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Face 2 Face

Over the months you start appreciating certain SDN Members online and it is then always special to meet these people in person face to face, spend some time, exchange ideas, learn a lot and have fun. Last year the opportunity was during  the SDN Meetup in Walldorf – a summary in Palo Alto and Walldorf and of course at the SAP TechEds. But unfortunately it is still 8 months until TechEd ’05. This is why we have expanded the Weblogger Meet model to SDN meets Labs.

Here is how it works. We are opening up the heart of SAP development the SAP Labs to the Top SDN Contributors for two days of presentations and networking. We will have two tracks, one prepared and held by SAP developers from the Labs where they will show the latest developments. The second track is filled by you the SDN Members with your presentations:  Customer SAP development projects, tips and tricks, lessons learned … There will also be enough time for networking for example at the small evening event.

First stop for SDN meets Labs is Palo Alto from the 7th to the 8th of April. We are keeping it low cost at $250. Because of the available rooms the space is very limited we are capping it at 50 participants. Be warned, we will be crammed (but also crammed with great content 🙂

With $250 we are keeping the price affordable, so I am sure we will sell out fast, preference is given to SDN contributors. If you want to visit the heart of SAP development, learn the latest stuff as well as meet your fellow SDN Contributors you may want to present in the SDN Members track.

Send your session proposal to with the subject line: “SDN Meets Labs Palo Alto” and the following information: Session Title, Session Abstract.

If your proposal is selected, you will receive 500 SDN points in addition to getting in for free to the event.

Mister SDN Thomas Jung has already suggested his session:   WebServices in the ABAP Worldand yes we are looking forward to it already. There is an advantage of being the number one SDN contributor, you have a guaranteed session at SDN meets Labs. You want to meet the man behind the excellent Weblogs? April 7th and 8th is your chance.

So looking forward to meet you all there.

P.S. If you live in Europe don’t despair, we will have a similar event on the 19th and 20th of April. We have merged the Java Developer Days from the last two years with this event and it is going to be bigger and let’s see whether also better than in Palo Alto. But another time more about this one.

Bonus link: This one has nothing to do with SDN meets Labs, but it is a very interesting speculation from Robert Cringely regarding the Mac Mini: This is the only piece of hardware that needs to be added to the mix of an HDTV and a broadband connection to completely blow away all rental, cable, and physical media business models, take all of them over, and replace them in a way that everyone can still get what they want. It doesn’t need a tuner, because it could eventually replace the channels that right now I have to tune to.

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      Author's profile photo Guru Subramanian B
      Guru Subramanian B
           I am happy to see that you are arranging these kinds of technical events.Definitely this is going to help Bloggers like us to learn many new things.

           My presonal request,do have any idea of arranging such events in Asia Pacific,especially in India?

      Best regards,
      Guru Subramanian B

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      Look at the URL , Mark has given.

      Subramanian V.

      Author's profile photo Mark Finnern
      Mark Finnern
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      Hi Guru,

      Good that you ask about it.
      We have tentatively planned it for May in 2005. If there is a lot of interest, it will be easier to convince people to actually do it.

      So thanks for letting us know, Mark.