Announcing FROSST : Front Range Open Space Software Testing Conference

<font color="blue">A conference created by testers for testers about testing</font>

As software testers, the founders of this conference believe there is something important missing from most software testing conferences -- conferring. Opportunities for networking and working with peers to share ideas and solve testing problems are rarely built into the schedules of testing conferences.

Testers need a forum to share ideas and experiences, discuss new technologies, ask questions and learn from each other. The goal is for FROSST to help fill the gap left by traditional conferences with an Open Space conference focused on discussion -- discussion about things that are important to the participants. (See What is Open Space Technology? for more about the format.)

FROSST is open to anyone interested in software testing.

Open Space is governed by one law and four principles.

The Law of Two Feet

If at any time you are not learning or contributing, use your two feet and move to something you like.

The Four Principles

1. Whoever comes is the right people.
2. Whatever happens is the only thing that could have.
3. Whenever it starts is the right time.
4. When it's over it's over.

We are working towards scheduling the first FROSST sometime in the Fall of 2008, in the Denver area. The exact location and time are not yet determined. If you would like to participate, please contact us at . Additional information and updates as plans develop will be posted at .

We would like to make FROSST a FREE conference for attendees. To do this, we will need the support of sponsors. If you, or your company or organization, would like to help by sponsoring or hosting FROSST, please contact us at .

In keeping with the Open Space format, your ideas for making this a great conference are welcome. If you'd like to get involved, please join the FROSST Yahoo group at .

Happy Testing!