CMG Australia, Dec 4th 2013 - Inaugural Meeting & Kickoff

  • December 4, 2013 · 6:00 PM
  • CPT's Office in the city

Folks,

CPT has offered the use of their conference room for purposes of our meeting. Light refreshments will be provided.

Please reach me on 0423 607 688 if you have trouble finding the place. We will be trialling the use of an un-conference (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unconference) format. In short this means that speakers volunteer topics they can speak on and participants choose what they want to hear. 

Obviously, we will also want to use the first meeting as an opportunity to meet & greet and get to know each other well.
We will also lay down the framework for CMG Australia, it's vision, it's mission and other initiatives we have in mind. Each of you will be called upon to provide input & feedback which will be used to refine the organization's Vision & Mission statement including initiatives we would like to focus on for FY 2014.

We intend for CMG to be a platform for professionals, vendors, educational and research organizations with interests in Systems Performance. We've got an exciting future ahead and lots of great challenges to work on. Let's work together to ensure we stay relevant in an evolving marketplace. 

Trevor

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  • roger boyd

    Good meeting and enjoyable evening

    December 5

  • Stuart Moncrieff

    Yesterday's meeting was great, with a strong turnout of people who were passionate about performance. There was some interesting discussion about current problems in the industry, and on ways we can help project managers better understand performance testing.

    Thanks to Trevor for being an excellent organiser, and thanks to Marty and CPT Global for being an excellent host.

    December 5

  • Chas Young

    Trevor, no issues at all with Stuart's suggestion of an un-comference. However, I do not have time to participate in the meeting if it is devoted to CMG normal business (CPE etc.) but WILL participate if a) the venue and technology available permit my attendance remotely and b) the establishment oand continued viability of the group is on the agenda. If not, can you arrange another, phone hook-up, when you, I and others interested in "Creating and Running" the group can discuss matters related to the group and not the professional needs of its members.

    October 29

    • Trevor Warren

      Thanks Chas. At the session we are keen to talk about CMG's vision and mission going forward among other topics the attendants find interesting. I've put down my thoughts at the CMG website - http://www.cmgaus.org...­) and we will use that as a basis to start the discussion. Am keen to get your input and will setup sometime for a chat.

      October 29

    • Trevor Warren

      Chas, Thanks for dialing in. We could hear what you were saying. Unfortunately the conference room at CPT was too large to allow the phone to pickup what the others were saying especially since we didn't have a mike. I'll reach you for a chat over the weekend. Again, appreciate your support in getting this going again.

      December 5

  • Chris De Lorenzo

    Baby number two has arrived...I'm out for this one!

    December 4

    • Trevor Warren

      No worries mate. Hope to see you next time.

      December 5

  • Michael Foster

    Fantastic start, we had a full turn out and everyone committed to carry on with the group. The next meeting will be in February, watch this space for details.

    December 4

    • Trevor Warren

      Thanks Michael. Appreciate the support and look forward to working with you closely.

      December 5

  • Trevor Warren

    Personally, i think it was a great start to CMG Australia. However we've got our work cut out for us. The regular catch-ups are great but we also need to focus on the more important issues to ensure that we working on the initiatives that translate our vision and mission into real world goals and objectives.

    I look forward to working with each of you. Please take the time to send us your thoughts, inputs and recommendations on what we could better including areas of improvement from a meeting standpoint.

    Let's keep in touch over the mailing list until then.

    Cheers,
    Trevor

    December 5

  • Trevor Warren

    Folks,

    Those who turn-up after 1800 would need to call either Marty[masked]) or me [masked]) to get access to the building. The address for CPT's offices is - Level 1, 4 Riverside Quay, Southbank, Melbourne.

    Request all of you to turn up by 1745. That way you won't need assistance to get into the building. One of us will be at the entrance of the building until 1750 and will escort you upstairs.

    However, if you land up after 1800 or need any assistance, please reach Marty or me on our phone and we'll be happy to assist.

    Cheers,
    Trevor

    December 4

  • Trevor Warren

    Folks,

    We've got our first meeting coming up on the 4th of Dec. I look forward to catching up with each of you in person. Our first meeting is being hosted at CPT's premises and it would be great to meet you all in person. We also understand that you guys are pretty busy and appreciate you taking the time out to attend in person. We envisage CMG as a platform that brings together professionals/researchers/academic­s/students with interests in Systems Performance with the objective of sharing, learning, collaborating and creating a more innovative/creative industry locally here in Australia.

    If you have any concerns or queries about the upcoming session please reach out to me over email at trevor at practical performance analyst dot com.

