The Northern Virginia Test Automation Interest Group holds periodic meetings at Herndon-Reston area facilities.  

Meeting format:

6:30 - 7:00 Networking, pizza.
7:00 - 7:15 Announcements, job openings or seeking, etc.
7:15 - 8:00 Presentation or Discussion Topic
8:00 - 8:30 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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October 2016 Meeting -- Co-sponsored by Appian, Lithespeed, & NOVA Software Quality Engineering and Automation Meetup

Continuous Integration and Crawling for Performance Vigilance
- presentation by John Tisaranni, Appian

With thousands of changes to Appian's software baseline every day, how do we maintain performance rigor over the entire product? This talk will discuss a Jmeter/Jenkins/Cloud based framework that combines continuous integration and web crawling to provide a daily performance trend analysis that provides actionable insight into Appian latency degradations.

John is the Director of Quality Engineering at Appian and has spent his career helping organizations deliver great software. He has 25 years of industry experience in the DC area. Along the way John has always taken a hands-on role in the development of software that tests software including GUI testing frameworks, automated comparative regression frameworks and a lightning generator.

  When: Tuesday Oct. 11, 2016 6:30 PM
  Where: LitheSpeed, Herndon
                590 Herndon Pkwy Suite 400
  Cost:  None

  Please register -   Meetup page




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