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    2016

  • Mar 4, 2016
    Cambridge, United Kingdom
    A one-day private Rapid Introduction to Rapid Software Testing for a corporate client in Cambridge, England.

  • 2015

  • Nov 22, 2015 - Dec 4, 2015
    Xi’an, China
    Eleven days of Rapid Software Testing classes and consulting work with a corporate client in Xi'an, China.

  • Nov 9, 2015 - Nov 12, 2015
    Zurich, Switzerland
    A three-day Rapid Software Testing class and a day of consulting with a corporate client, arranged by House of Test Switzerland.

  • Nov 6, 2015
    Zurich, Switzerland
    A testers' meetup in Zurich, organized by House of Test Switzerland. I delivered an updated version of The Rapid Software Testing Guide to What You Meant to Say.

  • Nov 2, 2015 - Nov 5, 2015
    Maastricht, Netherlands
    My eighth annual trip to the EuroSTAR conference, this time for a one-day class and a track session on Exploratory Testing 3.0, among the usual events and diversions, in Maastricht, Netherlands.

  • Oct 26, 2015 - Oct 29, 2015
    New York, United States
    Three days of the Rapid Software Testing class and a fourth day of consulting work with a corporate client on Long Island, NY.

  • Oct 19, 2015 - Oct 21, 2015
    Vancouver, Canada
    A return visit to Vancouver, BC, for another three-day Rapid Software Testing class and other events, organized by PQA Testing.

  • Oct 10, 2015 - Oct 12, 2015
    Maspalomas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    A three-day session of the three-day Rapid Software Testing class for a corporate client, who provides RST on Gran Canaria as a signing bonus for new employees. How about that?

  • Oct 5, 2015 - Oct 6, 2015
    Chicago, United States
    A day of training and a day of participation at an in-house testing conference for a corporate client in Chicago, Illinois.

  • Sep 28, 2015 - Oct 1, 2015
    Anaheim, United States
    Two tutorial workshops and a track session at the STAR West conference, organized by SQE.

  • Sep 17, 2015 - Sep 18, 2015
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    A two-day presentation of Rapid Software Testing for Managers, organized by PrettyGoodTesting, at the Tivoli Congress Center in downtown Copenhagen.

  • Sep 14, 2015 - Sep 16, 2015
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Three days of Rapid Software Testing work in Copenhagen, Denmark, organized by PrettyGoodTesting for a corporate client.

  • Sep 10, 2015 - Sep 11, 2015
    Lund, Sweden
    A return to Malmö, Sweden, for another accelerated two-day session of Rapid Testing approaches.

  • Sep 7, 2015 - Sep 9, 2015
    Utrecht, Netherlands
    A three-day public Rapid Software Testing class, organized by Improve Quality Services, in Utrecht, Netherlands.

  • Sep 1, 2015 - Sep 3, 2015
    Mississauga, Canada
    A three-day Rapid Software Testing class in-house for a corporate client in Mississauga, Ontario.

  • Jul 12, 2015 - Jul 15, 2015
    Beijing, China
    Four days at the China Test conference in Beijing, including a one-day Exploratory Testing Masterclass, a one-day Testing Workout, a one-hour track talk, and a keynote address.

  • Jun 29, 2015 - Jul 10, 2015
    Wuhan, China
    Ten days of Rapid Software Testing classes and consulting work with a corporate client in Wuhan, China.

  • Jun 7, 2015 - Jun 12, 2015
    Nevada, United States
    The The Better Software Conference West, in Las Vegas, Nevada, organized by SQE. I gave a presentation with Laurent Bossavit on how not to get fooled by people wielding numbers.

  • Jun 2, 2015 - Jun 4, 2015
    New York, United States
    My first public Rapid Software Testing class in New York City, organized by Doran Jones.

  • May 28, 2015 - May 29, 2015
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Two days of consulting and new-tester training on Rapid Testing approaches with a corporate client in Malmö, Sweden.

  • May 27, 2015
    Stockholm, Sweden
    A private afternoon event and an public early evening event at Sogeti in central Stockholm, Sweden.

  • May 25, 2015 - May 27, 2015
    Lund, Sweden
    The Let's Test Conference, an intensive three-day meetup held in beautiful, isolated Åkersberga, Sweden. Laurent Bossavit and I presented a workshop on Defense Against the Dark Arts—a session on critical thinking about numbers and published research.

