Namaste Welcome

5th Annual Google Test Automation Conference

October 28th & 29th, 2010
Hyderabad, India

Conference Objectives

The Google Test Automation Conference (GTAC) aims to create a friendly atmosphere where participants can discuss cutting edge challenges in test automation, and evaluate potential solutions. A secondary goal is to use this unique forum to expose qualified, interested engineers to job opportunities in test engineering at Google.

Event Overview

GTAC 2010 will comprise 2 full days of sessions at Hotel Novotel, Hyderabad. The conference will include presentations and interactive sessions.


This year we are proposing the theme - Test to Testability. With this theme our goal is to look beyond the challenges faced during testing and the complex products that are being developed today. We also want to highlight methodologies and tools that can be used to build testability into our products and to look at how developer tools can be a means towards effective and efficient testing. Some examples of what we consider a part of this theme are:
  • Detect Security vulnerabilities within our code
  • How to unit test web apps?
  • Integrated development & testing environments for developing AND testing web apps.
Please have a look at the call for proposals for more details.

Event History

The Google Test Automation Conference began in 2006 under the guidance and inspiration of Allen Hutchinson, then Test Engineering Manager. The first annual GTAC, then called LTAC, after its London location, was hosted at Google's London Office. Due to the tremendous success of LTAC it was decided that GTAC would be formalized as an annual Google conference for test engineers, the location rotating to cover diverse locations, interests and issues.

As such GTAC has been held each year at different Google Engineering centers - New York (2007), Kirkland (2008), Zurich (2009) and this year in Hyderabad (2010).

GTAC-2010 Time-line

May 17th  Application process open for Speakers & Participants
July 11th  Application process close for Speakers & Participants
July 23rd  Selected Participants notified
July 26th - August 6th  Voting for presentations by Participants
August 24th  Presentations selected and Speakers notified
August 27th  Confirm attendance by Participants
September 3rd  Confirm attendance by Speakers
October 27th
 Pre-GTAC Event. Open to public
October 28th  GTAC Kick-off!

Please watch this site as it will be updated regularly.


All the links to the published material for GTAC 2010 (videos, slides, abstracts) are available here

Conference Committees

Sujay Sahni, Conference Chair and Program Committee Chair
Rajani Yathati, Event Organization Chair

Conference Committee Members

GTAC 2010 Day One

GTAC 2010 Day Two

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