November 28, 2017

Fifty showed to Meet a Spotify Quality Coach, a Ministry of Testing - Boston event

Well, it looks like the Ministry of Testing - Boston isn't a small little group anymore.

Yes, we have 800+ members, but those are just subscribers to our mailing list, not attendees. I would say we have 30 to 40 regular attendees, with me defining a "regular" as a person who attends one event every two months.

Tonight, though, was different.

Fifty of fifty-seven people who RSVPed "YES" actually attended Meet a Quality Coach @ Spotify. Which is odd. Like most Meetups, we have a 50% attendance rate. With free events held right after work, with no penalty for skipping out after you signed up, the percentage of no-shows are high. With Ministry of Testing - Boston being in the vein of a work-related networking group, we get people who may just not have the energy to talk about work after spending the day at work.

Today, the attendance rate was pretty close to 100%! It was quite unexpected.

Where the heck did they all come from?

After reviewing the logs, it looks like there was a huge spike in new membership a week before. Possibly they signed up just for the Spotify event?

After a bit of searching, I found that the event really hit home with a lot of Boston event calendars. My original Ministry of Testing - Boston Meetup event posting was mimicked and re-broadcasted by:


... Next time, we need to buy more pizza.

Happy Testing!

-T.J. Maher
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// Sr. QA Engineer, Software Engineer in Test, Software Tester since 1996.
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