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Celebrating 25 years of EuroSTAR!
The EuroSTAR Software Testing Conference proudly celebrates 25 years of software testing conferences this year and to commemorate this achievement, we’re compiling a limited edition pocketbook which will be gifted as a memento for conference attendees attending our jubilee celebration in Copenhagen.
Since the October 25th 1993, when the first EuroSTAR Conference took place in London, EuroSTAR has occupied a place of prominence in the calendar of many of the world’s most forward-thinking testing professionals.
The annual gathering at EuroSTAR has taken place in the final quarter of every year since 1993 visiting 14 different cities – Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Cologne, Copenhagen, Dublin, Edinburgh, Gothenburg, London, Maastricht, Manchester, Munich, Stockholm and The Hague, hosting over 12,000 attendees along the way.
More recently, EuroSTAR’s reach has extended throughout the globe through our online testing community Huddle and our 25th year has also seen us add UKSTAR to our conference offering – a dedicated, annual 2-day conference in the heart of London.
The Little Book of Testing Wisdom
To commemorate this historic milestone, we have asked 25 friends of EuroSTAR – leading experts in the field of software testing – to pen a short chapter for this software testing pocketbook entitled ‘The Little Book of Testing Wisdom’. Over the course of the last quarter century, this list of luminaries has contributed significantly to the field of software testing but also to the continued success of EuroSTAR – as a conference – and more broadly as a community committed to advancing the craft of software testing.
Amongst the contributors to this book, we have 10 winners of the European Testing Excellence Award and six former EuroSTAR Programme Chairs as well as previous Programme Committee members, Best Conference Paper winners and Best Tutorial winners from past EuroSTAR Conferences and regular contributors to the free bank of software testing resources available on Huddle.
Many of the authors represent what may be considered the ‘old guard’ of EuroSTAR – the United Kingdom, Netherlands and Scandinavia – those influencers who have played a pivotal part since the formative years of EuroSTAR in the 1990’s and early 2000’s. In total, 10 countries are represented in this pocketbook – a snapshot of the international dimension to EuroSTAR which continues to expand with a network now spanning five continents!
After 25 years, we are delighted to be able to say that we have welcomed delegates (including speakers) from a total of 74 countries and each iteration of the conference now attracts attendees representing 300+ countries from somewhere between 40-50 different countries from across the globe – a unique statistic!
The full list of contributors:
Michael Bolton, Hans Buwalda, Fiona Charles, Anne-Marie Charrett, Derk-Jan de Grood, Rikard Edgren, Isabel Evans, John Fodeh, Paul Gerrard, Shmuel Gershon, Dorothy Graham, Julian Harty, Anne-Mette Hass, Rob Lambert, James Lyndsay, Rik Marselis, Fran O’Hara, Declan O’Riordan, Stuart Reid, Alan Richardson, Huib Schoots, Ruud Teunissen, Geoff Thompson, Bob van de Burgt and Erik van Veenendaal.
EuroSTAR founder Bill Hetzel will pen a foreword to the book and a limited print run will be shipped to Copenhagen in time for the 25th Conference at the Bella Center next month!
A special ‘thank you’ to all of those who have taken the time to contribute to this pocketbook.