Call for Speakers

Theme: Testing at the threshold

If you always do what is easy and choose the path of least resistance, you never step outside your comfort zone. Great things don’t come from comfort zones.” ― Roy Bennett

We love great quotes and we feel inspired in our testing approaches when we find one of great value. That is why, this year’s conference theme is: Testing at the threshold.

The software industry is on the edge of exciting and revolutionary progress. More than ever, the role, activities and involvement of testing reflects this. Testers and quality are becoming yet more integrated into processes. We’re shifting left and right. We’re working with technology in its infancy that will have effects on our society, privacy and ethics. On the one hand, the world is becoming more technical. On the other hand, overarching test strategy, communication, and requirement analysis are unlikely to be automated away or replaced with tools and technology.

We’re standing on the threshold to a new and exciting future. It’s up to us to develop ourselves and to decide where we are willing to push boundaries, and where we are willing to let external factors influence our work. These are exciting times – and we want the submissions for Romanian Testing Conference 2018 to reflect that. We’re looking for proposals that deal with our work at these thresholds and on overcoming the limitations that we set ourselves. You can chose from a large variaty of topics:

  • Testing in relatively new technological situations (VR/AR, IoT, drones, oil extraction platforms, medical devices, wearables, …)
  • Career development in a changing industry
  • Challenging the status quo
  • Testing beyond what is viewed as “normal” testing
  • Testing at the limits of our current understanding – new experiences and techniques

Conference chair: Alexandra Schladebeck

 

Alex is the head of Software Quality and Test Consulting at BREDEX GmbH. Her passion is communicating with people in IT projects, most specifically about quality.

She works with customers, testers and developers to help them improve quality in their projects and processes.You’ll usually find Alex talking about quality and how it affects the whole development process. She’s also a frequent speaker at conferences where she likes to share her project experiences and learn from other practitioners.

You can find out more about Alex, from the interview she took for for RTC2017.

 

Call for speakers

Remember the feeling of watching a talk at a conference and thinking: “I have done something great and revolutionary, too!” or “Hmmm, I would have done that differently”,  ooor “I wonder how it feels like when a room full of people clap at the end of your own talk…” Well, you don’t have to wonder anymore, because you now have the chance to experience it yourself!

We invite you to join us for Romanian Testing Conference 2018, by sharing your experience and thoughts related to this year’s theme Testing at the threshold“. We appreciate proposals from every area of software testing, based on personal experience.

Sessions: Track, Workshop, Tutorial

We are looking into submissions for all 3 types of sessions:

  • Track sessions – 45 minutes including Q&A session.
  • Workshop sessions – 2 hours session with 15 minutes break in between
  • Tutorial sessions – 8 hours or full day, hands-on classroom activities. Includes lunch break and 4 coffee breaks.

Topics: Revolutionary, Challenging, New, Changing

You can chose from a large variaty of topics:

  • Testing in relatively new technological situations (VR/AR, IoT, drones, oil extraction platforms, medical devices, wearables, …)
  • Career development in a changing industry
  • Challenging the status quo
  • Testing beyond what is viewed as “normal” testing
  • Testing at the limits of our current understanding – new experiences and techniques

 

Sorry to see you late, but the call for papers has now ended. Should you have any questions, please write us an email.

 

 

 

 

 

Important Dates

Submission: Deadline, Confirmation, Program

We are currently receiving yor papers for submission for Romanian Testing Conference 2018. Please notice, Submission deadline is November 19th, 2017, midnight (Romania Time – GMT + 2)

Beside this, below you can find all the other important dates regarding the paper submission and announcements:

  • Announcement of call for papers results – December 4th, 2017
  • Speaker’s Confirmation deadline – December 15th, 2017
  • Official program going live – January 12, 2018

Speaker Compensation

Experience: Sharing

We provide you the oportunity to share your ideas, experiences and challenges to a large internal and international public.

Learn and inspire others to follow your vision in testing.

Become a well known speaker and a testing world changing hero!

 

Compensation: Operational

We purchase the ticket in advance, on a route agreed with the speaker, according to his/hers time schedule. If the speaker is insisting in purchasing his own ticket, we are reimbursing the ticket cost maximum 3 weeks after conference day.

We are covering the transfer from the airport to the hotel and the other way around, in our conference branded cars.

We’re covering the hotel accommodation in a 5* hotel, breakfast included for a maximum of 2 nights. We’re not covering the additional costs with the mini-bar and other hotel expenses that might appear.

We have a maximum cap of 500 euros for the Europe based speakers and one of 800 for the ones coming from another continent. The cap includes travel and accommodation (bullet 1 and 3)

We’re covering the meals at the event which includes speakers dinner and other conference related activities.

Speakers have free entrance at the conference day, but not the workshops. We offer a 25% discount for workshop if the speaker wants to join workshops.