Bio

The following biographies and headshot are used when I give talks or training courses. Feel free to use.

3rd Person Biography:

Chris Kenst has been improving software quality since 2006 and is currently a Lead Automation Engineer at Promenade Group in Santa Monica, CA. Chris is a Writer, Speaker, Blogger at Kenst.com, and President of the Association for Software Testing. He’s been a Lead Instructor for the AST-BBST courses, hosts webinars and otherwise tries to contribute to the testing community. He also created and maintains an open source list of software testing conferences and workshops. You can find him online most places @ckenst.

1st Person Biography:

I’m a Lead Automation Engineer at Promenade Group in Santa Monica, CA where I work to help accelerate our achievement of shippable quality. I’m also President of the Association for Software Testing (AST) a global non-profit dedicated to advancing the quality of Software Testing. Focusing primarily on testing web applications, I’ve been helping to improve software quality since 2006 for a wide range of companies including startups.

The last few years I’ve given more public talks and workshops as a way to become a better teacher and to challenge myself. Before I joined the Board of Directors for the AST I was a Lead Instructor for the AST-BBST courses. I’ve also co-taught BBST along side Cem Kaner and been a peer advisor to James Bach’s Rapid Testing Intensive online courses. Prior to that experience I was a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer which is a fancy way to say I taught people how to scuba dive.

I write on occasion and otherwise try to contribute to the testing community. Also created and maintain an open source list of software testing conferences and workshops.

Headshot

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