Testers of the world will (re)unite on October 21-22nd 2016 in Manchester (UK) for the most awesome, friendliest and jam packed software testing conference ever – Testbash Manchester. Read more
I am just back home in Hamburg from one of the greatest testing conferences in the world which was taking place this week in Brighton /England and I am talking about Testbash. Last year I already had the chance to attend the conference and to provide a workshop about mobile testing. This year I was in the luxury situation of just listening to all the great speakers which were talking about testing. If you don’t know testbash or have never attend the conference you should really try to get there once. Testbash is not like any other software testing conferences out there. Testbash is all about the people and the testing community. There are no big sponsor booths, trying to sell you any kind of products you may not need, no the breaks are for you to meet and to talk to other software testers. The coffee breaks are used to make new contacts, to share experiences and to make new friends. However, there are not just the breaks to talk to people, there are so many pre testbash meetups at pubs, restaurants or in any other places where you can meet the conference people.
I am just back in Hamburg from the Mobile App Europe Conference and I am still excited about it. I had 2 great days in Potsdam meeting several mobile experts from all over the world to exchange on the latest mobile topics. I had the chance to talk to Dan Cuellar, the creator of Appium which was really great. I talked to people from booking.com, Groupon and other cool companies out there.
Another great thing was that I met Stephen Janaway and Richard Bradshaw again. We had some nice talks and at the end of the first day we were recording another episode of Testing in the Pub together with Denys Zelenchuck, Sergej Mudruk and André Gorzel.
November is coming and with this blog post you have the chance to attend the EuroSTAR conference 2015 in Maastricht for FREE. This year the EuroSTAR conference is packed with lots of great keynotes, talks, active workshops and novices-speakeasy sessions that you should not miss.
There will be software testing experts from around the world who will share their knowledge on topics like:
- Mobile Testing
- Context Driven
- Test Automation
- Embedded Testing
- Test & Quality Management
- Metrics & Methods
- Agile Testing
- Exploratory Testing
Today, I am in Brighton to attend the TestBash 2015 conference as a speaker and attendee. However, this time I was not a normal speaker, no I was providing the conference with a 2h workshop about mobile Testing. The title of the workshop was “How to Break your App – Best practices in Mobile App Testing”. My slides can be found via slideshare or in the embed version at the bottom of this post.
So far the conference is a blast. The first day this time is a workshop day, with a great line up of workshops. There were three tracks that covers great topics like
- Mapping Exploratory Testing Tours & Personas – Karen Johnson
- Games and Tools to Encourage Creative and Critical Thinking within Testing – John Stevenson
- Exploratory Performance Testing with JMeter – Simon Knight
- Supercharging your bug reports – Neil Studd
to just name some of them. The full workshop schedule can be found here.
Tomorrow there will be more TestBash action with lots of great talks from Michael Bolton, Stephen Janaway, Richard Bradshaw, Karen Johnson or Martin Hynie. Unfortunately, this years TestBash is sold out, however if you like to get some insights, check the twitter search for the hashtag #TestBash to get direct information from the audience.
Update: Now all TestBash Workshop Slides are available here.