Day 2 started out at the Community Clubhouse, hanging out with Matthias Zeller and Dan McWeeney. The small round tables in the clubhouse make a nice workspace for three. Dan turned me on to dopplr to share my up coming travel with friends. Cool little web app, thanks Dan! Next, had lunch in the GC(Global Communications) room and again wrote yesterday’s blog in parallel.
I had planned to go to an Advanced ABAP hands-on session, but after taking a look at the slides on-line, I realized that I have a pretty good handle on the overall content of the session, so I would be wasting a seat in the session. So I decided to once again help Thomas Jung with his second installment of the “Update your ABAP skills to NetWeaver 7.0” session. Again, this session was totally sold out. We even gave up the seats that were on the speaker stage to accommidate as many as possible, but still had to turn some away. Thomas and friends will be doing this session one last time on friday morning, this session is sold out as well, but of course if you get there early enough you can get on standby. I would assume that there may be a few who have tickets, who may not be able to drag themselves out of bed after the Goo Goo Dolls show, so your chances of getting in the friday session on standby are better then in the previous days. As for yesterday’s session, it went pretty smooth. As I was walking around helping the attendees with the exercises, it was fun to see their faces when they successfully completed an exercise, especially the Web Dynpro ABAP exercise. It seemed to all make sense to them in the end.
Later that night, was the Adobe Hacker Night hosted by Matthias Zeller of Adobe. There was something like 25 of us, pizza, bar, WII, demos, matrix screen savers, flex apps, free books, prizes, and a little bit of hacking at the end of the night. It was a lot of fun and in my opinion, a big success.
Lastly, this is my fourth TechEd in five years, and I have to say that TechEd is the SAP conference to attend. There is so much to learn and where else can you be exposed to some many technologies within the SAP ecosystem. If you have an opportunity to attend future TechEds, I would highly recommend it. And, no, there is no SAP marketing guy standing over my shoulder. 😉