Since 1993, we’ve been bringing testers together at Europe’s largest software testing conference. That’s 29 years of expert talks and sessions, sharing new ideas, and forming thousands of friendships. This year, we’re amping up the experience with a truly global online programme: 50+ diverse, educational sessions; 53 superstar speakers from 14 different countries, and a global community of testers. It’s all here, and there’s SO much of it happening. So, we’ve narrowed it down to 10 things you can’t miss at EuroSTAR 2021. Get your ticket now and join us next week – Sep 28-30th.
Meet the people who have the deep technical knowledge you’re seeking. Discuss the topics that matter the most to you. Leap into action with real learnings you can apply both professionally and personally. Make lifelong friends with people who share the same passions.
1. Aha! moments at inspiring keynotes
The EuroSTAR Conference always draws the biggest names in testing, ready to share their experiences with you – successes, failures, & breakthroughs, and you don’t want to miss the amazing lightbulb moments our keynotes are sparking this year. Michiel Boreel shares his insights on digital happiness and the impact of AI on machines. Janet Gregory dives into ways you can engage with your testing activities and accelerate your learning. Maaret Pyhäjärvi highlights the importance of agency and how to foster that in an organization. Rob Lambert talks about 10 useful techniques you can use to move people into motion and enact change, and Aprajita Mathur shares her journey of testing bioinformatics applications.
2. The actionable tutorials
EuroSTAR tutorials are in-depth training sessions with our expert trainers, and it’s where you learn those practical new skills that you just can’t wait to put into practice in your work. We have a whopping 14 half-day interactive tutorials this year, hosted by a star line-up of speakers including Rik Marselis, Dawn Haynes, Michael Bolton, Jana Gierloff, Tariq King, Mette Bruhn-Pederson, and lots more. Topics include (deep breath) agile, BDD, automation, collaboration, QA, continuous delivery, security, AI, testing teams, gamification, risk… whatever you’re working with, we’ve got you covered. Bring your questions, problems, curiosity & a fresh notebook. Check out our full line up of tutorials here.
3. Fresh insights at track talks
Track talks are 30 mins long – bite-sized learning opportunities that pack a punch. We have 30 track talks at EuroSTAR this year, brought to you by Isabel Evans, Tina Christin Syversen, Erik Fogg, Veerle Verhagen, Peter Collewijn, and lots more incredible speakers. Whatever your topic of interest or expertise, there’s plenty of knowledge and insights for you to build on. Here’s just a few examples of what you will take away from track talks.
- why testing must be done as a whole team approach
- how to build sustainable continuous performance pipelines in large-scale enterprises
- use the VOICE model to understand your objectives and why you are testing
- understand why testing AI systems is different to testing traditional rule based systems
- how to authorise API requests correctly – and test it
- learn a complete ‘CSI’ algorithm to deal with the most difficult test cases
4. Community spirit in Huddle
EuroSTAR is a global gathering rooted in community. And of course, the heart of that community lies in Huddle – we invite you to take part in all the conversations and fun that happens in our amazing community sessions throughout the conference.
It’s also an ideal place to go if you’re a first time attendee. Here are just some of the great things happening this year: we’ve got Lean coffee every morning as a great way to kickstart your day, bonus sessions with speakers on topics such as collaboration, mob testing, building your personal brand, and lots more; plus the Huddle Hangout Games Party on Monday, and lots of chances to win prizes and giveaways.
5. The thrill of lightning strikes
The concept of Lightning Strikes is to challenge speakers to give an engaging talk in just 5 minutes… 8 speakers each have 5 minutes and just two slides to give a complete presentation on their chosen topic. If they don’t finish on time, lightning will strike and they have to (virtually) leave the stage immediately! This year’s topic is experimentation. Who will convey their points clearly and quickly? Who will be unceremoniously struck down? Join us to find out.
6. The impromptu conversations
We all know that conversations spill outside of the speaker sessions, and that’s usually where new ideas are born, discussions and opinions are shared and debated. At EuroSTAR 2021, you can meet and jump into conversations with the world’s largest testing community This is is an opportunity to connect and meet people from very different backgrounds and experiences. There are always groups of people gathering to discuss different methodologies and their merits: agile, devops, and anything else you want to talk about. What conversations will you join?
7. The cool prizes and swag
Trying cool new tools and demos from vendors is all part of the conference experience, and our online expo will be buzzing. It draws some of the biggest companies in the world armed with solutions for you, and it’s a great place to visit between sessions. Stay on top of what’s new in testing tools, check out tons of cool demos, get 1:1 help on video chat … and of course, win prizes and bring home some cool swag. Visit the Expo booths throughout the conference to find out how you can get your hands on some of these incredible prizes.
8 Solving problems at the Test Clinic
The Test Clinic helps you solve your software testing problems, with the help of Our ‘Test Doctors’ – industry experts with years of testing experience and knowledge. They’re on hand to offer coaching and guidance on ideas and solutions. Every year the Test Doctors strive to solve 100% of problems, and won’t send you home until you have a solution to implement on your return! Is there something slowing your team down? Do you have an idea that could help others improve? Bring it to the Test Clinic. You can take part in open clinics or avail of 1:1 appointments.
9. Asking your burning questions
If you’ve ever been dying to ask a speaker a question, but didn’t get around to it during their talk or Q&A, the Ask me Anything sessions are just what you’re looking for. It’s pretty simple – it’s a dedicated session to give you a chance to ask a speaker your burning questions. We have Ask Me Anything sessions with some of the best minds in testing. This is your chance to chat to some of our speakers including Gaspar Nagy on BDD, Irja Straus on collaborating with stakeholders, Sune Engsig on automation, Ken Munro on security, and more.
10. Making new friends at SpeedMeet
With online networking opportunities, it’s easier than ever to make connections at EuroSTAR. A SpeedMeet is a great way to strike up a conversation with someone new, or a very familiar face! Our speed meet event lets you meet people for a 3 minute chat. Simply enter the speed meeting room and click to start chatting. Exchange details so that you can continue talking in 1:1 video chats on the platform if you run out of time and want to keep chatting – something that happens regularly to our attendees!
Now you know of 10 things you can’t miss at EuroSTAR 2021 – what next? There’s so much more going on, and the only thing left to do is get your ticket right now, and make sure you don’t miss out ! Join us next week, Sep 28-30th.