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Viral QA
Making Progress in Software Quality –
One Small Step at a Time

by Michael Cowan,
SQE Viewpoint Construction SW

2055 NW Savier, Portland, OR 97209

Wednesday July 9, 2014
5:30pm until 7:30pm

Event is FREE and Open to the Public

 Viral QA takes its name from the process of a virus infiltrating a host, adapting to its new environment and spreading itself throughout the system. It is an iterative approach to implementing structured QA into projects and teams that are ‘too busy to do it right’.

Viral QA is not meant to replace traditional QA, instead it enables the QA Team to continue driving structured QA forward even when the rest of the organization is struggling and overwhelmed.

Do you have explicit questions or focus areas that you’d like to include on this discussion? Michael would like to customize this discussion for your particular areas of interest! If you have any specific questions or areas you want to focus on, please submit them to: [masked]

About Our Speaker: Michael Cowan has over 20 years’ experience in the software industry, and has held individual and management roles in both QA and Development. His passions have always been automation, and he has been a lead engineer on several successful automation frameworks.



5:30-6:00PM: Pizza and Networking
6:00-6:15PM: SQAUG Announcements
6:15-7:00PM: Michael Cowan will give a presentation on Viral QA along with examples of applying it in the real world.
7:00-7:30PM: Questions and Answers

• Event is Free to the public
• Onsite parking (directions below)
• Light Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served
• No RSVP is required to attend

SQAUG is Portland/Vancouver area’s only Software Quality Assurance User Group! We would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone who would like to participate in a user group dedicated to growing the Quality Assurance field.

SQAUG is made up of a group of SQA professionals who have banded together in an open forum to learn from each other through a series of interactive discussions, engaged debates, training presentations, exploring tools, and general networking and sharing of job opportunities. Our goals are to expand knowledge about Software Quality to all professionals who are passionate about their careers, and take Software Quality seriously.

For more on SQAUG:
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  • Will B.

    Great event! I will have to attend more!

    2 · July 10, 2014

  • Tim

    Wish I could attend tonight. Looks like an interesting topic.

    July 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bummed that I have a PCEP event conflict. Looks like a good topic with potential for good discussion.

    1 · July 5, 2014

  • Dan S.

    SQAUG is one of the best-run meetups in Portland. To the board: thanks for all you do!

    July 1, 2014

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