The day finally arrived when I had the opportunity to conduct a full-day workshop in the beautiful Hotel Village Changi @Singapore on 16th June 2017, organised by 1.21GWs.
The workshop was titled “Applied Agile Testing” and was designed specifically to bring in practical agile knowledge to software testers looking for answers to their software testing dilemmas in agile teams. The agenda also included practical work, team exercises and a hands-on agile testing project with testing a live web application in sprints format. We focused on lean documentation and exploratory testing and each participant had a chance to bring out their keen testing skills and find the best bugs!
The audience was a good mix of people from different domains and varying skills and levels of experience. We had great questions and discussions during the day, enjoyed the networking over coffee and lunch, and an amazing response from the delegates. The team exercises and live project were a big hit! I received amazing feedback about the session, the topics and conduct and specially for the project.
Here are a few glimpses from the day –
We also gave out hand-outs and certificates to all attendees for participation in the event issues by 1.21GWs-
Our delegate Mr. Rajesh Thomas from Semiconductor Technologies & Instruments was kind enough to share his feedback – here in his own words—
“It was a wonderful workshop we had and it indeed helped me to learn on applying testing and its technique in Agile. The topics was very well arranged which helped us to sail gradually to the core subject. The techniques taught and applying sprint on real time project did help us to understand better”
More feedback by delegates –>
It was a great experience and Singapore being the wonderful and welcoming place that it is offered us lots of love and appreciation! Hope to get there back again soon!! 🙂 🙂
I organised and hosted the 13th ATA Meetup at Bangalore which was held on Saturday- 13 May 2017 at Coviam Technology office – HSR Layout. The event was a big success owing to the great support of the volunteering team @CoviamTech as well as the great talks by all the speakers. The day saw a huge turnout with a full house at the venue, and great participation and questions by the attendees.
CEO of Coviam Mr. Deepak Nachnani gave an introductory talk , followed by the below talks-
Shrinathacharya L M. (Shrinath) from Allscripts
Thick and Thin Lines in Choosing Mobile Test Cloud Environment
Mr. Sundaresan Krishnaswami from Coviam
Ms.Felicia Kartika from Blibli.com, Indonesia
Successful strategies to testing Microservices architecture
Mr Santhosh GS from Allscripts
Machine learning telepathy for Shift Right approach of testing
Deepthi from Coviam
Delegates appreciated all the sessions, and had the opportunity to network over tea and lunch sponsored by Coviam at the end of the sessions.
CP-MAT certificates were also distributed in a felicitation ceremony for the candidates who cleared the course last month.
Over all the day was a great success, and ATA looks forward to such an awesome response every month at our meetups!
I organised and hosted the ATA 12th Meetup last Saturday 25th March 2017 @Moolya software, Bangalore. The event saw good participation from many enthusiastic testers and some insightful talks by great speakers. We had talk on
>>Problem solving techniques: An attempt to apply ideas across disciplines — by Ajay Balamurugadas, Tyto Software (Creators of Sahi)-
>>Behavior Driven Development – What, Why and How – from a tester’s perspective — by Mr. Vinay Krishna, Agile Technology Coach
>>Challenges of Agile for a Manager — by Preeth Pandalay, Techno Agilist, Agile Coach, Trainer
>>Create 100 mindmaps in 1 minute (demo) — by Dharamalingam K – Moolya Software
The event was a great success owing to the awesome speakers and the amazing discussions and questions by the participants. We hope to continue these meetups and bring the community together with more such open events!
I was recently invited to speak at the World Quality Summit 2017 organised by UNICOM at The Leela Palace, Bangalore. The event saw attendees from many teams from Pune, Gurgaon and the city itself who participated in the Quality Olympiad. It was a good mix of audience and lots of interesting talks and discussions during the sessions.
I spoke on the Practical risks in Agile teams and Ways how testers can help build-in continuous quality in Agile projects.It was a great experience, met some great people and enthusiastic teams and got awarded the Thought leadership Certificate by UNICOM!
uTest is the most wonderful community of testers from across the globe where passionate testers connect, network, discuss, learn and of course – Test!
uTest recently initiated a drive to have meetups across the globe and a result of that was the first ever uMeet organised at Bangalore. It was a fun and wonderful event where utesters shared their stories and journeys with uTest. I too got a chance to speak on my favorite topic of Agile testing and discussing practical agile testing challenges.
Thanks a lot to the organiser Yamini and her friends who chipped in with the setup. It was great meeting the people we know in the community, some of whom are really rising the ranks in uTest. I sure hope to continue my journey with uTest and now Applause.com writing for the forums and also doing some happy testing!
ATA strives to spread knowledge about agile testing and aims to create and nurture a community of agile testers by organising events like conferences, contests and meetups. ATA meetups are free open events which bring testers together for thought provoking talks, discussions and networking opportunities to passionate testers in the area.
18th February 2017 was a great day with the 11th ATA meetup organised in Bangalore courtesy the wonderful team at Epsilon. ATA community got together at the Epsilon venue for some good discussions and talks, one of them being mine!- on the topic “Agile vs Traditional Testing”. Other speakers who graced the occasion were Shanthala and her team from Epsilon talking about “Campaign Testing” and Amit Vyas from Moolya talking about “Client side Performance Testing”.
Here are some pictures from the day-
Stay updated at www.agiletestingalliance.org for upcoming meetups and events. We are looking for volunteers and organisers for our next events, and also reach me in case you have ideas to present on our next meetup!
I had the chance to partner with UNICOM recently to help plan out a new event called NFTCon 2016 (Bangalore)- i.e.Non Functional Testing Conference 2016.
It was a niche idea for a one-of-its kind event catering specifically to non-functional testing, with main focus on Performance , Security & Usability testing along with Accessibility and Reliability testing. It was designed to be a 2-day event with 2 tracks on each day, with many great speakers, some wonderful round table talks and a zealous audience.
I was also felicitated by the nice team at UNICOM for my contribution to the event and chairing one of the tracks. It was such a nice gesture and kind words, I thank the team for their efforts and I look forward to our next association pretty soon! 🙂
I recently received an invite to the prestigious event STeP-IN Summit 2016, since my training company was one of the Gold sponsors of the event. It is an annual event organized in Bangalore by the STeP-IN Forum, and the workshops also extended to the cities of Hyderabad and Pune where the forum has its local chapters.
The event was a full-house with 400 delegates, 35 speakers and meet and greet sessions. Though I happened to attend only one day of the 2-day event, it was a great experience listening to some amazing keynote speakers and talks. One talk by Mr. Wolfgang Platz from Tricentis on ‘Ninja or Samurai? The Art of War and the Future of Testing‘ was an definitely an eye opener into the future of our industry. The event also saw some excited participants from across the country for the Automation Contest where the best minds came together to live up to the challenge.
I also had a chance to attend a pre-conference workshop on Exploratory Testing by Ajay Balamurugadas, which was a good hands-on session on practical aspects of testing.
When I heard about the ATA-Global Gathering event happening in Bangalore , I was super-excited to be a part of it! So, I sent my proposal to Nitesh from UNICOM and Tushar from ATA who are both great at organizing such great events. They liked it and voila! I was in the Speakers list on the site 🙂 check it out –
My session went great and was very well received by the audience. We talked about Gamification of Agile teams and had some awesome volunteers playing fun games with us. The audience was totally engaged in the session and we got great feedback! 🙂 🙂 Here is a peek into the highlights of the day –