Last day at the SDN Clubhouse
SDN Clubhouse highlight of the last day was the give-away of the coveted SAP TechEd ’04 “ÜberGeek” T-shirts. Just like in San Diego and Munich we had a long queue of people eager to take away this TechEd souvenir. Unfortunately, we eventually ran out of the T-shirts and a few people were disappointed not to get one. This was because the turnout of around 1200 people was more than we had expected based on the pre-registration numbers.
Presentations and Workshops
I did not get the chance to attend the presentations or workshops, but did take the pulse of the proceedings from hundreds of people who dropped by at the SDN Clubhouse. People told me that most of the sessions were packed. The event was a great opportunity for most to get a fast-track training in many areas of SAP NetWeaver at a very reasonable cost. While the developers were busy digesting the many new technologies and jargons thrown up during presentations, their managers were working double time on expanding and strengthening their business networks. I saw quite some people briefing their colleagues in small groups on the sessions they had attended and the lush green lawns and the canopied pavillions at the SAP Labs campus provided them a perfect setting. A large percentage of the attendees seemed to be very keen on taking the SAP NetWeaver Certification exams.
The Final Verdict
I would rate the SAP TechEd ’04 at Bangalore a tremendous success and also a personally satisfying experience for me due to the very good organizational cooperation I got from the SAP Labs colleagues and other event organizers, the large turnout of attendees, strong interest in the SDN platform shown by visitors at the SDN Clubhouse and a very positive feedback from the delegates I spoke to. Check out the report on SAP TechEd ’04 Bangalore from CIOL.com, an online IT news magazine from India. CIOL.com is also running a Special Coverage on SAP TechEd ’04 at Bangalore, India.
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