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Tech must be the servant rather than the master

26 Sep

People and communities are putting new technologies to use in solving social problems

IT conferences , IT summits

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Technological innovation often starts with a promise of empowerment — plans to make the whole world’s information accessible (Google), to give people the power to build community (Facebook), to share ideas instantly (Twitter), or simply to enable them to do more (Microsoft).
However, as technology companies have grown, many people have a sense of disenfranchisement and powerlessness. Their data are collected and traded — often hacked — in ways that are difficult to monitor and control. Smart cities are covered in sensors but the information is not necessarily freely available. People fear that robots will take their livelihoods. Social media can be an arena for bullying rather than free speech.

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Away from the bleak headlines, however, people and communities are still putting new technologies to use in solving social problems, holding authorities to account and overcoming injustice or inequality. Often these projects and innovations happen at grassroots level and on low budgets, practically invisible to the wider public.

AGILE, DEVOPS, BLOCKCHAIN, ARTIFICIAL INTELEEIGENCE conferences

Tech lines by Leaders:
Every piece of technology should help embellish the capability of human beings. We definitely want more productivity and efficiency, but we do not want to degrade humanity.

“The ability to really make sure that we’re not only thinking about the person, but the institutions people builds,”

“We think about it at the global scale, but most importantly, for us, it’s not about our technology, it is about what you can do with technology to create your own technology, to have real impact in moving our society and economy forward. That’s what is central to our mission,”

“In fact, technology trends and paradigms will come and go, but what will center us is this sense of purpose and mission?”

This is a time where the profound impact of technology in everything that people do is so much deeper, so much broader, whether one is talking about precision agriculture, or precision medicine, the future of connected products, smart cities or smarter factories.

“There isn’t a single industry that isn’t being transformed.

We collectively have the opportunity to lead in this transformation,”
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DevOps Info

25 Sep

As enterprises join the continuous delivery movement, we look at some of the challenges to DevOps adoption

Conferences “DevOps, Agile,Automation”

The human side of DevOps

DevOps practitioners often claim taking care of the technology side of the continuous delivery equation is nothing compared to getting the people part of it right, as agile-inspired processes often require IT teams to adapt to very different ways of working. Download this guide to read best practice and real-world examples of organisations who have successfully addressed the human side of DevOps.
Big organisations are just too weighed down by bureaucracy, legacy technologies and waterfall-style software development techniques for DevOps to thrive, and any attempt to challenge the status quo will come to nothing – or so the rhetoric went.But what the detractors perhaps did not bank on is that many of the characteristics they considered to be at odds with DevOps are actually fuelling an appetite for change within enterprises, as many come to realise that doing things the way they always have done could put them at a competitive disadvantage.

Safeguarding competitiveness

As such, enterprise IT leaders now realise that lengthy and restrictive software development cycles are no longer conducive to safeguarding their competitiveness or their ability to keep pace with the changing demands of their customers.

Accordingly, they have grown frustrated with pushing out software products that their competitors have already bettered or whose functionality is out of step with what their customers want.
They are also looking at how their competitors are drawing on agile concepts to ramp up the pace of software innovation within the walls of their companies, and seeing that – despite what the naysayers think – it is possible for DevOps to take hold within large organisations.

For proof of that, one only needs to look at the roll-call of household enterprise names that are joining the DevOps movement, and see how many of them operate in highly regulated industries that some may traditionally consider ill-suited for agile.
“If those organisations with a reputation for being conservative, even within the IT population, can get on board with this, it just gives us more evidence that it really can be done,” says Gene Kim, co-author of The DevOps Handbook. “If you look at The DevOps Handbook, we have 48 case studies that show how these organisations have applied these principles… and 12 are based on unicorns such as LinkedIn, eBay, Google and Amazon – but the rest of these [success stories] are coming from large, complex organisations that look like the rest of us.”

conferences “Blockchain, IOT”

These are all considered important stages when it comes to scaling and converting small-scale (or departmental) DevOps activities into a company-wide initiative that the whole organisation can get behind and benefit from.

But, as more and more enterprises pin their colours to the DevOps mast, other barriers to company-wide adoption are emerging that are either industry-specific or related to how an organisation operates.

