QonfX 2023 - Ajay Balamurugadas

'QonfX 2023' - Esteemed Speaker

Ajay Balamurugadas

Senior Director - QE at GSPANN Technologies, Inc


There have been more debates in the software testing communities when you compare them to the debates in the other communities. It is both funny and sad at the same time. This is one of the rare communities that has its feet on both sides of the valley – one towards the future trends and the other on the history tightly holding the fundamentals. We have seen every decade bring in such dramatic changes that change the way we test software. The expectations from the software testers have also changed every few years.

Going back two decades, Selenium was not even popular, we were still testing desktop applications and no one was prepared for the mobile apps. Slowly, automation was considered cool and all the testers were worried about their jobs and roles. Majority of us survived the wave and let go of tools like QTP and Silk Test. Testers were considered the last line of defense and quality assurance was regarded as an integral part of any software development life cycle.
Now, we have ChatGPT handing out scripts, test cases and the expectations too have changed from the software testing community.

This talk highlights the experiences of Ajay as he ventures into predicting the future of testing once again in his speaking career and this time dives deep into the skills required to sail the tides of uncertain or exciting future, depending on where you stand. Sit back, relax and enjoy the adventurous ride from the past to the current to the future. Ajay has promised to touch upon a totally disruptive role of software tester, unheard in the majority of the community till now.

About Speaker


A graduate of Problem Solving Leadership, BBST Courses by AST, Rapid Software Testing, Rapid Testing Intensive workshop, Lean Software Testing Workshop, Ajay Balamurugadas doesn’t hesitate to spend on his learning. Starting his career as a software tester, he continues to be a hands-on software tester along with training new testers, meeting testers in person, presenting at conferences, conducting workshops and sharing his thoughts through his blog and tweets.

Ajay started with testing standalone desktop applications and soon moved on to web applications and mobile applications. His journey was boosted by co-founding Weekend Testing, Test Maniac and collaborating with The Test Tribe community. His short books are popular with many testers for the practical, ready to use tips. You can check them out at https://bit.ly/ajleanpub and https://bit.ly/booksaj

He associates most of his learning to the Context-Driven testing community.

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