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Breaking Traditional Approaches to Testing:
A Change Leader Series

"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”

Steve Jobs

"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”

Steve Jobs

Testing Evolves When We #BreakFree

Testing in Software/App development has been through several changes over the decades and seen improvement in its efficiency and effectiveness. This was possible because a few minds chose to breakfree and solve various Testing Challenges to make it better. Now they’re here to lead the way.

What is it?

BreakFree is an initiative to connect like-minded individuals who are hungry to learn everything there is to Software/App Testing. The main aim and focus of this initiative is to build a community of learners, problem-solvers, experts, and everybody in between to come together to learn, share, discuss and bring positive changes in the Development and Testing space for it to grow in great leaps and bounds.

What can you expect from the series?

New Insights

Every session is packed with new insights and trends from the Change Leaders

Varied Modes of Learning

Learn through Webinars, Fireside Chats, Q&A Sessions, Podcasts and more.

Interactive Sessions

Connect and interact freely with our Change Leaders during the session to broaden your understanding on various topics.

Change Leaders

Nishant Gohel

Nishant is a software engineer at Accolite Digital. He is also building a community for testers called Fun Doo Testers. He loves playing with tools, brainstorming, and implementing crazy ideas to figure out ways to improve product quality with a business-oriented mindset.He is fond of sharing his experiences on youtube and in tech communities.

Priya Telkar

Priya carries 16+ years of diverse experience across various roles in Quality Engineering. She brings rich insights in various domains such as Device Testing, Mobile Application Testing, Quality Engineering, Product Management, User Experience, etc. In her free time you will find her engrossed in books as she enjoys reading.

George Ukkuru

George is a seasoned technocrat with over two decades of experience in Test Engineering, Product Management, and User Experience. He’s currently the Chief Solutions Officer at Testhouse Ltd. He’s one of the notable speakers in the Testing and Automation Domain. He also hosts a podcast called Automation Hangout.

Asmita Parab

Asmita Parab is the head of the QE Consulting and Advisory team for UST Product Engineering. She carries over 17 years of rich experience in the Quality Engineering domain. She believes in continuous learning and loves to build new capabilities to boost the quality and functionality of products for customers’ customers.

Rahul Parwal

Rahul is a Software Tester & Generalist. Currently, he works as a Senior Software Engineer with IFM Engineering. Reading, learning, and practicing the craft of software testing is something Rahul enjoys doing. His recent accolades include the ‘Jerry Weinberg Testing Excellence Award‘ under the ‘Rising star of the year’ (2021) Category from the “Tea-time with Testers”

Sowmya Sridharamurthy

Sowmya Sridharamurthy

Sowmya is a seasoned product quality leader currently working as SDET Manager at Lytho. With 15 years of experience handling products right from inception to delivery, she has worked on diverse software solutions- ERP, SAAS, Mobile Apps, and Web applications. Sowmya is an active community builder and runs the “APIans” meet-up group from Amsterdam.

Pricilla Bilavendran

Pricilla is a Passionate Test Engineer currently working with Billennium IT Services (M) Sdn – Malaysia, with a decade of experience in Quality Assurance. She has experience in testing flavors like Functional, EDI, ETL, Automation, and API Testing. She is an active community member, contributing to it through her blogs, webinars, and workshops.

Sahil Puri's

Sahil Puri is a quality engineering leader having 10+ years of rich experience in the software testing industry. He is currently an Engineering Manager at a growing startup - Zupee. He heads a team of quality engineers and continues to handle key automation projects in the organization. Apart from work, he likes to write blogs and share his ideas about tech & quality.

Mesut Durukul

Durukal is a seasoned professional with over 13 years of experience in industrial automation, IoT platforms, SaaS/PaaS and cloud services, the defense industry, autonomous mobile robots, and embedded and software applications. Mesut is a highly skilled and knowledgeable individual with a strong background in CMMI and Scrum & PMP methodologies.

Daniel Knott

Daniel loves digital products with high quality being web or native mobile applications. Currently, he is working as Head of Product Quality Engineering at MaibornWolff in Germany, where he shapes the future of testing for his clients. In the past 14 years, he worked as Lead Software Test Engineer for different native mobile apps and products.

Ajay Balamurugadas

aka 'ajay184f' in the testing community, is a passionate tester constantly reinventing his methodology. He co-founded Weekend Testing and authored multiple books on testing. Known as a change agent and motivational figure, Ajay tweets as @ajay184f, engaging in discussions on testing and life. Currently Senior Director - QE at GSPANN Technologies, he enjoys quality time with his family when not testing.