    Cheers,
    Trevor

    1 · December 2

  • Prashant

    Hi All,

    Webcast details are provided below for those who cannot attend the CMGA catch-up in person. Web:
    https://plus.google.com/events/c...­

    (Note: You need to sign up google+ in order to access the google hangout event)

    Phone:
    Melbourne Dial-in: (03) 9028 0004
    All Interstate Dial-in: 1300 337 801

    Participant Passcode: 173125

    Thanks
    Prashant

    December 3

  • Prashant

    Good evening All. Look forward to seeing you all on 4-Dec!

    2 · October 31

    • Trevor Warren

      Welcome on-board Prashant. Looking forward to catching up at the upcoming meeting. Is there anything specific you would like to discuss or share at the upcoming meeting?

      October 31

  • Trevor Warren

    Folks,

    I've updated the partners page at CMG with the list of organization who are keen to support us on the work we are doing. You can see the list of organizations here - http://www.cmgaus.org/partners/­

    Am also in talks with some senior folks at Swinburne University and will keep you posted. Cheers,
    Trevor

    October 29

    • Devinder Singh

      Thats great Trevor and the collaboration with partners

      October 31

  • Trevor Warren

    Folks, We will be trialling out the un-conference format as suggested by Stuart. Am keen to take a poll on the topics you guys are keen to hear at the upcoming meeting. Topics can be technical or non-technical but need to be focused around SPE i.e. Performance Requirements Gathering, Performance Modelling, Capacity Planning, Performance Testing, Application Diagnostics, Performance Monitoring, Capacity Management, etc.

    It's time for you to voice you opinion on the topics you would like to hear.

    Cheers,
    Trevor

    October 29

  • Trevor Warren

    Folks,

    CMG Australia is looking for a place to hold it's monthly meetings. We invite sponsor organizations who could provide access to a conference room for 15-20 people with a projector for a duration of a couple of hours. The meetings would last a couple of hours and focus on topics related to Systems Performance Engineering. Sponsor organizations could also provide optional drinks/nibbles. No monetary sponsorship is required for any of these sessions.

    Cheers,
    Trevor

    October 29

  • Trevor Warren

    Folks, I've added a Vision and Mission statement for CMG Australia. Please take a look and post your comments, inputs and thoughts. Let's use the first meeting as an opportunity to go over some of this. - http://www.cmgaus.org/our-visio...­

    October 25

  • Stuart Moncrieff

    I think that a good format for the first CMG meetup would be in the style of an un-conference (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Un...­) like CITCON (http://citconf.com/openspace.ph...­).

    At the start of the meetup, we can all propose some topics, select a few that the group most wants to talk about, then the person who proposed each topic can lead/facilitate the discussion. This way we ensure that we cover topics the group is interested in, and don't have to organise speakers/slidedecks for every meetup.

    What does everyone think?

    1 · October 23

    • Trevor Warren

      I like the idea Stuart and second the approach. However, i would like to conclude the first session with a short presentation on CMG Australia, the various future initiatives, our vision and how each of our members can help us bring that vision to life.

      October 23

    • Chas Young

      I totally agree with Trevor. If the group is to form the foundation of the re-birth of CMG in Australia the focus MUST be on laying down a foundation on which the group can re-build. If people are not prepared to do this, you may as well just set up a Melbourne-centric blog to share ideas on relevant topics.

      October 23

  • Trevor Warren

    Folks, you would have noticed the change in URL. I've shortened the URL and it's now meetup.com/CMG-Australia/. Have also updated the cmgaus.org page.

    October 23

  • Nick Wilton

    Unfortunately I won't be able to make it on the 4th December. I look forward to hearing how it went though. :-)

    October 22

  • Chas Young

    Good to see that CPT Global is still prepared to be actively involved in the group - or is it just you Theo?

    October 19

    • Trevor Warren

      There are quite a few CPT folk who are on board. Expecting others to follow. There are also other Application Performance Management, Performance Testing and Services vendors we are working on bringing on board.

      October 21

  • Chas Young

    Had a long chat with Trevor during the week and have agreed to help get the new group up and running.

    October 19

    • Trevor Warren

      Thanks Chas. Much appreciated. Hope you can make the time to dial into our first meeting early next month.

      October 21

  • theo adis

    Hey Trevor, good to see you are helping to kick the Australian chapter of CMG off again. My number is 0433 144 584 so feel free to call me if you want to catch up beforehand.

    October 18

    • Trevor Warren

      Thanks Theo. I will send you a note so that we can catch-up in person. Keen to get your thoughts on the way forward.

      October 18

  • theo adis

    FYI the heading is the 13th of December for the first mtg but the invite/confirmation that came through is for the 4th :)

    October 18

    • Trevor Warren

      Thanks mate. The intention was to communicate 4th Dec 2013..:). I've fixed the header though eliminating the confusion.

      October 18

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