10/6/2016 Meeting – at CMM

CoverMyMeds is proud to host this month’s ATDD User Group.  We we do a facilitated discussion focused on test triage.  What works, what doesn’t, what tools help triage tests faster.  We can’t wait to see you all!

2 Miranova Pl
Floor 12
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Visitor parking is available on the Orange Level (Level 1) of the parking garage. Enter from Mound Street. Take the elevators or stairs from the garage to Level 3 (Lobby), then take lobby elevators to the 12th floor.

See you Thurs!

Aug 4 Meeting – Hosted by Improving!

We’ll be meeting at 11:30 at Improving’s Offices One Easton Oval, Suite 175, Columbus, OH.

Acceptance Criteria versus Acceptance Test Discussion

We’ll have  a brief presentation on the difference between the two and discussion on whether the difference matters for immature or mature teams.  See you then!


7/7 Columbus ATDD Meeting cancelled today – due to holiday week

7/7 Columbus ATDD Meeting cancelled today – due to holiday week

Startup Weekend Columbus: Smart City Edition! May 13-15!

Startup Weekend Columbus: Smart City Edition is coming to Columbus for the first time! All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: Anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54-hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, UX/design, and market validation. The weekend culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for feedback and to win prizes.

This event will be held May 13-15 at Rev1 Ventures. Find more info or reserve your ticket here: http://swcbus.com

Use promo code ‘ATDD’ for 50% off select tickets.

Attendees will receive:

  • Sweet space at Rev1 Ventures  to work for the weekend

  • Invaluable access to a community of world class entrepreneurs and mentors

  • 3 dinners, 2 lunches, 2 breakfasts

  • A sweet t-shirt

  • All the coffee, soda, energy drinks, and water you could ever need

  • An amazing experience and chance to get a taste of the startup world

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact the organizers at columbus@startupweekend.org

May 5th ATDD User Group Meeting

May’s User Group Meeting – We are doing a Lunch Social!  Come join us at CoverMyMeds for a presentation free networking event.  Come share your challenges, experiences, and ideas in a stress free environment.

2 Miranova Place
Columbus, OH

Park in CMM’s garage off Mound Street. Take the garage elevator to the lobby then the main elevator to floor 12.

April 7, 2016 – ATDD Anti-Patterns

Hosted By and At:
Improving Enterprises
One Easton Oval, Columbus, Ohio 43219, Suite 175,

All too often companies are eager to implement automation; after all, it is supposed to shorten feedback loops and instill confidence.  Coupled with the anecdotal success of Ruby/Cucumber/WATiR, more and more people are interested in leveraging it for automation on agile teams.  The big push now is “are we following best practices”.  What are those practices?  Are they the best?  To answer that question, we’ll discuss the common anti-patterns people follow on their quest to automate their apps including what they look like, why they are harmful, and what a better approach might be.

As Centric Consulting’s National Software Quality Assurance and Testing Service Offering Lead, Joseph Ours has nearly two decades of career experience in Information Technology and Certified Project Management consulting. He believes in finding ways to harmoniously work with all core IT competencies, and as such as works as a developer, tester, business analyst, and program manager. His strategic thought process and ability to translate vision into action has resulted in many large successful initiatives. Joseph’s expertise has also led to numerous national speaking engagements. He earned an MBA, and two bachelor’s degrees: in Electronic Engineering Technology, and in Technical Management. He is also PMP certified by the Project Management Institute. Joseph lives in Columbus, Ohio, and has six adult children. He is an early adopter and active technology enthusiast. When not busy with family events, he chairs the Columbus Advisory Council for Per Scholas, a national non-profit organization based in New York, which aims to break the cycle of poverty by providing technology education, access, training and job placement services for people in under-served communities.

No 3/3 Meeting

We are cancelling the meeting tomorrow.  We encourage our members to go see Michael Feathers at the PairColumbus Event.

Pair Columbus is extremely pumped to present a special event featuring renowned speaker & author, Michael Feathers. Michael is the founder of R7K Research & Conveyance and former Chief Scientist of Obtiva (acquired by Groupon). He is also the author of the book, Working Effectively with Legacy Code (Prentice Hall, 2004).

Michael is an excellent speaker with a wealth of knowledge on topics such as technical debt, refactoring, legacy code, and testing.
Visit paircolumbus.org to register for this free event. Limited seating available.