BrowserStack Fireside Chat

Improving Developer Experience

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Nakul Aggarwal
Co-Founder & CTO, BrowserStack
Nakul is an entrepreneur and technologist who has built cutting-edge companies. Having discovered a need for cross-browser testing, he co-founded and scaled BrowserStack to be a $4Bn company.
Girish Vasisht
Associate Director QA, NTT Data UK
Girish is a delivery consultant with over 16 years of experience in IT. He comes with a vast experience of managing digital transformation of e-commerce and self serve digital platforms.
Ronak Ray
VP Quality Assurance, Forbes
Ronak is an industry veteran with 12+ years of experience. He is a true believer of coaching and leading team members by example in Agile Testing activities
Charlie Lee (Moderator)
Senior Manager, CE, BrowserStack
Charlie is a technology generalist with a passion for exploring new languages and frameworks, designing streamlined UX's, and empowering team members.


  • 300+ attendees with 75% attendees engaged till the end of the session
  • 70+ questions to our panelists


The speakers started the discussion by talking about the relationship between developer experience and QA. Ronak, VP of QA at Forbes, says, “If developers do better, the entire team does better. The faster the QA teams give feedback, the higher the developer productivity and experience.”

The discussion soon pivoted to the Developer Velocity Index. Girish, Associate Director – NTT DATA UK, says “We need to empower product teams with great processes and systems. Quality isn’t just a QA responsibility”. Where Nakul, our CTO, added, “Good infrastructure is necessary to empower your team. Culture is another central pillar of positively impacting developer experience”.

Charlie nicely summarised the discussion. After which the attendees sprang into action with their insightful questions.