QA/Build and Release Services, University of California, San Diego
Chuck Davis is the Director of Quality Assurance, Build and Release Management at the University of California, San Diego. Originally from the east coast, Chuck made the move to the west coast 5 years ago, and has been involved in the Software Quality Assurance discipline since 2002. Chuck was Scrum certified by Ken Shwaber (one of the founder/creators of Scrum) in 2003 while Agile was in its infancy. He began his career in consumer electronics working for Bose, helping to grow their team from six to over 200 only six years later. Chuck had many opportunities to grow at Bose including: pioneering new processes, implementing Agile from Waterfall, and starting to explore automated testing. From here, Chuck really began getting involved in the QA community. His initial few years experience and lessons learned allowed him to traverse his way through quality organizations within a variety of industries including: financial Services, SaaS, consumer electronics, in-house solutions, and most recently, education. Join Chuck, as he shares lessons learned over his 20-year career from working alongside some of the brightest minds in the world.