We all know what a hackathon is right? It’s a pretty fun event that’s usually for developers only. But how about the testers? Enter Testathon. It is basically a hackathon for testers as described by its organizers.
In Testathon – Manila Chapter, several testers from different companies across Manila were handpicked via a screening process by the organizers to form ‘Manila’s best testers’ to participate in a software testing competition in a chance to win awesome prizes and awards for F-R-E-E.
This event is supported by Facebook, and naturally, the apps that will be tested are related to Facebook apps.
Unfortunately, we can’t disclose the specifics of the applications under test, due to our signed privacy agreement with the organizers and Facebook.
The best testers of Manila can select what apps they want to test then form a group with other testers – mostly you don’t personally know! A really nice way to connect with co-testers from different organizations.
Then after some briefing and introduction by the Testathon and Facebook team, the testing competition officially starts!
The competition is divided into three different rounds, Round 1, Round 2 and Round 3.
A participant can have the chance to test different applications per round.
After 3 rounds of testing, winners of these awards were announced.
Some of the awards that were up for grabs are:
- Best Team
- Best QA
- Best QA Runner-Up
- Best Bug
- Best Insight
- Best Quality Bug Report
- And many more
The whole experience was really awesome! It is really one of my best days as a tester.
Got the chance to collaborate with co-testers from different organizations…
Got to test my skills in a competitive scene…
Had some interactions with Facebook developers…
And by some sheer luck (preparation + opportunity), I got home with some awards with me:
Best team awardee: Team 7!
The bacon I brought home with! Best QA – Runner-up and Best Team awardee! Plus cool prizes and swags!
Shout out to Team 7 and Team 10, the teams where I luckily joined in. It was a pleasure meeting and competing with you guys!
Massive thanks to the people behind Testathon – Manila for bringing this awesome event to us, Filipino Testers. From organizing to executing and for the amazing prizes!
Want to bring this winning attitude to your testing team? Give MonstarLab QA a bump at firstname.lastname@example.org and see how we can help your team!
Derick Mag-isa (one of my coolest teammates, too!)