Be part of the EuroSTAR Software Testing Community!

The Huddle is a community focused area at the EuroSTAR Conference. It is a place to meet fellow quality assurance experts and network between official talks and sessions.

Located in the heart of the EuroSTAR Expo, The Huddle will play host to a variety of activities and networking events, ran by the Huddle Team of volunteers. It is aimed at connecting diverse and international delegates with all QA professionals such as Developers in Test, Performance Testers, Team Leaders, Automation Testers, Agile Teams, enabling knowledge sharing outside of the official talks. It is a welcoming place to come meet new friends and take a break from the busy day. 

Whether this is your first conference or you are a seasoned veteran, the EuroSTAR Huddle is aimed at offering something for everyone. It’s the best place to come and have a chat with the EuroSTAR team or indeed get some advice and help from the Huddle team.

What happens in the EuroSTAR Community Huddle Area?

SoapBox Sessions

This is your time to shine, take to the SoapBox stage at EuroSTAR for an impromptu sharing session on a testing topic of your choice. Share your wisdom with other delegates. To take part, simply contact us now. The schedule will be released in the weeks coming up the conference.

Lean Coffee

This is a structured, but agenda-less session, led by the Community Huddle Team.  Attendees gather, create the agenda of testing topics and commence talking about each topic. This session starts at 8:00 am and welcomes all attendees with various levels of testing experience.

Speaker Couch Sessions

For anyone who is ‘conferenced-out’, join the conference speakers for a personal and welcoming chat on the EuroSTAR Huddle couches. Led by conference speakers, this is a chance for you to network and learn from the industry experts, in relaxed and comfortable environment. 

Giveaways & SWAG

Take part in the games and competitions to win some awesome EuroSTAR Huddle swag! Meet the EuroSTAR Huddle team during the networking breaks, find out what prizes are up for grabs & take home some super cool prizes. 

Games & Stickers

Show off your unique personality with the help of stickers for your delegate badge. Whether its your home country, your favourite testing topic or your favourite hobby, the stickers are always a huge hit at EuroSTAR!

Take a breather from the busy schedule, relax & play some games – go fishing in the duck pond, play a round of cards, there are lots of games to choose from. 

1st Time Delegate Welcome

Will this year be your first EuroSTAR? Join the Huddle Team to network with Conference veterans. Discover how to make the most out of your EuroSTAR experience. Learn how you can get involved with the testing community at the 1st Timer Welcome Session.

Visit the Online Huddle Today

Do you love great software testing resources? Do you hate paying for testing resources? The online Huddle is the answer to your problems. Whether you’re a SDET, test architect, QA engineer, team lead, QA manager – any quality assurance professional, we’ve got something for you!

Visit the Huddle Online and avail of free software testing resources. Brand new content such as; eBook’s, Webinars, Podcasts, Forum posts, Blog posts, released every week. 

With resources on test automation, agile testing, artificial intelligence, performance testing, big data testing, security testing, API testing, you name it, the Huddle has it! Sign up to mailing EuroSTAR list to receive the latest resources before anyone else. 


Meet the 2018 Huddle Team

Chris Armstrong

I am a husband to my wonderful wife, father to two highly energetic young boys, a fan of football (soccer and handegg), (debatably) good films, TV and music; as accentuated by a fascination of the Eurovision Song Contest. But more importantly (in this context at least),

I am a professional software tester. I have worked through the last thirteen years in the games industry, smart energy sector and now in test, measurement and diagnostics.I have experienced the breadth of the software life-cycle, participated in manual and automated test (or checks, if you prefer), designed and implemented automation frameworks, and even been release manager. And yet, I still know nothing…..I have so much to learn and here you will hopefully join in my journey.

Gosia Piekarska

Gosia for years was working both in business and education. A few years ago decided to develop a career path in Computer Science. She gained relevant the knowledge and skills at Computer Science studies and continues to expand it through courses and online workshops. She has been focusing her work on Software Testing for e-commerce applications as quality is the key for a good product creation. Her biggest interest lays in Performance Testing, she believes this is still an important area  with room for a significant improvement. In free time she loves to spend time on a dance floor dancing with her husband and travelling with her daughter.

Unzile Algul Community Huddle

Unzile Algul

Unzile Algul is currently working on Data Process as a software testing consultant. She is concerning test automation and her colleagues enthusiastic. She has a special interest in project management and business analysis. She is a strategy committee member of TestIstanbul Conference and was on the working party for the ISTQB Advanced Level Syllabus in Turkish and some of Turkey Software Quality Reports (TSQR) through Turkish Testing Board. She is a member of Istanbul Asia Toastmaster as well

Miroslava Nikolova

I am QA Lead at Object Systems International with more than 8 years of experience in the IT field. I am passionate about automated testing, high-quality code and continuous improvement. In my free time, I love attending rock concerts, travelling and exploring new countries. I love meeting new people, sharing experience and volunteering.

Be part of the 2019 EuroSTAR Community Huddle