Aishwarya V, Student & Freelancer

Topic – My Journey as a “Freelance Rockstar”

Abstract

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word “freelancing”? Have you ever thought of sitting at home and testing out apps/websites? Is it possible to be a student as well as earn? Yes, it is possible. Freelancing is the current global trend that can not only be used to earn income but can also be used to gain a lot of skills which are required to survive in this current “Software Testing” community.

In this presentation, I will be giving you the basics on how you can start your career as a freelancer, tips and tricks to succeed in this field and what all things you need to avoid if you want to excel in this field.

If you are a student/ a working professional from a non-IT background, I will be guiding you on how you can get started as a freelance tester while balancing your studies side by side.
If you are already into Software Testing, I will be guiding you on how you can consider freelancing as a side income and to gain knowledge in the process.
Lastly, it’s never too late to become a “Software Tester”.

Top Takeaways:

  • How to get started with “Freelance Testing”.
  • Why do you need to learn about freelancing?

Speaker Bio

Aishwarya V is a third year engineering student and a freelance tester. She started her career as a freelancer when she was just in her 10th grade. She worked hard and struggled at the initial phase of her career journey due to lack of resources and now vows to guide everyone who are newbies into the testing world and are starting their career into testing. Aishwarya is also called “The Freelance Rockstar” in the testing community as she attained a gold level in functional testing last year and was awarded “Outstanding Community Contributor” at the Testers’ of the Quarter Q2 competition by Applause. She recently gave a “lightning talk” at the Selenium Conference 2020 which was appreciated by many people. Aishwarya is totally passionate about guiding and helping the “Women in Tech” restart their career life after a long gap due to personal preferences.

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