Recently my good friend, fellow ASUG Volunteer and SAP Mentor, Sue Keohan, challenged me to a fundraising contest to celebrate our shared birthday, August 10th. I answered her challenge, but so far, Sue is beating the stuffing out of me.
The challenge benefits Doctors Without Borders, so really, it doesn’t matter which team wins because the charity wins no matter what.
But as the challenge enters its final 10 days, let me pose this question to you. Should you back Sue’s team, or my team, Team 42?
Sue would have you think that her team is the righteous cause for several reasons. I tend to disagree. Sue herself says that substance beats “flash”, so I pose this to my friend Sue, and to the SCN at large as you make your team choices.
All of us have birthdays. Sue and I share the same one, August 10th, which is how this whole drive began. Several of them are milestone birthdays that we give special fanfare to. Almost two years ago, I hit the milestone birthday of 40 years. That’s a big one, especially working in the IT industry, as now I’m somewhere between a dinosaur and a fossil. And how did I choose to spend my milestone 40th birthday? I spent it with the SCN. I helped to organize and then gave a presentation at SAP Inside Track Newtown Square. I chose to spend it doing what I love, sharing my knowledge with the SAP Community.
So I’ll ask you, dear reader, which team would you really want to back in this contest to raise funds for a noble cause? The team that plays dirty tricks to get sympathy donations 🙁 ?
— SCN Epic Birthday (@SCN_EBS) July 22, 2014
Or a team that is truly dedicated to the core of what it means to be a member of the SCN 🙂 ? As Sue has told me several times, substance beats flash.