QA or the Highway 2015 – Speaker Series – Featuring Shaminder Rai

QA or the Highway

Our seventh featured speaker who will be at QA or the Highway is Shaminder Rai.

1. What attracted you to speaking at QA or the Highway?

A colleague and myself presented a Risk Driven Analysis at a Software QA Meetup. It is a process that we use at Nationwide and wanted to share our experiences creating and implementing the strategy. We were then asked to present the topic at QA or the Highway. The event is a great way to transfer knowledge as well as network with other QA professionals. We found that this would be a perfect opportunity to not only learn, but also provide our strategies.

2. What are you most looking forward to at this year’s conference? 

Anytime I attend a conference, I always make sure that I take a handful of items  that I learned and try to implement them into my processes. I am looking forward to finding out what those tasks will be this year.

3. What piece of advice would you give conference attendees to maximize their experience at QA or the Highway? 

Jot down 3 things that you can actually implement in your work space and carry it through!

4. How did you become involved in testing?     

I started out as a developer and our team did not have a formal testing process. As I started to map out the QA process, I quickly found that testing was my strong suit. I was able to continue writing code by developing a passion for automation testing and honed in on my SQA methodologies.

5. What are some of you favorite tools in your “testing toolbox”?

Ruby + Cucumber + Calabash + ATDD = Superior Mobile App Delivery!
Chrome Dev Tools

6. What are your favorite reading references (books/blogs/etc) that have helped your testing efforts?
Getting to YES
The Cucumber Book
The Book of Five Rings
Lessons Learned in Software Testing
Effective Software Testing
The Art of Application Performance testing
How to Break Web Software

Shaminder will be speaking on “The Risky Business of Testing.”

You can find Shaminder’s speaker bio, session information, or more information about QA or the Highway 2015 by going to any of the following links:

You can also find Shaminder online at the following locations:

Twitter:  @shami_rai

Previous speakers featured from the QA or the Highway 2015 – Speaker Series:

Jim Holmes
Raj Subramanian
Joseph Beale
Kelli Searfos
Dmitry Sharkov
Justin Rohrman