This week, Doron, Roy and I hopped a train to NYC. And while most people go for a Broadway show, a Yankees game or the latest exhibit at The Guggenheim, for the three of us, it was a doubleheader day at FutureTest2009, and TechAviv NYC.
uTest was asked to present at both events on the same day. Needless to say, it was an eventful Wednesday, but we had a great time meeting a wide range of people — from leaders across the QA industry at FutureTest to start-up mavens at TechAviv.
At FutureTest, Doron shared the story of launching uTest, and the steps we took to design and build a community-driven site. He talked about how the most successful new ventures plan their business, their audience and their offering, before they design or develop their site. He also discussed the role that testing should play before, during and after the launch of a successful web app. You can view Doron’s full presentation here.
At TechAviv, Doron performed a live demo of the uTest platform. He showed how quick and easy it is for companies to launch a test cycle, to see bugs being reported in real-time, and to manage the entire test cycle. We followed that up with a vigorous Q&A with the entrepreneurs in the crowd.
What was fascinating to me was how different these two crowds were — one group of QA experts from some of the largest enterprises and government agencies; the other, a crowd of bright-eyed, can-do entrepreneurs. And yet, both were extremely engaged, asked a lot of great questions, and showed significant and genuine interest in the uTest concept.
Like I said, busy day. But I’d take 50 more Wednesdays just like it over the next year.
If you’re a member of any testing or entrepreneurial groups and you’d like Doron or another uTest exec to speak at an upcoming event, drop us a comment or shoot me an email at mattj [at] utest.com.