"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.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Meet Michael Bolton in Bangalore Tester Meet

Hi Reader,

Michael Bolton has been traveling to India quite often these days. Here is an opportunity for you to meet him at Bangalore Tester's Meet.

Michael has played a pivotal role in inspiring testers worldwide to better their skills and is on the verge of creating more passionate and skilled testers. A meet has been planned in Bangalore where he can meet as many testers as possible and help them to better their skills. Bangalore, is one potential place in the world which attracts investment from the western world.

India is a growing potential market where we will run out of skills to produce the products that we would want to use. Let's start thinking about skills hereafter, just in case if we have not been doing so far.

People like Shrini Kulkarni from iGate, Mahantesh from Hewlett Packard are the early Indians to have caught Michael's attention. In western countries testers meet, share their learning and take away ideas from other testers and overall contribute to the community BUT we have not yet been doing it so far except the conferences.

Some Test Managers at Mindtree Consulting, Bangalore have expressed their interest to offer a place for all the testers to meet. They just need to confirm it with their management before I make that an official news.

I am sure the Mindtree testers are wanting to be leaders of the race of becoming skilled testers and lets catch up with them guys :)

This is an open meet for testers and IT IS FREE. We made it free because we see that in India there are passionate people who are unable to afford costs that the conference puts up. I am sure this is one among the best thing that is going to Indian testing community.

If your destiny is to become a skilled tester, the meet is for you.

Come and discover the skills of testing!

Some Indian testers with whom I have been interacting with have a notion that learning testing is all about learning definitions and terminologies and knowing how to write test cases, test plan and talking about BVA, EQP, COCOMO, Certification.... Ah! To learn all these you need not be a tester, anyone can learn or memorize these things.

Come and discover the skilled side of testing.

The year 2010:

Tester-A meets Tester-B and says "Hey, how are you able to test so well. We both have been studied the same thing from the same books. What differentiates me and you?"

Tester-B says, "Well, from Jan 31 2007, I started attending "Skilled Tester Meet" and those regular meetings, workshops and interaction with so many testers have made me what I am today"

I wish you don't be Tester-A at 2010.

Keep coming back to this post to know the updates and more information on the meet.

You can get in touch with me through pradeep.srajan@gmail.com, if you want me to keep you posted on the information on meet. I am trying to organize things and hence I might have real time information on this.

I shall post a road map, place details and bus routes to help you reach the venue on time.
Get a bunch of your colleagues and help them too to get skilled since you need competition to keep improving your skills :)

See you all there!


Pradeep Soundararajan - http://testertested.blogspot.com - pradeep.srajan@gmail.com - +91-98451-76817

( For non Bangalore city testers, get in touch with me: I can help you organize such meets at your places )

Update: The meet was a great success. Take a look at what Michael Bolton wrote about the meet!


SAT said...

I have been a silent reader of the blog for a quite long time. To be frank, I refer Tester Tested for articles in testing rather than Google .
Its a great news for testers like me that there is an oppurtunity in India for world class testing learning. But guys like me in chennai will be missing the program. I am ready to here the words of Michael Bolton even by spending the money. Do testers in chennai will get a chance?

Thanks in advance

A True Testers who tests as an EndUser.

Pradeep Soundararajan said...


Thanks for your appreciation!

Testers in chennai too can get a chance soon. In the meanwhile, if you would want to organize such a meet, Michael Bolton's and James Bach's student is willing to start off the first meet.

All you need is an inspiration and motivation. You too can do it!

Anonymous said...

Hi Pradeep,

Am a fresher based in an MNC in Pune, passionate about testing. Following your blogs religiously has already given me a place ahead of my peers, nevertheless, i would like to be a better tester through learning. I have learnt a lot through your blogs and continue to do so. Kindly let me know if you have any plans for test meets in Pune, and if i could be of any help in organising the same.


Pradeep Soundararajan said...


The e-mail I have sent to you contains how I can be of help to you in organizing this. Another blog reader of mine is interested to check if a similar thing could happen in Chennai and looks to me that he is already getting things in motion. I am inspired by the energy and I am willing to help you get the "Skilled Testers meet of your city" going on.

Anonymous said...

hi pradeep
yes, michael bolton is awesome. we've met him last year when he came to brazil to do some nice workshop about testing.
hope u guys enjoy and have a nice time with him! he has a lot to contribute to our jobs.
take care.

Anonymous said...

Hi Pradeep,

Can You say in Banglore, When & Where it going to happen?...

Very much eager to attend.

Basically I am in coimbatore but if you say this then I can try my level best to attend it.

Thanks and Regards,

Pradeep Soundararajan said...


I am happy to see your passion. Please write to me if you want to attend the meet.