Friday, April 12, 2019

Calling for Diversity - Tickets for the German Testing Day

The German Testing Day 2019 will take place on June 7th in Frankfurt am Main, preceded by a pre-conference event with workshops the day before. Check out the awesome complete conference program or the one filtered for English talks.

This year I have the honor of giving the opening keynote, and by doing so I have the following conference tickets to give away:
  • two tickets including travel assistance, and
  • one ticket without travel assistance.
These tickets are intended to increase the diversity of the German Testing Day and to enable people to attend the event who would not be able to come without support. Following Cassandra H. Leung’s great example, here’s how it goes.

How to Apply

Simply let us know why you’d like to attend the German Testing Day this year but cannot come on your own. Maybe you are just starting your career in software testing. Maybe you don’t receive financial support from your employer. Whatever it is, tell us your story!

Please send an email to info[at] with the subject “GTD 2019 DIVERSITY”.

We are accepting applications from today, Friday, April 12th, until 15:00 CEST on Sunday, May 5th - so go for it and send it in now!

The lucky ones will be contacted shortly after the submission deadline. We’re looking forward to reading your stories. Good luck!

Interested in the finer details? Continue to read.

Who Are We

“We” are Thomas Rinke and Lisi Hocke in particular, responsible for the selection process, and the German Testing Day organizer group in general.

What Is Included and What Not

Tickets with travel assistance. These tickets will provide entry to both the pre-conference sessions and the conference day. Furthermore you will receive up to two hotel nights in one of the conference hotels (which will be booked by the organizers). Travel costs will be reimbursed up to a maximum of 250,- Euro after providing receipts.

Ticket(s) without travel assistance. Theses tickets will provide entry to both the pre-conference sessions and the conference day. Travel and accommodation is not provided, reimbursed or covered in any way.

The tickets are not redeemable for a monetary value.

Requirements for Your Application

To apply, you must be able to attend both the pre-conference event on June 6th, 2019 and the conference day on June 7th, 2019. Besides that, all you need is an interest in testing and quality and your story why we should pick you.

In order to allow us to make the best selection, please also tell us your honest thoughts on how much you depend on the travel assistance.

If you win, you must also provide us with a means of privately sharing information on how to claim the free ticket. An email address is ideal for this.

What Happens if You Win

If you win, you will be provided with instructions how to register for the German Testing Day 2019 free of charge. You will need to provide us with some means of privately sending you this information, preferably an email address. This will only be used for the purpose of contacting you regarding the GTD diversity tickets.

Terms and Conditions & Data Privacy

If you get selected, you will be provided with instructions to register the German Testing Day 2019 free of charge. In order to complete the registration, you will have to agree to SIGS Datacom terms and conditions and data privacy statement. If you decide not to agree, or find that you are not able to attend for any reason, please let us and SIGS Datacom know as soon as possible, so another lucky person can be selected.


  1. Congrats on being the keynote speaker! Wish I could attend...

  2. Are you sure that this is the correct email? I received worng email error

    1. Hi, there was a typo in the email address ;-) Please try again!