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Review of the Paris Test Conf

Review of the Paris Test Conf

On 21/11/19 took place the first edition of the Paris Test Conf which is a conference created by software test enthusiasts and without sponsors. They were just helped by Agile France for some tasks: administration, looking for insurance, various and varied expenses to advance. When you are a volunteer and want to gather 150 people for a day at a reasonable price (150€ a day with breakfast, meals and drinks) this is a huge advantage. Once on site, no sponsors with goodies and no talk or keynote with a product to show or any other company selling its merits as a leader in France and around the world.

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Our reading recommendations of the week #22/17

Our reading recommendations of the week #22/17

Welcome back!

I don’t know about where you live, but in Lyon, France, the sun has started to shine a lot and the time of slowing down sports activities has come: it is now time for a relaxing time under the trees at lunch time or in the evening, with a good reading!

Here are our weekly recommendations to welcome your chilling moment:

  • Talking about test data
  • ’99 second introduction’ series: learning testing
  • The testing social network

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Specialized or mixed conferences?

Specialized or mixed conferences?

I was at the MiXiT conference in Lyon last week to co-host a workshop/game with Ard and François using TestSphere that the community of testers (at least those who follow the Ministry Of Testing news) can not ignore.

The workshop is structured around the card deck which has several categories (techniques, heuristics, feelings, quality aspects and patterns) and each card describes an idea that helps the participants to think about a story they have to tell.

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Feedback from Nordic Testing Days conference – Speaker perspective

Feedback from Nordic Testing Days conference – Speaker perspective

“Software testing conferences are so expensive that the best way to attend one is to be selected as a speaker.”: those have been my words for the last years. Having been selected as a speaker, I headed to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, in June 2016, for a promising 2-days conference that I had been recommended by one of my previous managers as being one of the best he ever attended in Europe.”

 If you have read my first article about this conference as an audience member, you may have already been convinced that this conference is awesome to attend! You may however still need to be persuaded that it is also a really good experience to be a speaker there; In that case here are few points detailing my feedback as a presenter.

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