Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA – 16.8.2019


This workshop is 2nd in the series of celebrating the 35th anniversary of Cem Kaner coining the term Exploratory Testing to describe a style of skilled multidisciplinary testing common in Silicon Valley. The workshop is arranged in connection to CAST 2019. This time we want to focus on

Exploratory Testing in Continuous Delivery

The workshop will be held as a peer conference on exploratory testing, and is meant to allow experienced testing professionals to get feedback and share knowledge between various organizations and groups. The workshop is free: the cost is your time as an active participator.

Communication style we require is non-confrontational seeking to understand and enhance other’s ideas and contributions to make our shared understanding stronger with everyone’s voices included.


Workshop details:

Workshop is scheduled after CAST 2019 and mainly draws its participants from speakers and participants in the conference. We will reserve 2 learner slots for newer people, and welcome seasoned practitioners willing to join to apply. We will limit the group size to 20 people.

To participate, you need to apply. We are looking for variety of practical examples of how exploratory testing has been applied in continuous delivery (releases at least biweekly) and the benefits or challenges encountered.


As a result of the workshop, we will have a summary report of learning points and conclusions to share with the testing community. We encourage participants to share real time their insights on twitter with #ET19.


How to participate

Participation is free of charge, but is limited at 20 participants all together, with selection criteria being depth of experiences and variety of backgrounds that the participants can bring on the topic at hand.

We are interested in professionals with hands-on experience with exploratory testing that would like to share their knowledge with fellow testers.

In addition to normal contributing participants, we welcome 2 newcomers (”You assume you don’t have contribution to give”) to listen in for learning purposes.

If you would like to participate, please apply by end of May 2019 describing: Your background and why you should be invited, and a preliminary description of an experience you would like to bring to the discussion. Participants will be selected based on their applications, and participation will be confirmed by June 15th, 2019.

Session is lead by Maaret Pyhäjärvi (Finland) and  Anne-Marie Charrett (Australia).


Apply to participate here