18th February | Saturday | 10:30 AM IST

The Test Tribe 13th Mumbai Meetup

The Test Tribe 13th Mumbai Meetup
10+ testers have already registered. Limited seats
DATE: 18th February 2023
TIME:  10:30 AM- 1 PM IST
VENUE: 91springboard Technopark, Andheri, Mumbai

Meetup Begins in


Session #1:
Best practices in BDD

The best software is delivered by teams collaborating, engaging creatively across various functions to understand and resolve the end user business pain points. All Agile teams work together to understand what needs to be done for each story. But somehow, despite common goals, requirements get misinterpreted, defects get injected in the code during various phases of development affecting the end-user adversely. We can do better!

Defining and prioritising user stories is an exciting challenge in itself. But these are not related to BDD/ATDD. Impact mapping / story mapping can be used for the same. BDD kicks in when the story is selected for further detailing. And it needs a good set of examples to explore various rules and alternative behaviours to be properly explained. So it is split into 3 parts Discovery-Formulation-Automation. Purpose is not about notation or automation, but facilitating the common understanding before work actually begins amongst 3 amigos.

Example mapping is an exercise that is done as part of the Discovery phase. Then comes formulation where scenarios are thought through and finally automation. BDD is not TEST AUTOMATION nor is it about NOTATIONS. It’s about exploring behaviour and creating a shared understanding. It becomes living documentation when automation falls in place. If development begins after this failing automation is in place, then it compels you to create software only to the extent that a set of scenarios (acceptance criteria) pass (ATDD). If automation happens after the product is developed then it gets merely used as a notation and test automation tool. Missing the purpose.

I am a follower of Dan North, John Ferguson Smart, Seb Rose, Gasper Nagy, all of them describe ATDD, BDD and specification by examples interchangeably with little differences. In this session, I would like to share some of my learning from reading their literature and experiences gained out of initiating the BDD practices in Digité from scratch. It’s a journey, the more we practise, we get the benefits and one evolves the BDD culture in the way that works best for individual teams.


Key Takeaways:

Best practices of BDD, Gherkin

About Speaker

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Ashwini Lalit

Manager at Digite

I help teams deliver bug free products. I work with internal teams to achieve the right balance of upstream and downstream quality requirements so as to bring in work efficiency, create a quick feedback cycle, lower wastages so that products are delivered with quality and within budgetary constraints. Microservices architectures are unforgiving of any misalignment in the test pyramid. The penalty of running and maintaining a poorly aligned pyramid is high maintenance costs. Hence it is extremely important for teams to shift quality considerations.

With my expertise in Test Project Management and Test Architecting, end-to-end test automation frameworks, tools research and organisation-wide rollout across products, I drove the test automation initiative at Digité. I cherish training and mentoring teams to achieve transformation from manual testing to agile testing, test automation to continuous testing and bringing in technology cum-process-cultural change.

I am passionate about going green , urban farming, window farming and growing vegetables in limited space. Yoga is a rejuvenating daily ritual for peace of mind-body-soul. And whenever time permits canvas, colours and brush are my good old friends.

Session #2:
Mobile Apps Automation - Appium

In today’s era, Mobile devices have become the single most crucial medium for all and everyday needs, hence testing of mobile apps comes through as an enormous field with opportunities. With the pressing need of mobile app testing , Appium has proved to be the most prominent technology.

People across the world using various tech platforms to build mobile apps have been able to adopt this technology with a growing pace.

In this session I’ll be covering the fundamentals of Appium automation, best practices and a few tips and tricks. Hoping this will help in commencing your journey to the center of Mobile App Automation.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Appium Philosophy
  2. Diving into automating mobile apps with Appium
  3. Tips and techniques of Appium

About Speaker

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Shashikala Thorat

Lead QA Automation Engineer at Morningstar

Working as a Lead QA Automation Engineer at Morningstar India and have 9+ years of Testing Industry Experience. Enthusiasts of learning new tech in all arenas. Love travelling and exploring diverse cultures. Reading is what keeps me happy.

Apart From Everything Above, We Got Many More Remarkable Opportunities:


  • To meet like-minded people
  • Conversations with other testers
  • Discussion on impressive testing tools & topics
  • Talking about the challenges facing as a testers
  • Quick chat opportunity, where one can speak out about testing for 100 seconds 
  • Chat over some quick bites with a cup of coffee/tea.

About ‘The Test Tribe Community’​

The Test Tribe is a leading global Software Testing Community (proudly Asia’s Largest) turned EdTech Startup. Started in 2018 with a mission to give Testing Craft the glory it deserves while we co-create Smarter, Prouder, more confident Testers.

We take pride in creating unique global Events, Online Community spaces, and eLearning platforms where Software Testers across the globe collaborate, learn and grow.

With around 200 Software Testing Events like Conferences, Hackathons,  MeetupsWebinars, etc., and with other Community initiatives, we have reached a global footprint of over 70K+ Testers.

We intend to be a one-stop destination of choice for Testers across the globe for their upskilling and community needs.