18 - 21 May 2015

Brussels, BELGIUM

  the "DOING" conference  

  #BTD2015  

18 - 21 May 2015

  the "DOING" conference  

  #BTD2015  

Testing - United in Diversity!

Quality - United in Diversity!

Develop - United in Diversity!

Quality is a team effort!

Brussels, BELGIUM

Testing Cup

18 - 21 May 2015

#BTD2015

About BTD

The leading event host in Europe where leadership, management and strategy converge. The hottest issues in the industry are included covering agile testing, performance testing, test automation, mobile application testing, test team leadership and soft skills.

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What we do

BTD is all about testing and development. We talk, discuss and chat about agile, mobile, quality, and a bunch of other stuff, as long as its got something to do about testing. If you have a question, you’re sure to find the answer here somewhere.

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Why us?

BTD wants to be your expert hideout, your go-to place for everything related to the topics on testing and development. We gather thought leaders, captains of industry, charlatans and gurus (depending on your point of view). And a lot of OCD people also. 

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Program

This conference run through all 4 days from 18 - 21 May 2015.
We also provide free lunch and coffee break in each day.
Day 1
17 May 2015
Day 2
18 May 2015
Day 3
19 May 2015
Day 4
20 May 2015
Day 5
21 May 2015

Application Performance Clinic: From Zero to Performance Hero in Minutes

Application Performance Clinic Join us on May 17th for a complimentary application performance clinic. This event is all about hands-on learning. The goal is that you will leave with a...
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Andreas Grabner

Discussion: Identifying and removing blockers to improving testing

I’m a change manager and tester. Like you, I face increasing demands for quality, cost savings and faster time to market. Let’s discuss: - When is test improvement needed? -...
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Isabel Evans

Using Influence Diagrams to Understand Testing

Using Influence Diagrams to Understand Testing Influence diagrams provides a simple-to-create and easy-to-understand approach to address the complexities of real-life problems. For instance, as testers we may want to find more bugs, but...
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Isabel Evans
Stuart Reid

Practical Transition to Agile (day 1 of 2)

We are facing today an increase demand from test engineers and test managers to know how to deal with testing in an Agile environment. The Agile manifesto guides Agile development...
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Alon Linetzki

Mindful Exploratory Testing (Day 1 of 2)

Getting your head around Exploratory Testing Exploratory Testing can be a misunderstood testing approach. It can be highly productive, documented and disciplined. It can also be the complete opposite. It...
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Tony Bruce

For Developers: Walkthrough of the OWASP Top 10 Web Application Security Vulnerabilities

This will be a full day walkthrough of the OWASP Top-Ten Web Application Security Vulnerabilities. What they are, how attackers exploit them, and how to prevent them by applying secure...
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Declan O’Riordan

The Art and Science of Test Heuristics

Variously defined as “fallible methods for solving problems” (Bach & Bolton) or “rules of thumb”, heuristics are essential tools for thinking test practitioners. When you construct a test around a...
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Fiona Charles

How Business Can Use Testing

Many of the problems of systems development and testing can be traced to the human or organisational problem of lack of engagement with stakeholders. If only we had better access...
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Paul Gerrard

Solving Test Automation Management Issues with Patterns

In the last couple of years we have been busy introducing the idea of patterns to the test automation community. Test Automation Patterns cover the whole spectrum of test automation...
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Dorothy Graham
Seretta Gamba

Personal Agility

Are you or people in your organization feeling overwhelmed with their workload? Do they feel they are not getting the results they want from the actions they are taking? Does...
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Gil Zilberfeld
Yves Hanoulle

Best Practices in Test Automation

Automated tests become more and more the preferred choice in testing as opposed to manual testing: Automated tests enable more objective, less error-prone, repeatable and fast tests. Sometimes, it is...
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Ina Schieferdecker

Risk Based Testing

We all consider risk as part of our everyday lives – when we cross the road, when we change jobs, and even when we choose a partner.  Software is no...
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Stuart Reid

Stakeholder Identification

Learn how to identify relevant stakeholders for each goal, objectieve and benefit and analyse their level of support or resistance. Use the RASCI (or RACI) model to identify and confirm...
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Susan Windsor

The Secrets of Effective Unit Testing

When we’re starting to look into unit testing, we get the simple examples that work in an ideal world. When we start working on actual code we bump into reality....
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Gil Zilberfeld

Developing the Right Skills depending on your Context

Testers need to develop different skills or competences’ depending on the way the organization looks at, and understands, testing. For instance, the competence ‘Negotiation Skills’ is most important when testing...
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Stephen Janaway
Jan Jaap Cannegieter

For Testers: Walkthrough of the OWASP Top 10 Web Application Security Vulnerabilities

This will be a full day walkthrough of the OWASP Top-Ten Web Application Security Vulnerabilities. What they are, how attackers exploit them, and how to test for them in obvious...
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Declan O’Riordan

