Refresh Detroit Sets Meeting On Web Site Testing: ”Dealing With the Tricky Business of Web Site Testing” is the title of Refresh Detroit’s next meeting Nov. 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Quicken Loans, One Campus Martius in Detroit. Keeping up on the latest Web site testing technologies can be a full time job. Adding new tools to your testing toolbox enhances testing coverage and provides accurate test results with detailed information for you and your development teams. Our guest speaker will discuss adding solid testing practices to your Web project throughout the entire development lifecycle. Using a Quality Assurance methodology and team strategy is a key process to ensuring the highest quality software with the fewest defects when released to production. We’ll walk through testing practices, quality assurance, and we’ll take a look at a few select tools and utilities. We’ll also take a quick peek into the benefits of test automation and have time for demonstrations and questions. The event is free, but preregistration is required by noon Nov. 14. Check in at the main security desk in the lobby and they will guide you to the room. More at
Art Event Asks: Michigan, Who Do You Think You Are?: With a focus on film, art and literature, an upcoming symposium will explore the Michigan perspective in creative expression. The Michigan Film, Art & Literature Symposium, Nov. 12 and 13 at the Grand Rapids Art Museum, 101 Monroe Center, will bring together scholars, artists and community leaders from around the state. Event partners include Grand Valley State University School of Communications, Grand Rapids Art Museum and Grand Rapids Public Library. The events on Saturday include special guest speaker Jennifer Guerra, Michigan Radio arts and culture reporter/producer, who will discuss “Cultural Trends in Michigan,” and keynote speaker Kevin Budelmann, president of Peopledesign, who will explore the idea of “The Michigan Brand.” Afternoon breakout sessions include writers, artists and filmmakers. The Symposium is designed to be a catalyst for creative thinking that produces an environment for connecting, focusing, and developing a collective vision. Participants are encouraged to contribute to the conversation. A complete schedule and more information is available at www.artmuseumgr.org. Sessions are free; seat reservations are recommended via www.michigansymposium.org.