THE MAN BEHIND THE MASK

About

Follow these links to find information connected to Let’s Test, as well as information about the organization behind the Let’s Test conferences and events.

About the organization

When we say ”for testers, by testers” we mean that our main goal for these conferences is to make them a valuable experience for all participants, not to make profit. We are ourselves a team made up of serious, passionate and professional testers. After attending the original Let’s Test conferences that started in Sweden in 2012, we decided to bring the magic to beautiful South Africa to foster the testing community in Africa and provide an opportunity for others to visit our gorgeous country and share and learn at the same time! You can be sure that we’ll never compromise on the “for testers, by testers” principle.

We write this to let you know who the people behind the conference you’re about to attend are. We’re not anonymous; we’re testers, who not only talk the talk, but also walk the walk. We aim to organise the sort of conferences that we ourselves like to attend and we highly appreciate any feedback that would help us to improve the conference experience for you.

Cheers,

The Let’s Test Organizers

Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LetsTest_Conf

Louise Perold, Cindy Carless and Matthew Broadley

Confer

Take a look at these two excerpts from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.

Con-fer {on, with} to talk together; compare opinions
Con-fe-rence a meeting held so that opinions and ideas on a subject, or a number of subjects, can be exchanged

Let’s Test – the context-driven way is a conference and we meet to confer. It’s all about exchanging opinions and ideas in the field of testing. Our goal is that everyone will leave the conference high in spirit and with new ideas. We will do all we can to help accomplish this.

There will be time for moderated discussions after each talk. Each session will be about two thirds presentation and one third discussion. Both keynotes and track sessions will be open for discussions. Use the opportunity to get clarification or challenge some point that you don’t fully agree with.

All attending, speakers and delegates, will mingle in the same space. Approach anyone and strike up a conversation, ask questions, comment on a presentation, interact and explore the possibilities inherent in a large group of testers assembled in the same place. If you don’t feel up to joining an ongoing discussion just listen in. There’s a good chance you’ll be asked for your thoughts. Grab the opportunity and go for it.

Since we all are staying at the hotel that is the venue there’ll be plenty of time to interact and network. There will be some events during the evenings as well as time for discussions and sharing of experiences and we hope all attendees will enjoy themselves and get a taste of the what real conferring at a conference can be like. Thoughts may pop up over dinner and discussions will evolve. Perhaps you pick up the discussion again over breakfast and new light will spread on the subject at hand.

Take the opportunity to discuss your thoughts with the speakers over coffee after dinner. This is an opportunity to talk to your peers and to learn and challenge yourself and others. It’s not something you want to miss out on!

Remember that we have to limit the number of attendees in order to make the conference format work and to be able to accommodate all attendees. Sign up soon to make sure you are one of those attending Let’s Test.

Let's Test Conferences on Context-Driven Testing - For Testers, By Testers

When we say ”for testers, by testers” we mean that our main goal for these conferences is to make them a valuable experience for all participants, not to make a profit. We are ourselves a team made up of serious, passionate and professional testers. After attending the original Let’s Test conferences that started in Sweden in 2012, we decided to bring the magic to beautiful South Africa to foster the testing community in Africa and provide an opportunity for others to visit our gorgeous country and share and learn at the same time! You can be sure that we’ll never compromise on the “for testers, by testers” principle.