Minutes Of The Meeting – CMG Australia Meetup 5th Feb 2014

This post wraps up the second CMG Australia Meetup held on the 5th of February 2014. Another action packed, tech talk filled and networking oriented CMG Australia Meetup comes to a close. We thank all of our members and partners (commercial, academic & research) for their support in making the meetup a success.

It was good to meetup with our members again and have a chin wag on things that matter to us Performance enthusiasts. We enjoyed participating in the session as much as organizing it. In-fact at the CMG Australia executive committee we are already looking forward to the next one. This post at CMG Australia presents some of the highlights of the CMG Australia Meetup held on the 5th of Feb and also serves as the minutes of the meeting.

The CMG Australia Meetup held on the 5th of Feb 2014 was attended by 15 CMGites and was held at the Compuware offices on Bourke Street in the heart of the Melbourne CBD. CMG Australia members who turned up for the meetup have interests in performance across the Development Life Cycle. At CMG Australia we are thankful to Roger Boyd, Troy Stoll and Kevin Ross for helping out with the logistics and to Compuware for being such generous hosts. In addition a special mention to Troy and Kevin Ross from Compuware for making sure everything went smoothly all through the evening.

The following activities were conducted during the CMG Australia Meetup conducted on the Feb 5th.

  • Business (20mins) – The following activities were dealt with as part of business for the evening.
    • Areas of focus for 2014 – As part of the initiatives for 2014 it was decided that CMG Australia would focus on the following:
      • Industry Day 2014
      • SPE Workshops in collaboration with Swinburne
      • Participation in relevant conferences
      • Conduct bi-monthly meetups
    • Election of the executive committee – At the CMG Australia meetup the following individuals were nominated as part of the executive committee. Individuals were asked to nominate themselves and the members passed a unanimous motion to elect the individuals to the executive committee for 2014. The executive committee for 2014 now consists of.
      • Treasurer – Michael Foster
      • Vice President – Kevin Ross
      • President – Trevor Warren
    • Confirmation of the next CMG Australia Meetup – The members agreed to have the next meetup on the 2nd of April 2014. The upcoming CMG Australia meetup will be sponsored by JKVine Consulting with Nick Singh helping out with the logistics involved. For details on the next CMG Australia meetup please visit the CMG Australia Meetup page the link for which is available from the right hand side menu of this website.

Tech Talks (1.5Hrs) – The following Tech Talks were conducted at the workshop. Members were asked to nominate topics that they were keen to speak on. A list of all topics was put down on the board with members voting for those they wanted to hear. Votes were counted and the following topics/speakers were called upon to present.

  • SVT and Continuous Integration by Troy Stoll – Technical Account Manager, Compuware
  • User Experience and Performance Engineering by Kevin Ross – Regional Director, Compuware
  • APM in SVT by  Zoltan Szentgyorgyi  – APM Consultant, Revolution IT

Videos of all the recorded talks are provided below. You can also access them directly at the CMG Australia Youtube Channel (accessible through the link on the upper right hand side of this page).

Building Data Analytics Applications with Hadoop Using AWS Services to Build an End-to-End Application

Books For Review – As a member of the Oreilly User Group, CMG Australia was presented with two books for a start. These books were distributed to members (Pasi Karjanmaa and Ralph Stone) for purposes of review. The idea behind the review is to get CMG Australia Members to review the books, pick up on cutting edge concepts, write up a short article for the CMG Australia website and present a gist of the concepts at upcoming CMG Australia Meetups.

The two books include –

  • Agile data Science – Building data analytics applications with hadoop
  • Programming elastic Mapreduce – Using AWS services to build and end to end application

Closing Notes – I would like to thank each and every CMGite who took the opportunity to come to the meetup, participate in the session and share their knowledge. We appreciate your support and your dedication towards helping build CMG Australia. A special thanks also to Michael Foster for assisting with the Video Recording and to Compuware for hosting the meetup.

As part of the executive committee i look forward to working with you on building a strong professional organization focused on the interest of its members including the society we all live in. Our vision for CMG Australia is to be an organization that helps its members stay relevant, promoting the concepts of SPE across the SDLC, while fostering innovation and entrepreneurship through its various professional forums. We look forward to seeing you at the next CMG Australia Meetup on the 2nd of April 2014 (sponsored by JKVine Consulting).

A list of the videos recorded at the meetup are presented below.