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Martin Voros – SCN Member of the Month April 2014

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Martin Voros is a consultant with expertise in ABAP and Security, and I think that, like our two previous Members of the Month, he’s younger than me. But I didn’t ask, I know better ๐Ÿ˜‰ I am recognizing him this month for his contributions in the Security discussion forums and his polite way of interacting with fellow SCN members. I was also told that he also helps SAP improve its software by contributing to SAP Notes, so he’s precious!

Ahoj* Martin! Can you tell us a bit about yourself, where you live, who you work for, and other things you would like to share with the community (hobbies, fun facts)?

I was born in Bratislava, Slovakia. Voros is not the exact spelling of my name, and it’s not even a Slovakian name, it’s Hungarian. I moved to Australia early 2008 for work and since then have not cared how people write or pronounce my name. Even back in Slovakia people didn’t get the pronunciation right. I’ve been in Sydney for 6 years now. I work as a technical consultant for Ciber Australia. Before that, I worked at HCL Axion. I got there via multiple acquisitions: My first employer in Australia was Consulting Principles, they got acquired by Axon who then got acquired by HCL.

I studied computing science in my home country and have been working with SAP since the beginning. In my third or fourth year in university I received an offer from a company who was hiring people with no prior SAP experience. I joined their team, attended a 2-day SAP bootcamp and then started learning on the job! My main areas of expertise are ABAP and security. On SCN I’m mainly active in the Security space. In the ABAP space there’s too much going on and sometimes too much noise ๐Ÿ˜‰

* “Hello” in Slovakian. Pronounced [ah-hoy]

When did you become a member of SCN and what brought you to this community?

I think I joined during my first week on the job. I was new in the SAP area and had a lot of questions, but I couldn’t always ask the experienced guys in the office! So I used Google, ended up on SCN and joined the community – it was SDN back then. I never asked questions at the time, never had to since you can find most of the answers on Google. And actually I wonder why people ask the same questions again and again in the forums, because they would get a much faster answer if they used Google!

Note from Laure: Exactly! That last sentence should be framed on all SCN pages ๐Ÿ˜‰

How do you find the time to contribute on SCN?

I like to spend time on SCN when there is a downtime at work. It’s good to proactively read what’s going on in your field of interest, and of course help whenever you can. Sometimes I read something and then one or two weeks later I get the same issue and know what to do. It’s very easy to learn step by step.

You don’t have many badges on SCN – no offense! Is it because you’re not particularly interested in the gamification side of SCN?

I don’t think black and white about the point and badge system, I have nothing against it but it doesn’t motivate me to contribute either. I’m not particularly motivated to complete missions on SCN. I don’t write blogs very often, but when I do it it’s because I feel like sharing something specific. Some kind of point system is important though to motivate people in general and also from a reputation perspective. In my opinion, people’s status in the community is key information to decide if you should trust someone’s content.

I wish though that we could have a better forum system, e.g. the functionality I’m missing most is the ability to see answers pop up as you start writing a question you want to post. Before you post it you realize you can already get what you need. Also, in the ABAP space there’s a lot of noise, so some kind of mechanism to filter through the noise would be necessary, and the good content should be promoted.

If a new member came to you and asked for your advice on how to be an active and respected member of SCN, what would you say?

Contributing is definitely a good investment of your free time. It pays back because you learn so much on the way. Writing something helps you organize your thoughts and structure your knowledge. It’s not an easy task, but you don’t even need to publish your content to reap the benefits of the exercise.

Any particular blog post of yours that you like?
Yes, Useless Comments is my favorite blog post because it was easy to write, I had the thoughts in my mind for a long time. And the title is funny – it’s a allusion to the fact that in Australia we don’t bake cookies, we bake biscuits ๐Ÿ™‚

And by the way, once or twice a month I get emails from people who read my blogs and want to ask follow-up questions. They saw my email address in my profile and just reach out, and I’m happy to help them. So fill out the email address field in your profile and make it visible to everyone! Sometimes I even get an offer to do some development work!

Is there an SCN member you admire (OK… you can name a few)? And for what reason?

Julius von dem Bussche is a very good moderator of the Security area, he keeps it very clean.

There’s other people that I appreciate but I don’t want to miss anyone…   But since you are asking I will give you two more names: Alex Ayers and Frank Buchholz.

Easy question: Mac/iOS or Windows? Or Android?

I don’t care. I have a Windows laptop and Android phone. No strong feeling to any brand.

Are you on Twitter?

Nope. I’m not much into social networks.

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      Author's profile photo Ravi Ekambaram
      Ravi Ekambaram

      Congratulations! Martin Voros

      Your answers are pretty straight forward.. like it ๐Ÿ™‚

      Author's profile photo Martin Maruskin
      Martin Maruskin

      Great to see someone from Slovakia here! Congrats Martin!

      cheers

      m./

      Author's profile photo Otto Gold
      Otto Gold

      Haven't seen you around for a long time, Martin ๐Ÿ™‚ Probably my fault ๐Ÿ™‚ Alles ok?

      Author's profile photo Martin Maruskin
      Martin Maruskin

      hi Otto,

      well I've been quite busy lately, still trying to catch up with a lot of new features here at SCN. How it is going at your end? Need to write you an e-mial ๐Ÿ™‚

      cheers

      m./

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Congrats Martin!!!!!!!!

      With regards

      Diwakar reddy

      Author's profile photo Steffi Warnecke
      Steffi Warnecke

      Congratulations, Martin! You seem pretty down to earth and straight forward, like Ravi said. I'm a big fan of that. Welcome to the MotM-club. ^^

      Also great to meet another on-the-job-learner. It looks like you went a similiar way like myself. Only to the east and another area. *g*

      But one thing still haunts my mind now: how is your name spelled and pronounced correctly? ๐Ÿ˜€

      Regards,

      Steffi.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thanks for the kudos and well done for being recognized for your super contributions!

