SEETest 2008, the South Eastern Europe Testing Conference

I promised you some posts about SEETest 2008, and here they are.   SEETest 2008

SEETest 2008 was a 2-day conference, the first testing conference focused on the South Eastern Europe testing community.

It was held in lovely Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, on the 2nd and 3rd of July, in the luxurious Kempinski hotel (the Ciragan Palace Kempinski in Istanbul is the one that John F. Kennedy Jr. stayed at on his honeymoon, before taking a dive into the sea with his plane, so if you aren’t familiar with the Kempinski’s, you get the picture). 

The first day consisted of 6 tutorials (3 morning and 3 afternoon), and the second day consisting of 21 (!) presentations and 2 keynotes speeches, one from BJ Rollins from Microsoft, and the other from Ina Schieferdecker from Fraunhofer FOKUS.

It was, as in SIGiST Israel 2008, a hard decision as to which tutorials to go to.

In the morning, the choice was between Vipul Kocher, co-founder of Puretesting and President of the Indian Testing Board, who spoke alking about “Q-Patterns”; Patricia McQuaid, President of the ASTQB, and lecturer at California Polytechnic State University, talking about “Test Design: Specifying Test Cases”, and Yaron Tsubery and Effi Bruker, from Comverse, Israel, talking about “Performance & Load”.

The afternoon was a bit easier, since I had already heard Alon Linetzky, from Sela and Best-Testing, Israel, giving a tutorial on “TPI”, and I had already heard Rex Black, of RBCS-US, and President of the ISTQB, talking about “Identify and mitigate risks through testing”. That left me with Geoff Thompson from Experimentus, who spoke about “The Essentials of Test Management”. I will admit to having been in the business a bit too long to get the most out of Geoff’s talk, but I did learn something new, and I also gave Geoff a bit of a hard time with my questions (which he did thank me for, as most of the attendees didn’t really talk much)!

More posts about SEETest 2008 coming soon …

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