Ministry of Testing Peterborough - Leigh Rathbone and Open Mic Night

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The BGL Group

Pegasus House, Bakewell Road Orton Southgate · Peterborough

How to find us

If you make your way towards reception, there will be signs and people there pointing you in the right direction. You wont need to sign in or anything, but we will need to keep a list of attendees when you get in just in case of fire/flood/Godzilla

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Right - time for a meetup that’s bigger than the biggest thing you can think of

We will once again be back at The BGL Group for an evening of test chat, networking, pizza and crisp cool air conditioning, and oh boy do we have an epic evening lined up for you. Check it out…

The mobile phone has had its day, the new tech of tomorrow is here today. What does that mean though for testers, testers roles, testers value add, and skillsets needed for the future in order to ensure testers stay relevant. The future is exciting for all involved. Testers have a key, central role to play, but it will be different to where we place ourselves today.

This is the perfect opportunity for someone who…
Has always wanted to stand up and talk, but hasn't been brave enough so far
Has never wanted to stand up and talk, but gets caught up in the excitement and wants to join in
Has a little idea that they think might be interesting, but hasn't had time to come up with a full talk
Is literally any person ever
Dozens of well known speakers took their first faltering steps into public speaking with a 99 seconds talk - we'll be taking volunteers on the night so there's never been a better time to take the plunge!

What's that? All this isn't enough for you? Well try this on for size - The One Group have very kindly donated a Ministry of Testing Dojo Pro Licence for us to give away. Someone will walk away with a years free subscription to some of the best online learning resources available to testers and anyone working in a development team. All you need to do to win is get up and do a 99 second talk, and the winner will be drawn at random on the night. It's been a while since we've got together, and this one's going to be pretty special!

Details on what you get with a MoT Dojo Pro Licence can be found here - If you don't win, grab one of us on the night for some handy hints and tips on convincing your boss why it would be a sound investment for them to buy you one :)

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This meetup is also sponsored by the BGL Group. As one of the UK's leading Digital Distributor of Insurance and household financial services to 8.5 million customers, the BGL group genuinely believe that technology comes first! We continuously look to push the boundaries with new technologies to deliver and disrupt the once complex market for our customers and building top class software.

The ONE Group is the region’s largest independent recruitment consultancy with offices in Cambridge, Peterborough and Northampton. With 70 specialist consultants recruiting across the East of England and the Midlands. The ONE Group work with some of the biggest and most prestigious businesses, to on average, place a candidate in the right job every 2 hours.