RTC: What made you apply to RTC call 4 papers?
John Stevenson: The RTC audience to me is what makes this conference special. The attendeessw are highly engaged and wanting to learn. This alongside a warm and friendly atmosphere is what draws me to apply for RTC.
RTC: What were the challenges and how did you faced them?
JS: The challenge is to try and produce something that attracts the attention of the submission panel and at the same time is both current and relevant to the modern world of testing.
I try to produce a topic that is based upon my own experiences rather than too much theory. The hardest part is trying to ensure that those that attend my talks can take at least one practical example they can take away and use.
RTC: Describe (in few words) your experience, as speaker, at RTC.
JS: The warm, enthusiastic audiences and great conference organizers.
RTC: Why other testers need to apply to RTC call 4 papers?
JS: This is your opportunity to share your great ideas/thoughts with an enthusiastic and engaging audience. If you have experienced some new or different way of working within testing then come and tell your story. Society is based upon each of us learning from others so come and share your knowledge.
RTC: How do you encourage other testers to apply to RTC call 4 papers?
JS: If you feel nervous about applying then reach out to the testing community and ask for someone to help you with your proposal. Get in touch with the RTC submission group and ask for support and help in writing a proposal and most of all take that plunge and submit!