The Northern Virginia Test Automation Interest Group holds monthly meetings, generally on Wednesday evenings, at Herndon-Reston area facilities.  

Meeting format:

6:30 - 7:00 Networking, food.
7:00 - 7:30  Each attendee introduces themselves and discuses their test automation interests/news/challenges/successes.
7:30 - 7:40 Announcements from attendees re job openings or re seeking work.
7:40 - 8:40 Presentation or Discussion Topic
8:40 - 9:00 Follow-on discussions

The meetings are participatory and discussion-oriented:
  • Meetings often include informal discussion-oriented presentations.
  • Meetings are technically oriented at times (and may include showing and discussing code). Example topics: unit testing, automation programming languages, tool specifics, vendor presentations, load testing, code coverage.
  • Some meetings are less technical and more oriented to design/strategy/managment subjects related to test automation. Topic examples: choosing a tool, when is a project ready for test automation, open source vs COTS, build vs buy, ROI, how to find a great automation engineer, automation estimation, etc.
  • It is expected that attendees will contribute actively to the discussons and be willing to discuss (in general terms, or, if possible, specific terms) past or current automation experiences, challenges, and successes.  

NOVATAIG President: Rick Hower
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Northern Virginia Test Automation Interest Group
April 2014 Monthly Meeting

Topic: ExtWebDriver - new open source Webdriver extension - Presentation by D. Koo, B. Robbins, L. Nagaraj - FINRA

ExtWebDriver is an open source project at FINRA to extend the WebDriver API; it enables efficient UI automation using the widget implementation approach and includes an HTML widget library, improved session management and many more features. Also there will be a demo of 2 upcoming open source projects - a test automation framework and JavaScript testing tools.

Bios: Daniel Koo is a Technology Practice Architect at FINRA whose latest interests are JavaScript, API, Cloud, and Big Data testing. Bryan Robbins is a Software Developer in Test whose expertise includes both functional test automation and load/performance test automation. Latha Nagaraj is a Sr. Software Developer in Test whose areas of interest include software architecture, development, and QA.

  When: Wed. April 23 2014 6:30 PM
  Where: On The Border Mexican Grill
                Reston (see Registration
                Page for location map & menu)
  Cost:  None, other than whatever you wish
              to spend on food/drink.  

  Please register -
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