Practical Transition to Agile (day 2 of 2)

We are facing today an increase demand from test engineers and test managers to know how to deal with testing in an Agile environment. The Agile manifesto guides Agile development...
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Alon Linetzki

Mindful Exploratory Testing (Day 2 of 2)

Getting your head around Exploratory Testing (continuation of day 1) Exploratory Testing can be a misunderstood testing approach. It can be highly productive, documented and disciplined. It can also be...
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Tony Bruce

Coaching skills for test professionals

Coaching other, like fellow testers, users or developers became very important during the last years. We are not in a separate team any more and more people are involved in...
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Jan Jaap Cannegieter

Creating Shared Goals

Learn about the rules for goal setting, such as profitable; actionable and achievable with stretch. Learn how to achieve shared goals using questioning to clarify understanding: identify who is involved...
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Susan Windsor

Keynote: The Bridge – Technology is the future

Business & Management, Leadership, Strategy, Creativity, Innovation, Trends, ICT & Technology No self-respecting businessman can still do without a smartphone, I-pad or other tablet. One could not imagine modern life...
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Filip Van den Abeele

Quality built in @ Spotify

Most of the people think that quality in software development is limited to manual testing on the latest stage before releasing a product. That might be true 20 years ago...
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Andrii Dzynia

From Waterfall to Agile and back again – an unexpected journey

This is the story of a test team’s unexpected journey. We went from Waterfall to Agile and then a few steps back again. Our unexpected journey helped us find our...
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Sakis Ladopoulos

Living Software Documentation

Communication is a big challenge and key in making a software project into a success. This is especially true if you have teams with different objectives. A typical software development...
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Rudi Hendrickx
Sajjad Malang

The joy of Programming for non-programmers

Would you like to know a bit more about programming, but you’ve never written a line of code in your life and you have no idea where to start? Do...
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Ulrika Malmgren
Linda van der Pal

Testing Cup

To answer that question, we probably need to explain first what the Testing Cup is about. As the BTD is “The Learning by Doing” conference, the Testing Cup is really...
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TestLab

Maaret Pyhäjärvi
Ru Cindrea
Adina Moldovan

5 years Agile! Success or Failure?

This interactive presentation is based on my experiences as Agile consultant and Agile trainer in the past five years. In that period of time I have seen over 300 Agile...
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Leo van der Aalst

Test Challenges in the Cloud

Traditionally, software was deployed on an in-house server, so the test environments were relatively easy to mock up: the Development team could make precise specification requirements and often the test...
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Edward Allen
Sai Deepak Bhimaraju

Strategies for Mobile Web Application Testing

Mobile testing is still a widely unexplored territory—with no standardized tools or testing processes—where testers often struggle due to lack of guidance and resources. With mobile devices, tools, operating systems,...
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Raj Subramanian

Agile Testing – Celebrate bug prevention instead of bug detection

Testers traditionally see themselves in the role of finding / detecting bugs. While testing is becoming more and more a pivotal point in agile software development, there is an arising...
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Michael Palotas

AgiLEAN BDD Test automation

One of the most important problems that we face as software professionals is this: If somebody thinks of a good idea, how do we deliver it to users as quickly...
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Ravi Gumpu

The Social Tester

A social tester is somebody who invests in himself and the people around him. It’s somebody who wants to actively develop a better, more open and more social world. It’s...
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Peter Van de Voorde

Test Management Interactive Session

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Andy Redwood
Paul Gerrard
Isabel Evans

People of the Team, Unite! Apply ATDD!

Within agile teams we see that the team members must understand all roles in the team. From business analyst to acceptance tester and from architect to developer, a team member...
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Chris Schotanus

Soft Skills: the more the better… Or are they overrated?

Nowadays a lot of focus is put on soft skills like: ‘team chemistry’, ‘emotional intelligence’, or ‘being a team player’. During this presentation I will try to make a plea...
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Gerry Meyen

Development

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Ina Schieferdecker

Testing the Missing Link in the Evolution of Future Robotics

Robotic companies have been with us for decades and now they are undergoing a massive transformation. Finally, the technologies for advanced and lightweight mechanical frameworks augmented with autonomous high powered...
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Daniël Maslyn

Unity of Code Coverage

How do we release a product that meets client expectations, while reducing the time taken to deliver that product? Quality engineers face great challenges: first deciding how much testing is...
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Miroslava Brkic
Branka Rakic

Keynote: Connecting Business and Testing with Test Analytics

Online and mobile businesses have been working with highly automated processes, using web and mobile analytics to drive lean processes for some years. Teams adopting disciplines like specification by example,...
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Paul Gerrard

Keynote: Scrum Must Die

Many teams over the last decade have moved to Agile Scrum development, but many have missed the key point of doing the adoption—Scrum and it’s rituals are merely training-wheels for...
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Ray Arell

If James Bach and Mary Gorman had a baby, how would it test?

