Heads up: International SIGiST Seminar in Software Quality and Testing

by oneafrikan on December 10, 2004

Dear CITI Community

The Western Cape and
Gauteng Special Interest Group in Software Testing (SIGiST) Chapters,
collaboration with the Computer Society of South Africa (CSSA), presents
a CITI endorsed seminar:

Seminar in Software Quality and Testing

If you or your company
are seeking to improve software quality, this international seminar is
one you
shouldn’t miss. As opposed to the typical textbook theories, this
seminar offers practical guidance
from people who are actually doing testing, and improving quality techniques.
It will be a good
investment of your time and money.

The Seminar will feature:

Sogeti, Netherlands

Tim Koomen graduated in 1986 in Informatica (Computer Science) at
the University of Amsterdam. Since 1991 he has been a professional
tester and has performed most testing functions. He has participated
in several testing projects for Sogeti Nederland B.V., owner of the
structured testing approach TMap®. Tim is a member of the R&Dteam,
covering issues like testing Component Based Development, testing
E-business and Test Process Improvement® (TPI®). Currently
he is advising organisations on how to improve their testing processes,
using the presented model.
Test & Data Services

After spending 18 years in the SA Navy in the telecommunications field,
Peter started a new career in software testing in 1996. Peter started
as a Tester, moved to Test Analyst, Test Manager, and Test Consultant.
The majority of this time was spent in the financial industry. Peter
has written numerous testing articles for Test Focus magazine, presented
talks, and conducted testing
training. He has attended testing conferences in the USA and Europe.
Peter is currently Technical Director for Test and Data Services.
Test & Data Services

Wayne Mallinson completed a BSc honours in geology in 1979 at Rhodes
University. After practising as a mining geologist, he changed careers
in 1988 when he entered the world of software testing. He studied
and completed a Diploma in Datametrics through the University of South
Africa (UNISA) in 1990. Wayne has sixteen years of practical software
testing experience. He founded Test and Data Services in 1995, and
currently holds the position of managing director of this 130-person
organisation. For the past four years Wayne has been the editor-in-chief
of a South African testing magazine, Test Focus.

Who Should
Attend the SIGiST Seminar 2005?

. Software or Test Managers
. Test Practitioners and Engineers
. Development Managers, Developers, Quality Assurance Managers,
Analysts, Information
Technology Directors, and Chief Training Officers
. And other professionals interested in building and delivering
better software


River Club
Liesbeeck Parkway
Cape Town
Click here for Directions
Thursday 27 January 2005
Time: 08:00 for 09:00 till 17:00
Cost: Early Bird R900
Normal R1 000*

Liz Mncube
Phone: (011) 315-1319
Fax: (011) 315-2276

Register for the conference now to get the Early Bird discount and stand
the change to win one
of the following books:
. “Test Process Improvement: a practical step-by-step guide
to structured testing” by Tim
Koomen and Martin Pol
. “Software Testing: A Guide to the TMap® Approach”
by Martin Pol, Ruud Teunissen and Erik
van Veenendaal

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