  • May 15, 2015
    Auckland, New Zealand
    A day of conversation and consulting in-house for a corporate client in Auckland, New Zealand.

  • May 11, 2015 - May 14, 2015
    Auckland, New Zealand
    A three-day Rapid Software Testing class, with a fourth day of extra stuff, in-house for a corporate client in Auckland, New Zealand.

  • May 4, 2015 - May 7, 2015
    Orlando, United States
    The STAR East Conference in Orlando, Florida, USA, organized by SQE. I gave one-day tutorials on Rapid Software Testing and on Critical Thinking for Testers, plus a track session (with James Bach) on our Rapid / Agile Software Testing ecosystem.

  • Apr 13, 2015 - Apr 16, 2015
    San Luis, United States
    A three-day session of Rapid Software Testing (with an extra day for consulting) for a corporate client in San Luis Obispo, California, USA.

  • Apr 8, 2015 - Apr 10, 2015
    Vancouver, Canada
    For the first time in Vancouver, a three-day public Rapid Software Testing class, organized by PQA.

  • Mar 30, 2015 - Apr 1, 2015
    Brighton, United Kingdom
    The three-day Rapid Software Testing class returns to Brighton for a public course, hosted by the Ministry of Testing.

  • Mar 27, 2015
    Brighton, United Kingdom
    At TestBash in Brighton, UK, a keynote presentation called The Rapid Software Testing Guide to What You Meant to Say, in which I noted ways in which imprecision in language can sometimes cause problems for testers and project teams. You can see this presentation here.

  • Feb 23, 2015 - Feb 26, 2015
    Yerevan, Armenia
    Rapid Software Testing visited Armenia for the first time, for a private class for a corporate client in Yerevan.

  • Feb 20, 2015 - Feb 21, 2015
    Tokyo, Japan
    For Rapid Software Testing's first visit to Japan, I presented a tutorial and a keynote address—How To Get What You Want from Testing—at JaSST, the Japan Symposium on Software Testing in Tokyo.

  • Feb 12, 2015 - Feb 13, 2015
    Montreal, Canada
    Two days of consulting in Rapid Software Testing approaches with a team at a corporate client in downtown Montréal, Québec.

  • Feb 2, 2015 - Feb 5, 2015
    London, Canada
    A three day Rapid Software Testing class for a corporate client on the outskirts of London.

  • Jan 27, 2015 - Jan 30, 2015
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    A three-day Rapid Software Testing class for a corporate client in Manchester, UK, this time with the free day preceding the class.

  • Jan 25, 2015 - Jan 27, 2015
    Amersfoot, Netherlands
    Three days of a private Rapid Software Testing class for a corporate client in Amersfoort, Netherlands.

  • Jan 24, 2015
    Driebergen, Netherlands
    The second day of the Dutch Exploratory Workshops on Testing, in Driebergen, Netherlands.

  • Jan 18, 2015 - Jan 22, 2015
    Brno, Czech Republic
    A new country for the list: three days of Rapid Software Testing in the classroom, followed by two days of consulting for a corporate client in Brno, Czech Republic.

  • Jan 12, 2015 - Jan 15, 2015
    Athabasca, Canada
    A private three-day Rapid Software Testing class with an extra day of consulting and presentations, in-house for a client in Athabasca, Alberta.

  • Jan 7, 2015 - Jan 9, 2015
    Calgary, Canada
    A public three-day Rapid Software Testing class organized by PQA in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

  • Jan 4, 2015 - Jan 7, 2015
    Calgary, Canada
    Off to sunny, warm, Calgary, Alberta for three days of Rapid Software Testing in the classroom, and then a day of consulting for a corporate client. At least the welcome was warm!

  • 2014

  • Dec 9, 2014
    Bucharest, Romania
    Metrics and Measures and Numbers, Oh My!—a presentation on measurement and metrics for a receptive audience at Tabara de Testare Bucuresti, a Bucharest testing meetup group.

  • Dec 8, 2014 - Dec 11, 2014
    Bucharest, Romania
    In Romania again—this time in Bucharest—to present the three-day Rapid Software Testing class for a corporate client. I provided some consulting and a testing game for the test dojo on the fourth day.

  • Dec 4, 2014
    Stockholm, Sweden
    In Stockholm, Sweden, I gave a presentation at a quarterly meeting of SAST, the Swedish Association for Software Testing on Rapid Testing and the Rapid / Agile Software Testing Ecosystem.

