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    2016


  • Aug 8, 2016 - Aug 10, 2016
    Vancouver, Canada
    At the Conference for the Association for Software Testing 2016 in Vancouver BC, I gave a one-day tutorial on "Testopsies"—an approach to dissecting your testing.


  • Aug 3, 2016 - Aug 5, 2016
    Mississauga, Canada
    A fourth three-day Rapid Software Testing class with a corporate client in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.


  • Jul 4, 2016 - Jul 15, 2016
    Wuhan, China
    Two weeks of consulting and training in Rapid Software Testing approaches, in-house for a corporate client in Wuhan, China.


  • Jun 30, 2016
    Mississauga, Canada
    Another one-day version of Rapid Software Testing for Managers for a corporate client in Mississauga, Ontario.


  • Jun 27, 2016 - Jun 29, 2016
    Mississauga, Canada
    The second of three three-day Rapid Software Testing class, in-house for corporate client in Mississauga, Ontario.


  • Jun 23, 2016
    Mississauga, Canada
    A one-day version of Rapid Software Testing for Managers for a corporate client in Mississauga, Ontario.


  • Jun 20, 2016 - Jun 22, 2016
    Mississauga, Canada
    The three-day Rapid Software Testing class, in-house for a corporate client in Mississauga, Ontario.


  • Jun 13, 2016 - Jun 16, 2016
    Glasgow, United Kingdom
    The three-day Rapid Software Testing class, in-house for a corporate client in Glasgow, Scotland.


  • Jun 6, 2016 - Jun 9, 2016
    New York, United States
    A three-day Rapid Software Testing class, in-house for a corporate client in New York, NY.


  • May 28, 2016
    Sydney, Australia
    On my way back to Toronto from Melboune, I dropped in on the Sydney Testers' Meetup for An Evening with Rapid Software Testing.


  • May 23, 2016 - May 25, 2016
    Melbourne, Australia
    An in-house, private session of the three-day Rapid Software Testing class in Melbourne, Australia.


  • May 20, 2016 - May 21, 2016
    Melbourne, Australia
    In Melbourne I gave the opening keynote at the inaugural Australian Testing Days conference, organized by TEAM.


  • May 19, 2016
    Melbourne, Australia
    My Melbourne junket continued with a one-day session of Rapid Software Testing for Managers, again organized by Rajesh Mathur and TEAM.


  • May 16, 2016 - May 18, 2016
    Melbourne, Australia
    My first visit to Australia in years—and my first ever to Melbourne—began with a three-day public Rapid Software Testing class, organized by Rajesh Mathur and Test Engineering Alliance Melbourne (TEAM).


  • May 2, 2016 - May 5, 2016
    Orlando, United States
    The annual pilgramage to Orlando, Florida, for the STAR East conference, organized by Techwell.


  • Apr 25, 2016 - Apr 27, 2016
    Zurich, Switzerland
    The first-ever occasion on which James Bach and I have co-taught the three-day Rapid Software Testing class. The class was organized by House of Test Switzerland.


  • Apr 4, 2016 - Apr 8, 2016
    Christchurch, New Zealand
    A week of on-site consulting and teaching for a private client in Christchurch, NZ.


  • Apr 1, 2016
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Critical Thinking for Testers and Technical People yet again, this time in Auckland. All thanks to Vicky Price, Merridy Marshall, and Edwin Dando of Assurity for organizing the two-week, pan-New-Zealand excursion of public classes and events.


  • Mar 31, 2016
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Assurity hosted me in Auckland for another one-day Rapid Software Testing for Managers class.


  • Mar 31, 2016
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Assurity sponsored an evening of How to Get What You Want from Testing for an Auckland audience.


  • Mar 30, 2016
    Christchurch, New Zealand
    Critical Thinking for Testers and Technical People in Christchurch, once again set up by Assurity.


  • Mar 29, 2016
    Christchurch, New Zealand
    Assurity continues the Grand Tour of New Zealand with a one-day public version of the Rapid Software Testing for Managers class in Christchurch.


  • Mar 29, 2016
    Christchurch, New Zealand
    After class, a talk on How to Get What You Want from Testing for the Christchurch Agile Professionals Network, kindly hosted by the Christchurch office of SLI Systems.


  • Mar 24, 2016
    Wellington, New Zealand
    Critical Thinking for Testers and Technical People, a one-day class organized by Assurity in Wellington.


  • Mar 21, 2016 - Mar 23, 2016
    Wellington, New Zealand
    A three-day public Rapid Software Testing class, organized by Assurity, in Wellington, New Zealand.


  • Mar 7, 2016 - Mar 9, 2016
    Brighton, United Kingdom
    A public Rapid Software Testing class, leading into the TestBash conference in Brighton, England, organized by the Ministry of Testing.


  • 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"

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