Dienstag, 16. Mai 2017

Mingling Conferences

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Recently a thread started at twitter originating with this tweet:


What then happened were developers asking for testers to join their conferences and vice versa.
We then started gathering developer conferences and testing conferences, which actively want both disciplines mingling. On some of these testing conferences I personally met developers, some are completely built around people meeting, some state they want everybody to join them on their web page.

As twitter is a fleeting medium I want to use this blog post to collect these conferences. I will state which conference it is, where and when it takes place and if it is a developer or tester conference. This turns out to be pretty easy to guess since testing conferences love to put the word “test” in their name.

I want this list to grow so please DM me on twitter, write me a mail or leave a comment so I can curate and update. I am eager to get this blog post out before the energy to do so leaves me so I will start with the mentioned conferences on the twitter thread and over time research more, e.g. by crawling through the respective web pages for partnering conferences. I will also try my best to keep conference dates and places updated in the future, and the table below will hopefully become less ugly, too.
Wish me luck.

Oh, and if you are a UX designer, requirements engineer, product manager or something completely else and think: “Hey, why don’t you want to meet me? I want developers and testers on my conference, too!” Then also contact me, I will add you here. I will add anyone, who wants to help all disciplines mingling more.

Here is the list:



Conference
When?
Where?
2017-08-24 to 2017-08-27
Soltau,
Germany
European Testing Conference
2018-02-08 to 2018-02-10
Amsterdam, Netherlands
2017-05-11 to 2017-05-12
Bucharest, Romania
2017-05-10 to 2017-05-12
Cluj,
Romania
2017-10-06 to 2017-10-06
Munich,
Germany
2017-11-13 to 2017-11-17
Potdam,
Germany
2017-07-21 to 2017-07-22
Munich,
Germany
2017-01-15 to 2017-01-19
Kiilopää,
Finland
2017-04-06 to 2017-04-09
Gran Canaria,
Spain
2017-03-25 to 2017-03-27
Rimini,
Italy
2017-11-09 to 2017-11-12
La Roche-en-Ardenne,
Belgium
2017-10-26 to 2017-10-29
Rochegude,
France
2017-03-09 to 2017-03-12
Ftan,
Switzerland
2017-11-13 to 2017-11-17
Potdam,
Germany
2017-06-15 to 2017-06-18
Dorking,
England
2017-19-15
Zürich,
Switzerland
2017-10-20 to 2017-20-21
Linz,
Austria
2017-03-23 to 2017-03-24
Brighton,
England
2017-01-26 to 2017-01-27
Utrecht,
Netherlands
TestBash Dublin
May 2018
Dublin,
Ireland
2017-10-26 to 2017-10-27
Manchester,
England
2017-11-09 to 2017-11-10
Philadelphia,
USA
2017-11-06 to 2017-11-10
Malmö,
Sweden
2017-05-19 to 2017-05-20
Amsterdam,
Netherlands
2017-10-12 to 2017-10-13
Amsterdam,
Netherlands
2017-11-02
Ede,
Netherlands
2017-09-25 to 2017-09-26
Swansea,
Wales
2017-11-26 to 2017-11-28
Zwartkop Mountains,
South Africa
2018-02-05 to 2017-02-09
Munich,
Germany
2017-10-14
Stockholm,
Sweden
2017-10-24 to 2017-10-26
Ludwigsburg,
Germany
2017-04-20 to 2017-04-21
Lyon,
France


I hope a lot of you people start going to the "other" conferences now. If not we have to take extreme measures:

Kommentare:

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    1. Hi Nicola,

      thank you for this, I added OreDev.

      Best regards,

      Marcel

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  2. there are many socrates events. http://socrates-day.ch/ has a list at the bottom

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    1. Hi Dirk,

      indeed, I expanded on the SoCraTes family and the TestBash family now. Thank you for your help.

      Cheers,

      Marcel

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  3. Also https://leetspeak.se is another developers conference in Sweden - the city changes each year, this year its in Stockholm

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    1. cool, thank you - will update soon. Have you or any other tester been there? Because their website seems to target developers explicitly, e.g. their talks from 2016 are very tech dev. heavy and they explicitly state they are over "500 developers".

      thanks,

      Marcel

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  4. Hi Marcel,

    Seems that https://www.eclipsecon.org/europe2017/ has an entire day dedicated to Project Quality :)

    Cheers,
    Uros

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    1. Hi Uros,

      thank you - I added it.

      Cheers,

      Marcel

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  5. Nice post. I had almost the same feeling after attending the mixIt conférence in Lyon (FR), mixing at first agile specialists and java developers. Now more subjects are talked, including testing. I wrote a blog post about this which you will find here: https://www.lyontesting.fr/en/specialized-or-mixed-conferences/
    Stéphane

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  6. Hi Stéphane,

    thank you very much and sorry for the late response. I was on vacation and hope you can forgive me. :-) According to your blog post mixIT brings this mingling across disciplines to a whole new level.

    I will gladly add it to the list and watch it further when the next conference is announced.

    Cheers,

    Marcel

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