STAREAST 2020 Concurrent Session : Moving at Startup Speed


Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Moving at Startup Speed

The startup world is fast, demanding, and challenging. In order to be on top of the market in the software industry, most of the time a startup needs to move fast and ship even faster, while also fighting with budget and ROI issues. As a QA leader, how do you survive in this hostile environment and keep up with this crazy speed? How do you set realistic goals for yourself, your department, and your organization? Priyanka Halder will walk you through her tried and tested formula to succeed in a startup environment. Learn how to avoid feeling burned out, leverage and motivate your whole team, and deliver a high-performance product in record time.

Priyanka Halder
Goodrx Inc

Priyanka Halder has more than 12 years of experience in Quality Assurance working in startups like GoodRx Inc, Heal, and Homeme Inc and big enterprize companies like Sony, Dell, and Accenture. She currently heads the Quality Engineering team in Goodrx which serves more than 8 million Americans monthly as their number one price transparency platform for their prescription drugs. Growing up in India, Priyanka sees herself today as a Californian and is building her career implementing QA teams to use technologies like visual validation, test stabilization pipelines, and CI/CD for each code deployment. She loves to tackle the QA technical challenges with the help of modern open source technologies. She won “world bug battle championship 2014” and was also a recent speaker in Test Leadership Congress, Test Automation Summits, Wonder Women in Tech conference and various meet up/webinars. In her spare time, Priyanka loves to travel, try out new foods and spend time with her super active 3-year-old daughter. You can find Priyanka on twitter @pri_tech_mom.