Next Meeting – November 14, 2017

Current State and Future Direction of Software Quality

Presenter: Norman Brodeur

Join us for an in-depth talk discussing the current state and future direction of the software quality industry. We will look at potential disrupters, current areas of utilization, tools, the effect of AI and Machine Learning on the industry, and industry future predictions and trends. QA.

Norman Brodeur who is the 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.








2018 AQAA Goals & Election

Presenter: Ken Riley, 2017 AQAA President and Reo Oravec, 2017 AQAA Sales Chair

We will spend a few minutes at the beginning of the meeting introducing the candidates for the 2018 AQAA Board of Directors and proposed charter revisions. Additionally, we will be presenting a brief synopsis of AQAA Goals for 2018.


Help Us Aid Those in Need in the Virgin Islands Due to Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

The U.S. and British Virgin Islands were hit with Category 5 Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017. Then on September 19, 2017, Category 5 Hurricane Maria hit the Virgin Islands. That's two Category 5 Hurricanes in less than 2 weeks. They are still struggling. Former AQAA President, Charlene Wooley was in St Thomas, USVI when the first hurricane hit. She is helping with efforts to get much need supplies and contributions to aid with medical care.

Bring A Cash Donation or Any of the Following Supplies to the November 14th AQAA Meeting

Shampoo
Soap
Baby Wipes
Bug Towelettes
Band-Aids
Stretchy Medical Tape
Neosporin
Toothpaste and Toothbrushes
Mosquito Coils
Mosquito Netting
Flashlight Batteries – C, D and AA
Deodorant (not the clear gel kind)
Flip Flops (Men and Women)
Visa Gift Cards
Wendy’s Gift Cards
Duct Tape
Trail Mix
Dried Fruit
Dried Banana Chips
Any small radio that works on batteries
Batteries for radios – C, D, etc.
5-gallon solar shower (requested 200)
Letters or Cards of Encouragement
MEETING AGENDA:
   6:30 – 7:00 Registration, Networking & Refreshments
   7:00 – 7:10 Welcome & Announcements
   7:10 – 7:30 Board Candidates / AQAA 2018 Goals
   7:30 – 8:30 Discussion



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MEETING LOCATION:
  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.

Visitors will be charged a $10 fee for attending meetings. AQAA members, recruiters, sponsors and guests of the speaker are excluded from this charge. If you have any questions, please contact .

2018 AQAA Board of Directors

Several our current board members are stepping down this year. This is your chance to set the future of the Atlanta Quality Assurance Association.

We will be electing the new board at the November 14, 2017 meeting.

Please contact our if you are interested in a position.

Proposed Changes to the AQAA Charter

The AQAA Charter is the governing document for the Atlanta Quality Assurance Association. The current board is proposing changes to the charter. Highlights of changes:
  1. The ability to create volunteer committees to assist the board.

  2. The creation of an Advisory Board to assist the board and give guidance.

  3. Additional clarification of Membership Fees.

  4. Please review the Current Charter and the Proposed Charter. AQAA members can vote on the changes at the November 14, 2017 meeting or on-line before the meeting.
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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.

Purpose/Mission

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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