Future Talks

Panel Discussion

Stay Ahead of the Curve – Integrating QA with DevOps

Date: 3rd May 2023

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Description: DevOps and QA have evolved to become more integrated and collaborative due to the increasing demand for faster software releases. DevOps emphasizes automation, continuous delivery, and rapid feedback, while QA has shifted to a more integrated approach with a focus on testing early and often. Today, organizations have embraced the DevOps-QA handshake as a cultural shift that brings together development, operations, and QA teams to continuously improve software quality and delivery. Looking forward, key trends including AI-powered testing, automation as a norm, and shift-left testing frameworks are likely to shape the next decade. But the question is, how can you stay ahead of the curve and ensure your organization is well-positioned to take advantage of these opportunities? Join this panel discussion as we discuss, the evolution of QA over the last decade, the critical handshake between DevOps & QA to sail through the current market demands and how to stay ahead of the curve with the changing tech trends

Past Talks

Guest Speaker

Effective ways of using BDD concept for Testing

Date: 23rd & 24th October 2021

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Description: In this talk, Giridhar will be sharing his experience with BDD concepts & Testing and how both are different. You will also learn about some of the best practices to use the BDD concepts in your team more efficiently and know how effective test automation can help you to deliver your product faster. You will also be learning about the different Cucumber features that can help your team to collaborate and automate the acceptance criteria. You will also be seeing a live demo on how the test automation and the process are integrated together in an Azure Release pipeline.

Guest Speaker

Cucumber – Make The Most

Date: 21 August 2021

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Description: Are you new to Cucumber or using it for a long time and looking to know about the best practices to implement Cucumber concepts? In this talk, Giridhar is going to share his experience of using Cucumber throughout his career. He will demo some of the best practices and features (right from basics to advanced) that you can adopt while writing the Gherkin scenarios. Later he will demo each feature cucumber offers and how you can leverage it in a real-time scenario. This session is not limited only to testers, but any stakeholders who implement or planning to implement Behaviour Driven Development (BDD) can join well.

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Why should we adopt “Continuous Testing”?

Date: 5 June 2021

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Description: Today, organisations across the globe, prefer to deliver their products much faster and bug-free. They follow several SDLC like Agile where the delivery happens in a short period and much faster. When the delivery happens at that pace, the testing assets should also be capable enough to go along that pace. Manual testing and simple automated testing concepts can’t help in these scenarios to identify the bugs in much earlier stages. We need to start thinking about advanced testing concepts of implementing the test automation strategies, like Continuous Testing to help to keep up the pace and quality of our STLS.

In this talk, Giridhar is going to take you to understand the concepts of real-time implementation of Continuous Testing and how to implement it using modern DevOps tools.

Guest Speaker

Continuous Testing – Here is what you need to know!

Date: 6 February 2021

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Description: Organisations across the globe have started adopting new and faster ways to deliver their products to the end-users. One of the fastest ways to boost their delivery is via enhanced & tools and frameworks they use in their SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle). They prefer more agility and modernise their tools which help them with the high build quality, faster testing process and reliable delivery pipelines.

Software Testing Life Cycle (STLC) plays an important role to deliver the product bug-free. But, how to cope up with the faster delivery methods that the modern concepts suggest? From this talk, you will learn about what is continuous testing and how to use it in an efficient way across various levels of the STLC. You will also come to know about how to choose the right set of tests to run when to make the delivery cycle faster. There will be a demo on pipeline setups with different open source and commercial products for you to get familiarise on the concept.

Guest Speaker

Testing With DevOps

Date: November 2020

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Description: The fast-growing digital era has challenged many organisations to make their products faster and more reliable. DevOps practices are keen to speed up this process and make the product more trustworthy. So, we have our guest speaker to take us through the nuts and bolts of this hottest trend in the software industry.

Guest Speaker

Professional tips for article writing

Date: 27 August 2020

Description: In this information age, the way we communicate our thought process matters a lot. We can communicate in many ways ethically, but writing is one of the proven methods that we use for centuries now. In this talk, Giridhar will share his thoughts on how to write an effective article that everyone loves to read. Additionally, the audience will learn about how to practice themselves to structure a book and author it more informative before they publish one. Also, a couple of simple best practices that everyone should know before they kick start to write their first article/book.

Guest Speaker

Get started with Cypress!

Date: 20 June 2020

Description: I am joining with Retarget Common team to conduct a crash course on Cypress to help the testers who lost their jobs during COVID-19 pandemic to develop their skills with Cypress which will add value to their career.

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Guest Speaker

Web Accessibility: An Approach Towards Inclusive Design!

Date: 11 June 2020

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Guest Speaker, Co-Organiser, EA:QA, Norwich for Modern Web Apps

Date: 14 May 2020

Description: is a next-generation front end testing tool built for modern web applications. During this talk, we will discuss and deep-dive into using tool and see how it can help us in solving the E2E challenges, perform effective testing we face in our day-to-day activities and how the tool fits seamlessly in DevOps. We will also see a demonstration on the tool, test framework and effective ways to run the tests from pipeline.

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Guest Speaker, QA in London, London

TestProject – Free Test Automation For All

Date: 7 May 2020

Description: TestProject is a first of its kind community-powered test automation platform designed for agile teams! It is built on top of leading open source tools (Selenium & Appium), supports all major operating systems, and enables every software team to test Web, Android and iOS apps, effortlessly.

Everything, absolutely for free!

The key take away from this webinar is that you will get to know one of 2020’s most powerful Test Automation Tools, that is tipped to revolutionise the way testers work today.

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Guest Speaker, ng-conf, Online

Comparing Testing Tools: Cypress -vs- Selenium

Date: 28 April 2020

Description: When it comes to test automation, there are many tools to consider. Among the most popular are Cypress and Selenium, but which tool is best suited for YOUR testing needs?

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Guest Speaker, Ministry of Testing – NottsTest, Nottingham with Giridhar Rajkumar

Date: 01 April 2020

Description: is a next-generation front end testing tool built for modern web applications. During this talk, we will discuss and deep-dive into using tool and see how it can help us in solving the E2E challenges, perform effective testing we face in our day-to-day activities and how the tool fits seamlessly in DevOps. We will also see a demonstration on the tool, test framework and effective ways to run the tests from pipeline.

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Guest Speaker, London SDET Meetup, London

WebDriverIO v5 on Cloud by SDETs

Date: 12 March 2020

Description: A talk on how WebDriverIO v4 is different from V5, how we can develop test scripts that can execute directly in the BrowserStack with different browsers and versions.

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Guest Speaker, Norfolk Developers Ltd Meetup, Norwich

Balance of Continuous Testing in DevOps

Date: 4 September 2019

Description: Software Development in this modern era has evolved a lot. They focus more on the faster delivery of the product perspective and hence the teams started following the culture of DevOps which emphasis the adherence of the Continuous Delivery process.

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Guest Speaker, NSTSC 2019, London

BDD For A Successful Transformation

Date: July 2019

Description: Many organisations across the globe are moving towards the transformation phase now. The transformation may include Digital, Agile or other types. In this talk, we will learn how BDD will be helpful for a successful transformation from the organisation level. We will see about the three factors – Collaborate, Common Language and Agility that influence the victory of transformation and how to achieve it.

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Motivation Speaker, SRCAS, Coimbatore

Software Testing in Digital Era

Date: 28 June 2019

Description: I was invited as a Chief Guest for an event to talk about Software Testing in the Digital Era to empower women students to the latest digital technologies for software testing.

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