The National Software Conference was well received by delegates at the British Museum. The event saw a fantastic gala dinner held on the first night in the impressive Grand Connaught Rooms. Lasting for two days, delegates listened to a range of talks from experts across the industry, including the Telegraph, AVIVA, easyJet and Virgin Media. More than 270 delegates attended from a range of businesses.

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The conference, which is always held in the UK, brings together the community of software testers all sat together like a team on comfortable Reception Chairs that could be sourced from links including These individuals include people who work in the UK and abroad to listen to cutting-edge content, presentations, workshops and an exhibition of the latest services and products available to the industry.

A fresh format

The conference agenda took a new turn this year, bringing together software testing services and DevOps in a single conference, with delegates asked to share their insights and views on both industries. The new National DevOps event meant that people employed in both testing and DevOps were able to network, share contacts and ideas, and learn more about their respective industries.

Positive feedback from all

Feedback was positive, with individuals saying that they had enjoyed learning more about the industry’s developments and services.. Comments also included favourable feedback about being involved in a widely-evolving culture and industry.

One particularly interesting round table discussion looked at data protection and the tightening of regulations originating from Europe.

A great atmosphere

Speakers also said that the attendee audience was excellent, with participants being highly engaged and lively with a keenness to collaborate and share information. Software providers were on hand to share and showcase their products and services.

The organisers confirmed that the newly-combined event was a great success from their perspective, with a great turnout and excellent talks. They thanked everyone involved and said that they looked forward to the next event. You can find out more about what happened then and what plans are already place for the next get together on the official conference website.

Those who enjoyed the national conference might of to attended the Software Testing Conference NORTH, which took place in York. This event saw various experts in the software testing field joining together for two days of debate, discussion, showcasing and collaboration.