The EuroSTAR Call for Speakers is open for our 2023 conference at Antwerp Zoo, Belgium. Nestled in the heart of Antwerp conservation zoo and embedded in nature, for 2023 we are going beyond conventional space – think sprawling architecture, rooms gleaming with natural sunlight, magnificent nature, and majestic animals.
If you’re keen to speak on the EuroSTAR stage and share your software testing knowledge and expertise in this incredible space, we’d love to hear from you! Our community is all about coming together and sharing knowledge – so whether you’re a novice or seasoned tester, this is your opportunity to share your real-life experiences, and help others learn and grow.
2023 conference theme
This year’s theme is ‘Software Development is a Social Activity‘, in homage to Jerry Weinberg and his legacy. Often, the hard part of working in software isn’t the technology and the tools – the actual challenge is all the social interactions that go into the work in a team, company, or between companies and their customers.
People work together in teams, and our day-to-day lives are filled with social interactions and communication. How do we interact with the software? What are the tests performed communicating back to us? How does a human communicate with a machine, and then back to another human? The tools and languages we use influence our work and the shape of the organizations, the interactions, and the communications.
Below are some suggestions on topics that are welcome. However, tools and technology submissions are welcome too – communication and interaction take many shapes and forms.
● Software testing
● Test automation and its role in the work we do
● Team building
● Creating healthy organisations
● The pandemic, increased remote work, and its impact on how we work with it
● Group dynamics
● Leadership & Management
● Recruiting good testers and developers
● Methods of collaboration
● Accessibility testing
● Internationalisation and localisation testing
● Diversity, equality, and inclusion
We’re so excited to see everyone at Antwerp Zoo, and we’re blown away by the inspirational setting – did you know that all profits made by the convention centre are invested into research and nature conservation worldwide?
If you’re feeling inspired, check out the full submission details, and start thinking about the story you want to share. We look forward to getting your submission, and seeing you speak on the EuroSTAR stage next June.