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Episode 2

Still without a name and a jingle we recorded the second podcast episode ( size 27.5MB time 1:19:58) that is available here (right-click and Save-as).

This time the hosts are Matthias (@steinermatt), Oliver (@oliver) and myself (@SergioFerrari) while Anne (@yojibee) and Michael (@pixelbase), too busy at work, taken a short break.

Just after dinner we started our relaxed conversation talking about pasta and jumping soon into the world of Twitter, Google, Pinboard, Jolicloud and obviously SAP.

Gamification into Enterprise Software is probably the main topic of this episode but we also talked about the ways used by Google and Twitter to make money as well as the first kinda of OSS Note opened and solved via Facebook.

There is also a special report about real-life experiences with SAP StreamWork, a suggestion to win the next Demo Jam and my invitation to join SAP Inside Track in Milan, planned on October 8th 2011.

In the next episode we’ll be happy to comment the announcements we’ll hear at the upcoming SAPPHIRENOW 2011 (May 15th-18th in Orlando).



Gamification is not only about points and badges

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  1. Tammy Powlas
    I look forward to meeting you in person next month in Orlando.

    It was great listening to Oliver and Matthias too.

    Best of luck with Inside Track Milan too.


  2. Former Member
    Great to see you guys doing a casual SAP enterprise related podcast. I like the name PWN the Enterprise.

    Regarding gamification, especially in the enterprise, it’s not just about badges, levels, etc, it’s more about the concept that you talked about making leveling interesting.  If you look at popular MMOs like World of Warcraft, gamers do boring, mundane quests like go kill 8 of these, or collect 10 of these, or go talk to this dude.  They enjoy them not for the quest itself, but for the overall experience and the feeling that they are accomplishing a longer term goal of leveling up their character.  Entering your time for the job is no different.  No, you aren’t going to make entering time a game within itself, but can you make it part of an overall experience that you don’t mind doing because of some larger task at hand. 

    Another example is the “completeness” profile of LinkedIn.  Filling out a profile is not interesting, however, there is something competitive in nature that makes me want to fill that damn bar to 100%…gamification of a mundane task.

    I could definitely go and and on about this topic….wait…you know what, I think I will on the next episode of Enterprise Geeks. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks guys!

  3. Former Member
    Hi Sergio,
    I like the new podcast very much. The way I listen to podcasts is usually through my iPhone in the car. Can you therefore make the podcast available through iTunes?
    That would ease up things a lot for me!
    1. Sergio Ferrari Post author
      Yes Andreas, you’re right, I like to listen to podcast in the car too.
      We’ll have look for the way to publish in iTunes.

      Thanks for the appreciation.

      1. Gregor Wolf
        Hi Andreas, Hi Sergio,

        I can’t guide you exactly, but I’ve subscribed to the SCN Podcast Feed in iTunes. I think I’ve used the RSS feed directly and added that manually.

        Best regards


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