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Connect with Puru A,

Software Quality Assurance Consultant for all things Tech & Startup.

Introduction

I am a(n):

Software Quality Assurance Consultant for all things Tech & Startup.

I am also a(n):

Software Engineer | Product Development Specialist | Business Development Specialist for a Global Contemporary E-Commerce Store | Usability Testing | Computer Science Masters | Tech and Social Entrepreneurship Enthusiast | Born Problem Solver | Gender Neutrality Advocate | Queer | Immigrant

What I do:

I help small, medium size companies and start-ups build exceptional websites by thoroughly performing Functional, Usability and User Acceptance testing (in short Beta Testing) and providing constant feedback on what improvements are needed and how can they provide the best user experience.
I work full time as a Software Quality Assurance Analyst for a startup in Downtown where I make sure the product is flawless before it gets delivered to clients.
Helping build exceptional and top-notch quality product is my passion and obsession.

Offer

My Offer:

I want to help cash strapped startup founders improve their product by beta testing their product before it gets in front of the real audience. Use my knowledge and experience to deliver amazing product to your clients. I believe all startup founders could benefit from a trained set of quality assurance software engineering eyes who could give them a few quick wins ever month or so.

My ideal target audience:

Early stage startup founders who are passionate about improving their product iteratively and would benefit from a second pair of trained eyes.

I can help you:

  • Continuously test and improve upon your product
  • Find ways to reduce the amount of clicks a user needs to make
  • Identify easy wins that will immediately improve the experience of the user
  • With usability testing
  • With UX/UI
  • Take notes and prioritize product improvements
  • Beta Testing

About

Why you might want to connect with me:

I have a lot to offer cash strapped startups.
Why? Because not only am I trained to recognize how to improve products in the most cost effective manner, but I am also available on an as needed basis.
Let me use the skills I am continuously learning in my full time job and apply them to your startup. I promise, the value will far exceed the cost.

A little bit about myself:

Identifying as Queer and living in India, does not go hand in hand. And so in 2013 I made a big, bold and brave decision to immigrate to the US.
Fast forward 5 years later.
Not only was I able to advance my professional career (software engineer with a specialty in quality assurance) I was also able to advance and fully explore my personal side.
This enabled me to flourish and discover all these different sides and pieces of me that existed all along but were never enabled. Namely that I absolutely love solving problems and more specifically performing quality assurance for all things tech and startup.
There is something so satisfying about taking a product from A to B to C to D …. To Z.
It’s funny what becomes possible when you are free to be exactly who you are.

Professional work experiences:

  • Software Quality Assurance Analyst at KORE Software, Vancouver.
  • Software Engineer at Shift Digital, Detroit, USA.
  • Software Quality Assurance Analyst (Part-Time) at Pick My Brain

Educational experiences:

  • Master of Computer Science at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, USA
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communications at Truba College of Engineering and Technology, India

Portfolio

Where else you can find and follow me online:

My Pick My Brain portfolio:

As a part-time software quality analyst for Pick My Brain, I make sure every component on the website behaves as expected and the integration between different components is seamless. I recently tested, 'Booking', feature for this website and gave Maxine some easy wins on what is not working right and what can be made better.
Apart from that each webpage under goes a thorough testing whenever a developer makes any changes to make sure everything works well together. This in my language is called Integration Testing.
On the left, is a template I will share with you after testing your product. This will include the must haves (things you should certainly fix), should haves (Not critical but important to fix) and Good to have (as the name suggests). This will help you set your priorities and make development of your product an easier process too.


Reviews

My Overall Rating:

(1 Review)

Written Reviews I've received:

Maxine Cunningham, Creative Consultant for Highly Knowledgable People (Brains)
November 26, 2018 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

Great call with Puru to further plan how I can use her Brain to help increase the quality of my startup. Puru is an absolute joy to work with for three reasons:

1. She is so passionate about helping others advance their pursuits.

2. She is an unbelievable communicator and asks questions that show that she understands your request and always seems to takes your request one step further with even more clarity than when you came in. In other words, she helps you define what it is you are looking for.

2. She delivers and follows up beautifully.


Services

Pick My Brain Call


  • Over the phone
  • 30 minutes
  • 5 call(s) remaining this month

Coffee and Conversation

$60 (CAD)


  • In person
  • To be Discussed
  • 90 minutes
  • 3 booking(s) remaining this month

Consulting Service for performing Quality Analysis of your product

$225 (CAD)


  • Over the phone
  • 60 minutes
  • 5 booking(s) remaining this month