In 2001 James Bach introduced a game changing approach to dividing test object into elements in his Stickyminds.com column feature “How Do You Spell Testing?”. In his approach five words...
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Sami Söderblom

Experience Report: Model Based Testing of Embedded Systems using Spec Explorer

Spec Explorer is a model-based testing tool from Microsoft. With this powerful tool it is possible to write models in a mainstream programming language (like C#), accompanied by configuration files...
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Rachid Kherrazi

TestLab

Maaret Pyhäjärvi
Ru Cindrea
Adina Moldovan

TDD for Testers – The Star Wars Experience

Any agile methodology today will tell you that you have to use TDD to support it. But as it’s considered a developer’s job, many people with other roles don’t get...
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Gil Zilberfeld

Practical Tips for Pairing with a Developer to Test

Effective working relationships between team members is vital component of a successful team. In particular building a strong working relationship between developers and testers is important for shared ownership of...
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Toby Sinclair

Testing your Emotions

Testing is an emotional subject.  It raises emotions within us as testers, and also other within the projects in which we work.   Telling someone that the code that they...
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Stephen Janaway

From Desktop Wearable to Testing

Diversity has been always “a way of life” in the software industry. Different platforms, different technologies, different programming languages, different development environment, different application domains… Mobile app development has exploded...
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Alfonso Nocella

Gadgets on a Budget: How to build and manage a device test lab in a mobile startup.

Where to start? How to get device requirements and build the device matrix? How to build a collection that represents the audience and overall market share for your own product? ...
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Galina Makagonova

Case Study: DIRP = Test Case Design Methodology

DIRP is a Test Case Design Methodology. It was created by the Testing Competence within Novabase, at the end of 2012. It was created with the intent of diminishing the...
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Marta Azedo
Sara Pinhão

What is my Context?

We talk about context and we identify ourselves as driven by context. But do we really understand what “context” means? Let’s get together and find out! In this interactive workshop,...
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Fiona Charles

Business Progress Reporting in Agile Context

Test progress reporting can be cumbersome. There is a complex story to be told, but it needs to be done in such a way that the business and project stakeholders...
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Derk-Jan de Grood

Your place in DevTops is not about finding more bugs, but problem solutions

Developers don’t like bugs in their inbox that they need to reproduce because that keeps them from doing what they like most: coding new stuff. Entering bugs should also not...
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Andreas Grabner

A High-Tech Tester is a great Eyewitness

With a specially prepared LCD TV the attendants will get their hands dirty in physically testing the device. Testing in high-tech environments requires the skill to pay attention to details....
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Tom van de Ven

Breaking Illusions: Testing is your most valuable asset!

Testers don’t break your code, they break your *illusions* about the code. Illusions may be about the code doing what it’s supposed to; about the product doing what it would...
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Maaret Pyhäjärvi

The future is happening now!

A few years ago together with 7 Dutch testing colleagues we wrote the book ‘Determine your course! Future and trends in software testing’. One of the important trends we saw...
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Ard Kramer

No Questions, No Issues. Period!

How many defects would you like to find? How many issues would you accept the users to experience? If you agree with me that the answer should be “Zero!”, then...
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Niels Malotaux

Celebrating 1 year of Collaboration Driven Development (CDD)

If a developer takes the time to write and run unit test cases for his code, his goal is to deliver a better product. So you can ask yourself why...
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Patrice Willemont

Testing within an Agile Environment

Rather than focusing on transitioning to agile, this talk looks at how agile really works at a successful company that has used it from the beginning. With over 8,000 Acceptance...
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Chris Gollop
Beyza Sakir

Keynote: The Quality-Shift!

Coming soon…
Andy Redwood

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One Day Pass
625.00 EUR

One day access pass to either a workshop day (May 18th or 19th), or a conference day (May 20th or 21st)

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Two Day Pass
1,220.00 EUR

Two day access pass to any two days of your choice of the workshop days (May 18th or 19th), or the conference days (May 20th or 21st)

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Three Day Pass
1,785.00 EUR

Three day access pass to any of the workshop days (May 18th or 19th) or conference days (May 20th or 21st)

Breakfast & Conference lunch

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FREE EXTRA SESSION on May 17th PM: Application Performance Clinic by Andreas Grabner and Discussion: Identifying and removing blockers to improving testing by Isabel Evans

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Four Day “All Areas” Pass
2,255.00 EUR

Full access to the workshop days (May 18th AND 19th) PLUS the conference days (May 20th AND 21st)

Breakfast & Conference lunch

Coffee breaks

Access to document sheets

Social events

FREE EXTRA SESSION on May 17th PM: Application Performance Clinic by Andreas Grabner and Discussion: Identifying and removing blockers to improving testing by Isabel Evans

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