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Awesome news! Keynote and tutorial by Alan Richardson at Nordic Testing Days 2017

It’s not quite Christmas yet but here’s an early present for you: we are tremendously excited to announce Alan Richardson as one of the keynote speakers at Nordic Testing Days next year! Alan Richardson has over twenty years of professional IT experience: as a programmer, tester and test manager. Author of 3 books and several online training courses to help people learn Java, Technical Web Testing and Selenium WebDriver. And we are happy to have him as part of Nordic Testing Days 2017!

Alan’s keynote is dedicated to self-discovery and development as a tester: he’ll reflect on how to take responsibility for our testing and for our professional development. We are not born testers. We become testers. Some of us become testers by circumstance, we "just stumble into it". Some of us choose the path of a tester. In both instances we then make choices to determine if, and when, we improve as testers.

Everything we do in the name of 'testing' shapes us as a tester. By our everyday actions we create ourselves as testers. And its important that we recognize this because we have to take responsibility for our own test approaches. Similarly, we have to take responsibility for making ourselves better testers.

In this talk Alan will describe the dark times before he recognized his own responsibility, when he allowed circumstance to control his testing path, and the steps he has taken to improve his testing skills and make his own testing path, in the hope that you will be able to add some of those techniques to your own self-improvement regime.

  • What happens when you don't own your definitions and models of testing
  • How to use 'bad jobs' to make you a better tester
  • How to take control of your testing education and make your own testing path
  • How to take deliberate control of your ongoing improvement as a tester


And in the spirit of every great TV ad: this is not all! Alan will also teach a full-day tutorial “Java for Testers”. Participating in this tutorial will help you Improve your programming skills for all phases of software development. Testers without any technical knowledge are welcome to join as well. This tutorial is based on the popular programming book 'Java For Testers'. More details here:

Check back soon because we will have more exciting news for you!