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Mark Finnern asked you all to contribute to the TechEd Wiki in his Weblog Jam at  SAP TechEd ’04. Unfortunately no new entries where made till Friday as you can see on the recent changes page in the TechEd Wiki. So I’m asking myself: Did nobody else come to TechEd this year? I think no.

Please 10 minutes and contribute to the TechEd Wiki. Here’s my step by step guide guiding you through the Wiki:

Registration

Not mandatory but I think it’s good behaviour to show the other users who had done changes

  • Start by clicking on the “AnonymousGnome” link in the upper right corner to make your User Preferences.
  • Enter a KwikiUserName. Best is to use CamelCase like GregorWolf for example.
  • Click on “Save”. Now the Wiki knows you and all changes you made are appearing also with your Name on the recent changes page.

Bird of a Feather Sessions

  • Now go to the HomePage and choose the TechEd you attend to.
  • On the next page you find a link to the BOF Session Suggestions
  • If you want to submit your on suggestion or you want to tell that your interested in a topic then click on the Edit icon (image).
  • Scroll down to the session you like to participate and add your name. Again CamelCase like GregorWolf recommended
  • After you have done your changes on the page click on Preview to see how it would look like.
  • If you like what you see click finally on “Save”
  • Now you have changed your first Wiki page. Congratulations

Build your own Homepage

If you entered your Name in CamelCase into the page, you will see a new link. This is the possibility for you to create your own Homepage in the Wiki

  • Click on your Name
  • The editor is opened directly and you can tell us something about you.
  • If you don’t know how to start look at the source of other pages. As an example MarkFinnern. Click on edit and copy/paste the “code”.

Don’t forget to contribute to the RideSharing and Party pages. After the TechEd we have the possibility to share our digital camera pictures.

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  1. Mark Finnern
    Hi Gregor,

    It is a bit sad how few SDN members and SAP TechEd participants see and use this opportunity.

    As you describe, it is such an easy way to collaborate find like-minded people or parties.

    I am afraid it is the consumer mindset, the being used to the only thing that one can do in the world is choosing which channel on the TV, which session to go to, which line to stand in at lunch …

    We have forgotten, that you can create your own path, follow your passion, hold your own sessions around it and find people to join you.

    But it is coming back, may be not yet at this SAP TechEd, but I clearly see people rediscovering the joys of creation be it in open source projects or modding your computer case. Soon parts printers will be cheap, so you can have one in your garage and that will create an explosion with people coming up with all kinds of exciting things. Can’t wait.

    You can start your do it yourself path now by updating the SAP TechEd Wiki.

    Would be unfortunate if this opportunity gets lost, Mark.  

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