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Preview of events for Fall 2008

“It’s all about you.”


They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Maybe.  One thing I’ve learned from the 80 or so blogs I’ve prepared and posted on SDN, and the 90 or so I’ve posted on my personal site in the last year: it takes a long time to come up with a few cogent phrases, and it only takes people a few seconds to read them.

It’s the same way with presentations. I might spend weeks getting material ready, putting thoughts in order, and then the one hour or less of the session goes by at lightning speed.

On Monday next week, we’re doing a webcast (for ASUG members, so reserve your spot on our calendar page).  Getting ready for this has meant poring over the agenda builders for 4 separate events, contacting other volunteers, and asking for commentary by HQ staff, SAP resources, and others.  I’ve been editing the material for over 2 weeks, and have gone through over 20 revisions.

Just getting the pictures below for 1 slide took me a while, as not everyone on our team has a readily available head shot.  I’m happy to report that this year, I can visualize everyone.  The missing spot for our newest volunteer, Jerrod, could be filled in later today (got it; thanks GL!), in which case, I will be playing with a full deck (other than the fact that we’re short a Program Facilitator – know anyone?) 



If you can attend the webcast, great, if not, drop me a line and I’ll get you the slides.  As of this morning, I have over 30 pages of our picks for sessions to attend at SAP TechEd ’08, the BITI fall focus events in Nashville and Dallas, our Data Governance meeting in Omaha, and even a little on TechEd Berlin.

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