UKSTAR Meet-Up Hero – Winner Announced

After 3 weeks of nominations, 6 days of voting we have finally come to the end of the Software Meet-Up Hero and have a winner. The Meet-Up Hero competition aims to recognise those in the testing community who go above and beyond for their fellow testers. We want to acknowledge the people who bring testers together, encourage learning and actively create environments that anyone can learn more about testing.

We are delighted to announce that the 2018 Meet-Up Hero is:


Danny Dainton

Danny is a tester, blogger and the organiser of South West Test, a monthly testing meet-up for those based around the Bristol area. The monthly testing meet-up caters for all skill levels for testers to share their experiences and stories about good practices, test automation, test tools and techniques.



In Danny’s nomination his organisation, contribution and effort to organising South West Test has been highlighted by those nominating him.


Organisation is brilliant and Danny goes out of his way to make you feel welcome

Danny has single-handedly reinvigorated the testing community meet-up in Bristol and the South West

He’s doing an amazing job, organising sponsors, attracting great speakers and taking care of all the things


We are delighted that Danny has been selected as the 2019 Meet-Up Hero. This closes the competition for 2019. We are delighted that Danny will be joining us at UKSTAR 2019 in March. If you would like to join Danny there, make sure to avail of the current discounts available now to book your ticket.

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