The TEST Huddle 1st Birthday Party – 7th/8th April 2015
Did you know? Test Huddle is officially turning one year old, wow! We have achieved so much in the past year. We have over two and a half thousand members and still growing. We have created a catalogue of great webinars, presentations, ebooks and blog posts that offer some great benefit to the TEST Huddle community.
Welcome to the Birthday Party. Stay tuned here for regular updates on what’s happening throughout the day.
Update 16:00: That’s a wrap for our very first birthday celebration. Winners of all prizes will be notified by email. We will publish a list of winners too tomorrow. Thank you for taking part in what was a very joyous celebration.
Update 09:00: We’ll keep the competitions in the forum (True/False and Wish Us Happy Birthday) open until 12pm today so there is still time to win
Update 20:00: You can now review the recording of the Awards ceremony here.
Update 16:15: The Second of our treasure Hunts is ready to go. Best of Luck. Details here.
Update 16:00: You can view tonight’s Awards ceremony here.
Update 14:00: The TEST Huddle Hangout will be happening in an hour. You can view it here.
Update 13:10: The TEST Huddle Treasure Hunt has been won. We will have a new one at 4pm. Details here.
Update 13:00: The fifth of our Soap Box sessions to be released is here by Martin Pol
Update 11:30: The TEST Huddle Treasure Hunt is now live. Learn how to take part here.
Update 11:00: The 4th of our Soap Box sessions have been released. It’s Manfred Baumgarten on gender in testing
Update 10:40: The TEST Huddle Treasure Hunt is set to take place from 11:30. Details to follow.
Update 09:00: Good Morning. The Games Room is open again with updated games including Marbles and Pucked.
Update 16:40: The True/False thread is still happening. Tell us something (true or false) about yourself to win a prize.
Update 15:40: Register here for tomorrow nights TEST Huddle Awards Ceremony.
Update 15:00: The final Soap Box session for today is Peter Morgan’s description of the Best Tester he ever worked with.
Update 13:00: The second of our Soap Box sessions to be released is here. Here what Graham Freeburn has to say on Quality in Testing
Update 11:00: The 1st of our Soap Box sessions have been released. Check out Janet Gregory’s speaking on testing in Agile.
Update 09:50: Unfortunately the Hangout today has been cancelled. The Good news is that it’s being re-scheduled for tomorrow at 3pm
Update 09:10: Our first Birthday thread where you could win prizes is open. Try the True Or False Thread.
Update 09:00: The Games Room is open
A Plethora of Resources
Your Online Community
The TEST Huddle community forum has steadily grown in the past twelve months. When TEST Huddle began, we weren’t sure whether the development of the online community would be attractive to software testing. Our expectation have been exceeded with the growth of the community. Currently we have over two and a half thousand members. We currently have four peer moderators in the community; testers who care about testing. With new conversations and threads appearing daily, the community is growing day by day.
Our Birthday Party
So down to the celebrations. Our official birthday party will happen from Tuesday 7th to Wednesday 8th April. Over two days, we will feature some great talks from the Community Hub at EuroSTAR 2014. THere will be prizes, a games room, an Awards ceremony and plenty of prizes.
What’s Going to Happen?
First off, it might be our birthday but we are giving away the presents. We have loads of vouchers and other stuff to give away to our members over the course of the two days. Read about how you can be a birthday winner below.
Day 1 – Tuesday 7th April
|09:00||Games Room is Open: Hit the arcades like you did when you were younger and try a few of the puzzle games we have.|
|09:00||The True or False Thread. Tell a fact About yourself. The best ones win prizes.|
|11:00||Release of 1st Soapbox Session from EuroSTAR 2014|
|13:00||Release of 2nd Soapbox Session from EuroSTAR 2014|
|15:00||Release of 3rd Soapbox Session from EuroSTAR 2014|
Day 2 – Wednesday 8th April
|09:00||Games Room Open: Hit the arcades with some great puzzle and RPG games to try out. There will be some new additions too.|
|10:00 – 17:00||Wish Us Happy Birthday in your Native Language to win a prize|
|10:00 – 16:00||The Treasure Hunt Competition|
|11:00||Release of 4th Soapbox Session from EuroSTAR 2014|
|13:00||Release of 5th Soapbox Session from EuroSTAR 2014|
|15:00||Hangout: The importance of Community for software testers|
|19:00||The First TEST Huddle Awards Ceremony|
At EuroSTAR 2014, as part of the Community Hub, a number of speakers gave five minute soapbox sessions on different aspects of testing for the benefit of the community. We at TEST Huddle recorded them and have been waiting for a special occasion to release them. Theses soapbox sessions feature talks by speakers and delegates at EuroSTAR 2014 on a host of topics. The speakers include Janet Gregory, Fiona Charles (Quality Intelligence Inc.), Graham Freeburn (Sopra), Peter Morgan (NiceMove), Steve Allott (Capita), and Manfred Baumgarten (Anecon)
They will be released each day of our Celebrations at 11am and 3pm.
Google Hangout – Why is Community Important
On Wednesday we will feature a Hangout on the importance of community and communication with other testers for software testers. Hosted by Daragh, the hangout will feature a few special guests and will offer you the opportunity to discuss what the software testing community means to you.
The 1st Test Huddle Awards Ceremony
To celebrate our first year as a testing community, we will be hosting an awards ceremony on Wednesday April 8th at 7pm GMT. Some of the awards that will be given out on the night include:
Comment of The Year
Thread of The Year
Most Appearance at a Webinar
Most popular Thread of the Year
The Best About Me Profile
Avatar of the Year
We will be giving away loads of prizes over the two days. On Tuesday, on TEST Huddle there will be two threads especially for the special event where you have the opportunity to win some fantastic prizes. We won’t reveal just yet what those threads might be. Wednesday will see a Treasure Hunt competition on TEST Huddle. On both Tuesday and Wednesday there will be a Twitter giveaway and lots more.
Over the two days of the Birthday, Test Huddle will feature a games room for you to enjoy. It’s just like any birthday party at the arcade expect these games are free.
Stay Tuned for More
Stay tuned to this page for an updated schedule and also follow the build up to our birthday with TEST Huddle on Twitter.