One thing we have noticed with our local meetup is the lack of student attendance. Among the meetup regulars some have had school or university students in for placement. The majority of these placement students have never heard of software testing or have but it wasn’t covered in their curriculum.
I saw a post on testers.io slack last night asking about software testing being taught in schools or universities. I know the poster is based in the UK so it would lead me to believe that it isn’t commonly taught over there either. I think this is something that we should work towards addressing as a community but I’m not entirely sure how we would go about it.
So I have two questions:
Do you know of any schools or universities that teach software testing in some capacity? (I’m not referring to certifications here, that’s for a different forum post)
Have you any suggestions about how we should encourage adding it to the curriculum?