Get ‘hands-on’ at the EuroSTAR Test Lab!

There is no better place to improve your testing skill and knowledge, than at a software testing conference. The EuroSTAR Conference is the largest and longest running gathering of testers, QA engineers in Europe.

The famous ‘Test Lab’ was first introduced at the 2008 EuroSTAR Conference and has become so popular that other testing events have followed suit. There is no substitute for the original Test Lab and each year Founders James Lyndsay and Bart Knaack add their unique magic to the EuroSTAR Test Lab supported by our Test Lab volunteers.

What is the Test Lab?

The EuroSTAR Test Lab is your opportunity to gain hands-on testing experience on ideas you’ve heard about at the Conference.  It allows you to learn something new outside of the conventional conference talks and your everyday working environment.

Run by Testers for Testers, we have set up a range of environments and testable systems to help you practice what you’ve learned. It is an open, friendly atmosphere to include you in conversation and discussion no matter what your level of experience, and have put together plenty of testing challenges to get you started.

Join fellow testers and QA professionals by completing practical challenges, exercises and games to improve your testing.

The annual Testers Party will return next year. It is always a great opportunity to connect with the wider EuroSTAR Community of testers and quality assurance engineers, team leads, SDETs and more

Meet the 2020 Test Lab

EuroSTAR Conference Volunteer

Dawn Haynes

Dawn Haynes is CEO, testing coach, and consultant for PerfTestPlus, Inc. A highly regarded trainer of software testers, Dawn blends experience with a real-world view to provide testers with tools and techniques to help them generate new approaches to common and complex software testing problems. Passionate about improving the state of testing, Dawn engages with testers through writing, social media, training, meetups, and testing conferences worldwide. Selected in 2010 as one of twelve women of influence in Software Test and Performance magazine, Dawn is a founding member of the International Society for Software Testing, and a lifetime member, former secretary, and director of the Association for Software Testing.

Explore the Test Lab at the EuroSTAR Conference


Previous Test Lab Crew

2019 Test Lab in Prague was run by Dawn Haynes, Julie Gardner and Lenka Moutelikova

2018 Test Lab in The Hague was run by Martin Jansson, Ani Ghazaryan and David Jonasson

2017 Test Lab in Copenhagen was run by Eddy Bruin and Stefana Ioana Chiorean with apprentices Raluca Duduman and Daan Koolman.

2016 Test Lab in Stockholm was run by Bart Knaack and James Lyndsay with Apprentices Stefana Ioana Chiorean and Eddy Bruin.

2015 Test Lab in Maastricht was run by Adina Moldovan and Guna Petrova with Apprentices: Susan van de Ven, Jyothi Rangaiah and Carly Dyson.

2014 Test Lab in Dublin was run by Ruud Cox and Adina Moldovan with the support of and their crew: Erik Stärling and Ru Cindrea, as well as with the help of their apprentices: Emma Keaveny and Guna Petrova.