For information about the next session, see Next Session.
Presentation materials from past sessions are maintained whenever they can be obtained. They serve as a useful reference base. This information can be found at Past Sessions.
Do you have something to contribute to a members session as a presenter? If so we would love to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For potential presenters we have prepared some information for you in the form of Guidelines for Member sessions presenters.
Thurs 31st Oct, 4:15pm for a 4:30pm start
Contact Energy, Brandon St (reception level 1)
We've all got at least one, a project whose semi-suppressed memories can still make shivers run up our spines and our eyes widen in terror. Here's a chance to bring all that out in the open - share your favourite software horror story of what went wrong and why - but in no more than four minutes! As a group we'll shudder in recognition, then talk about how to avoid the ghouls and goblins for a happier ending "next time". Time-boxed and facilitated so that the conversation keeps moving, plus a Halloween "treat" at the end for the most gruesome story.
There is no charge to attend but please RSVP to email@example.com. You're welcome to spread the word and bring others too.
If you would like to receive these notices by email - send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Material from past members' sessions is available on this site as a useful reference.
The purpose of these guidelines is to assist speakers and Software Quality NZ to jointly achieve a successful outcome at SQNZ Members' Sessions.
The objective of a Members' Session is to provide the audience with information they would find useful and can apply in their day-to-day work.
The audience comprises mostly senior IT
professionals familiar with Software Quality concepts and
terminology. There may be some students present but presentations should usually be aimed at experienced professionals. Typical attendance levels are 10 to 40.
Each Members' Session is organised by one committee member, who will be your primary contact for any matters relating to the meeting.
If you need to communicate with the SQNZ and have been unable to contact the organising committee member, then please email email@example.com.
Members session's are usually conducted as either workshops or presentations, we usually focus on one topic per session, with one or two speakers being the norm but sometimes more. Our organiser will be happy to discuss with you the desirable timings for the presentation or workshop and questions.
It is desirable, based on past member's sessions feedback, that a presentation include use of Powerpoint slides. We also encourage potential presenters to have accompanying notes and handouts available - thirty copies is the optimum number based on past attendances.
Software Quality NZ web site
SQNZ would also like to make the slides and other material available for download from this website. Your presentation will be posted at the top of our Past Sessions page from the week after the date of your presentation. In this way, we are building up a repository of material that will be useful to the software development community.
All presentation material is posted acknowledging the presenter.
Other format points
- Member's sessions times: 4:00pm to 6:30pm on the third
Thursday of each even numbered month
- We can supply a datashow (contact the organiser and let them know if you need one)
We are happy to provide assistance as required in preparation of the presentation. We can help in setting up Powerpoint or Word material and can assist with checking materials prior to the presentation.
A flier will be prepared about 4 weeks before the meeting date for distribution to those on our mailing list. You will be requested to provide a short description about the topic, your title/position and any other relevant information which will attract people to the presentation.
When you make your presentation or submit material to the SQNZ, you warrant that you are either the sole owner of the material or have full power and authority to publish it; you also warrant that it does not infringe any copyright or contain libellous or unlawful matter.
Copyright for material published and/or distributed by the SQNZ remains with the presenter.
The SQNZ is an independent body and provides information of a general nature that does not endorse or support any particular product or service.
Presenters are asked not to include industrial strength endorsement or recommendation of products and services in their presentations. Detracting from your competitors products and service offerings is also a definite no-no. We do not mind the odd logo or contact details creeping in on presentation materials so long as it is done tastefully. The distribution of business cards or contact details to attendees is quite acceptable as is promoting your material's presence on our web page starting from around the first of the following month for a minimum of three months.