  • Dec 3, 2014
    Stockholm, Sweden
    I visited a corporate client and did an information talk on Rapid Testing and the Rapid / Agile Software Testing Ecosystem.

  • Nov 24, 2014 - Nov 27, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland
    A half-day tutorial and a track session at the EuroSTAR 2014 conference in Dublin, Ireland. The tutorial was called "What's the Problem?", on the nature of oracles and their role in recognizing problems that happen during testing. I compiled some notes on the subject. The track session, "Every Tester Has a PRICE" was essentially a brainstorming session and discussion on sources of project information. I gathered the ideas offered in the brainstorming session and created a mind map from them more…

  • Nov 17, 2014 - Nov 20, 2014
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania
    On my first trip to Romania I went to Cluj-Napoca, where I presented a three-day public Rapid Software Testing class and a one-day public class on critical thinking sponsored by Altom.

  • Oct 27, 2014 - Nov 7, 2014
    Chengdu, China
    A return visit to China, this time to Chengdu, for two more weeks of training and consulting in Rapid Software Testing with a corporate client.

  • Oct 13, 2014 - Oct 16, 2014
    Anaheim, United States
    The STAR West conference in Anaheim, California, USA. I presented a one day Rapid Introduction to Rapid Software Testing, and a one-day class on Critical Thinking for Testers.

  • Oct 2, 2014
    Vienna, Austria
    I was delighted to attend and present at the Vienna Tester meetup, thanks to Kindly Host Tom Mansch and the sponsorship of Ebcont proconsult GmbH. This was also the first time that my daughter attended a presentation, such that I was able give her in-person credit for introducing the Horse Lunge Game that we often use as a testing toy.

  • Sep 29, 2014 - Oct 3, 2014
    Vienna, Austria
    A three-day Rapid Software Testing class (with an extra day of consulting work and another extra day of Rapid Software Testing for Managers) for a corporate client in Vienna, Austria.

  • Sep 22, 2014
    New York, United States
    While in New York City, I gave a short talk at the first NYC Testers' Meetup, which I hope was the first of many. Many thanks to Huge Inc., the host of the event; to Doran Jones, the sponsor; and to the organizers: Kate Falange, Anna Royzman, and Perze Ababa.

  • Sep 15, 2014 - Sep 24, 2014
    New York, United States
    An intensive session of Rapid Software Testing with participants from Per Scholas. I'm excited about all of my classes, but this one was special. I owe a blog post on it.

  • Aug 11, 2014 - Aug 13, 2014
    New York, United States
    At the Conference for the Association for Software Testing (CAST) in New York City, I had the privilege of giving a workshop with Laurent Bossavit called "Thinking Critically About Numbers: Defence Against the Dark Arts". In addition, this was the conference at which the context-driven community, inspired by James Christie, initiated the Stop 29119 movement and Karen Johnson launched the Professional Tester's Manifesto.

  • Jun 27, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland
    I gave a half-day presentation for the Dublin testing community as a warm-up event for the EuroSTAR 2014. The topic was How To Get What You Really Want from Testing, along with a brief diversion into the Rapid Software Testing Agile Ecosystem, which James Bach and I are developing as a radical revision to the ideas introduced in the Agile Testing Quadrants.

  • Jun 23, 2014 - Jun 26, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland
    A three-day Rapid Software Testing class, in-house for a corporate client in Dublin, Ireland.

  • Jun 12, 2014
    New York, United States
    For the second time, I was lucky to attend the annual Per Scholas ROI dinner in New York, which this year honoured the work of the Per Scholas graduates and my colleage and friend Keith Klain.

  • May 26, 2014 - May 28, 2014
    Lund, Sweden
    The third annual Let's Test conference in Åkersberga, Sweden, the leading conference for the context-driven community in Europe. This year I presented a workshop on testing games and what we can learn from them with my partner in crime Paul Holland.

  • May 5, 2014 - May 8, 2014
    Orlando, United States
    A full-day tutorial and a track session at the STAR East conference in Orlando, Florida.

  • Apr 28, 2014 - May 2, 2014
    London, United Kingdom
    A return visit to a client in London, UK, for four days (!) of the three-day Rapid Software Testing class.

  • Apr 11, 2014 - Apr 17, 2014
    Beijing, China
    A keynote talk at an in-house testing conference, in Beijing, China, followed by a Rapid Software Testing class and a day of in-house consulting for a corporate client.

