Call for Proposals
Agile Testing Alliance (ATA) wants to invites industry practitioners to conduct and facilitate practical agile testing dojos / workshops / sessions at Agile Testing Alliance’s Global Gathering (ATAGG) 2014.
We invite industry experts and real agile practitioners to share their experience and expertise on practical agile & agile testing methods, techniques, processes, mindset, tools, physiology, science and art through a hands-‐on interactive session (coding, testing, games, exercises & case studies) of either 1 or 2 hours.
Download practitioner’s proposal deck here. Download practitioner’s proposal form here. Fill in the proposal form and send it across to firstname.lastname@example.org
Your topic stands a good chance for selection if
* the topic is unique and compelling
* your proposal clearly states the learning objectives
* the topic is delivered in a hands-on practical fashion
* the topic is relevant to the overall conference theme
* you have stated in details of how you are going to run the session
Agile and agile testing industry has matured and moved beyond basics. Hence we strongly discourage practitioner to pick up basic topics. Industry is ready for more advanced and practical topics than just theory. Couple of topics which industry wants to hear on are Disruptive Testing, Agile Requirements And Estimation, Agile Release Planning and Contracting, Agile Testing Strategies, Independent Agile Testing (is it even possible?), Agile Testing Tools, Test First & Test Driven Development, Acceptance Test Driven Development, Big Data Testing, Cloud Testing, Mobile Testing, Non-functional Testing in an agile project etc…
*We strongly discourage tool authors from hijacking the conference to pitch their company, services or products.
Masa Kevin Maeda
Founder and CEO of Valueinnova LLC, an Agile Project Management mentoring, coaching, consulting and training company based in Silicon Valley, and with of Offices in 4 countries. With 25 years of solid experience, he is the creator of Lean Value Innovation; a Senior consultant for the Agile Project Management practice of the Cutter Consortium in Boston Massachusetts; and teacher of Value Innovation at the University of California at Berkeley extension.
Masa has provided lean-agile services to customers from Fortune100 to Startups in 12 countries in diverse industries such as Financial, Software development, IT, Airline, Telecommunications, Health, Online services, and Education.
Schalk Cronje's experience in the software industry spans three decades and has spoken and taught on various software delivery techniques in the UK, USA, India and South Africa. He has been an early adopter of test-driven design and development at all levels of testings and has applied TDD in many programming languages and on various platforms. One specific library he can recall is still in daily usage and is used in scanning millions of emails world-wide, yet the customer defect rate is less than one per year, all which can be attributed to TDD.
He has been responsible for many a complex product roll-outs where continuous integration and continuous deployment have been the key. He does not consider TDD to be a useful technique, but the absolute key to competitive and agile delivery in this age of globalization.
Ashish has over 19 years of experience in software testing, development, corporate training and public domain training. Over the period he has worked on number of projects as Account Manager, Test Manager, Programmer and Tester. His core expertise lies in Manual Testing, Test Automation and Test Management. He has been an early adopter of Selenium and has been able not only provide successful implementations using Selenium but also help in its propagation.
He is the executive member of the Indian Testing Board (ITB) and founder memebr of the Agile Testing Alliance (ATA). He belongs to the group of respectable innovators in the area of processes consulting and automation testing.
Parimala Hariprasad spent her youth studying people and philosophy. By the time she got to work, she was able to put those learnings to help train skilled testers. She has worked as a tester for close to 12 years in domains like CRM, Security, e-Commerce and Healthcare. Her expertise lies in test coaching, test delivery excellence and creating great teams which ultimately fired her as the teams became self-sufficient. She has experienced the transition from Web to Mobile and emphasizes the need for Design Thinking in testing.
She frequently rants on her blog, Curious Tester
. She tweets at @CuriousTester
and can be found on LinkedIn
. She currently serves as Delivery Director at PASS Technologies.
Siddhartha started his career as a Tool Developer and was involved in development of in-house automation test frameworks. He was also main contributor for in-house tools that focused on cross-browser automation testing & test data management. Worked in various technologies like Java, Ruby, Selenium, C Sharp, coded-UI.
Currently working as a Quality Analyst at Thoughtworks. He is passionate about exploring technologies & tools. And he aspires to be a technologist in future.
S R V Subrahmaniam
Subrahmaniam is an Agile transformation consultant with 16+ years in software industry, nearly half of that leading and coaching Agile teams. Has been part of enterprise-wide Lean-Agile adoption initiatives, focusing on organizational change management, process definition and evangelizing technical practices.
Subrahmaniam (Subbu) is working with Altimetrik as Principal Consultant - Agile, based out of Chennai. In his previous role as a Test Program Manager, he has set-up and innovated in Agile Testing related processes.
Praveen is a Technical Consultant at Daon Inc., in the field of Biometrics. He has worked on some of the niche biometric projects of the world including one of the most ambitious projects of India – AADHAAR. Praveen holds an M.S degree in Electrical Engineering, from Wichita State University, Kansas USA.
He is also currently the Chairman of the Development Committee of YogaKshema Rehabilitation & Wellness Center in India and also one of its Trustees. Through YogaKshema, Praveen conducts workshops on ANTs (Automatic Negative Thoughts), Mind Training, Stress Management and Mindful Living.
Krishna Kumar started his career 10 years ago as a Software tester, of which the last 5+ years has been with ThoughtWorks
Technologies. He has worked on a variety of technologies including Java, Ruby, C#, QTP, Selenium, WebDriver, Sharepoint.
And domains including Email, Travel, Retail, Payments, Cloud Engineering etc. His consulting experience includes consulting with banks and stock exchange to name a few.
Devi Sridharan started her career as Automation Engineer, and currently associated with LinkedIn. She has quiet a bit of exposure to the agile methodologies. She is passionate about exploring new technologies & tools. Test automation has been her favorite so far.
She has tried her hands on responsive test automation, Infrastructure automation in addition to functional test automation. With 4+ years experience, she is still exploring testing to its fullest.
Having graduated from IIT Delhi and having worked in the IT industry for over 15 years, Ratish's true passion lies in helping people internalise skills which help them grow to their full potential. He believes that the seeds of greatness are within every individual - sometimes they need someone to help them nurture the same.
He is now a full time soft skills trainer, a coach and a business owner - inspiring and leading others in a meaningful direction. His trainings are more of a hands-on practical display, using role plays, case studies, videos etc. to help people imbibe soft skills and gain confidence in dealing effectively with people and problems.
Arunkumar Khannur, with 28+ years of experience in IT Industry, is an evolved IT Professional who is having expertise in Software Testing, Process Management and Improvement, Project Management, Internationally reputed Software Testing Guru, India’s Noted Software Testing Authority, and Author. He played a crucial role He is also an ISO- TickIT Lead Auditor (IRCA Certified, SGS UK) Author.
He provides advisory, consulting, and training services in India, China, Russia, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Argentina, Malaysia, Indonesia, Slovenia, and also, to UNIDO - United Nations Industrial Development Organization. At present, he is Chairman and CEO of ISQT Process and Consulting Services Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore.
Mahesh Varadharajan is an Agile transformation consultant with 7+ years in software industry, nearly 5 years in leading and coaching Agile teams. He has been part of enterprise-wide Agile adoption initiatives, focusing on organizational change management, process definition, scaling agile and evangelizing mindset and cultural change.
Mahesh is currently working with Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTS) as an Agile Consultant based out of Chennai. Mahesh has a Cross-domain IT expertise coaching Fortune 500 companies across projects in BFSI, Telecom & Automotive businesses to optimize their solution delivery.