First of a kind Reality Show in Testing Space

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Crafted with a vision to help others from community to showcase their innermost thoughts to the world confidently.

Super Voice is one of a kind event to find talented speakers in the testing community and bring them to the mainstream. We are on a mission to inspire & motivate testers to open up their hearts and share their thoughts by being more vocal.

 

We believe this will act as a chain reaction that gives confidence to those who participate & listen.

 

Conferences have always been a great way to share knowledge, however, the openness of conferences is always “limited” when it comes to moulding speakers (especially newbies). Super Voice will break those barriers and instil courage in speakers to take up public speaking and share their knowledge. 

 

A brand new signature event similar to Super Reads, yet unique and fresh (blend of Reality show & Speakathon) to help people in fulfilling their dreams of becoming public speakers. 

 

We want to encourage new speakers, and we also wish to bring a unique experience to our audience. Super Voice is crafted according to your tastes to fill your mind with an exhilarating learning experience. It is a genuinely global event open to anyone from the software testing industry.

What's in store

Unique & Fresh

A unique blend of speakathon & reality show to empower the speaker in you.

Diverse Themes

Themed rounds with multiple time windows and segments to mould the speakers.

 

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Best Judges

We got a dream panel of 6 top judges to help and guide you to speak better.

Support

Experience the Synapse QA vibe throughout the event timeframe. As always, we are there for you! 

11 Episodes

11 Episodes in total including the Live Grand Finale, streaming through our YouTube channel.

webinar

Webinar & AUA

Webinars on Public Speaking to guide & Ask Us Anything session to clarify your queries regarding the event. 

be better

Help you to be better

We want to help testers believe in themselves & convert novice speakers to regulars.

Community Visibility

In addition to being featured with other speakers of Super Voice, if you become one of the finalists, you will get an opportunity to speak at Synapse QA's first ever global conference in 2023, along with winning digital credentials, swags and many more.

How 🧩

It is conceptualised as a 11 episode show (10 recorded & Live Grand Finale) that will bring 12 shortlisted contestants to share their knowledge on different themes, topics, & formats and enhance their speaking skills. The whole event will have different stages as follows, which start with this call for auditions.

Contestants are requested to submit an entry in video format with a maximum duration of 8 mins adhering to the call for audition guidelines from the “Call for Auditions” page. 

Audition entries will be screened by our expert panel and 12 contestants will be selected for proceeding to the next rounds. 

The 12 shortlisted contestants will be competing in this round with a 10-15 min duration talk based on the theme “Human side of testing” (Test craftsmanship, Test methodologies, approaches, education, career growth tips etc **not covering anything related to technology). 4 episodes with 3 contestants in each episode will be recorded(video) and streamed via our YouTube Channel. 

 

*Episodes are recorded in the presence of Judges similar to the format of the reality show. Dates and structure will be communicated to selected candidates later. Recording is planned tentatively to happen in July.

 

Elimination: 4 contestants will be eliminated and the remaining 8 contestants(judge’s marks & audience votes) will advance to the next round. We won’t be having an episode for elimination, contestants will be notified accordingly.

The 8 shortlisted contestants will be competing in this round with a 20-25 min duration talk based on the theme “Technology in Testing” (About rising tech trends in testing, future of testing, AI, ML, Automation, Cloud, Codeless, Blockchain etc). 4 episodes with 3 contestants in each episode will be recorded(video) and streamed via our YouTube Channel. 

 

*Episodes are recorded in the presence of Judges similar to the format of the reality show. Dates and structure will be communicated to selected candidates later. Recording is planned tentatively to happen in August.

 

Elimination: 4 contestants will be eliminated and the remaining 4 contestants(judge’s marks & audience votes) will advance to the next round. We won’t be having an episode for elimination, contestants will be notified accordingly.

The 4 shortlisted contestants will be competing in this round with a 25-30 min duration talk based on the theme “Processes & Approaches in Testing” (Testing in Devops, startups and MNCs, Continuous testing, Testing and continuous delivery, Usability, Agile and testing etc). 2 episodes with 2 contestants in each episode will be recorded(video) and streamed via our YouTube Channel. 

 

*Episodes are recorded in the presence of Judges similar to the format of the reality show. Dates and structure will be communicated to selected candidates later. Recording is planned tentatively to happen in September.

 

Elimination: 1 contestant will be eliminated and the remaining 3 contestants based on judge’s marks & audience votes will advance to the grand finale. We won’t be having an episode for elimination, contestants will be notified accordingly.

Lightning talks of 10 min per contestant based on theme provided by Judges in a later stage(will be communicated after Playoffs elimination). Live event that determines the title winner of “Super Voice”.