  • Apr 7, 2014 - Apr 8, 2014
    Toronto, Canada
    A full-day tutorial, a keynote address, and a track session at STAR Canada in Toronto.

  • Mar 26, 2014 - Mar 28, 2014
    Maspalomas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    A three-day Rapid Software Testing class, organized by ImmuneIT for its testing consultants, on Gran Canaria. If you're going to train your employees, why NOT send them to an island resort for a three-day class and then a few days of hanging around the pool?

  • Mar 17, 2014 - Mar 19, 2014
    Porto, Portugal
    An in-house, three-day Rapid Software Testing class for a corporate client in Porto, Portugal.

  • Mar 15, 2014
    Porto, Portugal
    A plenary talk at the Blip Ripple conference, in Porto, Portugal. More information can be found here. I gave a talk entitled Testing Is More Than Checking.

  • Mar 12, 2014 - Mar 14, 2014
    Breda, Netherlands
    A public three-day class Rapid Software Testing, in Breda, Netherlands, organized by CodeCentric.

  • Mar 11, 2014
    Utrecht, Netherlands
    Tasting Let's Test Netherlands, held in Utrecht, Netherlands, was a one-day, appetizer-sized version of the main-course Let's Test conference in Âkersberga, Sweden in May. Here I presented a talk called "Getting Serious About Emotions in Software Testing".

  • Feb 20, 2014
    London, United Kingdom
    Yet another London Tester Gathering, hosted by the inimitable Tony Bruce.

  • Feb 20, 2014
    London, Canada
    Yet another London Tester Gathering, hosted by the inimitable Tony Bruce. Here I presented a short version of the

  • Feb 17, 2014 - Feb 20, 2014
    Heathrow, United States
    An in-house session of the three-day Rapid Software Testing class for a corporate client near Heathrow, London, UK.

  • Feb 3, 2014 - Feb 7, 2014
    Haifa, Israel
    A three-day in-house Rapid Software Testing class for a corporate client near Haifa, Israel.

  • Jan 24, 2014
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    A keynote presentation at the first CopenhagenContext, a one-day conference on context-driven approaches, hosted by PrettyGoodTesting. Other speakers included Carsten Feilberg, Louise Perrold, Huib Schoots, and Henrik Emilsson.

  • Jan 23, 2014
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    A day of consulting and presentations on context-driven testing approaches in Agile environments for a corporate client in Copenhagen, Denmark.

  • Jan 20, 2014 - Jan 22, 2014
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    A three-day in-house Rapid Software Testing class for a corporate client in Copenhagen, Denmark.

  • 2013

  • Nov 21, 2013
    Eindhoven, Netherlands
    A visit to Eindhoven, Netherlands, for an evening talk in Sioux Software's "Hot or Not" series. The topic: "A Very Rapid Introduction to Rapid Software Testing"

  • Nov 18, 2013 - Nov 20, 2013
    Dordrecht, Netherlands
    A visit to Dordrecht, Netherlands to present the three-day Rapid Software Testing class, organized by CodeCentric.

  • Nov 4, 2013 - Nov 7, 2013
    Lund, Sweden
    I was first-ever non-European Programme Chair for the EuroSTAR 2013 in Göteborg, Sweden. EuroSTAR is Europe's largest testing conference.

  • Oct 21, 2013 - Oct 25, 2013
    Lund, Sweden
    A private session of the three-day Rapid Software Testing class for a corporate client in Malmö, Sweden, along with a fourth day of consulting, coaching, and outside presentations.

  • Oct 17, 2013
    Waterloo, Ontario
    I gave the keynote presentation at the Kitchener-Waterloo Software Quality Association's Targeting Quality Conference 2013 in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. The topic was The Role of Emotions in Software Testing, and the presentation materials are here.

  • Sep 30, 2013 - Oct 3, 2013
    Mechelen, Belgium
    Rapid Software Testing's first foray into Belgium for a three-day course and a one-day testing retreat—a kind informal workshop with discussions, problem-solving, and exercises—in Mechelen. The events were organized by Co-Learning, InfoSupport, and ZSharp Consulting.

  • Jul 15, 2013 - Jul 23, 2013
    Shenzhen, China
    Eight days of training classes, consulting, coaching, and presentations on Rapid Testing methodology to a corporate client in Shenzhen, China.

