GATE is the German Agile Testing and Exploratory Workshop. It is a low budget, non-profit peer workshop. This means that we might split expenses for the location and commodities equally among the participants (probably below € 100). Every participant will take care of the remaining costs for her- or himself, e.g. travel, lunch.
The workshop takes place about once a year in changing locations all over the German speaking countries (Germany, Austria and Switzerland). The language depends on the workshop participants. It might be German all day, but if we have international contribution, we might decide to hold the workshop in English.
If you are interested in the format, there have been quite a few of these peer workshops in the testing space recently. Here are some pointers: