Photos from Rijeka, Croatia.

Testival is one of my favorite conferences. Like Test Automation Bazaar, it follows CITCON format. This year the conference was in Rijeka, Croatia.

After short introduction, we have proposed topics.

I have proposed a few sessions:

  • Selenium
  • How to fail at test automation
  • Don’t go to conferences
  • Career development
  • Freelance the hard way

I was not expecting that many of my topics will get enough votes, but surprisingly, the first three made it. I have participated in several sessions, I will mention a few:

  • Selenium: My session was merged with a similar one, so the two of us gave an overview of Selenium project, with code examples.
  • Game of set during lunch break: It was a lot of fun.
  • How to fail at test automation: Stories of failed test automation projects.
  • Don’t go to conferences: Tips on how to better use time and money to advance your career, instead of going to conferences. Also, if you decide to go to a conference, how to get the most out of it.

Keynotes were good, but I prefer sessions to talks.

Photos from Testival.

After the conference, we went to PEEK&POKE computer museum. As you can see from the photos, we had a great time.

Photos from PEEK&POKE.

TODO for next year:

  • Lightning talks are the only track after lunch, 30-60 minutes.
  • Prepare a few lightning talks. (I love lightning talks.)