MSTB Drives Software Testing in Sarawak

June 16, 2014 (Mon): The Malaysian Software Testing Board (MSTB) road-show, which aims to raise the level of awareness on Software Quality Assurance (SQA) and promote the development of software testing services industry, is making a stop in Kuching on June 26, 2014. The road-show is part of promotional activities carried out by MSTB under the Malaysia Software Testing Hub (MSTH) initiative.

For the Kuching outing, MSTB is leveraging on the 2nd Sarawak Software Quality Symposium (SSQS 2014) organised by the MSTH Sarawak Chapter. The one-day event will be held at the Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak (Swinburne University Sarawak).

MSTB President Puan Mastura Abu Samah says that this would be the first time, MSTB will be discussing SQA and software testing in Kuching. In fact, the city has been a regular destination in previous road-shows held by MSTB since 2009.

“Due to the dynamic nature of the industry and MSTH programmes, there is a need for constant communications and dialogue with the industry players and other stakeholders to enhance the awareness and maintain their interests.”

“Through our international networks, MSTB has constantly been able to keep track on the developments at the forefront of the global software testing industry and we have been sharing such knowledge through our road-shows and industry dialogues,” Pn. Mastura says.

The symposium will feature speakers from MSTB as well as from members of MSTH Sarawak Chapter and Standards Malaysia. Presenters will be sharing industry experiences and thoughts on SQA, software testing and relevant international standards. MSTB will also speak on software testing market and opportunities available for Malaysian companies.

SSQS 2014 Organising Chair Assoc Prof Dr Patrick Then says Swinburne University Sarawak is honoured to be given the opportunity to host the SSQS and expressed his appreciation for the support given by MSTB towards the event.

He explains that the symposium is a great avenue for professionals both in the private and government sectors to gain better understanding on various aspects of SQA and software testing practices.

“At the same time, it is also a good platform to learn and identify opportunities in the software testing market via the presentations and networking sessions with speakers and other delegates.

“We hope that Sarawak-based software professionals, quality practitioners and business managers would take advantage of this opportunity,” says Dr Then, who is the Associate Dean (Computing) and Head of Advanced Informatics Consultation and Research Group (AICRG) at Swinburne University Sarawak.

Swinburne University Sarawak is one of the founding members of MSTH Sarawak Chapter, which is a group of Sarawak-based organisations sharing a common goal of promoting the development of the software testing industry in the Sarawak region.

Other members of the Chapter include Independent Data Services, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Sarawak Information Systems Sdn Bhd (SAINS) and the ICT Office of Sarawak Chief Minister’s Department.

Author: Terry KS

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