Software Testing Bowl 2018

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What Is It?

The Software Testing Bowl 2018 (Test Bowl for short) is a national software testing competition where testers battle for the title of Best Software Tester in the United States.

Why Take Part?

Test Bowl is a great way to meet and network with other testing superheroes, show off your mad testing skills, win cool prizes, and have fun.

Where and When?

Test Bowl 2018 is hosted by STPCon in Arlington, Virginia on October 23, 2018 at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel.

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How To Take Part

Anyone who lives in the US
(or is attending STPcon) and can attend the evening-based event in October can compete. Participation is free - all you need to do is register.

What Gets Tested

The Software Under Test will be announced just before the start of Test Bowl. It will be either a web or a smartphone app. So bring your fully charged devices!

How Testing Works

Participants work in small teams (matched up at the event). Teams have around two hours to file bugs and a summary test report. Teams are judged on both the quality and quantity of their reports.

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STPCon Inflectra Corporation Methods and Tools Software Testing Magazine

Crowd Test Your App With Test Bowl

Test Bowl brings together some of the best testers in the country, laser-focused on a single app. That app could be yours if you have new software ready for real-life testing!

Your Organization

You are a start-up or non-profit, willing and able to: work with Test Bowl to prepare for the competition; demo your app at the event; and help participants during the event.

Your App To Test

The app should be: feature rich; in beta; accessible to all participants (via a public url or established app marketplace); and free to download and use (at least for participants).

Why Get Involved

You will get: scores of excellent test reports from experienced testers; and a chance to network and raise your exposure with a dynamic and diverse group of professionals.

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About Test Bowl


Test Bowl is organized by Inflectra. Inflectra is a privately held software company dedicated to making the best software testing, test management, and automated testing tools that meet the needs of developers, testers, and planners everywhere.

We want to help shine a light on the amazing work testers do across the country. The Software Testing Bowl, inspired by similar competitions for testers in other parts of the world, is a fun way to let testers test and to crown the USA's best testers.

Official Test Management Tool

SpiraTest, by Inflectra, is the official test management tool of Test Bowl. SpiraTest lets you create and run all of your tests from a single QA powerhouse. Powerful, straightforward, and flexible SpiraTest adapts to you: your methodology, your workflow, your toolchain, your reporting needs.

To get familiar with SpiraTest before the competition, you can sign up for a free trial or watch some intro videos.

The Software Test Professionals Conference

The Software Test Professionals Conference (STPCon) is a bi-annual event where the software testing community gets together to talk about agile testing performance testing, test automation, mobile application testing, test team leadership, and management.

STPCon Fall 2018 is the official host of the Software Testing Bowl 2018. STPCon and Test Bowl are managed separately so you need to sign up for each one separately.

If you've not yet signed up for STPCon, we've got a special Test Bowl 15% discount code for you: INFLECTRAF18

Whether or not you are going to STPCon Fall 2018, you're welcome to attend the STPCon Meet and Greet Reception starting at 4:30 PM October 23.

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