There is no doubt that TechEd is a veritable SAPfest: tons of technological information, valuable innovation displayed and a serious quantity of SAP experts in one location.
I, however, love TechEd for an entirely unrelated reason. It’s the one time a year where the community has a chance for a physical meet up on such a large scale. Meeting old friends and making new ones or in many cases getting to finally see face to face those who have been virtual friends all year …
This year, I was able to finally meet: Otto Gold, Martin Gillet, Lior Schejter, Thomas Zloch, and numerous others. I also had the pleasure of seeing many old friends once again, such as Matthias Steiner (pictured below), Abesh Bhattacharjee and Julius Bussche.
A very special meet up was organized and hosted by the one of a kind Jim Spath, to meet the SCN moderators, at the expert networking lounge (as announced in his post). This interactive session was the place to ask questions, air issues and in general have a great conversation. Above all, it was a wonderful opportunity to thank all our amazing moderators for their daily work. We had an impressive crowd of caring community moderators and members actively participating. In fact we lapsed overtime since there was so much to cover!
TechEd and Innovation Weekend were awesome events on many levels. I was lucky to have had the chance to participate and represent the SCN team (along with my colleagues Marilyn & Laure). I had many wonderful experiences, learned so much and came back with homework. It was definitely an event to remember.
This tweet (below) by Otto Gold (@OttoGold), I received when arriving home sums up my TechEd feeling nicely – a family reunion.