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 take place Tuesday 12th November and is always a great opportunity to connect with the wider EuroSTAR Community of testers and quality assurance engineers, team leads, SDETs and more! Find out more about EuroSTAR at Night events.

“If you want to spice up your EuroSTAR experience and bring back experiential practice, don’t miss the opportunity of meeting passionate people at the Test Lab. And if you want to double-spice it, apply to be the next Test Lab apprentice.” Shmuel Gershon


Meet the Test Lab Crew at the EuroSTAR Conference


Previous Test Lab Crew

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

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

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

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

The 2014 Test Lab at 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.


Each year the Test Lab fills up with testers trying out different tools, games, challenges and more. The Test Lab needs equipment to run successfully. If you are a company and would like to sponsor devices, would like to donate devices for the length of the Conference, sponsor challenges and events, then get in touch with our sponsorship team here.

The 2018 Test Lab was held with support from sponsors; HCL OneTest and Xray – a huge thank you for your continued support!






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