Friday, June 24, 2011

CAST 2011 Emerging Topics Track and Deadline

No odd philosophical ramblings in this post.  No questioning definitions or other people's dearly held beliefs.  Still, I'm getting pretty excited.

The Conference for the Association of Software Testing (CAST) is coming up REALLY fast - August 8 through 10 in Seattle (to be precise) Part of the fun this year is to hold an "Emerging Topics" track - 20 minute sessions that anyone already attending the conference can submit a proposal to give.

Yeah, anyone who is registered and who wants to give a short talk on something they do not see covered in the balance of the program can do so. 

Here's the catch:  In order to make a schedule and give everyone attending the opportunity to review the abstracts for the Emerging Topics session they might be interested in, we will need to cut off entries and voting for them, on July 1, 2011. 

So, if you are attending CAST and want to submit a proposal, or review and vote on proposals in the Emerging Topics track, please drop an email to me or Matt Heusser.  We'll get you setup with access to see (and create) them.

July 20, 2011 -
The Submission and Voting period is now closed, selections and a schedule have been made. This has been an interesting, thought provoking and fun project to work on. I am looking forward to meeting everyone in person after communicating by email and telephone.

Thanks to all who participated - Pete


  1. Instant Update! It also looks like there will be a more conventional "Lightning Talk" session as well! More information to come on that soon!

  2. UPDATE! Thanks to a sudden "flurry of activity" in submissions and queries, we decided to extend the deadline by one week, to July 8. After that, we'll be closing the process and building the schedule.

    Thanks, everyone!