The Global Test Community Quiz (GTCQ) is a free ‘must-attend‘ social event for everyone in the world-wide test community. The next edition will be organized on Tuesday October 12, 2021, 3:00-4:30pm PDT as online social event during the 52nd IEEE International Test Conference (ITC) 2021. Participation to this entertaining fun event is free and open not only to all registered attendees of ITC-2021, but to all members of the global test community. For logistical reasons, free registration is required at this website of EventBrite:
GTCQ – the Perfect Online Social Event
For ITC, 2021 is already the second consecutive year in which the conference, forced by the global COVID-19 pandemic, is organized as an online-only event. While online conferences offer a lot of benefits over their traditional in-person counterparts, audience surveys consistently show that what they are missing is the social interaction within the conference community.
That is why GTCQ has been invented. The Global Test Community Quiz is an online social event that brings entertainment and fun interaction with peers, suppliers, customers, university contacts, etc. around topics that bind us together as test community: science, technology, business, and personal aspects.
First Edition: GTCQ @ETS-2021
The first GTCQ edition was held on May 27, 2021 in conjunction with the IEEE European Test Symposium (ETS) and was by many considered a great success. Almost 200 people in 23 different countries in three continents had an entertaining social event late in the night (Japan), in the end of the afternoon (Europe), or before going to work early in the morning (California). GTCQ @ETS-2021 featured two independent but timing-wise interwoven quiz competitions: (1) between individuals and (2) between three teams of eight persons, each representing a continent (Team Asia, Team Europe, Team Americas).
Second Edition: GTCQ during ITC test week -2021
GTCQ @ITC-2021 is organized on Tuesday October 12, 2021, 3:00 – 4:30pm PDT as online social event in conjunction with the 52nd IEEE International Test Conference (ITC) 2021. Participation to GTCQ @ITC-2021 is free and open not only to all registered attendees of ITC-2021, but to all members of the global test community.
On Tuesday October 12, ITC’s technical program finishes at 03:00pm PDT (= California local time). GTCQ @ITC-2021 starts immediately thereafter: 3:00-4:30pm PDT. Here are some local times for this global quiz in other countries:
- California Tuesday October 12, 2021 – 03:00-04:30pm PDT
- Japan: Wednesday October 13, 2021 – 07:00-08:30am JST
- China: Wednesday October 13, 2021 – 06:00-07:30am Beijing time
- India: Wednesday October 13, 2021 – 03:30-05:00am IST
- Germany: Wednesday October 13, 2021 – 00:00-01:30am CEST
- UK: Tuesday October 12, 2021 – 11:00pm-00:30am next day
- New York Tuesday October 12, 2021 – 06:00-07:30pm EDT
GTCQ @ITC-2021 will feature a quiz competition between individuals. Everyone who considers him/herself member of the world-wide electronics test community can participate from your own home, office, or whatever other location you might be. Participation is free, but requires up-front registration.
About the Quiz
The quiz will be presented by Quiz Master Jeff Rearick (AMD). The quiz questions have been brought together by a multi-national Quiz Preparation Team consisting of 13 expert colleagues, who are sworn to secrecy. Quiz questions can be about test technology including test equipment and design-for-test, but might also cover memorable test events, famous test companies, and influential people from our test community. The quiz is divided into themed rounds of a handful of questions each. TTTC will make awards available for the Top-3 quiz participants, but of course the fame and recognition the winners will get from the peers in their community is priceless. GTCQ @ITC-2021 might prove educational, but our main objective is to have fun!
GTCQ participants will need for the entire duration of the quiz to be connected to the internet on a computer, tablet, smartphone, or a combination of such devices. GTCQ will use (1) ZOOM Meeting for communication and (2) QuizStud, a dedicated quiz software website, for collecting and scoring your answers to the quiz questions.
Please note: Some companies do not allow installation of ZOOM software on their devices (computer/tablet/smartphone). In such cases, please use the ZOOM web client as it allows joining a ZOOM Meeting or Webinar without downloading any plugins or software. By default, participants joining through the web client do not need to be signed into a ZOOM account, but the host can require authentication. For more information, see ZOOM’s “Quick start guide for the ZOOM web client” at https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/214629443-Quick-start-guide-for-the-Zoom-web-client.
For capacity reasons, we need to know who plans to join us during the quiz. Registration is done via this EventBrite website, by “ordering” a free ticket: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tttcs-global-test-community-quiz-gtcq-itc-2021-tickets-177474911237
Tickets come in two flavors: (1) Quiz Participant and (2) Spectator. The default registration type is Participant. In that role, you will participate in the quiz competition for individuals. The Spectator category is really only meant for the members of the Quiz Preparation Team, who are not allowed to compete in the quiz – and for the partners of Jeff and Erik Jan, who want to see their husbands in a quiz, but have no connection to test technology whatsoever…
Register Now; It Is Free!
Please register now and secure one of the 400 free event tickets on a first-come-first-served basis.: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tttcs-global-test-community-quiz-gtcq-itc-2021-tickets-177474911237.
The IEEE International Test Conference (ITC) is the world’s premier conference dedicated to testing of electronic devices, boards, and systems – covering the complete cycle from design verification, test for manufacturing defects, fault diagnosis, failure analysis, and back to process and design improvement. ITC-2021 will take place October 10-15; for the ITC conference program and (paid) registration for ITC: see http://www.itctestweek.org.
The Test Technology Technical Council (TTTC) is a volunteer professional organization sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society. TTTC’s goals are to contribute to the professional development and advancement of its members, to help them solve engineering problems in electronic test, and to help advance the state-of-the art in test technology. In particular, TTTC aims at facilitating the knowledge flow in an integrated manner, to ensure overall quality in terms of technical excellence, fairness, openness, and equal opportunities. As the objectives of GTCQ – building, educating, and strengthening the global test community – fully align with those of TTTC, TTTC has decided to become a sponsor of GTCQ. For more information on TTTC, see http://www.ieee-tttc.org.