BlogATAhon2021

Timeline:

Competition start date: 15th September 2021
Last date to submit: 31st October 2021
Winners Announcement: 15th November 2021

A Tester is asked to don many hats in one role. One of the hats a tester always wears is that of a writer. You have been wearing this hat for quite long now. The time has come to show us how well you wear it. We at Agile Testing Alliance invite you to participate in our next competition for the Global Testing Retreat 2021 #ATAGTR2021, called as #BlogATAhon2021.  

There is no set of categories we have created, because we want you give you the freedom to paint in this case write your canvas the way your imagination, technical abilities and experience takes you. We only ask that it should be related to testing.

 For guidance you can chose any of the following topics. Please note these are only suggestive. The topics are as follows –

  • Intelligent Automaton / AI driven Testing or Test Automation
  • Robotic Process Automation
  • Testing with AI and AI testing, Testing with Machine Learning and Data Science
  • Testing in the IoT world
  • Big Data Testing
  • Blockchain and Testing
  • Gamification in Testing
  • Inclusion in Testing – Accessibility Testing
  • Performance Testing/ Engineering
  • Security Testing
  • Cloud Testing
  • Compliance Testing
  • Testing with and for customer experience
  • Test Craftsmanship
  • Test Leadership and Management
  • Agile and DevOps
  • Learning through Pitfalls and faults in Testing
  • Others (any other not covered in any of the above areas)

Coming to the prize for people who win this #BlogATAhon2021, your article will be showcased in the ATA official website(ATABlog), and you will be given due credits.

This is not the only prize. You win a cash prize of INR 1000, and spend it as your heart desires. This will also allow you to become a speaker at #ATAGTR2021 (chosen submissions will be requested to be #ATAGTR2021 lightning talk speakers). 

We are enthusiastically waiting to see your ideas and blogs. So what are you waiting for, go ahead and type it off. 😊 Use the designated template to key in your blog. 

#BlogATAhon Winners

Based on the Jury evaluations here are the winners.  Everyone who participated in this event is actually a winner. We will be issuing certificates to all. Few would be selected for lightning talks too. Stay tuned

Tejaswi Bhondave

Associate Lead-SDET

UST BlueConch

Sachin Shinde

Software Engineer

Edge Testing Solution

Vinda Parab

Sr. Team Lead

Persistent

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Rahul Parwal

Senior Software Engineer

IFM Engineering Pvt. Ltd.

Nitin Jain

lead Manager 

TietoEVRY

Mukta Sharma

Consultant-Automation

Planit Testing

Anindita Rath

Senior QA Automation Engineer 

CRISIL Ltd

Suresh Khule

Senior QA Automation  Engineer

UST BlueConch

Kiran Patel

Functional and Automation Test Analyst

PMC Retail

Prachi Dahibhate

Software Quality Assurance Engineer

Relfor Labs Pvt. Ltd.

Jency Stella

Senior QA Engineer

Billennium

Arun Dutta

Associate Principal- Performance & Resilience Engineering

LTI

Ravi Upadhyay

Manager

Deloitte

Kavin Ragvan 

Cloud Engineer- Performance & Site Reliability

Cognizant

Prasad Hiwale

Senior Test Engineer Module lead

KPIT

Johanna South

Senior Director of QA Engineering

Twinspiers

Kaushal Shah

Principal Automation Consultant

PMC Retail

Tejaswi Bhondave

Associate Lead-SDET

UST BlueConch

Avik Chatterji

Manager 

Cognizant

Kavitha M

QA Lead

Amnet Digital

Sujeet Maurya

Performance Tester/Engineer

Cognizant

Sagar Dhoble 

Team Lead

Accenture

Arun Venkatachalam

Cognizant

Hina Sharma

Advisory Software Engineer

IBM

Rasika Gandhewar

Advisory Software

IBM

Mohit Kumar

Product Test Manager

Deloitte

Ashok Kumar Mudivarthi

Associate

Cognizant

male user

Shashank Singh

Accenture

Diksha Gupta

Senior Manager

VOIS

Govardhanagiri Sainath

Senior Lead Software Engineer

Ness Digital Engineering

Sachin Shinde

Software Engineer

Edge Testing Solution

Niruphan Rajendran

Senior Manger 

Qualitest

Pricilla Bilavendran

Billennium

 

