Meet Rob Lambert – conference Program Chair

Meet Rob Lambert – TestingCup 2018 Program Chair!

Rob Lambert is the owner of Cultivated Management, an management training and consulting business for those new to the challenging world of management in the technology industry.
Rob Lambert started his career as a software tester before moving on to be an Engineering Manager where he helped build an outstanding agile DevOps team. He then took a step sideways to HR to lead engagement, enablement and training.
Rob’s mission is to create the tech industries most fun, helpful and relevant resource and training service that meets the tech industries demand for people centric managers – managers who can grow epic high performing teams in a sustainable, fun and socially responsible way. Rob is an advocate for many important social causes, likes to take photos, enjoys fast cars and writes books, blogs and film scripts. He is married with three kids and lives in historic Winchester, UK. He’s on Twitter at @rob_lambert and you can find out more on

When the organisers of The TestingCup asked me to be program chair I was incredibly honoured and pleased. 

Not only because the TestingCup is going from strength to strength and has a fabulous reputation, but because it’s also in Poland – a country I have been building teams in for the last 5 years. 
The Polish testing community is vibrant, fun and enthusiastic. The country really does have a growing number of very talented people capable of pushing and pulling the craft of testing to the next level. 
Our goal with the conference is to keep the informal and fun Polish vibe, but to open the conference, and now the testing cup, to an audience outside of Poland too. So we encourage submissions from everyone, and also don’t hesitate to enter the competition too! 
The theme for the event is „Context at the centre of Testing” which is all about how the context you find yourself in guides, leads, changes and influences your testing. Why do you make the decision you do? Why are your teams built in that way? What are you using from the past? How are you embracing the future? 
I’m very excited about the theme as it asks you to think about why you do testing in the way you do. It invites you to question whether your testing needs to change as technology moves on, customer’s expectations continue to rise and our discipline of testing clashes and morphs with other disciplines in software development. 
The conference will be held in Łódź – a city built on an industrial history and located pretty much in the centre of Poland – so what better place to talk about context being the centre of testing? 
I look forward to reading your submissions and working with the brilliant organisers to line up an epic day of conferencing after a challenging and fun day of testing. 
See you in May.

We are waiting for your submissions till January 31: