Even if you meet the strangest stories and most exotic backgrounds in testing, you can still fall back feeling like an outsider. Because no CS degree, others know better, others are more experienced, others’ workplace is a proper place (where there is no testing role anyway, so what are we even actually doing here). This is of course delusional which you quickly realize after you talk to some people who you bump into in the hallway.
I still felt a bit outsider as I think I was only one who paid for the conference & co. for himself. This shouldn’t make a big difference, I thought, but I felt like I have to take away so many things for this investment that it paralyzed me here and there. Also makes you wish that others would appreciate more that they can be there.
Here, read an other short one about the European Testing Conference
Losing my testing conference virginity http://wp.me/p6efD3-1v
Losing my workshop, lean coffee and open space virginity http://wp.me/p6efD3-1x
The amazingly little (visible) testing universe http://wp.me/p6efD3-1F
The food was very okay http://wp.me/p6efD3-1H
What is going on in Romania?? http://wp.me/p6efD3-1J
So what did I take away? http://wp.me/p6efD3-1D