November 10 – 12, 2020

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Agile Testing Days News

23 Jul, 2020

AgileTD Zone - Join Our Slack Community!

Let's get together friends 💜 ! To ensure easy and fun communication during, before and after our Agile Testing Days conferences, we created a workspace just for YOU. 

To get in touch with the whole AgileTD community join our brand new Slack channel! Connect and network with friends, industry leaders and the AgileTD team. Chat with us, discuss the latest topics or look for help. Stay in the know for new webinars, events, special promotions and much more. See you there! 

Do you have any ideas, questions or recommendations for channels or topic? Please get in touch via This is a community channel and we want to make sure it fit your needs!


➡️ Sign up to the AgileTD Zone workspace now! ⬅️


27 May, 2020

The Agile Testing Days 2020 Go Hybrid!

This year it is all your decision! Do you want to join the Agile Testing Days in-person in Potsdam and meet the awesome community? Or would you like to attend live and in color from the comforts of your home? With introducing the Hybrid edition, we want to give everyone the chance to attend AgileTD.

The on-site event will follow all official regulations to keep us all safe and healthy, while enjoying the 2 tutorial days and the 4-day conference. The online event will be streamed live and offers many options to still be close while being far away. Have a look at the different packages here. Whatever you choose, we are doing our very best to create an amazing, safe and enjoyable conference experience for you.

What exactly does this mean for the on-site event?

As in past years, you have many options to tailor your event to your specific needs.

Choose from hands-on 1 or 2 day tutorials and join us for up to 4 conference days, all garnished with great communal events, like the Late Night Show, Bonfire Evening and the Intergalactic Costume Party. We will take all possible measures to provide a safe environment for all participants. A security concept will be in place, which will be enforced by hotel and AgileTD staff. We are in constant contact with local health authorities to find the right mix of safety advice and 

On top you will get full access to the online event and material, chat rooms and all recorded sessions. Visit our on-site AgileTD news booth to interact with the global online community.

Due to health regulations space is highly limited. As of now, we can only allow 150 attendees at the live conference. Although this might change in the next months, you better be quick and safe your spot.

How can I be part of AgileTD, without being there in person?

With getting your online pass you are able to attend all four conference days live or on demand, including all keynotes, four talk tracks, bonus sessions & the virtual bars. Take part in live Q&A and online meetings to discuss with fellow testers and speakers, joining online and on-site. Breaking stories and special moments will be brought to you live by the AgileTD news crew. The spirit will travel to wherever you are!

The whole online package is available for only 180 € plus VAT (if applicable). You can watch all session replays after the event. So, no reason to rush during the live event. Take yor time and interact with the on-site crowd and follow our live broadcast actions.


To sum it all up, we are combining the best of the two worlds. We are stepping on new ground with AgileTD Hybrid and hope you will accompany us on this exciting journey.


29 Apr, 2020

The Program 2020 Will Soon Be Released!

The Call for Papers was closed a couple of weeks ago and our AgileTD 2020 program comittee, consisting of Elisabeth Hocke, Toyer Mamoojee, Alessandro Collino, Jenny Bramble, Smita Mishra, Rahul Verma, Bart Knaack, and James Lyndsay have  worked hard to review all submitted proposals. 

A big thank you goes out to everyone who submitted their talk or workshop ideas. It takes a lot of effort to write up an engaging abstract and we are over the moon excited about the high quality of this year's submissions. It is the community and the speakers that make AgileTD such a wonderful, open-hearted and top-notch conference. 

This year we received an astounding 505 papers from 297 speakers from 38 different countries. The program chairs and AgileTD Team have to make tough decisions, since of course not all great proposals will make it into the program. Just a word of encouragement here, please submit again if you have not been selected! You will receive valuable feedback from the reviewer and we are happy to connect you to mentoring or pairing programs.

We expect to release the 2020 program by the end of May. Everyone who submitted will be notified via email if they were selected or not.

Good luck everyone and stay safe!

In the meantime, follow us on TwitterFacebookInstagram or Linkedin for more public announcements and buckle up for an exciting new program for Europe's greatest agile testing learning festival.

12 Feb, 2020

Check-out the 2020 Keynote Speaker Line-up!

We are happy to show you our awesome line-up of this year's Agile Testing Days Keynote Speakers:

3 Feb, 2020

Call For Papers 2020 Open Now!

177 slots with 253 hours are open and needed to be filled with your knowledge, expertise, and experience. This year, we are looking for the following session formats:

  • 30-min Talks - A presentation on some subject or topic in front of an audience.
  • 75-, 120-, 150- and 180-min Workshops or 75-min Hands-on Sessions - Workshops are designed to teach or develop a certain skill. It is directed more towards collaborating and learning in an interactive environment. While the different workshops should contain at least 50% practical exercises, the 75-min hands-on sessions should comprise more than 80% distinct full-on training.
  • Combo Sessions - This is a combination of a 30-min talk delivering the theory, followed by a 90-min or 150-min workshop to practice hands-on the preceding talk. Both sessions need to work individually also, as attendees might not stay for both sessions.
  • Bonus Sessions - Fun and creative sessions that provide a balance to the agile, testing-related and technical sessions.
  • Social Activities - Sessions that start or roundup a conference day in the morning or evening to encourage networking and socializing.

The deadline for submitting proposals will be March 15, 2020, so get your ideas together! We're excited to see new ideas come our way. 

To submit your proposal and to learn more about the CFP and catching up some good advices please visit

30 Jan, 2020

Program Committee 2020 announced

We are proud to announce our awesome crew of our paper reviewers for the Agile Testing Days 2020!

Part of this year's awesome crew are:

- Elisabeth Hocke (MIATPP Award winner 2019 and ATD Keynoter 2019)

- Toyer Mamoojee (ATD Keynoter 2019, 2nd time part of the program committee for ATD Germany)

- Alessandro Collino (has created and worked on all ATD Germany programs since 2009)

- Jenny Bramble (ATD USA Program Committee and ATD Keynoter 2020) 

- Huib Schoots (MIATPP Award winner 2017, ATD multiple time ATD Keynoter & ATD Veteran)

- Smita Mishra (ATD Keynoter 2019)

- Kristīne Corbus (Trainer, Coach & International Speaker)

- Rahul Verma (International Award Winning Speaker, ATD USA Keynoter 2020)

- Bart Knaack & James Lyndsay (ATD Veterans & Keynoter and both are the Reviewer for all upcoming submissions for the Hands-on Track)

11 Nov, 2019

THANK YOU for another amazing Agile Testing Festival!

What a ride! Agile Testing Days is over again. We didn't get the chance to say goodbye to each and everyone but we want to express how great it was to have you all at the 11th edition of the Agile Testing Days last week. Thank you for making the Agile Testing Days the best conference ever again.

Over the last couple of days, we hope you made a lot of new friends, gained lots of awesome insights, have found new challenges and ideas and will apply all the key learnings from AgileTD with your team.

We are hugely grateful to our fabulous volunteers for all their support and who helped us making this conference into something extra. Without them, the Agile Testing Days would not be the same. Their friendly smiles always cheered everyone up and they never ceased to amaze us.

A very big thank you goes also to the whole agile testing community. You really made the Agile Testing Days into something special. We highly appreciate your support and for spending your time at our conference and showing how awesome, caring and positive the agile testing community is. 

Another special shoutout goes to our over 130 speakers who took their time to share their learnings and knowledge with the community on the AgileTD stage and who helped, influenced and inspired so many open, smart and friendly people. 

