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The predecessor to the Software Engineering and Architecture Joint Technical Program, the IT Architecture SIG, was founded by Bill Malkin in May 2006 under the auspices of the ACS. Bill ran the group for the two years and then handed the organising of this over to Daniel Browne.

The IT Architecture SIG was moved into the Software Engineering and Architecture Joint Technical Program (SEA~JTP) when the latter was formed in April 2010. The SEA~JTP runs under the auspices of both the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and Engineers Australia (EA).

Please note that meetings are free for members and non-members alike.

The SEA~JTP meets on the last Thursday of each month at 5:30pm and the guest speaker's presentation is from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. There are two venues. The city venue is Engineers Australia, Level 11, 108 King William Street, Adelaide (between Grenfell and Pirie Streets). The second venue, at Mawson Lakes, is still to be organised.

To find out about our presentations, past, present and future, please go to
http://sa.acs.org.au/it_arch/index.php/Presentations_Past,_Present_and_Future.

The aims of our group are to

  • Provide a means of sharing Software Engineering and Architecture information and experiences.
  • Raise the profile and awareness of Software Engineers and Architects so that they may be better utilised in IT projects.
  • Assist in building relationships between software vendors, service providers and end-user organisations at the Engineering and Architecture level to facilitate better understanding and decision making.

We currently have over 300 people on our mailing list, made up of Software Engineers and Architects, Project Managers, Business Analysts, Software Developers and other IT specialists. In the presentations to date we have averaged eighteen attendees with a maximum of around forty-five.

We are trying to complement rather than compete against other groups such as AUSOUG and OAUG (both Oracle), AJUG (Java), ADNUG (.Net), etc, so are trying to keep the presentations above the technology. On the other hand however, there is absolutely no reason that a particular technology cannot be used to demonstrate Software Engineering and/or Architectural concepts presented. Furthermore, if there is a technology that specifically assists Software Engineers and/or Architects, for instance a toolset or methodology-based IDE, we are certainly keen to have a presentation on that.

The mood of the meetings is very relaxed, friendly and informal. The objective is to make the events attractive to both the presenter and the attendees in both content and atmosphere. Everybody is welcome, there is no entry fee charged, pizza and drinks are available and the location of, and the facilities and hospitality provided by, Engineers Australia and the ACS are excellent.

If further information is sought, please don't hesitate to contact Bill Malkin on 0414-838-083 or bill@consunet.com.au

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