A quick post to announce that the 1st North West Exploratory Workshop on Testing is proudly sponsored by the Association For Software Testing!
Before this support, we were struggling to find suitable, affordable venues this close to the city centre.
The request for support was made through the AST’s Grant Program.
I have been on the receiving end of several of these grants through attending other peer conferences & I can say that they have beneficial to me both personally & in my career.
I have also attended several of the AST’s BBST courses & I can’t recommend them enough – especially as the instructors are all volunteers!
For others thinking of applying for a grant through this program, it really isn’t as intimidating as you may expect.
Sometimes it can be difficult to know where to get help, both with finances & logistics. I would say that the AST is a good place to start.
If you’re thinking of applying for a grant from the AST, or you are setting up your own event & would like some pointers, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.