      The "Useless comments" is excellent. I actually laughed a lot, also because I was expecting a rant about the comments on SCN when one still got points for them. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

      Now that I can eliminate Maori or Klingon origins of the interesting name, I am also interested in how to pronounce and spell it correctly?  ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Cheers,

      Julius

      Author's profile photo Martin Voros
      Martin Voros

      It actually means red (dark red) in Hungarian. Hence you can here it pronounced properly on this page.

      SZTAKI Szótár | hungarian - english translation: vörös | magyar, angol, német, francia, olasz, lengyel, holland, bolgár…

      But even my family does not pronounce it like that cause none of us speak Hungarian.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      I will default back to the sound of a Klingon sword being drawn by a Maori with the end touch of it bouncing off R2D2's helmet... ๐Ÿ™‚

      I always read your posts. Super stuff!

      Cheers,

      Julius

      Author's profile photo Kiran Kumar Valluru
      Kiran Kumar Valluru

      Congrats Martin Voros for being SCN Member of Month ๐Ÿ™‚ . Good to know about you and liked your straight forward answers. 

      @Laure: A pretty nice and simple interview.

      Best Regards,

      Kiran

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Congratulations Martin Voros for being MoM.

      Good to know you ๐Ÿ™‚

      Regards

      Sudhir Sadhu

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Facts are straight ... Great achievement and keep it up.

      Regards,

      Reddy

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi,

      five star comments for being straight forward and commented as

      Nope. I’m not much into social networks.

      Congrates for the MoM,

      Best Regards,

      Devendra

      Author's profile photo Alex Ayers
      Alex Ayers

      Congrats Martin!

      Thanks for the mention, I am certainly in hallowed company!

      Author's profile photo Florian Henninger
      Florian Henninger

      Hi Martin,

      congrats Martin, nice to read through, and a additional information to your answer.

      I wish though that we could have a better forum system, e.g. the functionality I'm missing most is the ability to see answers pop up as you start writing a question you want to post.

      Here you can promote my idea about exact that function:

      Clue while posting and creating questions and answers : View Idea

      ~Florian

      Author's profile photo Dibyendu Patra
      Dibyendu Patra

      Congrats Martin for the great achievement..

      Now you are very special member in SCN.

      Give us party please...

      Regards

      Dev

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Congrats  ๐Ÿ™‚

      Author's profile photo Otto Gold
      Otto Gold

      Full respect Martin. Did I know you were Slovak? Did you know I am Czech? ๐Ÿ™‚

      Author's profile photo Martin Voros
      Martin Voros

      Sure, I did.

      Author's profile photo Jรผrgen L
      Jรผrgen L

      Such blogs should have the option to rate the blog and and the answers of featured person.

      Well chosen , well written, well answered . Congratulation both of you

      Author's profile photo Martin Voros
      Martin Voros

      Thanks all for kind words.

      Cheers

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Congrats!!

      Author's profile photo Marssel Vilaรงa
      Marssel Vilaรงa

      Congratulations Martin! ๐Ÿ˜€

      Author's profile photo R Sampath Kumar
      R Sampath Kumar

      congrats.....!!!!!!!!

      Author's profile photo Chandra Shekhar Agarwal
      Chandra Shekhar Agarwal

      Congratulations Martin Voros.. After reading some small details about you looks like very down to earth and straight forward.. Well deserving ..

      Thanks Laure for such great selection ๐Ÿ™‚ ..

      Author's profile photo Vinay Kumar Dalapathirao
      Vinay Kumar Dalapathirao

      Congratulations Martin Voros

      I like your and simple and straight answers.

      I read you blog 'useless comments'.

      Before reading this blog I thought u discussed about funny comments in SCN.

      After reading the first lines of blog then I have understood u r telling about ABAP comments.

      I wish you ALL THE BEST for your rest of carrier.

      Regards,

      Vinay D

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Conratulations... I really like the way you answer. Straight from the heart!

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Congratulations

      Author's profile photo Santhosh Kumar A
      Santhosh Kumar A

      Hi Martin,

      Congratulations............

      Author's profile photo Vijay Chandra.R
      Vijay Chandra.R

      Congrats Martin...

      Author's profile photo Remi Kaimal B
      Remi Kaimal B

      Congratulations, Martin.

      Author's profile photo ' MoazzaM '
      ' MoazzaM '

      Congrats Martin and Keep up this spirit.

      Thank$

      Author's profile photo Siva kumar Devana
      Siva kumar Devana

      Congratulations Martin.

      It will boost your motivation. keep it up.

      Regards,

      siva kumar.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      gratulujem Martin,

      Impressed by your simpicity.Keep rocking.

      Regards,

      Rashmith

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Congratulations Martin Voros on being Member of the month. Your interview was quick and tothepoint without allowing any space for "Useless comments" ๐Ÿ˜›

      Good job Laure Cetin

      Author's profile photo Mohan krishna
      Mohan krishna

      Congrats Martin for the great achievement..

      Now you are very special member in SCN

      Regards,

      Mohana.

      Author's profile photo Uday Kumar Kanike
      Uday Kumar Kanike

      Congrats Martin!

      Author's profile photo Graham Robinson
      Graham Robinson

      Congratulation mate

      Author's profile photo prakasareddy konda
      prakasareddy konda

      Congratulations Martin.... ๐Ÿ™‚

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Congratulations Martin.