Dan Ashby

Head of Quality Engineering at Photobox Group

Dan is the Head of Software Testing in eBay’s B2C domain, within London.
He has a diverse mix of experiences within the craft of testing, having worked as a tester, a coach and a leader at various companies within various software industries.

Dan is an established public speaker within the software testing and agile communities, having been conducting talks all over the world over the past 7 years. He also co-hosts the “Testing In The Pub” podcast (testinginthepub.co.uk) and is the co-founder of the Software Testing Clinic (softwaretestingclinic.com), a free software testing course that runs monthly sessions in 5 cities across the UK, offering a safe environment to teach people about testing and allows more experienced people to get into mentoring.

You can hear more from Dan on his website (danashby.co.uk) and on twitter (twitter.com/danashby04).

My Sessions

Learn to become a public speaker

Endava-United Business Center

You. You right there. Yes, you! You have a fantastic story inside you, and you’re struggling on how to get that story out to others in your community—but you’re scared, and you don’t know where to start. This workshop will take you on a journey, figuratively and literally, to helping you understand how you can […]

Full Day Tutorial Unconf

Testing the Ideas

Room 1

How do you test ideas? Sounds like a hard question… What does it even mean? To test ideas, you need to break out of a traditional mind-set of thinking that testing purely relates to the boundaries of making sure that software meets the expectations of how it is supposed to work. We need to think […]


Testing your Ideas

Room 8

In line with Dan’s keynote on “Testing the Ideas”, this tutorial will dive deep into the theory and practice of what it means to test ideas and how to do it effectively. Participants will get the chance to discuss in detail various aspects of this topic – what it is, why it’s valuable and how […]

Full Day Tutorial Testing