Announcing a New User Group: TUGs (Testing User Group)

The FedEx Institute of Technology in partnership with the Software Testing Excellence Program and the Department of Business Information Technology at the University of Memphis are pleased to announce the Testing User Group meeting monthly to discuss the challenges of creating a successful testing environment to ensure that your software, applications, and other testable products are put through the latest in standards of excellence.

Every month we will meet at 4 pm (speaker presentation starts at 4:30 pm) at Expedient located at 3180 Players Lane in Germantown. This month, our meeting is on OCTOBER 20th and features the Director of the STEP program outlining some of the research and testing efforts going on right now at the University of Memphis. This is a great opportunity to come and learn what testing is, why it is critical to good design, and ask lots of questions to people who have lots of answers. Also, as a bonus, free beer and food for everyone. Come join the best testing community in the world. Register for October at this link.

The Systems Testing Excellence Program (STEP) is a major interdisciplinary research initiative under the umbrella of the FedEx Institute of Technology with academic program support from UofM Departments of Business Information & Technology and Computer Science, who are tasked with building up research and curricular competencies that will help position the university and the city of Memphis as a national and internationally recognized thought-leader in the science of systems testing. To achieve this, STEP in collaboration with FedEx is creating a hub for testers and QA specialists by providing a forum for learning and knowledge sharing about the latest ideas in software testing.

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Sponsor TechCamp 2016

TechCamp Memphis is a one-day educational and networking event for design and IT professionals boasting three simultaneous tracks of programming focusing on design, development, and marketing. This year’s event will be on November 5, 2016, at the Fedex Institute of Technology. The doors open at 8:30 for registration and breakfast. We also serve lunch, and the event wraps up by 4.

Even single day events like this one, can be expensive to produce. We need your help to make it happen! Help us support and strengthen the technical community in Memphis by becoming a sponsor today!

We offer three levels of sponsorship, with benefits including social media mentions, reserved tickets for Tech Camp, and pitch time during our opening presentation.

For more information please contact Brad Montgomery at

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R Immersion Course

The FedEx Institute at the University of Memphis is hosting a 3-day R programming training certification on December 5-7, 2016. The course will cover machine learning, data visualization, and several other key components that would be of interest to R developers.

The course registration fee is $850, and there are assessment modules and some students may be eligible for tuition reimbursement at most businesses.

Additional details and registration information are available at

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