Czech Test 2014 was my first conference as speaker and I really enjoyed it when feedback was also quite positive. That is why I decided to send paper this year too and I am glad it was accepted.
Unfortunately date of the conference was in a time of finishing project at my work so I could not attend whole conference and I saw only several other speeches.
I like exploratory testing and this was interesting point of view when I really like the idea “Exploratory testing is not a substitution for proper test documentation”
Very nice presentation and cool speaker.
It was not about “without testers” but more like “what personalities you should have in your test team”. I have very mixed feelings about this talk when I really remember only few things.
That was the end of the first day when there was an hour networking session with attendees followed by boat trip for speakers. I enjoyed the boat trip but I would prefer to have some networking activity for speakers and attendees together when we can continue in discussion. I think that such networking is the most important thing on each conference.
For me, second day started by interesting talk about procrastination. I really like idea to have at least one keynote from the area out of testing and this topic was chosen very well because I think IT people procrastinate a lot of, I am not an exception. This speech was good, but very long (15 mins over) and sometime unorganized.
I did not like this presentation. Speaker was not well prepared and topic was really not my piece of cake – may be because it was too close to waterfall and controlling people.
I like Richard and the way he speaks. Topic was good but charts itself were very small – you always get and idea what it is about but hard to see it in the presentation
Finally my speech. I was a bit scared by the fact that there were three talks about reporting and metrics in a row when I was the last one. However it was very good because it was aligned well starting with theory leading to more practical presentations.
I hope you enjoyed mine one. I tried to make it practical but 45 minutes is very short time to make it complete. I would like to do whole tutorial on this subject once. It was also the first talk when I decided to use Prezi instead of PowerPoint and I think it was good idea. It helped me when I was preparing the speech because it force you to think in flow and you will never use too many words on slides as you tend to do with PowerPoint. I also think I get more attention from attendees, which was good concidering this was the last talk at Friday late afternoon.
You can see slides here Czech Test 2015 – Vojtěch Barta.
It was nice conference and I am looking forward to attend next year. I will send paper again and you should also try it. Get out of your comfort zone and try it – speaking on conference is fun and it is challenge that will teach you a lot of. See you next year.