What was it? Software Testers Conference
Where and when? Wrocław Polytechnic University, 21st Feb 2015
We always encourage our employees to take the initiative with ideas! So when Marta Firlej, Stefania Winkel and friends suggested a conference dedicated to getting Software Testers in Wrocław to come to come together and share ideas, we got right behind them. When a suggestion is good, we don’t let it get tied up in red tape, we believe in giving it carte blanche.
Objectivity came together with 6 other sponsors to put on the free-to-attend TestFest conference that was attended by 170 software buffs not only from Wrocław but from far and wide. The agenda was for presentations and discussions—what we didn’t predict was the impassioned debate that short talks like our own Sylwester Niemiec’s brought about. It turns out that the QE community feels quite strongly about metrics and their use! We just loved that response; the whole concept of the conference was to get experts who cared about the subject matter together in one place where conversation could lead to new ideas.
The best way for everyone to unwind after a long day of lively debate was to hit the town for the after-party at Inspiracja club, where food, drinks and more testing talk made the hours fly by.
All in all, the event was a real success and most people said that they enjoyed it so much they would like to come back next time around. And, don’t worry, there will be a next time! Stefania, Marta and team are already on the case organising the next TestFest but, for now, you can still catch up with the first edition and see videos from the conference here.