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SAP Community Day- The Dream come True

11th November 2008 is marked as one of the milestones in my career. I got the chance to personally interact with who’s who of SAP Community Network. In Mark Yolton’s terminology, I was honored to meet the god-father and goddess of SAP Community Network.



The day started with Mark Yolton’s briefing us of the:

1) Announcement of new face of SCN

2) Introducing us to the brains behind the SCN along with the mentors.

3) How every contribution made by us in terms of knowledge-sharing on SDN, BPX, and the Business Objects community is utilized for a social cause. This is a perfect example how we can become a responsible corporate citizen and gives us more reason to contribute in the community.

4) Elaborate on partnership with Innocentive that is one of the ways to earn unlimited money 🙂

5) Explained us about the SAP EcoHub, a new online community-powered solution marketplace that enables SAP customers to discover, evaluate, and buy SAP partner certified solutions.


The Speed Networking session was also fun and great way to meet more than 100 people in a span of 90 minutes. The fact that some of the mentors (there are just around 70 mentors across the globe) were involved speaks for itself how enriching the experience was. I really liked the way a simple concept of Speed Networking can be utilized by us for knowledge sharing.


There was a track devoted to Business Process and the presentation by Marc Dietrich and Ann Rosenberg. There was a session on Galaxy by Rajgopalan Narayanan. The only way to describe the session is “if you have not attended it you will never know what you have missed”


The best part was the Panel discussion by some leading members of the SAP Community Network.


Getting a chance to interact with Marco ten Vaanholt, Marilyn C. Pratt, Michael Bechauf, Craig Cmehil and others from SAP Community Network is like meeting my extended family.


I do not remember a day when I got the opportunity to absorb and assimilate more information than what I have gathered on 11th November 2008.


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