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CQAA July Event: The Bushido Code & 30th Anniversary Celebration

  • 31 Jul 2014
  • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Metropolitan Club Willis Tower 233 S. Wacker Drive 67th Floor East Room Chicago, IL 60606


CQAA July Event: The Bushido Code & 30th Anniversary Celebration Inspirational Keynote. Celebration. Networking. Recognition. Prizes

About the Event

Where were you in 1984? Not yet born? In school? Or just starting your career? You have have been breaking in your new Mac, watching Cosby on Thursday night or asking “Where’s the Beef?”

If you were a software QA professional at that time, perhaps 1984 was the first you heard of the newly founded Chicago Quality Assurance Association. Starting that year, and the 30 years since, CQAA has been the primary local resource for Chicago QA professionals for education, certification, and networking. After 30 years, CQAA is still going strong! It’s time to celebrate 30 years of quality! Come join the fun! Whether you have been with CQAA one year thirty years, we hope that you will join us for socializing, drinks, appetizers, raffle prizes, and inspiring words from our featured keynote, John Godoy and special guest appearance by Tom Ticknor, COO of the QAI Global Institute.

The Bushido Code: The Seven Virtues of the Samurai
Inspiration Speaker: John Godoy

Trained from childhood to become masters of the sword, the Samurai are remembered as among the greatest warriors in history. Inevitably however, as in every era circumstances changed, leaving the Samurai no more battles to fight. Rather than simply fading into history, they adapted to a peacetime world by doing three things; assuming responsibility for their path in life, adapting to their changing environment and applying what they learned to their lives. The code by which they lived – Bushido!

In this presentation, John Godoy draws from his Japanese heritage and his experiences as a martial artist, endurance athlete, and coach to takes us on a journey through the code of the Samurai and teaches us to develop a code for our own lives, a code that will guide us through the inevitable challenges of our changing era!

  • Accept responsibility for your own life to achieve greatness
  • Prepare to adapt to the challenges in business and in life
  • Program your own personal life code for prospering and succeeding
John Godoy is a coach, athlete, entrepreneur, and a martial artist. Through experiences forged as an intercollegiate sports coach in Canada, a baseball strength coach in the Dominican Republic, a financial expat in Tokyo, and as a personal trainer in Chicago, John is a master of teaching others how to harness their potential in order to enhance their personal and professional performance. Using stories and lessons taken from the gritty baseball fields of Santiago, to the hallowed boardrooms of the Trump hotel in Chicago, John uses common sense as a tool to empower his audiences to get the most out of their lives.


Metropolitan Club
Willis Tower
233 S. Wacker Drive
67th Floor East Room
Chicago, IL 60606


To help offset the cost of this special event, we request a $15 donation for admission, one drink ticket, raffle ticket, appetizers, and an amazing view of the city! Cash bar available


Special thanks to our anniversary celebration sponsors.


5:00 – 6:00  Sign- in, networking, drinks and appetizers
6:00 – 6:30  Tom Ticknor Introduction, sponsors introductions, awards and raffle prizes
6:30 – 7:15  John Godoy, Keynote presentation
7:15 -  8:00  Additional networking




PLEASE REGISTER BY July 24, 2014. If you have any questions, please contact CQAA Program Director at

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