Eswari Murugan

Performance tester

Cognizant

Vishal Goyal

Chief Architect

Persistence

Sharath Kumar K

Software Consultant

CData Software India

Deepika Saxena

Senior Quality Engineer

Cybage Software

Vignesh M

Sr.Associate – Projects

Cognizant

Nilesh Mule

Performance Test Lead

Cognizant

Saravanan Seenivasan

Lead QA Engineer

Mr.Cooper

Yatheshth Upadhyay

Manager-Projects

Cognizant

Manish Nigam

Test Manager

Vodafone

Vani Seri

Associate

Cognizant

Vinda Parab

Sr. Team Lead

Persistent

Anjali Shukla

Performance Tester

Cognizant

Rajaram S

Cognizant

Swamynathan Lakshmanan

Cognizant

Thamizheniyan T

Cognizant

Priyanka Haridas

Associate

Cognizant

Balachandran Sivakumar

Staff Software Engineer

Netskope

Chandan Pargaonkar

Senior Performance Test Engineer

Cognizant

Mukund Zalke

Senior SDET

UST BlueConch

Pradeepa PS

Cognizant

Sherlin Mathew

Cognizant

Mahathee D

Senior Engineering Lead Quality

Persistent

Bhuvaneshwari S

Cognizant

Brijesh Deb

Tester

Infosys

Nivetha Davidson

Cognizant

Saisampath Padarathi

Cognizant

Mathivaanan Ravichandran

Cognizant

Thangakittu Dhanapal

Performance & Accessibility Testing

Cognizant

Charu Saxena

Performance Test Architect

Cognizant

Rules

  1. Blog should be related to software testing or QA 
  2. Minimum number of words for the blog is 500  
  3. If you are inspired by some existing content, please provide reference links 
  4. The blog should be submitted in the designated template 
  5. All images used should be of good resolution 
  6. A total of 3 winners will be announced 
  7. All authors names and photos will be showcased on the #ATAGTR2021 website 
  8. All submissions will garner 100 points on leaderboard 
  9. Winning entries will garner 500 points each on leaderboard 
  10. One author can submit multiple entries 
  11. One needs to submit complete entry revisions are not allowed
  12. All submissions will get a participation certificate 
  13. Chosen blogs will be showcased on ATAblog(https://www.agiletestingalliance.org/blogs/)  
  14. Chosen blogs will be requested to present lightning talks in #ATAGTR2021 

Prize Money to be won

Top 3 winning entries will get a prize worth 1000 INR of Amazon.in Vouchers 

Winners

  1. Top 3 submissions  will win 1000 INR Amazon Voucher 
  2. They will be able to garner 500 Points on Leaderboard 
  3. All Winners photos will be showcased on #ATAGTR2021 website 

AGREEMENT (AS THE AUTHOR OR AUTHORS OF THE BLOG YOU AGREE THAT..)

  1. You have not published the same blog anywhere else. 
  2. You have not copied or plagiarized any content.  
  3. You have given due credit to any other online or offline content which you have referred in your blog. 
  4. Images/screenshots used from the internet should have the appropriate references else will be disqualified for copyright violation. 
  5. ATA does not take away the rights of the contents – All the rights will belong to the author 
  6. Once the blog is published on ATABlogs, you can republish the content on any other website as long as you have a clear cross reference to the published ATABlog URL.
    • You also give rights to Agile Testing Alliance to modify, update, rewrite, enhance, translate into different national and international languages and publish the content in any mode.
    • The decision of Jury will be final and abiding to you.

Jury

Rakesh Kondreddy

QA Manager

Gulf Marketing Group

Asmita  Parab

Leading QA Practice

UST BluConch Technology

Shreya Pal

Bigdata Cloud Architect

Microsoft

Rajni Singh

Tech enthusiast

Nagarro

Anuja Saraf

Director of QA Engineering

Fiserv

Harpreet Kaur

Senior Specialist

LTI

Aditya Garg 

Steering Commitee Member

Agile Testing Alliance

Pallavi Sharma

Founder

5ElementsLearning

Chinmayee Gangal

QA Manager

TATA Capital

#BlogATAhon2021 Winners

Below are the names and photographs of the #BlogATAhon2021 winners.
Congratulations to all the winners and everyone who participated

Tejaswi Bhondave

UST BlueConch

Sachin Shinde

Wipro

Vinda Parab

Persistent Systems