Occasionally, you might want to set the bar a little higher for yourself, walk, run, jog or swim the extra mile, or do a little extra for someone else, because you know it’s the right thing to do. This might be one of those times. The blog title is “Doublespeak”, and it’s not because there is anything dubious or duplicitous, it’s because I’ll be speaking at the same time as Craig Cmehil.
We’ve arranged a simultaneous webcast. Craig is doing all of the heavy lifting, promising to stay online for 24 hours straight. I’m “only” committed to doing a single hour co-host. Why, you might ask? Craig explains his personal motivation very well on his personal site ( fridaymorningreport.tv ) – I’m trying to add value by hosting a portion of the marathon on a web sharing site more likely to be available on corporate networks.
ASUG members – register here. Also see my ASUG blog on the marathon, and the latest program. You may be an ASUG member and not be aware of it – all SAP employees are eligible, as well as many large corporations, SAP partners, customers, and beyond. To find out, go to asug.com, then “How To Join.”
Another side of doubling is Matching Gift programs that many employers run that add to your charitable giving by sending a similar donation. My company has one, and I’ve contributed to Doctors Without Borders this year. SAP Americas has a program – I found the link easily with Google:
During the same time, there is a global online marathon organized to help improve water supplies around the world. The timing might be a coincidence, or it might be evidence that in tough times, people are trying their best to help those who need. See below for links.
Lastly, Craig has done a little housekeeping on his personal site, including a thermometer-type widget tracking donations. Thanks to the SCN blogging tools, I’ve tapped into that source and lit up the frame.
Source code, if you can use it:
- http://beijing.twestival.com/ http://tokyo.twestival.com/ etc.
Wait – it worked! That wasn’t so tough, was it?