#AutomATAhon2023: Hackathon for testers

Are you ready to take on the toughest test automation challenge?

#ATAGTR2023 is continuing the #AutomATAhon tradition that was started for the first time in 2017. This is the 4th edition of the competition. Meant for testing community to participate in an automation challenge (Hackathon) In-fact the competition is meant not only for the testers but all the testing organizations too. It is a team event, if you are into automation and you are ready to show case your and your organization’s automation capability this is the competition to be a part of.

Remember there would be live application scenarios and live automation challenge up for grab. Jury members would be there to evaluate and more over you get to participate in #ATAGTR2023 as conference delegates.

#AutomATAhon Details

This will be held on 25th November 2023 and will act as a pre-cursor to #ATAGTR2023
Date: 25th November 2023
Timings: 2:00 PM on wards (please block 4-6 hours)

Registration of team starts from 9th September 2023, Please register below

  1. All the teams who register for the event will be showcased on the AutomATAhon2023 page on the website and will also garner 4000 points for their respective organization on Leaderboard.
  2. Each team member would be given a free entry to all the 4 days of the conference (ATAGTR2023)
  3. All the team members will be given a participation certificate
  4. Winning Team of the competition will be rewarded with INR 20,000 (Twenty Thousand Indian Rupees) Cheque
  5. Winning team members will also receive an individual winner certificate
  6. Winning Team will receive a trophy on the last day of ATAGTR2023.
  7. 1st Runner’s up Team will be rewarded with INR 10,000 (Ten Thousand Indian Rupees), Individual Certificates and a Team Trophy.
  8. 2nd Runner’s up Team in the competition will be rewarded with INR 5,000 (Five Thousand Indian Rupees), Individual Certificate and a Team Trophy.
  9. Winning team, 1st Runner Up Team and 2nd Runner Team will garner 15000, 10000 and 5000 points on leaderboardrespectively for their organizations.
  10. GTR 2023 Leaderboard :https://atagtr2023.cdn-pi.com/leaderboard/
  1. It is a time boxed event – which means a fixed duration will be provided to all the participants to solve the challenge
  2. You can use any open source automation tool(s) which can be setup on Jury’s machine
  3. It would be held over Zoom/MS Teams (Virtual)
  4. It is a team event.
  5. Maximum members in a team allowed are four (4)
  6. All the team members have to be physically present in single location such that the team members are visible from a chosen video stream.  All the team members will be allocated a virtual room, they have to be present in that virtual room. They can be physically present in different locations. All the team members have to keep their camera’s on in the virtual room. Jury members can ask them to share their screens on demand. 
  7. There is no cap on the number of teams/registrations from a particular organization 
  8. Problem statement will be provided to all the individuals at the start of the event along with hook to a GIT repository. Participants have to automate the problem statement and hook with a CI system like Jenkins.
  9. Use case on API Testing, UI and Functional Testing on multiple browsers, Reporting and other use cases may be there.
  10. All team members will have to solve the challenge on their own laptops keeping one video camera on showing the entire team.
  11. Team has to move the code into the GIT repo as per the scheduled time. Participants have to make AutomATAhon code repo as their collaborator so that Jury can take a look at the codebase if the need be.
  12. Team need to record the automation solution in action using phone or any other software (like zoom / meetings software etc) and upload on google drive with in the challenge duration
    Participants also need to create an Automation Test Strategy during the challenge duration.
  13. Participants need to have a good internet bandwidth during the competition.
  14. Jury can ask any individual member to share their laptop screen
  15. One laptop per team member is allowed and each team member should sign in from the same laptop that is used for coding/automation to the Zoom/MS Teams meeting
  16. The competition will be hosted using Microsoft Teams or Zoom, you need to ensure that you have access to Microsoft Teams / Zoom from your laptop and you need to turn on 1 video camera showing the entire team during the entire duration of the event. You should have stable internet connection during the competition.
    • Evaluation will be based on following points.
    • Quality and stability of automation
    • Ability to modify tests (changes, addition and deletion of test scenarios)
    • Speed at which changes can be incorporated
    • Speed of execution
    • Maintenance effort required for automation
    • Integration smoothness with CI tool
    • Integration with other shift left / continuous testing tools
    • Speed of solving the challenge (time stamp of the final code push in the repository) will be used as a tie breaker in case the marks are equal
  17. Jury will select the top 5-7 entries. Live demo of the solution will have to presented by all the selected the top entries.
  18. Based on this demo Top 3-4 team will be requested to present their solution live on a laptop/machine given by ATAGTR2023 team during ATAGTR2023 in Pune. Final results will be decided on this live demo and live presentation. Every team will be given 15 minutes for a demo and presentation. Setup on an external laptop has to be done during the event.
  19. The GIT code submitted during the live event can only be used for the setup on independent machines
  20. Jury’s decision would be final.


