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Nashville Women Programmers, Semimonthly Meeting

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Welcome to Nashville Women Programmers! We host meetings on the second and fourth Monday each month. Come to code, learn, teach, meet like-minded people, and have fun!

TOPIC:

This Monday’s Topic
Software Testing: Manual and Automated

Topic Overview
This discussion will include the specifics of testing to identify bugs or errors and test cases to break code in unexpected ways.

Presenter
Laniqua Williams, Software Tester and Engineer

Skill Level (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
Beginner

Study Resources (If Interested In Studying Ahead)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_testing

Topics Ahead
We need to build out our speaker database. Please share and sign up here: http://goo.gl/rhVDH5

MORE INFO:

Where
Eventbrite Nashville
Cummins Station
209 Tenth Avenue South
Suite 204
Nashville, TN 37217

(Note: Google Maps might show this address as "Bar Car," "Crowned Heads," or "Robyn Gilliam Hair Design," but it's the right address.)

Parking
A parking lot is available in front of Cummins Station. This is a paid lot that may have reduced evening rates. There are also a few parallel parking spaces along the building front that go free at 6pm, so if you arrive earlier than that, put in just enough exact change to cover you until 6pm.

How To Find Us
The Eventbrite Nashville office is located at 209 Tenth Avenue South, Suite 204, in Cummins Station. Use the South Lobby entrance by the Cinco de Mayo restaurant. The Eventbrite office is straight ahead. Enter the double doors and we will greet you at the front desk, sign you in via iPad, and show you where to go from there.

Meeting Agenda
5:30-6:30 – Arrive, socialize, hack, eat
6:30-7:30 – Lecture
7:30-8:00 – Wrap-up

When
Every second and fourth Monday, 5:30pm-8:00pm. For the most updated meeting information, check this Meetup group.

Why
This group is hosted by women programmers with the goal to build a welcoming environment to learn and to grow diversity in the programming field.

We have three main goals:
1. Connect women programmers and supporters so that we can have friends with whom to attend other programming events in town.
2. Facilitate discovery and learning of new tech subjects from a speaker who has spent time studying, compiling, and translating information so a beginner to that topic can understand.
3. Provide an encouraging space where people can gain speaking experience, and hopefully go on to speak at local user groups, conferences, etc… thus increasing minority visibility and inspiring other underrepresented people in tech.

Who
We embrace the Lambda Jam Conference Diversity Policy (http://www.lambdajam.com/policies.html) and welcome people of any gender identity or expression, race, ethnicity, size, nationality, sexual orientation, ability level, neurotype, religion, elder status, family structure, culture, subculture, political opinion, identity, and self-identification.

What to Bring
- A laptop, tablet, smartphone, or pen/paper if you would like. None of these are required though.
- Questions on any tech topics or careers in tech.
- Any guests who are also interested in learning to code and/or increasing diverse participation in tech.
- Our meeting overlaps with dinner. Feel free to bring a packed meal or pick up something on the way there. Eventbrite has made available to us a fridge, microwave, and filtered water cooler. Also, for our first meeting in this new space, Eventbrite is generously providing some light appetizers.

What to Expect
- Free to attend.
- Free internet.
- Our group has adopted the Hacker School Social Rules (https://www.hackerschool.com/manual#sec-environment). We seek to provide an environment of encouragement, openness, and support so all who attend can feel comfortable, welcome, and free to ask questions and grow.

Anything Else?
If you have any more questions, feel free to contact us, your organizers, via Meetup. We look forward to seeing you!