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The Information Systems Programming Club (ISPC) will hold a meeting on Monday, March 17, 2014. The meeting features Mr. Roy Muenks, an alumnus of the IS department, and two of his colleagues. They will discuss the field of software quality assurance (SQA) and career paths therein. The details appear below.

Topic: Software Quality Assurance
Date: Monday, March 17, 2014
Time: 5.30 – 7.30 pm
Location: SSB 449

Brief Summary of Presentation

This presentation is intended to empower students who are pursuing IT or Software Development career paths in the Saint Louis area with knowledge which will improve their chances of success within the field over the next decade and beyond.  Topics discussed will include Software Quality Assurance and the role it plays in today's IT world, and recent developments in the news about security, reliability, safety, scalability, and quality of the software being produced in America and beyond. 
Short Bios of Presenters 

Roy Muenks was born and raised in St. Louis and O'Fallon area. He served in the USAF for 6 years, stationed in Panama City, FL, and finished college at UMSL earning a BSIS degree.  He was introduced to Software Quality Assurance shortly after graduation and has been in the field ever since.  He is currently a Sr. Quality Analyst Lead at a local St. Louis company.  Besides testing software by trade, he is routinely involved in the computer gaming industry as an Alpha and Beta tester for a number of major franchises, some as recently as Everquest Next Landmark, Diablo III's upcoming expansion, and The Elder Scrolls Online. He and his wife live in the St. Charles area. 
Chuck Fleisher is a veteran in the field of Software Quality Assurance. He will provide insight into how the field has evolved over the years, ways in which students can get involved, and how to get an edge when it comes to trying to land your first job. 

Rich Albert is owner of Albert Consulting Group. He will give students advice on how to brand themselves in the job market, how to "nail it" in those first few interviews, and share other great tips for folks who want to increase their chances of finding a high paying career right out of college.