‘Think Like a Tester – Puzzles and Games to Spark Great Questions’


Great software testing relies on more than technical acumen. Testers must be curious and flexible in their approach to testing. We’ll share some puzzles and games that challenge testers (and anyone else who wants to think differently) to dig deeper and ask better questions, ultimately helping us improve our testing and our software.

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Annette Head – IT Consultant at Source Allies

Annette is a QA practitioner with over 15 years of experience. She is currently the secretary of the Des Moines Area Quality Assurance Association. Annette is passionate about learning, testing and agile. In her free time she loves spending time with her dogs, traveling as much as possible and dabbling in assorted hobbies like speaking French and teaching herself to play piano.

Brian Kampling – IT Consultant at Source Allies

Brian is a Software Test Engineer with over 10 years of experience. He is passionate about context driven testing, test automation, and agile development. In his free time he enjoys caring for his chickens and garden, tinkering with python and a RaspberryPi, and playing Dungeons and Dragons.


Special thanks to Source Allies for sponsoring this month’s event.

Source Allies

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Source Allies, 4501 NW Urbandale Dr, Urbandale, IA 50322

The mission of the Des Moines Area Quality Assurance Association is to be a network of QA professionals sharing best practices, processes, and methods in the QA information technology disciplines. DAQAA will facilitate the exchange of knowledge, new ideas, and techniques for the purpose of educating its members. We hold a meeting on the second Wednesday of each month to discuss relevant topics in QA and testing. Please feel free to browse our website and contact us if you would like additional information.

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