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.

Call for Speakers

Ankara Testing Days 2020 will be hosting three different types of sessions. There will be keynotes (regular talks), discussion panel and for the first time at our conference, ignite talks. Ignite talks are series of 15-minute presentations, where each presenter uses no slides, but flipcharts and/or other interactive material through which they can share a burning idea with the participants.

Call for speakers will be open from 16th of September, 2019 till 15th of November, 2019. Final announcements of acceptance decisions will be sent to chosen speakers by 20th of December, 2019.

Many thanks to all our Call for Speakers Applicants! We have received more than 40 applications from 11 different countries and 3 different continents. Let’s make Ankara Testing Days 2020 a great conference together!


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

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


Time Session Speakers Venue
08:30 - 09:30 Registration & Morning Coffee Main Hallway
09:30 - 09:40 Opening & Introduction Elena Chronopoulou Main Room
09:40 - 10:20 Keynote 1:
Life is a Test, Every Human is a Tester!
Barış Sarıalioğlu Main Room
10:20 - 10:40 Coffee Break Main Hallway
10:40 - 11:20 Keynote 2:
Who is afraid of the big bad AI? (Would a robot soon steal my job?)
Olivier Denoo Main Room
11:20 - 12:20 Morning Panel Discussion:
Software Testing in Different Industries (Global/Local Standards, Career Opportunities, Skills and Future)

Kadir Herkiloğlu

Ayşegül Kunt Akyol

Bilal Aktaş

Tuna Kılıç

Dr. Yenal ARSLAN
Main Room
12:20 - 13:30 Lunch Break Restaurant
13:30 - 14:10 Keynote 3:
DevOps Challenge in Telco
Szilárd Széll Main Room
14:10 - 14:50 Keynote 4:
Six Traits of A Successful Test Automation Architecture
Erdem Yıldırım Main Room
14:50 - 15:10 Coffee Break Main Hallway
15:10 - 16:10 Afternoon Panel Discussion:
Continuous Testing for Agile and DevOps

Tolga Mırmırık

Emin Aydogan

Mert Hekimci

Okan Ünverdi

Sibel Akbaş
Main Room
16:10 - 16:50 Keynote 5:
You are fired! Please handover to AI!
Joel Oliveira Main Room
16:50 - 19:00 Closing & Gifts & Prizes & Afterparty Main Room

P.S. All the sessions will be translated simultaneously to English and Turkish.


Our motto has always been "invest in yourself"



Until end of October 2019

Conference Tickets

Free Lunch And Coffee

Certificate of Attendance



Starting from February 2020

Conference Tickets

Free Lunch And Coffee

Certificate of Attendance



Until end of January 2020

Conference Tickets

Free Lunch And Coffee

Certificate of Attendance

*Prices given above do not include VAT. 18% VAT shall be added to the invoice price.

Conference Venue

We have found the perfect space for Ankara Testing Days 2020


Discover our conference venue in the center of historic Ankara. The Ankara HiltonSA Hotel lies near the capital’s commercial and diplomatic activity. We are organizing Ankara Testing Days in style; the Kavaklidere ballroom is an elegant venue for our conference and it supports up to 750 guests. Fingers crossed!


Set in the Kavaklıdere neighborhood of Çankaya, the hotel is blocks from Ankara’s premier street, Tunalı Hilmi Caddesi. Except from your time in Ankara Testing Days; you can feed the ducks in Kuğulu Park, shop in Karum mall or watch the street life from an Ankara patisserie.