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Blog it Forward – Caetano Almeida

Hi folks!

I was blogged by my colleague Pedro Freitas (Blog It Forward – Pedro Freitas) and I’m here today to accept this challenge and create my own BIF blog, talking a little bit about myself. You can find more information about this challed on the blog Blog It Forward Community Challenge and add your name into the Blog It Forward (BIF) Chain if you want to join it.


My name is Caetano Schlabitz de Almeida and I’m 31 years old. My middle name is German, from my mothers family and my last name is Portuguese, from my fathers family. Besides that, I have french and Indian (native brazilians indians, not from the coutry India) ancestors, that means, just like most of the brazilian people I’m a mix of many different cultures.


I was born in Porto Alegre, but I live now in São Leopoldo. Both cities are located in the south of Brazil and they are quite different to the Brazil that you are probably used to see on TV (I’ll come back to this later).

I’m a Computer Engineer, married and I have a 3 year old daughter.


I work with SAP for 8 years and at SAP for 5 years. I joined SAP in september 14 together with Pedro, who invited me to this challenge. Currently I work with the component PP – Production Planning and Control and I’m Nexus of the component PP-MRP. It means that I’m an expert in PP-MRP and I help another colleagues with training and in the more complex issues.

I’m also a moderator of the SAP ERP Manufacturing – Production Planning (SAP PP) space in SCN and I’m very active on this space.

Fun fact of my Country

I have already mentioned that the cities where I was born and where I live are very different to the rest of Brazil. In fact, my home land is so different to the rest of Brazil that the state where I live is called Rio Grande do Sul (it means Big River from the South in english) once tried to become independent. There was a long war called Revolução Farroupilha (Ragamuffin War) and a republic was even founded. Below you can see the flag and the coat of arms of this republic.

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This war lasted 10 years, from September 20, 1835 to March 1, 1845 and at the end Rio Grande do Sul become part of Brazil again. We celebrate this revolution every year on September 20 and there is even a local holiday.

Fun fact about me

A fun fact about me is that (as you could see above) I love history. I have almost studied History instead of Computer Engineering in college and I love to read history and war related books. I have also traveled to many historical places and below there is a picture of me in from of a German bunker, taken on Normandy, in France, where the allied troops landed on the d-day during the second world war.


Questions asked by pedro

Which 5 things do you absolutely want to achieve in life?

  • Travel a lot! I want to know at least the 5 continents.
  • Have another child.
  • Study history.
  • Learn Photography.
  • Live abroad again

If you were given by your work a full day every week to do whatever you feel like, what would it be?

  • Iwould probably go to a park or somewhere with lots of trees and green to play with my daughter.

If you were not in your current position, what/where would you be and why?

  • I would probably be teaching history.

Answer to the 3 optional questions (2 from BIF and another one made by myself)

If you were 20 again, what would you study?

  • If you read the whole blog, you already know the answer.

What do you enjoy most in your work and why?

  • The fact that I can share my knowledge and help people. It’s very nice to see someone happy when I help him to solve an issue

What is your favourit musician/band?

  • The Allman Brothers Band

Blogging it Forward

I’d like to blog it forward to the following people:

Raphael da Silva

Georgia Vanin

Gabriella Gogl-Gyorgy

Natalia Machado

Alexander Teslyuk

Marcelo Pacheco

Ricardo Dias

Rachel Tang

Maria Nunez

Rodrigo Guerra

Nancy Guo

Mariano Cabalen

Camila Blume Zilles

Tiago Furlanetto

Please aswer the same three optional questions that I have answered.

Best regards

Caetano Almeida

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