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Call for Collaboration

05 Jul 2017 / Maaret Pyhäjärvi, Franziska Sauerwein

ETC 2018 Call for Collaboration Other conferences call for papers or proposals. We call for collaboration.

TL;DR: Propose an idea or outline for a session. We are selecting based on discussions via Skype/Hangouts. Event: ETC 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands 19.-20.2.2018. Compensation: Speaker travel expenses guaranteed by the conference. Deadline: Submit by August 20th.


Our conference

European Testing Conference 2017 takes place in Amsterdam, Netherlands February 19.-20.2.2018. The conference travels annually to different locations in Europe.

We are setting up the best practical testing conference that represents testing as different people know it: testers, developers, business analysts and managers. We recognize that testing is continuous, and we want to learn to do its different flavors better through sharing ideas and experiences in spirit of dialog. We seek to understand.

Looking for sessions

To find the right people to share in this conference, we want to collaborate with the existing and emerging speaker communities. We find our professional home communities to be those of agile and context-driven testing, and software craftsmanship, but actively seek to break the walls between them.

We want a good balance of European and non-European speakers and a good balance of craftsmanship and (exploratory) testing backgrounds.

We ask you to collaborate on three types of sessions:

  1. Talks of ideas with practical applicability (30 minutes)
  2. Demos of ideas in use – show and tell (40 minutes)
  3. Workshops of hands-on experiences for participants (90 minutes)

We ask you to collaborate, because we believe the best results come out of working together. We want you to share your topic and excitement, and collaborate before you invest heavily in making the session final as a proposal.

We acknowledge we can’t fit all the great sessions there are. So we want to make it mutually efficient while enabling great content we as organizers would be unaware of. We believe there’s more value out of the collaboration than just our conference talk selection through getting to know one another.

When you respond to the call and we’re considering you, we’ll have a 15-minute Skype/Hangouts session with you to talk about your idea. If you get cut from consideration just for not having space in our talk budget for your type of idea, we’ll let you know by email. We expect the finalized abstract from those who we choose, not as criteria of entry. Timeframe for the discussions is August and September, and this call closes on August 20th.

What we have to offer:

  • entry to participate and present at a great conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands 19.-20.2.2018

  • travel expenses and hotel 3 nights reimbursed

  • Profit sharing – we share ½ of the profits with the speakers. You get part of the honorarium pot that translates to money, based on the conference’s financial success and the length of your session

What we expect:

  • Speakers who can stay and participate for the duration of the conference. This is very important to having a great learning environment.

Come. Learn. Do. Teach. Test.

TestLab is Open

09 Feb 2017 / Maaret Pyhäjärvi

European Testing Conference Test Lab is open. Altom Consulting’s Adina and Dolly give you great chances of trying out things hands on every break and during many sessions. Just go and join in the 2017 conference.</a>

Pre-Conference Trainings

09 Sep 2016 / Maaret Pyhäjärvi

The two-day European Testing Conference brings to Helsinki a lot of amazing speakers - over 30 names around the globe. We’re giving you a chance to select to spend more time with some of them on full day pre-conference trainings. You can acquire training tickets separately, or in cheaper in a bundle with the conference ticket.

We have 7 amazing full day pre-conference trainings for you to select from. The trainings are delivered by:

Fiona Charles (@FionaCCharles)

Kevlin Henney (@KevlinHenney) teaches Software Craftmanship full-day class.

Liz Keogh (@Lunivore)

Angie Jones (@techgirl1908) teaches Starting Out with Selenium full-day class.

Gitte Klitgaard (@nativewired) & Aki Salmi (@rinkkasatiainen) teach a shared full-day class Effective Communication.

Maaret Pyhäjärvi (@maaretp) teaches Mob Testing, for both exploratory and automated tasks on a full-day class.

Matt Lavoie (@MattPLavoie) & Daniel Billing (@theTestDoctor) do half-day each on the theme of two most important parafunctional areas - Usability and Security.

Join us for enjoying their messages and many others in Helsinki, Finland in February 2017! Tickets are available with Early Bird Prices (550 euros + VAT for a day of training or two days of conference) until end of October.