Speaking
Upcoming Events
2018
April 9 - 12
Newport Beach, California
STPCon 2018
Presenting "Exploring Context Driven & Exploratory Testing" as a workshop.

Past Events
2017
September 21 & 21
Copenhagen, Denmark
CopenhagenContext 2017
Presenting "Implementing Context-Driven Testing Keeps Kicking my Ass – But I think I’m Finally Winning" as a keynote.
March 14 - 17
Phoenix, Arizona
STPCon 2017
Facilitated "Implementing Exploratory Testing Concepts in Your Organization" as a half day workshop.

Presented "What The Hell Kind of Testing Is That?" as a 60 minute session.
2016
November 10 & 11
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
TestBash Philadelphia 2016
Presented "What The Hell Kind of Testing Is That?" as a 45 minute session.
August 8 - 10
Vancouver, British Columbia
CAST 2016
Presented "Lessons Learned in Implementing Exploratory Testing" as a 45 minute session.
2015
March 11
Calgary, Alberta
SQDG March Session
Presented "Lessons Learned in Implementing Exploratory Testing" as a 60 minute session.
2014
August 12 - 13
New York, New York
CAST 2014
Presented "Are Your Test Reports a Death Sentence?" as a 2 hour interactive workshop.
April 5 - 9
Toronto, Ontario
STARCANADA Conference 2014
Presented "Are Your Test Reports a Death Sentence?" as a 60 minute session.
January 11 - 12
Montreal, Quebec
Montreal Insights into Software Testing (MOIIST)
Presented "When Collaboration Goes Bad" as a personal experience report.
2013
October 29
Toronto, Ontario
TesTrek 2013
Presented "Are Your Test Reports a Death Sentence - The Psychological Side of Test Reporting?" as an interactive half day tutorial.
September 17
Calgary, Alberta
SQDG September Session
Presented "Are Your Test Reports a Death Sentence?" as a 60 minute presentation.
April 13
Calgary, Alberta
POST Workshop 2013
Co-hosting the fourth annual POST Workshop. Topic: "Test Reporting and Communication"
March 19
Calgary, Alberta
SQDG March Session
Presenting "The Psychological Side of Software Testing" as a lightning talk.
2012
October 17 - 19
Bilbao, Spain
QA & Test Conference 2012
Presenting "Testing Without Test Cases: Heuristics, Mnemonics, and Mind Maps" as a session.
July 16 - 18
San Jose, California
CAST Conference 2012
Facilitating "Enough Talk Already - Let's Get Testing!" as a half day workshop.
May 15
Calgary, Alberta
SQDG May Session
Participated on the SQDG Debate Panel entitled "To Certify, Or Not!".
March 26 - 29
New Orleans, Louisiana
STPCon 2012
Co-facilitating "Testers: Behind the Scenes of Every Great Project" as a full day workshop.

Presenting "Cutting the Mustard - Lesson's Learned in Striving to Become a Superstar Tester" as a 60 minute session.

March 17 - 18
Calgary, Alberta
POST Workshop 2012
Co-hosting the third annual POST Workshop. Topic: "Perspectives on Software Testing as a Service"
February 29 - March 1
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
TISQA Software Testing Conference - 2012
Co-facilitating "Testers: Behind the Scenes of Every Great Project" as a full day workshop.

Presenting "Cutting the Mustard - Lesson's Learned in Striving to Become a Superstar Tester" and "Heuristics: What's in Your Wallet" as 60 minute sessions.


