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TeamSTAR Competition 2016: Everything you need to know!-->
The format for TeamSTAR is a little different this year but don’t worry, we have all the information you need right here
For the last few years, TeamSTAR has been a video competition where participating teams were asked to create a video which reflects the theme of the upcoming conference. This year we want teams (max 4 per team) to host a local testing meetup in their home town where they will discuss this years EuroSTAR Conference theme:
Learning to test, Testing to learn
The winning team will receive four free tickets to the upcoming EuroSTAR Conference 2016 in Stockholm this October 31st – November 3rd.
The competition will be broken into 3 stages: Stage 1 – Submitting details of your proposed meetup. Stage 2 – Hosting your meetup, Stage 3 – Reporting on your meetup. Let me explain a little bit more about what we expect from each stage.
Stage 1 – Submitting Details of Meetup
Here we want you to plan your proposed meetup i.e. Where will it take place? What time is it on? What is your agenda for the day?
Once you’ve decided on the meetup details, go ahead an schedule your meetup using an event hosting website such as meetup.com. After you’ve scheduled your meetup, we want you to submit the details of your event on the EuroSTAR website.
We’ll send you out a box of goodies to help you promote and host your meetup!
(Don’t forget, the theme of the meetup is ‘Learning to test, testing to learn’)
Deadline for submitting meetup details – July 26th
Stage 2 – Hosting Your Meetup
By now your meetup details are in, you’ve got an action packed agenda and lots of eager teasers ready to discuss the EuroSTAR theme 2016, so go ahead and host your event!
Here we want you to make sure that everything runs smoothly throughout the day and don’t forget to document everything (take photos, update social media, get testimonials etc.) so that people at home can see how things are going.
Deadline for hosting your meetup – September 9th
Stage 3 – Reporting on the Meetup
Your meetup may be over, but we’re not finished yet! In this final stage we want you to write a a blog post about your meetup and tell us all about:
- How did your meetup go?
- Who was there?
- What did ye talk about?
- What conclusions were made?
and any other information that you feel is important to share.
Deadline for blogging about your meetup – September 16th
The winning team will be selected by a judging panel provided by EuroSTAR Conferences. They will be looking at:
- How will did you plan and execute your meetup
- How well did you communicate the event online e.g. social media updates
- Your feedback from the meetup
Winners Announced – September Newsletter (28th)
If you’ve any questions about the competition, just type them in the comments section below.
Best of luck to all the teams!