This years conference will address two big ideas that have followed Rob Lambert through his career.
The first that testing can indeed be a career. A positive a career. A career that can lead to great satisfaction, meaning and personal growth. Testing can be a career and not just a job. It is indeed possible to thrive in your career as a tester, both personally and professionally.
The second idea is that testing is changing rapidly and the test community is forever changing and evolving. A growing number of teams no longer have testers in them, testers are involved more than ever in the design and requirements stage of delivery, test automation is big business, testing in live is a very real and practiced activity, testers are switching roles to product roles such as Scrum Master and Product Owner and taking with them the testing mindset, and DevOps is still the next big thing. How can testers and testing thrive in this changing world?
The goal of the conference is to cover, address and ask questions about testers and testing and how we can thrive in a changing world.
By thriving in the world of testing you also achieve a couple of things. Firstly, you provide epic value to the company you work for and the customers of that product or service. Secondly, you remain relevant to the job market and can enjoy a successful career in an exciting part of the industry.