I was invited to take a MasterClass by the wonderful people at the Ministry of Testing last month. They had a ‘Communities’ theme going on for the month of June 2021 and they loved my talk idea about Leveraging Tech Communities. So we worked around that theme to create a talk on “Grow your Career with Tech Communities”
I had the amazing opportunity to speak at the amazing event that was the WomenTech Global Conference 2021 #WTGC2021. This was a huge event for women in tech, minorities and allies from all over the world
The best part of the event was the interactive platform featuring live ceremonies, keynotes, engaging panels, breakout rooms, country & chapter leader sessions, technical workshops, and networking with face-to-face sessions.
I presented a talk on 8th June, the second day of the conference which was themed as “Inspiration Day”
Realising the power of Tech Communities in professionals’ lives
Learning to participate, volunteer and contribute to Tech Communities
Learning how Tech Communities help Products take their brand forward
How can companies build such powerful user communities and leverage their power
I was glad my session had many listeners from all over the world who not only participated along with their comments in the chat, but also left some amazing feedback!
Not only this, I was also chosen to moderate 2 very interesting Break-room discussions that were based on impromptu questions asked and voted by all participants. In these discussions, we were able to have informal open discussions, ask questions and share our personal experiences on the chosen topic.
I was able to participate in the week long event and hear many amazing speakers talk about a variety of topics relevant to the industry.
Through this event I was able to connect to many amazing people from all over the world and so many amazing women trying to make a positive impact in the world of tech! I hope to stay connected with this wonderful community for years to come.
A special thanks to Anna Radulovski who reached out to me on Linkedin and invited me to speak at this grand event. She conducted the event with so much passion and grace and kept the energy going throughout the week!
Here is the link to a recording of my talk- You will need to create an account to access
It sure is going to be a great event with some awesome talks lined up by internationally renowned speakers.
My talk is going to be about “Adopting a Simplified Risk Based Testing approach” which includes a little bit of a story from my past project and a showcasing how to implement a simplified risk based approach on a new project.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade! None better example of this than the zingy, sweet lemonade under preparation by this awesome community at @Ministry Of Testing , bringing the ‘testing’ flavors of the entire world right to your home!
Despite cancellations of a number of events due to the ongoing pandemic, this community has come back together to create an amazing online event. I am super excited to be speaking at TestBash Home 2020 – the first online software testing conference by Ministry Of Testing. It will begin on the 30th of April 2020 and run for a full 24 hours into the 1st of May 2020, traveling all timezones so that everyone in our truly global testing community can get involved.
I am honored to be a part of such an awesome line-up of speakers. These hours are going to be packed full of interactive sessions including talks, panels, challenges, plus we’ll relive and reflect on some classic TestBash talks.
Thanks to the fantastic organisation and management of our team and the amazing enthusiasm of the attending delegates, Selenium Summit 2018 organised by ATA at Pune on 22nd March 2018 was a huge success! All keynote talks were greatly appreciated and the hands-on workshops also were received well.
My workshop on “Selenium and Cucumber integration for an extended BDD Framework” received overwhelming response from the audience with more than a full house! 🙂
Here is a glimpse into the event and a sneak peek into the workshop too-
Thanks everyone who made this event a grand success!
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!
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 –