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As usual, about ten of us appeared. We started by introductions. Everybody said a few words about themselves, and the conversations just started. And lasted for more than 3 hours. We were talking mostly about everyday challenges that we face.
We were also talking about Five Schools of Software Testing, upcoming local conference on software testing viaqa and the talk on software testing that a few of us plan to give at Web::Strategija 14 conference.
A few of us brought the books they own and our little library continues!
Of course there, were pizza and soft drinks. (Thanks Karlo.)
After the first meetup (which was great) I thought the second one could be only worse. But to my great surprise, it was even better than the first one!
About ten of us appeared. Pizza was already there, so we started talking informally while eating pizza. (We even had a snack and refreshment sponsor, Calyx.)
Karlo brought a few books, I brought a few and we organized a little library. I think I got a pretty good deal, I borrowed a few good books:
- Perfect Software: And Other Illusions about Testing by Gerald M. Weinberg
- Lessons Learned in Software Testing by Cem Kaner, James Bach and Bret Pettichord
- Testing Computer Software, 2nd Edition by Cem Kaner, Jack Falk and Hung Q. Nguyen
(Book reviews coming soon.)
While we were still eating pizza, Karlo had a talk about The Grinder, a Java Load Testing Framework. After that I talked about Watir (automated testing that doesn’t hurt), Cucumber (making BDD fun) and Sikuli (automate anything you see) and how I use them together.
A really important part of every meetup are informal conversations in pairs or small groups, and we also had plenty of those.
A really good meetup. If you have a chance to attend the next one, I would highly recommend it.
It was a good meeting. About 15 of us showed up. We introduced ourselves, talked about what we do, asked questions… After and hour or two talking, pizza arrived but the discussions continued, sometimes in smaller groups or pairs. A really good meeting.
The next one will probably be at the same place in a month or two. We will probably have one or two short 10-20 minute talks the next time. I am really looking forward to it.
Update: Karlo wrote about the meeting too.