It’s that time of year again.
TestBash is now in it’s 4th year and we are looking for brave testers of the world to help evolve our community by sharing stories.
Last year we sold out at 250 attendees. As we are a single track conference this means that you will be speaking in front of that many people. You can see it as daunting. A challenge. Or as a big opportunity to create change, for yourself and the community.
We welcome all types of talks, stories and ideas. From new and old school people. We would be particularly interested in hearing from those newer to the idea of speaking at a conference.
This includes women too. Honestly, last year we had all male line up because the majority of those that applied were men. If you are a woman and you want to speak then please do apply!
There are no restrictions in what you talk about. Diversity is key here. Of course, we are generally a community of software testers (the occasional developer, project manager and designer sneak in), but there are many things outside of testing that could be of interest to us too.
New ideas are important too. If you have something that you would like to trial out then we welcome that too.
If you’d like the best chance of being accepted then you should be aware of things like:
- We like to know a bit about you. Please make this as easy as possible for us.
- We’d feel more confident if we had the confidence in you. How will you do that?
- You don’t have to be popular. We care more about interesting and the sharing of ideas. What is important to you?
- We don’t have a committee board. We don’t anonymise speaker submissions. We are a small team that reviews entries to first choose interesting talks and then we look at who the potential speakers are. The type of person you are is just as important as what you want to talk about.
- Your talk will be recorded and put on the internet for eternity.
- Strictly no sales pitches. If you have a sales pitch then you should consider sponsoring the event (TestBash cannot happen without support from sponsors).
- What excites you? Talk about that!