Agile Testing Days 2018 – Friday & Saturday – Final Goodbyes

Final day at Agile Testing Days 2018. In the morning, I made my final sketchnote of the conference. Wim Heemskerk & Eddy Bruin presented their keynote ‘From Inspiration to Change’ and turned their keynote into a mini-workshop. They had asked me to sketch it on large paper and the AgileTD organization had arranged for the paper, so I got to experiment on a large canvas again:

It was particularly lovely to talk with Rhian while sketching and talk through some of the process of sketching. During the keynote-workshop, participants discussed their ideas on how to take the learnings back from AgileTD, so it was particularly interesting to decide what to include in the sketchnote as I couldn’t be in most discussions.

Meike helped me get all my sketchnote stuff back to my hotel room, and I only had my crochet material  & Mammoth with me for the rest of the day as I was in real need of a break. Meike, Marit, Göran & Gitte: thank you for letting me be and hang with you throughout this day. I spent most of the Friday in the lobby, chatting with people & resting on the couch. Thank you George Dinwiddie for our wonderful conversations throughout the conference & your compliments on this day. Thank you to all I spoke to – even if I don’t mention all your names.

The final Friday is usually a day of goodbyes.

On Saturday, I slept in a bit and started my journey back home. (This gave me some much needed rest and much calmer travels. So happy past-me was kind to future-me while booking my trip).

We didn’t have to leave unicorn land just yet:


And finally: Anne Colder & Vincent Wijnen were in the train home with me. Thank you for your company.

Agile Testing Days 2018 was a marathon of learning, experiences and friendship. It was my pleasure to share my stories, sketches and learnings with you all, and learn from your adventures.  I wrote these blogs so that I can look back in a few weeks/months/years and remember all the learnings and conversations we had. Thank you for making AgileTD such a great educational and inspiring experience. Hopefully, I get to see you all again next year.

For other blogs & inspiration:

Ekatherina Budnikov wrote her blog including sketchnotes and pictures about volunteering at AgileTD 2018. 

Nicola Owen wrote about her experiences here.

Cirilo Wortel published his pictures of the MIATPP costume party here.

Anne Colder & Jantien van der Meer published a daily (Dutch) vlog on Agile Testing Days here

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