Thursday, April 28, 2011

5th NCR Testers Monthly Meet

5th NCR Testers Monthly meet – a full day software testing conference was held on 16th of April at Adobe India in Noida. The meet was attended by more than 250 testers from NCR region. A brainchild of Vipul Kocher, Ajoy Singha and Vipul Gupta, the main objective to start NCRTMM is to build formal/informal platform learning, sharing and solving problems related to software testing. This time the theme of the conference was “Agile and Automation – software testing trends”. The invited speakers included Pradeep Soundararajan of Moolya, Rahul Verma of McAfee and Narayan Raman of Tyto Software from Bangalore. Speakers from NCR included Akhilesh Ghushe and Ajai Jain from Adobe, Vipul Gupta from Impetus, Ramit Manohar from Dell.
Vipul Kocher opened the talk and welcome participants to the conference. Vipul Gupta and Ajoy Singha explained what all the participants could expect from the meet. Akhilesh Ghushe presented a talk on Samvedana as a method of testing. Then Pradeep Soundararajan explained how testers can excel as testers in his talk “Achieving Personal Excellence as a Tester”. Pradeep also mentioned few testers who are doing excellent work in Indian software testing domain.
Vipul Gupta then presented a topic on “Agile and Automation”. He explained how to use automation effectively in agile projects. Participants appreciated the power of automation tool SAHI when Naryan Raman demonstrated some features of SAHI tool in his talk “Automating Web-Apps using SAHI”. He explained the advantages of SAHI as automation tool over the other commercial and non-commercial tools available in market today.
Post lunch, Ramit Manohar advised few best practices that needs to be followed during agile testing. Ramit’s talk “What Not to do when testing in Agile” was well appreciated by the participants. This was followed by Rahul Verma’s talk on “Test Encapsulation - Enabling Intelligent Automated Tests” where he emphasised on the concept of test and code coverage.
Navneet Sharma of Impetus then challenged the participants with difficult to answer audio video quiz. Prizes were distributed on the spot. The last talk of the day was presented by Ajai Jain of Adobe. He explained how test managers can track adhoc testing done by team members in his talk “ATalytics – Adhoc Testing Analytics”. Ajai also emphasised how testers from NCR area are contributing to the testing community. The conference was concluded by thanks giving and closing talk by Gautam Brahma of BizMentor. Organizers thanked speakers and participants for attending the conference. Few participants expressed that NCRTMM 5 was one of the best conferences they have attended so far.
(L-R) Ajay Jain, Ramit Manohar, Navneet Sharma, Vipul Gupta, Narayan Raman, Rahul Verma, Pradeep Soundararajan, Vipul Kocher and Ajoy Kumar Singha
NCRTMM concept is being replicated in 7 cities across India. To get more update on the activities of NCRTMM you can visit or join the google group at 

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

NCR Testers Monthly Meet (NCRTMM - 3)

NCR Testers Monthly Meet (NCRTMM - 3)

Venue - Sopra, Noida.
Date - 12th February 2011, Saturday.

NCR Testers Monthly Meet 3 will be held on 12th February 2011 at Sopra, Noida. 

Tentative agenda -

9.30 AM Registration + Introductions  
10.00 AM Introduction Ajoy Singha, Vipul Gupta, Vipul Kocher
10:30 AM Performance Testing Tool Selection - Sachin Mehra, Impetus
11.00 AM Exploratory Testing  - Sopra
11.30 AM Tea Break  
11:45 PM Key Notes Everyone in the room
12.15 PM Problem on the table  Everyone in the room
1:30 PM Closing Comments - Vipul Gupta
1.35 PM Lunch

Please book your seat at


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

NCR Testers Monthly Meet (NCRTMM - 2)

NCR Testers Monthly Meet (NCRTMM - 2)

Venue - Nextag Software & Services, Building No. 8,

1st Floor, Tower A, DLF Cybercity Phase II, Gurgaon.
Date - 15th January 2011, Saturday.

