- Welcome Words
- About Us
- Organizing Team
- Program Review Board
DEAR SIGIST ISRAEL MEMBERS, COLLEAGUES, PROFESSIONALS, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.
So far, we have witnessed great achievements and progression in technology usage, and new services that came in 2014. Things like Mobile, Big-Data and Cloud are now combined together. As in last year, we are pressured as testers and test managers to use our resources wisely, and show added value in just about everything we do. Many have learned a lesson in how to use those in the right way, how not to fall into the pitfalls of the new technology, and how to leverage their business and testing using it. It is time, we start sharing our experiences, our tools, our ideas, to help us all: 1) enjoy the fruits of out experiments, 2) get feedback on how others did, and improve. Without sharing ideas, challenges, solutions possible, and more, on a contiuous basis, we will not be able, as a testing community, to support each other to leverage our work, and add even more value to our business.
In light of the facts mentioned above, we chose the theme of this year to be: "Sharing Ideas…Working Together – Overcoming Challenges of Tomorrow" our motto for the conference.
The program this year is packed with topics that address the theme, and together with a great tutorial/seminars program that includes Graham Bath from the UK as international speaker, we are set to go!
I would like to wish us all a great conference. Come to enjoy this great 'testing festival', the seminars, the track session days, and most important – the networking with your colleagues and fellow professionals.
I encourage you to register to the conference today and enjoy the benefits of the Early Birds discounts (until 15 June, 2014). For members, you may enjoy the membership discounts on top of that as well, and you will also be able to enjoy a unique SIGiST meeting on 10 June, with multiple presentations on interesting topics. The registration form with the tutorials and presentations (track sessions) agenda is provided as well, for you to choose from.
See you all at the conference!
Alon Linetzki SIGiST Israel Chairman | email@example.com
Dear SIGiST Israel Members, Colleagues, Professionals, Ladies And Gentlemen.
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 8th annual Israel SIGiST Conference. It is a continuation of our tradition and another step forward in our main goal - making software testing in Israel more professional.
As in previous years, the conference is focusing on the best testing practices, and on sharing and promotion of new ideas, approaches and testing techniques.
Last year's trend in the testing fields show us that the coming challenges are in new technologies implementation, security and accelerating time to market. Our conference slogan is "Sharing Ideas, Working Together - Overcoming the Challenges of Tomorrow" and we believe that the keywords sharing and together should lead the Israeli testing community to the next professional level.
We are waiting for you at the conference. Come with your questions, ideas and the lessons learned from your life in testing.
Yan Baron SIGiST 2014 Program Chair | firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear testers, testing leaders, members of ITCB, colleagues, distinguished guests
The ITCB® - Israeli Testing Certification Board - is proud to be a Partner and take an active part in the conference of SIGiST Israel that will take place this year again for the 8th time.
In the last years we keep our promise to serve the Israeli testing community, and together with SIGiST Israel organizers to enable to the members at the professional rapidly growing community to take part in a professional event on an international magnitude here at home in Israel.
This event is a unique opportunity for you to acquire knowledge from world leading SW testing experts, and from local ones as well. We are proud to have the international speakers coming this year to Israel and share with you more of their wide knowledge and experience in the latest, the hot topics and the most attractive trends we have in the SW Testing arena.
This event is a good example of ITCB® and SIGiST Israel collaboration meant to contribute to our common goal by promoting testing as profession in Israel.
We would like to wish you a joyful and productive learning experience in this event.
Yaron Tsubery, President ITCB®, ISTQB® Vice President email@example.com
Dear Colleagues, testing professionals.
It is a great pleasure for Sela and for me to be a part of this high quality and professional event.
Sela foresaw the development of the Software Testing profession and the need for highly skilled professionals many years ago, and this event is clearly another milestone in this development.
Sela is fortunate to be able to contribute to the testing community by being a "Single Point of Contact" for a wide range of testing services such as: Training young bright new talents, producing courseware, providing consulting and outsourcing services. Sela also provides offshore solutions in Software testing around the globe from Singapore and east through India, Russia, Eastern Europe and the Americas.
As part of our efforts to service the Israeli community of Software Testing professionals, we are constantly providing international experts a stage alongside Israeli ones.
By supporting the SIGiST for many years, Sela is proud to have helped hosting distinguished lecturers such as Mr. Lee Copeland, Mr. Rick Craig, Mr. Vipul Kosher and many other experts that have shared their knowledge with the Israeli testing community.
Sela- is ITCB's (Israeli testing Certification Board) certified Training provider and offers its CTFL Certified tester foundation level Course as well as the CTAL (Test Manager and Test Analyst) both publicly and as on-site course. Recently Sela brought to Israel the new certificates of "CMAP" for mobile testers and Agile-tester !!
Other unique workshops Sela offers include: Transition: From traditional into an agile tester, Testing in Agile Environments, Exploratory Testing Explained, Practical Test Automation, Advanced Test Design Using Tools, Test Process Improvement, Risk Based Testing, Writing Good Test Requirements, and many more.
