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This post continues with CommunityPROFILES – Part 1 – Introducing Ingo Hilgefort: SAP Mentor for the SAP BusinessObjects Community “that will highlight and give deserved credit to a select few members of SAP Community Network (SCN) who distinguish themselves through exceptional knowledge, contribution and skill.”  

 

I would like to introduce Mr. Raghavendra Gadhamsetty (SCN Top Contributor for Crystal Reports, and forum moderator for “Crystal Reports Design” forum).

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Raghavendra is a Sr. Technical Associate, based out of Hyderabad, India. I had a chance to interview Raghavendra over IM, and share the transcript here:

 

Cao, Jason says:

   Hi Raghavendra! How long have you been a BOC member?

Gadhamsetty, Raghavendra says:

   I have been a part of BOC since September, 2008.

 

Cao, Jason says:

   How did you get started with SAP Business Objects?

Gadhamsetty, Raghavendra says:

   When I was working as a developer in ASP.NET I got a handful experience of Crystal  Reports Designing. Now I am a dedicated Crystal Reports Designer.

 

Cao, Jason says:

   Tell us a little bit about yourself, what do you do outside of work?

Gadhamsetty, Raghavendra says:

   I am a fun loving guy. I like spending my spare time with my family watching movies and reality shows.

 

Cao, Jason says:

   How do you manage to make the time to fit a full time job and active community participation into your schedule?

Gadhamsetty, Raghavendra says:

   I spend at least an hour daily to see what all issues have come up with crystal and the new functionalities. Try to solve those issues with my expertise which keeps my brain working.

 

Cao, Jason says:

   Where do you spend most of your time on BOC?

Gadhamsetty, Raghavendra says:

   Filtering all answered and unanswered threads. I spend my time reading the answered threads whenever I’m free.

 

Cao, Jason says:

   What are your favorite sources for information to do your job (blogs, magazines, etc)?

Gadhamsetty, Raghavendra says:

http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/advancedsearch?cat=sdn_ossnotes&query=&adv=true

SAP Crystal Solutions Support

 

Cao, Jason says:

   If you could focus on learning one new technology (better), what would it be?

Gadhamsetty, Raghavendra says:

   Data warehousing Concepts

 

Cao, Jason says:

   How has being a contributor to SCN benefited your career?

Gadhamsetty, Raghavendra says:

   This community helps me in lot many ways. I use it as a guide in resolving different issues in Crystal Designing. I keep a track of each and every post (thread) and will make a note of new solutions that I come across for future application.

 

Cao, Jason says:

   What are some of the feedback you have received from the community? Do you find out about the business impact of your support?

Gadhamsetty, Raghavendra says:

   Many of my friends in the community appreciated for my efforts. That’s quite encouraging. I do really believe my posts leave an impact on the readers.

 

Cao, Jason says:

   What are some things you’ve done well in your career and/or professional strengths?

Gadhamsetty, Raghavendra says:

   Though I am a chemical engineer I adopted this field with ease. My hard work and dedication to learn new things gives me strength.

 

Cao, Jason says:

   What are some topics you’d like to learn from others on SCN?

Gadhamsetty, Raghavendra says:

   Lately I have started learning new aspects of Xcelsius and Universe Designer. So would like to learn more through this platform.

 

Cao, Jason says:

   What piece of advice would you give a new SCN member if you could name one thing?

Gadhamsetty, Raghavendra says:

   I would suggest them to make it a habit to go through the solutions everyday to improve their knowledge. It’s a great platform to share information.

 

Cao, Jason says:

   Would you like to share anything else?

Gadhamsetty, Raghavendra says:

   I wish all of you a very prosperous and a great new year.

 

Cao, Jason says:

   Thank you very much for your time Raghavendra!

Gadhamsetty, Raghavendra says:

   You are welcome.

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  1. Pavan kumar
    Hi Gangadhar,

    I feel you are an extra talented guy and SDN and the people who are working on Crystal Reports feel proud to have contributor like you………Keep Going on…Happy Christmas and Happy New Year in advance

    Thanks  

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