Welcome to the St Louis Quality Assurance Association (STLQAA)

STLQAA - Official Federation Chapter of the Quality Assurance Institute (QAI)

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About the St Louis Quality Assurance Association

Background The idea of starting the St. Louis Quality Assurance Association (STLQAA) was born because of the need of having a place and time to gather with colleagues of software quality in the area, and was also inspired by the activities of the previous association.

Founders The founders of the STLQAA are all certified CSTE and/or CSQA and their combined experience is the greatest value for this group.

The STLQAA counts on the experience of one of the chairpersons who participated in the previous association.


Next Meeting is on Tuesday, May 21, 2019

STLQAA Meeting

Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM-8:00 PM

Location: World Wide Technology

701 Fee Fee Road

St. Louis, MO 63043

Room:  Real Madrid Room (Shelly Cell 314-435-9689)

Entrer through the North Door, (by the picnic tables) NOT the front doors as they lock



PLEASE REGISTER AT stlouisqaa@gmail.com with name, email and phone to be entered for GIVEAWAY and for Admittance! 

Giveaways!!  Books/Gift and/or Gift Card

Food Sponsored by Robert Half



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Topic Leader






Linda Pretre










The QUEST Conference

Update from the QUEST Meeting/Prune Your Tests

The QUEST Conference is the best source for new technologies and proven methods for Quality Engineered Software and Testing. Thought leaders, evangelists, innovative practitioners, and IT professionals from across North America gather together for a week packed with classes, tutorials, educational sessions, hand-on workshops, discussions groups, EXPO, and networking events. Let your quest to build, test, and deliver quality software begin with QUEST 2019!

Topic: "Prune Your Tests!" 

Whether you've planted the seeds of an open source automation effort, or you've focused on manual testing, an often overlooked discipline is in trimming low value tests and shaping and refactoring the code base. This session will talk about some common ways both areas can start to get a little unkempt looking and weedy, and how you can combat that growth. Having things manicured can increase the effectiveness of your testing effort, or set things in motion to adopt automation easier. 

Linda Pretre

Senior Applications System Analyst

SSM Health


Linda Pretre has over 30 years healthcare experience in such areas as Health Information Management (HIM), Data analysis/reporting, IS Management and Support, Coding, DRG’s, Decision Support, Education, and Compliance/Quality.  She is a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), and a Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner (CDIP).

Linda has worked at various Healthcare Facilities as a Director of HIM, Ernst & Young as a Healthcare Consultant, Maritz as an Internal Auditor, and Mercy as an Epic Trainer.  She currently works at SSM Health as a Senior Application System Analyst supporting a Risk and Claim Application and at St. Charles Community College as an Adjunct Instructor.


Michael Fritzius-Fritz is the President of Arch DevOps, right here in St. Louis. His consultancy loves the nerdy technical stuff about software test automation, and they're addicted to seeing the Lightbulb Moment of testers and analysts grasping the craft and running with it. 

  07:15-08:00   Informal Discussions, Networking


Driving Directions

270 to Page/Schuetz North/Left on Adie/Left Fee Fee Road/On Right

QAI Global Institute

The QAI Global Institute, formerly known as Quality Assurance Institute, was founded in 1980 in the United States of America. QAI's founding objective was and remains to provide leadership in improving quality, productivity, and effective solutions for process management in the information services profession. It is a worldwide membership organization serving over 1000 corporate members, organized to share state-of-the-art methods, tools, and techniques. Combined experience of QAI experts and their member companies provides an impressive body of knowledge, a reservoir for their members to share. QAI has transformed this knowledge and experience into a "how-to" approach that is being taught worldwide.

QAI takes pride in being one of the first professional organizations to recognize the need for quality assurance and to have the vision to be exclusively devoted to the information technology profession. QAI provides leadership and state-of-the-art solutions in the form of consulting, education and training services, and assessments.

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