I wish you all a pleasant and productive stay at the conference, and I welcome you to one of our workshops in the future.
Moran Gimpel CEO, SELA | firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear SIGiST Israel Members, Colleagues, Professionals, Ladies And Gentlemen.
SIGiST Israel was founded in June 2000, by Mr. Alon Linetzki, and was self-sponsored, for the first few meetings. Today, after many meetings [out of which several events were sponsored by RadView, Rational (IBM) and Mercury (HP-Software)], SIGiST Israel is the official and largest professional testing community forum in the Israeli market.
The SIGiST board includes Mr. Alon Linetzki, founder and managing director Best-Testing, as SIGiST Chair, Mr. Yan Baron QA Manager, and Mrs. Debi Zylbermann - CEO, Debi’z consulting Services.
Since 2005, SIGiST Israel has joined up with two main partners: the ITCB (Israeli Testing Certification Board) – on the professional aspects, and with SELA College and technology center on the business aspects.
SIGiST Israel meets every quarter; meetings are usually sponsored by testing companies, testing services companies and testing tool vendors. Once a year, SIGiST Israel is conducting its yearly conference, and invites international speakers and Israeli testing community speakers to discuss hot testing topics. The conference is being held in its current format (4-5 days), since 2006.
During 2008-2011, SIGiST introduced the Testing Mini-Tracks program; which is population-focused meetings for test managers and test engineers. The meetings are aimed to serve as a working group forum (the format is presentation on a hot topic, and then an open discussion). If in-demand again, this program shall be re-initiated.
SIGIST Israel purpose and goals are to create a place in Israel where testing professionals can meet, speak on common issues, suggest solutions to common problems, and be a place where they can come up with a request for an answer, and get it! It aims to be the driving force and the trigger for recognition of the testing profession in Israel and is working to increase the awareness toward certification for the different levels of testing (using the ISTQB® certification scheme).
SIGiST Israel is the strongest testing forum in the Israeli testing community, and the largest (payable) conference of the testing community, committed to bring the best knowledge on testing world-wide and to cooperate with: other SIGiST boards, conferences organizers worldwide, and professional testing associations - to achieve its goals.
We Are happy to present SIGiST Israel Conference 2014 Organizing Team, That is working to make this conference possible:
|Yan Baron,||Program Chair & Review Board Supervisor Lead|
|Alon Linetzki,||SIGiST Israel Chair|
|Dr. Avi Ofer,||Senior leader and consultant, ALM4U|
|Sigal Garusi,||Marketing, Coordination & Logistics Supervisor Lead|
|Merav Di Capua,||Registration Team Lead|
|Yael Ben-Dov,||Registration Team Lead|
|Morin Puness,||Partners Officer|
|Avi Drucker,||Technical Supervisor Lead|
|Gil Danon,||Logistics & Administration Lead|
|Ortal Levi,||Production, Logistics & Administration|
|Sveta Kaplan,||Graphical Design & Media Lead|
Mr. Yan Baron
Mr. Yan Baron holds an MSc from Kaunas University, Lithuania and STFL from the American and Israeli Certification Boards.
Yan has 33 years of experience in IT, 16 of them in different technical and management positions in Comverse. Yan has establishment and managed 10 testing groups. His areas of expertise include methodology and tools development for different testing areas, and he is an active consultant and coach for test mangers. Main spheres of interests: testing, test management, deployment, SW engineering and methodology, application life cycle management. Current job challenges – Test Automation.
This is Yan's 7th year acts as Program Chair in Israel SIGiST Conference. Yan is actively contributing from his experience and skills as Executive Board member of ITCB and SIGiST and Marketing Work Group of ISTQB.
Ms. Ester Zabar, M.Sc. in engineering with 23 years of experience in software, of which 12 years in development, and 11 years QA management (ECI & BMC).
7 years of membership in the advisory board of ITCB, the Israeli Testing Certification Board Founder & Manager of AQA – a company for training & integrating people with Asperger syndrome in software testing.
Dr. Avi Ofer has 30 years of experience in Research and Process Analysis, 14 years of them in the Hi-Tech industry as SQA & ALM expert, escorting whole SW lifecycle of products. He got his Ph.D. from Tel-Aviv University, instructed and made research in Tel-Aviv and Haifa universities. Conducted successful Acceptance Tests around the globe in the telecom industry, and was a Senior Quality Leader at Intel. Avi is Advisory Board member of ITCB (Israeli branch of ISTQB) since its foundation in 2004. He is a frequent reviewer, chair and presenter in SIGiST Israel conferences; won Best Presentation Award of SIGiST Annual Conferences 2009, 2010. He also presented at the premiere conferences of Intel (DTTC) and HP.
Dr. Ofer is currently a senior leader and consultant in ALM4U, which provide professional services of ALM, Quality and Testing.