News Updates

January 2014

STeP-IN SUMMIT 2014 CALL FOR SPEAKERS: Submissions are invited for: Speaking Opportunities & Best Publications STeP-IN SUMIT2014: "Testing NOW" – Today’s tester is a unique being, driven, not by deadlines and mundane tasks, but by a relentless curiosity and a fascination with possibilities. Join us at STeP-IN SUMMIT 2014 – the 11th International Software Testing conference. Awaken the tester in you. This is where you want to be; this is NOW.


IIIT-B Fall Semester students complete projects mentored by industry professionals
Students of IIIT-B successfully complete Fall Semester 2013 testing course projects under the mentorship of  project guides from Altisource, Intuit, McAfee and SAP Labs. This collaboration with IIIT-B was initiated by STeP-IN Forum in 2011 and has been in practice since then.

Students who have opted for Software Testing as the 3rd semester elective in 2013 their Masters in IT program participated in this initiative.

Project topics for 2013 spanned the breadth of Software Testing and included areas such as

    • Security considerations for Mobile – Android Apps
    • Performance monitoring for Android Applications
    • Dashboard for error reports
    • Advanced Automation Framework
    • Integrated Test Automation Platform
    • Design Thinking in Testing
    • Using Orthogonal Array optimize total number of Regression test for an Mobile application
    • Head-less UI testing for JavaScript Layer in the area of Test Technology.

This served as a good opportunity for students to work in corporate projects and get exposed to many practical aspects of testing. When we pinged them about their experience, almost all of them said that they learnt a lot and that the experience was very valuable.

September 2013

Software Testing Competition at Pune: This was a first of its kind event organized by STeP-IN Forum's Pune Chapter held on 21st September 2013 at College of Engineering Pune (COEP) Sponsored by SQS India. The Winners included: MindTree’s CRUSADERS; Siemens Industry Software's "Cyborg Racers" and Xpanxion International's "The Hunters"

July 2013

Some highlights at STeP-IN SUMMIT 2013:

  • Over 750 delegates from India and abroad
  • Keynote addresses by Lee Copeland, Consultant SQE; Srinivasan Desikan, best-selling Software Testing author and Sashi Reddi, VP & GM, Big Data and Analytics at CSC
  • Most popular speaker choices: Ajay Balamurugadas; Yogananda Jeppu of Moog India Technology Centre; Keith Klain, Barclays Plc; Hemant Jaggi, MakeMyTrip, SOwmya Krishnan, Citrix
  • 33 sessions including Key Notes, Plenaries, Technical Tracks, a Mini-colloquium, a Panel Discussion, Lightning Talks and Tutorials\

Click here to visit STeP-IN SUMMIT 2013

October 2012

We turned 10 this year in October 2012. We would like to commemorate this very special occasion through a year-long celebration. Watch this space for exciting testing-related events in the upcoming months.

And to kick-start the same we present an exciting Webinar on “Anti-Cloud Patterns – How QA can play a role on decision making of Cloud Adoption” by Raj Neravati, COO, Cigniti Inc on November 8, 2012. Click here for more details

September 2012

HSTC 2012: Software Testing Version2.0: Smarter, Leaner and Simpler came to a successful completion on September 28, 2012. The conference was well received by 350 + participants across the 2-day event. Click here for the HIGHLIGHTS.

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