Hello, everyone, and welcome to the Exploratory Testing forum. I asked for this forum to be created, and am happy to be moderating it, because I felt it was appropriate for us to have a very public and open forum for discussing issues surrounding a field of software testing that I think is growing both in popularity and importance.

By way of quick introduction, my name is David Gilbert. I have been on this board for quite a while. My screen name was previously chopperdog, and I participated mostly in QuickTest Pro conversations, although I also got my fingers into a little bit of everything else.

I pretty much took a year off of almost all blogging, conferencing, and online activity; but now I am back, and happy to participate again.

I would like to invite anyone with an interest in exploratory testing to participate in this forum, and will do what I can to keep things active and interesting.