Join us for the May QASIG Meeting – Blockchain Technology Overview and Discussion

Hope you can join us on Wednesday, May 9th at 6 PM for a collaborative talk about Blockchain technology presented by our own Parke Blake and Jim Frazier.

Jim Frazier, one of Quardev’s Business Development Managers and self-confessed tech geek, and Parke Blake, Senior Test Lead, will provide a brief history of Blockchain technology: what it is, what it isn’t, where it is being used today and a discussion about where it might be going in the future.

Being firmly rooted in the technology sector, we at Quardev are always curious about exploring the latest trends in technology, and in finding solutions to help our clients leverage that technology to stay ahead in this rapidly changing environment, which is IT.

Please join us for a casual evening at our office for this month’s edition of the QASIG as we explore where Blockchain is today, and where it might be going tomorrow.


See the QASIG site to learn more and sign up.

Onward into PNSQC 2017, the Call is Open, answer the Call!

Be a speaker in Portland this fall,
We want to know your story on Scaling Quality.

PNSQC Scaling Quality Software

Software quality can be difficult to scale. The software community wants to hear about your experience in scaling quality!
• How do you find what works for a start-up or a large multi-national corporation?
• How do you scale software quality as your organization grows?
• How can you be sure to provide a level of quality as you scale your software?
• What does scaling quality software mean to you?

Why throw your hat in the ring to be a speaker at PNSQC 2017?
• A peer-supported process to ensure success
• A career-boosting advantage you can leverage
• A chance to earn waived fees to the technical program
• A perfect time to visit Portland, Oregon in the fall – food, beer, mountains and a river!

We invite you to submit a proposal to the 35th Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference. We are the longest running software quality conference in the country and we would love to have you contribute. Help us celebrate 35 years of software quality.

Deadline May 1 to submit a proposal
Come on, tell us, be a speaker, go to

Education Software and Courseware Testing Solutions

At Quardev, we love learning. We also thrive on sharing ideas that enable our team to grow professionally, and ensure that we are employing the best solutions for our clients.

In the education field, Quardev’s experience includes work that spans early learning and edutainment, K-12, and collegiate scholastic studies, as well as professional vocational and technical training. We understand the mechanics and nuances of delivering content while managing security issues and can quickly expose areas of high risk within an application.

Our clients find us a reliable partner in the testing of delivery engines, Learning Management Systems / Learning Content Management System applications, content, and database integrity – ensuring your product meets your requirements, release deadlines, and exacting standards for quality.

We look forward to hearing from you! Contact us today to learn more about Quardev, and what separates us from the field in the courseware testing space.

Wednesday is the final QASIG meeting of our 15th Year and it will be a great one – come celebrate with us!

Our final QASIG meeting of our 15th Year this Wednesday (11/9) will be a great one – come celebrate with us!

We are excited to welcome Ryan Papineau, Automated Testing Engineer with Alaska Airlines to present his talk on Service Virtualization in Action.  And we’ll raise a glass and toast another great year of QASIG meetings and camaraderie – we’ve loved the community that comes together and are actively planning for an even better year next year. 

Also, don’t forget the to bring items for the University District Food Bank if you can – we are coming up on the holidays and the needs of our local community remains as large as ever. In particular, there is a need for personal items, baby items, and pet items – along with the non-perishables that you generally think of. We’ll be doing a run on Thursday to drop off all items and will match it.
Hope you can join us!
Please see the Event page to learn more and to register:

November QASIG: Service Virtualization in Action: How Alaska Airlines tests for snow storms in July

#ServiceVirtualization | November 8 | QASIG-Seattle

Fall in Seattle

“Service Virtualization in Action: How Alaska Airlines tests for snow storms in July” is a QASIG-Seattle talk being presented by Ryan Papineau, Automated Testing Engineer at Alaska Airlines during the upcoming #QASIG #SeattleTech #Meetup at #Quardev | reserve your seat

Why did Alaska Airlines receive J.D. Powers’ “Highest in Customer Satisfaction” recognition for 8 years straight, plus the “#1 on-time major North American Carrier” award for the last 5 years? A large part of the credit belongs to their software testing team’s proactive approach to disrupting the traditional software testing process.

The team uses advanced test automation in concert with service virtualization to rigorously test their complex flight operations management application, which interacts with myriad dependent systems (fuel, passenger, crew, cargo, baggage, aircraft, and more). The result: operations that run smoothly—even if they encounter a snowstorm in July.

Attend this session to get a first-hand account of how Alaska Airlines leverages service virtualization to address common testing challenges and to learn Alaska Airlines’ best practices for managing the complexity of multiple dependent systems for testing.

About Our Speaker | Ryan uses systems engineering, cross-team collaboration, along with data analytics to provide complex test environments that behave like production.

Join us for this and other upcoming QASIG-Seattle events by reserving your seat at www.qasig.orgEvents are held at QUARDEV 2707 NE Blakeley Street in Seattle. Doors open at 6:00 for networking and nosh, presentation begins at 6:30 – all are welcome.

Join the Conversation

About #QASIG Seattle

QASIG seeks to engage members of the high-tech community in discussions on the evolving challenges of software quality assurance and look at ways to advance the leading methodologies and best practices.

Challenges Ahead

As software development continues to evolve, the way in which we approach quality assurance and software testing must keep pace or become obsolete.

Consumers demand software that is available, reliable, and secure. It is important for us to continually re-evaluate the QA and testing processes we are employing and why we are using them.

We hope to explore these and many other questions facing the software development, quality assurance, and software testing industries in upcoming QASIG meetings and invite you to take part in the dialog.

Join us for this and other upcoming events by reserving your seat at

PNSQC is next week – we hope to see you there!

The Pacific Northwest Quality Conference is next week, October 17-19, in Portland, Oregon and we are very excited to be attending and participating again!  We love this conference as it attracts a diverse audience from near and far and is such a great community with a size that enables us to meet new colleagues while also being able to reconnect with those we already know.

This year’s conference is centered on cultivating quality and includes two days filled with great keynotes, invited speakers, and position papers and one day of in-depth workshops. A bonus this year is that each day begins with coffee, tea, and yoga. Seems a great way to get centered and caffeinated for the day and ready to learn and connect with others dedicated to quality in software.

Some notable things we look forward to checking out:

  • Keynote: From Software Tester to Leader: How to Take a Radical Leap Forward at Work, Peter Khoury, Magnetic Speaking. An effective way to increase quality is to be heard and building communication and leadership skills is a great way to get there.
  • Leading Change from the Quality Team by John Ruberto, Concur. John recently spoke at our QASIG meeting and has some great ideas to share.
  • Dine Around Portland. Monday night heading out on the town to check out Portland’s vibrant foodie, wine, cocktail, and ice cream scene.
  • Quality: 2020, Brian Gaudreau. How to plan and be ready for the future of software quality.
  • And so many more!

We know we’ll come away energized as always and look forward to our time there next week. If you are attending stop by our table on Monday to say hi! Krista, Jeff, and Cindy will be there to chat about quality and of course, we’ll have our signature flip pads to give away so you can take notes in the sessions.

Check out the PNSQC Website to learn more about the program (and there’s still time to register if you haven’t yet!).

Stay tuned for our follow-up conference review!


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