SAP TechED Bangalore is finally over and all like all magic, it’s left it’s Prestige.
Prestige (Courtesy IMDB.com) : Every great magic trick consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called “The Pledge”. The magician shows you something ordinary: a deck of cards, a bird or a man. He shows you this object. Perhaps he asks you to inspect it to see if it is indeed real, unaltered, normal. But of course… it probably isn’t. The second act is called “The Turn”. The magician takes the ordinary something and makes it do something extraordinary. Now you’re looking for the secret… but you won’t find it, because of course you’re not really looking. You don’t really want to know. You want to be fooled. But you wouldn’t clap yet. Because making something disappear isn’t enough; you have to bring it back. That’s why every magic trick has a third act, the hardest part, the part we call “The Prestige”.”
And I am still to get over it….
However these are the remaining set of photographs from my Cellphone. Was so so busy that I could not take as many as I had initially planned to.
The Community Clubhouse the eve before TechEd.
(From left) Mrinal Wadhwa, Durairaj Athavan Raja, Gregor Wolf, Mark Finnern at the Community Day Party.
KTPO (Karnataka Trade Promotion Org.) Centre where TechEd was held.
Raja caught in candid conversation with Uri Levy (he was just amazing)
Gregor Wolf showing off his TechED ribbons and pointing as to how long his chain of ribbons went in TechED Munich.
Thomas Jung poses for the camera while signing his “ABAP – Next Generation” book for Gregor Wolf.
Craig conducting the Community Clubhouse Quiz while Philippe Rosset (extreme left) tries to get a snapshot of the people crowded in front.
This was my first TechEd and seriously I must have had some really good karma going on for me (Maybe from my previous births ???!!!) for it to to be so incredible. Athavan Raja, Gregor Wolf, Thomas Jung and the whole of the community team whom I was dying to meet. The passion at work at the community clubhouse was just electrifying. Uri Levy was more or less giving the Wii a competition when coming to attracting people with his amazing wit and humour. He is one of the most energetic persons I have ever met. Marilyn, Gali were just fantastic and they all have become a part of what I call “My extended . But the man I wanted to meet the most, who had helped me, guided me and even tried to keep me out of trouble on more than one count, Craig Cmehil, the guy whom I had fleetingly met last TechED and had a wait a year to get to meet again, the guy who made my TechED Dream possible.
A BIG HUGE HUG TO ALL OF YOU GUYS !!! YOU ARE SIMPLY BRILLIANT !!!
Please forgive the CAPS, but I did really want to shout !
They did a short Interview with me for SAP TV along with Raja and Gregor and I said the only one thing that came to my mind then [Blag, this one courtesy YOU :)] “I can say that some of my best friends are not even from this country”.