Note: Once you submit your entry for auditions, please start preparing for the next round theme topic so that by the time we shortlist you will have a topic handy. 

Super Voice Rounds
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When? 🗓️

Stage 1:  Call for auditions is open till 30th June 2022, 11.59 PM IST. Any submissions after this date will not be considered to be part of the event.

 

Stage 2: Shortlisted 12 contestants will be notified by 10th July 2022 about the next rounds.  

 

Stage 3: Recording dates will be communicated to the selected contestants respectively later. However, recording months can be referred to under the stages section. 

 

*We will ensure that there is adequate time for the contestants to prepare so all the rounds will have a gap of a month each. 

Grand Finale:  8th October 2022 (Tentatively)

Call for Auditions Guidelines 📝

This is an opportunity to express your thoughts and share your experience globally with the community. We are open to anyone working in the “Testing” industry with any experience level. 

 

Auditions are open for any topics (Leadership and Management, Productivity, Hacks, Experience Report, Test Automation, Testing in Agile and DevOps, Continuous Testing, Test Techniques, Test Management, AI and ML in Testing, Codeless testing, API testing, Mobile Testing, Security Testing, Development Practices, DevOps, Infrastructure, Observability, Accessibility etc. These are just examples, we don’t want you to limit your creativity around these only. Please feel free to think out of the box. 

 

We will handpick 12 speakers out of the audition entries who will be proceeding to the further rounds.

 

Please make sure that your video entry is having a maximum duration of 8 mins

 

Final confirmation on selected entries for the next rounds will be informed to you by 10th July 2022.

 

Our Code Of Conduct

Benefits 🏆

In addition to being featured with other speakers of Super Voice, if you become one of the finalists, you will get an opportunity to speak at Synapse QA’s first ever global conference in 2023 along with industry leaders, also win digital credentials, swags, cash prizes and many more. 🎉

 

**All the rounds will have eliminations based on Judges marks & public voting.

Become A Sponsor

A chance to be part of one of the biggest and freshest event in testing space that helps your company to reach out to the talented minds around the world.

Our Judges

Lalit

Lalitkumar Bhamare

Tech Arch Manager, Innovation and Thought Leadership, Accenture Song, Germany

With over 14 years of experience, Lalit is working as a test engineering and s/w quality leader. He has been working in various aspects of test engineering right from the shift left to production telemetry. Lalit's specialty is to help organizations with their business and digital transformation using testing and quality consciousness as tools for transformation. To achieve that he has created his own delivery framework named Quality Conscious Software Delivery (QCSD). Lalit is known in the global testing industry for his contribution to the community in various forms such as through his non-profit publication named Tea-time with Testers, as Director at Association for software Testing- USA, as an international keynote speaker and testing thought leader. Over the decade, Lalit has been working closely with industry experts and leaders across the globe and has made an active contribution in taking the craft of software testing ahead.

Anna

Anna Royzman

Technology Leader | International Speaker & Trainer

Anna is a renowned international speaker and a recognized expert in Software Test Leadership. In 2021, she was honoured to receive the Jerry Weinberg Testing Excellence "Testing Inspiration of the Year" Award from the "TeaTime with Testers" magazine. In 2015, Anna founded Test Masters Academy that runs major international events: Test Leadership Congress, Test Masters Online, and ConTEST NYC, which made the annual list of the best Global Software Testing conferences starting from 2018. Anna held various test management roles for 14+ years, served as the Executive At Large on Association for Software Testing’s Board of Directors (2016-2017), as the President of AST Quality Leader SIG (2012-2014), and as the Software Test Professionals Community Advisory Board Member (2014-2015). Anna is the co-founder of NYC Testers and the founder of Test Masters meetups in New York.

Julia

Julia Pottinger

Head of Training and Development at QualityWorks

Julia is the Head of Training and Development at QualityWorks. She is a big advocate for work-life balance, rest and spending time with your loved ones. She enjoys helping companies enhance the quality of their software through improved test coverage, faster time to market, increased process efficiency and optimized use of resources. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and experience and contributes to the testing community through speaking at conferences, writing articles, delivering testing courses and conducting testing bootcamps. Julia has spoken at over 30 events and was the Keynote speaker for TestAutomationU Homecoming Celebration.

Lena

Lena Pejgan Wiberg

Engineering Manager - Nordnet Bank AB | Author of ”Would Heu-risk it”

I have been building software since 1999. After a decade of coding, I found my heart in testing, which is close to my heart even today although nowadays I focus on building organizations and growing people rather than the software itself. Continuous improvement is a core value and I believe we should all strive to keep up to date and challenge ourselves, our assumptions, and the way things are done. I am the author and creator of “Would Heu-risk it?” (card deck and book), an avid blogger, speaker, and workshop facilitator. On top of that, I combine skills learned through the years in my day job as an Engineering Manager. I live outside of Stockholm, Sweden with teenage kids, a partner, and way too many games, sewing machines, and books.

