The Story of SEETEST 2015

  • 10 Nov 2015

The Story of SEETEST 2015
In 2015, on the 15th and 16th of October the fourth edition of the SEETEST Conference took place in Sofia, Bulgaria. More than 210 specialists in the area of software quality took part in the event, the success of which was equal or even surpassed the success of the three SEETEST conferences held before – in 2008, 2009 and 2014.

As the tradition goes, the conference program was again divided into two days – the first day (15.10.2015) was a tutorial day and the second day (16.10.2015) was a conference day when 3 keynote speeches and 15 presentations were presented to the participants.

The first day of SEETEST 2015, known as a tutorial day consisted of 6 tutorials, presented by well – known speakers, authors of many books, specialists devoted to the promotion of the profession of a QA and devoted to the idea to deliver software with a quality without doubt. Their passion is the software quality and they have dedicated their professional, even personal life to the idea to gain and share knowledge with other specialists as to how to build a successful process for ensuring the software quality.

After the really tiresome day of 6 tutorials, an after party in the Military Club was organized. It was a real energizer for the second day of the conference and allowed everybody to relax and allowed the attendees to have eye to eye conversations with the speakers and the organizers.
The second conference day of SEETEST 2015, 16.10.2015 began with a speech of the Conference chair, Mitko Mitev who shared with the audience his excitement about the fact that the conference is back to Bulgaria in 2015. He also outlined that the main goal of the conference is to build up a network among the QA specialists, a network in which they can share knowledge and experience and be of help to one another. As a Conference chair, Mitko Mitev is really proud of the success of the four SEETEST conferences held so far – in 2008, 2009 and 2014. The conference continued with the 15 presentations selected by the Program Committee among around 30 handed presentations. They were all very interesting and well – founded and the Program Committee members had to make a really hard choice. The topics of the presentations and their content reflected their experience and were aimed at discussing problems being met by every QA specialist in the daily work.

In addition to the fifteen presentations, 3 keynote speeches also were foreseen in the program of the second day of SEETEST 2015. The keynotes had a huge impact on the participants and were deliberating on the important for every QA themes of building a successful team (Building on Success, Erik van Veenendaal, Improve IT Services BV, Bonaire) delivering an amazing app in the rapidly – changing modern world (Deliver Amazing Apps with Confidence, Raffi Margaliot, HP, Israel) and on the problem that every meets or its “banana principle” – when is the right time to stop the testing (the banana principle for testers: knowing when to stop testing, Lee Copeland, Software Quality Engineering, USA).

Three awards were bestowed to their proud owners during the second day of SEETEST 2015. All the winners had the chance to celebrate their success in advance – during the Social Event.
Next year the conference will come back to Bucharest, Romania.

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