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Supporting Organisation Profile – BCS SIGIST, UK-->
BCS SIGIST is the UK EuroSTAR Supporting Organisation. What this means for members is that all BCS SIGIST members are entitled to a special 10% discount on their EuroSTAR registration! Upon registration, make sure that you select the Supporting Organisation discount option and select BCS SIGIST. This is then added on to the Early Bird discount, giving you extra savings.
EuroSTAR Supporting Organisations are software testing special interest groups across Europe, who strive to provide excellent training & networking opportunities for their network of members. For more information on the various EuroSTAR Supporting Organisations, click here.
The BCS SIGIST was established in 1989 to further the interests/education of software/system testers, and is now the largest independent group of testers in the UK. It hosts conferences five times each year in London with presentations on all aspects of testing as well as providing a good opportunity for members to network.
The SIGIST also runs a library, hosts book reviews and has an exhibition by vendors of testing tools/services running in parallel with each conference. A newsletter is issued on a regular basis to keep members in touch, with news/articles etc. The SIGIST invites Keynote Speakers who are renowned internationally for their testing experience to present papers, providing members with the opportunity to question them on aspects of testing. Occasionally the conferences also include BOF (Birds of a Feather) sessions allowing individuals to join a group to discuss specific testing issues.
The SIGIST is one of the largest Special Interest Groups within the BCS, always attracting large attendances. There are nearly 3,000 testers on their database, and membership provides a number of preferential benefits.