In the end of October the Hustef 2018 took place in Budapest, Hungary. It is a conference about software testing that has been founded by the Hungarian Testing Board (HTB). It was my first time at this conference and I was quite overwhelmed by its beautiful venue (Várkert Bazár) and its location. Just beneath the Budapest Castle, few minutes walking from the Chain Bridge. Plus the weather was just amazing – it was almost November and you could still walk around in a t-shirt.
There were about 660 attendees from more than 24 countries which made it a very diverse crowd. Although a huge part was from the local community. What I find really interesting, is, that, apart from some well-known speakers like Tariq King, Rob Lambert, Isabel Evans (who also has been the program chair), Gáspár Nagy, Gwen Stewart or Corina Pip, I didn’t know most of the speakers. I find this awesome. Lots of the speakers were from Hungary and the surrounding countries and I not only got to know new people but also heard talks from people I have never seen presenting a talk before.
The first day was the tutorial day – you could choose between six tutorials and attend two of them. The second and third day were the actual conference days with all the keynotes and talks. I attended the two tutorials about communication, held by Rob Lambert and during the conference I mainly listened to the keynotes and the talks in session 1. If you are interested in getting more information on what the talks were about, here are my sketchnotes of the Hustef 2018 talks I attended:
Tutorial: Embracing the diversity of communication styles
Tutorial: Non-verbal communication – a superpower in the world of work
Keynote: Rise of the Machines: Can Artificial Intelligence Terminate Manual Testing?
Keynote: Give me back my quality!
Seven proven ways to ruin your Test Automation
7 deadlier sins of quality
Testing Techniques for Critical Deep Learning Applications
In the world full of bugs explore like Bear Grylls
A testing journey in the age of smart assistants
Digital Transformation of the World – New Challenges in Testing
Levente Erös and Balázs Supola
Hack My House! DIY home automation testing
Yet again an upside-down test pyramid – what can we do about it?
Keynote: Risk – our friend or our foe?
Metric-driven software testing
Collective intelligence in test and scrum teams
Are you releasing the right product
Just doing scrums won‘t win the game
Keynote: How I became a tester! Breaking silos within cross-functional teams
Almudena Rodriguez Pardo
Keynote: Devices and desires: How do humans experience software
I hope that you enjoy my sketchnotes and that you can get some information out of it. Otherwise just contact the speakers to get more info or the slides. If you have been at Hustef 2018 as well, feel free to leave your comments or additions. I’m happy to receive some feedback.