At last but not least, we want to shout out appreciations to our sponsors and supporters. Thank you for your continuous support and contribution to the Agile Testing Days, for sharing practical methods and taking the time to connect with our attendees. 

We hope you all enjoyed your time at the conference and that the AgileTD-post-conference blues didn't hit you too hard. It was a pleasure for us taking good care of you. We're already looking forward to next year and meeting you all again. You can now register for the 12th edition of the Agile Testing Days, set for November 8–13, 2020 in Potsdam!

Take care of yourself until we meet again!

Your AgileTD organising team

17 Sep, 2019

4 Ways to Save Money on Your AgileTD Ticket

The Agile Testing Days start in less than 50 days and we think it's high time to register for the greaTest agile testing festival in case you haven't done that already. We show you four ways on how to save your company money when registering for AgileTD 2019. So, get your discount, register and join us in Potsdam!

Agile Alliance Discount
Together with our Media Sponsor Agile Alliance, we offer a special discount to all Agile Alliance members. Just use the code with your registration and you will get 20% off on any ticket! This discount is available to Agile Alliance Members only. More info here.

Alumni Discount*
Have you been to Agile Testing Days before and want to join us this year? Welcome back! When you register just answer the question “Have you previously attended an Agile Testing Days Conference?” with ‘Yes’ and you get your Alumni discount of 15% on the regular price. To register, please click here.

Group Discount
The bigger the team, the bigger the discount! Join the ATDs with your team and save up to 30% on your registration. More info here.

Speaker Discount**
Ping or DM any of our more than 130 speakers on Twitter or Linkedin and get their exclusive speaker discount to save 10% when you register. Find all speakers here.

* Combinable with Speaker Discount only.
** Combinable with Alumni Discount only.


22 Aug, 2019

AgileTD 💚 Planet Earth: Start Being the Change

We at AgileTD think it's important to stop talking and start modeling the change for which we are calling. That's why we partnered with Plant For The Planet to reduce the carbon footprint of our conference and to become climate neutral.

What does it mean that the event is climate neutral?
To compensate the CO2 emissions resulting from our 6-day event, we have 695 trees planted in Yucatan/Mexico. Those are equivalent to the emissions resulting from: the food/drinks including preparations/servings, the hotel nights, heat, power, and printed materials. Arrival to and departure from the event is not included.

What is Plant for the Planet?
Plant for the Planet is a non-profit organization that contributes to climate justice by planting trees and empowering children and youths to become Climate Justice Ambassadors. 

If you're interested in reducing your carbon footprint when traveling to our conference by plane, car or public transport or want to learn more about Plant for the Planet, please visit

31 Jul, 2019

Innovative Ideas Wanted!

At the Agile Testing Days conference, we want to help and inspire the global testing community. The Unicorns' Den encourages just this, by calling on you to share your innovative ideas in front of our four testing and agile Unicorns Janet Gregory, Huib Schoots, Alex Schladebeck, and Lisa Crispin, and the AgileTD audience.

What’s Involved?

The "inventors" who dare to enter the Den must try to convince the Unicorns and the audience with their "I wish I had thought of that" idea. In the end, the AgileTD audience will vote for the best idea. 

Unicorns' Den Prize

- Unicorns' Den 2019 Innovation Award 
- AgileTD Community supported Crowd Funding 
- MIATPP Mentoring 
- Prize money to kick start your idea 
- Free Design Sprint Course

How to Enter the Unicorns' Den

  1. Have an innovative idea! 
  2. Send a short outline of your idea to Uwe by e-mail!
  3. Submit your idea outline until August 31, 2019, the latest!
  4. If your idea gets selected, be ready for follow-up questions!

For more information, please visit

16 May, 2019

AgileTD 2019 Program Now Online!

The AgileTD team is happy and proud to announce the official conference program for AgileTD 2019, the greatest annual international agile testing learning festival.

Last year the conference drew over 750 agilists and software professionals from 51 countries who learned from and collaborated with recognized Agile and testing experts, authors, and innovators. AgileTD 2019, to be held November 3 – 8 in Potsdam, Germany, is expected to draw even more attendees.

Congratulations to all who have been selected and thank you to the community for their proposals and the program committee for their hard work. We look forward to seeing you at our conference!


10 May, 2019

AgileTD 2019 listed among Best Software Conferences in 2019

Agile Testing Days has been listed among the best software testing conferences in 2019 by is a simple list of Software Testing conferences and workshops published collaboratively with the testing community.

Learn more:

8 May, 2019

AgileTD 2019 again recognized as Educational Leave

The Agile Testing Days are once again recognized as an educational event (in German: Weiterbildungsurlaub or Bildungsurlaub) for continuing vocational education. As a rule all employees* (e.g. trainees/employees*/interns*workers working at home), and in some federal states also civil servants*, are entitled to this. The application should normally be submitted four to six weeks before the event. The exact regulations are a matter of the federal states and therefore depend on the respective legislation.

The Agile Testing Days are recognized as educational leave in the federal states of Berlin and Brandenburg. You can download the confirmations further below and use them for your applications.

Who can apply for educational leave?
The prerequisite for an official educational leave is training or employment.

What do I have to consider when applying?
The decisive factor for the application is your place of work, not your place of residence, and in some federal states the time of employment.

Where can I find the required forms?
You can download the confirmations of the respective federal states here:

How do I get a registration confirmation?
Your AgileTD ticket is also the confirmation you need to apply for. You will receive a confirmation of participation after the conference. Just write us an email at

What happens now?
With the confirmation of recognition as an educational event, you can appeal to your employer and the responsible educational authority in your federal state for educational leave. You will now need a registration form and a file number from your authority.

Here you will find specific information for each federal state:

And then?
However, the exemption order for conference attendees usually has to be submitted in writing to the employer – depending on the federal state – between four and eight weeks in advance.

Your AgileTD 2019 ticket is your confirmation of registration, showing the title and period of the event. Together with the confirmation of your federal state, you can refer to the Bildungsurlaub. After the conference, you will still need a confirmation of participation to submit to your employer. You will receive this certificate after the conference upon request.

6 May, 2019

Early Bird Tickets for AgileTD 2019 are on Sale

Grab yourself a bargain and register now for the Agile Testing Days 2019. You can save 10% on your tickets for the best agile testing learning festival of the year.

Soon, we will release the program and we know you are also very excited and curious to know more. So, here are already some good reasons to get your ticket for AgileTD 2019. You can expect:

  • 210 sessions in total (including morning and social activities)
  • 130 speakers - more joining later for Lightning Talks & as Vendors
  • Speakers from 23 different countries
  • 38% of women speakers so far
  • > 50 New Voice Speakers or speakers who usually speak only at smaller occasions

Last year the conference drew over 750 software testing professionals from 50 countries who learned from and collaborated with each other. AgileTD 2019, to be held November 3 – 8 in Potsdam, Germany, is expected to draw even more attendees. So, don't miss your chance to expand your skill set and network with other agile and testing experts, innovators and top minds from the industry.

Register today: Early Bird pricing available until September 1, 2019.

17 Apr, 2019

AgileTD Among List of Must-Attend Tech Events and Conference

The people of the go-to learning space Avanscoperta put a list of cool events taking place in 2019 together for software developers, change agents, product leaders, UX designers and many more.

The Avanscoperta’s 2019 Conferences and Events Guide lists Agile Testing Days 2019 as one of the must-attend tech events. 

This list includes tech events and other conferences that are suitable for an international audience (e.g. talks are mainly, if not totally, in English).

