What we're about

Software and Technology is all around us, it's the fabric of our society. Inflectra is a local Silver Spring, MD based software company that helps companies around the world build awesome software products and harness technology for the benefit of society.

The purpose of this meetup group is to give back to our local community and help foster the local technology community here in the Washington, DC Metro Area.

We plan on holding events focused on software development, technology entrepreneurship, software testing and how to use technology to transform local industries such as healthcare and Government.

Please join this group if:

• You live in the Washington, DC, Maryland or Northern Virginia

• You have an interest in coding, software development, or testing

• You are looking to start a software business and need ideas or feedback

Upcoming events (3)

Webinar: 5 Principles for Managing Your Application Lifecycle with SpiraTeam®

Inflectra and #sriramrajagopalan invite you to a free webinar: Five Principles for Managing Your Application Lifecycle with SpiraTeam®. This webinar opens Inflectra's five-part online training course on agile project lifecycle management called: Journey Into Agile With Inflectra (http://www.inflectra.com/Ideas/Entry/agile-with-inflectra-a-webinar-course-753.aspx) WHY THIS WEBINAR: The value of any software is in the solution it brings to customer’s problems. This value cycle is not linear but cyclical as the application lifecycle evolves. This webinar establishes the five essential steps in the lifecycle framework: 1. Requirements gathering 2. Test case development 3. Requirements traceability 4. Defect Management 5. Management transparency This webinar will introduce a framework agnostic ALM tool, SpiraTeam - for participants to apply the theoretic aspects discussed during the webinar. WEBINAR DETAILS: Date & Time: Thursday, January 24, @2pm EST Log-in link: https://inflectra.webex.com/inflectra/j.php?MTID=m6fc84ff98971f115ecc2bb02ea9dec09 Meeting number:[masked] Meeting password: d7aaMXFa PARTICIPANT PROFILE: This webinar is for anyone aspiring to enter or excel in the following roles: Project Managers & Product Managers, Business Analysts & Software Architects, Team Leaders, Developers, Programmers, & Testers. WEBINAR PRESENTER: Dr. Sriram Rajagopalan is a project management guru with extensive software development and project management experience in many industries. He won prestigious recognition from PMI with the Eric Jennet project management excellence award in 2017. He holds a BE in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the University of Madras in India; MS in Computer Engineering from Wayne State University and MBA in Management from Concordia University. His PhD was in Organization and Management from Capella University. Dr. Rajagopalan promotes a scholar-practitioner model delivering project management and leadership courses and possesses many professional certifications in PfMP, PgMP, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-SP, PMI-RMP, CSP, CSPO, CSD, CSM, ACC, IT Project+, Six Sigma, SCM, SCPO, SCD, SAMC, SCT, and CSOXP. PRE-REQUISITES: There are no pre-requisites for attending this webinar, but we recommend you sign up for a free trial version of Spirateam (www.inflectra.com/SpiraTeam) to follow along the practical aspects of the webinar better. COURSE CERTIFICATE INFO & RULES: As mentioned earlier, the webinar: Five Principles for Managing Your Application Lifecycle with SpiraTeam® is the first webinar in the online webinar series and a certificate course called: Journey Into Agile With Inflectra. At the end of the course, the participants will be eligible to receive a Certificate of Completion. Please note that the course certificates will be awarded to those who attended at least three (3) live webinars, listened to the recording of the other two (2) webinars and passed follow-up quizzes with at least 80% of answers, per webinar, deemed correct by the course administrator. Links to quizzes will be e-mailed to participants after each webinar. Participants can submit their answers until May 1, 2019. Good luck!

Free Webinar: Codeless Test Automation - Myth or Magic?

Inflectra invites you to a free webinar called: Codeless Test Automation - Myth or Magic? WHY THIS WEBINAR: The webinar will showcase top features any codeless test automation tool on the market should offer and will demonstrate how software testers can leverage the benefits of codeless test automation while avoiding the pitfalls of hard to maintain automated testing frameworks. WEBINAR TAKE-AWAYS: In this webinar you will learn the following: • Biggest challenges and limitations in today’s test automation • Major considerations while choosing a codeless test automation tool • Rapise features that satisfy the demand for reliable automated testing. WEBINAR DETAILS: Log-in link: https://inflectra.webex.com/inflectra/j.php?MTID=m1f984ee9fecda961322b082b492305aa WEBINAR AUDIENCE: The webinar is intended for software testers interested in test automation or transitioning into a career in automated testing. WEBINAR PRESENTER: Adam Sandman has been working in the IT industry for the past 20 years. His areas of expertise span from software architecture, to agile development, software testing, test automation and project management. Currently Adam is a Director of Technology at Inflectra Corporation, where he is interested in technology, business and enabling people to follow their passions. At Inflectra, Adam is responsible for researching the tools, technologies and processes in the software testing and quality assurance space. PRE-REQUISITES: There are no pre-requisites for this webinar. Please feel free to check out Inflectra’s test automation platform – Rapise to maximize learning. ________________________________________ Can't attend? Register anyway and we will send you the recording after the webinar. You can always view our webinars on youtube. See you at the webinar! #teamInflectra

#TestBowl 2019 | Software Testing Competition

Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport

******Sign up via Eventbrite********** Inflectra invites you to its 2nd Software Testing Bowl (#TestBowl 2019) - a US-wide software testing competition hosted by STPCon Spring 2019 conference on April 1-4, 2019. ********************************************* Register now, as spots are limited! ********************************************* #TestBowl: Why Participate #TestBowl is a great way to meet and network with other testing superheroes, show off your mad testing skills, win cool prizes, and have fun. #TestBowl: How To Take Part Anyone who lives in the US is free to attend - all you need is to register. Feel free to join STPCon Meet and Greet Reception starting at 4:30 PM on April 2, 2019. #TestBowl: What Gets Tested The Software Under Test will be either a web or a smartphone app. So bring your fully charged devices. #TestBowl: How Testing Works Participants work in small teams for around two hours to file bugs and a summary test report. Teams are judged on both the quality and quantity of their reports. #TestBowl: Official Test Management Tool SpiraTest, Inflectra's QA powerhouse, is the official test management tool of Test Bowl. To get familiar with SpiraTest, feel free to watch some intro videos. To register use this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/testbowl-2019-software-testing-competition-registration-53878096838 See you at the Software Testing Bowl 2019. #teamInflectra

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