Below is our esteemed Jury for the competition.

Asmita Parab

Associate Director – QE | Heading QE Practice
UST Product Engineering

Hitesh Prajapati

Test Automation Architect
PMC Retail

Jyoti Shah

Testing Project Lead

Rohit Mehta

Practice Head - Quality and Automation Testing
Pratham Software (PSI)

Sumit Mundhada

Deputy General Manager

Shama Kamat

Delivery Manager
NewVision Software

Vipul Kayasth

Leading QA and Content Authoring Practices
Horizontal Digital

Dhiren Shah

Sr. Product Engineering Manager

Sanket Mali

Team Lead of the Customer Engineering Team

Vimmi Walia

Associate Director, Quality Assurance

Kaveri Keer

Senior Solution Architect
QualityKiosk Technologies

Vaideshwaran V

Test Automation Architect
Capgemini – Sogeti India

Anjana Kaladhar

Quality Assurance Leader

Shilpa Shetty

Head - Digital Assurance

Competing Teams

Team 1: CodeCrafters (Pratham Software PSI)

Prateek Gupta

Associate Test Architect
Pratham Software (PSI)

Meenal Jain

Senior Test Engineer
Pratham Software (PSI)

Komal Verma

Lead Automation Test Engineer
Pratham Software (PSI)

Siddarth Goyal

System Analyst
Pratham Software (PSI)

Team 2: CleanTech Coders(Pratham Software PSI)

Chainsingh Shekhawat

Lead Test Engineer
Pratham Software (PSI)

Deepika Vaishnave

Lead Test Engineer
Pratham Software (PSI)

Sunil Sharma

Test Automation Engineer
Pratham Software (PSI)

Somendra Sharma

Test Engineer
Pratham Software (PSI)

Team 3: DGSL Squad (Datamatics Global Services)

Milan Mitke

Automation Test Lead
Datamatics Global Services

Prasad Kanade

Automation Test Lead
Datamatics Global Services

Deepti Gugale

Automation Test Lead
Datamatics Global Services

Kushal Yambal

Senior Test Engineer
Datamatics Global Services

Team 4: The Vision Kaizen (NewVision Software)

Karthik Narayan. P

Senior Solutions Architect
NewVision Software

Diksha Bajaj

Automation Test Lead
NewVision Software

Onkar Karande

Quality Engineer
NewVision Software

Anu Rathore

Quality Engineer
NewVision Software

Team 5: The Vision InnoVision (NewVision Software)

P Avinash Sharma

Automation Architect
NewVision Software

Devendra Panthi

Team Lead
NewVision Software

Ritesh Kumar Mishra

Senior Quality Engineer
NewVision Software

Yash Badole

Quality Engineer
NewVision Software

Team 6: Tideans (Tide.co)

Subhash Kotra

Staff SDET

Ramakanth Bhanuru


Chintu Mahadani

Senior SDET

Team 7: Test Ninjas (Tristha Global Pvt. Ltd)

Premkumar Ramaraju

Project Lead
Tristha Global Pvt. Ltd


Product Manager
Tristha Global Pvt. Ltd

Harish Aravind T

Senior Software Test Engineer
Tristha Global Pvt. Ltd

Sivakumar D

Chief Technology Officer
Tristha Global Pvt. Ltd

Team 8: PMCians (Paul Mason Consulting)

Puja Sakhia

Senior Automation Test Analyst
Paul Mason Consulting

Vishal Parmar

Automation & Customer Delivery Lead
Paul Mason Consulting

Intezamhussain Painter

Senior Functional and Automation Test Analyst
Paul Mason Consulting

Nimesh Bhatt

Automation Lead
Paul Mason Consulting

Team 9: Astro Coders (_VOIS )

Aman Sawda

Automation Test Lead

Sadanand Suryawanshi

Assistant Manager

Siddharth Nagvekar

Assistant Manager

Sambhaji Aute

Deputy Manager, Automation

Team 10: Dev Dynasty (_VOIS)

Shekhar Waghmode

Senior Executive

Sharvil Joshi


Sumati Deshmukh

Senior Executive

Omkar Gaikwad

Assistant Manager

Team 11: Binary Brains (_VOIS)

Sharad Dongare

Deputy Manager

Nilesh Bhujbal


Rushikesh Dafal

Senior Automation Engineer

Kajal Waghmore

Test Automation Engineer

Team 12: QualityBuilders (Quality Kiosk Technologies )

Kalpesh Gade

Solution Architect
Quality Kiosk Technologies

Sabah Ansari

Automation Engineer
Quality Kiosk Technologies

Ravindranath Kokitkar

Quality Kiosk Technologies

Vaibhav Phad

Senior Automation Engineer
Quality Kiosk Technologies

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