Hyderabad: The two-day ZenQuest, a global virtual testing hackathon began here on Saturday.
The event, which will conclude on Sunday evening, draws an overwhelming response as it received over 300 registrations, from 175 plus companies from 13 countries, which include India, USA, UK, Canada, Pakistan, Malaysia, Philippines, Netherlands, Ukraine, New Zealand, Hong Kong, SAR China, UAE, Thailand and others.
The event is being organized by Hyderabad based ZenQ in collaboration with ‘The Test Tribe’, India’s largest testing community.
The participants were given challenges (Apps to be tested) during the 36-hour window that span across different time zones. These challenges include testing three applications – FireCamp, MoneyHOP and Unifarm.
The owners of these three apps gave a demo of their product.
All the three product owners will also be available for the next 36 hours to clarify doubts if any of the participants have.
The participants have to look into those apps and find out the bugs and report before 5 pm on Sunday. The first best three testers/groups in each of these three applications will be given a cash prize of Rs 40,000, 28,000 and 18,000 respectively besides goodie bags from ZenQ.
The main objective of the event is to engage with the testing community and promote collective learning, said Mr Hemchand Srigiriraju, Associate Vice President of ZenQ on the occasion.
Explaining about ZenQ, he said, it is an 18-year-old trusted independent testing company that delivered 3000 projects across the US, UK, Canada and Australia, India and ASEAN.
The winners will walk away with collective prize money of Rs 3 lakh and besides this, there are ten additional awards to be won too.
The winners will be declared on Sunday night at the end of the hackathon.