Meeting James Bach at The Test Tribe Meetup @Bangalore

I got the opportunity to meet and listen to the test expert we all look up to – Mr. @James Bach at @The Test Tribe Community meetup organized at Bangalore on 23 June 2019.

It was a great talk by him on the topic ‘Testing vs Checking’ where he discussed the finer nuances of the testing craft and how automated checks are more explicit and fixed than the human brain and the thought process of a real tester.

Apart from the great content, I also observed and loved the presentation style, the ingenuity, the spontaneity, and the interspersed humor! His true passion for testing and the sheer amount of experience shines through each spoken word. We learn a lot just from being in the same room with such experts.

I tried my hands at #sketchnotes for the first time, trying to capture the gist of his talk.

Here is a glimpse into the event-

It sure was an awesome experience and a day well spent! I look forward to meeting him again and getting an opportunity to learn from him!

Cheers!

ATA Bangalore 19th Meetup hosted @Coviam – Event Round Up

I, representing Agile Testing Alliance, organised and hosted the 19th ATA meetup @Bangalore on 28th July 2018 in association with CovaimTech . The event was themed as “The Future of Testing” and was aimed at bringing awareness on new trends in the world on agile, testing and devops.

Mr. Manoj Kumar Vijayaragavan (VP of QA Engineering, Coviam) gave an introductory talk about QA practices and technologies used at Coviam. We had speakers from Coviam present enlightening talks on topics like “Deployments at Scale” by Ankit Tripathi (DevOps Engineer) and “Integrating Microservices for continuous testing” by Viswanatha Reddy (Senior SDET, Coviam) , which were highly appreciated.

We also introduced for the first time in this meetup, the concept of Lightening talks, wherein we opened registrations for any interested delegate to take the stage and present any idea for a short 10-minute duration. This idea got two speakers Mr. SarathKumar M.V. presenting on Microsoft Azure testing capabilities and Mr. Rakesh Reddy talk about “Accessibility Testing Strategy”. The short and crisp talks brought out valuable discussions and garnered interest from the audience.

Our gracious hosts @Coviam had arranged for tea and we had a brief networking break.

Our third speaker was Ms. Bhavani Sruti from Moolya who presented a hands on session on Mobile App Performance Testing, wherein we engaged the audience in performing some tests on their own mobiles first-hand and explaining the various performance parameters for mobile apps.

The last segment of the meetup was the Agile Games. I along with Mr. Nagesh Deshpande from Cynosure had planned some quiz questions, and Pictionary words to play amongst the delegates divided into teams. The audience had the chance to win ATA goodies, and the teams were awarded with goodie bags! The delegates had loads of fun playing the games and thus the event ended on a high note!

Thus ending the event, we took part in lunch arranged, and discussing various other interesting ATA events coming up soon.

Here are a few glimpses of the event-

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Looking forward to organising many more such events to encourage and bring together the testing community!

Cheers

Nishi

 

Guest Talk @ ETMarlabs meetup for EUROSTAR 2017 #magicoftestinginindia

I was invited to present a guest talk at the meetup organised by ET Marlabs team for EUROSTAR 2017 on 9th Sep 2017- being the first of its kind in India and I gladly obliged! Presented a talk on Agile Manifesto and its learning for keen testers and answering our dilemmas in agile testing. The talk was very well received and brought out some great discussions with the participants. I was accompanied by another guest speaker Mr. Vinay Krishna who spoke about Behavior Driven Development BDD framework using Cucumber which was a very informative session too.

The team at ET Marlabs had also organised some great activities, testing relay game and quiz for the participants which brought out their testing minds and enthusiasm , which was well rewarded too! I would like to thank them for their kind invitation and would encourage them to organise and participate in more such community events!

Have a glimpse here –

http://highonblog.com/teamstar-2017-the-magic-of-testing-meetup-in-india/ 

ATA community growing with yet another awesome meetup hosted on 1st July @Allscripts Bangalore

I organised and hosted the ATA 14th Meetup Bangalore @Allscripts Bangalore on 1st July 2017 Saturday, which saw a great turnout of keen testers and agile enthusiasts from various companies. We had a great line-up of speakers, including Dr. Shankar Ramamoorthy who is a noted speaker and has led Keynote talks at GTR Pune 2017 too.

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All talks were appreciated by the audience and were followed by interesting Q&A sessions and discussions. We also felicitated some CP-MAT awardees with certificates and goodies, and speakers were also presented with token of appreciation certificates.

It is great to see the community expanding and so many passionate testers coming together for such meetups and events for knowledge sharing , learning and networking.

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Hope to continue this effort with help and support from corporates like @Allscripts.

Great thanks!

Nishi

A huge success at the 13th ATA Bangalore Meetup @CoviamTech

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
and
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 Usability Testing

Delegates appreciated all the sessions, and had the opportunity to network over tea and lunch sponsored by Coviam at the end of the sessions.

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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!

Thanks

Nishi

ATA 12th Meetup @Moolya software, Bangalore

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!

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Happy Testing!

Nishi

Guest Speaker at the first ever uTest Meetup @Bangalore!

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!

Here’s a sneak peak for you!

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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