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
   email: rickhower@earthlink.net
Copyright 2008-2012 Northern Virginia Test Automation Interest Group
Northern Virginia Test Automation Interest Group
Due to problems with our previous meeting location we are temporarily suspending meetings until a new reliable meeting location can be found. We are currently investigating potential new meeting venues in the Dulles Corridor area. Notice will be posted here and sent to the NoVaTAIG email list if/when meetings resume.