Take the Test.Bash(); 2022 Data Management Challenge - No longer accepting submissions

We are looking for people to submit 20-minute videos that show solutions to one of our Test.Bash() challenges. You can learn more about submitting to Test.Bash() in our news post announcing the challenges.

Data Challenge

There are lots of tools out there that we can use to create or fake test data. That’s why in this challenge we want to see demonstrations of tools that allow us to set up test data for testing purposes. We’d like to see how far you got with solving the challenge, what you liked about the tooling you used, and what you disliked.


Using a tool of your choice that you think the community would be interested in, show us how you would mitigate the following problem:

Creating test data manually is taking too long and slowing the team down

If you had to rapidly create test data in an environment, how would you do it? Would you use an existing tool or build your own?


One example of mitigating this risk might be to find:

  1. Find the seed.sql files in the github.com/mwinteringham/restful-booker-platform project
  2. Duplicate the INSERT SQL statement multiple times and then build the application to get it running with lots of new test data

Tip: You’ll find more opportunities to manage test data if you have restful-booker-platform running locally on your machine. Head to github.com/mwinteringham/restful-booker-platform to learn more, and feel free to ask Mark for help running it.

Also, check out the Postman collection for Restful-Booker-Platform to get started with its APIs Postman


How to Submit Your Demo

Once you’ve recorded your tool demo please:

  • Upload your video to Wistia with the title stating your full name and the challenge you took. For example MarkWinteringham_APIChallenge.
  • Complete the Typeform below to inform us of your demo and to help us learn more about you.

We’ll be in touch soon to confirm if your demo will be part of Test.bash(); 2022.

What you will get

For each accepted challenge demo the speaker(s) will be entitled to:

  • £100 fee
  • Conference access

Deadline to Submit

All submissions in before the 30th of September 2022!

Calling all tool vendors

This contribution is open to testing community members only. However, if you would love to show how your tooling can solve our challenges, why not sponsor Test.Bash(); and get the opportunity to show the power of your solution to our attendees whilst supporting the testing community.

Please contact marketing@ministryoftesting.com to learn more


Done this one. @mwinteringham - you can have a look any time :slight_smile:

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Had a lot of fun knocking out this challenge! Video is incoming later this week!!!

@mwinteringham submitted a video for the Data Challenge! Let’s gooooo :tada: :tada: :tada:

A bit of a Frankenstein’s monster of two unrelated bits shoved together, and fighting a tickly cough throughout, but it’s done. :slight_smile:

Thanks everyone for uploading your challenge video solutions.

I’ll now close down this thread.