The tweet All Your Basis Are Belong To Us got me thinking about the #sapadmin idea https://cw.sdn.sap.com/cw/ideas/2981. I invite you all to stick with me and check out this blog as I take a look at the mountain and the top of the mountain where the base is.
The top of the mountain
The tweet from Thorsten along with all the information from past days mixed up with some books I’m reading fueled me with ideas. I couldn’t resist to start up Photoshop and create something (picture 1.0).
On top of picture 1.2 you see developers (recognizable by their blue shirts) on their home base SDN. They are having fun, connection, collaborating, sharing and much more. Evidence of that are SAP Innojam, SAP Code Exchange and the many vivid community members on top of the mountain.
You guessed it right, the persons who are climbing the mountain are the system administrators (recognizable by their white shirts). Some of them are the bottom of the mountain, they jump on SDN now and then and when they really get stuck and need to find a solution to a specific problem.
A little bit higher you see some tents where system administrators are staying slightly longer, perhaps sharing content and discussing system administration. The view is a bit nicer at that altitude, you can see the clouds and parts of other mountains in the distance.
Then there are my partners in crime and me (picture 1.5 and 1.6) trying to climb the steep slope to reach the top of the mountain. Along the way we voice for system administration and we connect to persons on top of the mountain, throwing ropes so they can be attached on the top of the mountain, to help us climb.
I’m glad to have found out Martin English made it to the SAP Mentor wolfpack. It can be the perfect way to further influence SAP on the topic of #sapadmin. You can see us on picture 1.6 discussing evil plans to further fuel #sapadmin and voice for the group.
There are also persons on top of the mountain who are supporting the system administrators climbing the mountain. Notice how Jon Reed (notice he is wearing a cap) is standing by the ropes giving valuable advice to help the administrators climb. Also notice how Natascha Thomson is standing next to him, voicing for #sapadmin on Social Media (see picture 1.7).
The word SDN is stroked with white color and BASIS is stroked with blue color indicating the influence they have on each other (see picture 1.8).
Fitting on top of the mountain
But all of those guys don’t fit on the top of the mountain?? Let’s use another mountain, next to the mountain of SDN and build a bridge between that mountain and the mountain of SDN. That way everyone can enjoy the beautiful view from the top and we can connect by going over the bridge, having fun together, connecting, collaborating and much more.
The new mountain is called SBN (SAP Basis Network) to stay in the same naming convention as SDN. Although I’m not a big fan of the word Basis, the word seems to stick around and appears to be recognizable for many so why not use it.
I talked with Martin English earlier today on Skype and he said he would be happy to take on the lead at base camp.
Calling out for your support
Once again I’m calling out for your support, you can make a difference, you can throw the rope from the top of the mountain and help us climb, you can help build the bridge between the mountain top of SDN and the mountain top of SBN. You can help set up the base camp on the mountain top of SBN.
The idea that was originally created on idea place has some votes but it is not enough yet. Please help us form this new place of laughter and fun so we can also enjoy the view from the mountain top. You can vote on the idea on idea place here:
Calling out to SAP
This time I’m not only calling out to whoever is on top of the SDN mountain but I’m also calling out to SAP. Please help us to get this idea going. I know a good deal of persons are already supporting this idea but we need even more support so please join the ranks.
Connect with us and let’s work together to make this happen.