One such area relates to getting senior management to appreciate what continuous delivery and improvement really means in the context of DevOps, and the benefits this approach has on the software products they produce.

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Conferences are really like parties, and an A-list party is one where A-list people are in attendance. You figure out who are the really important people to invite and get them to show up as speakers or as guests. Then everybody wants to be there. If you don’t know who the important people are, you shouldn’t be attending a conference.

 
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Artificial Intelligence Machine Learning Bangalore

21 Sep

Artificial Intelligence

Register here for summit organised by unicom:http://www.unicomlearning.com/2017/Artificial_Intelligence_Machine_Learning_Bangalore/

Technology innovations meet greatest success in business when these are entirely ‘client focussed’. Developments in the retail sector, which is consumer-led, are addressing client demand for more personalised, faster and competitive services. Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Sentiment Analysis are changing the way in which these services are offered. In particular Financial Organisations are creating and leveraging such innovation in the domain of wealth management. This trend is now being taken on board by multiple innovators: academia, start-ups, technology companies and financial market participants.

Philosophy of AI
While exploiting the power of the computer systems, the curiosity of human, lead him to wonder, “Can a machine think and behave like humans do?”

Thus, the development of AI started with the intention of creating similar intelligence in machines that we find and regard high in humans.

Goals of AI
To Create Expert Systems − The systems which exhibit intelligent behavior, learn, demonstrate, explain, and advice its users.

To Implement Human Intelligence in Machines − Creating systems that understand, think, learn, and behave like humans.

What Contributes to AI?
Artificial intelligence is a science and technology based on disciplines such as Computer Science, Biology, Psychology, Linguistics, Mathematics, and Engineering. A major thrust of AI is in the development of computer functions associated with human intelligence, such as reasoning, learning, and problem solving.

Out of the following areas, one or multiple areas can contribute to build an intelligent system.

What is AI Technique?
In the real world, the knowledge has some unwelcomed properties −

Its volume is huge, next to unimaginable.
It is not well-organized or well-formatted.
It keeps changing constantly.
AI Technique is a manner to organize and use the knowledge efficiently in such a way that −

It should be perceivable by the people who provide it.
It should be easily modifiable to correct errors.
It should be useful in many situations though it is incomplete or inaccurate.
AI techniques elevate the speed of execution of the complex program it is equipped with.

What is Intelligence?
The ability of a system to calculate, reason, perceive relationships and analogies, learn from experience, store and retrieve information from memory, solve problems, comprehend complex ideas, use natural language fluently, classify, generalize, and adapt new situations.

Register here:http://www.unicomlearning.com/2017/Artificial_Intelligence_Machine_Learning_Bangalore/

Applications of AI
AI has been dominant in various fields such as −

Gaming − AI plays crucial role in strategic games such as chess, poker, tic-tac-toe, etc., where machine can think of large number of possible positions based on heuristic knowledge.

Natural Language Processing − It is possible to interact with the computer that understands natural language spoken by humans.

Expert Systems − There are some applications which integrate machine, software, and special information to impart reasoning and advising. They provide explanation and advice to the users.

Vision Systems − These systems understand, interpret, and comprehend visual input on the computer. For example,

A spying aeroplane takes photographs, which are used to figure out spatial information or map of the areas.

Doctors use clinical expert system to diagnose the patient.

Police use computer software that can recognize the face of criminal with the stored portrait made by forensic artist.

Speech Recognition − Some intelligent systems are capable of hearing and comprehending the language in terms of sentences and their meanings while a human talks to it. It can handle different accents, slang words, noise in the background, change in human’s noise due to cold, etc.

Handwriting Recognition − The handwriting recognition software reads the text written on paper by a pen or on screen by a stylus. It can recognize the shapes of the letters and convert it into editable text.

Intelligent Robots − Robots are able to perform the tasks given by a human. They have sensors to detect physical data from the real world such as light, heat, temperature, movement, sound, bump, and pressure. They have efficient processors, multiple sensors and huge memory, to exhibit intelligence. In addition, they are capable of learning from their mistakes and they can adapt to the new environment.

