Collaborating with thinking testers in India

Something is happening to testing!

A number of forward thinking testers in India have gotten together and formed Weekend Testers . Already there have been a number blogs posted about what an innovative idea this is – and these blogs post referrals/conference talks are from industry leaders such as James Bach and Michael Bolton which is high praise indeed.

I’ve been communicating with Parimala Shankaraiah who is one of the founders of Weekend Testers on Exploratory Testing (she has even taken the time to post some great comments on the google group Software Testers New Zealand.) If Parimala is an example of the thinking and passion towards testing in the Weekend Testers community then the Indian testing discipline is in good hands!

It does seem to me that are great inquisitive testers coming through every single day and the world-wide web is one way to keep track of and collaborate with these powerful thinkers!

Author: bjosman

Principal Consultant at OsmanIT

4 thoughts on “Collaborating with thinking testers in India”

  1. Thanks for the kind words Brian 🙂

    It’s inspirational to see testers across the globe blog about weekend testing, it encourages us to plan new stuff and to keep the tempo flowing.

    -Sharath Byregowda

  2. Hi Brian,

    Thank you very much for your kind words. Weekend Testing has been an outstanding team effort from Sharath Byregowda, Ajay Balamurugadas, Santhosh Tuppad, Manoj Nair (including myself :-)). I would like to thank our Mentor, Mr. Pradeep Soundararajan who is diligently mentoring this group since its inception. I would also like to thank all the participants of Weekend Testing so far. Without them, Weekend Testing would not have reached where it is right now.

    There is a learning for all of us here. We are responsible for testing better and contribute to the testing craft as well as the testing community. As individuals and as groups, we have the power to empower ourselves and our friends and colleagues. Weekend Testing would be honoured to help setup a similar peer testing group in New Zealand if that helps.

    Parimala Shankaraiah
    Weekend Testing Team

    1. Thank you for replying guys especially since I’m now fully aware of who is instrumental in setting up WT – kinda underlines the passion you guys have for testing especially with Pradeep on board as mentor – he is one deep thinkers in our craft!

      Thanks for pointing out a new blog (now set in my RSS feeds)which I will be looking forward to follow in the New Year!

      AND I look forward to closer collaboration of ideas and thoughts in 2010!

      Merry Christmas 🙂

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