Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Have you taken the 2017 State of Testing Survey?

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2017 State of Testing Survey organized by QA Intelligence Blog in collaboration with TeaTime With Testers has been launched this month and will end in a week's time. I strongly encourage you to take part in the largest worldwide testing survey. 

More details about the survey can be found here: http://qablog.practitest.com/state-of-testing/ The results have always been enlightening. 

Details about the last year's survey and the survey report can be found here: http://qablog.practitest.com/state-of-testing-2016/

It takes less than ten minutes to fill the survey.
Check it out and help the testing community at large.

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Call for Speakers for two of my favorite conferences in India

Agile Testing Days Asia
Global Testing Retreat

I love both these conferences for the learning, networking opportunities and the people behind these events. They genuinely see these events as an opportunity to help the community and not as a money making opportunity.

Does that mean they provide free tickets?
No, running a conference is not easy. They don't get things for free. So, it is obvious that they use the registration charges to offset the expenses. 

Why do I recommend these two conferences:
  • Respect for individual over designation
    You might be the least experienced in the room but if you have a great idea, it is appreciated and recognized in public without any partiality.
  • Stick to timelinesBefore, during and after the event, if they promise something, they deliver on time.
  • Honest and transparent
    If they say there are 10 registrations, you know that there are 10 +/- 1 registrations. It is not 2 or 20. If there are any goof-ups due to any factors, they openly admit it and give YOU the options to choose instead of forcing an option(read decision) on you.
  • Hard working and humble
    I have learned a lot on how to run a conference smoothly just by observing these two conference committees from close quarters. They don't brag about the effort and the sincerity behind the hard work shows in the success of these events.
  • Good at heart
    I remembered the quote:

    “Remember, people will judge you by your actions not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold but so does a hard-boiled egg.” - Maya Angelou

    These folks are not just good by intentions but their actions are also praiseworthy.
    So, my dear friends - Open the notepad/mind map/notebook and get ready to submit for these conferences. 

    Deadlines to remember:
    Agile Testing Days Asia: December 16, 2016
    http://agiletestingdays.asia/call-for-speakers/

    Global Testing Retreat: February 01, 2017
    https://www.papercall.io/atagtr2017  

Have they paid me to write this? Yes, they have paid me in love, affection and touched my heart. They have my full support.

See you in these conferences. If my paper does not get selected, I will pay the fees and attend :) Anyways, we will meet!

Follow them on twitter: @stepin_forum and @TestingRetreat

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