Agile Testing Days USA, DevWeek, and Software Testing Cup - a Retrospective

July 2nd, 2018 by inflectra

The past two weeks have been a bit of a blur for #teamInflectra, we had the great fortune to attend two conferences back to back - DevGeekWeek/QAGeekWeek in Israel, and the first ever Agile Testing Days USA in Boston, MA. During that time we learned a lot, met great people, and also got to help out with the Software Testing World Cup (STWC).

Agile Testing Days USA

We were proud to sponsor and attend the inaugural Agile Testing Days USA festival in Boston, MA. A collaboration between Trendig and Techwell, the event blended the fun and party atmosphere found at the original Agile Testing Days in Potsdam, Germany with the world class organization and logistics of TechWell. On the opening night there were icebreaker activities to help everyone meet new people, and break down the barriers between testers, developers and agilists, as well as people from all over the world, including the USA, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, and various countries in South America.

#TeamInflectra was there in full force, with our custom designed T-Shirts dedicated to the Boston event, as well as other fun swag and information on our products (SpiraTest, SpiraPlan, SpiraTeam, Rapise) and useful whitepapers on DevOps, ALM and GUI Testing:


In between the serious learning that was going on, there was the awesome #AgileTDUSA scavenger hunt and raffle. Attendees had to visit each of the exhibitors, take photographs with the team and then fill out their virtual "passport". Those who completed the event were entered into the raffle, with prizes from each of the sponsors. We'd like to congratulate the winner of the Inflectra bluetooth speaker:


Of course no blog would be complete without the obligatory food shots, so here's some pictures of the fantastic blackberry and strawberry smoothie shots that we had for the morning coffee break (thanks Trendig and Techwell):

We had a great time meeting the ATD team, and we look forward to attending the mother event - Agile Testing Days, in Potsdam in November.

DevGeekWeek / QAGeekWeek

The week before Agile Testing Days, we were fortunate enough to sponsor and attend the annual tech fest in Hertzliya, Israel - DevGeekWeek / QAGeekWeek. Team Inflectra was there in full force, with Adam, Denis and Alexey manning the booth, as well as speaking in various tracks. Our partners Engineering Software Lab were there to assist and provide local support and knowledge (thanks Dani, Yossi, and Julia).

Unlike Agile Testing Days, the focus at the event was mainly on learning, so we decided to inject some fun and excitement by organizing our own daily raffle. Our good friend Dani from ESL took on the role of impromptu MC and we had a lot of fun meeting local developers and testers, and giving out some great prizes:

Here's another winner of the Inflectra raffle:



For those who were not able to attend, here's the presentations that Adam, Denis, and Alexey gave during the week:

Software Testing World Cup (STWC)

During QAGeekWeek we were excited to attend the in-person finals of the Israel Software Testing Cup (ISTC). The finalists had already taken part in the online initial round (using SpiraTest, our test management system to take part). The seven finalists took part in a nail-biting event, with representatives from the application developer, the ISTC judges, and Team Inflectra in attendance:

Using SpiraTest, we were able to see the live scores as the event progressed:

Once the event was over, the judges spent the next couple of days reviewing the results and the final test reports, before announcing the winner:


The winners will receive free tickets to attend the Agile Testing Days (ATD) festival in Potsdam, Germany. We will be there, and look forward to welcoming the winners.

What's Next for the STWC?

Whilst at AgileTDUSA in Boston, we met with some of the organizers of the Software Testing World Cup (STWC) to see how Inflectra can help support the proposed 2018-2019 world cup season. Stay tuned for more information...

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