The 5th edition of the ‘Zappers – Eventful Testing’ was yet another successfully organized event by TCL, encouraging and discovering avid testers across the city. The event was wholly organized and sponsored TCL and held at The Grand Magrath Hotel in Bangalore.
As attendees began walking into the venue by 6:30 pm, they were greeted with some appetizing food and post-work beer. It was nice to see new faces and some familiar ones, socialize with eachother as they discussed the proceedings of the evening. By 7:45 most of the people were well settled and rearing to go. There was the omnipresent connectivity glitch which was rectified soon by the hotel authorities.
The event saw an array of talented testers glued to their screens battling it out, finding bugs and logging it into the bug reporting system. The event was a conducted with a view to firstly encourage peer sharing and enhance the potential of many enthusiastic testers from various companies around Bangalore. HP, SourceEdge, Canary’s, Thomson Reuters, EFI, Fidelity, and Collabera were some of the participating organizations. There were a number of well known testers from the Weekend Testing community, who were looking to establish their dominance and well, did to a certain level. The applications which were given to the participants to test were Irfan View, Google Chrome 6 Beta, Song Bird 1.8 Beta, Firefox 4 Beta and finally the popular gaming application Quake 3 Arena. Teams logged a total of 190 defects in 60 minutes which kept our judges on their toes.
The evening of competition and anticipation was brought to an end by participants from the weekend testers bagging the 1st place and walking away with a cash prize. The team consisted of Pradeep, Sharath and Santhosh. The prize for the Show Stopper bug went to Parimala who almost couldn’t make it to the event but was quite evidently happy she did. The prizes were handed out by the Chairman, Stewart Noakes and the COO of TCL India, Manoj Chandrappa. The event concluded with a dinner and a few photo sessions.
The event is termed as a success purely because of the interest it generated. This event is not aimed at having hundreds of participants but to form a platform and create a community which would aid in doing so. We can just hope there were new connections formed and extend our gratitude to each and every participant alike.
Pictures of the event can be found on our facebook page.