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VodQA, also called Value Oriented Discussion on Quality Analysis is a forum that sports the moto - 'Come Learn Something New'. The forum offers a unique platform within the software testing industry to strengthen the QA community through knowledge sharing.

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Mobile Testing

09:30 AM

Registration Starts

10:00 AM

Welcome Note

By: Nanthakumar Arumugam

10:15 AM

Strategising device coverage for mobile apps

Lets discuss how to deal with Native and Hybrid apps, certail patterns and 'count min, cover max' statistics which help us to come up with a set of targeted test devices and ensure maximum possible coverage with minimum set of test devices

By: Manish

10:45 AM

Let's have an Espresso Break

How does espresso helps in functionality check both during development and testing phase? What are all the common UI testing challenges and how espresso makes life easier?

By: Kanthi & Bharathan

11:30 AM

Tea Break

11:45 AM

UI automation to test Flutter apps

Flutter is the latest buzz in the industry which is an hybrid framework to develop apps in both iOS and Android. Lets peek into how UI automation can be done in Flutter.

By: Sharaniya

12:15 PM

Mobile app security & Drozer tool demo

An overview on mobile app security and test strategies and a walkthrough and a demo of a penetration testing tool - Drozer

By: Gopi & Gowtham

1:00 PM


2:00 PM

EarlGrey - Google’s UI Automation test framework for it’s iOS Apps

Want to know about the framework used for UI Automation of Google’s Youtube, Gmail, Google Search, etc.., iOS apps? Let’s dive in!

By: Sukumar & Gaurav

2:45 PM

Testing without any 'real' testing

Lets discuss on search based testing and how it is used in the industry

By: Deepak

03:30 PM

High Tea and Networking


Nanthakumar Arumugam
Lead Consultant, ThoughtWorks

Nanthakumar works as a Lead Consultant with Thoughtworks. He has over 15 years of experience in IT industry his experience includes architecting, managing and delivering projects for global fortune 500 clients. His passion inludes IT consulting, analytics, cloud computing and Agile practices. He holds a Bachelors in Electronics Engineering and Masters in Software Systems. He is a certified Project Management Professional from PMI, USA.

Gowthamraj Palani
Senior Consultant, ThoughtWorks

Gowtham is a QA at Thoughtworks, with an industry experience of 6.5 years, mostly worked in media and retail domains. He has worked in testing Web and Mobile applications. He has experience in Continuous delivery projects, where his primary role is to test and deploy to prod. He has keen interest in developing skills around the current trends like IOT and ML.

Gopishankar Haridas
Senior Consultant, ThoughtWorks

Gopishankar is a QA at ThoughtWorks specialising in Functional Automation and Performance testing, but curious to know everything. Has total experience of 7 years. He loves to solve problems, write automation test scripts, work on new API’s, create automation frameworks and try to enhance them even further. Recently stung by Data Science bug!

Senior Consultant, ThoughtWorks

Sharaniya has around 4 years of experience in Software Testing and Automation. As a budding ThoughtWorker, she has keen interest in developing skills around current trends in automation testing frameworks and tools that can be applied in different domains.

Deepak Paramasivam
Senior Consultant, ThoughtWorks

Deepak is a developer with 13 years of experience, played testing and development roles.

Lead Consultant, Coda Global

Manish is a Lead consultant to make application's user experience a bliss. He has over 6 years of experience in testing a wide variety of software applications spanning across web, mobile, API and data on various industries like Retail, Healthcare, Supply chain and SaaS applications. He has worked on test automation his entire career and has experience across all the different facets of QA (Automation, Performance, Security), he brings the combined experience in improving the QA effectiveness!

Bharathan Kumaran
Senior Consultant, ThoughtWorks

With around 8 years of experience in the software industry Bharath has gained experience in testing various domains like Insurance, Banking, etc. Currently working for a leading airline client. He has keen interest in developing skills around the current trends, mobile being one of them.

Sukumar Mennan
Senior Consultant, ThoughtWorks

Sukumar Mennan has 8 years of experience in Automotive and Mobile. He has worked with leading clients in the entertainment & news industry to build and provide solutions for complex iOS/tvOS/embedded applications.

Gaurav Khuperkar
Consultant, ThoughtWorks

Gaurav is a developer with over 2 years of experience. He is experienced with Agile practices, full stack development and has majorly worked on iOS native development. Currently, he is working on an application for one of the fortune 50 companies


Who can participate?

Anyone willing to learn new things in QA/Testing world can participate as an attendee. Those willing to share learnings related to QA/Testing concepts can register to present.

This event is NOT restricted to Chennai residents. If you can manage your own travel and stay, you are most welcome to participate as an attendee or speaker.

Why free?

Well, we have been active evangelists of testing practices. It is great to see increasing interest and awareness of testing concepts across companies and locations.

Our intent is to provide a platform for testing enthusiasts to share their opinions, experiences and learnings with wider testing community.

Can I bring my laptop?

Yes, you can always bring your laptop. Bringing laptop is a basic requirement for a handson session, if any.



ThoughtWorks Technologies

Ascendas International Tech Park, Zenith - 9th Floor, Tharamani Road, Tharamani, Taramani, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600113, India
Ph: 044-49018400