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While uploading pictures from the recent SAP Inside Track Event in Newtown Square PA and while putting some personal photos on my facebook account that documented a lovely visit I just had from my newest colleague Laure Cetin. I began thinking that I might not be the only community member combining business-oriented meet-ups with after hour visits.

My guests have included folks in the community from a variety of countries: Norway, India, France, Germany, Canada, Denmark, Brazil.

They have triggered activities ranging from the SAP TechEd Process Design Slam contents, to conversations around the SAP Sustainability Map and the SAP Sustainabilty Champions.  They include folks with business roles like Business Architects, Developers, UI experts, Business Intelligence Gurus.

The common thread is professional engagement with SAP products and services and the binding element: the SAP Community Network.  All the social stuff is a great by-product.

Guests to my house have included Great tool for creating UI mockups (newly the Adobe Evangelist) a Norwegian, Abesh Bhattacharjee who is a system analyst with IBM in India, Marcelo Ramos a developer in Brazil, Arun Varadarjan BI guru from Bangalore as well as numerous meetups with others in NYC. (you can see a few of the representative pictures in my Flickr Set: SAP Mentor in My Basement)

On one of the SAP mentor calls (might have even been an open one for Mentor Monday) some of my mentor buddies teased me about keeping Mentors in my basement.

I can sure think of worse items to store there.  Having knowledge experts and some of technologies brightest as visitors has been a real perk of being in this community!

Hope you’ll share some of your stories and pictures in the Contributor Corner Wiki.

Oh, yeah, if you are coming to NYC, let me know.  My basement might just be unoccupied.

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  1. Abesh Bhattacharjee
    Marilyn, the visit to your house has been one of the most memorable experiences of my trip 🙂 Over the years, from when I’ve met you, interacting with you has been on a much more personal level and with not only me but I guess that’s true for most of the community members. There’s something about you that make most people feel “at home” with you 🙂
    So, this time when you’re in Bangalore, my wife and I would be very happy if you could visit our place 🙂
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    1. Marilyn Pratt Post author
      If I can brave the traffic (as you braved the rail system here) you are on.  Looking forward to seeing you at TechEd and really pleased you are launching an Inside Track in Bangalore.
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  2. Laure Cetin
    Words cannot explain what it was to spend a full weekend with one of the most passionate advocates on SCN. Thank you again for your wonderful hospitality Marilyn.
    Needless to say my door is open to you and I would love to host you one day in Palo Alto. French crepes will be on the menu for breakfast 😉
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