I’m always reading about the numerous Tester Meet-ups and testing forums/ conferences that are happening around the world, and was disappointed there was nothing available for us testers in Singapore. So I decided to stop complaining and set one up myself.
My first foray was kindly sponsored by the AST (http://associationforsoftwaretesting.org/) in December 2012. You can read the write up here. It was a great event and the turn out confirmed my view that the Singapore Testing Community wanted a regular opportunity to meet with others in the industry on a regular basis. So I set about seeking some sponsors to help me set up a regular meet up.
Our first event was held on June 18th. Once again we had an encouraging turn out of more than 80 testers from various companies and industries. We started with a few words from our sponsors whilst everyone tucked into the coffee and snacks they had provided! I then presented my introduction to Context Driven Testing : The rise of the thinking tester. My thoughts on how I have seen the testing industry change for the worse in the last 5-10 years and how I’m happy to be involved in a community who believes very strongly that we need to return to the days of common sense, intelligent testing.
I hope to see all you Singapore based testers at the next event. Please see the flyer below, or join our LinkedIn group for more details of how to register.
Dates & speakers are already being set for the final 2013 STF in November and we’ll be sure to continue the series every 2 months throughout 2014.