There’s nothing on this good earth like a challenge that both inspires and frightens at the same time.
Marilyn Pratt and her team have come up with a challenge, starting on Sunday, the day before the main TechEd10 conference, to build a working system with NetWeaver tools that provides world-need solutions to real-world problems.
Think of it as the project you would give your eye teeth, or sell your iPad, to get on the team, and know that it’s open for all. Everyone who joins the Innovation Weekend will have the chance to be actively involved in the planning, design and development of innovative solutions using cutting edge technology.
There are several business cases proposed, and great work has already been done fleshing out ideas, but nothing has been written in stone. The event will be shaped by those who attend and the skills and enthusiasm they bring on the day. Success is NOT guaranteed. That is the truly frightening thing, but it also the very thing that makes it one the greatest events at TechEd. This is where the real lessons are to be learnt and remembered. Mistakes and mis-steps may well be made, but hopefully not too many. But what is certain is that after 30 hours you will come out of it with more valuable experience than ever could be achieved in such a short time any other way.
For me personally, I am looking forward to this event as a chance to become involved in a fun project using some of the latest technology and ideas in the world today. But more than that, I will have a chance to part of the creation of a solution from inception to build, working alongside experts who have come to colloborate and share their knowledge in a community endevour. As with all things, investing your time and energy into something worthwhile and unique is never an opportunity to be passed up lightly.