TestRetreat 2017

TestRetreat 2017 is over!


Build, Test, Fix, Retest. It’s time for something different. It’s time for a TestRetreat.

From 9:00AM and running to 5:00PM Saturday August 19th after CAST 2017, you’ll find something different.  A chance to connect with old friends, make new ones, and build the test experience you really need, based on your shared interest, right now.

Attendance is limited to 50 total attendees; first come, first serve.

Every attendee will list what they want to talk about. Each attendee should expect to offer at least one session to host.  Hosts can lead discussion, present, or facilitate.

Saturday’s “Main Event” will be a full-day open space conference. After gathering a list of proposals, the group will conduct a rapid vote, called a dotting exercise, then create the schedule based on interest.

The event is also the 2016 gathering for the MiagiDo School of Software Testing, but any serious student of test and quality is welcome to attend.

Why Attend?

• We put the best people in the field in one room – people doing software testing, test coaching, and helping others do it
• That group of people will decide on a small handful of things we could do to impact the software community in a wildly positive way
• The format combines a workshop with Just Enough Structure with plenty of unstructured, informal time.  Or bring your own ideas for what to do Sunday!
• We will share our stories, approaches, and ideas about testing
• We will invent and experiment with new testing and coaching practices
• It may involve discussing new, fundamental roles for testers and leaders of testers
• We will discuss, document, and create new ways to influence the state of the practice, as well as projects to move things forward
• How often do you get a chance to sit back and envision your next few years, surrounded by colleagues that can encourage you and offer realistic feedback?


Host: Matt Heuser