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Toolkit for Test competitions

As part of our talk at the Nordic Testing Days 2016 about “Bake your own STWC (Software Testing World Cup)”, we presented a checklist for the different roles involved in a testing competition.

If you plan to participate or organize a testing competition, this can be a guideline, what to consider and keep an eye.

Player

  • Build a team
  • Find your way
  • Know your tools
  • Practice
  • Keep up to date

Organizer

  • Event size (company vs. global)
  • Framework (team size, timebox, restrictions)
  • Infrastructure (online vs. Offline, chat vs. room)
  • Gamification/recognition
  • „Supporters“, people who like that idea and assist
  • Don’t restrict, where it is not needed.
  • Have fun and take away learnings for yourself.
  • Feedback! Actively look for feedback. Adjust on it.

Judge

  • Time investment
  • Discuss & define the judging criteria
  • Ask for feedback, discuss in group
  • Be neutral
  • Avoid conflict of interest

Supporter / Sponsors

  • Money
  • Rooms
  • SUT (Software under Test)