So, don't miss out and attend the greatest agile testing festival in Europe. Registration is open. Register here:


1 Apr, 2019

The Call for Papers is closed: Thank you for the submissions

Time’s up! The Call for Papers for AgileTD 2019 is officially closed and we are absolutely happy about the strong response from the community. All in all, we have received whooping 498 submissions from 291 speakers from 39 different countries. We have received nearly 190 abstracts over the weekend –– with over 90 of them coming in the final hours. A massive Thank you to all who've submitted their talk and workshop ideas for this year's conference! You can now go out and enjoy Spring!

Now the difficult part for our program committee starts! Toyer Mamoojee, Alex Schladebeck, Alex Collino, Anne-Marie Charrett, and Mike Talks will spend the next weeks reviewing some great abstracts and start putting together an exciting programme. We expect to notify everyone if they have been selected or not for the 2019 program by the beginning of May.

Good luck to everyone!

In the meantime, grab the last Super Early Bird tickets, available until April 30, 2019, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Linkedin for more public announcements.

18 Mar, 2019

Announcing the AgileTD 2019 Keynote Speakers

We are happy to bring you 17 highly inspirational keynote speakers from around the world to the 11th edition of the Agile Testing Days, set for November 3-8, 2019 in the Dorint Hotel in Potsdam. You'll learn from leading experts that are passionately dedicated to sharing the best of their knowledge and insights with you. They will show you new ways to improve your own Agile and Testing practices from direct accounts of experiences and crucial lessons learned.


Derk-Jan de Grood & Jan Jaap Cannegieter

Derk-Jan de Grood as a Strategic Test Consultant and Agile Implementation Coach. He has a strong focus on the value chain, business-it alignment and aims to increase the visibility of the test team. As Agile Coach and Implementer, he accompanies organizations in their agile journey and guide teams towards a pragmatic approach that is strongly embedded in the dev cycle.

Jan Jaap Cannegieter has specialized in software testing, test process improvement, software process improvement, quality assurance, and requirements. What really drives him is teaching organizations, management teams and individuals good practices in the field of software testing, quality assurance and requirements by means of courses and coaching.

Stephan Kämper

Stephan has many years of experience in all areas of the software industry. He specialized in the analysis of software, test automation and quality assurance. Stephan helps teams and organizations by setting up a specially tailored test approach for products (or projects). He is also the author of Fast Feedback Using Ruby.

Stacy Kirk

An advocate of quality and process innovation in software development for over 20 years, Stacy Kirk is founder and CEO of QualityWorks Consulting Group, an international quality-driven software consulting firm revolutionizing how quality web and mobile applications are built and delivered.

Jeff Gothelf

Jeff Gothelf has spent a 15-year career as an agile product designer, team leader, blogger, and teacher. He is one of the leading voices on the topic of Agile UX and Lean UX. In addition, Jeff is the author of Lean UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience (2013). Jeff launched Proof, a product design and innovation studio that combines lean processes with strategy, design, and technology that has since been acquired by where he is now Managing Director.

Cennydd Bowles

Over a sixteen-year career, Cennydd has written two popular books (Future Ethics and Undercover User Experience Design), led design at Twitter UK, and been fortunate enough to develop a reputation as a global leader in digital product and UX design. As an independent consultant, he has worked with clients including the BBC, Samsung, WWF, Cisco, and Ford.

Abby Bangser

Abby is a hands-on software delivery professional with a passion for using quality as the foundation for quick value-focused delivery. Truly embodies the benefits of being a specializing generalist with experience and interests across traditionally Business Analyst, Quality Analyst, Developer, and DevOps job titles and effectively leveraging those skills to encourage a well-rounded approach to quality software delivery.

Elisabeth Hocke & Toyer Mamoojee

Elisabeth is a Principal Agile Tester at FlixBus. She's especially passionate about the whole-team approach to testing and quality as well as the agile culture mindset behind it. Building great products which deliver value together with great people is what motivates her and keeps her going. 

Toyer Mamoojee is a 'die-hard' passionate Agile Automation Test Analyst with almost 15 years testing experience across many industries. From Waterfall to Agile approaches, Commercial to Open Source Automation tools and Manual to Automation Testing he has been through the wars of Software Delivery. He is the co-founder of Cape Town Automation User group and co-organizer of Cape Town Testing Meetup back in his home country of South Africa.

Meaghan Lewis

Meaghan is a QA Engineer with a strong knowledge in many test automation frameworks and tools. She has experience in working in a variety of industries, such as medical, financial and aviation. Meaghan is passionate about technology and the impact that it has on our lives. 

Ade Shokoya

Ade is a technically sophisticated consultant with comprehensive experience in agile delivery, enterprise solution, portfolio management, and business transformation. He has a proven track record of success in leading organization-wide agile transformation projects, creating strategic procedures, developing agile toolkits, managing service delivery contracts, and reducing cost.

Marianne Duijst

Marianne focuses on quality, testing & communication in IT. She is a frequent speaker and sketchnoter at testing conferences around the world and enjoys coaching people and teams.

Kevin Harris

Kevin works a Senior Test Engineer and has covered a variety of different roles (Software Tester, Test Lead, Test Manager, Scrum Master, Business Analyst, etc) and worked in a variety of different industries (Travel, e-commerce, telecommunications, Government and Marketing). He specializes in Testing in an Agile Environment.

Raj Subramanian

Raj describes himself as a "Change Agent". He helps teams/organizations to analyze systems/processes, influences the way they think about these systems and brings simple solutions to complex problems. He also coaches/mentors people to help in their personal and career growth and brings effective changes to the overall growth of the organization.

Maaike Brinkhof & Göran Kero

Maaike is an independent agile tester. She loves testing because there are so many ways to add value to a team. She likes to help teams who are not sure where or what to test. Maaike has a special interest in the role of psychology in software development.

Göran is a context-driven tester and an agile enthusiast who is always curious about learning new things. Passionate about finding out what the customers really need.

Smita Mishra

Smita is an experienced entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of working in the Financial Services, Retail, and Utilities industry. She is skilled in Data Analytics and stories, Business risks mitigation for tech products, setting up Test teams and testing practice, Global Delivery, Testing, Defect and Test Management. 

6 Mar, 2019

AgileTD 2019 Program Committee Announced

We are very excited to announce the 2019 Agile Testing Days Program Committee who will review each and every speaker submission and help us put together an outstanding program for the 6-day event in early November.

This year's Program Committee consists of  Alessandro Collino (Italy), Anne-Marie Charrett (Australia), Toyer Mamoojee (South Africa), MIATPP 2018 winner Alex Schladebeck (Germany), and Mike Talks (New Zealand). The team is responsible for the following activities for the Agile Testing Days conference:

  • Evaluate and review submissions
  • Assist in the selection of talks and workshops
  • Provide feedback on submissions

Alessandro Collino is a software testing specialist. He has more than 15 years of IT experience in various fields such as Avionics, Aerospace, Industrial and Home Automation, Telecommunications and Information Technology. Alex has worked on all the phases of a complete classical product life cycle, ranging from specification to acceptance testing. In this respect, he has concentrated his efforts mainly on verification and validation activities. His main interest is focused on test analysis and design, test management and technical testing for both theoretical and practical aspects. He has been a speaker in International Software Testing Conferences and writer on testing magazines.

Anne-Marie Charrett is a software tester, trainer and coach with a reputation of excellence and passion for quality and the craft of software testing. An electronic engineer by trade, software testing chose her when she started testing protocols against European standards. She trains & coaches teams to embrace this whole team approach to quality with a contextual mindset. In the past, Anne-Marie has developed software testing courses and lectured at the University of Technology, Sydney, and ran the Sydney Testers Meetup.  Along with Fiona Charles, Anne-Marie co-founded Speak Easy Diversity, an initiative to help increase diversity at tech conferences.

