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Test Automation Summit, Berlin 2022

When Titus Fortner (@titusfortner), the maintainer of Watir and a contributor to Selenium, messaged me on Twitter two months ago, I knew something interesting was coming.

Titus and I never met in person. In fact, I have never met most of the other open-source maintainers I've worked with over the last ten years since I became an open-source maintainer myself and the last six years I spent working on Serenity/JS.

This is not that surprising, to be fair. After all, have you ever met any of the people maintaining the open-source libraries and frameworks that your work depends on?

Well, in my case, this was about to change.