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test{fest} is a competition organized by OW2 and the ReachOut project inviting beta-testers to try innovative software and rewarding them for their efforts. 

Who can participate?

Software testers and developers are welcome to participate, to evaluate as many projects as they like.

What do I stand to gain?

Discover leading edge technologies. Get recognition from the open source community.

Money prizes (30€, 60€ or 90€ per campaign) will be drawn from the complete answers. More details

How much time should I spend on this?

The active testing period will be open during two months, from 13 April to 13 June.
You decide on the time and number of campaigns you would like to evaluate.
The more you test, the more you can win!

Where to start?

Check the open campaigns on ReachOut, make your choice, then follow the instructions and fill in the questionnaire.
Do not forget to provide your email address in the ReachOut questionnaire.
During the test{fest}, all participants who register as a beta-tester will enter the contest.
The ReachOut project team (reachout-support AT ow2.org) and project campaign managers are available to support you during your evaluations.

When will I know about the rewards?

The name of rewarded participants will be revealed, after jury deliberation, during the OW2con'21, the OW2 online annual conference, June 23-24, 2021. They will also appear in the ReachOut Hall of Fame following their explicit agreement. Money prizes will be distributed immediately after OW2con'21.

Don't be shy: try out more beta software and share your user experience with the designers.

About ReachOut

ReachOut is a Coordination and Support Action (CSA) funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 program, coordinated by Fraunhofer FOKUS – the largest organization for applied research in Europe, along with UshareSoft and OW2. ReachOut acts as an operational intermediary between software designers and early users. It helps SMEs and research projects to implement their beta testing campaigns through proper software packages, efficient testing scenarios, and customized questionnaires. ReachOut is running until December 2021. 

Note to OW2 project leaders:
Your project is about to release a new beta version? a new functionality? You would like to explore a new idea?
Think about Beta-testing : Beta testing is most valuable when done early enough in your product release cycle that you can incorporate feedback from beta into your product. Leverage ReachOut to get feedback on your beta-version from early users, contact us to start registering your project and create a campaign.

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