Toyer Mamoojee is a 'die-hard' passionate Agile Automation Test Analyst with almost 15 years of testing experience across many industries. From Waterfall to Agile approaches, Commercial to Open Source Automation tools and Manual to Automation Testing he has been through the wars of Software Delivery. He is the co-founder of Cape Town Automation User group and co-organizer of Cape Town Testing Meetup back in his home country of South Africa.

Alex Schladebeck is the head of Software Quality and Test Consulting at BREDEX GmbH and is also Product Owner for Jubula, the open source test tool. Within both roles, she’s responsible for making sure that customers’ needs are satisfied, be it in terms of quality assurance services for their projects or features for implementation. Alex is passionate about quality and how it affects the whole development process. She’s also a frequent speaker at conferences where she likes to share her project experiences and learn from other practitioners. Alex has received the MIATPP Award for being the most influential agile testing professional person in 2018.

Mike Talks started his IT journey as a developer and is now working as a Test Manager. He has tried his hand at a variety of roles within IT as the opportunity has arrived. He thinks it's crucial to try new things and that IT as an industry changes as rapidly as the technology. Mike ran a workshop on "Let's Build A Chatbot" at Agile Test Days in Germany, which was voted one of the top ten workshops of the conference. Mike has already been a member of the 2019 Agile Testing Days USA Program Committee.

Thanks to all these community members for their great support and willingness to help create our 2019 Agile Testing Days conference in Potsdam.

15 Feb, 2019

Agile Testing Days Opens Call for Papers

Every year, AgileTD offers many opportunities to share your knowledge, expertise, and experience with the international Agile testing community. Many practitioners, thought leaders, coaches, and trainers will get together to present and discuss their most recent experiences, concerns, challenges, techniques, and trends.

AgileTD will consist of a 6-day program with sessions that will feature keynotes, workshops, tutorials, lightning talks, networking receptions, and social events. And again, we are seeking speakers to share their stories, ideas, and best practices with over 750 attendees at the 11th edition of the Agile Testing Days 2019 from November 3-8, 2019 in Potsdam, Germany.

If you’re worried that you’re too inexperienced, please don’t let that stop you from sending through your ideas for 30-minute talks, 120- and 150-minute workshops. We accept speakers with all levels of expertise. We would like to hear from you! 

We encourage all Testers, Developers, QA, Coaches and Trainers, Infrastructure Engineers, Data Scientists, Cloud Specialists, and others to send us their ideas related to:

  • Technical hands-on sessions with laptop required (Automation, CI/CD, BDD, TDD)
  • Test automation tools and techniques
  • Agile Testing (and experiments) in complicated domains: medical devices, low-level libraries & drivers, automotive, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Internet of Things, Robotics & Artificial Intelligence
  • Agile & Testing for Mobile Apps
  • Agile Testing on embedded platforms
  • Agile/Lean UX and Interaction Design
  • Automated testing in Microservices environment
  • Continuous Delivery/Deployment and DevOps
  • Exploratory Testing
  • Hacking & Security Testing
  • Pair and Mob Testing
  • SAFe \\- Scaled Agile Framework and Testing
  • and many more

Submission Information and Deadline
Submissions must be received by the deadline below. The program committee will review all submissions, rate them and give advise in order to help us create an outstanding conference program for the Agile Testing Days from November 3-8, 2019.

The deadline for submitting proposals will be March 31, 2019, so get your ideas together! We're excited to see new ideas come our way. 

To submit your proposal, please visit

1 Feb, 2019

Agile Testing Days among Top 10 Agile Conferences to Attend

We are happy to be shortlisted among the Top 10 Agile conferences to attend in 2019 compiled by Zuzi Sochova in her Agile and Scrum Blog. Thank you very much!

If you are already interested in the next Agile Testing Days conference, then please visit to learn more. You can now register for Super Early Bird rates.


21 Jan, 2019

AgileTD among Best Software Testing Conferences of 2019

Every year TechBeacon compiles a list of the best software testing conferences and we’re excited to announce that Agile Testing Days is among the Top 10 software testing conference that have proved valuable to attendees. 

AgileTD is the perfect option for you if you want to:

  • Meet some of the brightest minds and professionals in the industry
  • Stay ahead of the curve on the latest software testing trends and technologies
  • Network with customers and vendors
  • Keep your skills and knowledge up to date
  • Listen to inspirational keynotes
  • Learn hands-on practices from thought leaders and industry experts
  • Put your career in perspective

We hope AgileTD, set for November 3-8, 2019 in Potsdam, is on your list.

Read more about AgileTD and its fellow software testing conferences here.

8 Jan, 2019

Agile Nights by AgileTD meetup: Blockchain and Agile Testing


We kick off the New Year with our first Agile Nights by AgileTD meetup in 2019. We are happy to announce that Rhian Lewis, blockchain expert and keynote speaker from the Agile Testing Days 2018, and Lisa Trujillo, independent technologist, researcher and founder of Design IT Legal, will speak about blockchain and agile testing.

Rhian is a regular speaker on the blockchain subject, especially in the context of testing and delivered a keynote at the 2018 Agile Testing Days in Potsdam on how to test blockchain applications. In her 30-min meetup talk "Why Blockchain Projects Can Ever Only Be Agile", Rhian will focus on the challenges of testing a technology that is changing faster than every other open-source software.

Lisa Trujillo is passionate and knowledgeable about the potential of decentralised technologies. Lisa is also a Co-Organizer of Women Techmakers Berlin, Women in Blockchain Berlin, and a Lead Teacher at the ReDI School of Digital Integration. Lisa's topic will be announced later.

Join us on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at the trendig HQ at Kurfürstendamm in Berlin for a casual get together and learn more about blockchain. Snacks and drinks are provided. 


6:00 - Open for arrivals & drinks
6:20 - Welcome & introduction
6:30 - Talk Rhian
7:00 - Q&A
7:15 - Talk Lisa
7:45 - Q&A
8:00 - Networking
9:00 - Close event 

To sign up, please visit:

We hope to see you there!

7 Jan, 2019

Register Today & Gain Experience, Knowledge and Insight

Tap into the deep well of agile testing excellence at the Agile Testing Days 2019 in Germany. Gather your team and learn from renowned thought leaders, influencers, innovators and leading experts. Meet other testers, developers, managers and executives and share knowledge and experiences in personal discussions. Collaborate and network to have game changing breakthroughs. 

Join the Agile Testing Days 2019 and register today! You can save 15% on your registration until April 30, 2019 with our "Super Early Bird" Discount! 

If you want to learn from the best and level-up your skills, then the Agile Testing Days conference is where it happens. 

To learn more and register, please visit

We look forward to welcoming you at the 11th edition of the Agile Testing Days in 2019.


7 Jan, 2019

Watch the Session Videos from AgileTD 2018

Level up your Agile learning by watching full-length keynotes and selected talks from AgileTD 2018.  Each year we videotape all the keynotes and selected talks and make them available to you on our Agile Testing Days Youtube Channel.

Explore all the great ideas and insights being shared in the link below, expand your Agile knowledge, gain fresh perspectives and relive the keynotes and talks of the Agile Testing Days 2018. We'll highlight additional videos in the next newsletter too!

Come back to the Channel once in a while as we will upload more and more sessions!

