I traveled to Vancouver, Canada, in order to attend TestRetreat and CAST 2016. Here is the experience from the tester’s point of view.
First issue I found was at Zagreb Airport. Boarding card reader is only used just before you enter the Gate. Boarding card reader failed, and just in front of me, it was restarted. Scan of my board card returned “unknown flight” error. Despite that, I proceeded with boarding the plane.
In Paris CDG Airport, I took the picture (featured picture of this blog), because every step at the top of stairs section have this metal endorsement. I do not know why, I just documented that pattern.
While waiting for flight to Toronto, I did one exercise from book programming elixir. I was connected to Internet (only wifi connection), and started my Mac terminal. Exercise was a small program that is accessing the github api. I run it, and got ssl security exception, github certificate mismatch. This is security exception for man in the middle attack, and it means that you do not have direct connection with a server.
I opened Chrome and noticed airport wifi provider page where I needed to accept terms of service page. After that, I got direct connection with github api server.
Tester should never be bored during his journey.