  • Jun 24, 2013 - Jul 3, 2013
    Xi’An, China
    Nine days of training classes, consulting, coaching, and presentations on Rapid Testing methodology to a corporate client in Xi'An, China

  • Jun 12, 2013
    New York, United States
    Attended the Per Scholas ROI Dinner, honouring Joe Squeri of Barclays. Here I am participating a heads or tails contest. I prevailed over 1:512 odds, only to lose to a woman who made ten correct guesses (1:1024). That's QA Symphony's Josh Lieberman in the foreground, and Perze Ababa to the right.

  • May 23, 2013
    Lund, Sweden
    A visit to Gothenburg, Sweden, to scope out the site of EuroSTAR 2013, and also to deliver a presentation on How to Get What You Really Want from Testing for the Swedish Association for Software Testing. I also was given the privilege of a question-and-answer session with some of Martin Jansson's students.

  • May 20, 2013 - May 22, 2013
    Lund, Sweden
    Participant presenter at the second Let's Test conference in Âkersberga, Sweden. I gave a half-day tutorial workshop on Problems with Problems, and a track session on the role of Tacit and Explicit Knowledge in testing.

  • May 16, 2013 - May 17, 2013
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    A public offering of the two-day Rapid Software Testing for Managers class, also presented by PrettyGoodTesting, in Ballerup (Copenhagen), Denmark.

  • May 13, 2013 - May 15, 2013
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    A public offering of the three-day Rapid Software Testing class, presented by PrettyGoodTesting, in Ballerup (Copenhagen), Denmark.

  • Apr 29, 2013 - May 2, 2013
    Orlando, United States
    At the STAR East conference in Orlando, Florida, a one-day Rapid Introduction to Rapid Software Testing; a track talk on The Role of Emotions in Software Testing. I also filled in for a speaker who couldn't make it, presenting a track session on regression testing and on test framing.

  • Apr 19, 2013
    Wellington, New Zealand
    A one-day class on Critical Thinking Skills for Testers, organized by Assurity.

  • Apr 18, 2013
    Wellington, New Zealand
    An evening meeting (in the form of a tiny peer conference) with WeTest, a Wellington, NZ testing group.

  • Apr 18, 2013
    Wellington, New Zealand
    Meetings, consulting, and coaching with corporate client in Wellington, New Zealand.

  • Apr 15, 2013 - Apr 17, 2013
    Wellington, New Zealand
    A semi-public session of the three-day Rapid Software Testing class, organized by Assurity.

  • Apr 9, 2013 - Apr 11, 2013
    Toronto, Canada
    At the inaugural STAR Canada conference, Critical Thinking for Testers (a one-day tutorial), The Role of Emotions in Software Testing (a track talk), and Attention, Deficit, Disorder (a lightning talk).

  • Mar 30, 2013
    Toronto, Canada
    Webinar on Exploratory Testing for Tai Xiaomei and her testing community in China.

  • Mar 23, 2013
    Cardiff, United Kingdom
    With James Bach, a visit with Professor Harry Collins for discussions about his books (including Tacit and Explicit Knowledge, The Shape of Actions, and Artificial Experts) and about his keynote presentation, "Testing Machines as Social Prostheses" and his tutorial presentation, Using Sociology to Examine Testing Expertise at EuroSTAR 2013.

  • Mar 22, 2013
    Brighton, United Kingdom
    Microsponsored TestBash, presented by the Ministry of Testing, in Brighton, England, and delivered a 99-second lightning talk.

  • Mar 19, 2013
    London, Canada
    A brief informal talk at the London Tester Gathering, organized by Tony Bruce.

  • Mar 18, 2013 - Mar 21, 2013
    London, Canada
    Four days of corporate consulting on Rapid Software Testing methodology, management, and automation with Barclays in London, UK.

  • Mar 11, 2013 - Mar 12, 2013
    Galway, Ireland
    A two-day meeting of the EuroSTAR Programme Committee in Galway, Ireland, in which we decided on the lineup for this year's conference.

  • Feb 18, 2013 - Feb 22, 2013
    Stavanger, Norway
    the three-day Rapid Software Testing class for a development services organization in Stavanger, Norway. This also included an evening presentation for some of the development shop's corporate clients, and a one-day visit for presentations and consulting with one of its larger clients.

  • Feb 4, 2013 - Feb 7, 2013
    Milwaukee, United States
    The three-day Rapid Software Testing class and a free follow-up day of consulting and coaching for a corporate client in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

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