Turkey’s Premier Software Testing Conference

Ankara Testing Days is one of the longest-running and most respected community organizations on software testing and quality assurance in Turkey. Until it has been converted into a great international conference, the event had featured 11 meetups since 2014, hosted more than 2000 curious individuals and covered a wide variety of some of the hottest topics in the software testing field. This year’s conference motto is “Testing at the spot where Humans and Technology converges!”. With our roster of guest keynotes, experienced practitioners and the experts from different domains, we would like to explore the impact of technology on the human side of software testing and we would like to highlight how testers can transform their organizations into innovative, efficient, and sustainable places of the future.


We look forward to welcoming you to the first online edition of the Ankara Testing Days on 13th & 14th October 2020.

Due to the restrictions of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we are moving this year’s conference into the virtual space so you can enjoy the conference from the comfort and safety of your own home. We’ve also extended the conference into 2 days, so you can attend different workshops from subject matter experts through the second day.

For any questions, you may contact us by using our contact form.


We have always been looking for the best speakers on the International software testing stage!

Ahmed Yılmaz

Senior Test Automation Engineer @ TesterYou

Andrei Contan

Test Architect & Co-founder @ Humans in Learning

Ayşegül Kunt Akyol

Director Software Test Management @ Ziraat Teknoloji

Barış Sarıalioğlu

Managing Partner @ TesterYou

Bilal Aktaş

General Manager @ TRtest Test ve Değerlendirme A.Ş.

Billur Somer

Marketing Technologist @ TesterYou

Elena Chronopoulou

Software Engineer @ Intracom Telecom

Emin Aydogan

Information Systems Chief Specialist @ ASFAT A.Ş.

Erdem Yıldırım

Software Test Manager @ Innova

Halit Özdemir

Test Automation Team Lead @ HAVELSAN

Ingo Philipp

Product Management & Marketing Professional

Joel Oliveira

Foundation Member @ QA Coimbra

Johan Steyn

Senior Manager: Process Innovation @ IQbusiness South Africa

Kadir Herkiloğlu

Test Engineering Group Manager @ HAVELSAN

Mert Hekimci

Vice President of Engineering @ Netsparker

Oğuz Bor

Senior Software Quality Assurance Engineer @ Odeabank

Okan Ünverdi

CTO @ Mobven

Olivier Denoo

President @ ISTQB - International Software Testing Qualifications Board

Pradeep Soundararajan

Founder CEO @ Moolya Testing


President @ Polish Testing Board (SJSI)

Sibel Akbaş

Project Manager @ ASELSAN

Szilárd Széll

DevOps Transformation Lead @ Eficode

Tolga Mırmırık

Partner, Senior Consultant @ TesterYou

Dr. Yenal Arslan

Head of Information Systems and Cyber Security Department @ SGK

Zehra Taşgın

Quality Assurance and Automation Management Group Head @ Allianz Türkiye


08:30 - 09:30
Meeting & Networking
09:30 - 09:40 EN
Opening & Introduction
By Elena Chronopoulou
09:40 - 10:20 TR
Keynote 1: Life is a Test, Every Human is a Tester!
By Barış Sarıalioğlu
10:20 - 10:40
Coffee Break
10:40 - 11:20 EN
Keynote 2: Who is afraid of the big bad AI? (Would a robot soon steal my job?)
By Olivier Denoo
11:20 - 12:20 TR
Morning Panel Discussion: Software Testing in Different Industries (Global/Local Standards, Career Opportunities, Skills and Future)
By Ayşegül Kunt AkyolBilal AktaşKadir HerkiloğluDr. Yenal ArslanZehra Taşgın
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch Break
13:30 - 14:10 EN
Keynote 3: DevOps Challenge in Telco
By Szilárd Széll
14:10 - 14:50 TR
Keynote 4: Six Traits of A Successful Test Automation Architecture
By Erdem Yıldırım
14:50 - 15:10
Coffee Break
15:10 - 16:10 TR
Afternoon Panel Discussion: Continuous Testing for Agile and DevOps
By Emin AydoganMert HekimciOkan ÜnverdiSibel AkbaşTolga Mırmırık
16:10 - 16:50 EN
Keynote 5: The missing T in IoT. Are we missing Tests in IoT?
By Joel Oliveira
16:50 - 17:15
Closing & Gifts & Prizes
09:20 - 09:30 TR
Opening & Introduction
By Billur Somer
09:30 - 10:40 EN
Keynote 1: The Future of Quality Software: Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
By Johan Steyn
10:40 - 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30 TR
Workshop 1: Supercharged Test Automation with CodeceptJS: From Zero to Hero in 3 Hours (1/2)
By Ahmed Yılmaz
11:00 - 12:30 TR
Workshop 2: Performance testing with JMeter and Loadrunner (1/2)
By Oğuz Bor
11:00 - 12:30 TR
Workshop 3: Reaching Higher Quality Through Agile Testing (1/2)
By Halit Özdemir
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch Break
13:30 - 15:00 TR
Workshop 1: Supercharged Test Automation with CodeceptJS: From Zero to Hero in 3 Hours (2/2)
By Ahmed Yılmaz
13:30 - 15:00 TR
Workshop 2: Performance testing with JMeter and Loadrunner (2/2)
By Oğuz Bor
13:30 - 15:00 TR
Workshop 3: Reaching Higher Quality Through Agile Testing (2/2)
By Halit Özdemir
15:00 - 15:20
Coffee Break
15:20 - 16:00 EN
Keynote 2: Rediscover Exploratory Testing
By Ingo Philipp
16:00 - 16:10
Coffee Break
16:10 - 17:30 EN
Panel: Remote Testing Rocks, Never miss an opportunity to test!
By Andrei ContanBarış SarıalioğluPradeep SoundararajanSebastian Małyska
17:30 - 17:45
Closing & Gifts & Prizes


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Until end of October 2019

Conference Tickets

Certificate of Attendance



Starting from February 2020

Conference Tickets

Certificate of Attendance



Until end of January 2020

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