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About BugMania

The software landscape is changing by the day, driven by technology evolutions and innovations across disciplines. It is becoming omnipresent impacting end users in unimaginable ways. While software BiGos (yes, our age old "defects" or "bugs", now have a new fiction name), are searched for and eliminated as much as possible, before release to end users, at the epicentre of all of software evolution, BiGos continue to deep seat themselves in applications. BiGos trace back to the origin of the human race - they have existed since then in one form or another - they were first found in the human brain (the first computer) and we have known of them from the mythological days to the present day. In the mythological era, there were demons who were wired with zillions of BiGo's in their mind while in the current day we have fanatics in varied incarnations.

As humans started developing software these BiGo's found their way into software systems too. BiGos are getting sophisticated by the day, making it more complex and time consuming to find and eliminate them. We at App Testing Experts are organizing a BugMania event, to invite you from the human race to come find and crush these BiGos - here's an opportunity to pride yourself and be rewarded as the highest BiGo finder.

Join us on this BugMania event to commence your search for BiGos:

  • Get an Opportunity to test some interesting apps
  • Collaborate and Learn
  • Meet new people from the Industry
  • Chance to win some exciting prizes
  • Get recognized by fellow industry mates

Prizes To Be Won

  • First Prize: Apple iPad Mini 16 GB WiFi would be awarded to the winning team/individual
  • Runners-up Prize: Amazon Kindle would be awarded to the winning team/individual.
  • Get lucky by registering and turning up for the event.
    • Prizes to be won by 51st Registration, 101st Registration, 151st Registration and so on.
  • There would be other special prizes for the categories such as
    • Most Interesting Bug
    • Most Unique bug (A bug which is not reported by any other participant or team)
    • Usability issue which is accepted and appreciated by Product Owner
  • Chance to win through a quiz session
  • Every participant would be provided with:
    • Certificate of Participation
    • Goodies
    • Snacks

Rules For BugMania

  • Please carry your Company‚Äôs id card, without which your candidature for the event would not be possible.
  • All the Participants are required to bring their own devices (Laptops and Tablets).
    • For Tablets devices you should bring one iOS and one Android device.
    • Laptops having any Windows platform are acceptable.
  • You can either participate as an Individual or as a team (Not exceeding 2 members per team).
  • There can be a maximum of 5 Teams from One Organization.
  • Points would be awarded based on the quality of the issues mainly depending upon
    • Severity
    • Priority
    • Details and clarity
    • Type of Bug (Functional, UI)
    • Bonus points for unique defect
    • The duration of the event would be 2 to 3 hours.
  • First,Second and Special category prize(such as most unique bug) winners would be declared after a couple of weeks' time.
  • Remaining prizes would be on the Spot.
  • Under all circumstances the decision of Judges Panel would be final.

BugMania 2015 Results

Event held on 28 March'15 at QA Infotech Campus
Award Ceremony held on 11 April'15

First Prize

Prize Team Name Team Member(s) Organization
iPad Mini 16 GB WiFI Big hikers Pankaj Bhatt & Abhishek Gaur Hike Messenger

Runners-Up Team

Prize Team Name Team Member(s) Organization
Amazon 6"" Kindle E-Reader with Wi-Fi Hikins Swati Jain & Ritika Puri Hike Messenger

Special Category Awards

Category Team Name Team Member(s) Organization
Most Interesting Bug Mobile App Sneha Jaiswal & Jaivir Singh Snapdeal
Most Unique bug Mukesh Gupta Mukesh Gupta & Shelja Malik PayU
Most Interesting Usability Issue / Enhancement Hughes Systique Jaskiran Dhingra & Supriya Tripathi Hughes
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BugMania Judges

Mukesh Sharma

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As founder and CEO of QA InfoTech Worldwide, Mukesh is responsible for the company's vision and leads the organization's worldwide operations, marketing, sales and development efforts. He founded QA InfoTech with a vision to provide unbiased Quality Assurance (QA) testing solutions and has grown the organization to five Centers of Excellence, hundreds of employees and more than fifteen million dollars in annual revenues.

Mukesh began his technology career with DCM Data Systems as a software engineer, and then worked at IBM Corporation, Quark Inc., Gale Group and Adobe Systems in software engineering and testing roles. He has a passion for excellence, an eye for detail and commitment towards customers that has enabled QA InfoTech to stand apart in the exceedingly competitive software testing industry. Under his guidance, the company has contributed to various innovative quality assurance and test-automation solutions.




Nandan Jha

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A graduate of University of Delhi, Nandan Jha started his professional career in 1996 with Ampersand Consulting, coding for then hugely popular Anti-Virus software called 'Smartdog'. Later he worked with Newgen Software and EMC before joining Adobe in 2002. Over last 13 years at Adobe, he has worked on a plethora of products ranging from Acrobat to Photoshop. In his current assignment, he leads the international quality engineering (IQE) team and is responsible for entire localisation testing work of all Adobe products.

Outside of his work in Adobe, he has been a key contributor towards Software Testing industry, acting as a Jury for QAI-Software Testing Conference. He is on the 'BOS' (Board of Studies) as a representative from Industry, towards finalising the course for B.Tech (CS) and MCA for all colleges in Uttar Pradesh, affiliated to UPTU. In his free time, he pursues his interests in theatre and traveling




Kamlesh Bahediya

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Kamlesh is a seasoned software professional with deep interest in Quality Engineering. He has 17+ years' experience in testing desktop, enterprise software products and solutions. His strong mix of passion, commitment, technical inquisitiveness, team leadership and business skills focused on providing high ROI have helped add tremendous value to several stakeholders and customers. He currently works as Director - Customer Success at Adobe India, and is responsible for Quality of Adobe Marketing Cloud Solutions.


Rahul Vishwaroop

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Rahul has been with Adobe for over 15 years and has experience of leading cross-geo teams for multiple products at Adobe. He leads the global quality engineering team for Adobe InDesign at present. He has worked on industry leading products such as Photoshop, Illustrator, PageMaker, After Effects & Premiere Elements in the past. He has presented at conferences such as QAI as well as various internal Adobe forums & won awards for his paper presentations. Rahul has a degree in Architecture from Pune University & is the first ISTQB certified tester in India.
Current designation: Senior Engineering Manager, Quality


Nitin Mukhija

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Nitin Mukhija has over 10 years of experience in automation & manual testing. In his current role as Director of Testing in PayU India, he is responsible to build a high performing team of Test Engineers and collaborate closely with development teams & product managers to deliver software releases with an ever increasing level of quality. He is involved in defining & implementing Testing strategies, Test Automation strategy, and Continuous Integration development model. He is passionate about testing and he not only manages but also keeps himself hands-on in day to day manual releases, automation framework design and testing process implementation. He is Agile enthusiast and is an active volunteer with Agile Testing Alliance. He started his professional career with Microsoft where he worked near 6 years and shipped several CRM products working in the areas of Customer Service, Data migration, Data mapping & Customization. He was awarded Gold Star award at Microsoft for excellent teamwork, consistent performance, passion for quality and accountability. Academically he is Gold Medalist from Delhi University, 2002 and secured First position in MCA, IIT Roorkee, 2005.


Anuj Dewan

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Anuj has total work experience of around 8+ years, from last 3 years working with hike messenger as QA director. He is among the founding member of hike team.

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