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
Conferences, events and meetups are all things I enjoy. I have been an organizer, speaker & presenter, host and volunteer at many events. When 2020 started, I had big hopes and plans of travelling to speak at multiple international events and also had a few local Bangalore events lined up. But the world had to face a pandemic and everything came to a screeching halt.
As many of you, I was disheartened too. But I still hoped for things to get better, thinking we might get to some of the events at least. Things are different now. We now know that this lifestyle is here to stay. We have been working, learning, recruiting, networking and meeting remotely and might have to continue to do so for a while.
But where does this put the life of a ‘speaker’ – someone who enjoys speaking, being invited to attend and talk at events?
Well, I would like to highlight how I have been pleasantly surprised by the state of our events and their emergence from all the cancellations, losses and hearbreaks!
In the past 6 months, I have spoken at more events I would have normally! I have had the chance to connect with multiple events in various ways and all of them have shown me the resilience of our community.
TribalQonf , STeP-In Summit, Test Leadership Congress 2020
I was invited by Mahesh Chikane to speak at the TribalQonf which was a great opportunity. I presented about Adopting a Risk Based Test Approach and my talk was appreciated for which I am always #grateful !
The event was organised well and I am glad to be a part of this superb round up video along with some awesome speakers!
On top of that I get to present not one but 2 talks!! My topics are
“The What, When & How of Test Automation” 45 mins
In this I will talk about preparing robust automation strategies. Agile means pace and agile means change. With frequent time boxed releases and flexible requirements, test automation faces numerous challenges. Haven’t we all asked what to automate and how to go about the daily tasks with the automation cloud looming over our heads. Here we’ll discuss answers to some of these questions and try to outline a number of approaches that agile teams can take in their selection of what to automate, how to go about their automation and whom to involve, and when to schedule these tasks so that the releases are debt free and of best quality.
“Gamify your Agile workplace” 15 mins
In this I’ll present live some innovation games and have audience volunteers engage and play games based on known scenarios. Let’s Play and learn some useful Innovation Games that can help you gamify your agile team and workplace, making the team meetings shorter and communication more fun!
Both these topics are close to my heart and I am looking forward to sharing my thoughts with a wider audience.
I am also excited to meet all the awesome speakers at the event , as well as get to know the fantastic team of organizers behind this event!
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!