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I was blogged forward by @Kristen Gentile http://scn.sap.com/community/about/blog/2012/08/20/blog-it-forward-krysten-gentile

My name is Greg Myers, and I am a Principal Technical Architect at EVtechnologies and an SAP Mentor. I specialize in SAP BusinessObjects architecture, sizing, performance, and administration. I also recently finished writing SAP BusinessObjects System Administration for SAP-PRESS. I’ve been working with BusinessObjects in some way, shape, or form for about 10 years now and I just don’t think there is any going back. 🙂

This picture was taken at EPCOT, shortly after the SAP BusinessObjects User Conference last year.

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Fun Fact:

When I’m not fixing broken technology, I enjoy working in my organic vegetable garden. I am into both “regular” composting and worm composting, and I get some of the biggest and tastiest vegetables imaginable. I have also, once, appeared as “Dark Elvis” whilst in Vegas at SAP TechEd.

What was your dream job as a kid?

I actually used to think I was going to make a living as an artist. I spent a lot of time in art class in middle and high school, and even spent my first year undergrad at the Maryland Institute, College of Art for Graphic Design. After a year at art school, though, I realized I hated it. The lack of right and wrong, everything being subjective really drove me bonkers. Information Technology ended up being a much better fit for me.


What is your favorite place in the world?

This is a trick question. I’m not sure I can pick just one. My favorite man-made wonder I have ever been to is Macchu Picchu in Peru. Scientists still don’t know how it was built without modern machinery. It defies words. My favorite natural wonder is the Grand Canyon in Arizona. I got to take the mule ride down as a young man, and the impression it left is indelible. My favorite city in the world is Paris, France. Food, wine, culture.


What was the most fun project you ever participated in and why?

I’d have to say that the most fun project I ever got to work on was our haphazard project at InnoJam at SAP TechEd on 2011. We weren’t going to compete at all, and just went to watch, but the gears started turning around the table, and before you know it, we had a project going. There was so much brain-power at our table, it was really the most fun “work” ever.


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  1. xMoshe Naveh (Old Acct)

    Thank you for a fascinating blog:)

    I also love organic farming.While I was traveling in Europe I worked in organic farming that in exchange fed me (organic food:)) and gave a place to sleep. I recently joined a center for urban organic farming in Tel Aviv which is very interesting.

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  2. Audrey Stevenson

    Hi there fellow organic veggie gardener! My husband and I have the pleasure of living just north of Petaluma, home to the Petaluma Seed Bank, and our summer garden is currently full of yummy things grown from those heirloom seeds, including a new (to us) variety of shoepeg corn, lemon cucumbers, and Petaluma Gold Rush beans. My colleagues in the Palo Alto office sometimes get to share some of the bounty.

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    1. Greg Myers Post author

      Hi Audrey, There’s something profoundly gratifying about getting one’s hands dirty in the garden after a day of pecking away on a keyboard, isn’t there? 🙂

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  3. Gali Kling Schneider

    Hey Greg! Finally getting around to reading some more BIF posts and loved yours, especially the viking image 😆

    Was great seeing you recently in LV, while there did you have a chance to visit the Grand Canyon again?

    I had the chance to see the Valley of Fire and it was stunning! Highly recommended.

    Gali

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    1. Greg Myers Post author

      It was great meeting you in person finally at TechEd LV! I did not get back to the Grand Canyon this time, but am working on a trip within the next year or so. My wife and daughter haven’t been yet, and I so much want to take them.

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  4. Suseelan Hari

    Hi Greg,

    I like the way you have expressed. Nice blog and Nice photo!

    Expression is awesome! I started laughing after seeing your expression.

    Nice blog and happy to read! All the best! 🙂

    Regards,

    Hari Suseelan

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