The following people (in alphabetical order) are the founding members of the International Society for Software Testing. The founding members are the pillars of our society.
An electronic engineer by trade, software testing chose her when she started conformance testing against European standards. She now consults and trains testers specializing in transforming test teams and agile teams into powerhouses of testing skill.
Anne-Marie currently lectures at the University of Technology, Sydney on software testing.
She blogs at MaverickTester.com and offers the occasional tweet at @charrett.
Brian is an experienced test manager, tester, consultant, trainer and speaker with over 13 years experience in the craft and has spent time plying his trade in New Zealand and Australia.. He can be contacted via the following methods:
Blog: http://bjosman.wordpress.com/ and http://hellotestworld.com
Duncan enjoys helping other testers to achieve a more responsive and flexible approach to testing; he is keen on developing communities to share stories and experiences in order to cross pollinate ideas, tools and techniques in software development. Duncan blogs at www.duncannisbet.co.uk & lurks on Twitter @duncnisbet.
When at work, he is running the software testing department for YOPESO; an outsourcing company for clients that want valuable services. Having a background from embedded systems to mobile and web application testing, he can coach testers on multiple domains.
When he is not testing software, he is spending time with his family. He might be cooking or vacuuming, but having a hate against doing dishes causes disputes at times.
Contact Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org, on Twitter @michaelbolton, or through his Web site, http://www.developsense.com.
Paul is an avid member of the context-driven testing community. He is a highly sought after facilitator and has facilitated over 50 peer workshops & conferences on SW testing. Paul now delivers training for testing conference facilitators around the world.
Apart from being a tester that he is Pradeep is also a mentor to several aspiring testers, a speaker, a writer and is also keenly interested in riding a golf buggy mistaking it for an F1 car. If you are in the software testing community or you have a passion to read good stuff you might want to google and find out his columns, articles, blogs, publications but to make it simple he would say, "Check out www.moolya.com/blog or connect to me over Linkedin http://in.linkedin.com/in/testertested or follow me Twitter handle @testertested”. Better, catch him at a conference somewhere in the world and oh, he does know how to greet you if you happen to say "Hi".
Robert is the author of I am a Bug!, the popular software testing children’s book; an adjunct professor of software engineering at McGill University; and the principle consultant (and president/janitor) of AmiBug.Com, Inc. Contact Robert at email@example.com.
He enjoys conferring and speaking at testing conferences and workshops. A regular attendee of SWET (Swedish Workshop on Exploratory Testing). Spare time is filled with reading and research within and outside software testing with a view to improving the perception and understanding of software testing. Blogs at http://testers-headache.blogspot.com and tweets at @yorkyabroad
Working in an exploratory style with an agile mindset and testing with different perspectives helps him adapt his approach to the need at hand.
His experience ranges from functional, automation, basic security, basic accessibility, through to performance testing.
He believes there is a need to effectively communicate progress and provide information on testing performed and keep a constant stream of information flowing through the team.
He has worked in various industries with organisations such as
Skillsmatter, Channel 4, Ernst & Young, LMAX and The Children's Society.
He is a active member of the Testing community, he hosts the London Tester Gathering, organises learning opportunities and speaks at conferences all over the world including: EuroSTAR, Agile Testing Days, Agile Dev Practices, Agile Tour London, TestBash.