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Deepan Chakravarthy

Deepan Chakravarthy

Senior Mobile Handset Tester
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Role Model
Lots of people from whom I'm inspired like Mother Teresa, APJ Abdul Kalam, Steve Jobs and many more. All these people have done something great in their lives. When I read about these great people, it makes me realize what I'm and how I have get to in my life which makes me work sincerely hard.
Areas for the Future
SOA and Web Services Testing Performance and Security Testing Test Automation (Mobile & web)
Parting thoughts
Good Initiative taken by Silicon India to address someone's identify in their Carret path and publish in their portal for public view. I hope you will do much more in future.
Points of inflection
I think a career inflection point occurs when I stop working at jobs that will get me jobs that I want, and I arrive at those latter jobs.
Most Important Lessons
Starting over as a beginner is a refreshing, and empowering step by addressing people’s needs that keeps me engaged all time and making me proud of doing professional activities.
Plans for the Future
Couple of years ago, I would have never assumed I would be where I am today. The best thing to do (for me at least) is to think only as far as next year, the further out you go, the more guessing you have to do.
Changes in the industry
By the time, I started my carrer in QA area, I only needed to settle with Manual Testing. With the emerge of Automation, the effectiveness, efficiency and coverage of the software testing has grown rapidly.
Required Reading
Cloud Computing: http://cloud-computing.alltop.com/ Software QA and Testing: http://www.softwareqatest.com/qatfaq2.html
Most Important Decisions
During my initial career stage, I had difficulty choosing between two equally good Domains. When I initially started my career, I learnt a lot in Networking. Later when I get chance in Mobility area, I initially find too difficult to switch, but I had to move in Mobility after analzying all areas.
A Fine Balance:
Opting flexible work time Work from home Keeping personal and professional locations totally separate
Tech trends to watch out for
Increased Adoption of Test Lifecycle Management, Testing Metrics and Automation Solutions. Development of Testing Frameworks for Newer Technologies. These emerging trends help me to take quick decision-making and driving greater efficiency with existing/emerging process,Frameworks and Solutions.
Essential Advice
The QA Domain is not critical for someone who needs to start their career in. They must understand Software Testing Life cycle model, process, Testing Methodologies and Startegies before they get into practical.
Degrees that Matter
ISTQB certification must help for someone who is making their footprint into QA domain. This should not give you awareness of Testing Process instead definitely help to make quick decisions as well.
The Journey So Far
My overall career journey so far is fruitful and I'm very pleased with the path my career has taken to date. I've made a series of conscious decisions that have led me to when I'm writing this.
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