2011
November 21 - 24
Manchester, England
EuroSTAR Conference 2011
Co-presented "Test Estimation and the Art of Negotiation" as a 1/2 day workshop.
November 7 - 10
Toronto, Ontario
TesTrek Symposium 2011
Presented "Test Estimation and the Art of Negotiation" as a 90 minute workshop.
October 2 - 7
Anaheim, California
STARWEST Conference 2011
Co-presented "Test Estimation and the Art of Negotiation".
August 8 - 10
Seattle, Washington
CAST Conference 2011
Attended the CAST conference as a facilitator and participant.
May 24
EuroSTAR Webinar
Presented "Leading Business Testers" as a 30 minute webinar.
May 9 - 13
Bangalore, India
STEP-AUTO Conference 2011
Presented "The Software Tester's Most Valuable Tool" as a keynote presentation.
April 19
Calgary, Alberta
SQDG April Session
Presented "Leading Business Testers".
March 22 - 24
Nashville, Tennessee
STPCon 2011
Presented "Leading Business Testers" as a track session and hosted rountable discussions on "Test Estimation".
March 12 - 13
Calgary, Alberta
POST Workshop 2011
Co-hosted the second annual POST Workshop. Topic "Test Estimation - Perspectives on the Facts and Fictions".
February 7 - 9
Calgary, Alberta
Rapid Software Testing Course
Co-hosted the Rapid Software Testing course instructed by Michael Bolton with Quality Perspectives.

2010
November 7 - 10
Phoenix, Arizona
AYE Conference 2010
Attended the AYE Conference with hosts Esther Derby, Don Gray, Johanna Rothman, Steve Smith, and Jerry Weinberg (host emeritus).
October 19 - 21
Las Vegas, Nevada
Software Test Professionals Conference & Expo 2010
Presented "Testing Within the Shades of Agile" as a track session and "All I Want for Christmas" as a Breakfast Byte session.
August 2 - 4
Grand Rapids, Michigan
CAST 2010 Conference
Presented "Cutting the Mustard - Lessons Learned in Striving to Become a Superstar Tester" as a track session.
May 18
Calgary, Alberta
Calgary Software Quality Discussion Group
Presented "Cutting the Mustard - Lessons Learned in Striving to Become a Superstar Tester".
April 19 - 23
Dallas, Texas
QUEST 2010 Conference
Co-facilitated "Rowing Together Through Effective Communication" as a 1/2 day workshop and presented "Testing Within the Shades of Agile". Facilitated roundtable "Table Talk" sessions on "Testing Skills" and "Transitioning to Agile".
March 26
Calgary, Alberta
Local Client
Co-facilitated "Rowing Together Through Effective Communication" as a 1/2 day workshop.
March 20 - 21
Calgary, Alberta
POST Workshop 2010
Co-hosted the Calgary Perspectives on Software Testing (POST) Workshop. Topic: "Perspectives on Your Most Powerful Testing Skill"

2009
October 26 - 29
Toronto, Ontario
Toronto TesTrek 2009 Symposium
Co-Facilitated "Enhancing the Agile Testers Toolbox".
September 26 - 27
Toronto, Ontario
TWST Conference
Presented on Inadvertent Mentoring as part of the 2009 topic "Coaching and Mentoring Testers".
July 13 - 16
Colorado Springs, Colorado
CAST 2009 Conference
Co-facilitated "Testing Within All the Shades of Agile" and "Rowing Together - Communication Roadblocks between PM's and Testers".
June 18
Calgary, Alberta
Local Client
Co-facilitated "Test Estimations".
March 17
Calgary, Alberta
Calgary Software Quality Discussion Group
Presented "Systems Integration and Interface Testing".
March 12
Calgary, Alberta
Local Client
Co-facilitated "Testing Within Agile" as a full day workshop.

2008
November 4
Calgary, Alberta
Local Client
Presented "System Integration Testing".

2007
January 10
Calgary, Alberta
Local Client
Co-facilitated "Expanding Your Testing Knowledge - A Balderdash Workshop" as a full day workshop.

2006
October 22
Calgary, Alberta
Local Client
Co-facilitated "Adapting to Agile - Tester Roleplaying" as a full day workshop.
August 16
Calgary, Alberta
Local Client
Co-facilitated "Software Test Planning" as a full day workshop.