"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, October 31, 2012

James Bach Live in India : Hosted by Moolya : December 2012

As James Bach's student and colleague, it is such a proud moment to build a company that within its 2nd year anniversary is able to hire him to help us and fellow Indians be more inspired and challenged.

A lot has changed since James came in 2003 to India. James is definitely more excited to come to India now. He sees there is a lot of potential here, a lot more than what he probably thought existed in 2003. It is not because of me, it is because of you folks. A company is beyond an individual. The stories that James has listened to and experienced over the last  few years about testers in India has convinced him that this is a region of the world to look out that could become a serious competition for value and not just on cost to other countries of the world. About Moolya, too. He was recently in Finland and someone recommended Moolya to him as a good testing services company.

James has published this on his website "India has a lot of testers, almost all of whom are unknown to the Context-Driven School of testing. In recent years, leaders have been emerging. And this is a very exciting development."

There are more and more testers from India gaining international reputation and demonstrating the value they can add and on how par they can think with great thinkers of the testing world. We as Moolya wanted to help more testers from India gain the benefit of James expertise. 

A lot of Indian testers are excited about his visit too. Before the announcement went up the air, a little less than half of the public class seems to have been blocked by companies wanting to send testers in groups. That is how much people want to be sure they make it in. Not everybody is connected to Moolya Facebook page (which already has more than a 1000 likes) and Twitter (which has got more than 500 followers) so I thought I would write this blog post to help you with details.

There are limited seats only. I am hoping you need to act fast if you really want to make it. The cost is 40,000 Rupees + 12.36% service tax. Yeah, yeah, I know what you are thinking. Not if your company sponsors you because they are the ones who are going to be benefited by you benefiting from this class.

Hurry and don't delay - Register!. Send your registration to sales@moolya.com and payment in advance is compulsory to confirm. Mark December 3rd and 4th for James Bach Live. 

Unleash the true tester hiding in you and if you need help, James can. 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

In memory of Ola Hylten

In Oredev 2008, a stylish young man talked to me about testing and he turned out to be Ola Hylten. We struck a connection right from our first conversation and we started feeling friends. The conversation went online once the conference was over. We built mutual respect for each other. So much that we were thrilled to meet again last year November.

Ola invited me home and he drove me to his home and dropped back at the hotel. I had a great dinner at his home and he was asking if he could be the first member of Moolya - Sweden, when it happens. His home is such a wonderful place and it may no longer be the same. I met with his 2 wonderful daughters, his girl friend and his brother. It is still in my eyes, the 3 hours I spent in his home.

Ola was Ola, a fun guy to hang out with. He and I mostly spoke about testing and our community. He cared for our community and its betterment as much as everyone of us who is serious about it does. He was respected by everybody with whom he interacted. I could experience it.  We had several email conversations and moments of laughter, mutual respect, sharing the frustration and happiness. He was so proud to be a part of making Lets Test conference. He told me several times about how much it makes him feel good and great.

My heart is unable to handle this news that he is no longer with us. I would have hugged him in 2 weeks but that won't happen now. I am going to miss you Ola. You should not have made me write a post in memory of you but you did it.

Ola lived a great life, personally and professionally, too. He showed all of us what passion to testing meant. He has now silently ejected himself out of this world.

I am unable to handle this pain Ola. I will miss you.