2011 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing India

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Event Details

Date: December 14-16, 2011
Venue: KTPO Trade Centre, Bangalore, India


Event Overview

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is a series of conferences designed to bring research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. Presenters are leaders in their respective fields, representing industrial, academic and government communities. Leading researchers present their current work, while special sessions focus on the role of women in today's technology fields including computer science, information technology, research, and engineering

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is presented by the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology and the Association for Computing Machinery.


Session Details

Session 6, Technical Track 2
Topic: Testing on the Cloud
Moderator: Sasi C. Tadepalli, Principal Test Manager, Microsoft
Panelists: Ashu Thangaraj, Project Manager - IPG R&D Hub, Hewlett Packard,
Anuradha A, Delivery Manager - Independent Validation Solutions, Infosys
Date: December 16, 2011
Time: 12:00-13:00 IST
Venue: Hall D, KTPO Trade Centre

Session Description
Cloud computing, with its potential as the next generation for software services, is viewed as the most sustainable method for application deployment in the IT industry. With an increasing number of companies developing and transforming for the Cloud, a parallel need to establish new test strategies, methodologies, tools, and techniques is emerging. Testing applications on the Cloud still focus on the traditional testing types - functional, performance, stress, load, and security. The difference is how these tests are executed for applications that are deployed in the non-traditional sense and are virtually available to anyone who can hook on to the Cloud. The criticality of certain testing types like security and scalability need to be strategized differently and involves specific techniques to qualify the product or solution. In this panel, women in the industry who have worked on delivering multiple solutions in the Cloud, explore the challenges of moving to the new technology, the similarities and differences between the various Cloud platforms and the technical difficulties of executing a test solution for the Cloud.


Speaker Profiles

Sasi C. Tadepalli, as Principal Test Manager at Microsoft, is responsible for generating and implementing engineering test plans, improving on the current performance infrastructure and increasing automation coverage. She is involved in migrating one of Microsoft's main applications to Microsoft Cloud. Hailing from a development background and leading a test team has given her a unique perspective into the release cycle.

Sasi holds a master's degree from the University of Wyoming and a bachelor's degree from Andhra University.

Ashu Thangaraj leads product development of Enterprise Document Workflow solution at Hewlett Packard. She has been leading the qualification of printing solution for the past two years. Under her leadership the qualification has been strategized to qualify the E-print service with focus testing solutions hosted on the Cloud. Testing with millions of printers simulating connections to the Cloud added to the challenge. Today the solution includes over 3 million web printers.

Ashu holds a bachelor's degree in technology from BITS, India. She also holds PMP certification and recently received the “Earhart Award” from HP.

Anuradha has over 19 years of experience in Telecom and IT industries. She manages a large testing portfolio spread across multiple locations and customers in the Manufacturing and High-tech sectors. She has evangelized Independent Testing and has authored white papers on Process Improvement and Adopting Test Automation. Anuradha anchored the New Engagement Pricing Models initiative which won an organizational award. She has donned a variety of technical and managerial roles and is experienced in large transformation programs, consulting, test strategizing, and automation.

She holds a bachelor's degree in engineering.


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