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LDSTech Broadcast on July 6: "Introducing LDSTech Swarm" Twitter Facebook Print E-mail
Written by Tom Johnson   
Thursday, 28 June 2012

Join us for our next LDSTech Broadcast on July 6 at 12:00pm MDT. Kevin Fitzpatrick, a quality assurance manager in ICS, will introduce LDSTech Swarm — a new tool developed by LDSTech for crowdsource testing.

Swarm Broadcast Description

Swarm allows project teams to identify a series of test cases (or tasks) that they want users to perform in an application. Users can test as many test cases as their time allows. As users note whether the application passes or fails the test cases, reports are sent to the project team. The following screenshot shows test cases for the Mormon Channel for Android project.

Sample test cases in Swarm

If a user marks a test as failed, Swarm automatically logs a bug in JIRA for that test case. The reports of all users who fail the same test case appear as comments on the same JIRA item. This consolidation of feedback in JIRA helps project teams quickly sort through the feedback for each test case in one place.

Swarm workflow to JIRA

During the presentation, Kevin will explain how Swarm works, the philosophy behind it, steps to start using Swarm, and opportunities for you to try Swarm with various projects.

For more information about Swarm, see

Who Should Attend

This broadcast will have wide appeal for anyone working on Church software projects, but especially quality assurance engineers and project leaders both in ICS in general and on LDSTech community projects. Volunteers will also find the topic appealing.

If you’re working on a project that needs any kind of testing, Swarm will be relevant to your needs. In fact, although Swarm was designed to facilitate testing software applications, you can also use Swarm to test other things, such as content or design.

How to Attend

You can attend the broadcast by clicking the Watch Now button on the LDSTech Broadcast page during the time of the broadcast. If you live or work near Riverton, Utah, you can also come to the Riverton Office Building (ground floor, Zion room) to watch the broadcast in person.

Each broadcast is recorded, so if you miss one, you can re-watch the recording at any time. In fact, if you arrive late to the broadcast, you can rewind it and play it from the beginning.

Asking Questions

If you want to ask a question online during the broadcast, you can do so through Twitter. If you don’t already have a Twitter account, you can sign up for one at When you ask a question, include the hashtag #ldstech in your tweet. For more information, see Twitter and LDSTech.

Upcoming LDSTech Broadcasts

Topics for upcoming broadcasts include the following:

  • August 3: Personal Video Conferencing and Webcasting
  • September 7: Personal Progress, Duty to God, LDS Music
  • October 5: Meetinghouse Internet Upgrade

For a list of previous LDSTech broadcasts, see



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