Experiences of Community Evening, TechEd Shanghai 2009
The 2nd Community Evening of TechEd Shanghai was held last evening. More people attended the event this year, more awards were presented to the contributors who have been enthusiastic to make contributions in the SCN. Mr Shanglin Jui, MD of SAP Labs China, also attended the event and awarded the certificates to several people.
Several winners made short speeches and shared the experiences why they’d like to actively make contribution in the Community. Mr. Blake Le, Most Active Forum Moderator, talked about the following reasons:
- He feels very happy that he can answer other members’ questions.
- Answering questions can motivate him soaking up knowledge and information continuously. He’s already learned many knowledge and skills since he became one of the China ABAP forum moderator
He also said, “I felt both ‘happy’ and ‘sad’ when questions were answered by other members. Being ‘happy’ is because other members dive into the discussions and provide answers. It’s not a one-man show in the forum any longer. Being ‘sad’ is because I’m not the first one to answer the question.”
Mr. Zhongqi Lv wrote over 150 quality blogs since the Chinese blog system was launched in August. Every one was wondering what keeps his passions in the blogging. He explains, “In the beginning, I just want to share my thoughts and experiences with other people. However, when time goes by, other people wrote positive comments about my blogs and they really motivated me to keep going. Furthermore, I also got some valuable feedback from other people and enlightened me in various aspects. I felt I not only shared my experiences with others, but more importantly, acquired knowledge and skills from others as well. I love to interact and collaborate with other people in this way.” His blog site was very well organized and categories are very clear. The topics include ABAP, BI, NW, enhancement, solution managers, horizontal solutions and etc.
When I listened to these words, I just felt that all of those words were very well said. These are real purposes and objectives what communities are all about. In the beginning, contributors will give out; later, they will actually gain. If many members are passionate about contributing, crowd-sourcing will occur and co-innovations will be realized naturally.
During the buffet dinner, I also talk with different members. All of them believe that the in-person event is also very important activity to increase the stickiness of online community and enhance the communication and collaboration with each others.
The following pictures were shot at different round tables.