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.