SIGiST Event – Autistics and Software Testing: A good fit

Abstract

Employment Equity is law in South Africa, but those with learning impairments are still underrepresented in the workforce. One way to narrow the gap is to find areas where the attributes of the conditions are strengths, not weaknesses. With autism, one field is IT in general, and software testing in particular.
This presentation is about autism, and how its attributes fit well with software testing. It will mention two cases where autistics were hired as programmers and testers (SAP and Dandelion). Afterwards, the presenter will hold a question and answer session.

About the Presenter

Julian Frost
Born in 1976.
Obtained diagnosis of autism in 1997.
Holds BSc from UNISA.
Working in Software Testing since 2004, first at Test and Data Services, then at iLab.
Tested for RMB, ABSA, Standard Bank, and numerous other clients.

Venue
Accenture, Building 19 Harrowdene Office Park Kelvin Drive Woodmead, Sandton

When
February 24th 2016 at 5:30pm

Full details here.

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