Cypress Ambassador Spotlight: Mohit Kumar

June 6, 2024

By Ronald Williams

Mohit Kumar, Cypress Ambassador

What motivates you to be a Cypress Ambassador?

Becoming a Cypress Ambassador is a natural next step for me. I'm really passionate about automation; I started with Selenium and the Java world. However, when I used Cypress to implement Visual Regression, I was hooked.

Cypress isn't just a tool; it's a game-changer. It simplifies testing and makes building web apps smoother than ever. As an Ambassador, I'm excited to spread the word about Cypress and show others how it can transform their development process. It's not just about promoting a tool; it's about building a community where we can all learn and grow together.

I've had an amazing journey with Cypress so far, and I can't wait to help others discover its power for themselves.

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

I actively support others using Cypress by engaging in online forums, creating tutorials, and hosting workshops. Additionally, I'm currently leading tech talks internally within my organization, sharing insights on Cypress to promote its adoption and empower colleagues in their testing efforts.

What is your favorite Cypress feature?

Time Travel

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

My favorite Cypress best practice is implementing the Page Object Model (POM) and keeping tests atomic. This approach involves creating reusable page objects that abstract the details of the UI elements and actions on a page. By keeping tests atomic, I ensure they focus on a single functionality or feature, making them easier to maintain and troubleshoot. POM promotes code reusability, readability, and scalability, while atomic tests enhance test reliability and maintainability, contributing to a robust test suite.

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

Outside of work, I love cycling and running. They keep me active and happy. Riding my bike and going for runs outdoors helps me relax and feel free. Sometimes I walk into the woods.

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

Becoming a Test Architect

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

Official Cypress documentation and following the tutorial

What is your favorite quote or saying?

"If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time." - Steve Jobs

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 and connect with the community.