Pallavi Sharma

Pallavi is standing for election to the AST board 2023.


Pallavi has an experience of 15 years in Software Testing industry. She is multi skilled professional who had donned many hats from an IC to Project Manager to now a Founder at 5 Elements Learning. She also coach people on open source test automation, and has taught more than 5000 people across globe. She is also an instructor at Udemy, with more than 22K followers.She is a published author with BPB publications and Lean Pub. She has written four books which are all well received. She is an active participant as a reviewer, organizer for various global conferences on like HUSTEF, CAST, Agile Alliance, SeleniumConf India, SeleniumConf Chicago,  Selenium Summit, APISummit, Delhi Software Testing Conference, Global Testing Retreatby Agile Test Alliance. She is also a contributor for the Selenium Project. She holds various global certifications in testing. An avid reader and writer by heart, she loves to explore the wonders of the world with her family. She also supports various NGOs and believes in larger good.

1. Please share your vision for the future of the AST, and how would you help to accomplish this vision in case you were part of the AST Board of Directors?

First of all, I would like to thank James who motivated me to put in my nominations for the Board of Directors elections. I have been a member of AST for more than a year now, and volunteered for a few activities. My vision for AST would be to provide a wholesome platform for the community of testing at a global scale. To help accomplish the vision if I were part of AST board of directors I would try to engage community in a more active manner.

2. Is there an area where you feel AST is lacking in its role as a professional organization? If so, what would you suggest doing to begin to change that and increase the value to AST members and the testing community at large?

I am not aware of how many members AST currently has. But I believe it is already quite significant. I also think that the conferences AST does could be made more affordable for the testing community. We already have lean coffee sessions, which are quite nice. A good thing about AST is that its a body which is run by testers for the testing community and that power should be leveraged. We should try and impact testers from all walks of life, some one starting to someone experienced. They all should be able to find something for themselves with AST. 

3. In what ways have you supported the mission of AST?

I have been a member of AST for past two years. I was a reviewer for CAST 2022. I have volunteered for different activities for improving the AST website conference section.