About

Testing Excellence Award

Testing Excellence logoThe ‘EuroSTAR Testing Excellence Award’ is presented annually to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the field of software testing within Europe. The award seeks to promote leadership, contribution and effectiveness in testing process and implementation.

Congratulations to James Lyndsay on receiving the Testing Excellence Award for 2015.

James has been testing since 1986. He’s worked independently since setting up Workroom Productions in1994, and helps organisations to find surprises, to adapt their approaches, and to keep their testers interested. A regular keynote speaker and teacher at international events, and an active participant in a variety of testing communities, James has written award-winning papers, built the Black Box puzzles, kicked off the TestLab and runs the London Exploratory Workshop in Testing.

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    18th European Testing Excellence Award Winner

    Name: Graham Freeburn

    Award: 18th EuroSTAR Testing Excellence Award (2016)

    Venue: Stockholm, Sweden

  • James Lyndsay

    17th European Testing Excellence Award Winner

    Name: James Lyndsay

    Award: 17th EuroSTAR Testing Excellence Award (2015)

    Venue: Maastricht, the Netherlands

  • Derk-Jan de Grood

    16th European Testing Excellence Award Winner

    Name: Derk-Jan de Grood

    Award:  EuroSTAR Testing Excellence Award (2014)

    Venue: Dublin, Ireland

    “When I went to the EuroSTAR conference for the first time in 2004, I did not know what the Testing Excellence Award was.  Over the years the award grew to me in value.  I remember the first Award Gala, when I humbly thought; “Well maybe… maybe, I would like to win this award, if I could”. Ever since, the award triggered me to think about what I wanted to contribute to our profession.

    To me, this defines the true value of the Testing Excellence Award. It shows us that we need to lead the community and share our vision and knowledge in such a way that others can take it yet another step further. To first time delegates the award might not mean that much yet, but a future winner is among them. I hope that among them are a few that got inspired to share their stories and opinions.

    But for now I am truly trilled that I am actually holding the award. I am overwhelmed by the large support the nomination got from all those colleagues whom I respect for their contribution to the trade and that have become friends over the years. I would like to thank them all, including my employer Valori who supports me in my contributions to the testing community” 

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    15th European Testing Excellence Award Winner

    Name: Jerry Weinberg

    Award: 15th European Testing Excellence Award (2013)

    Venue: Gothenburg, Sweden

    I’m simply blown away by your announcement. Over the years, I’ve simply been doing my job – helping smart people be happy and productive. Influencing testing toward greater professionalism seems just a natural part of that task.

    The many letters from my students and colleagues brought tears to my eyes. I guess they’re all true, but I’ve never seen all that feedback collected in one place.

    Well, I don’t know what else I can tell you. Suffice it to say that although I’ve written millions of published words, I’m so overwhelmed that I can’t think of any more words to offer you.

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    14th European Testing Excellence Award Winner

    Name: Bob van de Burgt

    Award: 14th European Testing Excellence Award (2012)

    Venue: Amsterdam, Netherlands

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    13th European Testing Excellence Award Winner

    Name: Julian Harty

    Award: 13th European Testing Excellence Award (2011)

    Venue: Manchester, UK

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    12th European Testing Excellence Award Winner

    Name: Paul Gerrard

    Award: 12th European Testing Excellence Award (2010)

    Venue: Copenhagen, Denmark

  • anne mette hass

    11th European Testing Excellence Award Winner

    Name: Anne Mette Hass

    Award: 11th European Testing Excellence Award (2009)

    Venue: Stockholm, Sweden

  • geoff thompson

    10th European Testing Excellence Award Winner

    Name: Geoff Thompson

    Award: 10th European Testing Excellence Award (2008)

    Venue: The Hague, Netherlands

  • eric van veenendaal

    9th European Testing Excellence Award Winner

    Name: Eric Van Veenendaal

    Award: 9th European Testing Excellence Award (2007)

    Venue: Stockholm, Sweden

  • geoff quentin

    8th European Testing Excellence Award Winner

    NameGeoff Quentin

    Award8th European Testing Excellence Award (2006)

    VenueManchester, UK

  • andy redwood

    7th European Testing Excellence Award Winner

    Name: Andy Redwood

    Award7th European Testing Excellence Award (2005)

    Venue: Copenhagen, Denmark

  • lloyd roden

    6th European Testing Excellence Award Winner

    NameLloyd Roden

    Award: 6th European Testing Excellence Award (2004)

    VenueCologne, Germany

  • tim koomen

    5th European Testing Excellence Award Winner

    Name: Tim Koomen

    Award: 5th European Testing Excellence Award (2003)

    Venue: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • graham babel

    4th European Testing Excellence Award Winner

    NameGraham Babel

    Award4th European Testing Excellence Award (2002)

    VenueEdinburgh, Scotland

  • stuart reid

    3rd European Testing Excellence Award Winner

    Name: Stuart Reid

    Award: 3rd European Testing Excellence Award (2001)

    Venue: Stockholm, Sweden

  • dorothy graham

    2nd IBM/EuroSTAR Testing Excellence Award Winner

    NameDorothy Graham

    Award2nd IBM/EuroSTAR Testing Excellence Award EuroSTAR 99

    VenueBarcelona, Spain

  • martin pol (1)

    1st IBM/EuroSTAR Testing Excellence Award Winner

    Name: Martin Pol

    Award: 1st IBM/EuroSTAR Testing Excellence Award EuroSTAR 98

    Venue: Munich, Germany

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