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Midhun VP – SCN Member of the Month May 2014

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I interviewed Midhun VP on election day in Chennai, India. He was at home because his company gave the day off to its employees so that they could go and vote. And Midhun was kind enough to spend an hour of his free time with me. Talking to him reminded me of Jitendra, Member of the Month in February 2014. Both are young, promising SAP consultants working in India and they have a contagious smile. When Midhun told me how much he was passionate about SAP, his whole face lit up with an excitement that was very touching to see. It was too bad I was not recording this πŸ™

This passion is the reason why Midhun spends a lot of time on SCN. It’s easy to be good at what you do when you have so much fun doing it!


Interview video (6 minutes):


NamastΔ“* Midhun! Or should I call you VP? πŸ˜‰ 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)?

Namaste Laure! Of course you can call me VP too, but only my friends used to call me VP. I was born in Kerala, it is one of India’s most beautiful states – popularly known as God’s own country. I did my engineering degree in electronics and communication and have been working as an SAP Mobility Consultant since the beginning. I moved to Chennai for work and I work for TVS Infotech as an SAP Mobility Consultant. My expert area is the SAP Mobile Platform. Similar to other Enterprise Mobile Consultants I also have a larger dynamic skill set and I believe that I can learn a new technology in a week time. On SCN I am active in the SAP for Mobile and SAP Mobile Platform Developer Center spaces.

* “hello” in Hindi

In your Blog it Forward post, you said that you like to draw but “stopped drawing pictures and started drawing complex electronic circuits for [your] lab records”. Now I am curious, do you have a drawing you can share with us here on SCN?

Unfortunately, I don’t have those drawings with me right now, they are at home in Kerala. I stopped drawing pictures after my time in school. So I left all of my drawings at my home.

That’s too bad, but that’s what I thought. It was a long time ago (well, it’s all relative given your young age!).

It’s good to know though that our SCN members have hidden talents! There are photographers, singers, musicians, philanthropists, and I’m sure many more people with surprising talents.

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

I joined SCN in May 2012. In my early stage of career I faced a lot of issues during development, and SCN helped me a lot. I used to ask a lot of questions in SCN that were being answered by experts. Later, by understanding the importance of helping others I started answering questions and I became a big fan of SCN.

Can you tell us in which areas of SCN you are active in?

I am mainly active in the SAP for Mobile and SAP Mobile Platform Developer Center spaces. I am really passionate about SAP’s Mobile Solutions. Being active in these spaces is equal to updating my knowledge base.

How do you find the time to contribute on SCN?

Whenever I am in front of my system (most time) I make sure that I am logged into SCN and get a quick view on what’s new in my communications tab. But I answer a question or read a blog only when I get free time. And I choose to write blog posts on the weekend, it’s a longer thought process: I take notes throughout the week and when I am home on the weekend I can structure these thoughts in a post.

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?

Firstly, I would direct him to read and follow SCN’s Rules of Engagement. SCN is a great place to share knowledge and help each other. Being active in SCN will definitely pay off in some or other way. You learn by contributing, and the achievements you’ve made on SCN are a proof of your expertise.

Any particular contribution that you’re most proud of?
Yes, my blog on Mocana Mobile App Security was the first blog post on a solution from Mocana, and it got a lot of appreciation from SCN members. I used the trial and recorded the demo and reported on SCN. I then posted the link to my blog on LinkedIn and that’s how the company found out about my post and I got appreciation mails from Mocana Corporation for featuring their product. They provide a mobile application security solution and partnered with SAP. Their clients can use Mocana together with Afaria.

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

Ravi Sankar Venna for his motivational blogs on career, those can even make you a fan of SAP technologies. Especially for people like me who start their career.

David Brandow for his best technical answers in mobile space. He helped me a lot when I started with SAP. He answered with a lot of detail. It’s great that knowledged people like him answer your questions so quickly. In a way this also taught me how to answer questions with thought and details.

