Cypress Ambassador Spotlight: Kiran Chilakamarri

May 18, 2023

By Ronald Williams

What motivates you to be a Cypress Ambassador?

I was motivated to be a part of a growing community. I wanted to be able to experiment with new features and connect with wider cypress experts.

How do you currently help others that are either using Cypress or interested in using Cypress?

Support to unpack all the great things cypress has to offer to fellow testers through chat and community events.

What is your favorite Cypress feature?

1. Cy.intercept() - how easy it makes intercept requests and response.

2. Cypress test runner - how easy it makes to run and debug a test.

3. Plugins - how easy it makes to integrate with other available plugins.

What is your favorite "Cypress Best Practice" and why?

My favorite best practice is caching and re-using session across tests:

I am also a fan of the ability to retry tests which saves time and shows tests that absolutely need our attention:

Outside of work, what are your favorite things to do (hobbies, passions, etc.)?*

I love playing badminton and spending time with my family.

What is one professional milestone you are proud of? (an accomplishment, celebration, recognition, etc.)

Leading my testing team to successfully migrate complex in-house platforms to the cloud that involves multiple internal and external stakeholders.

For new users -  what is the best way to "get started" with Cypress?

The best place to start is

What is your favorite quote or saying?

“The more you are grateful for the things you have, the more the universe will give to you in abundance. That's the magic of the universe.”

About the Ambassador Program.

The Cypress Ambassador program supports the top Cypress advocates around the world. Through this program, Ambassadors are offered speaking opportunities, a personalized hub, and visibility within our extensive network.To learn more about these wonderful ambassadors visit our Official Ambassador webpage.

The Cypress Community Team has been working on the official Cypress Ambassador program to include a variety of new experiences, support resources, benefits, contribution areas, and much more. One of our main priorities is to highlight our current Ambassadors and the amazing work they are doing. They truly embody the community spirit through their advocacy to help empower others. We will be having more opportunities to connect with our Ambassadors this year. Make sure to stay updated on upcoming events and opportunities.