Mindtree community stories

About Stories

Stories on this page are the outcomes of various community initiatives and interactions. Since the community is driven voluntarily, passionate Mindtree Minds decide the community objective, identify gaps, chart out a roadmap, leverage different techniques and intervention models that benefit other like-minded members. This also helps them network with each other, stay connected, make friends and build trust.

We did a community survey and found out that 23% saw a great progress in the way community initiative has evolved in 2011. 8% said the community activities have made a direct impact in their work/project and it was a life saver for them. 47% noticed a positive impact (personally/professionally) on themselves as well as others.

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Madhusudhan KM, Chief Architect of MindTree, facilitating an event on 'Rules of the Thumb do not Apply' for breakthrough applications. He gave examples of Skype, eBay, Twitter where the thumb rules did not apply.

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Community Sharing Tips & Tricks of Web Application Testing, using Browser Plug-ins and Add-ons

Community Sharing Tips & Tricks of Web Application Testing, using Browser Plug-ins and Add-ons

Testing Community

The Need

More than 50% of the testing projects involve testing web applications. Thus it becomes important for passionate testers from the community to have insights on testing web applications effectively. The community champions from Testing TTG decided to take this up and give a weekly dose or mantras, essentially tips and tricks, to the testing community. In addition they felt many in the community believe that important tasks like:

  • Automating functional test cases
  • Assessing performance or security
  • Understanding the concerns of the end users of the application

may need too much of effort as well as complex thinking. All of which may not be true depending on the context. They felt, however, for being a smart tester it was important to be aware of the smart utilities that are already available and use them in a right way.

The Engagement

Each event was focused on smart ways of testing web applications and did not cover any theoretical constructs. It took into account real life examples and provided practical tips. Throughout the series there was 1 hour interaction between the community members. The idea was to ensure that all members made immediate use of what they learnt back at work.

Events took place at all MindTree Indian locations – Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Pune. 3 days prior to each event, the champions from Testing TTG practice completed the knowledge transfer and walked the facilitators through internal demos across all locations. This was a great way to ensure consistency of content and experience throughout the series. A total of 32 events took place.

The Outcome

Approximately 417 Minds participated across locations. Passionate testers got exposure to smart add-ons across most popular browsers with live demos for each. Some specific outcomes include:

  • Testers learnt practical ways of using add-ons while testing web applications.
  • The community saw an increase in the willingness to contribute.
  • MindTree Minds who attended the events have spread the word to their teams on how to best use plugins and add-ons while doing web application testing.
  • A blogging contest was organized around this theme. 10 blog posts from 8 bloggers got published. This is what the winners had to say, “I will try my best to keep contributing and keep up to the expectations. This recognition is really motivating.” and the runner-up said, “Really appreciate this recognition; I’ll try to add more such posts to Konnect.”

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