The Future of Software Testing: TCL Presents Dr James A. Whittaker, March 2009

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Following on the continued success of TCL's association with Dr James A. Whittaker, we are delighted that he will be joining us again in March 2009. . .

James, now a Software Architect at Microsoft, has spent his career in software testing. He was an early thought leader in Model based testing where his PhD dissertation from the University of Tennessee became a standard reference on the subject. While a professor at Florida Tech, he founded the world's largest academic software testing research center and helped make testing a degree track for undergraduates.

Before he left Florida Tech, his research group had grown to over 60 students and faculty and had secured over $12 million in research awards and contracts. During his tenure at FIT he wrote How to Break Software and the series follow ups How to Break Software Security (with Hugh Thompson) and How to Break Web Software (with Mike Andrews). His research team also developed the highly acclaimed runtime fault injection tool Holodeck and marketed it through their startup Security Innovation, Inc.

Read more about James: http://blogs.msdn.com/james_whittaker/

Transition Consulting Limted (TCL) are delighted that James will be joining us March 2009. Whilst visiting TCL James will be doing two events:

19th March 2009 - In conjunction with the University of Exeter, Transition Consulting Limited present Dr James A. Whittaker talking to faculty, students and guests about 'A Testers View on the future of Software'. Public Forum - All Welcome

20th March 2009 - Transition Consulting Limited presents Dr James A. Whittaker in Bristol, talking about 'The Future of Software Testing II'. Private Function. Invitation Only

Abstract: In 2008 James gave a lecture series on the Future of Testing and in this talk he gives an update on that future and what is being done to     implement it at Microsoft. James will preview next generation testing ideas and tools and talk about the technical hurdles that must be cleared by the entire test community. The talk is more than a vision of the future of our field but a call to arms for testers to actively participate in making that future happen.

Transition Consulting Limited (TCL) is an independent Software Testing Consultancy started at the beginning of 2000, with offices in the UK in London, Bristol & Exeter; in the US in Burlington, Massachusetts; and in India in Bangalore.

If you would like more information about the events TCL are running during 2009 or about TCL please contact me on: +44 (0)845 867 7074.

All event's run by TCL are in support of the NSPCC. To find out how you too can make a difference please go to: http://www.nspcc.org.uk

Read more from Stewart Noakes Chairman TCL Group: http://testingexperience.blogspot.com

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To see a short video about TCL Group Limited: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=0gTJYSnVZLQ

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