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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Northern Virginia Test Automation Interest Group
January 2017 Meeting -- Co-sponsored by Appian, Lithespeed, & NOVA Software Quality Engineering and Automation Meetup

Topic: "Grading Your Test Automation" - presentation by Rick Hower

For many Agile projects, test automation is reflexively included as a standard part of the software development process, but often without a great deal of thought as to what the goals are. This can make it difficult to prioritize and focus on the highest-value automation work. We will discuss 10 questions you can use to assess and grade your test automation and to help maximize your test automation effectiveness.

Rick has twenty years innovative experience in consulting, lead, & management roles in Software Testing,Test Automation, Process Improvement, Metrics, and Software Development. He has presented at many conferences and workshops in the U.S. and Europe on testing & automation topics, and is the author and maintainer of the software testing web site, a resource for more than 7 million worldwide site visitors since 1996.

  When: Tuesday Jan. 24, 2017 6:30 PM
  Where: Appian, 11955 Democracy Drive,
                11th Floor, Reston, VA
(note: parking will be validated)

  Please register -   Meetup page




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