Mentora Group to Attend WOPR8 at Mitre Corporation in Bedford, MA

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"Critical Incidents in Performance Testing" Theme for 8th Workshop on Performance and Reliability

Mentora Group, Inc., ( a leading application hosting and testing firm, announced today that Dan Downing will participate in the eighth Workshop On Performance and Reliability, a semi-annual event that brings together an invited group of expert software quality practitioners from around the world to expand the body of knowledge on performance testing.

Presenting "experience reports" on events that have fundamentally changed the way practitioners conduct performance testing, participants will promote discussion on all aspects of performance testing, including process, technologies, teams, tools, status reporting and stakeholder engagement in a format that mirrors the successful Los Altos Workshop on Software Testing (LAWST) model. For more details, visit

Dan Downing, Vice President of Testing for Mentora, said, "It will be exciting to spend three days with recognized performance testing experts. While I will share my own critical incidents from projects I've conducted over the last 10 years, my main goal is to learn from the thought leaders that gather at this event."

WOPR8 is sponsored by MITRE, a U.S. government-funded systems and technology research company in Bedford, Massachusetts. The workshop will be held in Building M, April 12 - 14. For the first time, an evening session (April 12, 6 - 9pm, Building C) will feature a public meeting, reaching out to members of software quality organizations that meet at MITRE and to the general public. The theme of the evening session is "Paradigm Shifts in Performance Testing: Evolution or Revolution?"

ABOUT Mentora Group, INC.
Mentora tests, hosts and manages business applications. We provide software quality and production management solutions across the application change lifecycle. We specialize in performance testing of Web applications for eCommerce, eLearning, Donor Management and packaged ERP suites from Oracle and SAP. We host and manage business-critical applications in eCommerce, Healthcare, Insurance and Publishing at Qwest and AT&T data centers. We have offices in Atlanta, Boston and Washington DC, and deliver services nationwide.

The Workshop on Performance and Reliability is an ongoing series of invitation-only workshops for experienced performance testers and related professionals. WOPR builds skills in system performance and reliability and enables people who are interested in these topics to network with their peers. The emphasis is on mutual learning, sharing hands-on experiences and solving practical problems. WOPR is organized by a small team of highly experienced practitioners in the field of performance and reliability testing.


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