Competition around any aspect of testing.
Most competitions are FREE to participate
Common Categories of Testing Contests:
Solution Development, etc.
More predominant during pandemic
Follow Testing Communities & their handles On
Community Chat Groups
Good Testing Handles
Mostly Organized By
Testing Tool Companies
Boosts your Creativity
Boosts your Collaboration Skills
No Fixed Date / Frequency
Average: 3-4 Contests / Month
Anything from few hours to few days
Depends on the challenge of the event
50+ tips to win testing contests by Ajay Balamurugadas
Pooja Shah's Blogpost on How to win a Testathon
Learn from Judges
Checkout their work
Social Handles, etc.
Seek their advice
Topic of Competition
Organizer's Motto / Vision
Any previous competition reports (if available)?
Small things that make a big difference
Assign Roles & Responsibilities with your team mates
Know the right people to partner with
Ensure you don't cross time
Use right tools
Anything that can save your time. Check out bit.ly/rpajtoolkit
Take backups of your work periodically
Record your activity
Focus on your own work instead of looking at what others are doing
3 Step Rule
Start with outline of solution
Extend & Elaborate on the outline
Beautify & Format your final output
Coordinate as a team
Regroup before event closure and do a short peer-review
Have a checklist for tasks to be done
Prepare your solution in a way that you can submit it at any moment.
State Open Questions
Mention your contact details
Use Colors, Fonts, Style, Comments consistently, etc.
Report at multiple levels
Q PRA DEEP
State your Conclusion
Ask for feedback
Network with other attendees
Check out submissions by other participants
Look at all the winning submissions and analyze what they did better?