Coming up with results of the year. Meetups and SQA Days Conference.

Despite the circumstances, RSTQB representatives were able to perform at several events this year.

At the end of April, there was a meetup dedicated to test automation, and Alexander Alexandrov, who participated in it, argued against the fact that automation is "our everything."

In early November, Alexander spoke at SQA Days # 27, where his talk "Manifestations of the Dunning-Kruger Effect in Testing" took third place in the ranking of reports.

The report addressed the following issues:

  • What is the Dunning-Kruger effect.
  • Responsibility of the test manager.
  • Common misconceptions about test automation.
  • The modern need for testing and testers.
  • Is testing necessary at all?
  • Where else is the Dunning-Kruger effect manifested?

Alexander's second report at the SQA Days # 27 conference was called "ISTQB, training, free cheese - what's next?"

The report addressed the following issues:

  • Strategy and tactics of preparation for certification of the basic level of ISTQB
  • Choosing an accredited provider
  • Criteria for choosing a provider
  • An example of "free cheese"
  • Consequences of choosing “free cheese”, including blatantly cheating consumers.

At the end of November, another event took place, in which members of the RSTQB collegium took part: "Online debate - ISTQB syllabus". It was planned as a meetup dedicated to criticism of ISTQB and syllabuses.

The strangest claims were made - both in terms of terminology, that this is not a standard, and much more.

Alexander Alexandrov tried to explain the groundlessness of these claims to the best of his ability, and he did not hear any big objections in response. Then the conversation turned to testing in general, about test design automation, etc., etc. We parted as friends.

At the peak there were up to 60 listeners. Questions were asked in writing, which somewhat reduced the intensity of passions.

Next year we again plan to participate in various events related to the testing area.