21st May |  Saturday | 11:00 AM IST

9th Virtual Meetup

freelancing for software testing & ci best practices

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Session #1: Freelancing as a Career for Testers

Freelancing is an interesting career option that a lot of people take or want to take. Some want to take it as a full-time thing while others want to do it as more of a side hustle. In any case, there are a lot of open questions in testers’ minds when it comes to freelancing, and Ambika who is a freelance software tester will cover all those open questions in her session.

Here is a brief outline of what will be covered:

  1. Can Freelancing be a full-time career option? Why or why not?
  2. How to start freelancing? From where can we get the initial few gigs?
  3. Tips to get leads from freelancing platforms
  4. Dos and Donts while bidding or accepting projects.
  5. Freelance Earnings Vs Full-time earnings
  6. How to manage time in case of multiple projects on multiple platforms
  7. How to make a sustained lead pipeline
  8. Setting the record straight – Freelancing can be for everyone. Not just for women who want to work from home.

About Speaker:
Ambika Kulkarni, Freelancer

Currently a Freelance Software Tester for 8 years, Ambika has Worked independently on multiple freelance platforms with a client base all over the world. She has over 14 years of Experience in Test Engineering and is an expert in Cross-Browser compatibility and Usability testing. She also has extensive knowledge in standalone, client, and server application testing and is proficient in creating test plans, test scenarios, test cases and testing.

Session #2: Benefits of CI practices on Test Automation

Scenario: As organizations continue to embrace CI practices in their day to day development, there is a need for test engineers to understand and harness the power of CI tools in their automation. CI tools come with varied capabilities which can have a direct impact on the test automation design and execution.

Topics Covered & flow:

  • Quick  talk about CI/CD concept
  • Why Agile testers should know how to work on CI tools?
  • Tool utilization clarity (Jenkins, TeamCity, Bamboo, Gitlab, circleCI, Github TravisCI, etc)
  • CI tool – Statistics
  • Gitlab (hands-on )
      • Installing test runner
      • Registering runner
      • yml configuration

        (What is yml, How to configure the file, CI Lint, Docker in CI, Build set up etc)

      •   Code merge – build execution
      • Nightly builds
      • Tags, Environment variables
  • Comparison of CI tools
  • Team city build (If time permits, just so attendees can see another tool)

About Speaker:
Sowmya Sridharamurthy, SDET Manager at Lytho

Product quality leader with vast experience driving quality practices for varied software solutions- ERP, Cloud, WebApps & Mobile apps. Being a firm believer in technology-driven solutions, Sowmya mentors and guides Agile development teams in adopting automation at multiple levels to achieve better ROI. Sowmya is also a passionate accessibility advocate; she has helped multiple development teams to onboard inclusive development practices and achieve WCAG standards.

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