Link to the AgileTD 2018 Video Playlist:


14 Dec, 2018

The Winner of the Biggest Unicorn Plush Toy Ever

We have a winner! Last month AgileTD took part in the trendig 20th-anniversary campaign and raffled off the biggest plush unicorn you have ever seen. We only wanted to know your most precious memory of the Agile Testing Days. After some long and very fierce rounds of discussions, the AgileTD team is happy to crown the best #AgileTDMoment and announce the winner of the wonderfully fluffy, 110 cm high Unicorn plush toy. 

Congratulations to Fanny Pittack who has preserved a keynote card from Dan North about challenge teams staying in their blah blah blah silo from AgileTD 2013. That’s impressive and so sweet! 

In 2013 @tastapod held a keynote on @AgileTD to challenge teams staying in their blah blah blah silo. Look what I‘ve kept. #agiletd #agiletdmoments

— fanny (@StudienratFanny) November 12, 2018

We hope you enjoy it and please send us a picture of you together with the unicorn!

Thank you to everyone who shared their best #AgileTDMoments with us. It was a wonderful trip down memory lane. We should do this more often!

The winner has already been notified!

10 Dec, 2018

Winners of the 2018 MIATPP Award Costume Contest Announced

And the prize for the best MIATPP Award costume goes toooo ... ? 

Every year, we invite all Agile Testing Days participants to our big MIATPP Award party, where we not only announce the Most Influential Agile Testing Professional Person of the year, enjoy an entertaining program and dance the night away, but also dress up for a motto. This year, we celebrated a lavish Hollywood and Movies Party, where we invited everyone to dress up as their favorite movie or Hollywood character. We had glamour, glitter, movie hero costumes and Hollywood outfits! It was spectacluar. We want to say thank you to everyone who attended our big social event and rocked the dance floor with us.

It has become quite a tradition to masquerade for the MIATPP Award Night and we honor the best costumes with free tickets for the upcoming Agile Testing Days. Therefore, we are happy to share with you this year's winners with the best costumes:

1. First prize: Marlene Dietrich
2. Second prize: The Witch of the West and Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz
3. Third prize: Red Hiding Hood, the Hunter and the Granny Wolf

Congratulations to the winners, who have already been notified. We are already looking forward to the next MIATPP Award Night. The motto for 2019 will be announced soon.

21 Nov, 2018

Thank you very much for AgileTD 2018

The whole AgileTD team wants to thank everyone for attending and participating in our 10th anniversary edition of the Agile Testing Days 2018 in Potsdam from November 11-16, 2018. The time passed too quickly and you made AgileTD's birthday very special!

The Agile Testing Day were again packed with many talks, activities, interesting conversations, opportunities to network and socialise and really good vibes. We loved seeing all attendees and speakers getting together to share their stories, networking, learn together and grow. It was fabulous!

A special thank you goes also to our amazing sponsors, who brought so much life to our expo area that it was sometimes difficult to get through! Also thank you to Sauce Labs, Saxonia Testservices, Perfecto Mobile, Applitools, Mentopolis CSC GmbH, SmartBear, Thoughtworks and eBay for their great vendor talks on test automation, managing biases, distributed teams, visual UI testing and how to solve bottlenecks and much more. 

Congratulations again to Alex Schladebeck from Bredex GmbH for being MIATPP 2018. After reading out her own laudatio, written by Huib Schoots, at the MIATPP Award Party, she received the Award for being the Most Influential Agile Testing Professional Person. Well deserved!

fanny pittack

Don't forget to rate the sessions. You can access the rating by clicking on the sessions you have attended. Your feedback is highly welcomed and appreciated by the over 200 speakers.

So thank you again for this wonderful agile testing festival and remember: After the conference is before the conference. The next Agile Testing Days will take place November 3-8, 2019. You can already register here!

Take care until we meet again. See you in Potsdam!

Your AgileTD organising team

15 Oct, 2018

AgileTD meets Design Lab Berlin

Our AgileTD team member Ina will speak at the Design Lab Berlin meetup at the Digital:Lab Volkswagen on October 24, 2018. She will talk about Design Sprints and that running one is not easy, but definitely worth it.

During her time with trendig, Ina has collected some memorable experiences when facilitating Design Sprints. She will share some of the most inspiring, meritable, amusing and sometimes defiant moments - not without a certain wink of irony, here and there.

Get ready for a very grounded, practical, and honest session, drawn from real life, with real people and real challenges. Forget ideal and best practice! Leave your books at home. Bring nothing but an open mind and heart and take back some stories and lightning moments for your next sprint.

To learn more about Ina's talk "Design Sprints – Hurdle Racing Challenges" and to sign up for the meetup, please visit

12 Sep, 2018

Community Talks for AgileTD 2018

The Community Talks for Agile Testing Days 2018 are out. The community selected from 17 sessions the following top six community talks:

Overcome the Obstacles of a Retrospective 
by Trinidad Schmidle and Thomas Fend

Being successful in agile projects “Continuous Improvement” is essential and therefore the retrospective is a useful practice. Unfortunately, our retrospectives were not always performed as well as possible. Read more

Overcome the Obstacles of a Retrospective


Testing the Boundaries
by Richard Philips

In his talk, Richard Philips will focus on his role as a parent of two children and how this responsibility overlaps with his role as an agile tester.  The talk is not solely aimed at parents or at testers, but rather takes hold of some of the universal truths that Richard has learned throughout his time of being a parent. Read more

Testing the Boundaries


Onboarding Engineers
by Milan Kujeljic

For engineers starting a new job is always stressful, because we need to go through the process of integration again, processing a lot of information in a very short amount of time, figuring out how and what tool to install, who is responsible for this product, trying to remember all the names, etc. Read more

Onboarding Engineers


Mind the Gap
by Morgan Ahlström

Most of us have a limited repertoire when it comes to how we respond in different situations. We limit ourselves with our comfort zones, survival stances and internal filters. But does it really have to be like this? Read more

Mind the Gap


A Guided Tour of Automation for Testers
by George Dinwiddie

Many good testers have a limited understanding of test automation, which is a shame, because it often keeps them out of discussions where their skills would be valuable. One of the difficulties of venturing into a new area is understanding the lingo. Read more

A Guided Tour of Automation for Testers


A Fundamental Ccookbook for Testing (with) Hardware
by Uros Stanisic

Challenging testing environments with hardware  can help you to learn about approaches for making development process more productive, making more creative environment and deliver more reliable products to market. Let’s learn about main challenges when testing (with) hardware! Read more

A Fundamental Ccookbook for Testing (with) Hardware

11 Sep, 2018

Winner announced: What happened to the code?

Everybody knows how the the story of The Three Little Pigs goes. But do you know the agile fairy tale of The Three Little Pigs and Big Bad Code? In this story told by Bart Knaack at the Agile Testing days 2017, the three little pigs were asked to program a program, and they each produced a code. The code of the first two pigs huffed and puffed and broke down. The third pig, who was really smart and knew about agile, wrote also a code. But what happened when the third pig put the code into production? 

Well, that was up to you. It was your turn to comment or write an ending to Bart's fantastic agile fairy tale. And among all these funny, very creative, and sometimes dystopian endings was one ending that we liked the most. It was this one written by Fanny and it goes as follows:

"When the third little pig put the code into production, the big bad code cracked and puffed but it didn’t go down. Because he had the customer and the scrum team do the testing through the sprint. But this was just the MVP, and because the third little pig needs more and different pig skills, the first and second little pig joined the team for the 2nd and 3rd MVP. This story doesn’t have an ending because the customer tried to add new features after each sprint, but they worked through it as a team happily ever after."

