Opening Speech of TestIstanbul 2022

Smurf Village and Blockchain: Testing Techniques for Blockchain Networks, Metaverses, and Games

Lovely characters of my childhood, The Smurfs have formed a great community based on cooperation and sharing. In this flat organization, every Smurf has something to share with each other and gives back to his community whenever it is possible. This sharing culture is rewarded in return with the necessities of life, from housing and clothes to food without using any money in exchange. The barter ecosystem created by The Smurfs has many commonalities with the economy or the information sharing system created by the blockchain technology.

In this keynote, I will explore ways and discuss different techniques in order how to better and faster test these blockchain networks. Starting from block chain networks, I will expand the speech’s scope to cover other similar systems such as metaverses and games. The life in The Smurfs’ village will give us great ideas and hints for testing these new platforms and will also make testing fun.

About Koray Yitmen

Koray Yitmen is the president of Turkish Testing Board, a member of International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB), the member of ISTQB general assembly, the president of User Experience Professionals’ Association (UXPA) Istanbul chapter, and the board member of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) Istanbul chapter.

As a business partner, Koray has led many multi-national, cross-functional teams in the banking, telecommunications, insurance, media, and information technology (IT) industries for almost 20 years. Challenged by the diversity of his projects’ cultural, domain, and people issues, Koray has succeeded by putting the needs of his projects’ target users first.

In 2000, he started his career as a technology consultant at Accenture (formerly Arthur Andersen). Having worked at Accenture, he has been the business partner of Keytorc Software Testing Services, BA-Works Business Analysis Services, UXservices UX Design Company, Continium Enterprise DevOps Services, and Explori Employee Experience Design Company since 2005. He has a B.S. in Computer Science and an MBA in Entrepreneurship. He is a strong advocate of the business motto “Quality is not tested, but built” and tries to implement this motto in every IT project in which he is involved. His greatest happiness of life is giving back to the community.

His published books are “Bilgi Teknolojilerinin Başarısı için Yazılım Testi – İş Analizi – Kullanılabilirlik”,  “Business Analysis, Software Testing, Usability : A Quick Guide Book for Better Project Management and Faster IT Career”, and “Yazılım Test Teknikleri”.