On the 26-28 th I participated to the “QA&TEST 2011 conference”. I didn’t know too much about it before going there, but I was pleasantly surprised by the way it was organized.
The city of Bilbao is awesome at day and at night. It looks very calm and relaxed, not like a very big metropolis. I enjoyed the Guggenheim museum visit.
I couldn’t relate to all the presentations there, but definitely is a way to see what is done in the testing industry in some parts.
Did my workshop in the second day, using an application that you can find here www.testalways.com/Bilbao/. This presentation had the purpose to show a test project in a simplistic way, in which cost, risks coverage have to be considered like in a real situation. It used gaming and interactive ideas from James Bach and Michael Bolton. My skills and way to show it are not close to theirs. So I prefer to take the criticism for the bad part and they deserve the credit for what is good.
Met some interesting people like Michael Stahl, who Shmuel recommended before; Malini , which I knew from the EuroStar video competition I participated and who gave nice words for my workshop; Ray Arell seems like a nice person to talk to; also the other great people I’ve met that I don’t remember now. Thanks for all who tweeted related to my workshop.
Thanks also for the organizers Software Quality Systems S.A.(SQS) who did a very nice job.