Beautiful ending, right? Right! Therefore we congratulate Fanny for writing the best ending and winning the free ticket for the 3rd and 4th conference day at the Agile Testing Days 2018 in Potsdam, and we want to say thank you to all who contributed an ending to this fairy tale. 

27 Aug, 2018

Winner of #MyTeamRocks Video Challenge Announced

Our company trendig technology services GmbH is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. That’s why from July 1, 2018 onwards, trendig will give away a gift every month. In June, you had the chance to win a free ticket worth 6,000€ for your team for the Agile Testing Days 2018. Great prize, huh?

To particpate in this contest, you just had to simply send us a video via a social media channel of your choice and tell us why your team rocks and why your team should win this free ticket.

We received so many creative, funny and brilliant contributions. At this point, we want to say thank you to all who participated in our #MyTeamRocks video challenge. It was a pleasure to learn more about your teams and the way your team works. 

It was very hard for the team to make a decision. Therefore, after a first round of dot voting to find our favorite contributions, we let the goddess of fortune (aka our colleague Uwe) decide, and the winner has been selected in a very nailbiting draw.

And now we are happy to announce that Petra and her "Quality Agent" team have won the contest and free tickets for the Agile Testing Days worth 6,000€.  Congratulations from the whole AgileTD team. We are looking forward to welcoming you at the Agile Testing Days 2018 and to meeting your awesome team!   

*The winner has already been notified by social media to claim their prize.*

9 Jul, 2018

Say Hi to Unity and Akira

Perhaps you are new to the Agile Testing Days universe, perhaps you have attended our learning festival a couple of times now. No matter what, you might have noticed that unicorns have a very special place at the Agile Testing Days. Most of you might know the story of how it happened that the unicorn became not only our spirit animal but also our signature character.

It was in 2012 when a post by Gojko Adzic went viral and started the unicorn movement at Agile Testing Days. Since that date, the Agile Unicorn is a vital part of the Agile Testing Days.

This year, with the 10th anniversary in mind, we decided to give the Agile Unicorn a loyal companion to form an Agile Unicorn Tag Team. However, sadly, both unicorns never really have been named. But that is over now.

We called the community to send us their name suggestions, and today, we are happy and more than delighted to tell you the names of our two unicorns.

Say hi to Unity and Akira. The name Unity is related not only to a condition of harmony but also means a quality of being made one from different parts. Akira means in Japanese "bright" or "clear". In Scotland, it is derived from the name "Acair" meaning "anchor".  You can follow both on Twitter.

Thank you to all of you who have participated in this contest. Congratulations to the winner, who won a 2-day conference pass for the 3rd and 4th conference day (November 15th & 16th) and has been informed through email already.

22 May, 2018

Explore the AgileTD 2018 Program NOW!

Finally it is done! 

We are happy, nervous and thrilled that the program for the 10th edition of the Agile Testing Days is ready for you!

Join us at AgileTD 2018, November 11-16, 2018, in Potsdam, Germany! This is where agile enthusiasts and software professionals gather from all over the world to learn, grow, and innovate together. Discover why this annual conference is widely considered Europe`s greaTEST agile software testing festival on Agile methods in software development.

Explore over 200 sessions,
get to know 100+ speakers,
dive into numerous social activities,
check out the networking opportunities and
find your favorite learning sessions.

Start exploring now and join us in Potsdam!

8 May, 2018

Stephan Kämper and his Can't-Miss Keynote at AgileTD 2018

Don't miss Stephan Kämper's keynote "Testing Your Luck" at the Agile Testing Days 2018 this November in Potsdam, Germany.

Stephan studied physics, wrote his diploma thesis about holography and then joined an oceanography group at the University of Bremen. In 2001 he started in software development by joining the test team for an object-oriented database system. He never left software testing, specialised in automated software tests and agile methods. He worked on topics as diverse as precision navigation systems, micro payment platforms, healthcare related systems, telecommunication, social networks, logistics and energy providers. Working in these different fields helped him recognizing common patterns, which he found useful in software testing. 

"Not everything in life is based on sheer coincidence." In his keynote, Stephan will talk about whether it is possible to influence luck and how you can test it. Based on his own experiences, he will illustrate how luck can strike and how good fortune can be influenced. His stories also provide some heuristics to help you become more lucky. 

Come to the Agile Testing Days and find out why being lucky does not equal being happy or glad  but how it may well contribute.

8 May, 2018

New Can't-Miss Keynote with Janet Gregory & Susan Bligh

This year at Agile Testing Days, we are proud to have the first mother and daughter keynote at a technology conference.

Janet Gregory is an agile testing coach and process consultant with DragonFire Inc. She is the co-author with Lisa Crispin of Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams (Addison-Wesley, 2009), and More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team (Addison-Wesley 2014. Janet specializes in showing agile teams how testers can add value in areas beyond critiquing the product - for example, guiding development with business-facing tests. Her peers voted her as the Most Influential Agile Testing Professional Person in 2015.

Susan Bligh has been in the IT industry for 20 years and has an enthusiasm for business process and operational excellence through the use of technology. She has previously worked in all aspects of software development including programming, testing, business analysis, database administration, and training. She is passionate about bringing people together to learn from each other in the forms of mentorships, communities of practices and high performing operational and project teams. Susan was a panel member for a discussion about Community of Practices at the BA World conference and has a published article "How My Role Models Led Me to a Career in IT and Helped Me Create Work-Life Balance”.

Together, Janet and Susan will explore in their keynote "From Fairy Tales to Serious Stuff - Two Generations in Tech" the changes through two generations in technology. In the 1980s, when Janet first started her degree in Computer Science, home computers were a luxury. Today we see one in every child’s hand. In the 1980s, many women were just starting to have careers. Nowadays, more and more women pursue a career in technology. Janet and Susan share their thoughts on how we can all act as change agents and lead the continuing evolution in a good direction. As the technology professions become more diverse, everyone benefits.

Don't miss this keynote! We look forward to seeing you there!


8 May, 2018

Can't-Miss Keynote with Wim, Eddy & Matt

We are happy to announce that Wim Heemskerk, Eddy Bruin and Matthew Heusser are part of our keynote speaker line-up for Agile Testing Days 2018.

Wim is an Agilist, Craftsman, Wave Maker, who believes in the great things humans can accomplish. Therefore he helps organisations multiply the value they create by embracing the full power of the people in and around them though facilitation, coaching, training, and mentoring.

Matt is the Managing Director at Excelon Development. The lead organizer of TestRetreat, a former board member of the Association for Software Testing, co-author of “Save Our Scrum”, Senior Editor for “How To Reduce The Cost Of Software Testing”, winner of the Most Influential Agile Test Professional Person Award 2014 and Most Popular Contributor to Agile. Matt has spent his 20-year career dancing around quality while staying current as the field evolves.

Eddy has a passion to be in the midst of business, end users and IT. Besides having a strong technical basis, he also possesses analytical and "can do" mentality. This makes him a good interlocutor on any level. As test consultant Eddy has brought the testing at customers to a whole new level. He has a passion for improving the quality of a product and the improvement of the (agile) software development process. As an Agile Coach he has helped lots of units by adopting Agile in their process from a pragmatic point of view. 

In their keynote "From Inspiration to Change", Wim, Eddy and Matt will talk about what you are going to do to take the ideas you learned at the Agile Testing Days, implement them in your organization, and make them stick. After a brief discussion of the speakers’ experience creating change, audience members will learn how to identify their sphere of influence, a method to pull ideas from the conference, prune them, select the powerful few, socialize them in the team, get them started, then promote and grow the ideas in the organization. 

