SAUG – Sydney Architecture User Group

The first meeting of the Sydney Architecture User Group is going to be held on Thursday, October 22nd, 2009, form 6.00pm to 8.00pm, at the Grace Hotel, 77 York st, Sydney. (Link to map) It will be housed in one of the very nice function rooms they have. Food and drink will be provided. Omar Besiso and myself will be hosting the event, with all funding and sponsorship graciously provided by our company Datacom.

We intend on having a proper site to provide RSS feeds, email subscription and the like, but until we get better organised, we have a facebook page at : or you can contact myself directly on paul.glavich AT or you can contact Omar on omar.besiso AT

Note: If you do intend on coming along, it would be appreciated if you could RSVP via our facebook page, or contact me directly at paul.glavich AT so we can order to right amounts of food

The goal of the group will obviously be to discuss architecture related matters, but we are going to try and obtain a diverse range of speakers to cover all aspects of architecture. From application architecture, infrastructure, process, and although I am a Microsoft advocate, there is no intent to solely focus on Microsoft related technologies. We will try and cover the whole landscape of enterprise and solution architecture from a variety of angles.

Our first meeting will be a little introduction to the group itself, and then straight onto a presentation by Richard Banks. Details below:

Title:  Architecture in the Small

No matter how good your design or how well the big pieces of your architecture fit together it's the little things that really count.  The little things are the things that can take your vision of beauty and either make it a reality or turn it into a thing of nightmares. Richard will talk about what these little things are, the impact they have and, most importantly, what to do about them.

Bio: Richard Banks is a Principal Consultant with Readify, with a history that includes building ERP, HR, point of sale and student administration systems as well as being the CIO/CTO for a listed company.  He is a Certified Scrum Practitioner, runs the Sydney and Virtual Alt.Net user groups and has spoken at both Tech.Ed and a number of other user groups around the state.  His blog can be found at

Further meetings will see a format of a short half hour presentation, followed by a longer presentation typically of an hour. We have some interesting speakers lined up for future meetings and if you are interested in presenting at the group, I would love to hear from you.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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  • Guys, Well done and best of luck with the user group. I congratulate you on the premiere night. Keep up the great work and dedication. Cheers Greg

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