I know you attended SAP TechEd last year in Bangalore (2013). How was your experience? And was it the first time there?

It was my second time at SAP TechEd (I attended in 2012 too). For me it is a large amount of knowledge in few days. This year’s TechEd was special for me since I was recognized on stage for being a Topic Leader in the “SAP for Mobile” space.

These three days were very exciting: I was spending my time attending as many sessions as possible. It’s great to have the opportunity to learn about what’s coming up in the future as well as meet a lot of experts such as Thomas Jung. It was very nice to meet the “legend” and I have a picture of us on my SCN profile.

Oh, that’s him behind the beard!

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

Of course Android. I develop Android apps too. It is user friendly and developer friendly.

Are you on Twitter?

Yes, @midhunvptwit.

Every month, a member of the SAP Community Network is recognized for exemplary behavior: sharing knowledge with peers, being helpful and taking on additional tasks to support community engagement. See the list of previous SCN Members of the Month.

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      Author's profile photo Mahesh Chandra VVNS
      Mahesh Chandra VVNS

      Congrats midhun for MOM, keep up the good work

      Author's profile photo Midhun VP
      Midhun VP

      Thanks for your comments mahesh.

      Midhun VP

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Congrates midhun

      Author's profile photo Midhun VP
      Midhun VP

      Thanks kalpana.

      Midhun VP

      Author's profile photo Saravanan Chandrakumar
      Saravanan Chandrakumar

      Hey congrats Midhun, Nice to see hear about you after a while. Keep rocking!!!

      Author's profile photo Midhun VP
      Midhun VP

      Thank you Saravanan. Your comments are really appreciated.

      Midhun VP

      Author's profile photo Ashok Babu Kumili
      Ashok Babu Kumili

      Hello Midhun,

      Congrats....This is a brilliant way to go.



      Author's profile photo Midhun VP
      Midhun VP

      Thanks for your cheerful comments Ashok.

      Midhun VP

      Author's profile photo Thangam Perumal
      Thangam Perumal

      Congrats Midhun... U deserve it...

      Regards,

        Thangam.P

      Author's profile photo Midhun VP
      Midhun VP

      Thank you Thangam.

      Midhun VP

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Congrats! Midhun

      Author's profile photo Midhun VP
      Midhun VP

      Thank you Ravi.

      Midhun VP

      Author's profile photo Steffi Warnecke
      Steffi Warnecke

      What is this? I thought, I already answered here?! oO

      Well, better late than never, so: Congratulations, Midhun! I'm not really running around in the Mobile spaces, but I know your name and avatar from the community content, where you also participate with a clear voice and I find myself a lot of time agreeing with what you say. ^^

      I really liked this statement of yours:

      "Helping others in SCN to solve their issues is like a "hands on" that really helps you to become a quick troubleshooter at your work."

      Couldn't agree more (see, again! πŸ˜€ ).

      And to give my two cents to this:

      "I don't think there is a real meaning for my name, Mithun Chakravarthy was a famous film actor in Bollywood in 80s. My parents given me his name πŸ˜‰ ."

      He was a star and I guess so are you to your parents. So maybe there is a meaning after all. ^^

      Oh, and I'm curious about those old drawings of you, too! So don't forget them the next time you're visiting home. πŸ˜‰

      Regards,
      Steffi.

      Author's profile photo Siva kumar Devana
      Siva kumar Devana

      Hi Midhun,

      Congratulations. Hope you will be more and more enthusiastic in future also.

      Regards,

      Siva kumar.

      Author's profile photo Midhun VP
      Midhun VP

      Thanks Siva, for your encouraging words.

      Midhun VP

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Congrats Midhun VP for being member of the month.

      Regards

      Sada Bandla

      Author's profile photo Midhun VP
      Midhun VP

      Thank you Sada.

      Midhun VP

      Author's profile photo M. Stitselaar
      M. Stitselaar

      Congratulations Midhun, very good πŸ™‚


      Regards,

      Marco

      Author's profile photo Midhun VP
      Midhun VP

      Thank you M. Stitselaar.

