Software QA & Testing Meetup – March 2015 Meetup Scheduled

Software QA & Testing Meetup

Attention: Ohio Testers

Our February meeting recently concluded with a good discussion and recap of “What I Learned at QA or the Highway 2015

Our Topic for March:  An Intro to Cucumber

The format is simple: bring your laptops. We will build a cucumber framework from scratch.  Here we will walk folks through the process from the ground up; creating a project, directories, gherkin scripts, and create some step definitions. Time permitting maybe even launch a browser and hit a web page.

Don’t forget to bring your laptop as this is meant to be an interactive and hands on experience for the evening where YOU build the framework.

Matthew Eakin will be leading us through the evening.  With over 20 years of technical, leadership and planning experience, Mr. Eakin brings a unique, thorough and comprehensive perspective to every project. His extensive expertise around all aspects of the SDLC combined with development skills has helped him to be an effective Agile practitioner and coach. Mr. Eakin talks extensively on Gherkin Scripting and is in high-demand as a BDD (Behavior-Driven Development)/ATDD (Acceptance Test Driven Development) coach. The two workshops he has created for Sogeti (Agile Testing and A Manual Testers Guide to the Ruby/Cucumber Framework) have been so successful that Mr. Eakin now leads the series nationally and teaches customized variations of the program at client sites.

For all of the details for this meetup and to RSVP, be sure to visit the Software QA & Testing Meetup on  If you are going to be in the Columbus area, we would love to see you there!

Here is a list of other “testing happenings” scheduled so far for the month of March in the Ohio area:

3/9 – Columbus, Ohio – ASQ 2015 Spring Conference – The World of Deming- Linking the Past to the Future –

3/12 – Westlake, Ohio – NOSQAA – What’s In a Name? Experimenting With Testing Job Titles w/ Martin Hynie –

3/19 – Columbus, Ohio – COQAA – Applying ATDD Techniques in a Waterfall Project w/ Matthew Eakin –

Look for other additions to the schedule in upcoming editions of Testing Bits as well.