Groups are an essential part of our lives, and we can’t deny the fundamental fact that we have always been a part of one. By being a part of the community, one gets an opportunity to interact with other people, make connections, and socialize. Like on the Dynatrace Community, where users share different perspectives, learn from their experiences, and contribute by helping each other.
This time Community team is proud to recognize Götz Diener as a Community Member of the month for October 2022. Why? Read more about @g_diener to learn how passionate he is about his job, and how he enjoys working professionally with a global mindset.
Can you tell a little bit about your professional life? Where do you work and what do you do in your job?
When I was young, my parents were of the opinion that I should first learn something serious before devoting myself to this modern IT business. So I first did an apprenticeship as a bank clerk and quickly moved towards IT after that. For more than 20 years now, I have been involved in performance engineering and monitoring throughout the entire application lifecycle at Atruvia. I have honestly experienced the need for fast and streamlined processes in the banking sector through my practical experience. Since 2021 I‘m working as an expert in monitoring and performance management, trying to make the world a little bit better in this area.
What is your story with Dynatrace? Why did you start using our products and for what project?
In 2007, my colleague and I were contacted by a young gentleman from Linz who wanted to show his software solution for the analysis and monitoring of Java applications. The informations sounded very interesting, so we met shortly thereafter. The young gentleman, Bernd Greifeneder, could convince us of the approach of this software solution, so we already purchased a small amount of Dynatrace (Appmon) licenses in 2007. Since we already had several Compuware products in use, we were even more pleased that these solutions later grew together for the most part. The number of licenses increased over the years, and at the end of 2018, we decided to deploy Dynatrace across our whole data center.
Have you ever had any interesting use case for the Dynatrace platform that you found to be particularly intriguing? Could you tell us about it?
From my time in banking practice and working in the data center, I know both sides and therefore especially appreciate that Dynatrace has managed to make the end customer view measurable. No interpretations and guesses, but clear information about where a user has problems and where they come from. From my point of view one of the most important features.
What brought you to our community? What is your best memory about it?
Since Perform's inception, I have enjoyed sharing opportunities and challenges with other users there. Listening to their experiences and talking about ideas with others. Outside of this format, the community is the ideal basis for this, although unfortunately, it can’t completely replace direct interaction.
Why do you think it’s worth being a part of the Dynatrace Community? Why do you contribute to the Community?
Every company has the same challenges when implementing and operating Dynatrace.
So it’s mandatory for everyone who actively works with Dynatrace.
What part or parts of the Dynatrace Community do you like the most?
Until recently, I would have said that Product Ideas was my favorite place in the Community. However, for the past 6 weeks, it has been the User Groups section where my hopes for a German-speaking user group have been realized.
Now we can exchange ideas regionally and nationally in the German-speaking area. Thanks for the implementation, Dynatrace. 😉
And how about your life outside IT – what is your biggest passion?
The IT world is extremely fast-moving. In the event of failures and malfunctions, the causes must be found as quickly as possible in order to avoid a business impact. Technologies come and go. That's why it's all the more important for me to enjoy peace and quiet in my free time. Extensive mountain hikes in the Vosges or the Alps with my family are a welcome change and bring me peace and energy.
If I want to switch off completely, I like to take the chance to be on my own with my motorcycle on a tour for several days and to meet people from other countries and regions.
And while other men over 50 buy themselves a Harley or a Corvette, I love my 50-year-old Citroen Mehari, which with its 19kw provides absolute deceleration.
It would also be great if you could share with us your favorite movie, song, and/or book. Let other Community members discover something new and interesting to watch/hear/read.
If someone asks me about my favorite movie, book, or song, it's very easy for me to answer: I choose my movies and my songs according to my daily mood, which, interestingly enough, is usually extremely good.
From my point of view, the most exciting book of today, especially in the field of business, is "Wild Knowledge: Outthink the Revolution" by Anders Indset.
Top Secret: Good food is my secret vice
We're happy Götz, that you are a Dynatrace Community member and that you actively take part in increasing the number of its users. Our world is changing fast. Learning knows no age limits, and even more - demands to learn faster and more than ever before. Every day is a training, every day is part of a huge transformation that’s happened around us, especially in the IT world, where change is happening at a tremendous pace.
We can’t learn how to be changemakers overnight and by doing it alone. Everything needs experimental learning and sharing knowledge, experience, and ideas with others as we go along. The best idea to tackle issues everywhere you’re is to be a part of the… community. 😊 To be surrounded and collaborate with others willing to help and grow with you to solve problems, which are often not just our problems.
And it’s good to remember that there are no challenges as long as you have people around you who are going in the same direction.