Next talk: Changing your view on Testing

Published on May 3, 2017, Permalink

Mark the date and visit the Euregio JUG at DocMorris' in Heerlen on June 7th and meet Maaike Brinkhof, she will speak about Changing your view on Testing:

My mission for this year is to change how people working in Software Development view testing. Right now, I feel that the pendulum is shifting a bit too much towards 'testing == test automation'. There’s so much more that testers do and what testing is about!

In this talk, I will redefine 'testing' for you, explain the wide array of tasks testers do and why they are important.

I will also go over some points of contention between testers and developers and how you can solve them.

Let’s bust some testing myths, have some fun, and learn to appreciate other roles and their contribution towards awesome software!

About Maaike
[Maaike Brinkhof

Maaike is an agile tester from Utrecht, the Netherlands. She loves testing because there are so many ways to add value to a team, be it by thinking critically about the product, working on the team dynamics, working to clarify the specs and testability of the product, coding the automated checks, getting the whole team to test with Exploratory Testing…the options are almost endless! She likes to help teams who are not sure where or what to test. During ‘analogue time’ Maaike likes to practice yoga, listen to metal, visit concerts, play Magic the Gathering, check out new local beers, play her clarinet and travel with her boyfriend.

You’ll find Maaike on Twitter as @maaikees and she also has a blog at

When and where

The event will be held on Wednesday, June 7th 2017 at DocMorris in Heerlen:

DocMorris Versand Apotheke

DocMorris Versand Apotheke
Avantisallee 152
6422 RA Heerlen
The Netherlands
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Doors open are 18:30, we plan to start at 19:00.

Admission is free, but please register here

You will receive an email some days before the event with some questions Maaike has especially prepared to make the talk interactive.

Also, we have one free ticket for Topconf Düsseldorf in October to give away.

Language of the talk

Talk will be in English.

Eine Veranstaltung des iJUG e.V. organisiert durch die EuregJUG.

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