TestBash is Coming to New Zealand in 2019!
4th February 2019

Our Software Testing Conference is Coming to New Zealand

For many years WeTest has been the heart of New Zealand’s software testing community. WeTest Wellington and Auckland meetups and conferences started small and grew steadily over the years, always with the goal of giving a platform to software testers and creating new opportunities for learning and connection. 

Ministry of Testing and TestBash have also been growing. We have been expanding our conferences within Europe and further afield to the United States and Australia.

The WeTest family feel that the best way to keep growing, sharing ideas and fostering the New Zealand testing community is to join the growing number of global TestBash software testing conferences.

Of course, we won’t be doing this alone. The wonderful Shirley Tricker will be joining us in bringing TestBash to New Zealand.

Some words from Shirley:

I've long admired the value that Ministry of Testing offers the testing community. While my role is no longer in testing I love working with testers and want to be part of the next chapter supporting the growing community in NZ.

What’s the plan?

It’s going to be a busy week with our conference day on Tuesday 29th October followed by 3 days of the super popular Automation in Testing.

Apply to Speak

Do you have stories and ideas you want to share with us or the solution of a tricky problem you solved? We want talks that are highly creative, fun, but still focus on learning.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a well-seasoned speaker or brand new to it, you can go ahead and submit your talks right now! We will be reviewing TestBash New Zealand submissions until 8th March 2019 – this means if you submit before this date then your submission will be considered for New Zealand.

TestBash is a very friendly community focused software testing conference and the right place to start your speaker career – 99 seconds or 30 minutes – it is up to you! If you need help to prepare your talk, please contact us, we know amazing experienced speakers who love to help new voices.

If selected, Ministry of Testing will cover all your travel and accommodation expenses. You can find all the details of our promise to support all speakers in our speaker policy. Want to know more? Check out our speaker need to know page.



This event is for you! Got a speaker who you would love to see at TestBash New Zealand? Tell us who that is, we will see if we can make it happen. Tell people about this event. Encourage people that you believe have a great problem-solving story that they need to share it. Know people in the area? Let them know it’s taking place.



If you want to support us for this amazing event, we will be looking for sponsors. This is your chance to present your brand to a bunch of highly engaged testers.

For more details on the sponsorship options please email newzealand@ministryoftesting.com


Sign Up To Our Launch List

Want to hear about the exciting lineup as soon as we launch? Head over to the TestBash New Zealand 2019 event page and sign up to the launch list.

We are looking forward to reading your proposals and meeting you on the 29th of October in Wellington!