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April 25th, 2017

8th International

TestIstanbul Conference

Agile Testing

8th International TestIstanbul Conference

8th TestIstanbul Conference was hosted by Turkish Testing Board at Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel, on April 25th, 2017

1 Day

4 Keynote

3 Interactive

11 Panelists

Conference Motto of 8th TestIstanbul


This year, TestIstanbul focused on Software Testing activities in Agile environments.

- Agile Software Development Methodologies
- Test Levels and Types
- Agile vs. Traditional Models
- Test Automation in Agile Environments
- Agile Test Methodologies, Techniques and Tools
- Agile Quality Metrics
- Collaboration Tools
- Principles, Best Practices and Realities
- Test-Driven and Behavior-Driven Development
- Testing in the Cloud
- Continuous Testing
- Exploratory Testing


Portrait of TestIstanbul17 Speaker Jan Jaap Cannegieter

Jan Jaap Cannegieter

Principal Consultant, Squerist

Characteristics of a Modern Test Process

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Portrait of TestIstanbul17 Keynote Speaker: Khalid Allem

Khalid Allem

Test Manager, BNP Paribas Fortis Belgium

Regression Testing Strategies in Agile World

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Portrait of TestIstanbul17 Keynote Speaker Michael Bolton.

Michael Bolton

Principal, DevelopSense

Rapid Testing in an Agile Context

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Portrait of TestIstanbul17 Keynote Speaker Philip Lew.

Philip Lew

CEO, XBOsoft

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Agile Testing

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Simultaneous translation in English and Turkish was availabled at all sessions.

Interactive Panel Sessions

Panel 1:
People & Organization

We will talk about Agile Testing processes with an organizational aspect.

Barış Sarıalioğlu

Managing Partner, Keytorc


Erdal Okumuş

Test & Certification Architect, BKM


Erdem Yıldırım

Senior Test Leader,


Zehra Taşgın

Head of Test Management, Yapı Kredi


Panel 2:
Technology & Tools

We will talk about most loved and commonly used Agile Testing technologies and tools.

Mert Hekimci



Berk Dülger

Consultant, Keytorc


Lemi Orhan Engin

Agile Practice Lead, iyzico


Panel 3:
Methodology & Process

We will talk about most common issues and ideas to solve them.

Kadir Herkiloğlu

Test Division Manager, HAVELSAN


Barış Bal

Managing Partner,


Emine Çelik

QA Unit Head, Turkcell Global Bilgi


Pınar Cinali

Associate Partner,



Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel

Attendees Enjoyed The Stunning View Of The Bosphorus From Hotel

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Note that a *test plan* (a set of test ideas) is different from a *test planning document* (a representation of test ideas). #TestIstanbul

Michael Bolton@michaelbolton

We're not all about just #testing here at #TestIstanbul ! Great to meet new colleagues and share ideas @jjcannegieter

Philip Lew@philiplew

Statement made during the panel discussion at #testistanbul: code review is a very efficient way to find security bugs. Agreed.

Jan Jaap Cannegieter‏Jan Jaap Cannegieter‏

Testers should be flexible #testistanbul #jjcannegieter

Berna Yıldırım@__brny

Moments From TestIstanbul 2017

Turkey Software Quality Report 2017-18 was Published

As well as shedding light on the current status of the software testing industry in Turkey, TSQR also contributes IT sector to determine right goals by indicating trends and tendencies, each year. The report which is about “Agile Testing” for the period of 2017-18 was created by the contribution of sector professionals from IT sector and was presented at the 8th International TestIstanbul Conference.

Download TSQR 2017-18

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