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Let’s Test 2020 South Africa

Let’s Test 2020 will take place in the Western Cape’s picturesque seaside town of Gordon’s Bay at the premium Krystal Beach Hotel. The hotel has a spa and beautiful blue pool on the sun deck. The elegantly appointed rooms feature stunning views of the marina and beautiful mountains in the area. The Krystal Beach Hotel is only 40km and a 35 minute drive from Cape Town International Airport.

Gordon’s Bay is a harbour town situated close to wine regions, 35kms from an African penguin colony at Stony Point, and the beautiful major attractions of Cape Town. It is named after Robert Jacob Gordon, the Dutch explorer of Scottish descent.

The conference runs for 2.5 days between 18-20 October 2020 and will have an intentional focus on the craft and community of Context Driven Testing. We will showcase not only South African talent, but also host new and familiar faces and minds from the global community.

Our Call For Proposals is now open! Closing date for your submissions is Midnight 5th April 2020 so don’t delay!

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And please have a look at our Sponsorship page if you are interested in becoming one of our valued sponsors!

Regards,
Cindy, Louise and Matthew

Need help convincing your boss?

We sometimes hear from people that they would like nothing more than to attend Let’s Test, but for some reason or another, they are having a hard time convincing their boss to open their wallet. Here are some things we suggest you try telling them to justify the “expense” (investment!).

Justification E-Mail: Attending Let’s Test (tailor to fit your situation)

To: <Insert Manager or Supervisor Name>

Subject: Attending Let’s Test South Africa 2020

I’d like to get your approval to attend Let’s Test Conference, 18-20 October 2020 at Krystal Beach, Gordon’s Bay, South Africa, just outside Cape Town.

There’s no other conference in South Africa arranged by testers for testers where I’ll have the opportunity to learn about context driven testing from local and international members of the community. I’ll have access to practitioners of the software testing craft from around the world—this is an ideal opportunity to develop a network of like-minded testers in the software industry.

These testers are committed to enhancing the value of testing in challenging project environments focused on enhancing technology deliveries to business.

I’ll be able to choose from a large number of sessions mostly aimed at testing, but including some practical workshops on writing maintainable, reusable automated tests, understanding values and norms and the impact they can have on the team, and how gaming can be used to gain valuable skills relevant to software testing! And many more. All sessions are facilitated allowing great interaction and ensuring threads of topics are not lost and questions flow adding meaning to the word confer. There will be a sessions where I can collaborate on and bed down my learnings from the day. For example, I plan to focus on:

● <<Session names and how they apply to current Projects>>

Here’s what past attendees said about their experience:

  • “I had a wonderful time, met loads of great people and learned a lot. So I think I can truly say : it was an awesome Conference”
  • “Let’s Test raises the bar for conferences”
  • “Let’s Test is rocking!! Literally”
  • “Let’s Test is one of those places where suddenly someone points out an obvious solution which has evaded you until now”
  • “A big thank you to all at Let’s Test for making it an extremely rich experience and to all the people taking the time to share and discuss ideas”

This is the approximate cost of my attending Let’s Test:
Airfare or transport applicable: R
Conference registration, hotel and meals all included for : R
Other expenses: R
Total cost: R

Attending Let’s Test SA will have huge value for me and <company, department, or organization name>. Please let me know if you have any questions, and thanks in advance for your support.

<name>

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Do you want to be seen and heard at any of the conferences?

Take the chance to be part of Let´s Test, the Context Driven testing Conferences. Be like us, be one of the pioneers!

This is a context-driven conference so we want to have sponsors that support context-driven testing.

As this is not an ordinary conference we hope you as a sponsor also become extraordinary by rethinking sponsoring with us. We hope that you become an integrated part of the conference and take effort to be remembered by attendees as something cool and valuable in contrast to merely a sponsor’s booth with free candies.

There are a number of ways of supporting our conference and you can choose what you find would be best for you and how active you want to be. If you want to meet the delegates in person you probably want to host a fun activity. However there are plenty of ways to sponsor Let´s Test, from small to spectacular to fun to challenging – it is your own choice. We think you can all find a selection of your choice. If not, make a suggestion of your own! As long as it is interesting and adds value – you’re in!

Be part of Let´s Test

We think that you want to be an integrated part of the conference by hosting some sort of activity. We want the delegates to think – hey this is fun, it is worthwhile to visit this sponsor. You will be remembered by your contribution to make the conference something special for everyone. This has been a very appreciated way to be part of Let´s Test and attendees surly remembers you. Coffee and lunch for two people is included but not access to the presentations and no lodging.

An example of activity:
There are lots of different things happenings in the evenings in the spirit of conferring and testing. During this time there will also be an open bar. You can sponsor an hour or two of the open bar with free drinks in the form of a beer, wine, softdrinks to all participants. Who will not remember a company that buys you a beer!

Other ideas are:
– Test competition and win a prize
– Workout session
– Massage
– Live band and drinks
– Host a “relax area” where attendees can hang out
– Host a barista that serves fresh coffee – with your brand on cups and on the barista wagon.
– or you pitch us your idea and I’m sure we can work it out

We will not have any sponsor booths. You get a space where you can have a roll-up and a banner but we expect your branding to be remembered by the cool party/game/puzzle you are hosting. We expect you to put your focus and energy on the activity you are providing. We think you get the hint! Isn’t this the best way to get recognition and buzz from people?

We are more than happy to work together with you to come up with something that fits the conference and gets attendees attention.

Extra opportunity for sponsors – Sponsor a gift

As a sponsor you will have the opportunity to get extra recognition by sponsoring a testing book, a USB-memory loaded with free tools holding your company´s logo or something else highly related to testing.

Also…

All sponsors will be presented on our website and on the printed program with their logo.

No attendee email addresses will be sold or given away.

Contact me if you are interested in becoming a sponsor for any of our events!
Matthew Broadley
matthew.broadley@lets-test.com 

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.