Are you part of the 38%?
In early 2017 the state of testing report was released showing, among many other interesting facts, that 38% of the respondents attended a testing conference in the past year. This is the 4th year we have been running this survey and it keeps growing year after year, allowing us to show an increasingly accurate picture of the worldwide testing community. (If by any reason you haven’t heard about it- now’s your chance to catch up).
Testing Conferences – The advantages
Attending a conference has some great advantages: it keeps you up-to-date about the latest technologies and methodologies, as well as strengthening your relationship with the fellow members of the testing community worldwide.
In order to make your life easier- we have created a calendar, showing all testing related events. Feel free to take it and embed it anywhere you wish.
Here is a list of my recommended events to attend in this upcoming conferences season:
- QA&Test – Bilbao, Spain 25-27 October. A unique conference that brings together professionals and experts from a variety of sectors and touches upon the latest technological developments in Software Testing and Quality Assurance. Enjoy the showcase of successful best practices, which may give you a lead in Global Competition.
I will be presenting there as well alongside some of my other favorite professional colleagues.
- TestBash- Manchester. October 26-27, 2017. This line of successful testing events continues, coming up is TestBash Manchester. This year they have added some workshops into a great two day event worth attending if you can.
- EuroSTAR 2017. November 6-9, 2017 Copenhagen, Denmark . The annual EuroSTAR Software Testing Conference is a high-energy, fun and friendly celebration of the craft of testing in Europe. Held over 4 days, it features over 60 sessions!
- Agile Testing Days : November 13–17, 2017 Potsdam, Germany
Other than being a great professional conference, speaker’s lineup for this event, which shows how our world should look like- with a strong female presence 🙂
But what if you can’t attend conferences?
As much as we would like to attend a conference physically, it is not always an option due to lack of time, travel expenses and the fact that you need to have your boss’ permission to be away from work.
For this reason, and as we see a great importance in conferences we have created the OnlineTestConf, which is 100% online free testing conference that you can attend from anywhere, even while wearing your pajamas. We made sure you get some of the conference experience with a supporting designated Slack channel, allowing attendees to interact, comment about the sessions and ask questions.