2016 DAQAA Elections

Would you like to join the DAQAA Board?

Have you ever thought about becoming a member of our board?

As required by our bylaws, the Des Moines Area Quality Assurance Association holds an election annually in October to fill the positions on our board for the upcoming year, beginning in January.

Serving on the board is a great opportunity to be involved in the planning of our monthly meetings by helping to decide on topics, activities, presenters, etc. It’s a great way to meet new people, get involved in the QA community, and boost your resume. If you would like to discuss what is involved with one of the current board members, please email us at: [email protected].

DAQAA holds a regular membership meeting the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Additionally, the board meets once a month, usually the 4th Thursday of the month.

You can find a list of current board members on our About page. There will likely be at least one opening on the board. Like every organization, no one person can do it all. Everyone on the board is a volunteer, and we all do the best we can to make our meetings fun and worthwhile. If you’d like to volunteer, whether on the board or in some other capacity, we will find a way to get you involved!!

In order to serve as an officer on the board (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer), you must have been on the board for at least a year. All other positions are open, to QA professionals and recruiters alike.

For more details on each position, please click the link below.

If you’re interested in running for a position, please submit the Intent to Run form by September 30th!!

Stay tuned for more info regarding our upcoming meeting on October 12th.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, 4508 University Ave., West Des Moines, IA 50266


The mission of the Des Moines Area Quality Assurance Association is to be a network of QA professionals sharing best practices, processes, and methods in the QA information technology disciplines. DAQAA will facilitate the exchange of knowledge, new ideas, and techniques for the purpose of educating its members. We hold a meeting on the second Wednesday of each month to discuss relevant topics in QA and testing. Please feel free to browse our website and contact us if you would like additional information.

For information on upcoming meetings, please check out the upcoming events section on this page or visit the Events page for more details.

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‘Shall we play a game’

DAQAA

TestSphere
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
4:00 – 5:00 PM
CCOP Training Center, 7780 Office Plaza Dr., Monterey Bldg., Suite 140, West Des Moines, IA 50266

We’re starting off 2018 with a fun game called TestSphere, which was developed by our friends across the pond at the Ministry of Testing.
TestSphere

TestSphere is a card deck with many functions, but with one main mission:
Bring testers together to think and talk about their own experiences so as to teach and learn from each other.

Knowledge sharing, storytelling and connecting people through introducing and combining testing concepts are key.

This month, we’re relying on YOU to come and share your testing experiences.

TestSphere is a deck of 100 cards, with 20 cards in each of five different categories. Each card has a theme, with three examples per card, meaning there’s up to 300 examples that could be discussed.

The rules are simple:

You’ll organize into 5 groups.
  • Each group has a single category of cards.
  • The group draws a card from the deck.
  • Someone reads the card, and the collective examples. The group discusses the card.
  • The first person in the group to share a personal example of the theme wins the card. The person with the most cards at the end of the round wins.
  • At the end of each round, the winner from each group will have the opportunity to share their experiences based on the cards they won.
  • Each group will then rotate cards, and begin with a new category.

We all have varied testing experiences. This is a great way for all of us to learn from one another.

We hope you’ll join us!!


The mission of the Des Moines Area Quality Assurance Association is to be a network of QA professionals sharing best practices, processes, and methods in the QA information technology disciplines. DAQAA will facilitate the exchange of knowledge, new ideas, and techniques for the purpose of educating its members. We hold a meeting on the second Wednesday of each month to discuss relevant topics in QA and testing. Please feel free to browse our website and contact us if you would like additional information.

For information on upcoming meetings, please check out the upcoming events section on this page or visit the Events page for more details.