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My name is Mark Anderson.
 
My name is Mark Anderson.
  
I live in Austin.  I work for [http://www.vitalinsight.com Vital Insight], writing and performing tests against our [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarbanes-Oxley_Act Sarbanes-Oxley] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enterprise_Risk_Management Enterprise Risk Management] software.
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I live in Austin.  I work for [http://www.drillinginfo.com DrillingInfo], where I manage the software testing department.
 
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I grew up in a suburb of Dallas and am staying with my brother this weekend.  It's always nice to get back up here, even if I don't recognize any of the new highways/trains they've built.
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My background is development, I have a Bachelor's in Computer Science from Iowa State and a Master's in CompSci from University of New Mexico.
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I worked for a startup consulting company in Santa Fe.  I worked my way up to running the development team for a proof-of-concept.  When we decided to productize the result and outsource development to Moscow I shifted to testing. I took a voluntary layoff in August '01 when money ran short.
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I spent time in Las Vegas testing a product - putting ATM readers on slot machines - 5 development teams on 4 hardware platforms (3 proprietary), none of whom were colocated with me. We had the best requirements document I've ever seen.
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I've been in Austin since Sept '04.  I did testing for another startup for 2 years until we ran out of money.
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I've been with Vital Insight since Labor Day.  It's my first real exposure to Agile programming, Continuous Integration, or Automated testing.  I've been enjoying it all a lot.  Our code is C# with nUnit tests.  We've got a couple of nUnitForms tests.  We started using FIT via StoryTeller in the last couple of months.  We used TestComplete for a while last Fall but found it was too brittle at the time.
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It's 3am and I'm downloading SQL server to my new laptop - I didn't prepare enough this week.  Hopefully I'll be able to demo StoryTeller at some point tomorrow if needed.
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I already feel like I've met some great folks and learned a lot.  I expect to mainly be in sessions on testing tomorrow (today?).
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''BTW, my favorite cartoon character is [http://homepages.stmartin.edu/students/sramey/Index_files/smurfette.gif Smurfette].''
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Revision as of 07:33, 7 March 2011

My name is Mark Anderson.

I live in Austin. I work for DrillingInfo, where I manage the software testing department.