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You may have seen a blog or a tweet (or two) about the SAP Community Challenge (#SAPCC).  If not, feel free to read it here.

This challenge is so the SAP Community – as a whole – can raise money to support Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières).

Today, MSF provides independent, impartial assistance in more than 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters. MSF provides independent, impartial assistance to those most in need. MSF also reserves the right to speak out to bring attention to neglected crises, challenge inadequacies or abuse of the aid system, and to advocate for improved medical treatments and protocols.

A lot of great people have already committed to the challenge, or sponsored someone in it.

I wanted to let you all know the reasons why you should (and should not) participate in the challenge.

First, if you don’t:

10.  If we don’t achieve this goal, The specified item was not found. will get a military crew cut

9.  John Appleby will stop making American women swoon with his British charm.

8.  Mark Finnern will give up music

7.  Lana Del Ray will always be the entertainment at all SAPPHIRE and TechEd Events

6.  Your browser will always be as fast as loading iTunes

5.  Chip Rodgers‘s jacket will no longer get its own seat on major airlines

4.  Future TechEds will all be held in Topeka, Kansas.  Even the EMEA TechEds.

3.  If you don’t, James Oswald will stop drinking beer.

2. SAP will switch to using all special characters for transactions

1.  Hasso will never take you out sailing, ever

BUT, if you do participate:

10.  I will endorse you on LinkedIn

9.  Future Banes will have access to healthcare and the world will be a safer place

8.  HANA licenses will be discounted for participants by 99%

7.  Short dumps will actually be short

6.  You will achieve total clarity on all SAP Products and their direction

5.  He who must not be named doesn’t want the SAP Community to do something really cool

4.  All the cool kids are doing it

3.  You will always be able to find matching socks

2.  Free pony rides

1. We will know in our hearts that we have done something good

None of these claims are actually liable to come true – either the good ones or the bad ones.  Except for the very last one. That will definitely come true.

So visit the #SAPCC blog or go right to the Fundraiser page and make your contribution.  Oh, and one other thing that I can guarantee if you participate?  You will not regret it.


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  1. Steve Rumsby

    That list of good things that might happen was almost believable, apart from one. The claim that short dumps might actually become short. If you’d have left out that one you’d have fooled me completely…

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  2. Stephen Johannes

    What’s wrong with Teched in Topeka, KS?  I can drive there so it would be a lot easier for me 🙂 .  I think Lawerence, KS would have been more troubling, although Tammy would be happy.

    You should have added:

    “If you participate, all of your wildest dreams will come true”.  I heard it works really well

    Take care,

    Stephen

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      1. Susan Keohan Post author

        I can’t give out any secrets here, but if people want EMEA to be held in EMEA, they better start stepping up.

        BTW, all your wildest dreams will come true.

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    1. Susan Keohan Post author

      Dang!  All your wildest dreams will come true! 

      I have nothing against any place in Kansas, but I had to pick some location.  No matter which location I chose for all future TechEds to be, someone would have a problem.

      I am sorry about Kansas. 

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      1. Stephen Johannes

        Just for the record I live in Missouri and went to Mizzou so we reserve the right to talk about our border rivals!  That being some of us in the Midwest would love to see a major SAP event located in the midwest instead of out west or out east.  Perhaps Teched EMEA should be held in Chicago, IL instead 🙂 .

        Dang if only had some cool ninja skills and it would happen.

        🙂

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    1. Susan Keohan Post author

      Why thank you, Marius.  Did you have a favorite?

      (Mine was that all transaction codes will be special characters.  Imagine asking a user to go to transaction  *&*@@!)

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            1. Susan Keohan Post author

              So you’re going to do 500 burpees, or sponsor poor Clint to do 500 more? 

              Eh, either way, it’s all good.

              I really appreciate the support!

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