Hi there again, Today was the first day of the track sessions at the SIGiST Israel 2008 conference. I was honoured to be Track Chair for the Test Management track, which meant that I didn't have to break my head over which presentations to go and listen to! The day started with an introduction
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Unfortunately, I couldn't attend the tutorial days at SIGiST 2008 - I had to polish up my own presentation for the conference itself! So, I had a chat with 2 of the tutorial lecturers, and one of the attendees, to get their impressions of the tutorial days. Thanks to all of you for giving me the time. Logistics and Stuff The tutorials were given at the Sela offices in Bnei Berak, but to make it into a more conference-like atmosphere, all the classrooms on the ground floor had been closed off for the tutorials, and there was regular conference-style registration, t-shirts and refreshments. I heard that all the logistics were taken care of very well. On the other hand, it sounds like each tutorial took place at its own pace, and the attendees went out to lunch at restaurants in the area. I'm guessing that it was really worthwhile to use the offices, rather than the Sheraton Moriah Hotel, which is the venue for the next 2 days of conference, otherwise it's possible that the tutorials wouldn't have take place at all.
Along with the European and Indian speakers, there are some great Israeli speakers giving tutorials. On Sunday the 22nd of June, we have 2 one-day tutorials from Nancy Clayman and Michael Stahl. Nancy, the founder of NCQA, will be giving "TPI in a Day", a really good introduction to the TPI
So, what's on at Sigist 2008? The first 2 days, the 22nd and 23rd of June, are dedicated to 1 day and 2 day tutorials, half of which will be given by 4 highly experienced Test Professionals coming in from India and Europe. Vipul Kocher, co-founder of Puretesting and President of the
Are you a professional test engineer? If so, you should be going to the SIGiST 2008 conference next week in Tel Aviv, Israel. "What is a SIGiST?" you may well ask. A SIGiST is a "Special Interest Group in Software Testing". There are SIGiSTs