"Some birds aren't meant to be caged, their feathers are just too bright"- Morgan Freeman, Shawshank Redemption. This blog is from one such bird who couldn't be caged by organizations who mandate scripted software testing. Pradeep Soundararajan welcomes you to this blog and wishes you a good time here and even otherwise.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

tested a new conference in India for software testers #tested

Isn't it so awesome that we announce a conference 3 weeks before it is going to happen? We made http://test-ed.in live just couple of hours ago and announced the new conference for software testers in India. We made all background work much before we did the announcement. The venue, speakers, event organizing, badge-tags for 600 people and much more secret stuff.

However, what we don't yet know is if we can get 600 people in 3 weeks. The pricing is definitely something that people can afford. I went back to starting fresh out of college and asked if I could afford it then and when the answer was yes, is when we moved ahead with the pricing of INR 500 or USD 9. A full day conference with world class style for USD 9, can you believe that?

Moolya can make it happen. The program is designed in such a way that there is enough time for the audience to contribute and question people like James, Rahul and others. We have a dedicated one hour open season for people to ask questions and topics close to their heart or what is burning them down. With a collective 600 brains, we believe we would get a better understanding of how we can help someone solve the problem.

I have been to great conferences (like Oredev) and pathetic conferences whose names are not worth mentioning. So, I'd like to aim for being Oredev but I know there is lot more we need to do to get there. However, I don't need to be Oredev, I need to be test-ed. This conference will have plenty of things that makes coming to this conference beneficial to the community.

We are going to gather test ideas from the 600 people who are going to attend this conference (look at the confidence in me, 600 people in 3 weeks) and are going to collate and open source them.

James Bach is going to be doing this awesome talk on I serve by doubting - the rise of the Indian thinking tester. I bet, James has not done this talk ever before and it is going to be awesome. For a lot of people wanting to meet James Bach, this will be a great experience. He is going to talk for 2 hours + be available during the open season where people can ask any question to James, me or other panelist.

For some testers, some cool ones, we are going to give away James Bach autographed (signed) Lessons Learned in Software Testing books or if people are bringing their own Buccaneer Scholar books, they could get it signed by James Bach.

Rahul Verma is an awesome presenter. His background is theater and he is a performing artist when he speaks about testing and his experiences. We know that every person who has heard of Rahul Verma is going to register.

Then comes me, the super hero :P (well, did you read it super-ego?). I am going to be talking how I know I am a good tester and what fists I use when testing that most others don't.

The Indian testers are slowly being recognized worldwide. This is important for Indian IT and Indian Testing services industry to grow more reputable and credible. We want to celebrate that and help more testers to do better. Moolya is one such company that can make it happen. Welcome to test-ed. Your own! Now, read through the awesome website and if you like every bit of the website, give your kudos to Mohan Panguluri, CEO, Moolya who was the sole person who weaved this site to give so much life to it. Tweet, Instagram, Linkedin, Facebook with hashtag : #tested

Register and spread the word.