When the 2021 in-person conference was announced I knew I had to be there. And thank heavens I made it there. What a refreshing change after the long, dreary 18 months of remote meetings. A big thank you to the organizers for making this happen.
I was delighted by the many side activities focused on well-being like guided city walks and morning Yoga. I enjoyed a post-prandial “fresh air & self-care” session walking around the hotel area, chatting and connecting with fellow testers. It seemed that this year’s conference contained many more talks about self-care, self-reflection, and mindfulness than in 2019. No wonder, since much of the 2 years interlude has been isolating and stressful for most of us.
There was a great variety of talks and topics. I’m writing with my impressions and thoughts rather than trying to provide a synopsis of the content.