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6 Reasons to Attend a Software Testing Conference-->
Internet is a pool of information that is giving us a wide selection of podcasts, webinars and articles we can read and educate on. But while you are sitting at your desk and taking in all this knowledge, you may want to think of all the other knowledge you are missing. And conferences are a great way to open up to new ideas and absorb a wide variety of news. There are more benefits to attending a conference in person, but here are our top 6 reasons.
1. Meet Experts
One of the biggest reasons to attend a software testing conference in person is to meet the brilliant minds behind the great tools and software. Meeting your idols in person will help you connect , get inspired and absorb useful information.
2. Connect in Real Life
OK, so you follow your favourite software testing brands on Twitter and Instagram, but what if you meet this person in real-life and connect through actual communication? You’re most likely going to create a stronger bond. Our EuroSTAR conferences have opportunities for attendees to mix and mingle, form new relationships, and strengthen existing ones.
3. Experience the Energy of Like-Minded People
You may think many software testers, developers, engineers and test Managers are serious, and awkward to be around due to their busy and pressuring day jobs. Wrong! You will be amazed how energetic it is to hang around with like-minded people at a conference. After all you are here to not only learn, but network and have a good time.
4. Discuss Your Thoughts
Grab yourself a glass of wine, coffee or whatever you are in the mood for and start chatting away. Share your ideas, discuss current problems you are experiencing if you are wokring on a new app of software. Opening up will help you get some help and ideas as well.
5. Present your Idea
Conferences are a fantastic way to present your thoughts on a big screen for others to see. Sharing your research in a conference helps you in many ways. Firstly, it presents your work to the scientific circle of like-minded people who have the skills, knowledge and intelligence to offer you amazing feedback. Presenting your work can also help you become more recognizable in the field you work in. You will gain followers who admire your work.
6. Keep up to Date With New Trends
There are so many great ways to learn and sharpen your skills these days, as mentioned earlier, you can read articles, listen to webinars, watch videos on YouTube, and attend webinars, just to name a few. But meeting brilliant minds and discussing your thoughts and opinions with them will give you a strong feedback. Additionally, meeting with other individuals in real life will give you the opportunity to have your eyes, ears and mind open for a fresh way of thinking through hearing other people’s experiences and expertise.
With these 6 benefits to back up with, the conclusion is simple- attending an event in real life is a great and memorable experience. Give it a try and you will be hooked on software testing conferences fro good! If you need more convincing into heading to a conference, take a look at our gallery and find out how great it is to attend!