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Data Visualisation Summit Johannesburg

19 Sep

 Data Visualisation

Register here:http://www.unicomlearning.com/2017/Data_Visualisation_Summit_Johannesburg/

The Data Visualisation Summit 2017 is a one-day, single-track event on October 27th at Johannesburg, focused exclusively contextualized to explore Visualisation tools and tips. Bringing together data enthusiasts who will help you rethink your data imagery to enable easier to interpret, management and action. Join the leaders making informed data-driven decisions.

This summit brings together leading experienced speakers within the Visualisation field to demonstrate how data Visualisation has developed as a skill and tool. Using live demonstrations and interactive presentations to help further your skills and understanding of creating digestible graphics to convert your data into actionable visuals. With an impressive lineup, this event will provide the ideal platform for a deep analysis of the need for organizations to not only invest in, but understand data Visualisation, from breaking down big data and how this is represented to the power and danger of data Visualisation.

Data visualization: A wise investment in your big data future

With big data there’s potential for great opportunity, but many retail banks are challenged when it comes to finding value in their big data investment. For example, how can they use big data to improve customer relationships? How – and to what extent – should they invest in big data?

In this Q&A with Simon Samuel, Head of Customer Value Modeling for a large bank in the UK, we examine these and other big data issues that confront retail bankers.

Why is data visualization important?

Because of the way the human brain processes information, using charts or graphs to visualize large amounts of complex data is easier than poring over spreadsheets or reports. Data visualization is a quick, easy way to convey concepts in a universal manner – and you can experiment with different scenarios by making slight adjustments.

Data visualization can also:

Identify areas that need attention or improvement.
Clarify which factors influence customer behavior.
Help you understand which products to place where.
Predict sales volumes.

 Data Visualisation

Register here:http://www.unicomlearning.com/2017/Data_Visualisation_Summit_Johannesburg/

 

Agile Testing Test Automation and Devops Summit Singapore

18 Sep

Register here:http://www.unicomlearning.com/2017/Agile_Testing_Test_Automation_and_Devops_Summit_Singapore/

Test Automation Summit brings together people who are passionate about automation testing – enthusiastic and experienced speakers and delegates, who learn from each other through review presentations, case studies and round table discussions.

Learn more about Test Automation Framework, Functional and Non Functional Test Automation, Mobile Test Automation, Web Test Automation and many more.

Agile Testing Summit is focused more on collaborative learning from the people who are involved in agile testing, and want to explore the future of Agile. With a focus on best practices, our events allow attendees to explore strategies surrounding TDD, BDD, ATDD, Continuous Testing and many more.

DevOps Summit brings together leading practitioner-organizations who have achieved Continuous Delivery and organizational transformation. Companies going through Mergers and Acquisitions will inherit these systems too and be faced with similar situations. Companies need to find out the many initiatives that increase the efficiency and agility within the enterprise and balance system uptime and stability while bringing alignment between Dev and Ops.

Advantages of Agile Testing

Agile Testing Saves Time and Money

Less Documentation

Regular feedback from the end user

Daily meetings can help to determine the issues well in advance

Principles of Agile Testing

Testing is NOT a Phase: Agile team tests continuously and continuous testing is the only way to ensure continuous progress.

Testing Moves the project Forward: When following conventional methods, testing is considered as quality gate but agile testing provide feedback on an ongoing basis and the product meets the business demands.

Everyone Tests: In conventional SDLC, only test team tests while in agile including developers and BA’s test the application.

Shortening Feedback Response Time: In conventional SDLC, only during the acceptance testing, the Business team will get to know the product development, while in agile for each and every iteration, they are involved and continuous feedback shortens the feedback response time and cost involved in fixing is also less.

Clean Code: Raised defects are fixed within the same iteration and thereby keeping the code clean.

Reduce Test Documentation: Instead of very lengthy documentation, agile testers use reusable checklist, focus on the essence of the test rather than the incidental details.

Test Driven: In conventional methods, testing is performed after implementation while in agile testing, testing is done while implementation.

Register here:http://www.unicomlearning.com/2017/Agile_Testing_Test_Automation_and_Devops_Summit_Singapore/

Automated Testing?

