Monday, May 25, 2009

Conference appearances

I have been fortunate to be accepted to speak at several conferences in 2009. All these talks and workshops are at least related to Robot Framework, and they are listed below in chronological order.

UPDATE: See also a latter post about more conferences featuring Robot Framework.


- 25th-28th May, Sardinia, Italy

I organize a workshop titled Executable Requirements in Practice with fellow Robot Framework developers Juha Rantanen and Janne Härkönen. The workshop is scheduled for Thursday, 28th May 14:00-17:30 and more information about it can be found from


- 28th June-4th July, Birmingham, UK

My talk Acceptance Testing with Robot Framework will introduce the audience to Robot Framework and explain how to extend it with Python. For more information see

EuroPython 2009

Agile 2009

- 24th-28th August, Chicago, USA

Elisabeth Hendrickson and I organize a demonstration titled Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD) in Practice. It is scheduled for Tuesday, 25th August 16:00-17:30, and we'll be presenting on the Main Stage. Full details are available at

Agile 2009

Agile Testing Days

- 12th-14th October, Berlin, Germany

I give a talk Introduction to Robot Framework with pretty self explaining content.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The (in)famous first post

Hello, world! My name is Pekka Klärck and I'm a tester-developer and software contractor from Finland. I am also the lead developer of Robot Framework, a highly flexible open source acceptance testing framework. I work through my one-man company Eliga Oy and you can find some more information about me and my services from those pages.

This blog is likely to contain a lot of posts somehow related to Robot Framework. Other topics that are likely to show up include test automation in general, Agile testing and Python programming. I don't plan to use this blog too much for personal posts, but that doesn't mean that I wouldn't ever write about my favorite hobbies like telemark skiing.

I've been thinking about starting a blog nearly a year and I'm happy to finally get this first post off my back. I hope it doesn't take that long time until the first post with some real content!