Call For Papers Review
TestBash is a community-driven conference, so it's only right that the community gets to contribute to each programme. We do this by opening up the abstracts for each TestBash to community review. The abstracts are anonymised and you give them a simple Green, Orange or Red score, and provide an optional comment.
We then use this data to help us create the final programmes for our TestBash events. The insight provided by the reviewers is invaluable to Ministry of Testing, we really appreciate the support.
Why help? You get insight into the topics people are submitting, which could inspire you to submit yourself or potentially write something. It could introduce you to some new testing ideas. Finally, it really helps the speakers, we offer feedback to all submitters so your insights help them improve their abstract.
How to Contribute
We are looking for your opinions here, so we encourage you to be honest. We aim to get over 100 reviews for each abstract, so no single review is definitive. If people are honest with what's of interest to them, the right abstracts shine through.
How to review an abstract:
- Check which event the abstract is for, so you understand the framing. E.g. It says TestBash Leadership, as you read have that framing in mind.
- Carefully read the entire abstract.
- Is the abstract anonymous? If the submitter has left some identifiable information in the proposal, please click ‘Abstract Not Anonymous’ so we can amend it and remove that potential bias. Please don’t click ‘Abstract Not Anonymous’ if you happen to know who it is (perhaps you’ve seen the talk before) only click it if it’s identifiable from the text in the abstract. If you know who it is, please just give it an honest review.
- Grade the abstract as either Green, Amber or Red. Green indicates you'd watch this talk. Amber indicates you are undecided, could go either way. Red indicates you are not interested in this talk.
- Add a comment. These comments are used by Team MoT and the speaker. If a green score, comment why you want to hear it. If amber, share why you are undecided, perhaps the abstract isn't clear enough. If red, share comments about how the speaker might improve their abstract. These comments are viewable by the speaker, so be polite and constructive.
We really appreciate your support and look forward to co-creating events with you.