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    TestHuddle is sponsoring my event in Brighton which consists of the following talk and show and tell. Please share if you have any experiences on these topics, how you found the talk and show and tell (if you could make it) and general thoughts would be awesome! 🙂

    The Testing of Fear

    “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown” HP Lovecraft: Supernatural Horror in Literature

    Dan will talk about how to recognise how fears can be managed and utilised in order to overcome complex testing challenges by helping us to understand some of the key psychological thinking that surrounds fear and how it can impact our testing . We can then start to begin to develop techniques to manage our professional fears, and be able to support and nurture this learning within teams and the community.

    Show and Tell:

    Load Testing with Gatling by Jack Harris

    Gatling is an open source load testing framework based on Scala.

    Demo of the tool Gatling and how we used it in a recent project to simulate user traffic.


    BrighTest Tester Gathering – “The Testing of Fear” Talk and Demo of Gatling

    Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015, 7:00 PM

    Crunch Academy
    Unit 1, Hove Business Centre, Fonthill Road, BN3 6HA Hove, GB

    10 Testers Attending

    BrighTest’s first meet up with a talk and show and tell! We will be meeting at Crunch Ltd. Academy right behind Hove station.What:Talk By Dan Billing:The Testing of Fear”The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown” HP Lovecraft: Supernatural Horror in LiteratureDan will…

    Check out this Meetup →


    @kim Best of luck with it. Looks like it will be lots of fun.



    Thank you!

    Hoping to add some pictures of the event and will write a review and hope people will join with an offline discussion based on the review maybe. 🙂


    Brighton seems class for the testing community! If anyone feels like offering me a cheap house/flat, please feel free 🙂



    I wish there was such a thing in brighton!

    Although further out you can find some real bargains! The event is 2 days away! nearly everything is organised! Getting nervous now!

    I hope everyone enjoys it and then continues some discussions here!


    Best of luck with it Kim. I look forward to seeing the discussion later. 🙂


    Its going to be an Awesome Evening. Great line up, and Great Folks attending…what more could you ask for…pizza and beer you say…We have those as well! 🙂 Bring it on! #BrighTest for the win!! 🙂



    So BrighTest event went really well with over 20 testers and even a couple of developers turning up!

    Dan started the presentations talking about the emotion of fear and how it holds us back in our lives, but it doesn’t need to. We can use our fears, face them and learn from them.
    The more you know about something the more rational it becomes, and is not as feared. The biggest fear there is is the unknown after all.
    So what do you fear?
    Have you tried to overcome your fears before?

    We then moved onto the load testing tool gatling with a show and tell from Jack. He explained that we chose a 1 second response time to aim for on the website with less than 1% error rate. The discussion afterwards was great and we had a comment that actually just because something response fast it does not mean it feels right to the user, so do not forget usability!
    The link to that research is here.

    So it was a great night! Please continue to talk about fears and load testing here and also feel free to give us any feedback! 🙂

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