From time to time we organise workshops or peer conferences, usually in the LAWST style.
What makes a LAWST meeting different from most is the format. Attendance is by application or invitation, and limited to 15-20 participants. Instead of several topics which are only glanced at, a LAWST conference has only two or three very specific topics, with the goal being to work on at least one thoroughly. Discussion does not end until the group is satisfied.
Attendees are highly encouraged to challenge the results of the presenter, who must defend the work being presented. After discussion, specific statements are collected and voted upon. These statements will often be published, and belong to everyone in the group.
- Workshop on Heuristic & Exploratory Techniques (WHET)
- Workshop on Open Certification of Software Testers (WOC)
- Test Coach Camp (2012)
- Software Testing in Financial Services (STiFS)
- Workshop on Self Education (WHOSE)
- TestRetreat (2016, 2017)
- Second Modern Exploratory Testing Peer Conference
- Should the Public Care About Software Testing?
We wrote a book, Peers Exchanging Ideas, for those wanting to set up their own peer conference.