Next Meeting – February 13, 2018

Testing Automation in the Cloud


Testing plays a significant role in the software development life cycle or project life cycle in terms of both project budget and time. Manual testing in medium to large enterprises becomes very expensive and can make or break a project. Along came automation and companies realized great savings by reducing cost and increased efficiency.

Now on-premise automation testing has given way to cloud based automation with its own benefits. Testing automation tools in cloud offers flexibility and scalability that on-premise automation tools cannot achieve.

They will discuss how cloud based automation testing tools not only lowers cost but also offers on-demand usage, increases efficiency and improves market readiness. Testing in Cloud leverages cloud computing infrastructure, reducing unit cost of computing, while increasing testing effectiveness. They will also have a case study presented to the group.


Norman Brodeur, VP of the Quality Management Office at RapidIT Inc., has over 20 years in the IT industry and project and quality management arena. He has worked with many Fortune 100 companies as well as software quality consulting firms.

Gopo Velagundula, VP of Product Development at RapidIT-Cloudbera, has over 20 years in the IT industry. He has lead several large testing initiatives for Fortune 100 companies as well as software quality consulting firms.

   6:30 – 7:00 Registration, Networking & Refreshments
   7:00 – 7:15 Welcome & Announcements
   7:15 – 8:30 Presentation

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  1000 Abernathy Road NE
  Building 400
  Atlanta, GA 30328

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Congratulations 2018 AQAA Board of Directors

President - Ken Riley
Vice President - Reo Oravec
Treasurer - Diane Walker
Membership - Aretha Cook
Public Relations - Fitzgerald Breland and Mamie Green
Secretary - Roselyne Makundi
Sales - Norman Brodeur
Education - Jeffrey Nowak
Out Placement Valet Services - Costa Avradopoulos
Social Marketing Awareness Communications - Stacy Galarza

Charter Changes were approved at the November 2017 Meeting

Read the AQAA Charter here.

Beginning Selenium Workshop Coming in February

This class will available to current members. Stay tuned, details are being finalized.
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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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