The huge success of Selenium Summit 2018 – a peek into my day at the grand event

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-

 

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Thanks everyone who made this event a grand success!

-Nishi

 

 

My talk at the UNICOM World Quality Summit 2017, Bangalore

Hello Friends,

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!

Check it out!

 

Cheers

Nishi

11th ATA Meetup – Feb’17 @Epsilon, Bangalore

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!

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Cheers,

Nishi

Awesome day at NFTCon 2016- Great Event and being Awarded by UNICOM!

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! 🙂

Here is a peek into the event —

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Cheers

Nishi

A day well spent at the STeP-IN Summit 2016, Bangalore

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.

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My Session at Agile Testing Alliance Global Gathering- ATAGG 2015 Conference – 9 Oct , Bangalore

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 –

http://atagg.agiletestingalliance.org/speakers.html

The event was wonderful , with some great sessions by Schalk Cronje , Katrina Clokie , a hands-on workshop by Ashish and the best conduct and organization by Tushar Somaiya.

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 –

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ATAGG2015

Cheers,

Nishi

My Session at UNICOM World Business Excellence Summit 2015 – at Bangalore

I recently had the honor of Speaking at the World Business Summit 2015 by UNICOM at Bangalore.

It was a great experience where I not only had the chance to express my views and interact with a great audience, but also had the opportunity to meet some great leaders and like-minded professionals.

Here are a few excerpts from my session:

Topic – “Gamify your Agile Workplace – using Innovation Games”

  • Innovation Games are a set of directed games played by customers or the teams as a means of generating feedback about a product or a service.
  • They are being adopted widely across the agile world because of their visual, fun and effective nature.
  • Various Innovation games have been coined and described which can be used for various aspects and processes of the software development life cycle.

We also had an interactive session wherein we played an Innovation Game with the audience volunteers.

Speaking at World Business Cnference
Speaking at World Business Conference
Conducting an interactive Innovation Game with audience volunteers
Conducting an interactive Innovation Game with audience volunteers
Receiving the honor
Receiving the honor

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Please follow this space for details on Innovation Games and how to effectively use them in an Agile team.

Cheers!

Nishi