While our uTester friends in the US are gearing up for a big holiday weekend filled with turkey and all the trimmings, our uTesters over in Italy just had their own celebration – of the uTest variety.
This past Saturday, our silver-rated functional tester and Test Team Lead Giovanni Pagani hosted a group of seven Milan-area testers, some of whom are aspiring TTLs and prospective uTesters. While some of the testers were familiar with each other from virtual chats over months and even years in cycles at uTest, it was the first time all had actually met each other in person.
uMeetups are local networking events organized by top testers and sponsored by uTest. Invites are extended to uTesters in the local vicinity to meet in person, listen to presentations on software testing topics, network, and learn more about participating in paid projects with uTest.
This weekend’s meetup started mid-afternoon Saturday at a central meeting point for the testers at the Mondadori Multicenter Duomo, then moved to a cozier café once everyone had found each other. Discussions during the meetup ranged from best practices for providing the best results for customers while maximizing their personal growth and income, to what the potential is for uTester saturation in the Italy market, to what brought testers to uTest!
We’re glad the turnout was good, folks got to put a face with the names of testers they’ve seen so often in testing cycles, the discussions were great, everyone got to take home some uTest swag, and most importantly, that a good time was had by all!
Our next uMeetup is this Saturday, November 30, in Sydney, Australia, and other meetups are in the works for Tokyo and Vancouver in the early months of 2014. If you’re a uTest Community member, check out all of the local discussions going on in your area and plan your own uMeetup today. These meetups are a shining example of just how far our 100,000+ strong community’s global reach is.