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The Defectives

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The Defectives is a Testing focused community for the UK. We host events where teams of software testers work (or compete) with each other in a variety of fun and innovative ways.

The Defectives community aims to share testing knowledge and experience, help you learn and develop testing skills and build awareness of industry techniques from guest speakers.

Anyone with an interest in testing can become a Defective. You could be a professional tester who wants to learn some new testing skills, a project manager who wants to find out what testing is all about or someone looking to meet new testers. Many organisations field teams, bringing a competitive edge to the events and enabling the fun and celebrations (or commiserations!) to carry on after the event.

All Defectives events are free to attend as well as giving you a chance to win prizes.

We hope these events will enable you to have fun testing, outside of work place pressures, in a relaxed and collaborative environment. It's also a great chance to catch up with colleagues and meet some new testing gurus.

Join our LinkedIn group to take part in the discussion today.

Past Events

View details of past defectives events, download PDF's and watch the videos

Test Name Test Date Test Location Details
The Defectives University Challenge 25/02/16 The Railway Suite, Leyland Details
The Defectives Christmas Party 10/12/15 ROQ IT Test Lab, Chorley Details
Automation Defectives 13/08/15 London Details
Automation Defectives 25/06/15 Manchester Details
The Defectives Eggstravaganza 01/04/15 London Details
The Defectives Eggstravaganza 26/03/15 Manchester Details
BBC Hosts - The Defectives Santa Spectacular 11/12/14 London and Manchester Details
The Defectives - London 23/10/14 London Details
The Defectives - Manchester 16/10/14 Manchester Details
Manchester vs London: The Defectives Special 10/07/14 Manchester & London Details
The BBC Hosts The Defectives 15/05/14 Media City, Salford Quays Details
Mayday! Mayday! Mayday! 01/05/14 London Details
A Night at the Oscars 27/02/14 Manchester Details
Timberrrrr! 10/12/13 Manchester Details
Online Retailing 24/10/13 Leeds Details
Summer of Sport 27/06/13 Manchester Details
Music Testing 13/03/13 Liverpool Details
Agile - with LateRooms 08/11/12 Manchester Details
Soccer Manager 01/03/12 Leeds Details
Highest Testing Party 05/12/11 Manchester Details
Airline Websites 12/07/11 Warrington Details
Travel Websites 23/05/11 Leeds Details
Inaugural Event 15/02/11 Warrington Details
  
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