ING hosts European Testing Conference; pre-conference get together

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ING Cedar

Bijlmerdreef 106 · Amsterdam

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We'll be waiting for you right after you came in! The room is visible from the building entrance.

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On February 6-7th 2020, the European Testing Conference ( is coming to Amsterdam. This conference is about getting experts and practitioners together to talk, learn and practice the art of testing. We’re looking into advanced new methods into making our testing more effective, as well as enrich our understanding of fundamental methods to grow a stronger community.

ING is hosting a pre-conference get together with speakers, organizers, and … you?
This is your chance to learn with some of the leading experts in software quality and testing.

* 18:00 Welcome and introduction, including some light food.

* 18:30 Presentation: Testing is a Team Problem – Janet Gregory and Lisa Crispin

Testing has been seen as an afterthought or a bottleneck by many for so long. As more organizations around the world want to move towards continuous delivery, and as our systems get more complex, a lot of testers, teams and customers are getting stressed out.

When the whole team takes responsibility for testing and quality, we can delivery small increments of value to our customers frequently, at a sustainable and stress-reduced pace. In this talk, Janet and Lisa will explain how the whole team working together improves product quality.

Learning takeaways:
* Ways to encourage team members in all roles and specialties to own quality, learn and use testing skills
* Some leading practices to build quality in and reduce cycle time
* How testers, developers, product owners and others can shift their mindsets to help the team solve testing problems and improve quality.

Janet Gregory and Lisa Crispin are absolute legends in the testing world. They are co-authors of Agile Testing Condensed: A Brief Introduction (LeanPub 2019), More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team (Addison-Wesley 2014), and Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams (Addison-Wesley, 2009), the Live Lessons Agile Testing Essentials video course, and “Agile Testing for the Whole Team” 3-day training course.

Together they have founded the Agile Testing Fellowship to grow a community of practitioners who care about quality. Check out to find out more about courses and membership.
Janet Gregory is an agile testing coach and process consultant with DragonFire Inc.
For more, visit or or follow her on twitter @janetgregoryca.

Lisa Crispin is a testing advocate working at mabl to explore leading practices in testing in the software community. Please visit and for more.

* 19:00 Facilitated discussion

We will collect questions from the audience and prioritize topics to discuss.
These will serve as input for a discussion with some of the European Testing Conference speakers. This discussion will be facilitated by Maaret Pyhäjärvi (

* 20:30 Networking

Let's have a drink and discuss more about testing!

This event is intended to be generic, so you should find it interesting whether you're a developer, tester or even lead that is searching for new insights on how to improve your value chain :).

Hoping to see you there!
Mareet, Marit and Julien