Atlanta Quality Assurance Association
Monthly  Newsletter

May 2015
May Meeting Information

Acceptance Test Driven Development

May 12, 2015 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Adam Satterfield, Vice President of Quality Assurance at Bettercloud

Summary:  If you've spent any time in a development environment, you've probably felt pain points: For example; Acceptance tests don't start until sometime after the start of the sprint, leading to a spike in effort while testers are furiously trying to understand the functionality. QA wastes critical testing time figuring out what they're supposed to be testing in the middle of the sprint. This presentation - Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD) - Covers the core fundamentals of ATDD which include; Creating Acceptance Criteria, Defining Acceptance Tasks and using Automation to enhance test coverage.

Visitors and Members:
RSVP on and receive an additional entry into the monthly Prize Raffle. 

Meeting Location:

Northpark Town Center
1000 Abernathy Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30328

Northpark Conference Center
3rd Floor
Georgia Conference Room 

Visitors will be changed a $10 fee for attending meetings.
AQAA members, recruiters, sponsors and guest of the speaker are excluded from this charge. 
AQAA Members at 2015 Quest Conference

A number of AQAA members attended the 2015 Quest Conference last month. Here are some of their thoughts.

I think the conference was professional, good information, and great for networking.  I hope to get to the Chicago conference next year.
Susan Loth, QA Analyst at 22squared

It was a great event, very informative and full of learning. Folks were very knowledgeable and willing to share their learnings and experiences. Great topics in various sessions and Expo talks. Will surely attend next year too.
Sunil Segal, Managing Partner TechArcis

The Quest conference has more of a family feel. It is much more personable than the larger conferences. I will be at QUEST 2016 in Chicago.
Ken  Riley, Membership Co-Chair AQAA

QAI QUEST 2015 was a great experience.  I attended the 2-Day Manager's Workshop, presentations on the leadership trek, presentations on test automation and the expo.  Made several new friends and many networking opportunities.  This is the third year I have attended QUEST and I plan to continue attending in years to come
Joyce Reid, Vice President AQAA

AQAA was proud to be the host chapter for the QAI Quest 2015 Conference in Atlanta. We had a great experience learning, connecting, sharing, and celebrating all things QA. Check out our pictures from the event  here:
Charlene Woolley, President AQAA
Ken Riley - Matrix Consultant of the Quarter

C ongratulations to Ken Riley, AQAA Membership Co-Chair,  on his selection as the 1st Quarter 2015 MATRIX Resources Consultant of the Quarter for the Eastern region.

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U pcoming AQAA Meetings


Adam Satterfield (Better Cloud)
Exploratory Testing Workshop

Ken Riley (Matrix)
Open Source Tool Panel

Mike Krafick, Leslie Brooks
and Chris Lawson

Pairwise Testing

Phil Lew (XBOsoft)

Tom Ticknor (QAI)


In This Issue
May Meeting Information
AQAA Members at 2015 Quest
Matrix Consultant of the Quarter
Study Group Survey
The 7 Minute Solution
Membership Benefits
RUMC Job Networking
The 7 Minute Solution


Do you have an issue or topic you would like to  discuss? 


We will select one issue or topic for a discussion 7 minutes before start of each AQAA meeting.


Send your issues or topic to Joyce Reid, AQAA Vice President at 


AQAA Membership Benefits
  • Educational opportunities by hearing presentations from industry leaders in testing, quality processes and automation.
  • Discounts to attend Quest Conferences
  • Network with other QA professionals; meet industry leaders and share best practices as well as "war stories". 
  • Reduced membership rate of $25.00 to full time college students that are enrolled in computer or quality classes.
  • Participate in members-only drawings for free books to enhance your QA library.
  • Receive Job Opportunity bulletins.
  • Earn points toward your re-certification by helping the board with quality events.
  • Have fun while enhancing your QA career.



MONDAY, JUNE 1st, 2015 


Job Networking with over 8 hours of activities, concluding with
'Mini' Job Fair. 


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