Join us this year for the 10th edition of the Agile Testing Days and leave with your list of ideas to try on Monday at work. 

3 May, 2018

Can't-Miss Keynote with Faiza Yousuf

The team of the Agile Testing Days is delighted that Faiza Yousuf will held a keynote at Europe`s greatTEST agile testing festival. 

Faiza Yousuf is a Technologist and has been working in the tech industry for  the past 8 years. She is an entrepreneur and is currently running a business consultation company with the focus on helping small businesses in embracing technology. Another recent project is a community with a goal to devise strategies for creating an accepting environment for local women technologists. It’s a Women only community so that members can talk freely about issues, seek opportunities, find mentors and form collaborations.

Faiza is a graduate and post graduate from NED University, Karachi. She also graduated from World bank funded WomenX Pakistan program. She recently worked as an IT skills trainer for a USAID funded program which focused on Gender Equity and Women Empowerment. She teaches technology to CS grad students and loves to read and write.

In her keynote "Agile Transformation with Remote Teams", Faiza will discuss possible challenges from agile transformations in detail and will talk about the strategies employed to ensure that teams embrace the change with openness and foster shared leadership. The talk will also discuss the importance of picking up the right tech stack and the inability of these tools to solve human problems. Don't miss this keynote and learn to create shared values and language, 101 informal discussions and to use better communication technology. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

3 May, 2018

Ashley Hunsberger & her Can't-Miss-Keynote

We are thrilled to have Ashley Hunsberger speaking at the Agile Testing Days 2018. 

Ashley Hunsberger is a Product Quality Architect at Blackboard, Inc, a leading provider of educational technology, where she helps establish and drive testing practices throughout the organization. She loves sharing her experiences in testing and engineering productivity through blogging and speaking at conferences around the world. A proponent of open source, Ashley believes in giving back to the software community and is passionate about diversity and inclusion throughout the industry.

In her keynote "Transforming Culture with DevOps Principles", Ashley will describe how using DevOps principles — collaborative practices, iterative improvements, incremental testing, and more — can transform the development culture so everyone owns quality. Big change does not happen overnight, but smaller changes support the overall vision. Ashley will share examples of how to implement a continuous delivery pipeline, illustrating the reduced feedback loops that led to better, faster software delivery. Join Ashley as she will lay the groundwork for iterative and continuous improvement through a defined mission and specific goals at the Agile Testing Days this November in Potsdam.

27 Apr, 2018

New Can't Miss-Keynote with Selena Delesie

We are pleased to have Selena Delesie, presenting her keynote "The Heart of Innovation", at the Agile Testing Days.

Selena Delesie is a leadership and transformation coach, speaker, author, and trainer. She is a trusted guide for leaders who seek to improve their business and their life — from the heart. Selena blends sixteen years of experience in the technology industry with a broad range of studies, allowing her to support powerful transformations for individuals, teams, and organizations. As the founder of Lead With Love Global and Women Ignited, Selena offers a variety of transformational programs, a virtual leadership conference, podcast, and mystical healing circles. Her clients rave about breaking free from traditional beliefs and practices to engage their strengths and passions — and those around them — for success.

Selena's keynote will explore the power of the heart to cultivate innovation and success. True stories and secrets of these incredible leaders are shared to inspire and invite you to apply simple approaches to cultivate powerful shifts at work. This is the game changer you didn’t know you were looking for. If you want to learn more about what it takes to retain the most incredible people or what leads to customers and clients who rave about your company, then join us this November in Potsdam, Germany.

26 Apr, 2018

Gitte Klitgaard and her very personal Can't Miss-Keynote

We are happy that 'Unicorn Master' Gitte Klitgaard will join us as a keynote speaker at this year's Agile Testing Days. 

Gitte Klitgaard is an agile coach, hugger, friend, and much more. She lives and loves agile. Gitte wants to change the world by helping people make the right product, doing it right and very important: have fun doing it. She has a great interest in how people function, how the brain works, what motivates us, how we can feel better about our selves, how to be perfect in all our imperfections.

Her keynote "Feeling Safe to be Uncomfortable" is a very personal one. Based on her own experiences, Gitte will show you how true growing and learning comes from the outside by leaving your comfort zone and how you can create a basis for growth. Learn from Gitte's story about growth, learning, psychological safety and the importance of feeling included at the Agile Testing Days this November in Potsdam, Germany.

24 Apr, 2018

New Can't-Miss Keynote with Peter Caron

For more than 20 years Peter Caron has worked in software development and deployment, system administration, operational support services and most recently in corporate transformation. With extensive senior-level management experience, he has actively developed advanced technical applications and is highly experienced in systems and network administration with a focus on both technology integration and continuous integration/continuous delivery.

In his keynote "Quality Transformation", Peter Caron will shed light on the question what the role of the next generation of QA in DevOps and the CI/CD world is. He will focus on the challenges of transitioning from old style QA to the next generation of QA services. There is a technical component to the transformation as well as management and culture elements which need to be addressed collectively. Peter will present some steps which companies can take to ease the transition from an old style, inspection QA to a Next Generation proactive QA well-integrated with development and with Operations.

Learn more about the challenges when moving to the next generation QA! we look forward to seeing you there!

24 Apr, 2018

Can't Miss-Keynote with Alex Schladebeck & Huib Schoots

It is a great pleasure to announce that the last year's MIATPP Award winner Huib Schoots teamed up with Alex Schladebeck to present the keynote "Let’s stop talking about Testing" at the Agile Testing Days 2018.

Huib Schoots is a tester and consultant who loves to share his passion for testing with people by doing projects and through consultancy, coaching, training, and giving presentations on a variety of test subjects. With almost 20 years of experience in IT and software testing, he is experienced in different testing roles. He is curious and passionate and he tries to read everything ever published on software testing.

Alex Schladebeck is the head of Software Quality and Test Consulting at BREDEX GmbH. Her passion is communicating with people in IT projects, most specifically about quality. She works with customers, testers, users and developers to help them improve quality in their projects and processes. Her main areas of interest are quality in agile projects, communication, training testers and test automation. You’ll usually find Alex talking about quality and how it affects the whole development process. She’s also a frequent speaker at conferences where she likes to share her project experiences and learn from other practitioners.

For a very long time now, there is still the discussion whether testers are needed or not. In their keynote, Alex and Huib will share their view on the role of testing, what testers do and how a shared quality mindset can help to deliver the value the client needs. If you want to learn more about the key to "bringing people together: being able to communicate effectively about quality and building bridges between many different stakeholders who do not speak the same language", then join Alex and Huib at the Agile Testing Days 2018 this November in Potsdam, Germany.

20 Apr, 2018

Can't-Miss Keynote with Rhian Lewis

Rhian Lewis is a freelance software engineer specialising in test automation who has worked on projects for some of the world's best-known brands since 2009. She has been deeply involved in the cryptocurrency and blockchain community since 2013, as the co-developer of altcoin portfolio tracker CountMyCrypto and the co-host of London Women in Bitcoin. She writes about blockchain tech and is a regular speaker on the subject, especially in the context of testing.

Her keynote "The Blockchain Paradox" will deal with how blockchains work in their current form, how they may work in the future and its impacts on the role of the software tester. Blockchain technology is different from anything that has come before; there is much functional testing that needs to happen before many of the applications are production ready - but along with functional testing comes the responsibility to consider the ethical problems that will occur. Rhian will discuss whether technology like blockchains and AI are utopian or dystopian. Her keynote will also focus on the role of the tester as the gatekeepers in ensuring that this exciting new technology is used in a responsible way.

