I wish I were going to #sapteched events, in Bangalore, Madrid, and Beijing. Why? Besides the obvious answer of never being able to soak up enough SAP knowledge, there are probably thousands of people attending these events. SAPTechEd Bangalore already has thousands registered; SAPTechEd Madrid is combined with #SAPPHIRE and the last stop on the #SAPTrain. And I am looking forward to hearing about SAPTechEd Beijing. And of the thousands of people attending these three events, I might know about 20. OK, well maybe a few more.
So why does this make me so sad? Because I know there are lots of fantastic people going. Smart people. Kind people. People with interesting hobbies and talents. Funny people. And I won’t get to meet them.
Sometimes this SAP World (in the US) feels so small. You can hardly swing a cat without hitting a person who has been employed where you were, or was on a project you were on, or knows some of the same people you know. And yet… unless you get the opportunity to travel to other geographies, you will never know anyone outside that circle!
That’s why I am a big fan of the #SCNotties. These are little videos (OK, some not so little) where people introduce themselves to the SAP Community Network. Yes, there is the prized award of a piece of wood that some lucky souls will win. But more than that, it’s connecting! Connecting with others around the world who may share your interests (SAP Workflow, in case you did not know) or hobbies (sailing) or even your passions for volunteering (BARC, in the case of Gretchen Lindquist, Leave No Trace in the case of Jim Spath).
So, in the interest of getting to know some SAPTechEd Madrid attendees a little better, I am going to post some personal pictures here, and hope that starts some ‘conversation’ – or maybe even a little ‘30 seconds of Recognition‘
Here is Harry the Ninja doing an impression of Matthias Steiner. Although Harry did it first, so I guess Matthias is doing an impression of *him*!
I am also the proud co-owner of this:
And I have a sweet yellow Lab girl who used to be on Twitter but I forgot her password, and dogs are very unreliable when it comes to passwords.
So my purpose (besides obvious bragging rights) in posting these pictures is to pose a question to everyone attending SAPTechEd – whether Bangalore, Madrid, or Beijing – If you have anything to share, do it!
Please, feel free to introduce yourself to me, and the Community. Submit your Video today.