New technologies are constantly appearing and software development practices continue to adapt and evolve. Recently we have observed a new role emerging in the IT industry which has been labelled SDET or Software Developer in Test. This role has increasingly gained traction with the software industry and several employers have now started to recruit specifically for this role. The aim of the London SDET group is to bring together people who are interested in the SDET role to form a community where we can explore the role, share experiences and help provide the industry with greater clarity of what the role involves. We also hope to promote open communication, knowledge sharing and avenues for those wishing to become a SDET or for those wishing to hire a SDET as well as many ways to achieve excellence in the role.