Forums

Anyone in Melbourne interested in a meet up?

dipsen's picture

I've had a couple of people message me privately.

We've set the tentitive date of the 18th February 2011 after work.  Probably somewhere in the CBD.

Reply here or private message if you want my contact details and we'll get it organised.

Dale

Peter.westley's picture

Thanks for kicking this off Dale.

I'll be there!

-- Peter

DISC®: 2564
@pjwestley

Peter.westley's picture

OK, admission to minor puffery - Mark won't be there in person but as good as.

Thanks to his generosity, I've just had confirmed from Mark Horstman that he will be available to call in via Skype for 30 minutes or so and chat with us live during the meetup!

Mark is keen to support the Australian scene given that it's not been possible to arrange a conference Downunder as yet.

More details to come. In the mean time, if you're interested and can make a conference room somewhere in the CBD available for the meeting that would be very helpful.

Don't hesitate to DM me if you have questions or ideas.

Thanks

-- Peter

DISC®: 2564
@pjwestley

RickMeasham's picture

I'd love to provide a space, but we're undergoing some major renovations right now. Maybe a future meetup :-D

Cheers!
Rick Measham

 

________________________________
Read my blog: Geek Herding - Explorations in the art of leading IT professionals

AndrewLighten's picture

Not a "proper" manager yet -- just kicked off a migration from software engineer to project manager -- but I'd love to come along and get involved.

timrutter's picture

I really need to hop on a Virgin Blue for an evening!

Peter.westley's picture

Andrew,

There are no rules about actually being a manager! Anyway, it's just as much career tools as manager tools.

Either way we'd love to see you there.

-- Peter

DISC®: 2564
@pjwestley

Peter.westley's picture

Tim,

It goes without saying we'd love to see you here in Melbourne if you can find the excuse - AND you may not have to.

Assuming it all goes well, Mark has indicated he'd do the same for another one (say Sydney - I'm assuming you're in Sydney) at some stage.

In which case, we might need an organiser for the Sydney meetup :-)

-- Peter

DISC®: 2564
@pjwestley

Peter.westley's picture

Rick,

Thanks for the offer of space for the next one...

Glad to see you there either way.

-- Peter

DISC®: 2564
@pjwestley

dipsen's picture

I've messaged everyone on the forum with my contact details...  Still looking for a venue at this stage - with access to Skype now I see is a requirement.  Great to hear we will have Mark "on the line"

Dale

DISC®: 7711
 

mircohering's picture

Well, i cannot allow myself to miss this one. So count me in.

timrutter's picture

I'm afraid dear Peter that I'm in the bit of Australia that's not in a main city. Manager Tools Newcastle is still in its infancy!

AndrewLighten's picture

Peter; I live well outside Melbourne (around 200km away) but I'll be here for the day. I guess Newcastle is a little further.

(Totally offtopic: Had my first business trip to Newcastle for 20 years a couple of months back. You guys rock -- the waterfront is now totally awesome. Really enjoyed spending 3 days there.)

Mark's picture

Peter thought to ask me, and I'm ready to call in and join the group.  I'll probably say a few words about our crappy results regarding coming down, and then open it up for questions, about managing, careers, or manager tools if you insist.

Looking forward to it!

Mark

timrutter's picture

Due to the tyranny of distance, Dale and I are working on me dialling in on this one.

Peter.westley's picture

Update:

I've had word via Wendii that we have an offer of somewhere to meet. I'm in the process of trying to get that confirmed.

-- Peter

DISC®: 2564
@pjwestley

dipsen's picture

In South Melbourne.  Please private message me if you want to attend. 

Dale

thinking_aloud's picture

I will follow up with a pm as well, but I just wanted to mention that I also hope to make this catch-up. Having said that, its the evening before I fly to europe for a holiday so I'm not sure if I will be able to make it.

Even if I can't attend, I would like to say thanks for organising it, and also for keeping Melbourne on the radar for Mark and Mike. 

Peter.westley's picture

Hi All,

I'm working with Wendii to get a note put in the next newsletter to try and spread the word a little more. Keep an eye out for it.

Be sure and let your MT friends know - especially if they don't get to the forums regularly.

Thinking_aloud: It will be great if you can make it, sorry the timing's not perfect. Either way, stay in touch and we'll see you at the next one for sure.

Dale: what's the current count?

Peter

 

dipsen's picture

Only 6 of us so far...   There must be more out there!

Respectfully,

Dale

dominiceales's picture

Thanks Dale and Peter for organising this and putting the word out.

I am committed to working at a festival on Friday evening so it isn't possible for me to attend this time. That said, I'd be very interested in coming to the next MT meet up in Melbourne.

I hope you all enjoy it.

Dominic
(another manager-in-the-making)

conor_m's picture

Any chance of getting some more details, like start time? 

I'd need to come down from the Peninsula, so a bit of a commute.

Conor

mercuryblue's picture

But in Sydney, alas. Nice to find some Aussies though.

ccnolan's picture

Can you please provide details (start time / location).  Regards, Cath

AGarth's picture

hi guys,

long time listener, first time caller.

i would love to come along to the meet up. Can you please provide details.

thanks in advance,

Aaron

Peter.westley's picture

Below are the details for the Manager Tools Meet up so far:
 
Date:                     18th February 2011
Time:                     6pm
Venue:                 Provided by “National Protective Services Pty Ltd”
Address:              Suite 5, 186 - 202 York Street, South Melbourne Vic 3205
 
Please let me know if you have any questions.
 
A big thank-you to Rachel from National Protective Services for the venue.
 
If you know of any others that want to attend – by all means forward my email to them – and let me know so I can make sure we have room.

Thanks Peter and Dale

liamfurlong's picture

great work guys - this is very exciting!

i cannot make this one, but lets not be strangers :)

arc1's picture

Hi guys,

Two more coming - myself (Chris) and Conor (see post above).

Just checking in with another couple of people, so hopefully there's room for an extra 4.

Cheers,

Chris

AGarth's picture

Hi all,

i hope tonight went well.

i pulled my shoulder out at work this morning and spent the day recovering.

i hope Mark's words were inspirational as usual!

i look forward to hearing all about it.

Aaron

bradp's picture

Hi guys,

How did it go? Well I hope. 

Regards

Brad Parker