Circl (Gustav Mahlerplein 1B, 1082 MS Amsterdam)

What are we doing

On Tuesday February 25th, the Spilberg dev café is hosting another meetup. A 20/20 TESTING VISION IN 2020 

During this first edition of 2020 we have a few announcements to make.

New location

From 2020 on, we are hosting our meetups at CIRCL! It is situated around the corner of the previous location. This location is serious about the environment, and so are we. We believe this location is more in line with our own vision, goals and ambitions. CIRCL is freely accessible to all – because everyone can make the difference. Connectivity is the key; it’s where everything of value begins. CIRCL is broad-thinking, inclusive and forward-looking.

New concept

We have shaken up the agenda a little bit; having consecutive talks and therefore reserving more time for networking.

As you might have noticed, we are no longer continuing with serving food at the beginning of the event. Experience shows that predicting the count of attendees is difficult. This has resulted in a lot of food waste, and we hate waste.
From now onwards, we will serve nourishing and wholesome food, drinks and bites, after having done an attendee count.

Would you like something to eat prior to the event: Enjoy dinner at CIRCL for a discounted price (normally 19€ for dinner, now for €15 incl. consumption). Please reserve a spot via 020 – 6282080 and mention MEETUP OFFER / VIBE OFFER.


18:30 Walk in 
19:00 Talk 1: Frank Stolker
19:45 Talk 2: Carlos Fonseca
20:30 Networking 

Introduction to the topics:

In the ever-changing world of IT, every year is different. Companies have different strategies, needs and thoughts about quality. Currently, the most important trait to have as a tester, is to know the best approach of testing, fitting into the companies processes, while also achieving short term results. That’s what our next meet-up is about. 

About the speakers

1. Frank Stolker:
(QA automation engineer/lead at Nike EMEA) will talk about his latest experiences and way of working within Nike and will give an insight of what’s ahead in 2020, combined with a short demo.

2. Carlos Fonseca:
(QE Manager at Elsevier) will bring us up to speed on how to apply TDD and BDD and talk specifics on how this was performed at Elsevier.


The CIRCL pavilion is built entirely based on circular principles using recycled and re-usable materials. CIRCL wants to persuade society to move towards a sustainable world by demonstrating the changes needed to create the circular economy, both in theory and in practice. In other words, thinking big by starting small.

More on CIRCL here: https://circl.nl/themakingof/en/


We are located next to Station Amsterdam South at the CIRCL building, in front of the ABN AMRO office, which is easy to reach by public transport. If you come by car there are cheaper parking options close to the meetup location. In the streets after “De Boelenlaan” (5/10 minute walk) you can park for €1,40 per hour between 08:00 – 19:00. After 19:00 it’s for free. Otherwise use one of the many Q-Park options.

Save the date, hope to see you then.