Every software development group tests its products, yet delivered software always has defects. Test engineers strive to catch them before the product is released but they always creep in and they often reappear, even with the best manual testing processes. Test Automation software is the best way to increase the effectiveness, efficiency and coverage of your software testing.

Manual software testing is performed by a human sitting in front of a computer carefully going through application screens, trying various usage and input combinations, comparing the results to the expected behavior and recording their observations. Manual tests are repeated often during development cycles for source code changes and other situations like multiple operating environments and hardware configurations. An automated testing tool is able to playback pre-recorded and predefined actions, compare the results to the expected behavior and report the success or failure of these manual tests to a test engineer. Once automated tests are created they can easily be repeated and they can be extended to perform tasks impossible with manual testing. Because of this, savvy managers have found that automated software testing is an essential component of successful development projects.

Automated software testing has long been considered critical for big software development organizations but is often thought to be too expensive or difficult for smaller companies to implement. SmartBear’s Tools are affordable enough for single developer shops and yet powerful enough that our customer list includes some of the largest and most respected companies in the world.

DevOps
DevOps is a new term emerging from the collision of two major related trends. The first was also called “agile infrastructure” or “agile operations”; it sprang from applying Agile and Lean approaches to operations work. The second is a much expanded understanding of the value of collaboration between development and operations staff throughout all stages of the development lifecycle when creating and operating a service, and how important operations has become in our increasingly service-oriented world (cf. Operations: The New Secret Sauce).

One definition Jez Humble proposed to me is that DevOps is “a cross-disciplinary community of practice dedicated to the study of building, evolving and operating rapidly-changing resilient systems at scale.”

That’s good and meaty, but it may be a little too esoteric and specific to Internet startup types. I believe that you can define DevOps more practically as
Those techniques can range from using source control to testing to participating in an Agile development process.

For this purpose, “DevOps” doesn’t differentiate between different sysadmin sub-disciplines – “Ops” is a blanket term for systems engineers, system administrators, operations staff, release engineers, DBAs, network engineers, security professionals, and various other subdisciplines and job titles. “Dev” is used as shorthand for developers in particular, but really in practice it is even wider and means “all the people involved in developing the product,” which can include Product, QA, and other kinds of disciplines.

Register here:http://www.unicomlearning.com/2017/Agile_Testing_Test_Automation_and_Devops_Summit_Singapore/

 
 

Analytics Olympiad 2017-India Analytics Summit-Bangalore

13 Sep

contest

Register here:http://www.unicomlearning.com/analytics-olympiad-2017-india-analytics-summit-bangalore.html

The 4th edition of the biannual corporate quiz contest on Analytics, Analytics Olympiad 2017 is back!!. Purpose of this contest is to identify India’s most knowledgeable Analytics Professionals. This year, the format has changed with a different list of topics. Will you bring laurel to your organization and to yourself?

Analytics Olympiad will be organized by UNICOM in 2017.

Over 5000 IT professionals from 1000+ companies in India and abroad would be participating, with experience ranging from 6 months to 25 years and professionals in Analytics

Analytics Olympiad 2017 Winners

1st Prize – Team Brillians –Rajiv Chemudupati & Vadiraj Deshpande, Brillio Technologies

2nd Prize– Team Knowledge Seekers- Mayank Goel & Anushree Maheshwari, Vodafone

3rd Prize – Team Livewire, Anupama Gangadhar & Chiranjiv Roy, Mercedes Benz R & D India

Analytics Olympiad 2016 Winners

1st Prize – dh Team -5-Santanu Paul, Data Scientist & Satendra Kumar, Analysis Manager, Dunnhumby India IT Services Pvt Ltd Gurgaon

2nd Prize – SAPHans, Harshil Singhal, Associate Business Process Consultant & Lavanya Lakshmi, Business Process Consultant, SAP,Bangalore

Analytics Olympiad 2015 Winners

1st Prize – Rama Gurubaran V, Business Analysis Sr Analyst, Dell Bangalore

2nd Prize – Anuradha D Shenoy, Manager, Information Systems, BPCL Ltd. Mumbai

3rd Prize – Vinesh Gaonakr, Business Analysis Advisor, Dell Bangalore

List of Topics that will be covered in Analytics Olympiad:

Analytics
Big data
Business analytics
Business Intelligence
Complex event processing
Data mining
Data presentation architecture
Learning analytics
Statistics
Game Plan:
Qualifier Round 1: Online on Oct 05, 2017 – Duration 30 Mins [Time: 4:00-4:30 PM] FREE

Link to take the quiz would be sent to nominees via email 2 days before the quiz
Quiz can be taken from anywhere – office / home / browsing centres, etc.
This round will be for 30 minutes. You will have to answer 40 Multiple Choice Questions
Questions have been designed to be generic covering all areas of Analytics. Most delegates will find questions to be easy.
Based on performance selected teams will be qualified for Round 2.
Selected Candidates will be informed via Email & will have to pay a nominal fee of Rs 15,000+GST per team to participate in semi-finals. This fee includes Complimentary pass for India Analytics Summit 2017.
Semi-Finals in Bangalore (Nov 30, 2017) (08:00 am to 08:30 am) PAY

Format – Pen and Paper based quiz.
This round will be for 40 minutes. You will have to answer 40 Multiple Choice Questions and 2 Situational and Subjective Questions
Top 4 teams will go to finals.
Certificates will be provided to all semi-finalists
Finals with 4 Teams in Bangalore (Nov 30, 2017) (Time 4:30 PM to 5:00PM) in Bangalore

Format – Oral quiz to be held on stage
Quiz will have Audio and Video Rounds with Live scoring. Contest Format will be explained at the beginning.
This round will be for 40 minutes. You will have to answer 40 Multiple Choice Questions and 2 Situational and Subjective Questions
Result will be announced at the Venue by 5.30 PM. Winners and Runners-Up Teams will be given Prizes by our Chief Guest.
What’s the Best Analytics Team taking home?

Winning Team – Gold Certificates and Gold Medal to both players in the team
First Runner Up Team – Silver Certificate and Silver Medal to both players in the team
Second Runner Up Team – Bronze Certificate and Bronze Medal to both players in the team
Winners shall be facilitated with the awards on the same day of conference (i.e. 30th Nov, 2017) in Bangalore at the India Analytics Summit.

contest

Who is eligible for Analytics Olympiad?

Anyone who is professionally involved in Analytics(at all roles)is eligible
Students/Freshers are not eligible

Is there any participation fee?

There is no participation fee to take Qualifier Round.
However those who get selected for Semi-finals will need to pay Rs 15,000+GST per team as participation fee. This fee includes –

Attendance @ SemiFinals and India Analytics Summit conference in Bangalore on 30th Nov’2017.
How to Enrol for Analytics Olympiad?

Corporate Nomination:

A Team* of two needs to enrol together by sending an email to contact@unicomlearning.com with following details of each participant:
Team Name | Full Name | Email Id | Phone Number | Company Name | Designation | Team name | Comments (If Any)
*More than one team can be nominated by a company
Non-Corporate Nomination:

If your company is not nominating you and your friend, then you can still nominate your team
A Team of two needs to enrol together by sending an email to contact@unicomlearning.com with following details of each participant:
Team Name | Full Name | Email Id | Phone Number | Company Name | Designation | Team name | Comments (If Any)

Register here:http://www.unicomlearning.com/analytics-olympiad-2017-india-analytics-summit-bangalore.html

 
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Blockchain Summit Johannesburg

12 Sep


Register here:
http://www.unicomlearning.com/2017/Blockchain_Summit_Johannesburg/

The Blockchain Summit, organized by the UNICOM will take place on 26th October 2017 Johannesburg. The Blockchain Conference 2017 will bring together a diverse range of experts who will discuss all the opportunities, challenges and exciting possibilities in innovation and disruption that can be leveraged in Johannesburg using this technology.

Blockchain is a revolutionary technology that minimizes fraud and maximizes efficiency, security & transparency in supply chains, healthcare, global money systems, financial technologies, democratic elections, auction of public assets, energy trading, electronic record authentication, delivery of Government services, IoT and much, much more. Blockchain technology in the information age represents the critical intersection between the financial rails, social networking, and powerful decentralised networks. It is critical for stakeholders to formulate careful legal and business strategies around novel business models as the technology and infrastructure, as well as the corresponding market appetite and regulatory structures, evolve rapidly in disparate global markets.

What are the concerns about bitcoin?

is bitcoin legalGovernment agencies are increasingly worried about the implications of bitcoin, as it has the ability to be used anonymously, and is therefore a potential instrument for money laundering. In particular, law enforcers seem to be concerned about the decentralized nature of the currency.

As early as April 2012, the FBI published a document highlighting its fears around bitcoin specifically, drawing a distinction between it and centralized digital currencies such as eGold and WebMoney. It voiced concerns that while US-based exchanges are regulated, offshore services may not be, and could be a haven for criminals to use bitcoin for illicit activities without being traced.

Bitcoin was the only form of currency accepted on Silk Road, an anonymous marketplace that was only accessible over the TOR anonymous browsing network, and which was closed by the FBI in October 2013. Silk Road was commonly used to sell goods that are illegal in many countries, including narcotics. This prompted US Senator Charles Schumer to call for the site to be shut down, explicitly linking it to bitcoin, which he called a “surrogate currency”.

With a blockchain, many people can write entries into a record of information, and a community of users can control how the record of information is amended and updated. Likewise, Wikipedia entries are not the product of a single publisher. No one person controls the information.

Descending to ground level, however, the differences that make blockchain technology unique become more clear. While both run on distributed networks (the internet), Wikipedia is built into the World Wide Web (WWW) using a client-server network model.

Register here:
http://www.unicomlearning.com/2017/Blockchain_Summit_Johannesburg/

 
 

Manager’s Olympiad’2017

11 Sep

Register here:http://www.unicomlearning.com/managers-olympiad2017.html

Dear Colleagues,

The 4th edition of the biannual corporate quiz contest Managers Olympiad 2017 is back!!. Purpose of this contest is to identify India’s most knowledgeable Manager. This year, the format has changed with a different list of topics. Will you bring laurel to your organization and to yourself?

Manager’s Olympiad will be organized by UNICOM in 2017.

Over 1400 IT professionals from 300+ companies in India and abroad would be participating, with experience ranging from 5 years to 20 years.

Last Year Winners (Oct’2016)

Manpreet Singh & Gaurav Gupta- Team Amdocs-AMDOCS-Winners
Pradip Das & Nitin Ashok Digraje-Team Amaaze App-AMDOCS-1st Runners Up
Madhu Kumar & Sourabh Bedi-Team Blasting Global Provide-VODAFONE-2nd Runners Up
Last Year Winners (April’2016)

Goparaju- The ICFAI University Group-Winners
Swapnil & Sugumar-JDA Software-1st Runners Up
Swapna & Om-SAP Labs India Pvt.Ltd-2nd Runners Up
2015 Winners

Swapnil Saurav-JDA Software-Winners
Hrishikesh Thombare-Xoriant Solutions Pvt. Ltd-1st Runners Up
shaktikant mishra-Cognizant technology solutions-2nd Runners Up
List of Topics that will be covered in Manager’s Olympiad:

Project Management
Delivery Management
Product Management
IT service management
Operations Management
Quality Management
Stakeholder Management
Eligibility for Manager’s Olympiad?
a. Anyone who is professionally involved in Software Development & Testing

b. Working in an organization/Self-employed (Student/Fresher not eligible)

Game Plan:

Qualifier Round 1 : Online on 27th Sep,2017 – Duration 30 Mins [Time: 4:00-4:30 PM (IST)] FREE

Link to take the quiz would be sent to nominees via email 2 days before the quiz
The quiz can be taken from anywhere – office / home / browsing centres, etc. You need a quiet place with internet connection.
This round will be for 30 minutes. You will have to answer 40 Multiple Choice Questions
Based on performance selected participants will qualify for final to be held on the day of Conference.
Selected Candidates will be informed via Email.
Those who get selected need to pay Enrolment Fee for semi-finals by 6th Oct 2017. In case of non-payment, entry to semi-finals will be withheld.
Enrolment Fee is INR 15,000 + GST per team to attend semi-finals and complimentary seat to the conference.
Semi-Finals on 12th Oct, 2017 at the World DevOps Summit at Bangalore (Time: 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM) at the Conference VenuePAY

Format – Pen and Paper based quiz.
This round will be for 30 minutes. You will have to answer 20 Multiple Choice Questions and 1 Situational/Subjective Question.
Top 04 Teams will go to finals.
Certificates will be provided to all semi-finalists

Finals with 4 Teams on 12th Oct, 2017 at the World DevOps Summit at Bangalore (Time: 4:45 PM – 5:15 PM) at the Conference Venue

Format – Oral quiz to be held on stage
Contest Format will be explained at the beginning.
Winners and Runners-Up participants will be given Prizes by our Chief Guest.
What’s the Management Champions participant is taking home?

Winner – Gold Certificate and Gold medal to both players in the team
First Runner Up – Silver Certificate and silver medal to both players in the team
Second Runner Up – Bronze Certificate and Bronze medal to both players in the team
Winners shall be felicitated with the awards on the same day of conference in Bangalore (i.e.12th Oct, 2017) at the conference venue.
Is there any participation fee?

Participants who get selected for the semi finals need to pay INR 15,000 + GST per team as participation fee. This fee includes Complimentary pass for attending the World DevOps Summit.
How to Enroll in Manager’s Olympiad

Corporate Nomination:

One person needs to enrol by sending an email to contact@unicomlearning.com with following details of :
Full Name | Email Id | Phone Number | Company Name | Designation | Comments (If Any)
*More than one person can be nominated by a company
Non-Corporate Nomination:

If your company is not nominating you, then you can still nominate yourself
One person needs to enrol by sending an email to contact@unicomlearning.com with following details:
Full Name | Email Id | Phone Number | Company Name | Designation | Comments (If Any)

FAQ Manager’s Olympiad, 2017 (Frequently Asked Question)

I am managing a sales team. Am I eligible?
Yes, This contest is open to all corporate citizens who have a passion for or are involved in Management.
I am a free-lance consultant in Management. Am I eligible?
Yes, This contest is open to all experienced professionals (working or freelancing) who have a passion for Management.
I am not in the Management field. Can I participate?
Yes, you can try your luck. 🙂
My friend and I are students and passionate about Management and Business Development. Can we participate?
No, This contest is not for students.
My friend and I have corporate experience but currently not working. Can we participate?
Yes.
I am from company A and my friend is from company B. Both work on Technologies. Can we participate?
Yes. You can enroll under Non- Corporate nomination.
What will be difficulty level of quiz questions?
All quiz questions are expected to be at basic to intermediate level

Register here:http://www.unicomlearning.com/managers-olympiad2017.html

 
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Agile Testing and Test Automation Bangalore

07 Sep

Agile testing test automation

Register here: http://www.unicomlearning.com/2017/Agile_Testing_and_Test_Automation_Bangalore/

This one-day* event brings together subject experts, thought leaders and practitioners speaking on the foremost themes of these topics. The speakers highlight the aspects that are easy to adopt and discuss the difficulties and how to surmount them. Learn more about Test Automation Framework, Functional and Non Functional Test Automation, Mobile Test Automation, Web Test Automation and many more.

Agile Testing Conference is focused more on collaborative learning from the people who are involved in agile testing, and want to explore the future of Agile. With a focus on best practices, our events allow attendees to explore strategies surrounding TDD, BDD, ATDD, Continuous Testing and many more.

Test Automation Summit brings together people who are passionate about automation testing – enthusiastic and experienced speakers and delegates, who learn from each other through review presentations, case studies and round table discussions.

Understanding The Agile Methodology

But in case you’re still wondering what, exactly, Agile is all about, its basic principles can probably best be explained in comparison to more traditional approaches to software development, such as “waterfall,” which Agile adherents believe to be an archaic holdover from an era when software first became a packaged commodity to be produced and sold to consumers like other physical goods.

In the Agile approach, developers and testers are seen as two sides of the same production coin, two parallel lines that should always meet and compare notes daily. From an Agile perspective, efficient production is severely hampered if your developers are striving to refine their code to a state of perfection before passing it on to a separate testing team, who then strive to break it in as many ways as they can before sending their damage report back to the dev team. This two-step process requires time, money, and frequently leads to internal division between a given company’s developers and testers. Instead, Agile suggests that these two essential functions be merged—not necessarily in terms of people, but in terms of time and process—thus bridging the illusory divide between code creators and code breakers, and even reducing the need for robust testing teams, while still respecting the necessity of both roles. One could even say that in Agile, developers are encouraged to think more like testers, continually checking their own code for potential errors, and testers are encouraged to think more like developers, tempering their natural destructive tendencies to engage more fully in the creative process itself. Barber refers to this as creating a “product delivery team with a unified vision of delivering production-worthy code the ‘first’ time by integrating developer thinking and tester thinking throughout the code writing process.” This integration implies both that developers enhance their tester thinking skills and embrace the notion of direct interaction, even pairing, with those who specialize in tester thinking while coding.

Agile testing test automation

Automated software testing

The objective of automated testing is to simplify as much of the testing effort as possible with a minimum set of scripts. If unit testing consumes a large percentage of a quality assurance (QA) team’s resources, for example, then this process might be a good candidate for automation. Automated testing tools are capable of executing tests, reporting outcomes and comparing results with earlier test runs. Tests carried out with these tools can be run repeatedly, at any time of day.

The method or process being used to implement automation is called a test automation framework. Several frameworks have been implemented over the years by commercial vendors and testing organizations. Automating tests with commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) or open source software can be complicated, however, because they almost always require customization. In many organizations, automation is only implemented when it has been determined that the manual testing program is not meeting expectations and it is not possible to bring in more human testers.

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World DevOps Summit Bangalore

06 Sep

DevOps Summit

World DevOps Summit Bangalore
The term “DevOps” typically refers to the emerging professional movement that advocates a collaborative working relationship between Development and IT Operations, resulting in the fast flow of planned work achieving the value stream that is between the business (where requirements are defined) and the customer (where value is delivered). It is a new way of looking at development altogether.

This conference “World DevOps & Microservices Summit” brings together leading practitioner-organisations who have achieved Continuous Delivery and organisational transformation. Companies going through Mergers and Acquisitions will inherit these systems too and be faced with similar situations and need to find out the many initiatives that increase the efficiency and agility within the enterprise and balance system uptime and stability while bringing alignment between Dev and Ops.

Learn more about DevOps skills, Delivering Processes, Tools for building and deployment, Legacy Challenges, Security Integration, Cross-team engagement and many more.

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For this purpose, “DevOps” doesn’t differentiate between different sysadmin sub-disciplines – “Ops” is a blanket term for systems engineers, system administrators, operations staff, release engineers, DBAs, network engineers, security professionals, and various other subdisciplines and job titles. “Dev” is used as shorthand for developers in particular, but really in practice it is even wider and means “all the people involved in developing the product,” which can include Product, QA, and other kinds of disciplines

DevOps has strong affinities with Agile and Lean approaches. The old view of operations tended towards the “Dev” side being the “makers” and the “Ops” side being the “people that deal with the creation after its birth” – the realization of the harm that has been done in the industry of those two being treated as siloed concerns is the core driver behind DevOps. In this way, DevOps can be interpreted as an outgrowth of Agile – agile software development prescribes close collaboration of customers, product management, developers, and (sometimes) QA to fill in the gaps and rapidly iterate towards a better product – DevOps says “yes, but service delivery and how the app and systems interact are a fundamental part of the value proposition to the client as well, and so the product team needs to include those concerns as a top level item.” From this perspective, DevOps is simply extending Agile principles beyond the boundaries of “the code” to the entire delivered service.

DevOps means a lot of different things to different people because the discussion around it covers a lot of ground. People talk about DevOps being “developer and operations collaboration,” or it’s “treating your code as infrastructure,” or it’s “using automation,” or “using kanban,” or “a toolchain approach,” or “culture,” or a variety of seemingly loosely related items. The best way to define it in depth is to use a parallel method to the definition of a similarly complex term, agile development. Agile development, according to Wikipedia and the agile manifesto, consists of four different “levels” of concern. I’ve added a fifth, the tooling level – talk about agile and Devops can get way too obsessed with tools, but pretending they don’t exist is also unhelpful.

DevOps Summit

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