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BDD/SBE workshop – Day 1

May 15, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT

HYBRID EVENT: In-person AND virtual!
IMPORTANT NOTE: We are using this Meetup to advertise the class to everyone. While you may certainly RSVP here, the class is limited to the first 32 students that we receive payment from (see Ticketbud link below).

WHEN: Saturday May 15 and May 22, 9am-5pm
NOTE: We will not create a Meetup for Day 2 – all Day 1 participants will be automatically enrolled in Day 2
WHERE: Your choice… virtual or in-person!
HOW: This course normally runs $2,000+, and we are offering it FREE to all AQAA members! Cost for non-members is $75. If you attend in-person, lunch will be provided.
WHO: Development team members including business analysts, product owners, developers, testers, architects, leads and scrum masters should attend this course.

BDD is a hot topic; many companies are experimenting with it because they have heard that it can deliver dramatic benefits. Companies that do it well are reporting:
– Projects taking 30% to 40% less time, and being delivered without bugs
– QA teams routinely delivering automated tests to the Developers in-sprint – while the Developers are still writing the code
– 90% reduction in the effort to maintain and update the automated tests

If you want to learn to apply BDD well, this is the class for you!

WHAT you will learn:
DAY 2 – May 22 – HANDS-ON
See syllabus for more details

There will be plenty of hands-on small group exercises; you will learn by hearing and also learn by doing.

NOTE: We will need a minimum of 4 students to opt for in-person (the size of breakout teams), otherwise the format will be converted to 100% virtual.

HOW: Pay here to reserve your spot (AQAA members please send a request to for your discount code).


Leslie Brooks has decades of experience in QA, software development processes, and test automation, and more than six years of experience with BDD. He is very passionate about QA and constantly looking for better ways to improve Development and QA, and loves to teach those better ways.

In his constant drive to test better, faster, and cheaper, Leslie was an early adopter of Specification by Example/BDD, and has used it to transform three different organizations.

He was trained directly by the world-renowned experts from Cucumber Ltd., and has in turn trained more than 300 Business Analysts, Developers, and Testers in the correct use of BDD/SBE, including using it to deliver automated tests while the developers are still writing the code.
Leslie currently works for a top 3 US Defense Contractor where he is applying SBE to data science applications. He has a Bachelor’s in Math/Computer Science, MBA and holds a couple of patents for in-circuit hardware testing. Leslie is a long-time member of AQAA, always active in the testing community, and currently serves as a board member.

Q: What do I need to bring if I am attending in-person?
A: Something to take notes with, and a laptop for Day 2

Q: What are you doing to stay safe if we decide to attend in-person?
A: The training room we are using seats 200, and the class is limited to 32, so there will be plenty of space for social distancing.

Q: What if I can’t make both days? Can I attend just Day 1 or Day 2?
A: You can attend Day 1 by itself, however you may not attend Day 2 only. This is because the Foundations taught in Day 1 are needed for Day 2.

Q: What is the cost for non-members?
A: $75 (the cost of an AQAA membership)

Q: I have a question that is not listed here, how can I get in touch?
A: or reach out on our Slack channel for Live chat here:


May 15, 2021
8:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT


11675 Rainwater Dr
11675 Rainwater Dr
Alpharetta, GA 30009 us


Atlanta Quality Assurance Association (AQAA) Meetup
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