WOTBLACK is the home of Workshops on Testing in Black Swan Domains: LAWST style context driven workshops on testing in high-risk contexts.

With testers working on increasingly complicated and complex systems, testing with a risk focus seems more important than ever. Nassim Taleb’s “The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable” published 10 years ago, in 2007, seems a very good source of inspiration.

The core question of these workshops is how we perform deep testing for improbable events with disproportionate impact.

We are always looking for experience reports within the following areas:

  • Testing heuristics in high-risk contexts
  • Risk and accident aware test strategy
  • Integration testing and testing in integrated systems
  • Risk based agile testing
  • Anti-fragility and resilience through testing
  • Stories of engineering and testing failures
  • Testing leadership in risk oriented projects
  • Testing in political, risk averse contexts
  • Personal experiences and surviving personally in high risk contexts

Who is behind WOTBLACK?

WOTBLACK is founded by Anders Dinsen, but WOTBLACK is about co-creation, so essentially it will be owned by anyone willing to engage in developing testing practices useful in high-risk contexts.


WOTBLACK is supported by Association for Software Testing