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Day One of SAP TechEd ’07: Keynote, Community Clubhouse, Demo Jam

With Focus on the Community from Finish to Start

Tuesday Night

I’m looking at the tweets and thinking how nimble minds, imaginations, and “WII hands” helped make the Demo Jam warm-up by Craig, Ed and Dan…. magic.  Can’t really describe what it was like to hear the veritable and palpable geek-gasp of admiration when the magic duo (with a video embedded in the 3D image of Craig to make it a trio) manage to bring the audience to its feet with their elegant feat and roars of admiration from the crowd.

These guys were blowing minds with their creativity.  Pretty well-kept secret, too.

I know it’s not nice to say, but you really had to be there, and if you weren’t…well, you really did miss it.  Here’s a tiny consolation prize in the form of a slideshow in today’s TechEd pictures.

Check out Gali pinning Bhanu, Rich receiving certificate, lots of Demo Jam pics.

Tuesday Afternoon

SDN Table at the clubhouse hosts David Branan, who is always in:

*Note SDN Community Moderator Bhanu Gupta special thanks. 

Quick Summary (backwards)

Dozens visit Community MindSpace mural: add thoughts, image ideas, admiration, have photo opportunities, interact with muralist, one another.

Geek Suit Shootout

Interactive theater improv with audience participation. Book give away, fun, ASUG interaction and participation, guest propeller head (some audience members comes in costume)



Geek Gap opponents Jim Spath and Bob McGlynn square off.

BPX Knowledge Table Buzz

In the able hands of Frauke Hoffmann and Audrey Weinland, the BPX knowledge table plays host to dozens of community conversations.

Want to know about SAP Enterprise Modeling Applications by IDS Scheer, workflow for suits, MDM for business consultants, change management, corporate performance management, new data mapping tools for business professionals (sneak preview on Wed.) Look no further than this lively table.  Goodies for suities was a surprise bonus.


Mobile Widgets with guru Louenas Hamdi.  Most patient software widget installer ever.  Massaged my old, slow blackberry for an hour until it sang the Community Sessions theme song.

How cool is that!


Second Life and Business KPIs

The Second Life of TechEd: And Then There’s the Dancing…

Honoring Mentors

Mark and Mark hosted mentors and mentors shared their vision and they were recognized by Zia during Keynote.

Find them on the mural!

And plenty of whitespace, for you, your innovations, your thoughts, your TechEd experience

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      As the old saying goes 'A picture is worth a thousand words'...I must admit your Album in Flickr is indeed worth a billion words...
      Thanks for bringing the TechEd'07 at Las Vegas almost live to us who are sitting as far as in Bangalore...

      Excellent stuff!


      Author's profile photo Marilyn Pratt
      Marilyn Pratt
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      Most warmly welcome.  Excited that you guys are enjoying the pics.  I promise to keep them coming and hope to see you all in Bangalore in November.
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      I would like to share my 'pleasure' moment with all of you during the SDN Community Day, especially "that" night and I was very proud standing next to Peter Zencke too.
      Here is the pict -
      Author's profile photo Marilyn Pratt
      Marilyn Pratt
      Blog Post Author
      Nice, Rudy.  You can also link it to our SAP TechEd Flickr group and tag it sapteched.
      Author's profile photo Louenas Hamdi
      Louenas Hamdi
      Hi Marilyn,

      I would like to thank you so much for taking the pictures and putting them on Flicker. I found the idea of the mural is genius 🙂
      By the way, the mobile widgets won a price at a Nokia contest for best developed widget, check links.

      The announcement of the contest:

      The winners announced:

      Author's profile photo Marilyn Pratt
      Marilyn Pratt
      Blog Post Author
      Dear Louenas,
      Glad you enjoyed the mural.
      You are indeed to be congratulated for your wonderful accomplishments and your contest prize for best developed mobile widget.  Ican't think of a nicer recepient.  I will not easily forget your patience, kindness and expertise in helping us (many of us) with the clubhouse mobile widget.  This will be such a nice thing to use in Munich and Bangalore.