NCR Testers Monthly Meet 2 was attended by over 60 software testers. Some outlines of the meet  -

9.30 AM - Registration + Introductions
10.00 AM - Introduction by Ajoy Singha, Vipul Gupta, Vipul Kocher
10.15 AM - A word from hosts by Manoj Batra, Nextag
10:30 AM - Q-Patterns - method for reusable test cases by Vipul Kocher
11.00 AM - Innovations in Testing Tools by Vivek Goyal, Microsoft
11.45 AM - Tea Break
12:00 PM - Key Notes by Everyone in the room
12.30 PM - Problem on the table by Everyone in the room
1:30 PM - Closing Comments
1.35 PM - Lunch

Next meet is scheduled to be held in Noida, 12th Feb 2011.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

NCR Testers Monthly Meet (#NCRTMM)

Dear Colleague,

In any profession continuous learning is the sure sign of progress.  For continuous learning,  learning culture has to be in place. The learning culture gets developed either as an individual discipline or as an outcome of organizational environment where learning and application of the learning happens in a seamless manner.

Unfortunately NCR region of India, so far, did not provide many opportunities or platform for inter-organization meetings of Software Testers and learning from each other. With the goal to further learning in the domain of testing, Indian Testing Board has launched its NCR chapter which will help testers come together at regular intervals and teach and learn. The first initiative of this chapter is
NCR Testers Monthly Meet (NCRTMM), happening on 2nd/3rd Saturday of every month. The first such meet was held on 18th December, at Impetus Technologies, Noida attended by more than 50 software testers from NCR region. The idea of the meet is to get in touch with testers from NCR area and learn, discuss, debate on testing ideas, concepts, issues and solutions related to software testing including topics like automation, performance, exploratory and agile testing and many more. The participation will be voluntary and free of cost, as far as possible.

We encourage you to visit our website to take a look at our goals and to learn about how to participate.

We are very enthused by the wide support we have been receiving from the industry leaders in this regards and soon you will be able to see a large list of organizations and CXOs supporting this endeavor in NOIDA, Delhi, Gurgaon and other regions in NCR where software industry thrives.

How You can help us as an Individual: You can spread the word about NCRTMM, join as a member, attend the meets, present talks, share knowledge and help us organize the meets.

How You can help us as an Organization: You can sponsor NCRTMM by cash and kind. You can provide your conference hall for monthly meet. A conference hall of 100+ seating capacity is required every month to organize the meets. We will provide you a speaking slot to talk about your organization in the meet. If you want to be the founder Organization and sponsor us a Silver/Gold sponsor – please speak to us for details.

We look forward to your support and active participation.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

NCR Testers Monthly Meet (NTMM - 1)

Are you interested to get in touch with like minded testers from NCR area and learn, discuss, debate on testing ideas, concepts, issues and solutions - you might want to attend the "NCR Testers Monthly Meet".

The first NCR Testers meet was held on 18th December 2010 at Noida. 

What is our MISSION: To learn, promote and offer a platform to software testing professionals from National Capital Regions to collaborate via a monthly meet.

Who are the organizers: We do not call ourselves organizers. We are just helping to gather professionals come together and exchange ideas and take participations. For now Mr. Vipul Kocher, Co-President of Pure Testing, Mr. Vipul Gupta, Sr. Test Architect, Impetus and Mr. Ajoy Kumar Singha, Editor - Testing Circus Software Testing Magazine have come together to provide the platform for the first meet.

When will we meet: 2nd OR 3rd Saturday of every month

What do I need to do participate in the meet: You can send an email to or and confirm your willingness to participate. 

What is the agenda for the proposed meet: The agenda can vary from meet to meet. But the general idea is to have some talks on Software Testing, Debate on Best Practices, Develop test ideas around application and to discuss latest trends in testing arena. A meet would generally last for 2-3 hours.

What is the next step: You can promote this initiative and invite other testers to join this. Announcement in the form of tweets or facebook updates will be appreciated.

Please register early. You might not want to miss to participate due to limited seats that we have.

1st Meet 
When: 18th December 2010
Where: NOIDA

Impetus Technologies
D-27, Sector 59
Noida 201307

Timing - 

 9:30 AM - 1:15 PM (GMT+0530)

Book Your Seat Now.


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