23rd edition

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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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Vodqa Volunteers

Mix & Match

09:30 AM

Registration Starts

10:00 AM

Welcome Note

By: Sivasubramanian V

10:15 AM

Testing Conversational AI - Strategy to Automation

By: Shama Ugale

11:15 AM

Element classification with ML in Appium

By: Spandana

11:45 AM

Tea Break

12:00 PM

Taiko - A Deep Dive

By: Jayandran & Vishanth

1:00 PM


2:00 PM

Test AI and ML Apps - A Worskshop

By: Tarun Maini & Anshul

04:00 PM

High Tea and Networking


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.

Lead Consultant, ThoughtWorks

Anshul Gautam is Lead Consultant at Thoughtworks, with an industry experience of 11 years, mostly worked in e-commerce and cloud computing domains. Technical leader skilled in Chaos Engineering, Performance analysis and optimization, Workflow orchestration, Test Automation, Object Oriented Design.Currently exploring AI and ML landscape.

Jayandran Sampath
Senior Consultant, ThoughtWorks

Jai is a Quality Analyst with 7 years of experience, worked on different domains.

Shama Ugale
Senior Consultant, ThoughtWorks

Shama have worked as a Solution Consultant with focus on designing need based test Automation solutions (Web, Mobile , Webservices, chatbots, NLP, AI and Data), Agile and setting up a DevOps Culture with over 10 years of industry experience. She enjoys talking at the conferences and sharing the knowledge across the community and mentoring.

Tarun Maini
Consultant, ThoughtWorks

Tarun is working as a testing engineer at Thoughtworks. Have wore many hats from BA Dev and SDET & likes to explore new technologies/tools. Now a day's working on block chain testing.

Spandana Nannapaneni
Consultant, ThoughtWorks

Spandana is a very passionate QA and a Agile Practisioner. She has interests in developing skills around cutting edge software testing trends and techniques. She has also worked on domains like Automotive, Media and Publishing.

Consultant, ThoughtWorks

Vishanth is an enthusiastic personnel who can adapt to any kind of environment. He also loves his job as a QA and is readily involved in any given tasks . Furthermore, He is a pationate learner and a diligent worker.


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