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Greater Boston Software Testing Interest Group Kicks Off Inaugural Meeting

First Software Testing Group Meeting Focuses on Relevant Topics to Drive Awareness and Excellence in Software Testing – Monday, June 24, 2013 at SmartBear Software, Beverly, MA
Beverly, Mass. — June 24, 2013 — The Greater Boston Software Testing Interest Group will hold its inaugural meeting at SmartBear Software, provider of software quality tools used by more than one million developers and testers worldwide, in Beverly, MA on Monday, June 24, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. EDT. Keith Klain, board member of the Association for Software Testing (AST), is presenting on AST and how to articulate value as a tester. Following will be a broader group discussion around the critical topic of training and education for testers, including what is the best way to educate testers and what are the best skills for testers to possess. Co-founded by Lorinda Brandon, Director, Strategies at SmartBear, and JeanAnn Harrison, mobile testing guru and Software Testing & Services Consultant at Project Realms, the group will hold monthly meetings at various sponsored locations around Greater Boston.
WHAT:           Greater Boston Software Testing Interest Group Inaugural Meeting
WHEN:           Monday, June 24, 2013, 7:00 p.m. EDT
WHERE:         SmartBear Software, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 234N, Beverly, MA 01915

“The goal of the Greater Boston Software Testing Interest Group is to have open discussions that drive awareness and excellence in software testing, as well as provide a means for local testing professionals to network with each other,” said Lorinda Brandon, Director, Strategies at SmartBear. “As we demand more of software testing, one of the most important functions on software development teams, and as the development world becomes more complicated with mobile and regulated industries, discussions around relevant software testing topics are becoming increasingly critical.”
The group is open to anyone who is interested in software testing and would like to learn more about the mind of a tester. Monthly meetings will have a featured topic and guest speakers. A grant from AST is covering expenses for the group.
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July’s meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 22, 2013.

About SmartBear Software

Supporting more than four million software professionals and over 25,000 organizations in 194 countries, SmartBear is the leader in software quality tools for teams. The company’s products help deliver the highest quality and best performing software possible while helping teams ship code at nearly impossible velocities. With products for API testing, UI testing, code review and performance monitoring across mobile, web and desktop applications, SmartBear equips every development, testing and operations team member with the tools to ensure quality at every stage of the software cycle. For more information, visit:, or for the SmartBear community, go to: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+.

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