      Midhun VP

      Author's profile photo Susmitha Susan Thomas
      Susmitha Susan Thomas

      Congrats Midhun! πŸ™‚

      Very happy to see this! Keep up the good work! πŸ™‚

      Author's profile photo Midhun VP
      Midhun VP

      Thanks for your comments Susmitha.

      Midhun VP

      Author's profile photo Faisal PC
      Faisal PC

      Congrats Midhun.....Happy to know that you are from Kerala...

      Thanks,

      Faisal

      Author's profile photo Midhun VP
      Midhun VP

      Thank you Faisal.

      Midhun VP

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Congrats Midhun..its great achivement....keep contributing πŸ™‚

      Author's profile photo Midhun VP
      Midhun VP

      Thanks for your comments Prasann.

      -Midhun VP

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Congrats Midhun VP ,

      Good to See you Midhun VP - SCN Member of the Month May 2014 πŸ™‚ ...

      Keep Rocking and Mobilize the World πŸ˜‰ .

      Author's profile photo Midhun VP
      Midhun VP

      Thanks for your cheerful comments Vamsi.

      -Midhun VP

      Author's profile photo Krishnakant Joshi
      Krishnakant Joshi

      Many Congratulations πŸ™‚

      Author's profile photo Midhun VP
      Midhun VP

      Thank you Krishnakanth.

      -Midhun VP

      Author's profile photo Shabeer Mohammed
      Shabeer Mohammed

      Congrats Midhun, Hope we can work together again πŸ™‚


      Regards,

      Shabeer

      Author's profile photo Midhun VP
      Midhun VP

      Thanks Shabeer. Of course we would together again, it was a great time working with you. Thanks again.

      Midhun VP

      Author's profile photo Monikandan Panneerselvam
      Monikandan Panneerselvam

      Congrats Midhun go ahead

      Best Regards,

      Monikandan

      Author's profile photo Midhun VP
      Midhun VP

      Thank you Moni.

      Midhun VP

      Author's profile photo Uday Kumar Kanike
      Uday Kumar Kanike

      Congrats..!

      Author's profile photo Midhun VP
      Midhun VP

      Thank you Uday.

      Midhun VP

      Author's profile photo DineshKumar R
      DineshKumar R

      Congrats Midhun πŸ™‚

      Author's profile photo Midhun VP
      Midhun VP

      Thanks DINESHKUMAR πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Midhun VP

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Midhun Congrats

      Your interview was awesome ,and your blog was informative

      all the best , keep going

      Regards

      Yuvaraj πŸ™‚

      Author's profile photo Midhun VP
      Midhun VP

      Thanks for your comments yuvaraj.

      Midhun VP

      Author's profile photo Arun Santhanam
      Arun Santhanam

      Congrtz midhun.

      Regards

      -Arun

      Author's profile photo Midhun VP
      Midhun VP

      Thanks Arun.

      Midhun VP

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Congrats Mr.Midhun for being member of this month and keep contribute...

      Author's profile photo Midhun VP
      Midhun VP

      Thanks Krishna.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Congrats Midhun . .  . Bit ( 30days πŸ™‚ ) late in congratulating . . .  .......

      Author's profile photo Midhun VP
      Midhun VP

      Thanks Dinesh. I appreciated your comments πŸ™‚

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Midhun,

      Congrats...!!!!!! and wish you a great future ahead in SAP Mobility...and make the revolution in this much needed area... also be proud as a colleague.... πŸ™‚

      Regards

      Arun

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      congrats Midhun.

      Kind Regards

      Rajasekaran

      Author's profile photo Vasu Kesiraju
      Vasu Kesiraju

      Brilliant ! Gald to know you and welcome to SAP πŸ™‚

      Author's profile photo Prashanth konduru
      Prashanth konduru

      Congrats Midhun for being SCN member of the month of May 2014.

      All the best for your future... πŸ™‚

      Regards

      KP