BCS SIGiST Mentoring

New and Improving Speakers 2017

  • Never been a speaker at a conference, but you have a story to tell?
  • Spoken at events once or twice, and now want to improve your presentations?
  • Loads of testing experience but never presented to your peers?
  • Think you have a more interesting story to tell than the ones we have told you?

The BCS SIGiST can help you become a speaker.

At the September 2017 conference in London we are offering up to 4 new or improving speakers the chance to speak. The theme for the day is Growing your testing skills: Increasing our capability as testers and we want you to tell us a really compelling story about testing: what it means to you, how you do it, something important you have learned, or a skill/knowledge that we could learn from you.

If you are a successful applicant for this scheme, you will:

  • be mentored by one of four world class testing experts and speakers who will:
    • advise how to make a really appealing abstract to submit
    • guide you in preparing your submission,
    • explain the presenting technology
    • review and help you rehearse your presentation
    • introduce you when you speak at the BCS SIGiST conference in London
  • present a 20-25 minute talk at the BCS SIGiST on Thursday 14th September 2017 or Friday 1st December 2017.

More information here

Application form

We are proud to announce that the mentors for 2017 are;

Stuart Reid
Rosie Sherry
Steve Watson
Gordon Thompson
Stuart Reid Rosie Sherry Steve Watson Gordon Thompson

Thank you

Isabel Evans
BCS SIGiST Programme Secretary