Launching CMG Australia Meetup Group

Social Media has had a great impact on all our lives and truly revolutionized the way we keep in touch with each other. At CMG Australia we have decided on making Social our best friend and you would have noticed right from the start that we’ve taken to Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn like a fish takes to water. The CMG Australia website is also tightly integrated with all the social media platforms ensuring that we are only a “tweet” (in twitter lingo) and a “like” (in facebook lingo) away from our members.

Today, we’ve taken another stride towards adopting Social Media for our initiatives at CMG Australia. We made it easier for all CMGites in Australia to keep in touch using Social Media by launching our own Meetup, “CMG Australia Meetup Group“. The inspiration behind this initiative is “Peter Harding”, an old timer at CMG Australia and the CEO at PerformIQ. I caught up with Peter this morning over a coffee at Port Melbourne and spoke about numerous things including future initiatives at CMG Australia. The focus of our discussion however was the initiatives that CMG Australia should be focusing on to ensure that we are building an organization that stays relevant, adapts to changing industry trends and focuses on issues that matter to its professional members.

The CMG Australia Meetup group will:

  • Make it easy for us to communicate and keep in touch with each other
  • Organize events and communicate venue/timing details to all our members
  • Give every member an opportunity to provide feedback after an event
  • Make it easy for members to chip in contributions for a given event
  • Make it easy for members to pay their yearly subscription fees
  • Give members an opportunity to share ideas for topics at upcoming events

For those of you who haven’t heard of CMG – Computer Measurement Group is a not-for-profit, worldwide organization of IT professionals committed to sharing information and best practices focused on ensuring the efficiency and scalability of IT service delivery to the enterprise through measurement, quantitative analysis, visualization, validation, optimization, modelling and forecasting. The official website for CMG Global can be found here (www.cmg.org). CMG Australia is a chapter of CMG Global and has been setup with the objective of promoting the profession of Systems Performance Engineering across Australia.

Members of CMG Australia are professionals with interests around Systems Performance Engineering and are primarily concerned with Performance & Capacity Management of  systems across the Software Development Life Cycle. Systems Performance Engineering is a discipline that focuses on the proactive management of System Performance across the Software Development Life Cycle. Systems Performance Engineering includes the following disciplines:

  • Performance Modelling
  • Capacity Planning & Management
  • Performance Testing
  • Application Performance Management
  • System & Application Performance Monitoring
  • Application Diagnostics & Optimization

Head off to www.cmgaus.org to learn more about what we do. If you are keen on joining a professional organization with a focus on learning, sharing and networking then head off to the meetup group and book your seat at the upcoming CMG Australia meeting.