Silicon Valley Software Quality Association (SSQA)

Software Quality Forum of American Society for Quality (ASQ) -- Silicon Valley Section 0613

Meets monthly on topics of interest to software quality engineers, testers, and developers

SSQA meetings are FREE and open to the public.   No RSVP necessary.   See details below.

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Meet-Up Site for SSQA-SV!

SSQA-SV has moved to the following site for meeting notices and announcements:

If you haven't joined us there yet, come on over and register!  We hope you like the layout and functionality of the new site.  We will continue to use this web site for some purposes such as past meeting presentations.

The next meeting is set for:


Tuesday, January 14, 2014 -- "Lessons From Our Experience in SQA" -- Doug Hoffman and attendees

Some examples from experience and lessons learned will be presented; and discussion, experiences, and lessons will be shared from the attendees.  Doug Hoffman will kick it off, but the majority of the discussion and lessons will be from the attendees.

Meeting Information and Directions

Meetings are usually held on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm. Professional networking before and after the meeting. Meetings are FREE and open to the public. Attendees will speed their eBay building entry, however, if they can RSVP by January 13 (noon) via SSQA attendance qualifies for RUs towards recertification by ASQ and other professional organizations.


Building 7

2065 Hamilton Ave, San Jose, CA

(see directions and site photo below)


  • Doors open at 6:30 pm
  • Register if not pre-registered, pick up badge
  • Meeting starts at 7:00 pm (in one of the rooms near the lobby -- security will direct you)
  • Attendees introduction  (5 minutes)
  • SSQA and ASQ announcements  (5 minutes)
  • Speaker introduction  (5 minutes)
  • Speaker presentation  (45 to 75 minutes)
  • Q&A and discussion  (up to 15 minutes)
  • Post-meeting networking  (until 8:30 pm)

Directions to eBay and the meeting:

From San Francisco and the Peninsula: take I-280 to CA 17 or US 101 to I-880 (I-880 becomes CA 17 at the I-280 crossing). Exit southbound (toward Santa Cruz). Exit Hamilton Ave east bound (left turn on Hamilton). Pass Bascom Ave and make the next left beyond at Greylands Dr. The parking lot is immediately on the right, the building 7 just beyond on the north side of the parking lot (marked "A" on the map below).

From Oakland and the East Bay: take I-880 or I-680 south. (I-880 becomes CA 17 at the I-280 crossing.) Either way, take CA 17 to Hamilton Ave, the first exit south of I-280; exit east (left turn on Hamilton) and proceed as above.

From points southeast, take CA 85 to CA 17 north (toward San Jose) to get to Hamilton Ave. (second exit). Get onto eastbound Hamilton Ave. by turning left onto Creekside Way and right onto Hamilton Ave. Proceed on Hamilton Ave. as described above.

From the Santa Cruz direction, take CA 17 north to Hamilton Ave and, again, proceed as above.

> With pre-registration (, first and last names on your Meetup registration appreciated!), pick up a badge in the lobby. Otherwise, show a photo ID and sign in to receive a badge. Each attendee will need to complete a waiver form once to attend a meeting and any subsequent meetings.

> Proceed to the meeting room as directed.

eBay site at 2065 Hamilton Ave, San Jose, CA. Note building 7 entrance for the meeting  at "A".


HOW TO RECEIVE SSQA MEETING NOTICES:   The SSQA-SV Meetup (preferred) and the SSQA Yahoo Group website automate our membership list(s) handling by allowing you to subscribe your own email address and manage your level of notifications.  Monthly meeting reminder notices, usually just 2 per month, are automatically sent to those who request them

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