If you want to learn more about decentralised technologies that can be a force for good and how they can empower individuals to control their own data, then come to the Agile Testing Days 2018 this November in Potsdam. See you there!

20 Apr, 2018

David Evans and his Can't-Miss Keynote at AgileTD 2018

We are very happy that David Evans, an AgileTD speaker and attendee since the very beginning of our conference, will join us as a keynote speaker at this year's Agile Testing Days.

David Evans is an experienced agile consultant, coach and trainer with over 25 years of IT experience. A thought-leader in the field of agile testing, he has provided training and consultancy for clients in the UK, USA, Ireland, Sweden, Germany, France, Australia, Israel, South Africa and Singapore. He is also a regular speaker at events and conferences across Europe, especially at the Agile Testing Days. 

His keynote "Ten Years of Agile Testing Days" is very special as it will be a tour of highlights from his talks at Agile Testing Days, as well as a quick history lesson to help you understand why our conference is unlike any other, and why it draws so many people back each year.    

Learn more about the mythology behind the Agile Testing Days and finally find out what's it all about the unicorns. Join us this November! We're looking forward to see you there.


19 Apr, 2018

Can't-Miss Keynote with Lanette Creamer

We are happy and delighted that Lanette Creamer will speak as a keynote speaker at this year's Agile Testing Days. You should know that Lanette Creamer likes testing software even more than Diet Coke and cats. After working for a decade at Adobe, Lanette jumped into independent consulting. Throughout her career, she has evangelized advancement of real-time human thought over process solutions in software quality. Lanette believes collaboration is a powerful solution when facing complex technical challenges. 

In her keynote "Test Like a Cat", you will learn from the cutest murder machines on earth how to be more awesome at agile testing. According to scientists, cats have acquired many adaptations throughout history; they also regularly experiment. Like cats, agile testers may share separate territory, be a part of a larger group, or be a lone feral practitioner in the wilds of a project.

Learn more about how you can succeed when you test like a cat at Agile Testing Days 2018. We look forward to seeing you there. 

19 Apr, 2018

New Can't-Miss AgileTD 2018 Keynote with Trish Khoo

Trish Khoo is a consultant with a great experience in software engineering with a focus on team productivity, tools and infrastructure, test automation, risk mitigation and organizational change. She helps teams with productivity, test automation, development processes, deployment or software quality. She is also a frequent keynote speaker and regular-sized speaker at international events. Her curiosity and passion for software development and testing has led her career to big corporations, small businesses, product development, consulting, public sector and government organizations.

In her keynote "Transparency: A Holistic Approach to Software Quality", Trish explains at the Agile Testing Days how shifting focus from testing to transparency can turn an ordinary tester into a super tester. She will answer the question how else can a tester increase transparency of the system under test with powerful results.

18 Apr, 2018

Can't-Miss Keynote with Anne-Marie Charrett

Anne-Marie is an internationally recognised expert in software testing and quality engineering, a trainer and coach with a reputation for excellence and passion for quality. She trains and coaches teams to help embrace the whole team approach to quality with a contextual mindset. She is a frequent keynote speaker at international conferences on the topic of Quality, Coaching and Leadership. She has also developed a coaching testing model in association with James Bach, which transfers testing skill and know-how using the Socratic method.

In her Keynote "Is your Quality on the Road to Nowhere?", Anne-Marie will look at some ways to better understand quality, what it means to you, your team and business partners. She will look at ways to frame quality in terms of business outcomes to help you keep on the right track. It will show ways to visualise quality so everyone can see where you are on your journey. 

Don't miss this keynote and join us for the 10th anniversary of the Agile Testing Days. We can't wait to welcome you!

18 Apr, 2018

Can't-Miss AgileTD 2018 Keynote by Jeff Sussna

We are pleased to start our Can't-Miss Series of AgileTD 2018 keynotes with Jeff Sussna and "Harnessing Change for Competitive Advantage".

Jeff Sussna helps companies build continuous learning cultures by integrating Agile, DevOps, and Design Thinking. He is also the author of the book Designing Delivery: Rethinking IT in the Digital Service Economy. Jeff Sussna is an internationally recognized IT coach and design thinking practitioner, helping digital organizations improve service quality through effective collaboration.

His keynote "Harnessing Change for Competitive Advantage" will introduce a truly unified approach to design, development, and operations that goes beyond merely bolting them together. It will explore the shared heritage of Agile, DevOps, and Design Thinking in order to create a deeper understanding of what it means to deliver value. It will present the view that by making design a continuous part of everything we do, we can fulfill the Agile promise of harnessing change for competitive advantage.

The keynote is not to be missed and will provide a great platform to the wider range of speakers and topics that will be discussed at the Agile Testing Days.

We look forward to seeing you at AgileTD 2018 in Potsdam, Germany, on November 12 - 16, 2018.

5 Apr, 2018

The AgileTD 2018 Call for Papers is over!

The Call for Papers is closed and we are completely blown away by the amount of submissions we have received this time. We had a fantastic response to our call for papers. You are all truly amazing.

540 papers from 51 countries and 398 speakers were handed in. That is a new record.

We want to say THANK YOU for all your hard work and time in writing so many great proposals. The program chair was very impressed by the depth and breadth of the papers. It will be a tough job to find the best ones. Nonetheless it’s a real joy to see how much Agile Testing Days is loved by the agile testing community.

What’s next? Our program chair is busy reviewing the submissions, and once we have an answer, we will send an email to all those that have been selected as speakers. We look forward to sharing an incredible program with you in May.

In the meantime, spread the word about our conference, follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Linkedin, or head over to our Youtube Channel and revel in memories about AgileTD 2017 and get excited for the anniversary edition of the Agile Testing Days 2018 this November.

15 Feb, 2018

Agile Testing Days 2018 Call for Papers

The Call for Papers for Agile Testing Days 2018 is open now!

If you love speaking at conferences or want to give your first talk ever, Agile Testing Days is the best place for it. Irrespective who you are, where you are from and what you do, we want to hear your story. It is you and your story that make Agile Testing Days what it is.

We are looking for new ideas and learning points, fresh approaches to challenges and innovative ways to solve problems in the field of Agile, Testing, Leadership, Scrum, DevOps, Mobile, IoT, Quality Assurance, Cyber Security and Personal Improvement.

In total we need to fill 150 open session slots for 30-minute talks, 120-minute and 150-minute workshops. So, put on your thinking hat and share your story, your experience, your passion for a specific topic with us. 

We call for the entire community of agile and software experts – testers, software architects, developers, quality assurance manager, coaches, trainers, managers – to contribute and submit a proposal for the Agile Testing Days 2018 in Potsdam.

Submit your idea now!

The Call for Paper closes April 1st, 2018! That is not an April Fool's joke!

7 Aug, 2017

Support Afghan Girls Robotics Team

With your donation you can help a Girls Tech & Robotics Team from Afghanistan to join our Conference! 

21 Jul, 2017

MIATPP Voting is online!

Vote for your MIATPP 2017 and win an AgileTD free ticket.

12 Jun, 2017

AgileTD Community Talk Voting finally Online!

You decide which sessions will become part of the Agile Testing Days 2017. Vote now win a free ticket!

16 May, 2017

Early Bird Prices are now available!

The AgileTD Early Bird price hunt ends on Sept. 10, 2017. Catch & save up to € 275!

8 May, 2017

Baaaam! The Agile Testing Days 2017 Schedule is out now!

Check it out now:

9 Apr, 2017

The Call for Papers is closed!

We received an amazing huge amount of more than 400 papers. The program of 2017 will be announced soon!

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