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RisingSTAR – A Competition for Software Testers-->
EuroSTAR is well-known for its amazing competitions running throughout the year where the winner get tickets to our conference. And this competition ain’t a boring one. RisingSTAR is one of our biggest competitions and it’s directly focused on software testing fans. So, before further ado, let’s explain what RisingSTAR competition is all about.
WHAT IS RISINGSTAR?
RisingSTAR is a competition for testers who wish to share their knowledge with others. Entrants need to show that his/her idea is valuable to software makers, and relevant to software testers. Show your idea and give the why, what and how behind it! The RisingSTAR Award will stimulate innovation in the software testing industry with an aspirational award to encourage people to develop their ideas.
WHAT CAN YOU WIN?
There is a lot to win when you enter this competition and as we mentioned before it’s one of our biggest competitions: Not only tickets and recognition are being won, so here is the list:
- Full conference ticket (with social events) for 2018 EuroSTAR Conference
- Recognition & Publicity
- EuroSTAR will also pay for flights & accommodation
- Mentorship & Support – half day from each of ‘The Supporters’
- A platform at next year’s EuroSTAR to showcase the winning idea
- A bursary – funded by €50 contribution from each of ‘The Supporters’
- Ongoing exposure to the wider EuroSTAR testing community via the online EuroSTAR Huddle Community.
HOW TO ENTER?
This is a no brainer – you simply fill in the form and provide us with all the details about your idea. Some questions include: Who does it help? How are they using it? How does it help them? How are you doing what you do? What makes it special? What do you need to fix? What are your next steps? How will you take them? And so on… It’s OK if you aren’t able to answer all of them. Just give us a clear description of what is your idea.
WHO WILL BE VOTING?
In creating the RisingSTAR Award, the software testing community have come together to collectively support new voices in our industry. These are experienced people looking after the competition. They are called the “Supporters” and each of those “supporters” are respected testing experts who have committed to supporting the winner of the RisingSTAR Award over a 12 month period. You have take a sneak peek at the previous RisingSTAR supporters here.
WHEN WILL THE WINNER BE ANNOUNCED
The winner will be announced on Wednesday November 14th at the EuroSTAR Awards Night! Their story will be promoted and the end result will be presented at EuroSTAR 2019.
EXCITED AND READY TO ENTER?
If you are interested in RisingSTAR and you want your idea to be recognized in the software testing world, then enter the competition now. Good luck!