Michael Bolton is a consulting software tester and testing teacher who helps people to solve testing problems that they didn’t realize they could solve. Michael has over 30 years of experience testing, developing, managing, and writing about software. Since 1998, he has led DevelopSense, Toronto-based testing, and development consultancy. Prior to that, he was with Quarterdeck Corporation for eight years, during which he managed the company’s flagship products and directed project and testing teams both in-house and around the world. In 2006, he became co-author (with James Bach) of Rapid Software Testing. Since then, he has flown over a million miles to teach RST in 35 countries on six continents.
Ralf shares over 30 years of experience in the IT industry, he has the ability to understand and solve deep technical problems effectively and efficiently. His in-depth technical knowledge (which includes OSI Level 2 – 7) gives him the outstanding ability to judge the feasibility of proposals and to immediately solve issues that have arisen during the “go live” of various projects rolling into production. When he is not in the machine room, which he really enjoys, he gives speeches, mentors students and explores the wonderful landscapes and beaches of Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain.