Events/Places

The below list is just to remind myself about the things I have done/attended in the past. Sometimes looking back motivates to do more, feels grateful about the knowledge gained, the people I have met and the places I traveled.

Participation/Learning:

  • Java Boot Camp for Testers, by AgileTA, Online
  • Basic \”Data Mining with Weka from FutureLearn\”, Online
  • Learning Python on and off
  • BugATAthon by AgileTA, Vadodara
  • BBST Foundations by AST, Online
  • Ethical hacking course, Didn\’t complete thanks to all the lies of the organisation, Ahmedabad
  • Rapid Software Testing(RST) workshop by James Bach, Bangalore
  • Participated in the Beta testing of a Website, Online
  • 2 days workshop on \”Black Box Testing\”, Ahmedabad

Conferences:

  • Attended STePIN Summit, Bangalore -2018
  • OnlineTestConf – 2017
  • Attended NFTCon Summit, Bangalore -2016
  • Attended STePIN Summit, Bangalore – 2016
  • Attended STePIN Summit, Pune – 2014
  • Attended \”Tested\” conference, Bangalore – 2012

Articles Published:

  • Tester’s Act of Questioning, Testing Circus – August 2013 Edition
  • Is God a Developer or a Tester, Testing Circus – December 2011 Edition

Traveled so far to(not in order):

  • Amritsar – Around 31st December, it was to visit Golden temple and see wagha border. Unfortunately could not explore more due to lack of time – Dec 2019
  • Jammu – It was a combined trip to Jammu,Amritsar. Visited Vaishnodevi Temple and Patnitop. – Jan 2020
  • Valley of flower and Hemkund sahib – it was a trek and was quite a wonderful sight – Aug 2018
  • Visit Jodhpur very often as our Kuldevi stays there, eats Mirchivada the most, Like to stay at the Nagana temple campus, Last may be in 2015
  • Jaipur – been there once, I really don\’t enjoy seeing Palaces and it\’s history. I like to see their weapon collections though
  • Jaisalmer – Camping in the Rann and safari is a joy
  • Delhi – a day trip, enjoyed roaming in a metro, Rajiv Gandhi chowk, Palika Bazar, India gate, Red fort, may be few more places I don\’t remember
  • Dehradun – visited once to appear for my Air Force exam
  • Haridwar and Rishikesh – for an apparent reasons after my Father died
  • Diu, Somnath, Dwarka – A family trip, 2010 may be
  • Polo forest – a day hiking trip
  • Coimbatore – for Inner Engineering at Isha yoga center
  • Ooty – a very chilled place
  • Goa – been thrice there, once with sister, 2015 and then with friends, 2016. Doodhsagar is my favourite place, went to almost all the beaches. In March 2018, visited it again along with Mother and sister and stayed at palolam beach.
  • Kerala – been twice there, once to VSSC and roamed around Trivandrum to see kovalam and Shanghumugham beaches, Padmanabhaswamy temple , 2003 and again in 2004 and explored places like waterfall, lakes and many good sights I don\’t remember names of
  • Mount Abu – I don\’t remember how many times I went there, as this is the nearest place every Gujarati goes when their big travel plans flop
  • Bangalore – Been 4 times there. first time roamed solo to see Aerospace museum, Bannerghatta National Park safari, Butterfly park. Mostly I stayed in a hostel “Electric Cats” in indroda park. 4th time stayed at friend\’s in 2018.
  • Pune – been twice there, to attend conferences, but unfortunately didn\’t get chance to explore the city
  • Junagarh – plan was to see Gir forest, but later stayed in the resort and visited zoo and park there.
  • Manali – it was for a lovely Hamta Pass trek, may be the best place I have ever been to
  • Lonavala – for a 7 day Panchakarma and yoga retreat, and the only place I saw in the city was a temple called Narayani dham as it was close to the campus

Sports:

  • Bsafal Marathon- 5k – Jan 2016
  • Gandhinagar Run – 7k Jan 2016
  • Suryam – Relay Run – Feb 2016
  • Mirchi Run – March 2016
  • Cyclone – Duathlon 6k + 25k 2016
  • Night Run – 10k – Sept 2016
  • ADR Trail Run – 21k – Oct 2016
  • Bsafal Marathon – 21k – Dec 2016
  • Vadodara Marathon – 21k – Feb 2017
  • SPRR Cycle – 77k – April 2017
  • SPRR Run – 30k – April 2017
  • ADR Trail Run – 21k – Sept 2017
  • Devlis Circuit – 5k – Dec 2017
  • Bsafal Marahon – 10k Dec 2017
  • New Year Run – 10k Jan 2018
  • Rajpath Club Duathlon 7k + 24k – Feb 2018
  • Ahmedabad Triathlon – Sprint Triathlon – Feb 2018
  • 1st Century Ride – 100k – March 2018
  • Adani Marathon – 10k – Nov 2018
  • Bsafal Marathon – 21k – Dec 2018
  • Ahmedabad Triathlon – Olympic Brickathon – Feb 2019
  • ADR Ultra Run – 24k – March 2019
  • CK Run – 10k – July 2019
  • KD Hospital Run – 10k – Nov 2019
  • Adani Marathon – 10k – Nov 2019
  • Bsafal Marahon – 21k – Dec 2019
  • Ahmedabad Triathlong -HalfIron Brickathon – Feb 2020