Anand Bagmar is a hands-on and result-oriented Software Quality Evangelist with 17+ years in the IT field of which 14+ years in the software test field. He is passionate about shipping a quality product, and specializes in building automated testing tools, infrastructure and frameworks. Anand writes testing related blogs and has built open-source tools related to Software Testing – WAAT (Web Analytics Automation Testing Framework), TaaS (for automating the integration testing in disparate systems) and TTA (Test Trend Analyzer).
Anand is the lead organizer for the very popular testing conference in India – vodQA, and also speaks in conferences around the world. You can follow him on Twitter @BagmarAnand, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com, or read his blog.
The best advice I can give a current or future ThoughtWorker is
There is a lot of knowledge around you . Keep an open mind and be humble! Only then can you keep learning and find ways to become a better human, and also grow professionally!
The most interesting thing I've learned on the job is
There are great ideas and different ways of approaching a problem-statement. And, my idea may not be the best one :)
With ThoughtWorks, I've visited
All ThoughtWorks India offices, USA, Australia and Recife, Brasil
The thing I love most about my work is
I have the flexibility to think out-of-the-box, be creative and innovative in solving complex problems - and be appreciated about it!
The thing I'm most proud of from my time here is
I started blogging, writing articles for magazines, started vodQA, created open-source projects - WAAT, TaaS and TTA, spoke at over 20 conferences in the past few years