Before a month I had initiated a contest for testers where, I talked about 18 contexts and wanted people to give different perspective of what do they think. I was not expecting great number but, out of my personal interest and with personal expenses I published this contest. Most of the participants are known to me from before in the testing community. I have been interacting with these testers at least for more than a year now. Below is the list of participants,
List of participants
Deepa Sampath Prasanna
Without much ado, let me announce the results.
Parimala Shankariah, Jari Laakso & Markus Gartner
Well, I think you had not thought of the prize distribution like this. Well, the kind of submissions I received, it was a difficult to choose the winners. Even though I have chosen 1st, 2nd and 3rd; I feel everyone is 1st here because there was diversification in the set of answers or comments provided. Some tester did not do well in some contexts and some did very well. For instance: I liked what Markus talked about captcha in terms of how to use it and when to use it. I had difficult time in choosing winners. It was confusion between Parimala, Markus and Jari. Initially, Parimala was in first and Markus + Jari in second. Then, again re-reading it was a big confusion: D I just thought of choosing 1st prize for Parimala, Jari and Markus finally.
In my opinion, there are some points where the participants need to think deeper rather than just throwing out the answer. Some things require deep analysis. Some answers, I saw them as a practice without the context and some answers were provided bounded by context. I enjoyed reading the thoughts and it was fantastic.
When will be the next contest?
I thank all the participants for participating in this contest actively. I’m thinking of having such contests twice a year. See you for the next contest sometime later in this year again. Till then I wish you a happy learning and happy testing.
How do I receive prizes?
Oh, I forgot to mention this. How will you receive the prizes? I wanted to say this, the prizes will be received even by testers outsideIndia.
I need these details,
Your full name
Complete postal address with PIN code
Phone number (Personal – Just in case if the parcel / courier service needs to reach you)
Once you send this I will quickly send you the prizes and notify you all about the sent date and also let you know when you can expect the parcel at your place.
What if I already have the book that you are giving as a prize?
In case if you have any book listed in the prize list then you can write to me at Santhosh.Tuppad@gmail.com with the name of the book that you already have and I will choose some other book for you.