Well – I normally write very long blogs. I reply with long answers and generally share my opinion good, bad, or indifferent. Ok if I’m indifferent I usually don’t comment. This one will be shorter because I’ve got some deadlines looming, Teched coming up, Job pressures – you know I’m doing exactly what you are doing. 1000 things at once.
So my rant:
Every year we hear that the expert networking sessions will be available early for adding to schedules. Every year they seem to come later and later. This year you can’t even see my networking sessions when you click on me. Sad, very sad, that means no on may come. Not even those of you who would be interested in the content, and didn’t’ have a more important session go to.
So it set me thinking – steaming – scheming – what would get me to Teched? Well the ability to talk almost 1:1 with a highly skilled SAP person. That would have to be at the top of my list. I used to have people from work send me questions to grill the unsuspecting expert with. It was fun!
As things have progressed these sessions are no long at boring tables. They are at a living room setting with couches, big screen TV, a great place to hang out with your friends. Mmmmm… Maybe if these aren’t advertised I just get a nice place to chill out. That wouldn’t be so bad.
Non-rant moving to serious or as serious as I get:
Have you seen any of these networking sessions? Good stuff! This is just one page that I downloaded
Now on to my shameless promotion. I have 2 network sessions out there.
EXP15 – How to Learn New Technology – Wed 11:30 – 12:30
EXP13 – Build up our Old dog tricks talk about how they fit into the new world. Wed. 11 – 11:30
Want to go to one? Just walk up to the booth and they will be you set up. (Really we have been known to just walk up to the session. Shhhh… I don’t think you are supposed to do that.)
I will have slides for both of these. But hopefully we’ll get some good interaction going on. If nothing else, you’ll get to kick back and relax from the normal SAP chaos!
Hope to see you there! This is yet another thing you can leverage with your boss there are some “superstars talking at the expert sessions.” Many and Many of them but I’ll just grab a few from the pages I’m looking at. Susan Keohan, Gretchen Lindquist, Wolfgang Schaper, our demo jam winners… and … wait for it… Drum roll please – you the Teched party attendee will be there to brighten our day – and the days of the others in the lounge.
I’m missing many, many people. This is my quick e-mail to encourage you for one last time to make it to Teched. There is so much there. This just adds another interaction…
If you don’t get to come – I’ll be thinking of all the Exceptional people that I didn’t get to meet. I seem to meet more of them as each of these events.
The countdown is on! And I have about 30 or 40 blogs I’m thinking about writing, and no not all of them about Teched! Although I do love it.