist, having spent the past 15 years in the wonderful worlds of corporations and consultancies across Europe, Asia and Australia. He is currently enjoying a more personal journey understanding how to apply the lessons of a career in IT to the world of the future.

Waterfall to BDD
by Michael Pollino

Is your software testing behind the curve? Even if your software development process is Agile, is your testing methodology truly Agile? Time to break the shackles and bring your software testing into the new age. Transition the way you test to Behaviour Driven Development using Automation; here's a practical guide on how.


Having worked in software testing for over a decade Michael understands the pitfalls of not optimising software testing to suit your business. Michael is passionate about using a flexible and consultative approach to implementing best practice automation that you too can use to shorten release cycles, increase quality and save money!

Presenters for Future Events

If you would like to present at a future SIGiST at any Australian or New Zealand venue, please email your local facilitator or ANZTB's SIGiST Co-ordinator

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