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Evolving Interactions

Touch, Speech & More...

09:30 AM

Registration Starts

10:00 AM

Welcome Note

By: Sivasubramanian

10:15 AM

Evolving Interactions - Touch, Speech and more..

Let's get to know Interactions better

By: Bharani Subramaniam

10:45 AM

Building Confidence in Testing Chatbots!!

Compelling benefits of the conversational interfaces imposes idiosyncratic challenges in testing. The talk will revolve on tackling those challenges and the shift of testing perceptions to handle it. With first-hand experience in chatbot testing, we will share our approach towards testing the various architectural components (like NLP engine, chat Platform, domain skills etc) involved in the chatbot landscape and making the system production ready..

By: Sharanya & Debarun Sharma

11:30 AM

Tea Break

11:45 AM

Let's talk with Alexa & Validate it!

Why waste time doing routine mundane tasks like booking a conference room for meetings. Let's see how Alexa can do it for us. Let's look at how we tested this assistant and made it production ready and the challenges we faced when we came up with use cases and how we scaled it.

By: Abdul Kader Jeelani

12:15 PM

Verifying Interactions based on Face & Voice inputs

As we move into digital revolution of IOT and ML, it is up to us how to apply for better use. This talk walks through one of such use case, where we demonstrate evolving interactions like facial recognition. We will discuss how we test certified it to be usable.

By: Ankit

1:00 PM

Lunch

2:00 PM

Challenges of a QA in Virtual & Augmented Reality - A high-definition immersive experience!

Ever watched 'Ready Player One' movie and wondered what's the tech behind the movie? This talk will introduce you to the disruptive technologies of Augmented reality and Virtual reality. These potentially life-transforming yet nascent technologies poses severe challenges to test as well. Let's take a first stab at testing AR/VR apps.

By: Deepa Sajani & Sukumar Mennan

2:45 PM

Smart Mirror - The mirror that knows what you like!

By: Deepak & Sooraj

03:15 PM

Testing Strategies for Interactive Apps

A wrap up talk on different testing strategies to get these new interaction apps production ready.

By: Nanthakumar Arumugam

03:45 PM

High Tea and Networking

Speakers

Sivasubramanian
Sivasubramanian V
Office Principal, ThoughtWorks

Siva is the Office Principal of ThoughtWorks Chennai. He has close to 17 years of experience in software development with large part of it being a software architect on large and complex projects. Currently, he owns and manages office operations, delivery, capability development in niche areas and career development of TWers in Chennai office.

Sharanya
Sharanya S
Senior Consultant, ThoughtWorks

Sharanya S, Developer at Thoughtworks for 10 yrs. Interested is technical design and architecture of systems. Has recently worked on a chatbot Bumblebee designed to self-service Thoughtworkers. It is a multi-skilled bot that caters to everyday queries and helps with weekly routine remainders with push-notifications!.

Debarun
Debarun
Senior Consultant, ThoughtWorks

Debarun, been a part of ThoughtWorks for just over a year. Likes to design solutions to solve everyday problems faced by people and some of which we are already taking care of at Bumblebee. Also interested in using technology to help create a fair & just world.

Ankit
Ankit Shukla
Consultant, ThoughtWorks

Ankit is a developer working with Thoughtworks. His interest lies in data science and machine learning. He believes that in mounds of data lies knowledge that can solve most real-life problems.

Deepa
Deepa Sajani
Senior Consultant, ThoughtWorks

Deepa Sajani Jeyaraj, with close to 6 years of experience at ThoughtWorks is a polyglot developer.She has shown commendable work in the fields of devops, web, mobile and cross mobile development.She is a champ at winning hackathons by coming up with crazy ideas and materializing them.

Bharani
Bharani
Market Tech Principal, India & Europe, ThoughtWorks

Bharani, with 18 years of experience has been building applications since the late nineties, when he started his career as a VC++ win32 programmer. He is a connoisseur of various technologies but his passion lies in simplifying system designs. He also indulges in building strategies around data engineering and making the most of real time analytics for ThoughtWorks’ clients. Bharani in his current role as the Market Technology Principal for India and Europe devotes most of his time to shaping new pursuits, actively participating in client projects, while also crafting blueprints that eliminate projects’ SOS calls, for rescue. He collaborates with the ThoughtWorks' Technology Advisory Board that puts together thoughts on emerging technology trends in the industry, resulting in the much sought after Technology Radar. Bharani curates the technology inputs from India, Turkey and Singapore..

Nanthakumar
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.

Abdul
Abdul Kader Jeelani
Senior Consultant, ThoughtWorks

Abdul Kader Jeelani is a Senior Consultant with 10 years of Industry experience, with a year of experience in ThoughtWorks. He is a Functional Programming and Domain Driven Design enthusiast.

Sukumar
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.

FAQ

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

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