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Author's profile photo Twan van den Broek

Recap SAP Inside Track NL 2010

SAP Inside Track NL – Community rules!

On Saturday November 20th more than 50 SAP TechEd enthusiasts gathered in Eindhoven (Netherlands) to participate in the second Agenda SAP Inside Track Netherlands 2010, The SAP TechEd XPerience. In this blog a small recap of the event.


10, 9, 8, 7, …

Pim and Twan counting down to the start. 

Our family picture 😉 Unfortunately taken a little too late in the evening as most of the participants already left home.


We started the day explaining the power of communities, the SAP Inside Track events are a living example of that statement. To explain in detail a small movie was used, in the movie someone has a good idea worth spreading. In a few minutes time, you can see that the idea has been adopted by the community and everyone jumps in.



Some results

The results of our online survey are listed below. Scale used varies from 1 (Very good) to 5 (Needs improvement).

Building application integrated with SAP via PI

Wim van Erp (The Next View) and Paul van Os (Oxolution)


Updates and new features in SAP NetWeaver Portal 7.3

Tamas Szirtes (Intenzz)


Introduction to BOL Programming. Not only for CRM developers

Roel van den Berge (CIBER)


SAP Figures @ your FingerTips always, everywhere, real time powered by BO & Roambi

Pieter Verstraeten (TopForce) and Norbert Maijoor (TopForce)


Enticing Flex UIs: the mainland approach

Jan Pennikhof (Phoqus)


SAP NetWeaver BPM 7.2: Lessons from the first live implementation

Wout de Jong (Creetion)


A look at Web Client UI Framework and BOL from an architect’s point of view

Thorsten Franz (AOK Systems)


New SAP BI 4.0 features (frontend and backend)

Jaap van de Mheen (CIBER)


Talking about the Code Exchange platform and addressing questions around the topic

Rui Nogueira (SAP)


SAP PI brings the final divorce between ABAP and Java

Paul van Os (Oxolution)


SAP Unwired Platform – where mobility meets the enterprise

Martijn de Jong (ChiliApps)

Agenda 1,56
DemoJam 1,64
Location 1,82
Catering 1,68
Communication 1,86
Fun 1,45
Chat/discuss possibilities 1,59


Some highlights

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The best rated session by Jan. More of Jan’s work at:

Flex development on the Netweaver CE stack – Part 1: The Perfect Setup

Flex development on the Netweaver CE stack – Part 2: Calling the R/3  back-end

Second best rated. Thorsten pulled a ‘Kaj van de Loo’ at sitNL.





Roel on BOL programming. You can find his slides on slideshare.

Norbert and Pieter show off all their cool devices. Their slides can be found on slideshare.

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Look who’s paying real attention 🙂 @cbasis and @hanssenden

Paul preparing his session with Martijn uploading his slides to Paul’s pc. You can find Paul’s slides on PI at slideshare.


A short break, time to get a coke and some chips.



Some DemoJam pics

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The one and only real DemoJam host: Craig. This time holding an iPad in stead of a beer.

Yeah, 6 minutes only to do your trick.

Our participants and finalists: Leo, Xavier and Jan.

Jan won the show.


Some lessons learned

  • Live broadcasting needs operators who keep an eye on the webcam and the online audience. Questions posted here should be redirected to the speaker. The sessions need to be recorded to be available after the event, an option we have forgotten 🙁
  • The atmosphere is important, make sure there is plenty of room to chat / discuss.
  • WiFi is not a nice to have, it is a requirement. Make sure there is enough bandwidth, especially for the presenters.
  • DemoJam is to be included on every SAP Inside Track.
  • Twitterwall was missing.
  • We forgot to tape personal video statements from the participants.
  • How to switch off the alarm without the cops having to check on me 😉


Some links


Some sponsors (thanks)


Some statements

  • “No slides. Just Thorsten. Fantastic!”
  • “Catering: Exceptional for Dutch standards.”
  • “Always nice to see my best-SAP-friends-forever.”
  • “It was a great event where I have met my online friends in real life ;-)”

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      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
      It was great virtually and I most certainly enjoyed it.

      Thanks for hosting the world!


      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      Hi Twan,

      It was my first SAP Inside Track, but it was awesome. Will definitely be there in 2011. Hit me up if you need any help organizing.