Friday, August 27, 2010


'vodQA - THE TESTING SPIRIT!' - is a platform created by ThoughtWorks for our peers in the software testing industry to strengthen the QA community by sharing and learning new practices and ideas.

'vodQA' offers a unique opportunity to interact with people who are equally passionate about software testing and continuously strive to better the art.

Our first vodQA event held in Pune on June 10, 2010 was a huge success.

Highlights Of The Event

  • The format was such that each speaker had 10-12 minutes to present followed by a couple of minutes of "open" discussion with participants.
  • The topics covered in this session were be appropriate for any level of testing experience.
  • The Speakers got to share your knowledge and gain recognition as a subject expert.
  • The Attendees were connect with like-minded peers, and gain insight from industry practitioners.
  • This was a free to attend event.
  • We had more than 225 registrations, and based on industry trends, we expected around 30-40% of them to show-up. So we were right on track in our estimations.
  • Due to the over-whelming response, we had to close off the registrations within 2 weeks of sending out the invites.
  • There were more than 70 attendees from the Pune QA community, 4 external speakers and 4 TW speakers present for the event.
  • Total attendance for the event 110+ (including ThoughtWorkers).
  • The pictures from the event are available here.


  1. Swapnil Kadu & Harshad Khaladkar - Synechron Technologies - Transitioning from Waterfall to Agile - Challenges
  2. Manish Kumar - ThoughtWorks - Be Agile, Get Rapid Feedback
  3. Sagar Surana - Amdocs Dev. Ltd - Intelligent test design
  4. Chirag Doshi - ThoughtWorks - Write tests in the end-user's lingo
  5. Srinivas Chillara - etakey - Trials & Tribulations
  6. Anand Bagmar - ThoughtWorks - Future of Test Automation Tools & Infrastructure. Video available here. Presentation available here.
  7. Sudeep Somani & Krishna Kumar Sure - ThoughtWorks - Decoupled Automation Frameworks
  8. Sumit Agrawal - Automation Execution results Dashboard

The next 'vodQA - THE TESTING SPIRIT!' event will be held in ThoughtWorks, Pune on Thursday, 7th October 2010

More information to follow soon. Watch this space!

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