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Developers and TechEd stay in sync

Calling all Developers!

As I said in a previous blog post, for TechEd 2013 in Las Vegas & in Amsterdam, I will be the Social Ambassador for ‘Developers’. If you know me or have checked out my LinkedIn profile here, you would have seen that I have been a developer for 23 years now! Starting in Cobol, PowerBuilder, then touching a little bit on Java, before moving on to PocketBuilder… and finally to Mobile Technologies for the last 9 years. Now I am in SAP Developer Relations

That is a lot of change for me over 23 years, but I know that there are a number of things that stay the same for each and every developer. The need to…

  1. Stay current and informed – watch industry trends & keep familiar with the movers and shakers
  2. Stay educated – within your skills area and maybe to broaden your experience
  3. Stay innovative – think of yourself as a builder of solutions that make a difference. Solve problems
  4. Stay social – make time to meetup and network with other developers inside & outside of your company
  5. Stay fun – enjoy your projects! Do things a little different… maybe Design Thinking?

Even in the harder economic times that we are coming through, the above 5 points stay important and will benefit your companies also. So during each TechEd, there is a wealth of WorkShops, Mini-CodeJams, InnoJams, Demo rich lectures and Product Roadmap Q&A sessions to help you the developer tick each of those 5 points and stay in sync!

Whether your development skills lie in… Mobile, Cloud, Database & Technology, Analytics, Services, Partners, or you want to learn more about SAP technology to take back to the office… the best place to read all blogs & tweets, will be via the SAP TechEd page in SCN Events

You may also want to check out the Developer Survival Guide for TechEd Vegas, which has been blogged about by my colleague Helena Losada at

Also follow me on twitter @ithain

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      Author's profile photo Jitendra Kansal
      Jitendra Kansal

      Hi Ian,

      I have been constantly following your blogs. Above 5 tips will always be helpful for us especially who just started their career.

      Thanks for sharing.