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What is Sakai QA


This presentation details the Sakai QA and Release Management process.
It is targeted at managers and administrators and generally at anyone interested in learning more about the Sakai QA and release process.
We will explain what the Sakai maintenance team is and what their relationship is to the QA process? An introduction to the possibilities for community and local testing automation will be included. The many opportunities to get involved with Sakai QA will then be highlighted.


Alan Berg (UvA), Aaron Zeckoski (Unicon), Anthony Whyte (University of Michigan)

About Presenters

Alan Berg Bsc. MSc. PGCE, has been a lead developer at the Central Computer Services at the Universiteit van Amsterdam for more than a millennium. In his famously scarce spare time, he writes computer articles (

). Alan has a degree, two masters, and a teaching qualification. In previous incarnations, he was a technical writer, an Internet/Linux course writer ok a product line development officer, and a teacher. He likes to get his hands dirty with the building and gluing of systems. He remains agile by playing computer games with his kids who sadly consistently beat him physically, mentally and morally. Did I mention the physical beatings; those eight and twelve year olds are so tough.

Anthony is a Senior Applications Programmer/Analyst based at the University of Michigan and the technical liaison for the Sakai Foundation. Anthony is currently involved in release management, tool development, site administration (,, community relations and advocacy. Prior to joining the Sakai, Anthony served as a developer, lead developer and ultimately Director of Systems for Strategic Interactive and Novations Learning Technologies, where he helped design, build and implement commercial learning management systems for Fortune 100 companies. A Fulbright scholar, Anthony was educated at Michigan State University and Princeton University. He is an avid cyclist and woodworker.

Aaron Zeckoski is a software engineer and open source software developer. He is internationally recognized for his expertise in the Sakai open source collaborative learning environment. His nine years of experience include work both as part of a university team and as an independent consultant. An experienced systems architect, Aaron has demonstrated his programming expertise in all aspects of web application development; he is a major contributor to projects such as the Sakai CLE, DSpace 2 repository, and Opencast Matterhorn. He is also experienced and interested in technical documentation, development of tools for programmers, and developer training. He is an active member of the Sakai, Opencast, and DSpace developer communities. In his spare time, he dabbles in PHP and Python and is an advocate of ReST and open source. He seeks challenging work involving web applications and service oriented architectures.

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