Next Meeting - Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Career opportunities in Software Quality Assurance and Testing

and Tips on How to Join the Team!

Speaker: Thomas Ticknor, CSQA, CSTE, CMST, CSBA
Chief Operating Officer

Welcome College Students.

You can attend this meeting for free. Just bring a valid student ID.
Special Student membership rate of $10 per year will be available during the meeting.


In 2013, the budget for Software Quality Assurance (QA) and Testing was 23% of the total IT spend. In 2014, the average rose to 26%, and in 2015 the percentage grew to 35% of the total IT spend. All indications are that the IT spend allocated to ensuring application quality and performance will continue to rise reaching 40% in 2018. Are there career opportunities in Software QA and Testing? Yes! Is it challenging to take advantage of those opportunities? Yes!
During his presentation, Mr. Ticknor will touch on three areas:

Whether you are management, non-management, or looking for insights into how to join the team, a lively discussion will be good for all!
Speaker Bios
   6:30 – 7:00 Registration, Networking & Refreshments
   7:00 – 7:15 Welcome & Announcements
   7:15 – 8:30 Presentation, Q&A

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  Northpark Town Center
  1000 Abernathy Road NE
  Building 400
  Atlanta, GA 30328

The meeting is in the Northpark Conference Center, 3rd floor, Georgia conference room. Attendees should park in Visitor Parking, check in with Security, and then take the elevator to the 3rd floor.

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Free One-Day Selenium Training Class

Saturday, October 1, 2016 9:00AM – 5:00PM AQAA Members only (Become a member)

This one day Selenium Class is being presented by Zenergy Technologies in the Training Room at Matrix Resources, 1000 Abernathy Road NE, Building 400, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30328. This is the same building we hold most of our regular monthly meeting but on the 5th floor.

This training is exclusively for AQAA members. Signing up for meetings on does not make you a member of AQAA.

When you register for the class we will verify your membership is in effect as of October 1st, before sending your registration confirmation.

Computers will not be provided. You will need your own laptop. Additionally, you will need to install VirtualBox (a free download). We will provide an image at the class with all of the necessary software for the class.

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About Us

The Atlanta Quality Assurance Association (AQAA) was founded in 1984 with the belief that no one company or individual can learn everything that is needed to assure a Quality Environment. AQAA is a not-for-profit organization which is organized to share state-of-the-art Quality Assurance methods, tools and techniques among its members. Our membership is comprised of professionals working primarily in the information systems industry. The AQAA is a Quality Assurance Institute (QAI) Federation Chapter.


To provide local interaction among member organizations in the Atlanta Area, to mutually support each other and to supplement the exchange of information about Quality Assurance, Software Testing, and Total Quality Management.

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