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About the Quality Assurance Special Interest Group Meeting

The primary goal of the meeting is to facilitate informal discussion relating to agile testing.

The group is facilitated by Colin Turner, Development Manager with Starview Solutions, and Ben Rogers, Quality Architect for Sendmail, Inc..

Pizza and drinks will be provided courtesy of Agile Austin.

Informal Directions and Parking Info

Hyperformix is on the south side of Lake Austin at the 360 Pennybacker bridge.

  • Coming down 360 from the north, turn right into the first driveway (immediately) after the bridge.
  • Coming up 360 from the south, exit right before the bridge, take the turnaround under the bridge and then turn right into first driveway.

You can park in the open lots or any of the garages that aren’t indicated as reserved.  The meeting will be held on the first floor.

Seating is limited!

Please make sure you are able to attend this session.  Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.  We want to give everyone the opportunity to attend, so please only sign-up if you are committed to attending and have an interest in the topic.  Meetings are held on a monthly basis, and topics vary, so don’t worry if the topic for this month does not interest you–there will be plenty of chances to attend future events.  If you have an idea for a future discussion, please tell us!  These sessions are valuable to both beginners and experienced alike, and folks from all disciplines are welcome.

About the Program

From Scratch: Breaking Ground and Scaling a QA Team


Small teams, start-ups, and non-software companies that nevertheless employ developers can be rocky ground for growing QA culture. Let’s talk about strategies for breaking ground at these sites, picking the right “first to arrive at scene” resource, and ways we’ve seen these teams grow well and grow poorly.

Speaker Bio

Colin Turner (Shango) has worn all hats except developer when working at start-ups, so cares a great deal about this topic. Geoff Meyer (Dell) will co-facilitate, given his experience hiring QA teams.

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