April 8th, 2019 by inflectra
We are glad to report that our trip out west to host an annual #TestBowl (and attend the STPCon Spring 2019) was a sheer success!
But let’s go over this fantastic experience step by step:
On April 2, 2019 Inflectra hosted its 2nd annual software testing competition we call the #TestBowl. This is a friendly contest amongst teams of testers to find and record bugs, defect, issues and opinions about a piece of software they have never interacted with before. This time, the scoring rules were adjusted and ranged from 2-5 for bugs and 1 for issues.
(Icebreaker; #TestBowl 2019)
#TestBowl 2019 brought together 27 testers from all over the world. After a short round of icebreaker games, testers paired into teams and the fun began. Music was upbeat, food was abundant and delicious, and testers were top-notch.
(Teams testing the NOAA website; #TestBowl 2019)
As is our tradition, we chose a real life application – NOAA’s website for National Geodetic Survey for the #TestBowl. As a government-run webpage, it has a well-defined purpose and deals in real-life data that affect many services the state or federal agencies provide. Therefore, the #TestBowl aimed to test and verify the overall performance and accuracy of data display on a number of webpages. After about 1.5 hours of testing, 5 individuals/ 3 teams surged ahead identifying over 70 unique issues and compiling them into SpiraTest – the test management tool used during the #TestBowl.
(Testing Scoreboard in Spiratest; #TestBowl 2019)
The top two winners were selected after a full day of judging and were:
Team Docler: 1st Prize - (42 points)
Team: Golder Hurricane - (35 points)
We awarded them prizes right there at the STPCon and made a short video of the Award Ceremony:
(What To Test; #TestBowl 2019)
Thank you everyone who came out to play and test. We could not have done it without you!
We are planning another testing competition in November in a yet-undisclosed European destination, so stay tuned!