A Bright Vision for 2020
We’re kicking off this year's conference season in two weeks, with the event "2020 Vision: Lighting the Torch."
This lightning talk-style gathering in Downtown Portland officially opens the Call for Proposals for PNSQC 2020. The speaker lineup will be announced soon, and will include talks on security, mob programming, CI/CD, testing, and communication.

Join the quality-focused software community for networking, insights, and snacks at this evening event on Thursday, January 23, 2020, from 6-8pm.
Thoughts for the New Year
As PNSQC organizers, we always have quality on the brain. For the start of the new year, we're looking back through the archives to see how far we've come over the years.

PNSQC 2020 will be the 38th year of the conference, so there's plenty to reminisce over!
We spotted some familiar names and ever-present software topics. From the 1990 paper " The 'Software Crisis' Isn't What We Have Been Told It Is" by Robert L. Glass, to the 2000 talk "Conflict Management in Software Development Environments" by Jean Richardson and Lisa Burk, to the 2010 presentation by Michael Mah (pictured in 2018) " The Good, Bad, and the Puzzling: The Agile Experience at Five Companies ."

Software and technology have both made extraordinary advancements since PNSQC began, but it's comforting to see that some themes and issues are universal when it comes to quality.
" It’s been an amazing conference. For me, it’s been an eye-opener: I’ve learned a lot, I’ve met a lot of friends here, and I’m probably going to make it every year from now on. I’m quite excited to share what I’ve learned with my teammates in Canada. It’s been a great experience for me."
Joseph Oghoredafe , 2019 PNSQC attendee (pictured below)