Ajay Balamurugadas

Senior Director – QE at GSPANN Technologies, Inc

Ajay Balamurugadas, goes by the handle ‘ajay184f’ in the testing community and is continuously re-inventing his testing methodology. He co-founded Weekend Testing – a worldwide movement for skilled testing, authored multiple books available at bit.ly/booksaj and bit.ly/ajleanpub. His friends associate the terms – ‘Change Agent, Idea Man, Motivational’ to him. He tweets under @ajay184f and loves to have long conversations on software testing and life in general. He is currently working at GSPANN Technologies, Inc. as Senior Director – QE. When not testing, he spends time with his wife and two children.

naveen kumar

NaveenKumar Namachivayam

Performance Engineer at Salesforce

Seasoned performance engineer with 15+ years of experience in architecting, designing and development of application & microservices & infrastructure automation, performance, chaos engineering, and CI/CD solutions. I am a T-Shaped learner who love to break stuffs, analyze why it broke and automate the repeated tasks. I am an avid blogger and content creator. I run a blog and YouTube channel called QAInsights where I publish articles and videos about performance engineering, observability, chaos engineering and testing trends and tools. The followers across multiple socials are 25000+ and growing. Catch me at qainsights.com

Show Hosts

Laveena Ramchandani

Laveena Ramchandani

Test Manager - Digital & Data Science

Laveena Ramchandani is an experienced Testing Consultant with a comprehensive understanding of tools available for software testing and analysis. She aims to provide valuable insights that have high technical aptitude and hopes to inspire others in the world through her work. Laveena holds a degree in Business Computing from Queen Mary University of London and regularly speaks at events on data science models and other topics.

Kiruthika Ganesan

Head Of QA at Deko

Kiruthika has over 14 years of experience in the IT industry, working as a Developer, Tester and Tutor. However, testing is what she is really passionate about because one gets to experience the best of both worlds, from understanding what the customer really wants, through to seeing how the magic really happens. Also, a big advocate of Women in Tech initiatives. When she is not working, Kika loves spending time with her kids and enjoys writing short stories.

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Awesome, wait for our update based on the screening of audition entries. 

 

FYI, if you are advancing to next rounds you have to be handy with 3 more topics based on the themes per round.

Please share your entry for audition via our “Call for Auditions” form. Our team will take it up  from there. Please join our Slack Channel also keep an eye on the updates & emails.

Please drop us a mail at contact@synapse-qa.com or submit our sponsorship enquiry form expressing your interest, we will get back to you at the earliest.

We prefer original and not published elsewhere. However, we don’t want to restrict you from participating,  as long as it meets audition guidelines, it is fine.

We don’t have any specific list and we encourage your creativity in choosing the right topic for the auditions. As for pointers to help with, please find these: Leadership and Management, Productivity, Hacks, Experience Report, Career Journey, An incident in your career, Test Automation, Testing in Agile and DevOps, Continuous testing, Test Techniques, Test Management, AI and ML in Testing, Codeless testing, API testing, Mobile Testing, Security Testing, Development Practices, DevOps, Infrastructure, Observability, Accessibility etc. These are just example categories, we don’t want you to limit your creativity around these only. Please feel free to think out of the box.

 

**FYI, further rounds after auditions are thematic rounds and themes will be shared by us in later stages.

Yes, you will have a chance to be one of the speaker at our global conference next year, also we have several prizes lined up.

 

*Stay tuned for the updates regarding prizes. 

All the audition entries should be of max duration 8 mins, in which the contestant should be able to share the core idea of the topic. 

Sure, we encourage all participants no matter if you are new or really experienced one, all are welcome, we will have some webinars/workshops and consultations in case you need extra help.

No, we are only accepting one entry from a participant. If you have ,multiple ideas please pick the best one among those as we should keep the review process seamless and effective with single entries.

Glad you ask, we value team effort, but this event is only for single entries; we encourage groups to go solo this time to experience the event at its fullest.

Sure, you can definitely ask for help. We will always be available and happy to help you throughout. Regarding re-use of ideas, please take note that we prefer it to be original, even if you are reusing a concept make sure to add a flair of yours and your own thoughts by being yourself.

No worries, if you are selected for the next rounds, you will receive an email confirming that; please stay tuned and double-check your email information or look for updates in our slack channel.

All the updates and communications will be shared via our slack channel for quick responses, if you are there that would be easier. 

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