The first ten WOPRs ran from 2003-2008.
Ross Collard and Scott Barber founded WOPR, including Dave Jewell in the first WOPR Announcement. Rob Sabourin and Roland Stens helped organize WOPRs during this period.
Paul Holland established himself as the pre-eminent LAWST-Inspired Workshop facilitator at WOPR3 (taking over from James Bach), and has been the primary facilitator at every WOPR until WOPR23. He has been the lead facilitator at many conferences and workshops, has trained many other facilitators, and has established the highly effective methods for facilitating the workshop we still use today.
Nick Wolfe served as the FU (Facilitator Understudy) at multiple WOPRs during this period.
|WOPR Number||Theme||Content Owner||Dates||Location||Host|
|WOPR1||Forming Trustworthy Conclusions||Scott Barber, Ross Collard and Dave Jewell||October 2-4, 2003||New York City|
|WOPR2||Where and how performance testing made a difference (or failed to make an anticipated difference)||April 15-17, 2004||Palo Alto|
|WOPR3||Experiences with Performance Testing Tools||September 8-10, 2004||Chicago|
|WOPR4||Testing Systems for Robustness||April 2005||San Diego|
|WOPR5||Experiences in High Availability Testing||October 6-8, 2005||Ottawa|
|WOPR6||Evolving Perceptions of Performance Testing||Ross Collard||April, 2006||Mountain View|
|WOPR7||Agile Performance Testing||Julian Harty and Antony Marcano||October 12-14, 2006||Exeter, England|
|WOPR8||Critical Incidents in Effective Performance Testing||Rob Sabourin||April 12-14, 2008||Boston|
|WOPR9||Pushing the boundaries of performance testing tools, or when the performance test tool won't let you do…||September 27-29, 2007||Redmond|
|WOPR10||How can we teach performance testing?||May 1-3, 2008||New York City|