CASTx 2017

For the 1st time ever CAST is coming to the southern part of the globe! So don’t miss your spot! I think most (I’m guessing all) of yours truly from here will be there.
And with Michael Bolton and Goranka Bjedov as Keynote speakers you can’t really go wrong now can you?

So book your seat now! Early bird prices too. https://www.associationforsoftwaretesting.org/conference/castx17-call-for-proposals/packages-and-pricing/

 

ATD2016 a Solid Success

I’ve just returned from Melbourne, where the inaugural Australia Testing Days 2016 (#ATD2k16) was held. I love these conferences. They are really what drives our community. In this case the TEAM Meetup Melbourne gave rise to the conference, which is new. Usually it’s the other way around, that smaller groups emerge from conferences. Nonetheless  I thought it was a great success. People seemed to enjoy themselves and by the amount of participation I saw they were keenly interested too.

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Australian Testing Days 2016 in Melbourne

For those that have missed this so far, take note that there will be a cool conference coming up in Melbourne with yours truly. My expectations are high for the 1st Australian Testing Days conferece. The lineup and topics look top notch. Have a look here: https://testengineeringalliance.com/australian-testing-days-2016/

If you decide to book use ERLEWEIN15 in the coupon section for a 15% conference discount.

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KWST 2015

Just a follow up on the 2015 Kiwi Workshop on Software Testing (Aug 2015). Find my write-up here:

http://www.associationforsoftwaretesting.org/2015/10/11/grant-program-kwst2015/

KWST 2015

In attendance this year were:
James Bach, Oliver Erlewein, Richard Robinson, Aaron Hodder, Sarah Burgess, Andy Harwood, Adam Howard, Mark Boyt, Chris Priest, Mike Talks, Joshua Raine, Scott Griffiths, John Lockhart, Sean Cresswell, Rachel Carson, Till Neunast, James Hailstone, David Robinson and Katrina Clokie

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Oliver Erlewein

KWST 2014

A late report from our workshop last year. I stumbled across it again in my preparations for KWST (Kiwi Workshop on Software Testing) 2015. It was supposed to be published through our gracious sponsor, The Association for Software Testing (AST), but it never eventuated. So I thought I’d post it here. Better late than never.

So here goes….

For the fourth year in a row, Wellington (New Zealand) has successfully hosted the Kiwi Workshop on Software Testing. The two-day intensive testing workshop is one of the key drivers of the Context-Driven Testing (CDT) community Down Under.

In its beginnings, the aim was to give the experienced and senior community members a platform to drive innovation and exchange ideas. The impact of KWST in the community over these past years has had far reaching effects in New Zealand as well as Australia.

Workshops, conferences, and magazines have emerged since, which have lifted the game right across the board. KWST 2014 was specifically aimed at involving new faces in the community and not drawing as much on the established KWST crowd.

The topic this year was:

“How to speed up testing? – and why we shouldn’t”

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Sydney Testers have Levelled-up!

sydney-testers-meetupIn the spirit of gamification, Sydney Testers Meetup have definitely levelled-up. Significant advancements in structure and commitment have seen a robust
platform to operate the meeting format from.

Last Wednesday’s evening on Test Automation, Vibe Hotel Sydney CBD, was a very successful event.

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The Thunder from Down Under – Let’s Test Oz

The Let’s Test Oz Program has been announced today, and it’s awesome!

It gives me great pleasure, and pride, to also announce that every member of Hello Test World will be actively involved in what’s set to be the biggest Context-Driven Testing event in the Southern Hemisphere! I can’t actually prove that, but if it’s not, it would be damn close.  🙂

Check out the program, the sponsors, the venue… it’s all awesome.

See you there.

CITCON Auckland 2014

So, CITCON Auckland (http://www.citconf.com/) is over and what a blast it was!

What I really like about this conference is, that there is such a diversity of people coming to it. It is not the usual siloed Dev/Test/BA/… type conference but attendees come from all over. That means the know-how is totally diverse, as are the topics. And these were the topics (click on the pic to get the full res version): CITCON_AKL_Program

 

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Why should the Kiwis have all the fun?

So, what a great KWST report from Oliver!  But now it’s our turn… by our, I mean us Aussies.  😉

I wanted to take the opportunity to let our wonderful HTW readers know what’s coming up in the Land of Oz!

Firstly we have OZWST – The Australian Workshop on Software Testing – happening on August 3rd and 4th in Sydney, Australia’s finance capital!  OZWST was born after I attended KWST 2 in 2012.  I enjoyed it so much that I just had to have one myself.  2012’s OZWST was stellar to be sure, so here’s hoping 2013’s OZWST will be even better!

On the very next day we will be launching Let’s Test Oz by giving everyone a ‘taste’ of what’s to come in 2014.  Tasting Let’s Test will be held on August 5th, also in Sydney.  This event is sure to kick butt!  What a line up of speakers, a true blue Test Lab, and conferring to your heart’s content.  I can’t wait.

Oh, by the way… NZ has some great representation at Tasting Let’s Test.  So Aussies, get on board!  😉