Global Testing Retreat #ATAGTR2019 welcomes Varadharajan Srinivasan as our esteemed speaker

We would like to Welcome Varadharajan Srinivasan as our esteemed speaker for Global Testing Retreat #ATAGTR2019
Varadharajan Srinivasan is Delivery Lead supporting a Global B2B data company. He is passionate in solving his customer problems. He is specialized in enabling QA teams in adopting agile. Area he focus are – improving collaboration, test-driven development (TDD), behavior driven development (BDD) and automation. He believe in culture of continuous improvements and enabling team with autonomy and aligning to organization GOALS. He strongly believe in Quality is Teams GOAL and QA’s needs to build tools and adopt process to democratize QA.
Varadharajan is our esteemed speaker for #ATAGTR2019.
Varadharajan will be taking an Interactive Session on “How do we test One Billion Data set in One Hour?” – Track 2 on Day 1


We are now living in the age of Big Data. What makes Big Data so special is its ability to help the common man process petabytes of data to build innovative solutions. Cloud has played a pivotal role in building this data economy by making infrastructure more cost effective and enabling easy scalability.

Today, the abundance of data helps business make intelligent decisions through business process automation. Data drives all our digital interactions, starting from products that we see on our Amazon home page, to our Netflix recommendations, to the advertisement on Google search results, to even the Friends that we get connected to on Facebook. All these systems are powered by data that is collected from the various system, cleaned, transformed and stored into Big Data solutions. Testing of these data systems have become very complex and requires a new approach. This paper highlights various aspects of Big Data Testing including:
• Complexity in testing Big Data systems
• Cloud based tools for testing Big Data cross various stages
• Simplification of test processes and visualization through dashboards
• Testing Big Data in the Agile/ DevOps

We had posted some questions to Varadharajan as a part of his #ATAMyStory
1. Why should someone choose testing as a career? Or What does testing really mean to you?
Tester is an end customer. They wear the hat of the customer and brings the customer perspective.
Tester is the one who brings in an end to end view of the systems and ensure changes integrates seamlessly with upstream and downstream and there are no customer impacts
Tester is a quality enabler; builds tools and implements process to democratize QA and enables everyone in the team to automate.
2. While practice makes all of us perfect, share an everyday practice that has made things better for you at work
Collaborate with in the team, with upstream and downstream teams, to deliver quality products
Having a 10000 feet of the changes all the time before getting into detail
Focus more on the unit, component and contract test to accelerate test process
3. The most challenging bug or issue that I have found and learnings from it? Or The most challenging testing task that I have done and how I accomplished the same

Most challenging bugs are some of the assumptions we have taken on the interfaces definition between the systems. With no poorly crafted contracts, building complete systems and then integrating is always a disaster.
In data projects, variety in data and demographics specific attributes are something challenging. To resolve these issues, we need to have tools that could help in automating high volume data testing.
4. Anything else you want to share
For me testing is a typical Risk Management activity. This risk plan needs to be defined the planning phase, and getting the entire team to own is important for the success for the project.
About Global Testing Retreat, #ATAGTR2019
#ATAGTR2019 is one of the largest, most fun filled and learning filled global testing conference. #ATAGTR2019 is back again in its 4th edition with more fun and more learnings than in the past. The conference is scheduled on 14th and 15th December in Pune.

  • 2 Days
  • 2 Panel Discussions
  • 4 Keynotes
  • 5 Skits and Games
  • 38 Interactive Sessions
  • 18+ Labs
    Loads of fun, competitions and much much more.

Day 1 has 5 tracks and Day 2 has 6 tracks.
Focusing on interactive sessions, labs/workshops, skit performances and fun activities and quizzes and much much more.
The conference scale as is evident has increased substantially. We hope that everyone can be part of this most fun filled and one of the largest global testing conference.
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