Recently returned from the Software Test and Performance conference in Boston. The conference was small, with a variety of presenters doing multiple sessions. Good presenters and all, but I find the value of a conference like this comes from multiple perspectives.
One interesting perspective that I picked up was Amazon.com’s take on software testers. Amazon.com had a booth in the expo hall and were there to recruit. It seems they have multiple positions open for technical testers. Their booth even featured a “find the problem with this code” type exercise, where prospective testers had to find the bugs in the code.