"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.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Conferences & Workshop update : Bangalore, Chennai & Pune

To those in Bangalore, Chennai and Pune, I am here doing some workshops and conferences.

Agile India 2012 - Bangalore : February 17 - 19

First, I am speaking at Agile India 2012. I am presenting a 90 minute workshop on Exploratory Testing the coming Sunday - 19th Feb 2012. There are about 750 registrations so far and this looks very exciting. Kudos to Naresh Jain for pulling things together. Moolya is a sponsor for Agile India 2012 but that is not why I got the speaking slot.

After having consulted for projects that claim to be Agile and seeing people fit scripted testing into a two week sprint, I really want to help them. I also want to help those who are doing exploratory testing, do it better. Am hoping Agile India 2012 would help me do that. Well, of course, I'd end up learning from the participants.

It is going to excited as I am going to be meeting a few people whom I met in Oredev 2011 as well as those with whom I interact online.

Invited talk - Bangalore : February 20 

I am invited by the senior management of a large company to present the Moolya way of testing. As of now, I can't name the company.

Corporate Workshop and Consulting : Pune :  February 23 - 25

My Dear Pune, you keep bringing me there often and I love you. This must be 12/13 workshop in Pune alone for a corporate client of Moolya. I would also be consulting a few teams to help them clear themselves of traps they may be getting into. It's so much Fun. Wanna catch up, drop me a note. 

BugDeBug 2012 - Chennai : March 24 - 25

I am Speaking at Bug deBug Chennai
I am doing a workshop and a talk. This is a conference I personally love because it is affordable for many testers. This is the third time I am invited to BugDeBug and I am probably the only speaker to have been invited all three times this conference has happened. This time it has a great line up of speakers. It has Vipul, Rahul Verma, Ashok T, and Anjan. More speakers to be announced on the website. One of the best line up according to me for India.

The sweet part is, at least half a dozen testers of Moolya are going to attend this conference and participate. Moolya is a silver sponsor for BugDeBug and again that is not why they gave me a speaking slot. 

So catch up with me in Chennai at BugDeBug. BTW, you know who else is doing workshop? Santhosh Tuppad & Rahul Verma on Security and Performance testing respectively. As I said earlier, it is great line up.

NDS (News Digital Service)  : Bangalore : March 29

I was recently a keynote speaker at Yahoo QE conference. It was great to have been there. I love the fact that among the goodies they gave, a plant was one of them. It is now growing well in Moolya office. Thank you Yahoo!

Some testers with whom I worked in the past during my employment who were now in Yahoo were surprised to see me as a keynote speaker at Yahoo conference. Apparently they were shocked but the great part was they appreciated what I had done rather than bringing in their ego. Fortunate to have worked with good heart people and unfortunate they didn't discover my blog for several years.

I am starting to call this talk., "The next generation tester" a legendary one :) Somehow, everybody wants this talk. I mock so much at the current generation testers (in as humorous as I can get) in this talk.

So, NDS is having a QC Fair and I am doing a keynote presentation to address their testing community of about 500 people in Bangalore. Fortunately, they have given me 2 hours time that I plan to make best use of to address problems that people may be facing to achieve their testing goals or question the goal itself :)

So, that's about speaking to at least 1000+ testers in a month. Why wouldn't my life be good? Catch up with me anywhere you are. Drop a note. Figure out my mail id. It is not that hard if you are reading my blog. Register for my Public workshop in Chennai