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Author's profile photo Mark Finnern

SAP Geek Heavyweight Championships

At SAP TechEd ’07 there are many ways for you to participate. The SDN and Business Process Expert Community Session Winners have been announced already.   The most challenging as well as most rewarding are the SAP Geek Heavyweight Championship, better known as Demo Jam at TechEd.   Now is the time to do the heavy screen cam lifting, pump some cpu iron, jump some demo ropes, create a compelling screen cam and throw your hat into the demo jam ring.  Looking at it from the far it is scary to go out there in front of 5000 people to demo something. Who can forget the long scary moments, when Matthias Zeller couldn’t connect to his server, but also the great relief once he did.   I have never competed, but I was up there on stage for a couple of times to celebrate our Top Contributors. Honestly, I am just a community guy from a small-town in the Black Forest and if I can go out there, you can do too.   Think about it as something you can tell your grandchildren. “Yes, Kids, I flamed out at the SAP Demo Jam in 2007.” If you can find a friend that you can tag team with. It is usually more interesting to have two people on stage and if you bomb you can go together to the next bar, and I will join you too 😉    Submission for Demo Jam is open already, but you have time to put your suggestion together until Friday August 3rd.   Small tip, it is the evening of a long TechEd day, your chances to win are improved if it is entertaining too.   Get ready to rumble.   Of course if you want to try out first on a smaller stage, to get your courage up for next year, you can moderate a Bird of a Feather (BOF) session of your choice at the Community Day (On the top right are the links to the wiki page to sign up).   These BOF sessions are just between us contributors and everyone is very supportive. See you on the big or the small stage at the SAP TechEd Demo Jam and or Community Day.

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      This is the only way you will ever get to stand in front of 2k+ people and talk about SAP technology (unless you are on the CEO track at SAP). 
      You're a geek and your audience is full of Geeks -- do something cool, do something useful and I guarantee it will be one of the best experiences you will ever have.