One of the benefits of Weekend Testing is that we also get feedback from the organizations providing the apps to test. This was shared with me after the session:
I was amazed with the passion of your team to testing and new technologies and tried to stay on track on the way to the way to the airport. I carefully read all the comments and feedback and appreciate them a lot. All the members did a great job, and it will help us to improve Ubertesters user experience for sure.
Additionally, Ubertesters contacted me and asked if I'd be willing to share this with the Weekend Testing community, and those who are part of this "passionate" group of testers. I said I'd be happy to.
'Would you like to become part of a global testing provider and join Ubertesters team (http://ubertesters.com/)?
Ubertesters is announcing enrollment to their team for testers who are passionate about testing, want to take part in various interesting projects and make some money in the process. For more details, please, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.'
To those who would like to follow up with Ubertesters, a favor. If you do, please mention you are coming to them via Weekend Testers. I can't guarantee that that will give you a better chance of getting in on what they are looking to do, but judging from the feedback and the direct request, I'd say the odds are pretty good ;).
Again, thanks to all who participate in these monthly events. Your energy and enthusiasm is what makes them worthwhile and fun to do. Additionally, as I hope the above illustrates, it's noticed.