Global Testing Retreat #ATAGTR2019 welcomes Bhavani Sruti Somaraju as our esteemed speaker

We would like to Welcome Bhavani Sruti Somaraju as our esteemed speaker for Global Testing Retreat #ATAGTR2019
Bhavani Sruti Somaraju, would like to choose three words to describe herself – Confident, Curious and Prolific. She started her career as an intern and gradually strengthened her knowledge and proved her forte in every challenge that she confronted in the field of software testing. Her expertise lies in Exploratory Software Testing, Context-Driven Testing, Client-side Performance Testing and End-to-End Test Management.
She is currently working with ProMobi Technologies Pvt. Ltd. as a Senior Quality Analyst. Before joining her current company, she was a part of Moolya Software Testing Pvt Ltd. where she received Debut of the year award, 2016 for her exceptional performance as a newbie and Customer 10/10 award, 2017 for consistent customer satisfactory rating, for her work.
Sharing her knowledge motivates her to learn and perform. She always believe that it’s quality that matters more than quantity.
Bhavani is our esteemed speaker for #ATAGTR2019.
Bhavani will be taking a hands on Lab Session on  “Voice of Android Device about installed applications to a Quality Analyst”Track 5 on Day 1
We had posted some questions to Bhavani as a part of his #ATAMyStory
1. Why should someone choose testing as a career? Or What does testing really mean to you?
Software testing doesn’t only ensure customer reliability and satisfaction in the application and the product but also makes sure that the quality of the product helps customers develop trust in the brand. I think we are over the old myth that one who can’t code can be a Software Tester. According to me, testing just doesn’t start with Test Cases and ends with Bugs. It’s much beyond that. Testers should have good analytical, reasoning, convincing and communication skills. Moreover, the zeal to learn plays a vital role to keep us updated.
Maintaining the quality of the product/app, analyzing the risk, suggesting and helping stakeholders to take an informed decision about the product should be the main moto of Testing. As said- “Quality is not an act, it is a habit”
2. While practice makes all of us perfect, share an everyday practice that has made things better for you at work
In December 2015 I decided to learn at least one tool/topic/skill related to testing every day. On the first day, I started with a bundle of interest and the same enthusiasm continued for a month. I was more into Testing concepts and the technical aspects of testing. Then I questioned myself – learning about the technology will surely polish my expertise but will this be enough to build an in-depth understanding of the given topic? I realized that solo-study or individual learning will help to see just one angle of the entire subject.
I realized it is important to delve deep into the topics that I study and that is possible only when I share my ideas and discuss them with my friends and colleagues in the similar field. This is when I started partaking in tea-time talks (chai pe charcha). This helped me to connect with like-minded people, dive deeper into the topics and look at testing with a holistic viewpoint. Sharing and discussing my views, ideas, and learnings didn’t only help me gain better insights about my field but also helped me broaden my outlook and look at a situation from different angles – like solving one problem in several ways!
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
The most challenging and utterly enjoyable testing task was when our team was asked to test 200 apps in a span of 15 days with 24 interns to take care of the functional/UI/UX aspects. We also had planned for performance analysis for as many apps as possible, which was my responsibility. This involvement had completely changed my approach to client-side performance analysis! I learned a few tricks and tips, learned how to prioritize my work and above all, time management! Thanks to my multi-tasking abilities, which have helped me immensely to oversee all tasks at hand and complete them within the deadline! Testing these apps have taught me several lessons, which hold their significance until today!
4. Anything else you want to share
My mentors and managers were my ultimate support system. They gave me tremendous confidence and never stopped me from committing mistakes as I kept learning in the process. Their trust in me made me better in handling different and difficult testing situations.

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.
To know more about the conference, click here or on the image below

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