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.

Below was the planned agenda and talks for the day.IMG_20170701_110713

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
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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

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

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

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! ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is a peek into the event —

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Cheers

Nishi

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Here is a peek into the highlights of the day –

ATAGG2015
ATAGG2015

Cheers,

Nishi

Practical Session on Playing Innovation Games @MetricStream

Agile needs continuous improvement and innovation , and we are striving for the same at my new workplace MetricStream, Bangalore. As a part of that, I was invited to conduct a session on some practical and easily adoptable agile practices.
Well what better than Innovation Games for that !
So we went ahead and did a 3-part practical training exercise session wherein not only did we learn about the Agile workflow , the basics on innovation games and how they fit into Agile , but also conducted practical group exercises with sample scenarios and user stories.

It was a great experience and received quite well. The participants were encouraged to take back the learning to their own scrum teams and try out the fun and quick games for conducting various Agile ceremonies.

Here is a glimpse into the training room :

Playing Innovation Games
Playing Innovation Games
Playing Innovation Games
Playing Innovation Games
Playing Innovation Games
Playing Innovation Games
Playing Innovation Games
Playing Innovation Games

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